Amantaní and Taquile, Peru
Those with the time to spare should opt for a two day tour of the Peruvian side of the lake. The journey stops at Uros before continuing onto Amantaní Island, home to a fascinating rural community who fiercely cling on to their ancient customs and traditions. After a brief hike to watch the sun set over the lake, visitors return to the village for a traditional dinner and dance before calling it a night in the home of a local family.
The second day stops by Taquile, a nearby island famous for its incredibly skilled male textile weavers. Beginning the craft as young boys, these artisans are known throughout Peru for producing the best quality handicrafts in the country. After enjoying lunch and a wander around some ancient pre-Colombian sites, guests wave goodbye to their newfound friends and sail back to Puno.
Amantaní, Puno, Peru