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cultural immersion

Cultural Immersion

Be a part of the change!
If you have a burning desire to connect and contribute to the lives of others, to grow through lived experiences and hands-on learning, this tour is for you.


On this tour you will delve deep into the world of customs, traditions and beliefs of this charming and vibrant country through its art and most of all its people.
Our responsible cultural tours enable you to explore Andean Villages with local experts, discover firsthand how grassroots movements can drive change and see how the locals do relentless and inspiring work in their communities. Visit and learn about their pollution combating, and fighting for better health and education, all while contributing to their causes.
The tour lets you enjoy the simplicity of rural farming villages, experience the beauty of Choquecancha village hills and get an up close look at Cusco mountains way of life.


One of the highlights of this memorable tour is that you’ll get to immerse yourself in the beautiful culture of a true Andean village.


Get up close and personal with Quechua farmers as you learn ancient Incan farming techniques. Learn and participate in traditional music and dance. Try on stunning garments woven by the local women. As we teach you our community’s history and feed you the delicious local fare, you’ll begin to imagine what ancient Incan life was like.
Because of our relationship with Choquecancha village, True Mountain Traveler is the only tour operator who can give our travelers this interactive experience. The best physical journeys are also journeys of mind and soul, and we’re proud to to share our home with you in this special way.


Interactive traditional Incan culture experience with farming, dancing, and the next day you can continue to Machu Picchu with your tour guide (optional).

FROM
$75

 

We will begin at 5:00am where we will pick you up directly from your hotel and drive 2,5 hours passing by remote andean communities where there is no modern technology.
You are guided by a direct local tour operator in small groups, you eat the best fresh local meals. Breakfast will be prepared and served before you start the andean farming demostration and the team will be introduced at that time. After breakfast, we will visit a Choquecancha villagers farm nearby.

The time here will be filled with fun as you:

  • Learn about Andean agriculture
  • See how music and dance are incorporated into the fabric of Andean farming culture
  • Drink chicha, learn the importance of the sacred drink, and learn proper Andean drinking etiquette
  • Try on clothing weaved by local Choquecancha women
  • Lunch featuring traditional Andean food

And you enjoy the natural hot spring at the end before you back to your hotel in Cusco.

 

Machu Picchu Visitors on Second Day only;

Will take our private transport to Ollantaytambo with your guide where you will check in at your hotel.

Next Day:

You will be picked up from your hotel at 5:40 a.m. Following, we will go to the train station and leave on the 6:10 am. train, from Ollantaytambo. The train follows the Urubamba River, until we reach Aguas Calientes town. Along the way, you will see spectacular views of the farmlands, snow-capped mountains and the mighty Urubamba River, one of the sources of the Amazon River.

You will arrive to Aguas Calientes at around 7:30 am and your guide will transfer you to Machu Picchu on the shuttle bus. Following you will be visiting the famous Sacred City of the Incas,  your tour guide will take you to the best views before the guiding tour.

Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: The Temple of the Sun, The Royal Tomb, The Intiwatana (sun dial rock), Main Plaza, Temple of the 3 Windows, The Artisan Sector, the Condor Temple and many others. After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own.

At around 2:30 or 3 p.m., you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. Our train schedule is usually at 4:20 p.m. to Ollantaytambo, where you will catch our private transportation for another an hour half drive back to Cusco. If you care to upgrade the train to the Vistadome-class service, then you will have the choice to leave at either 3:20 p.m. or 5:20 p.m. Both Vistadome trains take you to Poroy station, where our driver will collect you and drive you back to Cusco.

 

 

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