La Tierra de los Yachaqs

Learn the ancient flat weaving techniques of the Pisaq; discover the mysteries and uses of the Achupalla plant, or hike royal Inca trails to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo. The 9 local communities in La Tierra de los Yachaqs each offer a variety of unique day trips that give you an opportunity to experience life in the Sacred Valley in a way that most travelers don't get to see.

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Cultural Immersion, Foodie Fun, Active Adventure and Off the Beaten Path


$75 /person
Approximate for a full day activity including lunch.


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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends La Tierra de los Yachaqs


Community Association started in 1985| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

La Tierra de los Yachaqs is an association directly managed and administered by eight Ayllus (communities) located across the Sacred Valley of the Incas and at the entrance of Machupicchu in the region of Cusco. By working together it guantees the fair distribution of income that is generated by tourism.

Community Connection

The communities in La Tierra de los Yachaqs specialize in rural, experiential and communal tourist services. Through fair tourism they are improving their income, quality of life while maintaining many of their ancient customs and traditions.

Environmental Engagement

Since the communities in La Tierra de Yachaqs live and depend on the land in the area, they strive to protect it in any way they can. This includes reusing materials to lower waste, conserving water and energy, and promoting harmony with nature. By doing this they hope to not only protect their land but also the world from climate change.


Through legislations made to protect these communities in working practices, they have been able to focus on preserving their language and heritage, including Andean Iconography, artisanal chocolate making, apiculture and Incan archaeological sites. This further strengthens their communitieis and promotes organizational harmony within these communities.




La Tierra de Yachaqs is comprised of 9 individual communities spread out through the Sacred Valley. Inquire for details or visit the Tourist Information Office in the Plaza de Armas.
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