Be a Farmer in Paruro 4D/3N
«Join Alternative Inca Trails for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime Inca trek experience.»
Enjoy a three-day journey getting to know the real traditional ways of the Cuzco region. You will be amongst locals off the beaten track, getting to know life as it was and continues to this day. You will learn to make the sacred drink of the Incas, bake your own bread, cook traditionally, go to the farm make crops of maize, eat wathia and learn the traditional and medicinal uses of local plants.
Be A Farmer In Paruro 4D (only on may)
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Highlight : prepare the sacred drink of the Incas (ajha or corn beer), learn to cook guinea pig traditionally, make your own bread and cook traditionally.
Location : Paruro Province. (2 hours driving from Cusco).
Duration : 4 days.
Level : Easy
Adventure Rating : A good cultural alternative to see the real life.
Departure Dates : Any day with two people only may. We offer affordably-priced experience for 2 people so that you can depart on the date that suits you.
Combos&Upgrades : Combine with one of our tours to know more the culture of Cusco and enrich your experience, and get a discount off your cultural experience price.
Travelers dream : If you wish to join a group tour, please see trekkers dream. You can also form your own tour group to be advertised on our page. Maximum group size 5.
We meet you at your hotel to depart and go to the province of Paruro (2 hours driving). Upon arrival you’ll have breakfast, after which you will learn how to make the traditional drink of the Incas that they originally called ajha (corn beer), but is now known as chicha. You’ll also prepare lunch in a natural and traditional clay stove. You will then have free time to explore the town.
Early in the morning we start to prepare staff and food to go to the farm where you are going to do the traditional cropping of maize and prepare wathia. Wathia is a traditional way to cook using a small, clay mounded oven that is heated for one hour with fire inside. Then, we take it out of the fire and put the potatoes, beans, oqa, and sweet potatoes from the highlands and smash the clay around them and let them cook buried in the earth. The result is wathia. The day will be brightened up by local musicians. This night you can camp on the farm take care of the corn and appreciate the beautiful sky and constellations.
You will do a small hike to where your Tour Guide will explain to you the traditional and medicinal uses of plants. Then we will put the corn in sacks to carry it by horses to the family home. it’s possible to do this if the lama herder is already at the town. After lunch you will go to one of the traditional ovens of the town of Paruro where you will see and be actively part of preparing bread from pure wheat that we will bring with us to enjoy at the house.
This day you will have the option to try guinea pig and you will get to be part of the process at the end enjoy the favorite food of the Incas. Also go to the traditional oven to prepare bread traditionally. Late in the afternoon we will go back to Cusco.
- Simple accommodation in a family home.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Days 1,2,3, Breakfast and Lunch on Day 4 with the opportunity to prepare your own traditional meals.
- Transport Cusco to Paruro (day 1) Paruro to Cusco (day 4).
- Professional Tour Guide.
What Is Not Included?
- Sleeping bag.
- Extra snacks, chocolate, alcoholic drinks.
- Entrance fee to the hot springs.
Bathing suits and go to the thermal baths in LLaurisque in the way back.
- Sleeping bag.
- Hiking boots, strong footwear.
- Flash light or torch and batteries.
- Camera and extra batteries.
- Sun block or hat to protect you from the sun, sunglasses.
- Personal medical kit.
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
- Toilet paper, small towel.
- Two liter water bottle: disposable bottles are not recommended.
- Extra money for drinks, tips, souvenirs etc. (soles or dollars) emergency money.
- Inflatable mattress.
- Snacks, biscuits, energy bar, chocolate, fruit, etc.
|PRICES 2018 BE A FARMER IN PARURO 4D/3N|
|# OF PEOPLE|
|2||3||4 – 5||6 – 7||8 + more|
|PRICES IN USD (per person)|