TAQUILE (1 day Boat Normal) – Uros Islands program
Taquile trip to the island by regular boat is 2:45 hours ,, visiting on the way the floating islands of the Uros. currently he considered National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. Also known as the world’s highest navigable lake. Then there will be a short visit by a minimum of two islands where the way of life of the locals, their customs and activities to those involved as handicrafts and artisanal fisheries will be known the aforementioned time. The Uros Islands are built on blocks cattail roots with dry reeds litters fitted vertically and horizontally, on this basis their rooms made of the same material are located. Then continue our journey towards Taquile.
Taquile is located 37 km from the city of Puno, famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. Taquile is a very interesting place because people still practice the principles of the Inca moral as “Ama Sua” (not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be idle) and “Ama Lulla” (do not lie) that are still used between the habitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km long
Island Taquile was a prison in colonial times, now live about 2000 people, villagers used a very special hat for example concerning the single or married and authorities, this island has a garden, primary and secondary school plus a health center and also have satellite phone. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate temples, tombs and pre Inca terraces (Pucara) time, its landscapes, traditional cultivation techniques and ancestral customs, etc. This visit can be tiring, because of the 565 steps that must be taken to go down to the main port and the altitude (13, 000 feet / 4.030 meters above sea level), but worth the effort. Then a return trip to Puno.