Thursday, June 20, 2024

Discover the Chuquisaca living culture with the Pisili indigenous Community

This is a one-day experiential tour. The inhabitants share part of their daily routine in agricultural production, food preparation and handicrafts. In addition to its live music and culture.

The Pisili indigenous community, part of the Yampara nation, invites you to live a unique tourist experience in the Tarabuco municipality, at the Chuquisaca department, in southern Bolivia. Thanks to its community tourism proposal, the destination offers a living culture experience, full of ancestral knowledge.

From the Rumi Tambo agroecological farm, the visitor will be able to connect with nature and enjoy the native and exotic trees landscape, mainly pine, where mushrooms production and harvest can also be observed.

The one-day tour includes a visit to the “Yachay Wasi Pisili” indigenous school, where students attend in typical clothing every Monday and the teaching is bilingual: Quechua and Spanish.

At the Yampara Indigenous Textile Art Craft Center, “Away Wasi”, you will be able to discover and learn the textile art making process woven manually by indigenous women. And if you are looking for crafts with a Yampara identity, here you will find a variety of garments for daily clothing, pujllay dance costumes such as monteras (helmet type hats) and other designs at the customer’s request.

The community’s typical gastronomy is of local and ecological production. Part of the experience includes tasting dishes such as quinoa phisara, wheat lawita and pigeon chili, among others.

Almost at the end of the day, the locals perform a native Inca Palla dance demonstration, inviting their visitors to join the celebration dressed in native costumes. The visit concludes with a photo session and visitors receive a complimentary souvenir.

Travel services

•      One day tour:

Includes:

  • Visit to Rumi Tampu agroecological farm
  • Visit to the “Yachay Wasi Pisili” indigenous school
  • Typical lunch with “aqha” (local soft drink)
  • Visit to Away Wasi (artisan center for native weaved fabrics)
  • Native Inca Palla Dance demonstration
  • Photo session with Yampara suit
  • Community Guide
  • Complimentary souvenir

Full day price, per person: Bs 70 ($us 10)

Tour program:

8:00 Transfer from Sucre – Tarabuco – Pisili

9:40 Arrival at the Pisili Community

10:00 Visit to the Rumi Tampu Agroecological Farm

11:30 Visit to the “Yachay Wasi Pisili” school

12:30 Typical lunch with its “aqha” local soft drink

14:00 Visit to “Away Wasi” (Craft Center for native weaved fabrics).

16:30 Return to Tarabuco

17:30 Return to Sucre.

Location: http://bit.ly/3nvCH5N

Chuquisaca Department, Tarabuco municipality, at an altitude of 3,355m above sea level.

Distance: 6 km from Tarabuco

From Sucre to Pisili 68 km

Land accessibility in good conditions

Mobile service coverage: Yes

Reservation: WhatsApp: 77157479

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Humberto Guarayo

This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

  • Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

Warning. The images in this guide were provided by representatives of the involved communities, who assured that they use these photographs for the respective promotions of their ventures.