Experiential Tourism Kinsacocha Community of ParuParu

The Andean Community of Paru Paru is located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city of Cusco (52 km), located at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. On the way we will visit the town of Pisaq where we can enjoy a unique natural landscape of this Andean area, fortunate to have the largest canvas of stars in all of Cusco. It is a refuge for ancestral customs and families that maintain their relationship with nature.
It has a spectacular landscape with a panoramic view of the flora and fauna, an ancient and living culture, the community of Paru Paru is surrounded by beautiful, sacred mountains where we can observe the beautiful relationship between families and nature to whom they have a lot of respect, because it not only allows them to survive but also gives them much more than what they expect.
Quechua families rescuing culture, traditions and customs.
Objective of the workshops: Show the cultural wealth transmitted from generation to generation, jealously guarded by
the residents, and share the work techniques that are part of their ancestral knowledge and familiarize them through
of their experiential experience in each of the processes during the development of the workshop.
Duration: The workshops last from 45 minutes to one hour and can be extended depending on the degree of interest and participation of the visitors.

Duration:
1 day
Dificult:
Medium-high level
Group size:
from 2 to 8
Altitude:
3800 msnm
Travel style:
Cultural
Price From: $ 250.00
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Terms

Potato cultivation activity

This is one of the most important activities in the community, we will visit one of the native potato plots to recognize their varieties and agricultural work with different traditional and ancestral tools.
This activity does not allow us to recognize the various types of Andean tubers called “papa”, “oca”, “mashua”, and the production of dehydrated potatoes called “chuño” and “moraya”.

Textile activity

In this activity we will be able to experience the ancestral process of making Andean textiles made with sheep wool dyed with plants, minerals and natural inputs, under the system called “far away” using homemade tools such as small wooden boards and animal bones. opportunity to learn the traditional techniques used in the production of materials, the extraction of wool and the use of natural dyes, this activity is carried out by women.

Hike to Kinsaccocha lagoon

In this activity we will visit one of the community’s spectacular lagoons, the “Kinsaccocha” Lagoon, located a 30-minute walk from the family house, we will have an impressive view of the lagoon

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Tourist transport.
  • Official tourism guide.
  • Local guide of the Kinsacoccha community.
  • Food (prepared in the community).
  • Participation in activities on Andean textiles, agriculture and walks to the Kinsacoccha Lagoon.
  • Biosafety protocols.
  • First aid kit aids.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites.
  • Others not mentioned in the program

Group Tour

A group tour means that it is open for other hikers to join.

Private Tour

2 Travelers: $ 0 per person
3 Travelers: $ 0 per person
4 Travelers: $ 0 per person
5 Travelers: $ 0 per person
6 Travelers: $ 0 per person
7 Travelers: $ 0 per person
8 more Travelers: $ 0 per person

Private tours are available and the price depends on the size of the group.

Additional Items

We recommend bringing the following:

  • Sun Hat.
  • Water Cantimplora.
  • Photographic camera and batteries.
  • Repellent, Sunblock.
  • Optional: Snacks: Cookies, sweets, chocolates, energy bars (optional).
  • Carry coins in small denominations of Soles or Dollars.

Frequent Questions

The community is located at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. This altitude may affect some people, especially those not used to altitude. It is recommended to take appropriate precautions, such as getting enough rest, drinking water and avoiding excessive physical exertion.

The tour lasts 1 day. It includes activities such as visiting native potato growing plots, participating in traditional textile activities and a walk to the spectacular Kinsaccocha Lagoon.

Group size ranges from 2 to 8 people, allowing for a more personalized and close experience with the local community.

It is recommended to bring items such as a sun hat, water bottle, camera, repellent and sunscreen. In addition, it is suggested to bring snacks and carry coins in small denominations for local purchases.

Experiential activities offer the opportunity to get up close and personal with the cultural richness of the community, learn ancestral farming and weaving techniques, and enjoy the hospitality of local families. It is an enriching experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of the Andean community of Paru Paru.

Available spaces are limited per day. There are 500 spaces available per day and this covers 250 spaces for tourists and 250 spaces for the agency’s staff such as: Cooks, guides, assistants, muleteers, etc.

Cusco, the imperial city is at an altitude of 3350 meters above sea level. so if you come from a much lower place or at sea level. The best and most recommended thing is to spend at least 2 to 3 days in Cusco before doing the Inca Trail, this is because on the route you will ascend to 4,223 meters above sea level. If you want to have an unforgettable experience, the most recommended thing is proper acclimatization so you can do the hike without any problems or altitude sickness.

The Inca Trail 4 days has a distance of 40 km which is divided day by day. The most complicated day is the second day as you ascend to the highest pass of the walk, this pass is called Warmiwañusca (dead woman’s pass) and is at 4223 meters above sea level.

Because it is a journey that requires a lot of maintenance and constant care as it is a historical legacy that is more than 500 years old, it is necessary, important and mandatory to hire an authorized travel agency to carry out this adventure. Keep in mind that not all agencies can operate it directly if they do not have the corresponding authorization. Currently, there are only 230 travel agencies that meet all the requirements, among them is the Inca Perú Travel team.

The Inca Trail is open 11 months a year, except for the month of February, which is closed for maintenance and because it is the month with the most rain in Cusco. Please note that December to March is the rainy season and this can sometimes close some days during this time, due to inconveniences, landslides, natural problems. It is important that after booking you are always in contact with your agency salesperson to be constantly updated.

The most recommended is from April to November. At this time it is the dry season, so you will not find much rain and you will fully enjoy the mountainous landscapes of the route.

For being an authorized local direct operator. We ask for 50% of the total amount of the tour, this can be done with a credit card, bank deposit or Western Union. Please note that for a prior reservation, our sellers will ask you for basic and important information such as: Copy of Passport or Identity Document (your identification must be valid and if it is expired, you can make the reservation but you must bring the two original passports to the control at the beginning of the walk), another document will also be the Student Card (if you have it), this so that the corresponding discounts can be applied.

No, unfortunately it is not possible to change the dates, it is important that when booking, you are very sure.

As a recommendation, we inform you that you only bring what is necessary, for example light clothing for the day since when doing the walk you will become warm and warm clothing for the higher altitude areas and at night. A 45 Liter backpack can be good, so you can comfortably carry your belongings. Of course you have the option of renting an extra porter for your own belongings. We have porters who carry 15Kg and it costs US$170 American Dollars for the entire trip and porters who carry up to 7Kg ​​which costs US$85 American Dollars for the entire trip. Additionally, do not forget to bring your daily backpack, with everything you need such as: sweets, snacks, rain poncho, jacket, water, etc. You can also review the recommendations section.

The kitchen will be in charge of an expert chef who will prepare meals based on fish, meat, chicken, salads and other Andean products. While breakfast is prepared based on hot drinks (coffee, mates, chocolate, tea), milk, breads, pancakes, jams, eggs, among others. All products are select of good quality and purchased directly from local farmers or markets.
If you have any allergies, dietary restrictions be sure to inform us by email or other means once you have completed your reservation so we can take all necessary precautions. If you are vegetarian/vegan you must also let us know and we can adapt the meals.

Walking poles are really important for this hike since they will help you a lot to avoid problems with your knees and to have a little more strength when ascending or descending. Please note that there are stair ascents and also stair descents so we recommend that you bring a pair of walking sticks.

Yes, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, the most recommended are -10°c bags. Regarding the mat, it is in the price of the tour, however, at the beginning of the walk the guide will give you one and you have to carry it throughout the journey.

Our guides have been trained to respond to emergencies and use first aid equipment appropriately. And above all to manage the group in difficult situations. Therefore, in the event of an accident, you will be attended to by the guide and a member of the team will see the safest and fastest way to leave the Inca trail to transfer you to a medical center. We will be with you at all times of your recovery.
We will travel on the Inca Trail with the first aid kit and oxygen.

No, it is advisable to be in good physical condition to carry out the walk since you will climb maximum heights of 4000 meters above sea level. Before taking the service you must be honest about your health condition or concern. You are responsible for thinking and deciding whether or not a tour is right for you.

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