Chichubamba agro cultural tourism project

Apus Peru > Family Travel > Chichubamba agro cultural tourism project

This blog comes with huge appreciation to Kathy Steinbruegge and her sons Robert and James for their positive feedback and photographs of their experience. BIG thanks!!

A potter showing the produce of a ceramics workshop

Introducing our one day hike to the Chichumbamba agro-cultural tourism Project! https://www.apus-peru.com/treks/chichubamba_community_tourism.html 

Located in the Heart of the Sacred Valley, Chichubamba, is on the outskirts of Urubamba, about 20 minutes of Ollantaytambo and 30 minutes from Pisac. The community is dedicated to agriculture, horticulture, and a multitude of activities that are only found here.

Chichubamba agro-cultrural tourism project provides workshops to visitors to see first-hand how this diverse and welcoming group live in the Sacred Valley of the Inca.

Expert at work
Expert at work

By participating in this project you are helping families improve their quality of life, preserve nature, create personal self esteem and respect local culture. This is a highly recommended project for the sensitive traveller, who would like to visit local homes in an organised way.

Managed and run by the families of Chichubamba and the local NGO ProPeru, the Agro-cultural Tourism Project strives to preserve the traditional way of life of rural Andean families, while also generating funding to improve the standard of living, healthcare, and education in the community. All proceeds are directly reinvested back into the town of Chichubamba, thus your money directly benefits the families involved.

In house chocolate making
In house chocolate making

There are a myriad of workshops to choose from; bee keeping to chicha preparation, from guinea pig raising to chocolate making. Each workshop is presented by expert community members.

Apiculture (honey bee keeping)
Apiculture (honey bee keeping)

Kathy said, “I am sharing some photos from our wonderful visit to Chichumbamba. We hope that more tourists will take time to visit this special community of people in Peru. We loved our experience.. and would love for more people to enjoy the experience of meeting such wonderful people who were willing to open their homes to us and share their crafts and traditions. Lunch hosted by the family was delightful.”

Fresh local produce for lunch, with a local family
Fresh local produce for lunch, with a local family

For a little more info click on: http://www.grassrootsjourneys.com/explore/south-america/peru/community-of-chichubamba/

HAPPY TREKKING!

Leave a Reply

Categories

Hiking in Peru

11Cusco Ruins
7 AMAZING Inca Trail Ruins Plus More Inca Trail Attractions
24 June, 2022
11
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain vs Palccoyo: Which Rainbow Mountain Tour is Better?
14 May, 2022
11
The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: A Complete Guide
25 March, 2022

Peru Trip Planning

11Travel in Peru
Peru Travel Tips: How to Prepare for Your Trek in Peru
8 April, 2022
11
Packing for Hiking: The Complete Guide to How to Pack for a Hike
4 April, 2022
11
What to Wear to Machu Picchu | The Perfect Machu Picchu Clothing for All Seasons
28 March, 2022