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. By using our Puno online visit planner , you can arrange your visit to Taquile Island and other attractions in Puno.
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  • The island is really lovely. Even though I ended up taking a tour, here is how to get there from Puno without an agency (meaning just enjoying the island for less money and wasting no time at tourist ...  more »
  • Island in the middle of the Titicaca Lake, the world's tallest navegavel 3,810 METERS about sea level, the access is made by boat and the population rents your home for lunch the tourists ...
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  • a little tired to get to the top of this natural island in Lake Titicaca but worth it because we could see beautiful landscapes and glaciers of the Bolivian side. We ate a very tasty trout.
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  • That's a good island to stay overnight with local people. They are poor but they live very happy! Simple is life! You can see beautiful stars or galaxy at the night because there is ZERO light pollution!!
  • Although it's an interesting island, to get to where you will be served your lunch you will have to walk a long way uphill. Whilst this sounds ok at first, in the rarefied atmosphere of this area it can be exhausting. Not really worth the massive effort.
  • I love the view of this place and the simple living of the natives in Taquile Island. In here, I prove to myself that marriage last forever. They were able to pass around for generations and preserved their culture. Separation or divorce is not an option for the people living here. I like the hat identification of teens, singles, married, widow and officials of the place. The place is highly elevated and going up is really a challenge for some. The spectacular view of the lake Titicaca is all worth it from above.
  • This is UNESCO Heritage site and is interesting although not a must see. The males knit and the families weave. There are no vehicles on the island. Loads are carried on the backs of residents. Please note the hills are steep and getting on and off the boats can be challenging.
  • Beutiful island well worth a visit
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