Unforgettable stay with the communities of Chuquiñapi and Santiago de Okola, by the Titicaca Lake

You will discover the Chuquiñapi community, who will take you on a Catamaran ride on the Titicaca Lake and to the Sunata Island, as well as the Santiago de Okola community, at the edge of the « Sleepy dragon», little hill overlooking the village and offering a beautiful view on the lake!

Overview :

Length of stay :

3 days on the spot.

Transport :

Private car

Entry of the sites :

Comprise

Guide :

French or Spanish speaking

Altitude of the journey:

From 3.820 meters to 4.050 meters

Best moment of year :

From March to December

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Steps and highlights:

Main steps:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

The trip in video:

Unforgettable stay with the communities of Chuquiñapi and Santiago de Okola, by the Titicaca Lake

Highlights:

  • Nights in a monastery and with local host families
  • Gourmets meals by the chef of the monastery
  • Catamaran ride on the Titicaca Lake.
  • Two beautiful days of walk (sunata island, turtle island and sleepy dragon) where you will see Andean gooses and flamingos.
  • Discovery of bio cultures and healing plants of the village.
  • Weaving demonstration and discovery of Bolivian traditional clothes
  • Visit of the nice museum of the community.
  • Sharing Andean meals (Apthapi) and dinner by a fire.

Warm and authentic moments in a unique and preserved place!

Day 1 : LA PAZ - CHUQUIÑAPI - SUNATA ISLAND

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Departure :

08:30 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hostel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Altitude :

Between 3.600 m and 3.820 m

Time of transport :

3 hours 30 minutes approx

Walking time :

2 to 3 hours approx

LA PAZ - CHUQUIÑAPI - SUNATA ISLAND

Departure in the morning from the hotel in private vehicle to reach the little village of Chuquiñapi, located along the Titicaca Lake, away from the touristic paths. We settle in the José Ferrari monastery, a very nice place overlooking the Lake. After lunch in the monastery, we reach by car the Sunata island, located in the south of Chuquiñapi (20 minutes). From there, we start a nice walk. After having explored the Sunata island, we go back heading north along the Lake to reach the monastery by foot. Dinner on site.

Special information :
Drops: +115m/-85m – Distance: 6 kms

Day 2 : CHUQUIÑAPI / CATAMARAN - SANTIAGO DE OKOLA / TURTLE ISLAND

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Departure :

08:30 am

Accommodation :

Night with local host families

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Altitude :

3.820 m

Time of transport :

2 hours approx.

Walking time :

2 to 3 hours approx

CHUQUIÑAPI / CATAMARAN - SANTIAGO DE OKOLA / TURTLE ISLAND

We leave towards the other side of the bay, to reach one of the two catamarans. We navigate with the local crew in this very nice bay while enjoying the incredible views on the imposing glaciar massif of the Cordillera Real. Back to the monastery at the end of the morning. After lunch, we drive towards the village of Santiago de Okola (2 hours approx.). We are warmly welcomed by the families of the community. We split in the rooms (2 people per family) and we start our walk along the lake until we reach the Turtle island, located on the other side of the bay. We can see all kind of birds, ducks, andean gooses, flamingos. On the way back, we walk on the same path. Dinner with the families of the community.

Special information :
Drops: +50m/-50m – Distance: 7,5 km

Day 3 : SANTIAGO DE OKOLA – SLEEPY DRAGON – LA PAZ

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch

Altitude :

Between 3.820 m and 3.600 m

Time of transport :

4 hours approx.

Walking time :

3 hours approx.

SANTIAGO DE OKOLA – SLEEPY DRAGON – LA PAZ

After breakfast with our hosts, we walk to reach the Sleepy Dragon that dominates the bay. Discovery of rock art, located at the edge of the Head of the Dragon. We start the trek with a quite easy climb until the cave « Tunupa ». Once at the top (4.095m), the view is amazing. Then, we start the descent, sportier, on the other side of the mountain. Once back to the village, we meet some weaver women to learn more about traditional weaving technics. To finish this immersion moment, we taste the Apthapi, the traditional meal of the andean countryside. In the beginning of the afternoon, we go back to La Paz by private vehicle.

Special information :
Drops: +270m/-270m – Distance: 4 km

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