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What will you do?
Venture into the world of fibers and natural dyes in the Lamay ravine. Learn the Andean textile process and begin the experience by shearing sheep and/or alpacas. Continue the spinning process with pushka or Andean distaff, and dye your creation with natural plants. Take advantage of the experience to have the Lamay spinners talk to you about the meaning of the textile iconography and its relationship with the cosmovision. Also, learn Andean agricultural techniques and harvest Andean potatoes with the chaquitaclla, one of the oldest agricultural instruments in the Americas. Finally, enjoy a local lunch with your hosts. A unique experience.
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
How to get there
CU-597/Mainique 150, Lamay in the same Lamay Square.
What is included in the price
Transportation from La Base Lamay to the community and back to La Base Lamay.
Activities with the community.
Lunch prepared by the community.
Contribution to the community.
Does not include:
Transportation to and from Lamay Base.
Language in which the experience is offered
Things to consider
Hiking shoes or boots.
Several layers for warmth.
Learn about host LaBase Lamay
Hello, we are LaBase Lamay, a local project that promotes sustainable economic development, environmental conservation and Andean culture through responsible tourism in the Lamay ravine, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.Meet your host
Up to 7 days prior