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Patacancha Community 2 Days

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Patacancha Community 2 Days

Patacancha Community 2 Days

23 reviews


As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, I don’t have specific information about Native Experiential Tourism in Patacancha for 2 days. However, I can provide you with a general idea of what experiential tourism might entail, especially in indigenous communities like Patacancha.

Experiential tourism often involves engaging with local communities, learning about their culture, traditions, and lifestyle through hands-on experiences. This can include activities like traditional crafts, cooking local dishes, participating in ceremonies, and interacting with local residents.

In Patacancha, which is known for its indigenous Quechua population, a two-day experiential tourism program might look something like this:


  1. Authentic Homestay:Experience genuine hospitality through a homestay with local families, providing a unique insight into their daily lives and fostering cultural exchange.
  1. Cultural Sensitivity and Education:Participants gain a deep understanding of the local customs, traditions, and the importance of cultural sensitivity in responsible tourism.
  2. Sustainable Tourism Practices:Emphasis on sustainable tourism practices ensures a minimal environmental impact and supports the long-term well-being of the community.
  3. Farewell Ceremony:Bid farewell with a closing ceremony, expressing gratitude and leaving with not only memories but a richer appreciation for Patacancha’s indigenous culture.

Trip Details

Day 1:
  1. Arrival and Welcome:
    • Greeted by local hosts and introduced to the community.
    • Overview of the itinerary for the next two days.
  2. Cultural Immersion:
    • Participation in traditional weaving workshops. Patacancha is known for its skilled weavers, and visitors may have the chance to learn the art of weaving using traditional techniques.
  3. Community Interaction:
    • Shared meals with local families, providing an opportunity to taste authentic Andean cuisine.
    • Time to interact with community members, ask questions, and learn about their daily lives.
  4. Traditional Evening Activities:
    • Participate in or observe traditional ceremonies or cultural performances.
    • Perhaps a bonfire or storytelling session to share local myths and legends.
Day 2:
    1. Nature Walk or Hike:
      • Guided tour of the surrounding natural beauty, perhaps with visits to local landmarks or viewpoints.
    2. Hands-on Agricultural Experience:
      • Participation in farming activities, such as planting or harvesting crops.
      • Insight into traditional agricultural practices and their significance in the community.
    3. Cooking Class:
      • Learn how to prepare traditional Andean dishes, using locally sourced ingredients.
      • Enjoy the prepared meals together with the host family.
    4. Farewell and Departure:
      • Closing ceremony or farewell from the community members.
      • Departure with a deeper understanding of the local culture and traditions.


Day 1 - Cusco - Patacancha - Weaving - Agriculture

Our experiential tourism program in Patacancha starts after breakfast, agency staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco.
We head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas by the route of Chinchero.
We will make a short stop at the Raqchi viewpoint to appreciate part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then we arrive to Urubamba to later arrive to Ollantaytambo where we will make a short stop to visit this beautiful town.
After 2:30 hrs. of travel we will arrive at our destination, the community of Patacancha.
The villagers will give us a very warm welcome with music, dances, and their typical costumes.
Then we will be given some typical costumes, and we will dress like the people of Patacancha.
We will be accommodated in the rooms of the families and we will get ready for our activities in Patacancha:

  1. Activity 1 “Weaving demonstration”. In this activity we will have the opportunity to learn the traditional techniques used in the preparation of their materials, the extraction of wool and the use of natural dyes, this activity is done by women.
    At the appropriate time we will have a typical lunch, it can be a Cuy to the firewood accompanied by the natural products of the community, or some other dish previous coordination with the agency.
  2. Activity 2 “Demonstration of agriculture”.This activity allows us to see firsthand the activities and ancestral techniques that the people of Patacancha perform in their chacras (farmland), we can also see their tools and even be part of these activities.
    Later we will be able to make a tour of the village and graze around the village of Patacancha, and return home with the livestock such as sheep, bacas and llamas.
    Dinner time, a delicious typical dinner
    Bonfire at night with stories, myths that the family will tell you for the group.
    Rest in our rooms.


Day 2 –Patacancha - Pago a la tierra - Tika a la Alpaca - Pachamanca - Cusco

Nutritious breakfast in the house of the family that will be hosting us, this breakfast is prepared based on Andean cereals such as beans, quiwicha, cañigua, and toasted corn.
We head about 30 minutes further up to the village of Patacancha for our next activities:
Activity 3 “Pago la tierra”: We will get to know the mystical side of Patacancha, the payment to the land is a symbolic way of how the community and the families watch over their products and their animals through different Andean rituals passed down from generation to generation.
Activity 4 “Tinka a la Alpaca”: It is a small ceremony where the villagers thank the Andean deities, ask for a better production and that their animals are protected from any danger.
At the end of our activities we return to Patacancha where our lunch will be ready. The Pachamanca is a typical dish based on beef, chicken or other types of meat seasoned with ingredients such as huacatay, chilli, cumin, pepper and other spices, as well as additional original Andean products such as potatoes, sweet potato, corn, beans in pods and eventually, yucca cooked only on preheated stones which makes the taste different from the typical food of the city.
After lunch we return to Cusco.
On the way back we can stop at different viewpoints of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and take pictures to remember our trip through the land of the Incas.
Finally we arrive to the city and we will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco.


  • Transfer one way hotel in Cusco – Village of Patacancha
  • Professional guide
  • 1 night accommodation in Patacancha
  • 1 breakfast
  • 2 lunches (Cuy a la Leña or Other for the first day – Pachamanca for the second day) 2 dinners
  • Transfer back Patacancha – Hotel in Cusco.




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