Alpaca experience with indigenous women artisans
All about alpacas and their fleece
From: USD 70
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 tr … Read more about Puruha Razurku
Food & Drinks
Experience traditional, local food.
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Chimborazo /// • Waman Way Alpaca experience
A visit to a group of women artisans dedicated to making garments with alpaca fleece, from rearing and shearing the animals, to spinning the wool and turning it into gloves, sweaters, ponchos and scarves. The field of alpacas is an idyllic sight, surrounded by rolling hills, with Chimborazo providing a spectacular backdrop. The women will demonstrate the wool making process, sing some traditional Andean songs, and show us the pampamesa, an Andean way of eating where food is shared on a long strip of fabric on the ground.