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which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

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which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

We have been booked to stay overnight in Taquille (with a quick visit to 'Uros' on the way), instead of Amantani - most of the tour package offer the overnight in Amantani with a lunch on Taquille - is this a better option?, is Amantani more 'remote' and 'basic' than Taquille? or is Taquille more beautiful? we are mostly interested to experience the most 'unspoiled' closest way of life of these islands' inhabitants. What the difference between these 2 islands? tks,

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1. Re: which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

I would say Amantaní is closer to a traditional way of life. Its beauty lies in its austerity. Taquile seemed more geared to tourism with its large cooperative shop and restaurants. Both are very interesting in their own way, and I sure wouldn't want to pit one against the other.

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2. Re: which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

We loved Amantani!!! We were only there for one night and wished we stayed for at least 3. We stayed at the Kantuta Lodge and highly recommend them - relaxing and such lovely people. Ubidia is a fabulous cook and her "girls" are so helpful and happy to accommodate your every request. One hint though, please pack light as it is a bit of a hike to get to this lovely lodge with views to die for! ENJOY!

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3. Re: which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

We just came back from Peru. We went to Eros and Taquile. Eros was very interesting to see and visit. Taquile took another 2 hours to get to and it was a very long hike up, we had lunch and went back down. I wouldn't recommend it. It was a waste of time.

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4. Re: which island is more interesting - Amantani or Taquille?

There is also Suasi Island tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g298442-…

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