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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.
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.
High quality personalized experience
Unique, off-the-beaten track routes
Verified sustainability practices
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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):
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!”
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.