Chichubamba Hands-on Tour 1D

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Duration: 1 Day
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: Urubamba
Destination: Cusco
Max People : 12

About the Chichubamba Hands-on Tour 1 Day

Experience the Chichubamba Agritourism project first-hand with Apus Peru’s hands-on tour! This is a highly recommended project for the sensitive traveler who would like to visit local homes in a structured way, and enjoy a hands-on tour.

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This is an excellent opportunity to explore the culture, food and traditions of everyday rural Peruvian life. The Chichubamba hands-on tour includes a series of workshops presented by community members who have received training in presentations and are experts in their field. By participating in this hands-on tour project you are helping families improve their quality of life, preserve nature and foster self esteem and respect for their cultural heritage.


Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people


3 people


4-6 people


7+ people


High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About the Chichubamba Hands-on 1 day Tour

What is Included?


  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of the Chichubamba hands-on tour excursion
  • Private transport to/from Cusco as described in the itinerary

Trekking Team

  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide


  • Lunch with a local family

Additional inclusions

  • 3 activities. If you would like to do more, please ask us for pricing!

What is Not Included?


  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Snacks and water


  • Tips for the guide

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

Equipment Available for Rent

    • Light-weight aluminium walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

Optional Activities


    • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
    • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
    • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

      • A light day pack to carry your things
      • Water bottle and snacks
      • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

  • 5% off a day tour listed price when you also book a 3-day or longer trek operated by Apus Peru
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: 75% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group, but will be charged 25% of the per person price based on final group size. For example, a group of 4 adults and one child under 4: adults will be charged the full price per person based on a group size of 4 and the child will be charged 25% of the per person price for a group of 4. Children under 3 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap. Car seats, cribs and other baby needs may not be included and must be discussed in advance. For more information about travelling with infants and toddlers, please see this blog as well as the Age Requirements section of our Booking Conditions.

Remember that scans of the student card (for students) or passports (for children) need to accompany the booking in order to be eligible for the discount.

Guides and Safety on the Tour

Our whole trekking team know the Chichumabmba region like the back of their hand! They are some of the warmest, endearing and wonderful people you are ever likely to meet.

Our guides are all licensed and receive regular training. They share their experience, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm with our passengers on every trek.

Get to know our team!

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • The times cited in this hands-on tour itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • When you are visiting people’s homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for a copy of our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.
  • The cost for lunch is paid directly to the cooperative.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Chichubamba Hands-on 1 Day Tour Itinerary

We will depart Cusco around 8am, arriving in Urubamba at around 10am. We will spend the morning getting our hands dirty partaking in three 1-hour hands-on tour workshops. After this, we will enjoy lunch at the Chichubamba Agritourism project. We will leave Urubamba at around 2:30 to return to Cusco

If you have paired this hands-on tour with a Sacred Valley Tour, a Machu Picchu extension, or anything else, we can also transfer you to Pisaq or Ollantaytambo, depending on your itinerary.

Available workshops (choose 3):

  • Ceramics
  • Chocolate making
  • Chicha preparation (a traditional fermented corn drink)
  • Bee keeping
  • Flower growing
  • Coffee processing
  • Guinea pig raising
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Leslie K. (USA)

Family Traveller

Exceeded expectations with the wonderful team of Adriel, Mario, and Ernesto. Adriel was very knowledgeable! Thoughtful and offered sooo many options and opportunity to experience, learn and see with our limited time. Very patient, kind, informative and friendly – Great hospitality and took care of our health and safety. Transport was excellent and impressive! Huaran was an adventure and fascinating, friendly + skilled work of the weaving team! Then we loved the hands on delicious chocolate and the kids had fun learning and trying! And then the excellent craftsmanship of the ceramics team! It was all wonderful! So much quality and care. The best! Highly recommend. I will return!

26 July, 2023

Conor. (USA)

Couple Traveller

I loved the pottery demonstration, chocolate overview, and weaving experiences. I really liked the whole experience. The knowledgeable guides and authentic experience was very impressive and immersive. Both of our drivers were exceptional and extremely helpful. 100 000 percent I would recommend Apus Peru.

12 May, 2023

Ali K

Family Traveller

We had a great time! The highlight for one of our kids was the guinea pigs; the other one said “I can’t decide, I loved it all!”

10 August, 2022

Jennifer M. from US

Family Traveller

I would say if you are coming with a family, do the activities where you get to meet the people of Peru. We got to learn about weaving, chocolate making, gardening and beekeeping and talk with some of the people of the villages who perform these activities for daily life and it was the most rewarding and memorable part of the trip for me and my family.

23 July, 2018

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