Much more interesting than the Uros floting island. Imagine a Sicilian or Greed island at 4000 meters. Blue sea ( lake) crispy views, and good food ( trout). Friendly locals still living a relatively simple life.
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It is a hike for about 1 hour to go up to the main plaza of the Island. Once you go there the locals have a dance celebrating a lical festivity. Mens with "zampoñas" (kind of a flute) and ladys with colorful dresses. Great views...More
I arrived to Taquile with the worst headache and dizziness but the locals are so kind and helpful they did everything to help me feel better. We stayed with a family (Cecilio and family) it really was a beautiful experience to live among them and...More
Having visited Uros which felt a real tourist trap, Taquile seemed to offer a much more genuine experience. Yes, 100s of tourists pour off the boats each day, but there seemed a more healthy cultural exchange than at Uros. The island is apparently voted 4th...More
We visited Taquile island with Munay Taquile agency (OK service), which gives the benefits to the community and I believe it is true. However the island is just a tourist trap. OK beautiful but locals there try to sell you souvenirs and restaurants charge 20...More
We went to Taquille Island as part of a tour visiting multiple islands and it was so much fun! The island roads mainly go up to their Plaza de Armas, which is at the very top of the island (a slow trip with the altitude...More
Taquile Island is on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island. A boat ride from Puno takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes one way. I was on a tour and this...More
We spent a morning/afternoon here and I'm so grateful that we did. We went on a boat run by native Taquilenos, and got to stop and see the Uros first. We spent 1 hour at the Uros. The explanation of the construction and use of...More
Refer to Lake Titicaca review. Much larger community than Uros and offered an interesting perspective on the life and separate governance on the island. Limited by both time and the set tour we got to appreciate a little about island life, their cuisine and traditions...More
I loved Taquile Island. The day was picture perfect weather and such a beautiful blue sky. You could see mountain peaks in Bolivia from the island. The climb is hard at just under 13k feet high. Please beware if you had trouble breathing in Cusco!