ASETUR: Colca Valley Homestay Tour: Immerse Yourself in Daily Local Farm Life

Colca Valley Homestay Tour: Immerse Yourself in Daily Local Farm Life

Sibayo, Peru

ASETUR

Community-based cooperative

2 days, 1 night
From$60 USDPer person

ASETUR works with rural villages to create basic tourism infrastructure through which they may grow and modernize.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the daily lives of Sibayo natives and support sustainable tourism and development in rural Peru.
  • Explore the quaint, traditional village of Sibayo by Llama Taxi.
  • Dine, drink, and dance with locals before spending the night with a host family.

Tour revenue is invested in community infrastructure such as internet access for the village and touristic development.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    12 pm

  • Duration

    2 days, 1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Backpack, Change of clothes, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hiking boots, Light shirt, Rain boots, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Warm clothes, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Start your visit by meeting your host family and sharing a traditional Peruvian lunch prepared by village natives. After the meal, you’ll learn about day-to-day life on the farm. Depending on the needs of your host family and the time of year of your visit, you will participate in a range of hands-on activities such as field work, wool harvesting, craftwork, and gathering resources. Your host family will dress you in traditional clothing in order to give you a fully immersive experience while discovering daily life in Sibayo. Then, explore the village by Llama Taxi before taking a guided walking tour through its most impressive landmarks, including the church, suspension bridge, and scenic Mirador de Largarta. Afterwards, visit the Ecomuseum and learn how to weave crafts out of alpaca wool and other materials. Wind down your evening back in the village with a home-cooked dinner prepared by your host family and a night of drinking and dancing with the locals. After spending the night, enjoy breakfast with your host family before saying goodbye to Sibayo.

How To Get There

Sibayo is situated at 3880 meters above sea level and can be accessed by public transport.

Directly by bus:
From Arequipa to Sibayo (passing through Chivay): 4.5 hours
From Arequipa to Sibayo (passing through Callalli): 3 hours.

By Bus or Minibus with Transfer in Chivay:
From Arequipa to Chivay by bus (3.5 - 4 hours) or minibus (2.5 hours) and from Chivay to Sibayo by bus or minibus (45 min).

More About ASETUR

Mission

To offer personalized and valuable tourist services based on a sustainable character and a high-level of authenticity in rural Peruvian destinations.

Main Programs

  • Remodel houses

  • Build community infrastructure

Awards & Recognition

Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo
Partner
SNV
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Peru Travel
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