This is a special day to learn about Cusco and the Sacred Valley gastronomy, discovering the amazing variety of local agricultural resources and biodiversity, to later put into practice an interactive cooking experience with a local community.
We will leave Lamay towards the community of Huayllafara. The locals will take Us to visit their farms with traditional crops (like corn, potatoes, oca, anu, tarwi, quinoas, beans among others) and will teach us about their traditional farming techniques, while we taste their local produce. We will learn about the local culture and their daily activities, according to the time of year and the agricultural calendar. The tour and interpretation will be focused in the agricultural and food processing techniques, such as harvest of the corn, washing and uses of quinoa, elaboration of Chicha de Jora and other interesting Andean activities. After the farming experience, our hosts will share with Us their traditional recipes and techniques, and we will participate in the preparation of a seasonal and nutritive lunch, using the native products in the cooking process. We will be sharing and learning with our local friends. End of the activity and return to your hotel or to your next destination.
My name is Franco Negri, I was born in Lima, I studied tourism and hotel management at San Martin de Porres University and I have been living in Cusco for 25 years. My motivation is to contribute to the conservation of nature and communities through responsible tourism and other activities coherent with the destination.
After so many years seeing how tourism has had a negative impact there is only one way to maintain our activity and that is to have an inclusive thinking and educate the traveler that the destination belongs to the people who inhabit it.
For USD 25.00 per person, we´ll take care of picking you up and leave you in your lodging, be it in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley.
You can also come by public transport from Cusco or any point of the Sacred Valley. Keep in mind the distance and the trip will take to arrive on time at the start of the activity
No problem, tell us your conditions and we will make a menu tailored to you.
Yes, young children are welcome in this activity as it does not require much physical effort. Only a basic acclimatization and always under parents responsibility. Important: take adequate clothing for eventually cold weather and rain.
Yes, but out of respect, always ask before.