An unforgettable trip to South America would leave all your doubts about an extreme adventure in a box with unique experiences and other such sensations. And while for some it is a journey, for others it is undoubtedly a desire for life.

Cane Islands

Photo by Jenny Mealing

Our special offer this time around is perhaps one of the most extreme and exciting places - Lake Titicaca, located over 3800 meters above sea level and still retaining its identity, the Uros tribe.

The local Uros tribe

photo: Jenny Mealing

Breathing is difficult here, but in specially built holiday homes, you will feel completely safe. In fact, this is the main reason for these islands to be created in the middle of the lake. You will become numb when you step on the straw and see how people live with their entire family on the reed islands they make. Thus, around the 500 people of the Uros tribe, they live completely in harmony with the authentic and traditional way of life away from enemies.

photo: Jenny Mealing

photo: Jenny Mealing

People have thought of everything involving two schools, with one teaching fully traditional education. You will be surprised to see TVs and electrical appliances, but the Uros tribe has adopted some discoveries of modern society - solar panels. Thanks to their electricity, the largest of the islands for several hours, you can listen to the local radio.

The Urosh tribe

photo: Jenny Mealing

Maybe you would ask yourself how to cook in these cane houses without burning them. The people of the tribe line stones at about 2 meters high, and at the top of them fire is lit. They feed mainly on fish and birds, and cane is used for medicinal applications since it is rich in iodine. It is also thought about the common human need for nature. You catch the first boat and head to the specially designed smaller islands to ease up.

photo: Jenny Mealing

photo: Jenny Mealing

The thickness of the island should be at least a few meters in order to support the structures on them. And although they are not made as carefully as their boats, people are making every effort to keep the islands liveable. To do this, they replace the reed with a new 4 once a year, and sometimes more often if there is more rainfall. All the work is worth it because the islands have a "life" of at least 30 years.

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