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Taquile Island – 1 Day

Taquile Island – 1 Day

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Taquile (Spanish: Isla de Taquile, pronounced [ˈizla ðe taˈkile]; Quechua: Intika) is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 kilometres (3.4 by 1.0 mile) in size (maximum measurements), with an area of 5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi).

The highest point of the island is 4,050 metres (13,287 feet) above sea level and the main village is at 3,950 metres (12,959 feet). The inhabitants, known as Taquileños, speak Puno Quechua.

In 2005, “Taquile and Its Textile Art” were honored by being proclaimed “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.

Highlights

  • Discover historic sites left in ruins on the island and wander amongst green open spaces

Duration

1 Day: Explore the island as part of a tour of Lake Titicaca

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