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Discover HIDDEN traditions of Maras

Chicha de jora contains 3% of alcohol. People under 18 years old can’t drink it.

MEET THE HOST: AMILCAR!

He comes from Canas Province in Cusco and has a degree in tourism. Amilcar plays el Charango and la Quena, which he uses to amuse everyone who listens to him. He is now practicing sustainable tourism in Maras, helping develop his community. What does he likes the most about hosting tourists? That each and everyone that goes, fall in love with the magical landscapes and vivid houses.

Submerge into the magic of Maras throughout 3 workshops: prepare Chicha de Jora, weave with corn husk and paint typical hats. Learn about this traditional drink preparation, made of fermented corn. Also, discover the techniques that villagers use to weave the corn husk to turn it into authentic handicraft like baskets, coasters, ornaments and keyrings that you may take home. Finally, you will learn to paint typical straw hats.

Includes: Local guide (Spanish), English translator (optional), activity supplies, transportation.

WHAT TO BRING?

– Snacks and water
– Camera
– Umbrella or rain coat (especially during rainy season from November to April)
– Comfortable shoes

And the best attitude!

If you want something customized send an e-mail to info@kunigo.com.pe
Price (For 2 pax): US $49.00 pax (Spanish) / US $59.00 pax (English: includes translator). VAT not included (applies only for Peruvians)
Special group rates for groups of 4+

Maras, Cusco, Peru

MARAS

Charming town founded in colonial times. It’s characterized by having adobe houses, white walls with tile roofs and narrow streets of stone and mud. From the Main Square you can appreciate beautiful snowy mountains.

  • 7:50 AMPickup from hotel or meeting point.
  • 8:00 AMThe trip begins.
  • 9:20 AMArrival to Amilcar's house and welcome to Maras.
  • 9:40 AMFirst Workshop: Prepare chicha de jora.
  • 10:20 PMSecond Workshop: Weave with corn husk.
  • 11:00 AMThird Workshop: Paint typical hats.
  • 11:30 AMTime to return to Cusco.
  • 12:30PMArrival at hotel or meeting point.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Preserve cultural identity:
By participating in this activity you are helping communities keep their traditions alive, making them feel proud of themselves, and therefore preserving their cultural identity.

Improve communities’ livelihoods:
Part of the incomes of this activity will be used on community projects that will improve the local people’s living conditions.

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