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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  • It is worth the hours of travel and climb to the island, has a mind-blowing view, the portals, the people, food, history, crafts, weather are unique, the demonstrations that the inhabitants make how they make certain things like soaps or how they weave and why of certain colors or shapes is very interesting
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  • They offer a closed and highly polished tourist product, which even makes you doubt the authenticity of the place. It is still interesting to visit this island in the middle of the lake.
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  • The customs of the inhabitants of this lovely island (there are glimpses from Greek islands, sin for the water temperature), if properly explained (as our guide did) are surprising in every detail. Don't miss it.
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  • Wonderful place. Reaching the place is difficult because of steep ramps from the lake. Senior citizens and those who are having arthritis problems should take care. They can install handrails for the convenience.
  • It's not a place where you can do a lot of things, I could really say that I wish there were some activities in the place, especially when you travel with children.
  • I loved our visit to the Taquile islands! You get there by boat and start with lunch. The people who live on the island have a culture going back a long time and they do not live like modern Peruvians. They have a “restaurant” at the entrance of the island. It is operated by the family, and lunch was included with the price of the tour. Our options were fish or eggs. I got the fish, and it was fresh and delicious! A little boy served our food. I gave him 10 Nuevo soles (about $3) as a tip after the meal. His eyes lit up and he asked if I needed change. I will never forget the look on his face and his gratitude when I told him it was all for him. After lunch you get to watch the locals dance for you, and then you hike along the other side of the island where you are picked up by another boat. The island was beautiful and the experience was amazing.
  • Beautiful vistad. Friendly people. Excellent food. Only here for a few hours but we'll worth it!
  • Imposant, very high 3800-3900m nice peoples lives here.
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