Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Kichwa people with our unique and authentic Traditional Kichwa Customs Experience. This set of activities is designed for individuals who have a deep appreciation for indigenous traditions and a desire to learn and engage with the local community. Highlights of the Experience:
1. Cultural Immersion
In Sacha Samay, you will have the opportunity to live amongst the Kichwa community and engage directly with local families. Immerse yourself in their way of life, witness their daily rituals, and gain insights into their deep-rooted customs and traditions.
2. Learning Traditional Practices
Learn firsthand from the family about the traditional customs of the Kichwa people. Discover the ancient art of body paint, where you will be taught how to create intricate face paints using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Gain insights into agricultural practices, medicinal plant knowledge, and spiritual rituals that form an integral part of Kichwa culture.
3. Hands-on Workshops
Participate in hands-on workshops led by skilled artisans who will teach you the traditional skills and crafts of the Kichwa people. From pottery-making to traditional cooking methods, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice these time-honored techniques under the guidance of experienced mentors.
4. Community Engagement:
Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local Kichwa community as you interact with its members. Engage in conversations, share meals, and participate in communal activities, creating a meaningful connection and fostering cross-cultural understanding.
5. Guided Excursions:
Explore the breathtaking natural landscapes surrounding the Kichwa community through guided excursions. Hike through scenic trails, visit sacred sites, and learn about the deep spiritual connection that the Kichwa people have with their environment.
6. Authentic Accommodations and Local Cuisine
Experience the true essence of the Kichwa lifestyle by staying in traditional accommodations that blend harmoniously with the surroundings. Enjoy authentic local cuisine prepared by community members, showcasing traditional flavors and ingredients sourced from the region.
7. Cultural Exchange and Sustainable Impact
By participating in this experience, you directly support the local Kichwa community and contribute to the preservation of their cultural heritage. Your engagement helps sustain their way of life and promotes economic empowerment for the community.
Join us on this unforgettable journey to learn and appreciate the traditional Kichwa customs in Ecuador. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, connect with the local community, and gain a deep understanding of the profound wisdom that has been passed down through generations. Experience the beauty of cultural exchange and create memories that will last a lifetime.