VISIT TO THE AUTHENTIC TAQUILE
Taquile Island is a living museum, a secluded island of weavers whose textiles have been hailed as heritage masterpieces by UNESCO. Part of the uniqueness of the island’s culture comes from their traditional social structure which is reflected in their dress, traditions and greetings. Depart from Titilaka’s pier and travel by boat for about an hour to Taquile. You will reach the southern point of Taquile, which is furthest from the city of Puno, and therefore less frequented. You will be welcomed by the local weaver Juan and his family, who will teach you about their weavings and share anecdotes about the island they proudly call home. Juan will explain that though the Aymaras are the dominant culture in the region, Taquile has remained a Quechua stronghold. As you head back toward the lodge, look back and appreciate the stunning scenery: the umber soil contrasts against the intense blue hues of the lake and the sky, while the snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Real frame the setting.
DURATION: ½ day
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: II
ATTRACTIONS: Photos, Boat, Local Community, Birds & Archaeological Site
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN