- Visit the Amaru community weavers
- Shop the Pisac market
- Meet master weaver Nlda Callañup to see 2,000 year old weaving techniques
- Picnic lunch in Maras
- Spiritual ceremony with local shaman
- Enjoy a traditional Pachamanca lunch
- 10K day hike to Machu Picchu’s Sun Gate
- Walking tour of Cusco
- Visit the San Pedro Market
- Foodie tour of Lima
Peru: A Sacred Journey
Filled with surprises and contrasts—from landscape and climate to cuisine—Peru is home to several ancient cultures who resided along its desert coast, throughout the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest. The combination is an array of areas to explore, and Tribù’s small group tour of Peru covers all three main climates with must-see destinations throughout.
After a relaxing night following the initial travel into Peru, the group will take a short flight to Cusco—home of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the Andes Mountain range. Among other treasures, the area is known for its fine textiles—many of which can be perused via local market, and are best seen on this journey through a visit to the charming Amaru community who will teach the group about the process of dying and weaving these one-of-a-kind textile designs. Also in the Sacred Valley, the small town of Pisac is not to be missed, along with its local market and famous clay-oven-baked empanadas—worth the trip alone!
A second full day in the Sacred Valley features a sit-down with master weaver Nilda Callañaupa—an expert of all things textile—who practices the country’s 2,000-year-old weaving techniques and will show the group his craft from his home in the small village of Chinchero. Next, the small town of Maras is known for its commercialized saltpans, or “salineras” and nearby Maras Pampas filled with cattle and sheep. A picnic lunch includes the traditional spiritual sound ceremony of offerings to Mother Earth conducted by a local Shaman—representing and radiating the original people of the region.
A visit to Peru is not complete without experiencing the world-famous Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level. Tribù’s version includes a 10-kilometer hike to the site’s famed Sun Gate, followed by a second day at Machu Picchu beginning at dawn.
Next, the group heads to Cusco, where a walking tour spans culture, history and modern-day life. Here, a highlight is San Pedro market, a firsthand look at local life and well outside the tourist area of Cusco. Finally, on the return trip to Lima, foodies will delight in a culinary tour that covers traditional home-style specialties in the city’s Barranco district, as well as a local creator of our favorite local “anticuchos,” or kebab-like meat skewers.
Peru | A Sacred Journey
Dates: July 9-16, 2018
Available Upon Request
Tribù Host: Anne Kay
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