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Who hasn’t dreamt at one time or another of living on a boat? Along with treehouses, floating houses hold a special place in the human imagination. The Uros people of Lake Titicaca take this dream and push it a little further: They have created their own floating reed islands that house their villages.

According to Uros tradition, they predated all other humans here and lived here even before the birth of the Sun itself on Isla del Sol. Also according to tradition, the Uros have black blood which protects them from the cold and from drowning. While the blood story may not be true, the Uros do have an incredible tolerance to cold, since the dried reeds that make up their homes don’t allow them to heat their houses due to the risk of fire.

The construction of the reed islands are true feat, as new reeds must be constantly added to the top to replace ones on the bottom that have dissolved into the water. Reed houses, stone stoves and fireplaces, and watchtowers all have to be supported by the island, as well as the weight of the residents and any possessions or animals they own. The reeds can also be eaten as a natural iodine supplement.

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Sillustani is a pre-Incan site that consists of a group of huge cylindrical tombs. The towers of Sillustani are the most impressive of the burial towers constructed by the Colla people. They are distinctive because the Colla used brick-like rectangular edges, in contrast with the Inca who used stones of varying shapes.

The Colla, who were later incorporated into the Inca empire, constructed the towers to bury their nobility. The carefully carved stones are adorned with complicated carvings, some of which project out from the surface of the piece. It is important to also note that the openings in the tombs face east, where it was believed that the sun was reborn by “Pachamama,” or Mother Earth, each day.

At one end of the hill stands the tallest of the towers at 40 feet (12 m). From here you can enjoy views of Puno; on the other side it’s possible to see smaller towers set against the backdrop of Lake Umayo. Unfortunately, many of the tombs have been pillaged by grave robbers, while others were left unfinished by the original builders.

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  • star rating  A really rewarding trip from start to end with Planet Odysseys. They are really different than others. Everything was very much hassle free, from booking to travelling. The guide was... read more

    March 11, 2022

    star rating  This was a dream come true. The tur was very well organised and the pre tour communication was very helpful and prmpt. Amantani island home stay was exceptional, we had... read more

    August 31, 2022

    star rating  Due to COVID, the tour was switched to Amantani, which is fine. However, I was charged $20 more for that and was informed only after the fact. The Uros... read more

    Brittany H
    January 1, 2021

    star rating  This is such a beautiful, eye opening trip. I strongly recommend going, but make sure to bring sunscreen and a hat! The Peruvian sun is no joke!

    June 21, 2022
  • star rating  A perfect mix of culture and nature. The trip was very well organised and everything was exceptional. On the first night of the tour they gathered at a local community... read more

    July 21, 2022

    star rating  The perfect tour to the two islands on Lake Titicaca. I had many pre tour questions which were responded promptly and helpfully. The tour experience was exceptional. I can highly... read more

    March 24, 2022

    star rating  I have no words to express my words they are THE BEST. Everything was perfectly organised and they took exceptional care in making ht etrip a pleasant one. From transport... read more

    March 18, 2022

    star rating  Everything about the tour company and this your was positive. I totally. Enjoyed every moment of this trip and I want to thank Nancy especially for being sokind

    Bella Q
    March 7, 2020
  • star rating  A very merry experience on my full day Lake Titicaca Trip with Planet Odysseys. It was worth every cent i paid.

    After booking the tour, the night before... read more

    December 23, 2021

    star rating  Spectacular tour. We had an amazing time with them. They were very accurate with informations and very helpful and quick to assist from start. We will surely reccomend them to... read more

    Delia D
    August 1, 2022

    star rating  A very professional tour company with friendl and helpful people. They were very prompt to address to all query. Ricardo was our guide and was very nice in explaining things.... read more

    September 14, 2022

    star rating  Quite a distinct trip visiting the two remote islands which are different from each other even if they are closer. Planet Odysseys were very nprofessionals from start they were very... read more

    February 11, 2022

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