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01 Day
Puno
Taquile Island or Llachon Community
Min Age : 5 years
Max People : 25
Trekking Details

Our company offer trekking activities on Taquile Island. Explore the south side then walk until north side of the island, on the way you will see the local culture. Farming terraces, typical houses, local people in traditional dress. Also activities of weaving and farming. Also some fishing boats. Plantations of potatoes, quinua, corn, and much more.

Llachon community is another place where you can make trekking activities. In this community you can find the real textiles in their natural style (alpaca wool, sheep wool, about natural dyeing using plants, fishing techniques and much more)

Departure & Return Location

Departure Location: Hotel in Puno. Arrival Location: Taquile Island (Lake Titicaca) (Google Map)

Departure Time

7:00am: Suggested departure time

Price Includes

  • Transfer from hotel to port
  • Motor boat
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch during excursion
  • Trekking on Taquile Island

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips and others not mentioned in the program

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Mineral water
What to Expect during trekking?

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.

  • Living culture (visiting the non-touristy areas)
  • Preincan constructions (tumbs, temples & farming terraces)
  • Weaving & knitting
  • Local custom
Itinerary

Day 1Trekking on Taquile Island (south to north)

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. Our trekking program will start from the south side of the island, where there is a nice and clean beach, following the stone path, passing the traditional farming techniques and their customs, local houses, and tumbs from preinca time. Arrival to main plaza, where you will see the local people who 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. We continue to north side of the islands, on the way we have lunch at nice restaurant, then following the local path we arrive to the next port, where is waiting for us the motor boat. This visit can be tired, but worth it. Then a return trip to Puno.

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