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Traditional villagers in Huilloc, Peru

Huilloc Experience

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The trip begins with a vehicle ride from Cusco to Huilloc, a hospitable community known for sharing its cultural heritage. After lunch, you will participate in Kusi Runa, an Inca practice of working on the land. The next morning, you will take part in Chaskiq, where a chosen chasqui carries a sacred message with the tarpuntay through the cave of Sutuq Mach'ay and the cultivated fields. The khipu is then delivered to the hamawta at Aya Urqu archaeological center, followed by a ritual dance of the condor. Lunch will be served, followed by afternoon volunteer work, such as repainting the school or planting trees. The day ends with dinner and rest.
Traditional Huilloc villagers with touristsTrip to Huilloc, a Traditional Andean Community Near the Sacred ValleyExperience HuillocTraditional villagers in Huilloc, Peru
Highlights
  • Explore Andean landscapes on a trip to the Community of Huilloc
  • Experience the traditional Inca practice of Kusi Runa and work on the land
  • Participate in the spiritual and mystical activity of Chaskiq
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive Huilloc

A vehicle takes you from Cusco to the community of Huilloc on a journey full of impressive Andean landscapes. This community is known for being hospitable and sharing its impressive cultural legacy with visitors. After visiting the community, you enjoy lunch and then participate in a traditional Inca practice called Kusi Runa, where you are part of the group of villagers in charge of working on the land or chakra. In the end, there is free time until dinner. Settle into your room in Huilloc Homestay and rest up for your next day's tour.

Day 2: Huilloc community

In the morning, participate in the activity known as Chaskiq. The tarpuntay (ancestral Inca authority) is in charge of preparing the khipu (sacred message) in an environment surrounded by spirituality and mysticism. The chasqui is chosen among the visitors and will be in charge of carrying the sacred message in his chuspa or bag. Together with the tarpuntay, the chasqui will walk the path to deliver the sacred message, passing through the cave of Sutuq Mach'ay and the cultivated fields, surrounded by native plants with healing properties. The sound of the pututu announces their arrival at the archaeological center of Aya Urqu to deliver the khipu to the hamawta or interpreter. The other attendees wait at the top for the beginning of the ritual when the high priest performs the dance of the condor. At the end of the ritual, enjoy lunch and in the afternoon, do volunteer work. After completing the tasks - which may be repainting the facades of the school or the medical center, fixing furniture, or planting trees - there is a time to rest and refresh. End the day with dinner.

Day 3: Huilloc | Ollantaytambo station

  • 1 Breakfast
A vehicle will pick you up from the community to transfer you to the Ollantaytambo station.

Accommodations

Huilloc Homestay

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Homestay in Urubamba
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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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