What if your home was made entirely from the reed of totora – can you imagine? The Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca are completely man-made structures, and their inhabitants, the Uros, continue to maintain them as they have since pre-Columbian times, using totora reeds from the lake to build not only the islands, but also their houses.
Thanks to our small group size, you’ll cruise the world’s highest navigable lake, and get a close-up look at what life is like for the Uros people who live on its waters. Meet the locals and learn how the totora is a central part of their diet and health, from preventing enlargement of the thyroid to relieving a hangover. And surprisingly, humans are not the only residents on these anchored isles. However, the cats are not for petting nor the birds for watching, rather these creatures are used to eradicate pests and provide food.
- Discovery Tours by Gate1 Travel
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