A boat trip to Taquile Island by motor boat, visiting en route Uros Islands. Taquile Island is located 37 km away from Puno; famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. The people still practice the moral principles of Inca as “Ama Sua” (do not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be lazy) and “Ama Llulla” (do not lie) that are still used among inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km length. Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, now a day live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding the single or married and authorities. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate the pre Inca temples, tombs and agriculture terraces (built by Pucara culture), its landscapes, traditional farming techniques and their customs. This visit can be tired, because its 565 steps to walk down to the main port, but worth it. Then a return trip to Puno.
Local custom. People from Taquile still follow the inca principles as do not lie, do not steal, do not be lazy.
Weavers, fishermen & farmers inhabit Taquile island.
Taquile Island is considered as Unesco Heritage.
6:45 – 7:00am. Pick up time from your hotel for your transfer to main port
Taquile island is 37km from Puno. Located in the big lake of the lake Titicaca
Visit Taquile island, include a stop en route to Uros Islands
Weavers and fishermen that inhabit the island
Lunch on the Island. Then a return trip to Puno
17:00pm: Arriban in Puno, then transfer from port to hotel