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Alpaca experience with indigenous women artisans

All about alpacas and their fleece

From: USD 70
Waman Way alpaca experience
1 DAY LONG EXPERIENCE

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WHAT AWAITS YOU DURING THIS 1 DAY EXPERIENCE

In this two hour experience you will learn a lot about alpacas and their fleece. The indigenous women artisans will show you the different steps. Spinning alpaca wool seems so simple when you watch them doing it all the day during their other occupations. Maybe you want to try it?

The community you will be visiting

Puruha Razurku is a tour agency offering visits to various indigenous Puruhá community tourism projects in the province of Chimborazo. The agency is owned by the participating communities, who receive 90% of the profits, providing them with a sustainable source of income. In addition to authentic experiences in indigenous rural villages, Puruha Razurku offers a number of one-day hiking tours, including to the Templo Machay, a sacred cave on the flanks of Chimborazo; ice-mining with the legendary “last ice man of Chimborazo”; to a millennial polylepis forest; to the arbol solitario, the only tree within the Chimborazo Reserve; and to the Carrel Refuge. The agency can provide qualified local guides for other hikes and specialist mountaineering guides for climbing the nearby peaks. Other activities include rock climbing and rappelling at the Cañon de Chorrera, cycling, horseback riding and camping. The 11 participating community tourism projects are Casa Cóndor, Palacio Real, Calshi, Nisag, Guarguallá, Chuquipogio, Cedibal, Cedien, Razu Ñan, Quilla Pacari and Ucasaj. Puruha Razurku can also offer visit to Waman Way, Chakana Lodge and La Moya.

Food & Drinks

Experience traditional, local food.

From: USD 70