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Taquile Island

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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 200274
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Located approximately 25 kilometers from the shore of Lake Titicaca, this...

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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US$213.00*
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Private Tour: Taquile and Uros Islands by Kayak and Motorboat from Puno
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US$100.00*
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Full-Day Uros and Taquile Island Tour from Puno
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US$92.00*
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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat

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This is where time has been turned back

It took us quite a while to get here from the floating islands even though we were in a high speed boat. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the extremely friendly natives, who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wellington, Florida
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It took us quite a while to get here from the floating islands even though we were in a high speed boat. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the extremely friendly natives, who put on a little show of music and dance and greeted each and every one of us. We had lunch at the restaurant, House de Ignacio,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a day on Taquile Island recently during our visit to Peru. We explored the whole island- visited the pre- Inca ruins , the main town center and ate at Wilson's overlooking the water . They have a co-op in the town square and they sell many Peruvian souvenirs- excellent quality and made by the men of the island .... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from Taquile Island are fantastic! I loved walking around and seeing how the locals on Taquile live.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful and a real walk back in time to see how the descendants of the Incas live today. Beautiful, friendly and colourful people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few islands on Lake Titikaka which you can hike and on a clear day see Bolivia and the snow covered Andies. It's occupied by locals and a farming community which also sell crafts and woven goods for tourists. You can take a charter boat out to the island and spend as much time as you please. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this isla! It is just too gorgeous to capture! I didn't expect it to be as beautiful as it was!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Small community village on a "real" (read not floating) island on lake Titicaca. Village is very nice but you will need to walk uphill on a steep stone path to get to main square, and at 3800 meters altitude (12500 ft) this will take a good 30 to 40 minute slow walking depending on your fitness level. Also, it take... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If the boatride would not have been so dreadfully long I might give it 3 stars. It was so lala that I forgot I'd been there with in a week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Understand that there is a long, uphill walkway to the viewing plaza. If you go with a tour group, you'll hear a 10 to 15 minute presentation about how the Islanders are self-sufficient and need you to buy their crafts. You will then be turned loose to look out over the lake, visit some of the small shops, and buy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour and wonderful food! The local weavers are excellent and the setting beautiful. We had a family meal of fresh caught fish that was delightful.

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