Amaru Community, Llama Farm, and Pisaq Market
The Amaru Community is a unique and small Andean village. Locals welcome visitors with beautiful native music and flower decorations at the entrance of their houses. The region is known for their gracious offerings to Mother Earth, or 'Pachamama,' as symbolic displays of gratitude for daily life, food abundance, harmony, peace and the opportunity to meet brothers from different cultures. Citizens of Amaru are as talented as they are hospitable, and are known for being masters in the art of weaving in the unique and authentic tradition of their ancestors.
up to 20 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Free cancellation up to 20 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
With an altitude of 11,619 feet (3,521 m), it's understandable that a visit to the Amaru might make you feel as though you are floating through a dream. Rest assured, the beauty of the region, and the hospitality and friendly nature of the locals is firmly grounded in reality. The Amaru Community is located within the Pisaq District, Colca Province, and Cusco Region, so you're in for treat. The region is full of luscious landscapes, Spanish-colonial architecture, and access to Inca ruins.
This special tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Cusco, from there, you will travel to the incredibly scenic and aptly named Sacred Valley. Along the way, you will visit the Andean community of Amaru, where you will experience the daily life of a typical mountain community and observe how the people weave textiles, such as belts and blankets, and how they grow and harvest their produce. You will also have the opportunity to taste the delicious different types of Andean potatoes and corn — of which there are many.
After that, you will continue to travel, and we will make a number of stops at stunning photographic viewpoints and fascinating places. One of these stops will be at a Llama and Alpaca Farm. Here, you can get up-close and personal with these wonderful creatures, and can even feed them! The farm also produces high-quality pieces from the wool, which you may purchase. Alpaca wool is notoriously soft and warm, and the animals are very well cared for, so it is highly recommended that support sustainable tourism purchasing a cozy memento.
Your journey continues through the valley to the town of Pisaq, which has a large daily market full of goods for both tourists and locals. At the market you will find villagers who have come from the mountains to sell their home-grown produce and unique handmade arts and crafts. This market is highly recommended if you're hoping to purchase a vareity of authentic and interesting souvenirs at great prices.
After your Sacred Valley tour officially concludes, you will enjoy return transportation. Reflect on the day's adventures as you enjoy a lovely supper, and chat about what exciting times await you tomorrow! to your hotel where you can re we will take you to your hotel.*This day the lunch is included.
What to Bring
Cash in Peruvian currency to buy local handicrafts. Be sure to bring enough, as many travelers end up wanting to purchase more than they anticipated, and ATMs are not in ready supply.
Private transportation, English speaking guide, lunch with local products.
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