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At Peruvian Sunrise we believe that more satisfying than traveling
is being able to help at the same time we travel.
Leave conventional tours aside and get to know the cultural richness of the Cuper Bajo community in depth.
Cuper Bajo is an Andean community located 1 hour from Cuzco. In 2019, a mother from this community, Roxana Paucar, realized all the cultural richness they had to show the world, as well as their knowledge and skills for textile inherited from Inca times, and that they could help bring bread to their home and give education to their children.
She began to teach her neighbors and the other women in her community, empowering and organizing them to create an association called Urpis de Antaquillka.
Although the pandemic affected them greatly, the strength and affection that exists in this town has allowed them to give their all to continue giving a warm welcome to visitors and creating their excellent quality textile products. In addition, they make walks with llamas along the beautiful Piuray lagoon, from where they have amazing panoramic views; tours of the archaeological ruins, perform an Andean marriage with a local priest and typical costumes, as well as the option to enjoy a delicious meal made with ingredients from the area. Truly a rewarding experience for the soul.
And you… would you like to meet in person the women of this community who, with much affection, will open the doors of this small but cozy little town in the Andes?
Help us plant a better future
The social responsibility program called “You buy, we plant” of Pachamama Raymi aims to help preserve the environment, but also to have a socio-economic impact by creating opportunities for people in poor areas of Peru. This program consists of planting trees thanks to donations from companies, which can be of fruits and vegetables or grass. In our case, Peruvian Sunrise has planted 800 trees through donations.
If you would like to know more about this project and help us to harvest a better future, we invite you to read this article.
Before the pandemic, our Peruvian Sunrise team used to go to schools in low-income areas to provide basic supplies and gifts to children. We really hope soon to be able to return to these activities that allow us to bring a little joy and hope to the little ones.
Below, we share with you a short video of an activity we did a few years ago.
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
-Booker T. Washington-