Community based tourism in South America
Our community based tourism trips includes explore South America and experience its authentic local culture; its customs, food, music and lifestyle. Many of our clients have enthused about their experience of sharing their trip with a local family. Whether this is sharing a local dish or partaking in everyday activities such as fishing, which is much more than a hobby here. Cooking or carrying out essential field work. Live like the locals do and enjoy an authentic South America experience, which will embed itself in your collective memories for ever!
All Pie Experiences tours are Responsible & Sustainable Certified. Our tours are created by sustainable tourism experts and designed to develop local communities as well as educate customers with the art and cultures of the local lifestyles in South America. Our objective is to provide quality, relaxing, and informative vacations rich with cultural experiences.
Choose from our list of tours below or Contact Us to discuss your interests. Pie Experiences is your go to travel expert for vacations to South America. We guarantee quality vacations that will exceed your expectations.
Our community based tourism trip in Peru is a 10 day Peruvian adventure will begin right in the historic heart of Lima, the world’s second biggest desert city. Let your imagination soar when you move onto the White city of Arequipa, spellbound by the majestic condors of the Colca Valley.
Pay a visit to the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where unique Andean camelids wander freely and spend nights like no other staying in cozy local homes where a host family will welcome you to share their customs and cultures.
Allow your tastebuds to be tantalised with delicious foods, locally prepared in picturesque small towns along your trip. Witness the spinning and shearing of sheep in traditions pioneered by Inca ancestors, and finally retrace their steps in the most precious of citadels, Machu Picchu.
This community based tourism trip will be in Cusco area.Few people know that the classic Inca Trail trek is only one of myriad ancient routes to Machu Picchu. For those keen to avoid the crowds of the classic trail (and also the necessity of sleeping in a tent!), the Lares Trek is an excellent alternative. Following the ancient Inca weaver’s route through the remote Lares Valley, this trail boasts sparkling Andean lakes, fabulous mountain scenery and cultural encounters with isolated indigenous communities. However, the best part of this innovative Inca trail experience is that each day, you can “choose your own adventure”! You can choose to include as much or as little hiking you like, with options on offer for all abilities. And at the end of each day, you’ll curl up comfortably in luxury mountain lodges for a well-deserved rest!
Delve into life as it was lived by the Incas as you leave their capital and enter the Sacred Valley. Starting at the town of Pisac, you’ll enjoy an introduction to the skills and craftmanship of the ancient empire, visiting ruins that once protected the entrance to the valley. You’ll enjoy a day of local immersion, meeting and interacting with an indigenous community whose traditions have remined unchanged for hundreds of years, before finally exploring one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.This is a clear example of community based tourism.
The Ausangate Trek is a five day trek in the Cordillera Vilcanota that travels along a route we call the “Camino Del Apu Ausangate”. Near the highest sacred mountain in the Cusco region, the “Apu” is the bearer of life and the guardian of one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world. You will visit the famous Rainbow Mountain.
Your trek will be accompanied by llamas and horses, as well as shepherds of the community of Chillca who are proud to share their land with us. Daily meals will be prepared by experienced chefs who will introduce you to a great variety of classic Peruvian dishes and produce. Each night, you will stay in unique “Tambos” or Andean Lodges. Some evenings, you will even experience authentic vernacular music played by local inhabitants.
Navigate the largest lake in South America as you visit unique communities filled with important traditions that are still practiced nowadays. Become part of a fascinating rural village as a member of a new family. Live an everyday Quechua life as you walk through this enchanting village, mingling with their inhabitants. Learn about beautiful textiles and after a light trek, take in views of the charming lakeshores and agricultural terraces will surround you.
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