An amazing experience! Abraham Victor and Christina are 3 of the kindest most caring hosts we have ever met. They have turned their floating island into a place one can have a beautiful time with king beds, private bathrooms and amazing views. Victor took us out on an authentic boat and showed us the traditional activities of the island people like fishing and the collecting of the reeds! Christina showed us the traditional clothes of the people and brought us special hot water bottles for the bed so that it can be warm and cozy during the night! Abraham prepared our food which was tasty and authentic. Just an amazing experience overall.
The whole experience was very wonderful. You are picked up from your hotel in Puno and get taken to the island in a small motorboat. Christina, Victor and Habraham are the most genuine and amazing hosts. To really experience authentic island life, you should at least stay 1 night with them. The rooms are very beautifully decorated with magnificent views on the lake. The meals included are very fresh and delicious! On the last morning we were able to go fishing with Victor and learned a lot about their local culture. 100% recommend!
Our stay at this wonderfully unique homestay is something we will remember for a long long time. Habraham, Christina and Victor took great care of us, served great food and gave us an authentic view of their every day life. A warm recommendation for those on the hunt for the local Peru that have a few days to spare just for relaxing with an amazing view.
Momma Cristina, Victor, and their son-in-law Habraham were fantastic. My fiance and I went to the Uros Khantati island to celebrate my birthday and it was honestly the best experience I've had. We travel a lot and there was nothing like staying two nights on the Khantati island. The food was amazing, I'm still dreaming about the soup! haha We learned how they make and maintain the island, how they catch fish, and tried on their native wardrobe. I cant say enough good things about this place. We truly felt like part of the family for a few days and would love to come back. I did a lot of research on options of where to stay on Lake Titicaca and if you're looking for an authentic experience, I highly recommend Uros Khantati! Thank you Momma Cristina, Victor and, Habraham.
Great place! The family has built a beautiful island with superb rooms. Food is good and Viktor (“padre de la familia”) takes you on a tranquilo tour to really explain the reed islands to you. Cat lovers will very much enjoy the company of gatitas Mishka and Luna :) Best is to contact them directly: Email: email@example.com Cell: 951 695 121
You Are bring picked up by a boat and brought to the Islands ... they welcome you with a smile and shaming hands when they help you ashore. It starts with an explanation in Spanish how they built the isles ... that part is interesting. Then you are divided into small groups and you have to sit for 43 seconds in their house. They show you what they want to sell you. You go out and they tell you a story about the medicines they need for their children ... they try to sell you staff in a way that it feels awkward not to buy something. After that you are brought on a selfbuilt boat ( you have to pay 10 soles ) you drift for a while and children of 3-7 are running the boat. They are singing and force you afterwards to give money ... they start crying if you don’t Then you are brought to another part of the isle where you have to visit more stops and where you can get a stamp in your passport. We were all glad we left. …
We had a great time staying with Cristina and Victor on their island. The whole experience was very relaxing and a perfect break from the high energy hiking or touring of cities. The accommodations were very clean and well decorated. They have very good english skills and are great hosts. We got to learn about their lifestyle of collecting reeds and fishing, and they have canoes available to take out yourself on the lake. I would highly recommend doing an overnight stay with them as opposed to a short tour on some of the other floating islands. Btw there are some beautiful crafts for sale, so make sure to bring money if you are interested.
My husband & I recently stayed at Uros Khantati on Lake Titicaca for one night. We were picked up at our hotel & transported out to the island (& vice versa). We were greeted by the warm & wonderful, Senora Christina, who made us feel very welcome. Our room was very comfortable (a huge king sized bed with a beautiful view & private en suite). Our day was very relaxing & we enjoyed learning about the Uros people & their customs from Christina’s partner, Senor Victor. Christina cooked us three sumptuous meals & made sure to add hot water bottles to our bed so that we were very toasty (the rooms have no heat so come prepared with warm clothing). We had such a wonderful experience at Uros Khantati & would highly recommend it to anyone looking to visit the Uros Islands.
We stayed overnight on Uros Khantati which is anchored by 12 thick ropes to make sure that we did not float overnight to Bolivia! Victor collected us by boat from Puno and gave us a tour around the islands in his reed boat with quite good explanations in English. We were the only couple on Khantati where we enjoyed sumptuous meals cooked by Victor's wife Cristina(lunch on arrival and dinner; breakfast the next morning). The island is small and there is little to do although Cristina(what a character!)provided some cards and board games in the restaurant hut. A word of warning. Although the accommodation is very comfortable, there is no heating so we were glad that we took thermals, jumpers, gloves, scarves and beanies. Also, we could not get the shower to work in the morning and there was no instruction. Another warning, Cristina got us to dress up in national costume for a photo shoot but then led us to another hut to do some 'shopping'. It was not a hard sell but pressure is felt so we bought a table runner to keep the smiles on faces! Upon departure, Victor takes you back to the Puno mainland or can connect you with another island tour. Overall this is not cheap but you get to experience floating island life with peace and quiet and a long way from the crush of the day trippers in the main cluster of floating islands. Well worth considering if you have the time. …
Our stay on Isla Khantati started with a taxi pickup from our hotel, followed by a short motor boat ride to the island. We were amazed at how spacious, well equipped and beautifully decorated the bungalows were... and best of all was the stunning views, watching ducks dive in and out of the reed beds. The pace on the island is very relaxed, so we had plenty of time to chill out on one of the sun decks, before and after Cristina served up a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon Victor took us for a ride on his reed boat and provided some in depth background to the workings of the island... and fetched in his catch for the day from his fishing net. We then had the opportunity to dress up in traditional costume and were shown some of the craftwork they produce and sell on the island. A tasty dinner and breakfast is also supplied and return journey to hotel the following morning. We were so pleased we selected this island over the commercialised centre of Uros Islands…