Alpaca Expeditions “Sharing is also learning”
Cultural Sundays by Alpaca Expeditions
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
Our goal is to collaborate with the Andean communities to overcome social and cultural challenges through work on sustainable projects.
parents & children of the community of Lares
Encourage contact with nature, knowledge of our historical and cultural heritage of the different socio-economic realities that coexist in our country.
Value the importance of school excursions to experience and relate pedagogical issues with which to make human and natural.
Favor social, cultural and recreational exchange
Appreciate through direct experiences the applications and processes that have become the specific subject of classroom learning
Value teamwork and organizational techniques for the realization of all types of projects.
Encourage cultural exchange
Create a climate of group life, based on affection, respect, and freedom
100% of our porters work on the Inca trail, and only 5% ever get to see Machu Picchu. In this sense, ALPACA EXPEDITIONS considers the experience of educational trips as valuable. Implementing methodologies, and strategies to be able to instill in them the history of their people. We chose this small town of Lares, which is 3’171 meters above sea level. It has a population of almost 60 residents among children and adults all of the same family.
We started our tour on September 21, where we picked them up from the town of Lares at 7 in the morning. We started our journey to the archaeological center of Pisac, where they could learn more about the history there. They were full questions, doubts, and were surprised while listening attentively to the explanations of our guide.
We finished our tour in Pisac and boarded our bus for lunch that was prepared by the cooks of ALPACA EXPEDITIONS. After our lunch, we went to the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo, where our guides shared with them the history of this archaeological center. In Ollantaytambo, our group could observe the hill of Puncylluna. This place hid the mysteries of the Inca era. They learned so much about the history of the region, but where little exhausted and ready for dinner. The whole group was tired since it was almost 7 p.m. and it was time to take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Many of them were amazed as it was their first time on a train. They were filled with joy and laughter as they made jokes in Quechua on the way. Finally, we had reached the town of Aguas Calientes exhausted, so we took them to their hotel for much-needed rest.
It was precisely 5 AM, and our group was ready to begin their adventure, so our guides directed them to breakfast. Ready for our journey, we boarded the buses that would take us to Machupichu. Once there, tourist looked at us with amazement and happiness. We went through the entrance of Machu Picchu and had it almost all to ourselves. Once they were inside the majesty of the complex was so amazing that it left them in aw. It was a unique experience that they shared among families as. We made the complete tour, and our group learned that the city was built around the harmony of “Pachamama” the Inca deification of Mother Nature. That energy that it gives off is almost tangible that made our group happy and satisfied. We set out to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch once our tour was over and then boarded the train to go to the town of Ollantaytambo. The group was so happy to have these experiences and adventure. It was almost time to say goodbye sadly as the company bus picked us up and we took them back to Lares and finish our beautiful trip. The residents of Lares gave us potatoes and other native products in gratitude. Without a doubt, it was a beautiful group and an experience that we will never forget.
Thanks ALPACA EXPEDITIONS!
“The teaching that leaves its mark is not that which is done from head to head, but from heart to heart. Howard g. Hendricks