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Experiential Tourism in Peru

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The social character of the human race has led it, since ancient times, to resort to the pleasant experience of sharing with their fellow human beings, their way of life and customs in order to interrelate more adequately with them.

Experiential Tourism, in vogue in recent years, is based on this principle to make the tourist stop being a simple observer and become an inclusive part of the life of the inhabitants of the places he visits.

Whether helping them in their daily chores or sharing their customs, experiential tourism provides experiences that are difficult to experience in traditional tourism. On the other hand, it has a very pleasant effect of spontaneous solidarity.

Types Of Experiential Tourism


The tourist actively participates in agricultural activities, working in an associative way, where they are also offered experiences characteristic of the place, such as typical food, local drinks, native music, walks, conversations with local people and excursions, so that the tourist becomes a high promoter of the place. It is important to take into account that Cusco has very appropriate natural conditions for this type of adventure, where the environment has crops worthy of filming and photographing, with a high cultural content.


Ecotourism preserves the natural and cultural environment, in which the tourist will enjoy, appreciate, and study all the natural attractions (landscapes, flora and fauna) of the place visited, as well as the cultural manifestations that can be found there. Ecotourism, on the other hand, educates and encourages the communities that inhabit the sites with natural wealth, to become its most fervent defenders, so that the inhabitants have an active participation with the tourist.


The tourist participates in activities of help, of cooperation, for the good of the visited community. Cusco has a wide list of options; before making a decision, consider the factors of language, time, and skills, so that your stay is worthwhile and gives you a lot of satisfaction. All contact with the organizations that offer these services depend on the members, such as housing, food, which are also factors to take into account at the time of your choice.

Suggested Experiential Programs

Coexistence in the community of Raqchi:

The town of Raqchi is located on the banks of the Vilcanota River, belonging to the district of San Pedro, in Cusco. Its pre-Hispanic name was "Cacha". In ancient times it was a village for different purposes, being able to find: canchas (apartments), wayranas (buildings with only 3 walls), qolqas (warehouses), different urns, religious water fountains, etc. It is believed that it was an important tambo on the route to the Collasuyo.

Coexistence in the community of Willoq:

Willoq, is an Andean indigenous community, located in the valley of the Patacancha River, belonging to the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, in Cusco. It is rich in flora and fauna, being able to find 60 species of birds and more than 700 species of plants. In Willoq still maintains a direct descendant of the last Incas which can be corroborated by the current surnames of the local people, such as Yupanqui, Sinchi, Pukha, Huamán, Cusipáucar, Tupha, among others.

Coexistence in the Q'eros community:

Known as the last ayllu of the Incas, it is located in the province of Paucartambo, in the department of Cusco. In Q'eros Inca traditions are maintained, such as handicrafts, traditional medicine, festivities, rituals, communication through quipus, and its close relationship with the earth and its mountains, the inhabitants are called "Altomisayoq", for making payments to the Pachamama.