How it works:
- Scam 1: the “locals” here live on the mainland, not on these islands. The house tours conducted here are basically shopping trips to get you to buy their “handicraft”.
- Scam 2: midway, your original boat driver disappears, and you are pressured to pay an additional fee to take a reed boat that they call “Mercedes”.
Places to beware:
- Puno: Uros Floating Islands
What to do:
- You can still visit the place, but go with the right expectations.