Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Experience a way of living like nothing you have ever known. The Uros tribe inhabits more than 70 man-made islands of living reeds that float in this lake. Their civilization dates back further than the Incas and they survive by hunting, fishing and selling crafts made from reeds to tourists. Their homes, boats and furniture are all made from the totora reed. If you are lucky enough to visit during a holiday celebration, you will see the re-enactment of an ancient, local legend of how gods emerged from the lake and told the people to build a temple to the sun god on the lake. And, that was the beginning of the floating islands of Lake Titicaca.

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