The community of Tuni

A unique experience of sharing and exchange within an Aymara community

Overview :

Length of stay :

3 days on the spot.

Transport :

Driver and private car

Entry of the sites :

Comprise

Guide :

English or Spanish speaking guides

Altitude of the journey:

Between 3.600 m and 4.500 m

Best moment of year :

From April to October

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Steps and highlights:

Main steps:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Highlights:

  • Immersion in an Aymara village at the foot of the Real Cordillera
  • Participation to the daily activities (sewing, cooking, hikes in the surroundings…)
  • Discovering of the habits, traditional customs and ancestral know-how
  • Encounter in a spirit of intercultural exchange with the inhabitants

Day 1 : LA PAZ - TUNI

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a ecolodge

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Altitude :

Between 3.600 m and 4.450 m

Time of transport :

3 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

LA PAZ - TUNI

Departure in the morning to reach the small village of Tuni at the foot of the massif of Condoriri. Meeting with the communities' families. Participation to the elaboration of a typical andean breakfast. In the afternoon, you will participate to the activities of the village: initiation to the sewing techniques, looking for the llamas and alpacas in the fields. Musical evening with a group coming from a nearby village called Chuñawi.

Day 2 : TUNI

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Departure :

NA

Accommodation :

Night in a ecolodge

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Altitude :

4.450 m

Time of transport :

NA

Walking time :

According to your desires

TUNI

Traditional breakfast made of buñelos (andean pastry) and api (a purple corn-based beverage). Then, you will take part of the activities of the community (harvest, llamas...). You will also participate to the preparation of the "huatia" (a meal cooked in an oven made under the ground with big and hot). In the afternoon, you will go for a walk in the surroundings with your guide and will have the possibility to visit a tin mine. Discovery of medicinal plants, traditions and legends. Night with the community or return to la Paz in the afternoon.

Special information :
Possibility of returning to La Paz in the afternoon.

Day 3 : TUNI - LA PAZ

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Departure :

04:00 pm

Accommodation :

NA

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch

Altitude :

Between 4.450 m and 3.600 m

Time of transport :

3 hours to La Paz

Walking time :

According to your desires

TUNI - LA PAZ

Other activities are possible within the community. Indeed, you can explore the surroundings and go for a nice walk to the beautiful Laguna Chiar Khota (base camp between the massif of Condoriri and the small Alpamayo). You will also have the possibility to participate to trout fichery, visit the school of the village and elaborate chuños (dehydrated potatoes). Return to la Paz in the end of the afternoon

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