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Zampoña - Musica Andina

Andean Music Route

All day Tour: Experiential History Min: 2 persons
Murilo S
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!


Description Andean Music Cusco Route

With the “Cusco Andean Music Route” tour, you will learn more about the music and ritual calendar of the Q’ero indigenous community, located southeast of Cusco. We will discover their instrumental and aesthetic performance criteria, as well as the functions of Q’ero music, interpreting ceremonial pieces, in addition to having access to audio and documentary films.

Music, being an essential part of festivals and celebrations for the Andean people, is much more than just fun; it is a fundamental component of their coexistence with Nature and the Cosmos. Each instrument and type of music has its reason for being, as well as its time and place of execution. In the route of Andean music, we will learn about Andean music as a cultural fact, we will examine the Andean musical practice, in relation to:

The ceremonial calendar, agricultural seasons and the cycle of plant growth, the cycle of animal reproduction, the cycle of human life, Andean astronomy, cosmology, religion and spirituality: the constellations, the Milky Way and the cycle of the stars will be examined in this section, as well as the religious system, the notion of sacredness, cosmology and ecology, from the indigenous perspective. The type of music we will focus on is not practiced in specific scenarios, intended for a debut, nor is it conceived for a listening public to appreciate and enjoy.

In every known culture there has been some form of musical manifestation, the history of music encompasses all societies and epochs. The intimate relationship between the human species and music has been demonstrated, and while some traditional interpretations linked its emergence to intellectual activities linked to the concept of the supernatural. For primitive man there were two signs that evidenced the separation between life and death: movement and sound, in the so-called prehistoric art dance and song merge as symbols of life while stillness and silence are shaped as symbols of death.

Primitive man found music in nature and in his own voice. He also learned to create sound with rudimentary objects such as: bones, reeds, trunks, shells, etc. There is evidence that around 3000 B.C. Sumer already had percussion and string instruments (lyre and harp). The ancient cult songs were rather lamentations on texts.

ANDEAN MUSIC is a term applied to a very wide range of musical genres originating in the South American Andes. This area includes mainly the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. The term is often used as a synonym for the musical style typical of the altiplano and generally performed by the Aymara, Quechua and other peoples of that region, a style characterized by nostalgic and evocative melodies played on reed flutes and charangos.


  • Cusco (3,390 masl)
  • Calca (2,926 masl)


Day 1: Cusco – Calca – Cusco

  • 09.00 hrs We will pick you up at the hotel to go to the town of Calca, located 51.5 km from the city of Cusco.
  • The music teachers are waiting for us to teach us about the Inca cosmovision, since ancient times all the cultures of the world have had to assume a conception, where they explain the existence of the world and themselves. This worldview considered that nature, living beings and mother earth are elements that live perpetually.
  • Man has a soul, life, and so does everything that surrounds him (plants, animals and mountains). Man and nature harmonize and adapt to coexist in nature, to form and be part of it. The Incas had their own way of seeing the world, giving answers to the questions that man poses.
  • They believed in: Hanan Pacha or the celestial and supraterranal world above (gods such as the sun, the moon, the lightning, the stars, the Rainbow), Kay Pacha or the world here and present (men, animals and plants) and Uku Pacha or the world below (dead, spirits and diseases). Where the expression “Pacha” means earth, related to time and space.
  • We will travel through the world of musical notes, rhythms and the spirituality of music through instruments.
  • 13.00 hrs In this setting and surrounded by these landscapes, we will enjoy lunch. After this musical journey through time and history, we will start our return to Cusco.
  • 15.00 hrs Approximate arrival and transfer to the hotel.




  • Transfer IN/OUT
  • Tourist transport
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch in the community


  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • Any instrument you play
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sun protection (factor 35)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Mineral water
  • Camera and camcorder
  • Batteries



Andean Music Route


Minimum 02 people


Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Andean Music Route Tour

The “Andean Music Route Cusco” is an experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the music and ritual calendar of the indigenous Q’ero community located in southeastern Cusco. Through this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Andean music, its instruments, and its deep cultural significance.

The tour includes the performance of ceremonial Q’ero music pieces, as well as an explanation of the Inca cosmology related to music. You will also have access to audio and documentary films that will enrich your understanding of this art form.

The main performers of Andean music are usually local musicians from Andean communities in the region, especially Aymara and Quechua people, who are two of the prominent ethnic groups in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. These musicians are experts in playing traditional Andean instruments and pass down their knowledge from generation to generation.

Yes, during the “Andean Music Route in Cusco” tour, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in activities related to Andean music and local culture. This tour is designed for visitors to not only be spectators but also active participants in the experience.

The Andean musical instruments most frequently used in Andean music include:

  • Quena: A traditional Andean cane flute.
  • Zampoña: A type of pan flute made of cane or wood tubes.
  • Charango: A small stringed instrument similar to a guitar, made from armadillo shell or other materials.
  • Tinya: A traditional Andean drum.
  • Moseno: Another drum used in Andean music.
  • Sikus: A set of cane tubes with reeds that are played by blowing.
  • Quenacho: A larger variant of the quena.
  • Wankara: A large ceremonial drum.








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