Taquile Island, Puno

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Must see · Island · Nature / Park
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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  • Was a memorable part of the boat trip in Lake Titicaca. A pleasant walk, an optional short, but steep climb, a wonderful view of the lake and beach - the capstone being lunch and entertainment from...  more »
  • For some in our group, this was one of the best experiences of the entire trip. It is a beautiful boat rie put to the natural island. The scenery is spectacular--everywhere you look! It is...  more »
  • Good boat ride, very interesting inhabitants. Can be a bit difficult walk up & down hills if you are not in a good shape & not yet adjusted to the high altitudes.
  • Beautiful, peaceful island. About 1km across, and 4 long. No cars. There are footpaths around the island, bays and simple eating places. Very like a small Greek island. Wonderful.
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