Overnight Huilloc Community Tourism 2D

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Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: Cusco
Destination: Huilloc
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12

About the Overnight Huilloc Community Tourism 2D

The Huilloc Community Tourism 2D excursion is a great opportunity for those interested in spending a bit of quality time learning about the traditional Andean lifestyle! Huilloc is a lovely, bustling Andean community located about 30 minutes away from Ollantaytambo, where community members still wear traditional dress.

 

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This community tourism initiative is organized and run by the Huilloc community members themselves, as a way to improve the local economy while staying true to their cultural heritage and sharing their culture with visitors.

The Huilloc community tourism project includes a variety of cultural activities that visitors can engage in.

Price

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

$409

4-6 people

$295

7-8 people

$225

9-12 people

$205
WHY BOOK WITH US?

High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Iportant Details About the Overnight Huilloc Community Tourism 2D

What is Included?

    Transport

    • Collection from your hotel on the morning of departure for the Huilloc Community Tourism visit
    • Private transport to/from Cusco as described in the itinerary

    Trekking Team

    • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide, plus an assistant guide for groups over 8

    Additional

    • 2 activities

    Meals

    • most meals

What is Not Included?

    Meals

    • Breakfast on the first morning
    • Dinner on the last day
    • Snacks and water

    Other

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

    Important!

    • 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

  • No discounts available for this Community Tourism visit

Guides & Safety on the Trail

    Our whole trekking team know the Huilloc 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 itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group, and the guide may make changes depending on the progress of the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • Remember, this community tourism visit is an authentic visit to Andean communities. When you are visiting people’s homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.

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.

Itinerary

Style: Rustic. High altitude; basic conditions.

Altitude: 3941m (11,453 ft)

This two-day community tourism excursion includes a tour of the Huilloc community, including their fish farm, and two activities. Choose from a weaving demo, or short community hike, agricultural activities (such as planting or harvesting potatoes, depending on the season), or alpaca herding! You’ll spend the night with a host family and also share meals with them. The homestay rooms in Huilloc are basic but clean and comfortable, and some even include running water and a flush toilet!

>> Read more about Peru homestays.

Day 1

Your community tourism visit begins when we will pick you up at your Cusco hotel and head out of the city around 8am. We travel first to the picturesque “living Inca village” of Ollantaytambo where we can stop for a brief rest to stretch our legs, pick up snacks and any last-minute supplies or grab a coffee.

From here, we continue on, up the mountain behind Ollantaytambo, about half an hour by car until we reach the village of Huilloc where we will meet our homestay family. You will be shown to your room where you can leave your things before joining your host family for a tour of the village. The pride of Huilloc is their fish farm and its accompanying restaurant, so this is sure to be a stop!

After the tour, we will return to your homestay home for a home-cooked meal. In the afternoon you will have a chance to partake in the first of your two chosen activities, whether that be a weaving demo, helping out in the fields or taking a short hike.

It’s always an early night in the communities, so after another shared meal with your host family, we’ll tuck in for a good night’s rest.

Day 2

This morning, we’ll likely have breakfast around 7 am. Then you’ll have time for a second activity of your choice before we start the journey back down to Ollantaytambo.

In the late morning, we can have a guided tour of the Ollantaytambo ruins, or spend time simply wandering the cobblestone streets of this lovely town.

After lunch at a restaurant, we will head back to Cusco. If it’s any day between Wednesday and Sunday, we can stop at the local craft brewery, Cervecería del Valle, for a great afternoon beer in nearby Pachar before continuing on to Cusco.

We will arrive in Cusco in the early evening.

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