DAY 1: QORICOCHA LODGE (QENCCO COMMUNITY).
We will depart from Cusco City, embarking on a 2-hour road trip. On the way, we will make some strategic stops to admire and learn about the local flora and fauna. Additionally, we will be able to look from above at the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Upon our arrival at Qoricocha Lodge we will be greeted with flowers and music by the local community, with a magnificent lagoon as backdrop to the experience. The local guide will lead us through a guided sighting of the indigenous birds, after which we will recreate the local agricultural activities, such as the fallow (preparation of the soil for sowing) and the sowing of potato seeds in the surrounding crop fields. Later, we will enjoy a potato-based snack.
After this activity, we will head to the Qoricocha lake to recreate the local fishing practices, accompanied by the tourist guide and members of the community. They will tell us the story of the lake and teach us how to fish. Afterwards, we will visit the kitchen of the Qoricocha Lodge restaurant, where a member of the community will demonstrate how to prepare the pejerrey —the most important and nutritious element of the local cuisine.
Following the cooking demonstration, we will enjoy a typical lunch made by members of the community using local produce. After lunch, we will watch a demonstration of the Andean textile process, and a member of the community will explain to us the different uses of local medicinal plants..
In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco aboard our tourist bus.