Agriculture according to the ancient tradition
Due to the climatic conditions, the inhabitants of Amantani can cultivate almost all the year. Potatoes, wheat, quinoa and much more grow in terraced fields.
But that is not the only thing that the people of Amantani earn their living: the island is known for its beautiful textiles, which, like anywhere else in Peru, have bright colors and extraordinary patterns. Especially the hats made of alpaca wool are well known and during a visit you probably can not avoid buying one, after all it can get very cold here at night!
How to get there
Every morning starts from the pier of Puno at 8:20 a ship clock, but on the four-hour boat ride there is a 45-minute break on the island of Uros. Also in the morning, the boat departs from Amantani to Puno. However, there is also a boat that drives over the island of Taquile. This leaves at 8.00 in Amantani, arrives at 9.00 in Taquile and departs at 12.00 in the direction of Puno. Then you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful neighboring island as well.