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Taquile Island

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Located approximately 25 kilometers from the shore of Lake Titicaca, this scenic island is known for its friendly inhabitants, clear blue lake waters and distant snow-capped mountains.
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Lake Titicaca | Jr Lima 108, Puno 21510, Peru
+51 998 666 667
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank JohnH11838
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank darlomaid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time walking around the island. Very picturesque views. Stopped to visit the local community of men that knit and learn the history of the island. Great place to pick up unique toques.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank naved
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank ljc65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank RI02886
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting visit explaining the use of knitting and weaving as part of the culture of the people who live on Taquile Island. Exceptional skills and quality of workmanship

Thank raeroy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Greenups
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank AlanL1574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do during your visit. The scenery will remind you of the greek islands, but you are on ythe highrst navigable lake in the world!

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19 July 2018|
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Response from Francesca O | Reviewed this property |
I’ve no idea as we did a day trip.
28 June 2018|
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Response from Usia2014 | Reviewed this property |
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
Sandra M
24 May 2018|
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Response from 944michelem | Reviewed this property |
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