Arrival and reception at the city of Cajamarca.
Baños del Inca:
Transfer to the “Baños del Inca” complex, where you will take a comforting
medicinal thermal bath in its extraordinary and healing warm water.
Transfer to the community of Sulluscocha:
Transfer to the town Lagoon Sulluscocha.
During the trip, we will enjoy the beauty of the landscape and get to know
the rules, tips, and some important distinctive traits of the countrymen,
which should be taken into account by the tourist to have a fraternal and
On the road, we will make a stop in the town of Llacanora.
Welcome to the Andean house:
Welcome by the countrymen and accommodation in the house. Here we will begin
our great adventure of socio-cultural exchange.
Lunch and Farm Work:
After the accommodation, we will have lunch at noon. Among the countrymen,
this time is very important and it is immersed in a ritual context. It is
carried out around a no-legged table, i.e. a circle, where we sit down on
the ground, and everybody shares their food looking up to each others’ eyes.
We can participate hands-on in the harvest and sowing of vegetables and
other products in the “Tourist Orchards” according to the current season.
These vegetables will be used to feed other guests who will come later. So,
the very tourists will sow their own food.
“The meal at seven”:
It is the countryman’s dinner. There, the family gets together, talks about
daily work, achievements, problems and what has to be done for next day in
front of a warm fireplace.
Andean morning, bread-making and farm work:
We will get up at cockcrow to hustle the hens while we will collect the eggs.
Then, we will help women make the bread for a typical highlander breakfast.
This breakfast is also timely to get to know a little more about the local
customs, and the origin of food. We also talk about the farm work done the
Kollor Ruins and Lagoon San Nicolas:
After breakfast, we will depart to the Kollor ruins and the lagoon San
Nicolas which belong to the district of Namora, going through little towns
in the valley. We will start communing with the indescribable force of the
Andes, its impressing landscape, clean crystal waters, and its dry,
Return to the rural house where the family awaits with a delicious typical
lunch, to recover our energies.
Later, we will help in the household chores: collect the wood, lock the
cattle in the pen, feed the guinea pigs and hens, and other chores women do
restlessly, but which encompass a fascinating appeal.
Fishing at Sulluscocha Lagoon:
Walk around the beautiful Sulluscocha Lagoon to see and be part of the
collective traditional Carpa fishing.
Dinner and Storytelling of myths and legends:
When dinner time arrives, we will enjoy the tales, myths, legends and
traditions, as well as anecdotes and rural jokes, which are usually full of
a marvelous, naïve candor.
Mystic Ritual for thanking the Apus and the Pacha Mama
After dinner, we will walk to the Apu or Holy Mountain “La Carshga” (which
is the Quechua word for “rugged”), listening the noises the night brings to
us. The we will light a fire to commence the ritual of offering to the
sacred Apus (hills and mountains), and to the Pachamama (the earth mother),
ancient Andean gods, who have not been wiped out of the rural men soul,
despite the western religious control, and who have been adapted and
transformed by the very rural men according to their own earth sacred vision.
Then, the time for “chacchar” (to chew) the holy coca leaves will come,
always accompanied by the ritual of drinking cañazo (sugarcane spirit) and
the smoking of INCA cigarettes while we sing. Here, we will be able to feel
nature and understand the Andean cosmo-vision a little better.
We will have a delicious breakfast with cachangas and a heartening soup.
We will walk around the farm, doing the last tour around our hosts’ property,
while we help in the farm work for the morning.
Lunch and Farewell:
This is the last lunch we will have with our hosts. It will be something
special. During the farewell ceremony, you are free to show your feelings of
love, friendship and solidarity that this experience had helped create.
Return to Cajamarca:
We will begin our return to the city of Cajamarca where you will have a free
afternoon to go shopping.
Finally, at the scheduled time, we will pick you up to transfer to the bus
terminal or corresponding hotel.
The price for each additional night includes full meals for the day.
If you want an English guide, you must ask for the recharge fee.
The described activities in the program are subject to change according to
seasonality or the programmed activities by the host family.
WHAT TO BRING
- FLASHLIGHT, RAINCOAT- SHORTS (FOR THE MORNINGS)- REPELLENT- WINTER CLOTHES
FOR THE NIGHTS- COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR FOR THE WALKS- HAT OR CAP, SUNGLASSES-