Guided visit of Lake Titicaca
breakfast start your full day excursion on the lake. 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.
picnic lunch on Taquile head to the legendary islands of Uros and meet one of
traditional the families that live there. The Uros Floating Islands are located
near the protected National Reserve of Titicaca. The people of Uros are a proud
culture who due to persecution by other groups found refuge by living on
manmade islands many years ago. They call themselves kot-suña or people
of the lake who claim to have "black blood," as they are immune to
the cold and consider themselves to be owners of the lake and its waters. Learn
about their history, uses for totora reeds and customs after exploring
one of these impressive islands. The site is a must for travelers to the area;
thus expect to see many other visitors.
Titilaka in times for afternoon tea followed by happy hour and dinner.