Santiago de Okola: Family Homestays on Lake Titicaca’s Shore
The accommodation package includes round-trip transport by bus from La Paz, meals, local guide, a workshop (weaving, medicinal plants, fishing or cooking), 2 excursions (Sleeping Dragon and Turtle Island), all for 2 guests. Contact us for more options.
The farming and fishing village of Santiago de Okola, located on Lake Titicaca’s southeastern shore, is also known as the Home of the Sleeping Dragon due to the spectacular rock outcropping that makes up its backdrop. The community’s integrated tourism association has been hosting visitors since the birth of their agrotourism project in 2008, with the dual aims of providing sustainable benefits for the associated families and preserving its biodiversity by using local ingredients for meals, You will eat and stay in one of the families’ specially arranged homes to keep you warm from the Altiplano’s cold nights.
The people and landscapes offer various possibilities, from waeving workshops to cooking classes and boat rides on the lake. Don’t forget to climb the Dragon! The meals are prepared in using traditional ingredients, many grown in the village, including: soups, potatoes and other organic vegetables to give you tasteful and diversified meals during your stay.
Generated income directly benefits to the associated families through hosting, meals and guiding services. Furthermore, the project contributes to the conservation of the region’s agrobiodiversity and traditional pathways of the lakeside Aymara culture. Give yourself a one-of-a-kind and authentic experience in the heart of Santiago de Okola’s village!
Village Monde Label : Homestay