Fly Lima to Cusco
Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, was founded around 1100 AD. It is a beautiful city of Spanish and Inca influences with endless colonial sights to see including churches, monasteries and convents interspersed with Inca foundations, walls, doorways, and arches. Cusco is a major town, and is one of the cultural centres of Peru.
Direct transfer from Cusco to Scared Valley
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred directly to the Sacred Valley, this is a journey of approximately one hour.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is nurtured by Rio Urubamba, which carves a fertile chasm from Pisac in the east to Ollantaytambo in the west. To the Incas, Rio Urubamba symbolised the flow of life, and is guarded by the watchful gaze of numerous ancient citadels perched on the lofty mountain ridge above. As a result, fascinating insights await the intrepid traveller.
Half Day Tour of Chinchero Village and Weavers Workshop with Nilda Callañupa
Visit Chinchero village, at an altitude of 3,772 metres, famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its textiles, and for its Sunday fair, where local people dress in traditional colourful outfits and travel down from their villages to trade.
Visit the weavers' workshop of Nilda Callañaupa, who 28 years ago decided to bring together like-minded women who shared her passion for weaving, and in time was able to motivate younger women who had lost interest in weaving to learn from their elders and connect once more with this ancestral art. She began working in the yard of her own house in Chinchero, and in 1996 her project became the Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a strong organization dedicated not only to the preservation, but also the commercialisation of beautiful, high quality textiles. This visit will be greatly enriched with the explanation from the protagonist of this story, Nilda Callañaupa.
You will be staying at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Bed & Breakfast