This day trip takes visitors through the entire process of farm life in Peru. From how the crops are grown and cultivated, to harvesting and eventually preparing and eating some of the freshest food you may have in your life.
You will be accompanied by a local guide and translator, as well as the farmers themselves as you explore the beautiful lands of Lamay and learn all about the roots of an integral part of Peruvian culture: the food.
This is a special day to learn about Cusco and the Sacred Valley gastronomy,
discovering the amazing variety of local agricultural resources and biodiversity, to later put into practice the cooking lessons at La Base Lamay.
We will leave Lamay towards the community of Huayllafara. The locals will take Us to visit their farms with traditional crops (like potatoes, oca, anu, tarwi, quinoa, beans among others) and will teach us about their traditional farming techniques, while we taste their local produce.
Then we will visit a garden with veggies, later incorporated into the local gastronomic offer. We will learn about the local culture and their daily activities, according to the time of year and the agricultural calendar.
The tour and interpretation will be focused on the agricultural and food processing techniques, such as the preparation of chuño and moraya, the washing and uses of quinoa, elaboration of Chicha de Jora, and other
interesting Andean activities.
Finally, we will return to La Base Lamay for the cooking lessons. The idea is to prepare Peruvian classic recipes and use the native products in the cooking process.
To encourage the spirit, we will prepare pisco sour or enjoy a Pisco tasting session. End of the activity and return to your hotel or to your next destination.
Included: English-speaking guide, snacks & water, transport
We create safe, responsibly run adventures in Cusco and the Sacred Valley for lovers of the great outdoors. We are a Certified B Corps and hold all Adventure Licenses for the activities we offer.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am – 4pm local time (GMT-5)