September 2019

Local and sustainable tourism with ADSMundo

ADSMundo Chile has been developing new experiences geared towards cultural experiences and sustainable tourism with local communities, which seek the right balance between your guest’s experiences and the respect for the local indigenous communities.

Aymara, Kunza, Rapa Nui and Mapuche communities are the most represented in the Chilean territory and they all have a strong identity as well as real authentic cultural roots that are interesting to discover.

On a trip with ADSMundo, we can introduce you to one of the best possible cultural immersions into the Mapuche world, as well as the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina.

The “People of the Earth” have a rich culture as well as a common social and religious structure oriented towards the belief in the strength of nature and its connection to their people via the role, amongst others, of the Machi (shaman).

Memories, stories, and beliefs, often very local and specific, are a significant part of the Mapuche traditional culture, which we want to discover through three days’ stay in the Bio Bio Region next to Concepción.

Sharing local activities with the Chilean inhabitants and discovering how they keep their lifestyle, traditions, and language alive (Mapudungun), which is now taught in rural schools of Bío-Bío, Araucanía and Los Lagos Regions again, which will certainly be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Please contact Claude Dumontet at ADSmundo for more information.

Peru – The essence of the Andes

Getting to know the locals in Peru

The richness of Peru can be enjoyed in many ways: walking through its impressive archaeological sites, trying the tasty ingredients of its varied cuisine, and even sailing among the rivers that cross its mysterious Amazon. However, this wealth is also lived by sharing with communities and appreciating their traditions, creating unique and unforgettable memories.

At Lima Tours, we encourage you to put skills with your hands into practice, by participating in a class guided by a local master craftsman. During this activity, you will paint a ‘Pucara bull’ – a typical figure of Andean folk art, synonymous with good luck – and learn two art techniques: Cusco’s colonial glass ceramics and gold leafing.

Chinchero, a town near Cusco, is famous for its beautiful weavings. Made with sheep or alpaca wool, the details you can see in the weaver’s work has a meaning – every flower, every colour, every stitch. Immerse yourself in the magic of this tradition and understand the process of creating each piece of garment: see them dye the fabric using plants, and how they use implements inherited from their ancestors, such as the loom.

Connect with the Inca essence of Cusco in Huilloc, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. You will be greeted with joy by the members of the community and then learn about their way of life. Share with them the tasks in the field, cook using traditional techniques, participate in the ‘minka’ or community work or teach at school. Let them all leave a mark in your life!

For more information please contact Lima Tours by emailing them today