Share experiences, cultures during 1 night in Taquile Island, by doing rural tourism you will learn many valuable things, in the afternoon you will appreciate the sunset from the viewpoint Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama and you will see the glow of Lake Titicaca.
We pick you up from the hotel early in the morning to go to the port of Puno and embark to the floating island of the Uros, average time to get there are 30 minutes from the port of Puno, upon arrival the first thing you will see will be a group of people dressed in typical costume of the place that give us a warm welcome.
You will notice that the islands of the Uros float and the guide who accompanies you will tell you how this phenomenon occurs, what materials were used to build the island and the way of life of the inhabitants.
The time of visit on this island is 45 minutes, then we will go to Taquile Island, which is 1 hour away, when we arrive the people will welcome us, and they will be very helpful and organized to assist the tourists.
Taquile is known for its elegant and impressive textiles, and they were even recognized by Unesco. A unique feature of this place is that only men can weave and women are responsible for dyeing and spinning, this tradition is still maintained from their ancestors. It could be said that not much has changed in their way of life, customs and history that they gladly share with those who visit them.
Doing rural tourism will help you to disconnect from routine life, you will learn new things, and to be part of them, voluntarily buy their handicrafts so that this culture and knowledge continues to be present.
In the evenings try to take a book with you so you can read and not get bored, because there is no internet in the place, but don't worry, the locals will make your visit unforgettable and not boring.
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To spend the night on Taquile Island you should bring warm clothes, waterproof clothes and don't forget to bring your camera or cell phone well charged to take pictures of the sunset.
The people of Taquile will integrate you in their daily activities, there will be bonfire and local music, walk to the beaches, you are in contact with nature, boat ride, demonstration of textile handicrafts and bird watching.
Take into account these recommendations to live the 1 night homestay experience on Lake Titicaca:
The climate of Lake Titicaca will vary, as it is at an altitude of over 3500 meters above sea level, so it will present a difference during the day and night, surprisingly in the day reaches 25 °C and the night reaches up to 0 °C.
Regarding the temperature, it will present low temperatures and other high temperatures, so in the month of July will be the lowest temperature, while the high temperature is felt between the months of December to March.
For this reason, in the months with high temperature, not much cold will be witnessed; this is because the waters of Titicaca will absorb solar energy during the day and at night it radiates that accumulated heat, so it is not as cold as we thought.