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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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  • cute very primitive place, dif. access but very interesting culture of the inhabitants, inform yourself before you go.
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  • The island is really beautiful. We arrived by boat and we walked uphill and given the altitude had to make frequent stops. Wonderful view from where you can admire the snowy Andes. The inhabitants are friendly and accustomed to tourists. We ate a great Lake fish guests of a family whose men worked. Eventually the inevitable market.
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  • And interesting to see the old men knitting. The island has an interesting story to tell, so read up or go with a guide. There is some strenuous hiking involved, but the views are splendid while you h...  more »