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“Felt like Alps near by ocean”
Review of Taquile Island

Taquile Island
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Full-Day Uros and Taquile Island Tour from Puno
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Full Day Tour: Uros and Taquile Islands on the Titicaca Lake from Puno
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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat
Ranked #2 of 55 things to do in Puno
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Island was very clean and has feeling like walking Alps. Our tour offered us to eat at a local family's home/restaurant and that was very nice idea. To do so, locals can get more income and tourists can feel like invited a villager's home.
The only disappointment was the textile selling in village was very insignificant. I read in a guidebook explained the island's textile is exquisite. But look like those are sold to shops in other towns and not available in Taquille Island.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

...eventually you get to meet Taquile islanders! The lake trip was long - several hours each way - but we were glad we did it. We stopped off at the Uros reed islands first - very different from Taquile which is a 'proper' rock island. The walk up from the boat is very steep (you are at altitude too) and in hot sun it was hard work. The people are shyer than Uros but still friendly. The costumes are marvellous whether just for tourists or not! The walk back is a long slope downwards across to the far side of the island - quite a way and steep again at the end - take lots of water with you!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Very long boat ride (2.5 hours each way). Specatular views on the island. If you do not like to walk up hills at high elevation, do not do this tour. 1.8km hike back to boat. Loved the walk. Lunch served is Trout. Interesting culture.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

What a special island Taquile is. We walked up to the plaza from the little harbour. Simplicity and not too touristy, it was like a Greek island without all the foreigners. Lots of crafts available there, we had a lovely meal of Trucha (trout) and a cold Cusqueña.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Wow, I didn´t know what to expect from Taquile, but I was stunned. The blue skies, gorgeous Lake Titikaka water and lush greenery (I went in the rainy season) made for a great trip. I took a S25 ferry which made an optional stop at Uros (you don´t have to get off, it cost about S8 extra). But it`s a good 2 hour ferry ride from there to Taquile. It´s also a steep climb, which at 12,000+ feet can be hard if you aren`t aclimated. There`s a little dance show in the main square and then you get lunch, I had quinoa soup and yumma trucha (trout) + tea for S15 (about $6). The ferry left at 8ish from Puno and returned around 5:15, so it is a full day and no matter what you will get sunburned!

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