Puno: Titicaca Islands (Taquile, Amantani, Suasi and Anapia) and Llachon

Amantaní has two beautiful archaeological sites (1000 B.C.) which dominate the island, where ancestral rituals for Mother Earth’s fertility are performed.
Taquile, organized farmer and skillful weavers village, posses unique terraces and ceremonial centers for propitiatory rituals.

The Anapia (Wiñaymarca) archipelago, with its 5 islands, is dedicated to farming and breeding of vicunas. In Cambría community, near Suasi island, it is possible to carry out farming activities.

Llachón is a community of skillful and fine weavers and artisans, at the border of the lake, which offers the possibility of sharing the day to day work with visitors. In these islands, Aymara people receive visitors in their homes or accommodations, and make them participate in communal labor and share, between other things, the delicious huatia or boiled broad beans and potatoes with silverside fish.

Puno Region. Titicaca lake islands, in the provinces of Puno and Huancane (3810 masl / 12500 fasl).

Semi-dry and cold.
Average temperature:24°C (75º F) max and -7°C (19º F) min.

From April to September.

To the island, by lake:
To Taquile and Amantaní: from Puno port, 40 km / 25 miles east of Puno.
To Anapia (Wiñaymarca): from Punta Hermosa (Yunguyo),
151 km / 94 miles south of Puno.
To Suasi: from Cambría, 157 km / 98 miles north of Puno.
To Llachón: in Capachica peninsula, 70 km / 43 miles northeast of Puno, by land; and 30 km / 19 miles north of Puno port, by lake.

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