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A Full Day Tour to Amaru Community – Pisac

  • We take small groups, why? The
    principal reason to take small
    groups to Patabamba, is to provide
    personalized service, in a small
    group is easy to keep walking
    together and enjoy the nature of
    the hike, there is a possibility to
    make friend and share experiences,
    interacting more closely with each
    other. Whereas, in larger groups
    from (10 – 16) people it trend

A Full Day tour to Amaru Community – Pisac


Amaru community is located in the famous artisan district of Pisac above 3,215 meters above see level / 10550 ft. There are around 200 families that live in the community, with an average of 3 to 4 children per family. Even though the community is very close to the cities of Pisac and Cusco, they still preserve their ancestral traditions, such as agriculture, cooking, weaving and music, keeping alive the old dances and songs and winning contents all around Peru, people in Amaru are very conscious of the strength of their biodiversity and cultural heritage. The community Amaru has been working hard to recover its bio-diversity, participanting in reforestation of native and medicinal plants in the hillsides, as well as reviving the traditional handcrafts techniques ( weaving , ceramics, bone artwork ) keeping with their cultural legacy to be one of the most important protectors of the Andean traditions. Your visit will directly benefit the people that participate in the services and da

We take small groups, why?

The principal reason to take small groups to Patabamba, is to provide personalized service, in a small group is easy to keep walking together and enjoy the nature of the hike, there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other. Whereas, in larger groups from (10 – 16) people it trend to split into factions. Moreover, in larger groups tends to be a sizeable difference “often over onehour in a section of the trail” between the fastest andslowest member, what makes more difficult for the guides, cooks and porters to make their effective labors. In small groups, people are more likely to arrive at roughly the same time to hear the guide’s explanations. Also our porters are given the same food as the tourists. In larger groups agencies often provide inferior food for the porters. Smallgroups require less space in campsites and this enables the guide to select better locations. In small groups the guide, cook and porters have a more intimate relationship with the tourists and are better able to meet individual needs and attend to environmental issues such as waste disposal, contamination, etc. as the group will be together more of the time. Because of these reason in our standard service we take small groups, only in a group of friends and delegations we manage larger group. So choose small group.

What are the benefits of doing a private tour?

One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether. In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask at South Adventure Peru Tours how you can arrange your own private tour.

  • Departure : Any day during the year
  • Departure time : 7:00am
  • Duration : 9 to 10 Hours
  • Recommended for : Families, Adults , Young people
  • Minimum number : 2 Passengers
  • Languages : English , Spanish and local language which is the Quechua
  • Difficulty : Easy ( Soft walking distance )
  • Season to travel : April, May, June, July , August, Sept , October , December
  • Activity level : Relaxed
  • Meals : Traditional lunch at Amaru community

Tour Description

After your delicious breakfast, we will pick you from your Hotel at 7:00am and then we will start with this lovely tour to the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and to the mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awanancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards and then we will pass to the next stop of Taray to appreciate the beautiful panoramic view of the Sacred valley with its snow-capped and glasiers. After the traditional group photo and a lot of selfies, we will continue the trip to the town of Pisac where will explore first the Parque de las papas or Native potatoes park. The local people will greatefully welcome us into the beautiful landscape of the community. Our hosts, the native from “Laraypas indigenas of Amaru association” will explain us their daily life, traditions, and the work the association does on behalf of the tradition culture and the environment protection. Finally, we will continue with our amazing trip to the community of Amaru, we dress in the traditional custome to feel the Inca Culture in their greater understanding. The experiential tourism is to teach and learn the Andes custom, the textile is made from nature dyes (will perform a mystical ceremony with COCA Leaves) we also collect native plants, we spin alpaca wool, and we will make textiles until final finish. Discovering the plants, we will begin the “weaving workshop” including a hike through a native forest and visiting the association´s nursery, where we will choose the plants that we will use to dye our fibers. We will also discover the medicinal and culinary properties of some of these plants. The weaving process, We will get into the entire handmade weaving precess, sheering and hand spinning the wool, dyeing the fibers and doing the design in the warp and wefts, and finally weave in the telar de cintura or waist loom, traditionally used by the local women to weave. We will learn the ancient techniques, take pictures, and be part of the whole process, where we will be able to make our own textile, which will be a little be a lifetime experience. During our stay in the community of Amaru, we will enjoy natural appetizers, drinks and nutritious lunch- healthy and lovely made by the local women of Amaru. Local community artists or children from the school will share with us some local music. However, after enjoy the traditional lunch, we say goodbye to Amaru to drive towards Pisac and explore this Inca citadel built on a whole mountain, we explore the agriculture platforms, Inca roads, and pre Inca villages. In the afternoon, you will head back to Cusco or if you would like, we can dropped off in the sacred valley (Urubamba or Ollantaytambo)

Our Full day tour Includes:

  • Pre-information night before of your tour
  • English-Speaking guide( 2 guides for over 8 people)
  • Good driver and safe
  • Visit the Andean community of Amaru
  • Visit the complex of the archaeological site
  • Presentation techniques dyeing and weaving
  • Traditional lunch in the community of Amaru
  • Private transport Cusco – Amaru – Cusco
  • First Aid Kit & Oxygen bottlet
  • Personalized service

Our Full day tour do NOT Includes:

  • Meals no mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra tours or another activity
  • Tipping to the guide and support staff
  • Phone calls and internet access
  • Extra drinks such as soda or water
  • Entrance to the archaeological site in Pisac ( Big ticket 130 soles / Partial ticket 70 soles )

What to Bring/ Carry:

  • Original passport and Hiking boots (waterproof),
  • Sneakers is welcome to but for the rainy is not enough comfortable.
  • Long pants and Daypack
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent you from the sunburn.
  • Warm clothes , Sweaters and a jacket
  • Rain wear or poncho for the rainy season December - April, but during the dry season can be raining too
  • Camera with extra batteries and flash light , head torch and extra batteries
  • Bottle of water, Snack (dried fruits, chocolates, etc).
  • Insect repellent, Hat and sun block to protect you from the sun.
  • Personal toilette items and personal medical kit.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips , souvenirs in Soles
  • First Aid kit (alcohol, aspirin, tablets for stomach troubles, medicines to avoid altitude sickness)
  • Day pack is good to bring to carry your camera, water, rain jacket.
Prices Valid for trips through December 201 7- 2018
From 2 to 4 people USD$ 150 / From 4 to 6 USD$ 125 / From 6 to 8 and UP USD$ 95
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