Amantani Island is another place which preserves the traditions
of the old empire. It is one of the most beautiful islands of the lake, since
its decoration with climbing plants and cultural relics, invite visitors to soak
with one of the most important pre-Columbian cultures of America. On this island
would find the archaeological remains of one of the holiest cities of the empire.
It is located north of the island of Taquile on Lake Titicaca. It covers an area
of 9.28 km ², the largest island of the Peruvian side of the lake. The
population is about 800 families, distributed over 8 communities, Santa Rosa,
Lampayuni, Sancayuni, High Sancayuni, Occosuyo, Incatiana, Colquecachi and
Orinojon Village. Their main activity is farming, producing potatoes, oca,
barley and beans. Its textile industry is similar to Taquile, in variety and
There you can see large numbers of Pre Hispanic constructions including a pair
of natural watchtowers and temples where took place at the Pacha Mama and Pacha
Tata ceremonies, and a cemetery of mummies and Inca stone chair Tiana.
To get to the island you should depart from the city of Puno and navigate
between 3 or 4 hours until Capachica Peninsula, entrance to the island. The
route is 40 kilometers.
TheAmantani Island belongs to the district Aimantani, at the Puno region.
located east of the peninsula Capachica, north of the island of Taquile on Lake
Titicaca. This island was occupied by the cultures Lupaka and Pukara, as a
result the presence of this cultures, raises on the top of the island are the
archaeological remains, and these are important because in this place the
rituals are performed as payment to land and fertility.
of the natural attractives ins this place is "flor de la Cantuta" dicovered by