Full Day Weaving Tour: Ocutan Community And Kantu Weaving Center - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel pickup in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Hotel drop off in Cusco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the traditional Andean culture, food, and scenery of Chinchero, during this full-day excursion from Cusco. Meet the towns famous women weavers, learn their customs and taste their typical food during an included lunch. A stop by Chincheros Kantu Weaving Center of Andean textiles will also help you learn more about Perus famous Inca weaving techniques.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Early in the morning, get picked up from your hotel and driven to the Kantu Interpretation Center for Andean Textiles located in the town of Chinchero, about 40 minutes away from Cusco.

After a welcome and introduction, enjoy a meeting with the centers master weavers. An included beverage service of herbal tea, coca or mua (a Peruvian herb) helps add to the hospitality. Continue the day with a short trip to the community of Ocutuan on the shores of Piuray Lake, where youll make a quick stop to take in the spectacular views and appreciate the lakes flora and fauna.

Arriving in Ocutuan, the trips host families will welcome you and introduce themselves. Youll further cement your bond with your new friends by taking part in the Andean traditional meeting by chewing of coca leaves and sharing an ancestral drink known as chicha de jora. Further your experience by sampling traditional Andean foods like native varieties of potatoes, such as the Oca (Oxalis tuberosa), Au or Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum), and Fava Beans, to name a few. Your hosts will share ancient legends and local stories and give you an introduction to the breeding of guinea pigs.

Midday, return to the Kantu Weaving Center for a traditional Andean lunch, complete with soup, main dish and drink. After lunch there will be a demonstration and introductory class on weaving. Youll learn about the entire textile production process, starting from sheep or alpaca wool, wool spinning, plant dying, determining color schemes, and hand-weaving art to finished product.

Finish the day with free time to explore the merchant stands in Chincheros city center, each with its own unique goods. Purchase a few crafts or weaving from the artisans themselves or from the area. In the afternoon youll transfer back to your hotel in Cusco.

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

All activities

Exclusions

Gratuities

Meals not specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required