With the Chincheros Cusco Experience Tourism, you will be able to get to know closely the native community of the same name in Chinchero. TAUCCA, is a community located in the Andes at an altitude of 3,762 meters above sea level. This place offers a tourism alternative for visitors who want to know the ancestral experiences that still remain in this time.
TAUCCA, located in the district of Chincheros in the city of Cusco, the community of Taucca, Urubamba – Cusco. This community is well known for its agricultural activity: harvesting potatoes, corn, beans, barley and wheat. Live unforgettable experiences in this environment where we will perform various activities of rural community tourism such as planting and / or harvesting of their products, handicrafts, weaving, payment to the land, among others.
The ecosystem of the area is the alpine mountain or highlands. The rainy season lasts from November to March; the rest of the year is the dry season. The area maintains its Andean landscapes made up of snow-capped mountains, lagoons and the Peruvian puna. In addition, you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the region. In the community you will find picturesque houses, traditional agricultural terraces and some archaeological remains. This destination, eminently Quechua, maintains its customs, traditions and enigmatic rites.
To make the experiential tourism in Taucca is one of the visits that one should make if you want to know the Andean culture in a better way. The art of backstrap loom weaving is an activity that involves all our senses, it is a form of meditation and absolute concentration to obtain perfection in the iconographies, it is also the most difficult test of patience and perseverance. The skilled weavers and the people of Taucca will transmit us their culture, their feelings when making each of the garments, their love for the land, what they inherited and their roots, especially if you are going on a tour to Machu Picchu, this way you will have more information about the Incas and their way of life. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
ACTIVITY 1- DEMONSTRATIVE TEXTILE WORKSHOP
In the textile workshop we will learn each step of the Andean weaving process, from obtaining alpaca and sheep wool, wool selection, natural dyes, natural dyeing, spinning and elaboration of Andean garments such as: Ponchos, llicllas, backpacks, shawls, headbands, bags, etc.
Duration: 1h 30min (All the process)
ACTIVITY 2- AGRICULTURE WORKSHOP
The main economic activity is related to agriculture; the entire population is dedicated to the production of traditional crops such as potatoes, barley, oats, beans, wheat, and peas. Small producers use traditional techniques and tools, with intensive use of family labor. They maintain ancestral relationships such as the ayni and minca and very sporadically resort to the payment of salaries; their crops are potatoes, beans, oca, olluco and some grains such as wheat, whose production is subsistence.
Crop rotation in these areas is regulated through a program of crops to be planted in the following years after the potato crop, for a period of 3 to 4 years, to then enter again in rest for a minimum of 3 years, in order to recover their fertility.
The technology is eminently traditional, characterized by the use of yuntas, chaquitaqlla, sectorial rotation of land, associated crops, traditional irrigation, minimal use of inputs, such as fertilizers that result in the levels of agricultural productivity. Farmers, not having a yoke due to the lack of animals, use a human-powered plow called a tajlla or chaquitaqlla, which is a pointed stick with a slightly bent tip, sometimes made of stone or metal, to carry out their agricultural work.
BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH – AGENCY / DINNER – PASSENGER
GROUP SERVICE TOUR
Taucca Experiential Tourism
PRICE PER PERSON
Minimum 02 people
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Cultural Tourism in Cusco is an experience that allows you to get up close with the native community of Taucca in Chinchero and to experience the ancestral traditions that still endure in this Andean region.
Taucca is located in the district of Chincheros, in the city of Cusco, Peru, at an altitude of 3,762 meters above sea level.
Taucca is situated in an alpine mountain ecosystem or highland. The rainy season runs from November to March, while the rest of the year is the dry season. The area features Andean landscapes, snow-capped peaks, lagoons, and the Peruvian puna.
In Taucca, you will find picturesque houses, traditional agricultural terraces, and some archaeological remains. The destination preserves its Quechua customs, traditions, and rituals.
Yes, it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness during Cultural Tourism in Taucca due to its high altitude of approximately 3,762 meters above sea level. To prevent it, it is recommended to acclimatize in Cusco for at least two days before the tour, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and tobacco, rest adequately, and eat light meals. In case of symptoms, inform your guide and consider descending to lower altitudes if necessary to receive medical attention. Prevention and early care are essential.
The best time for Cultural Tourism in Taucca is generally during the dry season from April to October, but it can be visited at any time of the year. Be sure to bring warm and altitude-appropriate clothing.
For Cultural Tourism in Taucca, bring warm clothing, sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, bottled water, and a small backpack. Don’t forget your camera and cash for local purchases. Traveling light is key in this rural environment.
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