“Rumira village was an amazing experience. I hope EVERYONE that does a tour with Apus Peru can do it!” Ben, U.S.A. Customised tour, July, 2011.


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Trek with us and $20 of your trek price is donated to generate a sustainable trekking industry in the Andes, and the NGO: ThreadsofPeru.com

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Inca Traditions - Weaving & Puma Marca

This is a specially designed one day "alternative" Sacred Valley tour, designed to get you well off the beaten track and to glimpse into another way of life.

We will visit the village of Rumira Sondormayo, which is one of three villages that the NGO Threads of Peru works with on weaving revitalization with the women. See also http://www.threadsofperu.com/weaving-culture/communities/ The women will prepare a weaving demonstration and also give you the chance to buy their weavings.

The trip includes a Puma Marca, a little visited Sacred Valley ruin, and then a charming hike through beautiful countryside. An excellent acclimatisation day.

Inca Traditions - Weaving & Puma Marca - at a glance

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Highlight: visits typical weaving village, off the beaten track, and the little known ruins of puma marca.

Location: Rumira Sondormayo, about 2.5 hours from Cusco, via Ollantaytambo

Duration: One day, approx. 10 hours (3hrs hiking PumaMarca to Ollantaytambo)

Level: Easy - Moderate *Downhill Mountain biking option available.

Adventure Rating: Off the beaten track, unique and specially designed.

Departure Dates: any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best. .

Combos & Upgrades: Combine with one of our treks for a complete Cusco experience, and get a discount off your trek price.

 



PRICES 2017

# of People

2 3 4 5-6 7-8 9-12

Price USD (per person)

$225 $160 $130 $110 $98 $85

Inca Traditions - Weaving & Puma Marca - Full itinerary and inclusions (Code CITR1)

From Cusco we will travel via private transport for 1.5 hours to the village of Ollantaytambo, the only existing village laid out according to an Inca plan.

From here we will have an approximately 1 hour drive up hill deep into the mountains above the Sacred Valley. We will visit the village of Rumira Sondormayo, which is one of three villages that the NGO Threads of Peru works with on weaving revitalization with the women. See also http://www.threadsofperu.com/weaving-culture/communities/

The women will prepare a weaving demonstration and also give you the chance to buy their weavings.

The pretty walk has us stumbling upon Inca ruins, and with only us and the locals, you feel as if you have discovered them for the first time! We pass by acres of terraces and can appreciate the massive scale of the Inca Empire more than ever before!

Most of these Inca terraces are under cultivation today, and we pass by fields of maize, beans, and other crops.

The exact purpose of Puma Marca is unknown, but it may have been a fortress or control point for access into the Sacred Valley. We arrive in time for lunch, after which we will wander amongst these interesting and well preserved ruins.

After our descent through farmland we have time to visit the wholly impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo, which share common mysteries with the ruins of Puma Marca. We will return to Cusco by private transport.

Downhill Mountain Bike option

  • Part of this itinerary can be converted into a Downhill Mountain bike. The mountain bike component adds $15 to the price, per person, and must be organised at booking. Please contact us for more details.

Itinerary Notes - Inca Traditions

  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group and the guide can change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group. Each guide has their own preferred route and it might not correspond exactly to the route described here.
  • When you are visiting people's homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages.

What's included?

For complete facts about many aspects of Apus Peru tours, check out our FAQs page!

  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Transport as described in itinerary
  • Boxed lunch

What is not included?

  • Snacks and Water
  • Boleto Turistico & Entry fees.

You should bring:

  • A light day pack to carry your things
  • Your Boleto Turistico (Tourist ticket)
  • Water bottle and water
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Jumper (sweater)
  • Rain protection (or plastic poncho)
  • the Cusco region can experience "all seasons in one day" therefore its wise to take a warm hat and gloves, as well as s sunhat, when you leave in the morning, in order to be prepared for all eventualities.

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AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS (these discounts are not cumulative)
5% discount on treks only for members of South American Explorers Club (SAE)

$30 off listed price if you are doing a 3 day plus trek with Apus Peru.

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