Welcome to Lake Titicaca’s Islands
The ever-popular, human-made reed islands of the Islas Uros are the nearest and most visited. Isla Taquile is a sleepy island with a unique culture that can suddenly turn festive by night in local dances. Isla Amantaní is the least visited as it requires an overnight stay with a family but also can be the most insightful and rewarding. Luxurious Isla Suasi, the only privately owned island, is home to a boutique resort.
Be aware that not all islanders welcome tourism, which only stands to reason since not all benefit from tourism and may see the frequent intrusions into their daily life as disruptive. It’s important to respect the privacy of islanders and show courtesy.