From Cusco: Indigenous Potato Farm Cultural Experience
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1 day
After pickup from your hotel in central Cusco, head straight into the wondrous landscapes and views of the Sacred Valley. After pausing for the vistas in the town of Pisaq, you’ll continue to the sustainable farm and village. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers, who will give you a tour of the communal farm that they tend. Next on the agenda is a visit to the Kinsaqocha lagoon, where you’ll have an unmatched panorama of the Andes and the valleys below. Marvel at the tranquil vastness beneath you as you search the trees for local birds and wildlife. Afterwards, you’ll participate in a workshop about local medicinal plants and artisanal crafts unique to the region. To cap things off, you’ll enjoy a hearty local meal, including stews made with the diverse selection of local potatoes. Afterwards, you’ll head back to your hotel in Cusco.
Reconnect with nature on a guided 2-day, 1-night tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. From Cusco, visit Awanacancha, Pisac Market, the Pisac Inca site, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, and Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes
Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco, meet your guide, then take a 30-minute drive to Awanacancha, a textile center and farm. Get a chance to see the llamas, alpacas, viñuna, and guanacos.
Learn about the farm’s variety of South American animals. Then, visit the textile center to learn the weaving process and how the locals get the natural colors. You can shop here as well.
Afterward, take a 30-minute ride to a lookout point of the Sacred Valley. Take in scenic views of the Andes, Urubamba River, and the Sacred Valley’s farming lands of the Incas.
The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and heads to Pisac, situated on the Vilcanota River. Take a stroll through Pisac’s bustling market, mingle with the locals, and shop for colorful souvenirs. Continue the tour to Ollantaytambo next and climb the steps to the find fascinating Inca ruins. Ollantaytambo is best known for its huge Inca fortress and large stone terraces set into the hillside. The final stop of the tour is Chinchero, located at over 12,000 ft. Visit the Palace of Tupac Yupanqui and admire a panoramic sunset across the ruins. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation in Cusco.
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