After enjoying the stunning scenery around the high altitude
lake, the floating islands of the Uros, (a small tribe,) is a
fascinating excursion. The islands themselves are constructed from
the tortura reed found in abundance in Lake Titicaca. The Uros'
homes and boats are also of tortura, and their entire lives revolve
around their famed reed-weaving
On the island of Taquile, located an hour or so away,
inhabitants dress in homemade traditional colorful clothing - men
in elegant waistcoats and floppy knit caps; women in layered skirts
and embroidered blouses. Quechua is their language and they
maintain a very individual, proud and independent lifestyle. This
beautiful island setting holds several terraced hillsides of Inca
ruins which you are free to explore.