Rural And Sustainable Tourism – Road To Antisuyo – Huchuy Qosqo – Qhapaq Ñan

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The community has about 200 families, its main activity is agriculture and livestock, with grazing Andean camelids, sheep and cattle, the extensive livestock they have, is vastly engaged textil and crafts.
Its original name Patabampa, Quechua word meaning “plain or level place.” Formerly it was the ayllu of Patabampa that land reform became community populated until today maintains many of its customs and traditions.

This community has a natural scenic viewpoint to the Sacred Valley of the Incas Sacred Valley called balcony, which is considered one of the most beautiful natural privileges.

The archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.Located 3,550 meters above sea level. Comes from the Quechua word meaning (small Cusco), but was also known as  Q´acyacawana which in Spanish means (where the Thunder look) historically known as the Inca Viracocha place, according to the legends who died here. In colonial times a mummy here is attributed to the same character, and that in turn was burned by Francisco Pizarro found.

Duration: full day.
Altitude: 3,600 – 4,500 masl
Communities: Patabamba (Coya and Lamay)
Recommended season to visit: March to December.

Additional Community Services:
Lodging: 26 beds – 10 home rural-stays.
Restaurant: Dining rooms of home stays. Capacity 35 people.

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Our representatives will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and take you to the Patabamba community where we will receive a warm welcome and a breakfast of local produce. After this, we will start our hike to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.

En route we can enjoy magnificent views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We can also see a diversity of plants, many of which were, and still are, used as natural medicines. Mid-morning we will enjoy a traditional snack. During the morning we will also see parts of the Inca Trail, or “Q´apac Nan”.

In the town of Pukamarca we will take a short break to enjoy the box lunch prepared by our sister community Patabamba, then continue to the archaeological remains of Huchuy Qosqo, legacy of the Incas. On the way we will see the Andean flora and fauna. Finally, we descend to the community of Lamay, where we meet our transport to take us back to Cusco.

 

Included:

  • Transfer from hotel / community Patabamba / Lamay – hotel.
  • Walking activity.
  • Professional English guide.
  • Local Interpreter (Quechua and Spanish).
  • Transportation.
  • Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Breakfast, Box Lunch, Local snack, made by the inhabitants of the area.
  • Personalized assistance.
  • Hiking

Does not included:

  • Tips
  • Visit the Archaeological Park of Pisac.