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Take a break from Cusco and explore real Quechua community life in the sacred valley with Cusco Urban Adventures. Get lost in the labyrinth of the famous Pisac craft market. Take the road less traveled to a Quechua village. Meet families, learn about their daily lives. Sit down for a Quechua style lunch. Get involved and share one of their daily activities depending on the season! Wander around the Ollantayambo archaelogical site for an insight into the past.
- Drop in on a local craft market
- Learn more on a local community visit and participate in seasonal local activities (harvesting, fishing, football playing, painting, teaching kids)
- Have an opportunity to sample local cuisines
- Take in the atmosphere of local life in Peru
Tour style:Food, Cuisine & Market visits, Local life / Culture
Private transport from hotel to hotel, lunch, activity at the community, and entrance fee to the Ollantaytambo archaelogical site.
Items of a personal nature, tips for guides, personal money to buy craft in Pisac or at the community.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 9 hours
- Pickup location:
Centrally located hotels in Cusco.
- Pickup Time: 8.30 AM-9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
Main square, Cusco
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Cusco Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
As this tour will visit a local traditional community, it is recommended that you be casual but conservative in your dress.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
- Language: English
Depart Cusco at 9 am for the town of Pisac, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba river. The Sacred Valley was very important for the Inca Empire, and the Incas built great citadels, scientific stations, and cities throughout this valley.
Pisac is a great place to see Andean life up-close and is home to a bustling craft market where the barter system is still an accepted method for buying goods. Explore the market and maybe barter for a few items yourself before heading out of town to a smaller community. Along the way take in the spectacular landscape of the region.
Communities in this area are still living in a very traditional way cultivating wheat, potatoes, corn, beans and quinoa to name a few. The region is home to 3000 varieties of potatoes and is essential to the Andean cuisine.
On arrival, we will experience a day in the life of a local community. Depending on the season and the activity on that day, we can be harvesting the fields, fishing, cooking, playing football, painting houses or school, building roof or teaching kids. The activity will probably be interrupted by the local “mamas” who will invite us to join for a local meal.
It will then be time to thank our host and visit the nearby Ollantaytambo archaeological site for an insight into the Incan past.
We then make our way back to Cusco, where our tour ends, through more incredible landscape as well as the stories and anecdotes that your local guide will share along the way.
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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