Typical Andean Mass (1 Day)
CODE: CT048: Typical Andean Mass (1 Day)
Visit the village of Chinchero and enjoy a real andean mass! The village of Chinchero is known for its colorful Sunday Market which alone is worth a visit. We carry you off on a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Inkas into the authentic village of Chinchero. You take part in a real andean mass completely held in Quechua, the language of the Andean population of Peru and can experience the unique atmosphere. Afterwards you have time to explore the village of Chinchero which is known to the native people as the birthplace of the rainbow and has, beside the beautiful colonial church build on inca ruins, a lot to offer. Come and experience a day with us in the beautiful Chinchero!
Excellent for: Adventure seekers - Couples - Friends - Nature lovers - Intrepid people - Families
Typical Andean Mass
We will pick you up at your Hotel in Cusco in the morning and drive to the picturesque village of Chinchero in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After an old Inka story the village is believed to be the birthplace of the rainbow. Really colorful is Chinchero especially on Sunday when the market is held on the main plaza. You will have time to discover the market for yourself but bevor that we will participate in the mass in the colonial church of Chinchero. The mass is held in Quechua, a local language of the people in the Andes which is still spoken in the Sacred Valley and in Chinchero. But don’t worry, you will have an experienced English-speaking guide beside you who will translate, give you information and answer all your questions. The colonial church of Chinchero is one of the most beautiful churches in the valley and like many other churches in the Andean region it was built on old Inca ruins. The inside of it is particular spectacular. It is decked out with various religious and floral designs and pictures and is well worth a visit. After the mass you have some free time to explore the colorful little village, go to the market and purchase some of the beautiful handmade crafts or hike through the Inca ruins. You can also enjoy a traditional, peruvian lunch in an authentic restaurant bevor we head back to Cusco in the afternoon. End of Tour
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Transport to all the attractions mentioned
- Expenses not mentioned
- Any other service you might need before or after your tour
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