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Create a Torito de Pucara

Fun learning and creativity
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Fun learning and creativity
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  • MorningStart Time: 10:00Available: 20 seats
  • AfternoonStart Time: 16:00Available: 20 seats

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  • 3 HoursStarting at 10 AM or 3.30 PM, Duration: 2 hours
  • Group Size: 2 - 20
  • All year roundExcept for Sundays, Dec. 24 and Jan 1st. Book at least 24h in advance
  • Sustainability Score: 18

Learn about Peruvian culture and support a women’s network by painting your own Torito de Pucará. 

To participate in this tour, please come to the Florencia y Fortunata Café in Cusco.

We will start with a short introduction about Cusco’s art and syncretism (the fusion of Andean and Western culture). Then, we will present to you the history of the Toritos de Pucará (torito means little bull) and their importance in the local traditions, We will also talk about the proposal of the Peruvian art collective: Totemiq, and the collaboration with the Florencia y Fortunata project, the place where the workshop takes place.

Each participant will receive a plain Torito de Pucará made of ceramic. Then, it is your turn to start decorating!

While you enjoy a delicious cocktail made from one of the best locally produced coffee beans, you will learn to work with different materials and techniques, both traditional and contemporary. One of them is the famous Colonial Cusquenian Golden Leaf technique. Here, you will adorn your little Torito with thin metal sheets (copper, bronze and aluminium). After that, you will paint the rest of the Torito that you have not coated in gold. Lastly, you can even try yourself out in augmented reality. 

During the break, the coffee producers of Florencia y Fortunata will give you a small presentation of their social project and of their coffee production. 

In the end, you will have created your own Torito de Pucará which you can of course take home as a souvenir. Each adult participant will also be given a 250 gr coffee bag produced by local female entrepreneurs who contribute to education and gender equity in the world of coffee here in Cusco. Kids will be given a chocolate bar. 

If you have some more free days in Cuzco, you can have a look at all of our Day Tours in Cusco. After having acclimatized well in this city, you should be ready to head to Machu Picchu via one of our Cusco Multi-Day Tours

Why is this experience RESPONSible?

During this workshop, you will not only get closer insights into Peruvian culture but also into its nature. Actually, culture and nature are closely connected in Peru. You will learn more about this connection, mother earth, and the legend of the Toritos of Pucara during the workshop.

We work with artist women to give them more visibility. Furthermore, we collaborate with the café Florencia y Fortunata, a place supporting Peruvian women as well. Together, we try to give just working opportunities and more visibility to local producers. The toritos you will paint come from potters living in Pucará itself. 

You can be sure that everyone you will meet during this experience is very well paid. Fair-trade and good salaries are a priority here!

Read here how the Sustainability Score was elaborated

Details

Price Includes

  • Art suppliesBronze sheets, copper sheets, aluminum sheets, acrylic paint, high-quality prints with Totemiq designs, and work tools
  • Self-made piece (torito de Pucara)
  • Packaging suitable for transport and shipping
  • One drink and snack for children and one drink for adults at Florencia Fortunata cafeteria
  • For adults 1 bag of 250gr of ground coffee or beans coffee
  • For children, a 100% handmade vegan organic chocolate bar produced by local producers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the tour itself

How do I book for the morning or the afternoon?

Easy, just go to the booking form (pink box) at the top right corner and select your desired package

How do I get to the location where the workshop takes place?

The workshop is located at a new residential area outside the city center, but any taxi driver will be able to take you there for about S/. 10 (ten soles)

Is this a private tour?

It is not, you might be a total of 20 people during this experience. 

Can I book only for my children and help them create their Toritos?

Yes, you can book this tour for the number of your children and then help them with their work. In that case, you will not be able to create your own Torito. Please note, that groups open up from 2 people, so this is only possible if you come at least with two children. 

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Berenice is our artist friend and specialist experience designer in Cusco | Responsible Travel Peru

Berenice Diaz

Berenice is a visual artist and cultural manager, who founded the creative laboratory of Cusquenian artists “Totemiq” in 2016. Her “Totemiq Experiences” project, is dedicated to creating pieces of contemporary Peruvian art and design linked with concepts of syncretism, and valuing the popular traditional techniques of cusquenian art. She likes to create tourist experiences based on local artistic production, integrating tradition, contemporaneity and living culture.

Berenice always finds a way to keep her busy creating innovative proposals, looking to bring tradition and modernity together. The experiences Berenice offers us to share with our travelers are always fun, and nice to relax during sometimes frantic vacations. 

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