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“A way different world.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taquile Island

Taquile Island
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$213.00*
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Private Tour: Taquile and Uros Islands by Kayak and Motorboat from Puno
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Puno
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“A way different world.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

beautiful island, looks and feels like an Greek island. nice people, they make you feel welcome, such a different way to live on such a different island. be prepared for a steep climb, there are a lot of steps and ramps to the village up on the island

Visited February 2013
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Perth, australia
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“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

An absolutely delightful day. Great food overlooking the bay, welcoming people, good crafts at a reasonable price (shop around as the prices vary) and amazing views.

We took a private tour off $20 per person more and had the chance to tailor the tour slightly and take our time. Well worth it. Highly recommended

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Remote and charming island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Taquile island is an interesting experience. Coming from the comercialisation of the Floating islands this is more authentic. Beautiful island trek and scenery gorgeous. Lovely inhabitants going about their business in traditional clothes. Willdlife in the form of birds and butterflies with birdsong the only sound. Good market/shop selling locally produced textiles and knits...some for the tourists but some in natural style.
Take a fast boat as its a fairly long journey! Enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Beautiful trekking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

After spending the night on the Amantani Island, I got to Taquile to take a walk crossing the island.
The walk is worth the ride, it's a beautiful landscape, adding to the island the view of Lake Titicaca.
If you are in a group with a guide, and you can have lunch somewhere else other than the "tourist place to eat", you will have the same quality for half price.

Visited November 2012
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Pelham, Canada
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“Traditions surviving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Fascinating to see a society functioning in an isolated environment while maintaining traditions from centuries gone by and very little influence from the world at large. At this altitude the hike to the top was moderately challenging. We ate at a restaurant in the village and the trout was great. A must trip.

Visited March 2013
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