Discover how llama herders live in the Andean mountains. You will spend time walking by their side, leading their animals to their own community and listening to them talk about their history. You will share with them the close relationship they have with their llamas, alpacas and sheep and you will discover why these animals always played a key role in rural Andean society.

Basic information :

  • Place: Community of Quishuarani, District of Lares – Cusco, Peru
  • Hiking circuit around Quishuarani
  • Average height of 3850 meters above sea level
  • Duration 2 days
  • Difficulty : medium (height)
  • Available in Spanish and English (upon request also possible in other languages)
  • Daily service with professional guides

It includes :

  • Transportation from your hotel – round trip
  • Reception in the community
  • Welcome and farewell ceremonies
  • Visits accompanied with a group of llamas in the town and its surroundings
  • Full meals (lunch, dinner and country breakfast)
  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths of Lares.
  • Basic accommodation in a family home.

Does not include :

  • Personal drinks and snacks
  • Tip

DAY 1

07:00
Pick up from the Hotel y Departure from the Quishuarani Community. Discussions with the guide about the rural reality of Quishuarani and the starts of the Responsible Turism. We will pass through the high Andean montains of more than 4000 meters above sea level. On the road you will see several natural and cultural attractions (waterfalls, herds of llamas and snowy montains such as Abra del Pitusiray for exemple).
10:30
Arrival and welcome ceremony by the community. Departure until the beautiful waterfalls “Canchis Paqcha” and the lagoon of “Qoyalay Qocha”, accompanied by the guide and a herd of llamas.
12:00
Arrival at the lagoon of “Qoyalay Qocha”. Stop at the herder’s house. Discussions about the herber’s rol in the andean word y the dialy life in the Quechua community.
14:00
After the return at Quishuarani you will have a tipical rural lunch in a family home.
15:00
Departure at the Thermo-Medicinal Baths of Lares, which offer 4 pools and waterfalls channeled to relax and enjoy the nature en wonderfull view inside the hot water (between 36°C and 48°C) with healing properties.
18:00
Return to Quishuarani, dinner and overnight in a family home. At night you will have the opportunity to listen a story-telling in Quechua and a campfire with the comuneros.

DAY 2

07:00
Hot country breakfast with the family at home.
08:30
Small demonstration of the process of textile craft. and dyed in sheep, alpaca or llama. Discussions about the difference in fibers and the importance of the wool trade for the Quishuarani community and the family.
10:30
Farewell ceremony for the comuneros and departure until Cusco, Ollantaytambo or other destination (it depends of how the continue their trip).

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