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Patacancha: Meet isolated Quechua and Andean community

1. Patacancha: Meet isolated Quechua and Andean community

Immerse yourself in a typical day of the Andean communities of Patacancha to share learning the ancestral traditions that have been maintained over time. You will live the real experience of the activities that the community members do during the day, learning the customs and ancestral techniques of the Inca and recharging your energy by connecting with the earth and you will have the best memories to bring back home. When you arrive at the community you will be welcomed with dances and with the Inca drink, coca or muña tea, so that you do not feel bad at high altitude and you will absorb all its beneficial properties. You will dress up in typical costumes and you will go to visit the Chaullacocha lagoons that are at an altitude of 3900 m where we will gather alpacas and llamas to take pictures as you like. Our friend Juan, leader of the community will accompany us on the tour, teaching us how to harvest the native potatoes and learning to extract the natural color of the plants to dye the alpaca wool and weave shawls, sweaters or bracelets with their intense colors that commoners will challenge you to make to bring with you as a gift. During the day, they will prepare your lunch with the batán, a grinding stone with which they process food in a natural way and you will taste their typical food with natural products. You will receive a warm welcome that you will become part of them.

From Cusco: Full-Day to Huilloc, Pumamarca, & Ollantaytambo

2. From Cusco: Full-Day to Huilloc, Pumamarca, & Ollantaytambo

You will be picked up from your hotel and depart towards Huilloc where you will learn about the customs of this community and will participate in a demonstration of one of the ancestral activities of Andean life: the process of making garments using traditional techniques, understanding the meaning of their iconography. A resident will show you the weaving process of typical Huilloc clothing. In addition to the opportunity to appreciate this traditional activity, you can buy one of these beautiful garments, contributing to the spiritual strengthening and identity of this Inca people, making this a complete and special experience. Then, it will depart towards the archaeological site of Pumamarca, composed of structures such as platforms, roads, and canals. He will have lunch on the road. Later visit the town of Ollantaytambo which has been continuously inhabited since the time of the Inca Empire. Finally, you will be transferred from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.

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