Taquile Island, Puno

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A lonely land mass in the middle of the expansive Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island charms visitors with its serene nature and unique culture. Stepping onto the isolated island feels like traveling back in time, as many of the local "Taquilenos" make their living by traditional means, such as farming and producing hand-woven textiles. The island's residents, who live based on a philosophy of collectivism, have created a sustainable tourism model, providing accommodations, transport, cultural activities, and food for visiting guests. Stay for a few days to immerse yourself in the island's distinct culture. Put Taquile Island into our Puno vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Puno.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We spent nearly two hours going there and the same coming back. We spent a couple of hours on the island, one being told about the inhabitants and their culture and then a nice lunch and a bit more hi...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very nice boat transfer from Puno, the spectacular views of the Lake from the top of the island and very proud of its customs people and thus transmit the tourist
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  • August 15, 2017
    As part of the tour we took we saw the Customs and clothing of the people of the island. The views are wonderful, the ascent is heavy but it is worth.
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Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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