The trip begins early as you head out of Puno towards Taquile Island, about 35 kilometres away and 3950 metres above sea level. The culture on the island dates back to pre-Incan times and the islanders still live according to the traditions and beliefs of their ancestors and are world renowned for their lovely outfits and incredible textiles. UNESCO has declared the textile art of Taquile Island as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Next, while still on the island, you will visit the community of Huayllano, whose members will show you their artistic, handicraft, and farming activities. Enjoy a traditional lunch before setting sail over to the famous Uros Islands, a set of man-made floating islands in the middle of the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Here, meet the islanders, hunters and gatherers and descendants of the first altiplano inhabitants, who still live on totora reed platforms.
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