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Village Visits

Discover the ancient local traditions still practised today

Children and parents alike will be enthralled by the colourful mixture of traditional cultures in Peru. Historic practices are often best preserved in rural parts of the country, where the communities are relatively isolated. If you are interested in meeting local people and to learn about their traditions - which will be a brilliant learning experience for everyone - we will arrange a village visit, where you will be escorted by a bilingual local guide.

The floating islands of Uros are a manmade curiosity in Lake Titicaca. The indigenous Uru consider themselves to be the rightful owners of the lake, and they made the islands to protect themselves from attack. Each island is a miniature village, large enough to accommodate just 10 families.
 
On a private tour with an Uru guide, you’ll learn not only about the building materials and architectural style, but also see the same reeds being used for boats and other everyday items. It is possible to stay with an Uru family on Isla Khantati, which is a more immersive experience as you’ll fish, learn about Uru culture, and eat traditional meals together.