Biking To 4 Lakes & Communities Visit
Biking to 4-lakes & communities visit, This full day tour is great for those who would like to get out of the city for a day and visit a local Andean village to learn about the Quechua culture, witness the impressive views of 4 lakes and Learn how the locals live off the land and enjoy a drive through country roads to historical sites that should not be missed on your trip!
We will pick you up at 8:00 am and we will drive for about 1.45 minutes to the district of pomacanchi. Here we will start the biking , passing through small villages and the 4 lakes , along the way we will learn about the ancient weaving process which is still practiced here. Then we will head to the Andean village called Acopia where many of our porters live. If you do the visit on a school day, we will first go to the local elementary school where we will have the chance to visit the classrooms and teach some English to these children. After visiting the school, we will go to visit a local family and be invited into their house. They will serve us a typical lunch which is made from the crops that they harvest from their fields (such as a vegetable soup, boiled potatoes, corn, and lima beans) and fish inside their house . We can also visit a chicheria which is where they make chicha, the local alcoholic drink made from fermented corn. Inside their house, we will learn about the local family’s traditional Andean culture, We will walk around the village to learn traditional fishing. Most locals here only speak Quechua, but your guide will be able to translate so that you can talk to the family and get to know them. We will also visit some of the farms and learn about local crops and will also see locals shepherding and tending their livestock including sheep, pigs, cows, and donkeys. Please keep in mind that on the Community Visit the houses we visit are very simple with dirt floors and basic necessities. It is normal for locals to keep small animals inside their houses such as guinea pigs.
After thanking our hosts, we will head back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel around 6:00 pm.
- Transportation all day
- Official tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua
- Bikes and equitment
- Traditional lunch with a local family
- Tip for your guide
- Good sneakers or light hiking boots
- A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
- Comfortable hiking clothes
- Rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
- If you would like to donate some items to the local children or families, we recommend bringing toothbrushes, writing utensils, basic level English books, notebooks, etc. Please feel free to ask us if there are certain items that we recommend bringing depending on the time on year when you will be visiting.
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