Peru Travels in Sacred Valley & Chincheros | Budget Adventure Travel

| July 19, 2016 | 2 Comments
Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Sacred Valley, Peru

The Peruvian landscape is so varied. From desert in the Nazcas, lakes in Titicaca, rivers of Amazonia, and mountainous terrain of the Andes, the diversity is startling.

On our budget adventure travel 11-day tour with Gate1 Travel in Peru, one of the significant highlights was a lunch stop in Chinchero to experience authentic Peruvian highlands cooking.

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Cui (Guinea Pig) anyone?

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

I think fluffy was not too happy being ‘served’

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Cocoa tea to fight altitude sickness

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Gate1 Tour group enjoys warm hospitality in Chinchero community

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Gate1 Tour group enjoys warm hospitality in Chinchero community

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

The culinary delights of Peru

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

serve it up

The treat was followed by a demonstration of alpaca wool dyeing carried out in the traditions of the Chinchero community.

Money Saving Tip: If you are looking for authentic handicraft at reasonable prices, I recommend buying directly from the community. Of course, as all things in Peru, the price is “adjusted” for tourists, but that is just fine. You are a tourist so why should you expect to pay like a local everywhere. 

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

I gave a Canada T to lady gaga. yup!. thats what she goes by!

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Local Chinchero girls

There is not much else to see or do in Chinchero, but should you choose to extend your stay here for a few days, there are some incredible hiking tours that can be arranged with the locals.

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley | Budget Adventure Travels

Local kid moves like Jagger

Check out this short video of alpaca dyeing process done by the Chincheros ladies in the community we stopped at. The young girl speaking in the video goes by ‘lady gaga’. no kidding!

And don’t forget to check out this short video of our lunch session in Chinchero with the motley Gate1 crew.

Disclaimer: A portion of this tour was sponsored by Gate1 Travel. Check out their other incredible tours in Peru.

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Larkycanuck is the pseudonym for the spirited, spontaneous and zestful Canadian. The Blog is focused on showcasing budget adventure travels for working families. Larkycanuck has traveled to over 15 countries, 38 cities in 10 years. He has never quit a job to do this. He travels with his wife and on some trips with the house rabbit (Pepper).

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  1. larkycanuck says:

    Reblogged this on Larkycanuck's Blog and commented:

    I gave my t-shirt to lady gaga of Peru

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