Worth visiting but watch high attitude, eat medicine before
The boat was in good shape and everything left on time. Our guide was very nice but his english was hard to follow. The floating islands were touristy and seemed a little sad given their entire economy revolves around selling their reed trinkets. But it was still very interesting. Amantani was gorgeous and a definitely highlight. The host family was lovely and I really enjoyed the home cooking. Our rooms were sparse but clean and there were plenty of blankets. Beds were not comfortable by US standards but definitely got a good night sleep -- we were tired from the hike and traveling. Would recommend. Keep expectations low for floating islands.
This was a fantastic tour with a very interactive programme. The first stop at the reed islands explained how they are able to float. It also offers an additional trip on a reed boat for 10 soles, 3. This was a strange experience though the children from the island came on and sang to us, then immediately looked for money and tips. This lowered the tone of the entire tour. We met our hosts and were shown to our bedrooms which were amazing, the majority of the other people on the tour agreed with me, with some people who were a little disappointed. The food cooked for us was amazing, fresh and huge portions. The party that night was so much fun with everyone dressed traditionally, but again we were asked for tips. Just be aware of this. Overall, a great experience.
Enjoyable but we did not have all the information entering this trip. Expect to spend LONG hours of transit on a boat, STEEP hike to your house, and then following day at taquile do another long hike for no new experience. Not for elderly or injured. Had to pay 30 soles extra for food and transit.
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