Among the habitants
During your trip to Peru and Bolivia, you will have the opportunity to sleep like at home in order to be closer to local culture and your guests
Many communities exist, and some, especially in Peru, are very well prepared to receive tourists. I absolutely recommend you and you suggested in my programs, this experience of living with a host, which will no doubt one of the highlights of your trip.
Below are some examples of communities that exist. Many others are available. Take into account that sometimes the housing conditions are simple but still warm.
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The Urus Chipayas (Bolivia)
The Urus Chipayas are one of the most ancient peoples of South America. Their origins date from 1 500 to 2 000 BC. In the 16th century, these people represent a quarter of the population of the Andean Atiplano. Today their territory represents only 920 km2 and is not counted more than 2000 Urus Chipayas. The urus Chipayas live on the edge of the Bolivian Altiplano desert of salt Coipasa at 3640 m altitude. Their territory is organized into four communities: Unión Barras, Aranzaya, Manazaya and Wistrullani. Traditional housing is a set of circular houses built of mud and straw. The people Urus Chipayas has through the ages, including that of the Spanish conquest, with its desire to preserve their customs and language.
Taquile Amantaní, and Suasi Anapia / Lake Titicaca (Peru)
Amantaní has two beautiful archaeological sites (1000 BC) that dominate the island, which perform ancestral rites for fertilization of the earth. Taquile, organized as a village of farmers and weavers skilful, has unique terraces culture as well as ceremonial places for propitiatory rites. The archipelago of Anapia (Wiñaymarca), with 5 islands, is dedicated to agriculture and livestock vicuña. It is possible to carry out agricultural activities in the community of Cambria, near the island of Suasi.
Llachón / Titicaca Lake (Peru)
Llachón is a community of weavers and skilled craftsmen and fine, which offers the opportunity to share the daily work with visitors. In these islands the Aymara receive visitors in their homes or hostel, and engage in joint work, and share, among others, the exquisite huatia or baking beans and potatoes accompanied pejerrey fish.
Vicos / Huaraz (Peru)
Located 45 minutes drive north of Huaraz, Vicos is an authentic peasant community, where seven families provide you homestays. This rural community, where houses are widely dispersed is located at the foot of the Copa summit (6186 meters).
The Vicosinos live off the land, and have been for centuries. The unique history of Vicos, this very special community to visit, you bring a lot. You will feel good and will certainly be honored to share the daily life of Vicosinos, even if only for a few days.
Humacchuco / Huaraz (Peru)
Humacchuco is located two hours drive north of Huaraz, at the foot of Huascaran (6768 m). The main attractions of this community are the biodiversity of the flora and the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The architecture of the houses is inspired by traditional peasant huts, with a modern twist. The inhabitants of Humacchuco are very friendly and make your stay unforgettable and very rewarding.
Patabamba and his magic hands / Cusco (Peru)
This village is located 25 km from Cusco and 3,800 m. His people are shaped by beautiful weavers and farmers whose existence remained unknown due to the remoteness of the modern world. Their beautiful handmade textiles are made of alpaca and sheep wool for which they produce their own dyes from flowers and plants by traditional techniques. These true works of art trace the iconography of the millennium community. Today, 25 families joined together to promote their great work.
Atuncolla / Puno (Peru)
This beautiful village is located 30 minutes from Puno and offers you a genuine rural experience. These friendly people have programs tailored to your preferences, or 2 days / 1 night, or half a day or a full day. All include a typical lunch and an important cultural relationship where you learn by participating in some activities of the home and field.
Community Maria / Kuelap (Peru)
On the road to the citadel of Kuelap, in north-eastern Peru, capital of the Amazonas region, there are many communities where for centuries, the families living in the countryside, between stones, myths, legends and fascinating archaeological sites of their ancestors. Maria is at only 15 minutes of Kuelap. This community has many places to discover: the mythical Cuchacuella gap, which residents said was their Pacarina, place the beginning of their civilization. Maria has a lot to give and you can collaborate in this part of charming people. The shelters are offering comfortable rooms with private bathroom.
Communities in the Sacred Valley and Raqchi / Cusco (Peru)
Pumahuanca, Urubamba and Yucay are communities of greater production of Andean crops that use the system of Inca terraces and hydro technology advanced. Maras has a spectacular collection of over three thousand wells for the extraction of salt, which produced a value exchange in the southern Andean villages. Local families lodge visitors, who learn the techniques of traditional culture and participate in agriculture, irrigation and harvesting of salt, but also for special events, walks and Andean rituals.
Colonies of Villa Rica, and Oxapampa Pozuzo / Pasco / (Peru)
The racial and cultural miscegenation in the province of Oxapampa is unique in Peru since the Austro Germanic settlers who settled since 1857 in this tropical region. Today, their humor and hospitality with visitors appreciate in celebrations like the Columbus Day (June 26) at Pozuzo, when they show their dances and customs zip lines. In deposits, in wooden houses with aromas of coffee, we appreciate the good local cuisine. At Pozuzo, descendants Tyrolean and Prussian engage visitors in their work and coffee farming, and invite them to visit the herbalists and cultural centers of orchids. In Villa Rica, in addition, it is possible to follow very closely the handmade cigars, cheeses and cold meats.