You will be involved in to an ancient tradition, with master weavers awarded by UNESCO. This is the only tour in Cusco that allows you to live this kind of experiences. We don`t just show you the textile process, you will do the processWe have received important people like Jean-Bernard Münch who is the president of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO since 2012. This kind of experiences helps local people to give more value to what they do.
This off-the-beaten-path tour of Lima offers visitors a unique experience of Lima’s diversity. On this Lima tour, you will visit a community of the Shipibo-Konibo ethnic group, who are especially known in Peru for their particular and very recognisable art. You will learn more about their culture, traditions, history and current reality while also enjoying a delicious lunch at a host family’s house and learning two Shipibo art techniques. The focus of this tour is authentic and respectful cultural exchange and meaningful encounters with locals.
Discover the authentic crafts and artisan traditions of the Sacred Valley on this private Pisac shopping experience from Cusco. After a pickup at your hotel, reach Pisac in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle. Follow your private guide through the traditional craft markets, and browse the locally produced artisan ceramics, textiles, and jewelry on display. Along the way, perhaps pick up a souvenir or two of your travels.
Before taking a conventional city tour in Lima, the first thing you should know is its millenary past. In this tour we will visit one of the most important administrative and ceremonial centers of prehispanic Lima, located in Miraflores. Then we will visit the most important museum in Peru, which houses an impressive collection of objects in gold, silver, ceramics and pre-Columbian textiles.You will know the importance of human sacrifice for the cultures of ancient Peru, its worldview and religion, its customs, its art, the impressive accounting system that was used during the time of the Incas. You will learn to make a Quipu! And you will discover the mythical god AI APAEC!
Aula is thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to learn more about the plant dyes and traditional dyeing techniques unique to this region. Through the natural dyeing workshop, we hope our guests will leave with a true appreciation for the textile tradition and age-old techniques that make the Cusco region so special. We're proud to work with our partners at Pichinku, who have offered to open up their workshop for these intimate workshop experiences, providing a hands-on, one-on-one instruction and the chance to share in the experience with the all-female Pichinku team.
Learn ancient techniques in traditional medicine based on Andean natural plants and feel as an authentic healer! The activity begins with a walk to collect medicinal plants. Then you will use them, among with other ingredients, to prepare creams and oils in the old traditional way. You will be amazed of the magical properties of these ancestral plants!• Pickup and drop-off from hotel in Cusco Center are included
Get ready to experience a day as a farmer using ancestral Andean tools such as the chaquitalla, the cuti and the lampa. During the activity, you will learn the mysteries of the Andean agriculture, the diversity of its crops and the rituals that connect the Pachamama with nature and agriculture. You will also get to know the main products of Huayllafara: corn, potatoes, beans and quinoa.• Pickup and drop-off from hotel in Cusco Center are included
I'm Lucie, originally from Germany, but now living in Peru with my Peruvian family. We have dedicated our life to ecological construction, apart from the natural materials we have also focused on construction with recycled materials. In the last 5 years we have completed 2 ecological projects and participated in several community works.A specialty of mine is doing mosaic from recycled ceramic tiles on floors or walls - which allows to leave a unique design, art and footprint at your site - giving a second use to a garbage product and stimulating your creative side while leaving something lasting at your house.