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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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  • Taquile Island was absolutely amazing! It was a steep climb to the top and we had a wonderful guide who guided us at our own pace. The view as you climb is worth the effort. The restaurant we ate at w...  more »
  • Taquile Island is about a 3hr ferry ride from Puno in the heart of Lake Titicaca. The main village is located at the top of a steep hill which takes about 20mins to climb. Because of the altitude of a...  more »
  • Private visit to home through Titlaka hotel for lunch. Unparalleled views and insight into life on this island.  more »

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Where to stay in Puno

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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