Homestay in Chachapoyas

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Homestay in Chachapoyas

6 Days / 5 Nights

We are very proud of this homestay stay trip in two rural communities of the region. Why ? Because our local partners have worked hard to prepare for your visit. They have prepared a room to welcome you, have installed bathrooms and toilets, took care of the decoration and looked for diversity in the dishes.

In order to show you their traditional activities, the men and many women have trained to organize their craft or agricultural activity so that it suits in a duration of about 2 hours (and not bore you with too many explanations).

The idea is to create an exchange between you and the Peruvians and to share moments and experiences.

 

Highlights of your rural stay

  • Rural stay at family houses with a true immersion into Peruvian culture
  • Coffee production and bread baking in  Cuispes
  • Hike to Yumbilla, one of the highest waterfalls in the world
  • Discover the citadel of Kuelap
  • Explore the Mummy Museum in Leymebamba
  • Learn all about weaving techniques and paint your own sarcophagus

Itinerary

Homestay in Chachapoyas

6 Days / 5 Nights

We are very proud of this homestay stay trip in two rural communities of the region. Why ? Because our local partners have worked hard to prepare for your visit. They have prepared a room to welcome you, have installed bathrooms and toilets, took care of the decoration and looked for diversity in the dishes.

The idea is to create an exchange between you and the Peruvians and to share moments and experiences.

Your detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Cuispes

Today you arrive by your own means to the village of Cuispes. From Chachapoyas you descend to Pedro Ruiz and head up to Cuispes by mototaxi.

This is where you join your host family where you will stay the next few days in Cuispes.

Tourisme rural, homestay, responsible tourism, rural tourism

 

Day 2 –  Rural stay in Cuispes – Activity in the community and Hike to Yumbilla

This morning you will start with a bread workshop with Elisa. The bread in the region is not limited to one or two kinds, there are heaps, different, but often quite sweet, not very salty.

First of all you will prepare the different doughs. This also means grinding maize for corn bread, for example. Then comes kneading by hand – courage!

Activité pain Tourisme rural

While the bread is resting, you have time to go for a hike to Yumbilla, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. You leave with a guide of the tourist association of Cuispes. On the way you come across other waterfalls, all more beautiful than the others.

Be attentive and respectful of this magnificent primary forest in which you will walk. It is the pride of the people of the region and you may meet the famous “gallito de la roca” or “rooster rock”, the iconic bird of Peru.

When you get back (about 4 hours later), the dough rose and Elisa started baking the rolls and heating the traditional adobe oven. You’re having lunch. Of course you still have time to make your own rolls and bake them in the oven.

After tasting your rolls, you have free time to discover the village at your own pace.

Tourisme rural

Day 3 – Cuispes – Rural activities in the community

This morning you join Rosita for a coffee activity! You start with a short walk to Rosita’s chacra. The chacra is her field with coffee plants. Once arrived in the field, you will be introduced to the different varieties of coffee grown in the region (red grain coffee, yellow grain coffee …) Did you know that an unseasoned coffee seed is sweet?

Then return to Rosita’s house. You proceed to the roasting and milling stage. Rosita explains the different stages of artisanal coffee making. Final step: the tasting!

torréfaction café à Cuispes

After a local lunch, you will meet Wilder for a short walk to his property. Along the way, Wilder talks about plants and animals in this lush area. Once at the top of the field, be amazed by the incredible panoramic view of the waterfall “La Chinata”.

Then you will join the hives, situated a little lower. Wilder will explain about Peruvian beekeeping. The honey you taste is from organic farming even if you will not see it on any label. Bees forage in an area of 2 km around. This respect for tradition brings an incomparable floral flavor.

Apiculture Cuispes

Back to the village and free afternoon.

Optionally, you may wish to take an introduction to the activity of Canyoning in one of the many waterfalls populating this valley. The members of the association of Cuispes are continuously trained in this activity of adventure.

Day 4 – Kuelap

Departure of Cuispes and transfer from the cable car to Tingo Nuevo, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. First you will take the cablecar for about 20 minutes and pass from 1 900 to almost 3 000 m altitude. Then you hike for 2 km until you reach the entrance of the archaeological site of Kuélap. It belongs to the Chachapoya culture.

Kuelap is a fortified citadel that was built on a high plateau at 3 000 m altitude from 500 AD. It is surrounded by an impressive wall of almost 600 m long, 20 m high. The visit of Kuelap takes a minimum of 2 hours, and you will have lunch at Sra. Teodula during your rural stay.

Return to Tingo Nuevo, Continue to Leymebamba, about 2 hours. Welcome by your homestay family in Leymebamba and time to discover your new environment.Kuelap

Day 5 – Rural stay in Leymebamba – Activities in the community

This morning, you start with the visit of the Museum. The Leymebamba Museum is well known for hosting more than 200 mummies and their funeral offerings that were discovered in 1997 at the Condors Lagoon.

This museum is a wonderful example of international cooperation and the work done by a community to help develop its village. You will also find an impressive collection of Peruvian Quipus.

After visiting the Museum, you will go to see Isabel for a traditional weaving workshop. The women of the region do not weave with a loom (semi-automated), but with a traditional device that is fixed around the waist. The weaver settles on a small bench, sets the other end of his work to weave around a pole and begins to weave.

Before the weaving process, there is all the preparatory work. If it is wool, it must be cleaned, spun and tinted with natural products before the actual weaving can begin. But Isabel will explain all this to you. After that it’s still up to !

Miguel was part of the local team of excavations during the rescue of the mummies of Laguna de los Condores. Inspired by the findings, he then began to study wooden objects, vases, musical instruments or goblets in detail. Fascinated, he began to do more research and reproduce them in wood.

Today he is a recognized artist, he sells his objects to Lima, and even abroad.

You will have the opportunity to work with Miguel. He will have prepared the sarcophagi you will paint according to the Chachapoya tradition, always under the watchful eye of your teacher. At the end you will leave with your painted sarcophagus, a great souvenir !

Voyage solidaire

 

Day 6 – End of your rural stay in Leymebamba

Today you leave your host family in Leymebamba to either continue to Cajamarca or return to Chachapoyas.


We provide our tour plans as an example for you to get inspired and an idea of how your travel in northern Peru could look like.

Once you have your trip in mind, we are happy to create with you your dream trip according to the length of your stay. We suggest you interesting sites to visit, nice places to stay, how to get there and if you should choose a guide to travel with you in order to discover a more confidential side of Peru.

Contact us today at info@phimavoyages.com or through our contact form. We will get back to you within 24 hours

 

Budget

Homestay in Chachapoyas

6 Days / 5 Nights

We are very proud of this homestay stay trip in two rural communities of the region. Why ? Because our local partners have worked hard to prepare for your visit. They have prepared a room to welcome you, have installed bathrooms and toilets, took care of the decoration and looked for diversity in the dishes.

In order to show you their traditional activities, the men and many women have trained to organize their craft or agricultural activity so that it suits in a duration of about 2 hours (and not bore you with too many explanations).

The idea is to create an exchange between you and the Peruvians and to share moments and experiences.


We provide our tour plans as an example for you to get inspired and an idea of how your travel in northern Peru could look like.

Once you have your trip in mind, we are happy to create with you your dream trip according to the length of your stay. We suggest you interesting sites to visit, nice places to stay, how to get there and if you should choose a guide to travel with you in order to discover a more confidential side of Peru.

Contact us today at info@phimavoyages.com or through our contact form. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

Included in the program

  • Assistance at Airports
  • English-speaking guide
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • Tickets to different places of visit mentioned in the program
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
    • privat (in Hyundai Tucson for 2 people, in Mini Van H1 for 3 and more people)
    • in night bus
    • in taxi / combi

 

Not included in the program

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Telephone calls or message

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