Visit communities, participate in local life and experience the authentic Peru!

Visit communities, participate in local life and experience the authentic Peru!
Dancing in the Qhelqanqa local school with some of the students.
Dancing in the local school in Qhelqanqa

Besides sightseeing Andean Adventures Peru also offers cultural experiences in the Peruvian countryside, giving you the chance to experience the authentic Peru. Some of these activities include the visiting of local communities, participate in their everyday activities and experience the authentic Peruvian countryside.

Peru has such a wide array of cultural and ecological variety due to the geographical isolation caused by the Andes and the rainforest. This has sparked the development of various cultural practices in the countries different climatic zones.

Much of Peru’s population still lives in the countryside, their lives very much unchanged compared to 100 years ago. To make a living they mainly cultivate crops and herd llama’s and alpaca’s for their fine wool which they use to produce high quality textiles, famous around the globe.

One of such communities in the village of Qhelqanqa with which Andean Adventures Peru has a long lasting partnership going back many years. Many of our porters come from this community and we as a company have supported them to help improve the living conditions in the village. It is our desire to in the future offer programs within the community to help them diversify their income and create more local employment.

One of such communities in the village of Qhelqanqa with which Andean Adventures Peru has a long lasting partnership going back many years. Many of our porters come from this community and we as a company have supported them to help improve the living conditions in the village. It is our desire to in the future offer programs within the community to help them diversify their income and create more local employment.

Another recent project is located in some of the rural communities around the town of Pisaq where local farmers have united themselves in the “Parque de la Papa” or “Potato Park”. Here they developed a community tourism program. Their main attraction being the more than 3000 different kind of potatoes being cultivated on their land.

One of the first projects with community tourism in Peru were the inhabitants of the floating reed islands in lake Titicaca, now famous for staying a night over at one of their artificial islands. After the success of this initiative, comparable projects sprouted up all around Peru, offering local communities more economic opportunities.

Nowadays, with sustainability and authentic experiences becoming more mainstream, the demand for community tourism has been rising and you can be a part of it! Contact us at sales@andeanadventuresperu.com or visit us at https://andeanadventuresperu.com to book your adventure!

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