Venture out on a full day tour to a local Andean town for an authentic, yet respectful experience. As you participate in their ceremonies and bask in the energy from the places most sacred to them, you’ll come to better understand the importance of spirituality for this indigenous community. You’ll also get the chance to enjoy lunch with a local family in their home. Our Cusco Day Trip: Andean Spirituality is your opportunity to learn first hand about the culture and spirituality of a new culture in a reverential and respect manner.
You’ll get an early start to the day when your guide meets you at your hotel at 7:00 am before a 1 hour drive to San Salvador. First, you’ll visit a stunning mountain colonial church that is a popular spot for pilgrims asking for miracles. Here, you’ll also learn more about Andean spirituality and in particular, religious syncretism which combines aspects from indigenous spirituality and Catholicism.
Afterwards we’ll drive a short distance to Ccamahuara where the locals will welcome you with a special ceremony. Then you’ll head to a lookout to observe and learn about the community and take in this stunning scenery.
After resting for a while, head to a local house for a delicious lunch with one of the community’s families. Following lunch, you will hike for an hour to a sacred lagoon where you’ll have some peaceful time to yourself. Together with locals, the guide will teach you more about the syncretic Andean religion. Depending on the season, you’ll either have the chance to have your future read in a ‘coca leaves reading‘ or witness an offering to Mother Earth, or “Pachamama.” At the end of the day, you’ll participate in a special goodbye ceremony.
Your Cusco Day Trip: Andean Spirituality will give you a window in the the soul of this community and will let you create a bond with the region and its people.
Minimum 2 people
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