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You have to walk a bit to get to town where there is really not much going on. Scenery is beautiful, but you see all of it while on a boat ride to the island.
Restaurants are just OK
My advice, if you have nothing...More
You arrive by boat. Either harbour means a steep climb to the village. You will be out of breath and it is hard work. You are met by the President at the harbour. There are a number of small restaurants who provide lunch and some...More
The people of this island are in a protected world where they fend for themselves and provide and protect each other
I loved it as am very interested in knitting and it was an amazing sight to see men knitting so fast. Women weave and...More
We came on a day trip and it’s a brutal walk up to the village. We were excited to see the textiles and were let down. Hoards of tourists visit and it’s hard for the locals to keep up. I bought a beautiful scarf for...More
This beautiful island offers a look into a culture that is unique. The people are warm and have a social structure marked by their clothing. Expert knitters and weavers are everywhere. The island is a steep hike but worth it.
I think this side trip is very worthwhile. The boat trip out takes 1 1/2 hours which is a bit of a drag but once there you are led on a lovely walk across the island (stunning views) to a family run restaurant on a...More
The trip to Taquile Island is probably one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. The island is stunningly beautiful and the locals extremely friendly. Personally I feel that the Taquile Island is slowly changing where locals are more aware of the differences in...More
As others have mentioned, it's not so much the steepness of the hike because the path is good and fairly easy, but the altitude that gets you. Buy some coca candies in the store at the dock in Puno and that should help... More
As others have mentioned, it's not so much the steepness of the hike because the path is good and fairly easy, but the altitude that gets you. Buy some coca candies in the store at the dock in Puno and that should help. Also, the boat guides usually carry some coca and munya leaves that people chew on to help with that alitude issue. We just took our time and stopped frequently to catch our breath. The views on the island are lovely!
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Hi Sandra! I am a 55 year old smoker with a knee that needs replacing but I did Tequille Island in January. It is not that bad and I was in no worse shape than the 20 something backpackers. However, since the boat drops you... More
Hi Sandra! I am a 55 year old smoker with a knee that needs replacing but I did Tequille Island in January. It is not that bad and I was in no worse shape than the 20 something backpackers. However, since the boat drops you off on one side and picks you up on the other, once you start you have to finish! The climb down the other side is almost as challenging and the climb up. The lunch you get is delicious too! Enjoy and just stop a few times on the way and enjoy the amazing scenery!