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Taquile Island (Isla Taquile)
Taquile Island (Isla Taquile)

Taquile Island (Isla Taquile)

Lake Titicaca, Puno

The Basics

Taquile Island (Isla Taquile) controls tourism through its communally owned Munay Taquile Travel Agency; all tour boats leaving from Puno and the homes of locals who welcome travelers to stay overnight must go through this operator. While on island, observe the artisans creating their famous knitwear and textiles. The tradition here starts when kids are young, and the handiwork is divided between the sexes: Women do the weaving while the men take care of the knitting.

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Uros floating islands & Taquile island Titicaca Full Day
Uros floating islands & Taquile island Titicaca Full Day
$99.00 per adult
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The tour was great tour. The water...
The tour was great tour. The water is an amazing blue and the people were extremely friendly. I would highly recommend.
Paul M, Jan 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Puno

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Great Tour to Two Mist Visit Islao
James_H, Jan 2022
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
Taking the fast boat allows u to see the Uros floating island and the culture rich natural island of Taquile. Marcos our tour guide was great and his English was excellent. Very educational and worthwhile. Highly recommend.
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Great Day Out
Ken_M, Oct 2021
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
Great day out, great guide Manuel, great communication The day was perfect can't thank the guys enough for helping retrieve my phone after I accidentally left it on the boat at the end of the trip.
star-5
Great experience!
Vidru_Ben, Dec 2020
Lake Titicaca (Day Trip) Uros & Taquile Islands
Wonderful places very colorful, villages, people, "presidents" of uros reed islands, children... Great atmosphere! Titicaca a place, if you get here, unmissable!
star-5
Very relaxed trip to two extraordinary islands
cinette58, Nov 2019
Lake Titicaca (Day Trip) Uros & Taquile Islands
Nice way to learn more about the history of the lake and the IJslanders. Especially the way the Uros live is impressie. On Taquile its good to see that live there is still authenticatie. The boottrip on the lake is very relaxing and an absolut thing to do when you are in Puno.
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Tony, Mar 2020
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
The trip was very good. The stop at Uros to see how the people lived was interesting and enjoyable although a bit touristy. Although I was the only English speaking passenger Joseph was very even in the time he spent explaining things and from time to time he sat with me to give me more detail. Taquile Island was also interesting and the scenery was beautiful. Lunch was included and at a hill side restaurant and I had the best trout meal I can ever remember.
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Uros community
Aleksandr_F, Mar 2020
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
We were lucky with our guide Samuel (tour operator Inka Lake): he is VERY helpful, friendly, knowledgeable guide who provided lots of very interesting facts about Uros community.
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Delivered what was promised
Rein K, Oct 2019
Lake Titicaca (Day Trip) Uros & Taquile Islands
The tour company was super well organized abd definitely deliveted ehat eas promised. Abel, the guide was amazing as he spoke to us in Spanish and English, one after the other. Very professional! The stops at Uros and Taquile Islands were interesting. The lunch with fresh trout from the lake was delicious. The boat captain was also very capable.
star-5
Great trip
Dan_M, Oct 2019
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
That was a very well organized trip, an excellent guide, Samuel, provided by Inka Lake company who provided lot of details about the life and culture of these communities. Strongly recommended as a unique experience, if you get in this area of Peru.
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A great day!
Timothy_B, Aug 2018
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat
Sam was very knowledgeable and a caring person. I would recommend this tour :). A great day on the boat and exploring the reed islands and Taquille.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Taquile Island is ideal for culture, heritage, and textile enthusiasts.

  • Be sure to check boat itineraries, which are subject to change.

  • Pay boat fees with local Peruvian nuevos soles, and be sure to bring change and small bills.

  • It’s possible to stay overnight in a family home, eating traditional cuisine.

  • While there are no hotels, there are a few small family-owned restaurants.

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How to Get There

Taquile Island is in Lake Titicaca, which is located on the border between northern Bolivia and southern Peru. It’s about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Puno, Peru, where daily boats leave for the island around 7:30am; expect about a 2.5-hour ride.

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When to Get There

Lake Titicaca and Taquile Island are accessible year-round, but the most pleasant time to visit in terms of weather is from February through November, when days are spring-like with virtually no rain. December and January are usually quite wet. The lake is 12,507 feet (3,812 meters) above sea level, which means nights can get chilly any time of the year.

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Authentic Island Tourism

When tourism came to Lake Titicaca in the 1970s, shortly after the indigenous government won full ownership of the island, the quiet, agriculturally oriented lives of locals began to change dramatically. Camera-wielding outsiders descended upon the small island, snapping photos of the locals without asking permission. This behavior led the council of elders to keep control over transportation, lodging, food service, and on-island tours.

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