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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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I'm still in awe!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 5 days 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 6 days ago NEW

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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Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The island is a nice place to view the lake and see some authentic Peruvian culture. The hike to the square is particularly difficult, taking into account the high altitude (I live at sea level), but can be done with some water and plenty of short breaks. The pathway is make of stone, but is not really level. Bring some... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours on this large island and some of the time was allocated to humouring the local gift shops and paying children for photos. But the scenery was beautiful with so many views similar to the Mediterranean, and a charming main square high up on the top.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat brings you to one of the ports. if possible walk up the paved path (vs the stairs option) to make it easier. Expect about a 30 min climb - so take it easy. Main square (one of the highest points) has men knitting demo and stores and a great view to lake Titikaka. Try one of the restaurants... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a day trip to Taquile (and the floating islands) from an agent in town. Aim to book a faster boat because the slow boast take too long there and back. It was well organised with an excellent lunch and a walk across the Taquile island. We also enjoyed the time at the floating island, it was informative about... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warning, do not attempt this if you are not fit! The climb from the boat to the village is steep and hard. The boat company do not warn you about this.

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