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  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure /History
  • Max. Elevation: 3750 msm

Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay 2D/1N

$200

Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay 2D/1N

Misminay is a village located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; that have kept their traditions since Inca times.

In Misminay there are no luxurious hotels, but the attention is first class; neon lights are exchanged for millions of stars. The air-conditioned rooms do not exist, but the dry climate and that cold typical of the mountains; will make you feel comfortable. This will be a phenomenal experience where you will learn to weave, grow land; and you’ll taste the typical food of the andean communities. 

Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay Trip Overview 

  • Tour localization: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Mullakas- Misminay
  • Tour type: 2 days and 1 night; experiential tourism tour.
  • Good forEverybody, done in small groups or privately
  • Difficulty:Not hiking, but a lot of walking around village.
  • Highlights: Be part of an incredible textile experience. Hot stone underground barbecue. Participate cultivating andean crops. Make adobe bricks. Play the Quena; which is an andean wind instrument.
  • Language: All our tours are done only in English; If you need a Spanish tour, it must be booked privately and done at the initial booking.
  • Season: All year around

Day 1: Cusco – Maras Salt Ponds – Misminay.

To start the Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay; we will pick you up at 7:30 am. from your hotel. We’ll drive you for 40 minutes to Maras salt ponds; where we’ll appreciate and learn about the 4000 thousand salt ponds that have been extracted since Inca times.

Following with the Community Experience Tour; will be transported for 30 minutes to Misminay village. Community members will wait us dressed up in typical clothings; while the villagers are singing and dancing, we will walk 30 minutes to a fantastic overlook. From here we’ll see an incredible Inca amphitheater called: Moray. After learning interesting facts about Moray; will head back to Misminay to delight a very tasty andean lunch.

In the afternoon will learn how to spin alpaca wool, how to dye with nature plant dyes; and how to weave it.

At night we’ll have a dinner with our host family; and also we will make a bonfire to tell andean and community tales.


Day 2. Misminay – Cusco.

We´ll wake you up around 7: 00 am. with a muña tea mug. then we have a delicious buffet breakfast; that includes andean cereals such as: quinoa, kiwicha, jaku and also fresh cow milk, etc.

Continuing with our Community Experience Tour; we’ll visit a local farmland to learn how: to grow, harvest and storage andean food. But before working on the crops; we´ll make a gratitude ceremony to mother earth, called here: Pachamama.

Then we´ll go to the community kitchen to participate in the preparation of a typical dish called Pachamanca; which is, a hot stone underground barbecue. We´ll stacked in layers inside a pit: corn, potatoes, fava beans and well-marinated meat and we´ll seal it for 2 hours. While the meal is cooking: we’ll cut alfalfa and barley stems to visit a house; where there are a lots of guinea pigs. Let´s pet and feed them; while we learn interesting facts about those cute animals. Also will learn how to play the Quena; which is a wind andean instrument.

At midday we´ll enjoy a delicious typical buffet lunch. Then in the afternoon will learn how to make Adobe bricks; which is the main material to built houses in the andes. You´ll be transported for 45 minutes back to Cusco; where we arrive around 17:00 pm.

Included on our Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay

Professional local english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay

Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the salt mine ponds located into the sacred valley of the incas. 

Accommodation in a family home: It is not a luxury room but they are comfortable and clean rooms; the toilets are not located inside the rooms but are adequate and clean.

Briefing: you should come to our office at least one day prior to your tour to pay the balance, provide exact information about your accommodation and receive some details for the tour. 

Transportation: Incas Path will be providing all transportation for this Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay. You will be picked up from your hotel at 8 am, and brought into all the described places in the itinerary

Food: During the Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay, we will included 02 typical andean lunches, 01 andean breakfast and 1 dinner.

Details: We profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other travel agencies. Each tourist will recieve an umbrella for rain that you can also use for protection against the sun, due the solar radiation is very high in places located near the equator; and also a bladder to refill with hot water that you can place under your feet at night to be warmer. 

First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February on our tours, which every Incas Path tour guide must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.

Not Included on our Sacred Valley of the Incas & Train to Machu Picchu

Gratuities for our staff: Incas Path ensures all staff are fairly paid and therefore gratuities are optional and at your own discretion

Travel Insurance: Highly recommended for all tourist

Daypack: We suggest you to use a daypack that not exceed 25L to carry passport, water, sunhat, sunglasses, suncream, bug spray, rain jacket and a warm jacket

Water bottle

Flight tickets

Hotel in Cusco

Prices

We would love to tour the Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay with you and your loved ones and take care of immortalizing your visit to the lost city of the Incas. 

We can leave any day of the year as long as we meet at least two people, our train tours can leave any day of the week, twelve months a year.

  • $200 per person

Please send everything to incaspath@hotmail.com

Packing list

We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during this Experiential Tourism Tour in Misminay

Essentials:

  • Original Passport ,
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Comfortable athletic shoes (lightweight with good soles)

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for walking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Some items are listed below

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Handsanitizer

Journey Info

Arriving to Cusco

The airport in Cusco at the present time is only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.

The best way to arrive to Cusco is by air and there are several options in airlines. LATAM tends to be the most expensive, but has the most options and flights. 

Expect delays or flight cancellations; due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land and any weather inconvenience will stop air traffic. 

Bus travel is always available and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses company such as Oltursa, Cruz del Sur, etc, are very well maintained and comfortable; this option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno or Arequipa. 

Luggage Storage

Even though this is an overnight tour by train to Machu Picchu, your luggage allowance is still limited due to restrictions on the train; all bags brought to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) need to be carry on size. 

Any extra luggage you have with you, can be left safely in Cusco at either your hotel or with us at the Incas Path deposit while you enjoy your tour: We will grab the extra luggage from you the morning of your tour and return once you are back in Cusco. 

Make sure your suitcase have some kind of identification on them so they are easy to locate.

Altitude

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air; that is why we advice you to arrive in Cusco  three days prior your trek begin or taking a tour of easy physical demand.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our representatives and we will help you get to a physician.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust, drink plenty of fluids such as water, electrolites or coca tea: coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness, leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids like the globulin alkaloid which helps creating red cells in your body that captures the oxygen faster, so helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. 

Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol it will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated, avoid smoking due it will make more difficult for your body to get oxygen and also avoid sleeping pills because it may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide better know as the brand Diamox and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness; start medication two days prior you get to a high altitude and continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

Weather

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December, just be prepared; no matter what month you are doing the trek or tour, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.

Travel Insurance

To protect your journey investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance; acquiring travel insurance before you leave home, is strongly encouraged and very easy.

Vaccinations

The body’s immune system helps protect against pathogens that cause infection; most of the time, it’s an efficient system, it either keeps microorganisms out or tracks them down and gets rid of them.

However, some pathogens can overwhelm the immune system; when this happens, it can cause serious illness.

The pathogens most likely to cause problems are the ones the body doesn’t recognize: vaccination is a way to “teach” the immune system how to recognize and eliminate an organism; that way, your body is prepared if you’re ever exposed.

Vaccinations are an important form of primary prevention; that means they can protect people from getting sick, vaccinations have allowed us to control diseases that once threatened many lives, such as: measles, poliotetanus, and whooping cough.

You may require some additional vaccinations before traveling to Peru; it is adviced you consult to your physician specially if your are taking any trip to the jungle.