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Uros IslandsUros Islands

The floating islands of the Uros are built of interwoven layers of reeds one on top of the other. The reeds are of great importance to the Uros, they also use them for food, as medicine, for handicrafts, as fuel for cooking, for building dwellings, rafts and boats. The unique life form of the Uros and their artificial islands are a major attraction for tourists from all over the world. The Uros are descendants of a culture that had its origins before the Incas. At present, language and customs are largely adapted to neighboring Aymaras.

Uros IslandsPopulation

About 2000.

Geographical location

7 km east of Puno in Lake Titicaca.

 

Altitude

3810 m.


Extension

About 80 artificial islands.

Climate

Average temperature

January: 9,8 C, February: 9.8 C, March: 9,7 C, April: 8,6 C, May: 6,6 C, June: 4,9 C, July: 4,7 C, August: 5,9 C, September: 7,9 C, October: 9,2 C, November: 9,9 C, December: 10,0 C.

 

Average high and low temperature

January: 16,5 C / 3,9 C, February: 16,6 C / 4,0 C, March: 16,7 C / 3,6 C, April: 16,9 C / 1,5 C, May: 16,5 C / –1,9 C, June: 15,6 C / –4,6 C, July: 15,6 C / –5,2 C, August: 16,5 C / –3,5 C, September: 17,2 C / –0,4 C, October: 18,1 C / 1,1 C, November: 18,4 C / 2,2 C, December: 17,5 C / 3,3 C. 

 

Average rainfall

January: 192,4 mm, February: 164,6 mm, March: 153,2 mm, April: 60,0 mm, May: 21,6 mm, June: 4,3 mm, July: 5,0 mm, August: 12,6 mm, September: 49,1 mm, October: 48,1 mm, November: 67,8 mm, December: 136,9 mm.

 

Average relative humidity

January: 67,4%, February: 70,0%, March: 69,0%, April: 60,9%, May: 51,8%, June: 46,5%, July: 48,2%, August: 51,5%, September: 53,1%, October: 52,4%, November: 52,7%, December: 60,9%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.

Photo: ANDINA.



Travel programs:
Uros Islands   PTW-PUN003

Island of Uros and Taquile 

1 day

Boat trip to the floating islands of the Uros and visit to the island of Taquile, characterized by the spectacular landscape and whose inhabitants still cling to the ancient traditions. 

Lake Titicaca PTW-PUN004

Island of Uros, Amantani and Taquile 

2 days / 1 night

Boat trip to the floating islands of the Uros. Continue to Amantani Island. Overnight on Amantani. Drive to the island of Taquile.

     










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