The floating islands of Lake Titicaca are definitely a sight to be seen. The locals of Isla Uros built their islands using reeds and dirt and holy crap it take a lot of work. The concept is fairly simple (dirt bottom layer and then criss-crossing layers of reeds stacked one atop another) but they have to continually maintain their islands and every twenty years or so build brand new ones. It makes you wonder why they do it (spoiler: the answer likely largely has to do with tourism).
30 soles for the tour.
|9:10AM||In our shuttle from Hostal Margarita.|
|9:34AM||On the boat!|
|9:40AM||On our way.|
|10:10AM||At the islands.|
|11:01AM||On a local boat getting rowed around the islands for 10 soles each.|
|11:39AM||On our way back.|
This is a model of the islands and how they’re structured.
The locals eat this part of the reed by peeling it and chewing the center.
These boats largely made of reeds and wood are capable of transporting 30 people.