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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 November 2007

Taquile island is a long 2.5 hour boat ride from Uros. The boat ride can be monotonous at best and we spent much of the time sleeping. Once you get to the island, the main activity is the 30-40 minute hike to and from the...More

11  Thank 5fortravel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 September 2006

We went on a day trip to Los Uros Islands and to Taquile Island. The Uros are a half-hour each-way trip from Puno and well worth the effort. Taquile is much further (two hours) and there isn't much to see when you get there. Just...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the island on a recent trip. Was not on my must do but enjoyed the nice vistas had a lovely trout lunch learned a bit about the unique culture and traditions of the island which was very interesting. We then walked up to the...More

Thank robr658
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were met by a group of men and a woman in traditional dress who played music and danced for us. They led us up a path and we learned about their island and how they make a living. We were treated to a fabulous...More

Thank Jody1975
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed over night at Taquile Island. It have beautiful views, The family were we stayed was friendly. You need to bring gloves, hat and jacket. It's very cold at night. The room was clean. The bathroom was clean but you have to carry the...More

Thank balarekd
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was definitely nice to see this place and to get beautiful views up to Bolivia. The weather was beautiful, which made it even nicer. However, the only thing you can do there is have lunch and buy souvenirs from locals. As I booked a...More

Thank LindaP5206
Reviewed 6 days ago

The island’s inhabitants, known as Taquileños, live off the land through farming and fishing in a society based on collectivism. Its people have recently taken steps to gain greater control over the tourist trade which, according to local sources, sees over 40,000 visitors per year....More

Thank tellurideinside
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very peaceful and beautiful here. We were treated to demonstrations of the locals weaving and dancing and then a delicious lunch. Rainbow trout was absolutely delicious. Wish I had brought my bathing suit.

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ferried an hour from Amantani Island to Taquile Island, one of the last locations in the Inca Empire to fall to the Spanish during the conquest of Peru. Luckily the waters were calm enough to enjoy a restful half hour journey on beautiful Lake...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the totora reed islands of the Uru people we traveled, by boat, to Taquile Island for lunch and shopping. Lunch was at a restaurant on a bluff overlooking Lake Titicaca with the Andean Mountains in the distance as a faint but distinguishable backdrop....More

Thank GeorgeMorey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of travelers was warmly welcomed to this island by the local inhabitants. After a lovely lunch of local foods, we were entertained by some local musicians, making for a truly delightful experience.

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the very disappointing visit of the floating islands we came to this island. What a difference quiet and peaceful. A place where I would like to spend some days. Luckily there are only some homestays available. We heard that the locals voted against building...More

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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
4 November 2017|
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Response from CountryKitHomes | Reviewed this property |
Our local travel in Australia organised it through Condor Travel Peru who provide you with brilliant guides!
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Response from Carito C | Reviewed this property |
yes it is possible, I heard people talking that they just go to taquile and that you can find tours in Puno.
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