Community tourism and alternative, a day at the roots of the Andean world, not to be missed, also ideal to buy – directly from producers – beautiful products in alpaca … without forgetting an unrepeatable lunch, like real Peruvians!
An authentic and unforgettable visit to Patacancha’s Quechua community. You will to discover the textile and cultural traditions of these Andean indigenous communities. Departure from Ollantaytambo at 09am by private transport and with our guide. We will reach the community in about an hour and a half. Upon arrival, the women of textile cooperatives will be waiting for us. They will explain everything we need to know and show us the whole process of softening and heating the precious alpaca fiber until it is transformed into beautiful fabrics, blankets, caps, sweaters, etc. We’ll learn to make a bracelet with the help of one of the artisans. Those who wish can purchase some handmade products from them. Rustic lunch with the community, a unique gastronomic experience with a “pachamanca”. It is a typical Peruvian dish from the Andes where food is cooked using pre-heated stones. The dish contains several ingredients among which meat, potatoes, etc. that are previously macerated with spices. On our way back from the community we will visit the Inca archaeological complex of Pumamarca, that is located on the upper part of this valley. Arrival in Ollantaytambo around 3pm.
Andean textile community: bring small change in local currency in case you want to buy handicrafts directly from the producers.
Not operated on Sundays
Peruetico helped me and my business partner to discover another face of Peru.
They chose for us many wonderful locations. Above all, they allowed us to meet many native people, some of them in traditional costumes, which was important for our quest of authentic expression of local customs. Peruetico made our journey an amazing experience. Contact them if you want travel in a different way.