Uro People And The 44 Totora Islands

Uro People And The 44 Totora Islands

Titicaca is the largest lake in South America by volume of water, but it is most famous for the Uros people that live on a group of 44 artificial islands made of floating totora reeds. The Uros are a pre-Incan people and the reed islands they live on have become a major tourist attraction for Peru. Take a guided tour to discover this incredible people and their unbelievable floating islands.

According to local legends, the Uros used to say that they had black blood because they did not feel the cold, and they started building artificial islands as part of their defense strategy. However, the reed is still also used by Uros as medicine and a source of food.