Mosqoy 

1004 North Park

Victoria, BC

V8T 1C6

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Mosqoy 

Ayni Center

Jr. Jose Maria Arguedas, J 13,

Urbanización Santa Mónica

Cusco, Perú

Our main website photo, at the top of this page, was taken by Ashli Akins. 

Multi-Day Tours

Tour Sustainably with Mosqoy 

Join Mosqoy in Peru to explore rural communities of the Andes, meet our Mosqoy Youth Program students, and engage in traditional Quechua culture. We offer 4 short trips and two extensions in places such as Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and remote Quechua communities. All profits return to Mosqoy charitable programs and social
enterprises. If interested in booking one of our multi-day tours please contact us at fieldschool@mosqoy.org.

★ Epicocity

We use this term to explain how epic or intense the activities in our short excursions are. (This fun term is borrowed from our friend, National Geographic videographer, Trip Jennings.) All of our short excursions are exciting and interactive regardless of their Epicocity Scale, but excursions with higher epicocity ratings require a passion for the extreme, for going off the beaten track, often in rural areas with few amenities and requiring good physical fitness. The epicocity scale is a five-star ranking.

Amaru Immersion:

Traditional weaving & agriculture

When: Year-round, any day of the week. Weather dependent.

Length: 1 day

Where: Amaru, Pisac Valley, Sacred Valley

Epicocity: ★★★

Visit Amaru, one of the most beautiful rural communities of the Sacred Valley, located 40
kilometers up a winding mountain road from Pisac, in the Sacred Valley. Here, you will be
greeted with a traditional welcome ceremony by the Asociación de Tejedores Tradicionales Laraypas Indígenas, the local weaving cooperative that works with mothers of the community to keep the art of traditional Quechua weaving alive while also providing financial stability to the families of the community. They are part of Parque de la Papa, which is a local collective that successfully banned GMOs and international corporations from exploiting their land and sustenance crops. Here, the women of the community will guide you on a tour of their land, where they will teach you about their deep connection to Pachamama (Mother Earth); treat you to a delicious meal, made with fresh organic "zero-mile" ingredients directly from the land; and show you the step-by-step weaving process – from natural dyes to setting the warp to backstrap weaving. It will be a day you will never forget!

Prices start at $175 CAD / 440 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)


Price includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from Cusco to Amaru

  • Welcome ceremony

  • Three-course lunch and tea

  • Tour of the land and farm

  • Traditional weaving and dyeing demonstration

  • Fair-trade textile exhibit

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translation

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

Day on the Land:

A Quechua student's life

When: Year-round, Sundays only.

Length: 1 day

Where: Near Ollantaytambo, specific community rotates

Epicocity: ★★

Get to know one of our Mosqoy Youth Program scholarship students! Our students come from rural Quechua communities and are very proud of their cultural heritage. Come visit one of our student’s families on their farm in the rural community of Socma, near Ollantaytambo, for a traditional family feast, an opportunity to try out their farm tools, and a day on the land. There’s even an option to go on a short hike to witness the majestic waterfalls that are Socma’s pride and joy!

Prices start at $118 CAD / 298 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)


Price includes:

  • Round-trip private transport from Cusco to the community in the Sacred Valley

  • Home-cooked Andean meal

  • Tour of the student's property

  • Guided walk to the Socma waterfalls

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translators

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

Mapacho River Valley Weekend Adventure:

To the edge of the Andes

When: March - October, any day of the week. Weather dependent.

Length: 2 days, 1 night

Where: Parobamba, Mapacho River Valley

Epicocity: ★★★★★

Are you ready for an epic adventure? Do you want to get as far off the beaten track as you can imagine? Then this one is for you. The small Quechua community of Parobamba sits on a cliff overlooking the last Andean mountain range before descending into the Cloud Forest of the Amazon Jungle. The biodiversity in Parobamba is rich and unique. Here, you will homestay in simple rustic accommodations with a local family, and visit Nueva Esperanza Weaving Cooperative's, taking part in a variety of workshops of your choosing (such as natural dyeing or traditional weaving). You can even go on a hike to visit a nearby glacial lake and rare pre-Incan ruins that are home to skeletal remains of the “Moon People”.

Prices start at $242 CAD / 611 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)

*Inquire about reduced prices with the public-transport option


Price includes:

  • Round-trip private transport from Cusco to Parobamba

  • Homestay accommodation with three homemade meals per day

  • Natural dyeing or weaving workshop

  • Guided walking tour of glacial lake and pre-Incan ruins

  • Authentic fair-trade Quechua textile exhibition

  • Tour of Parobamba Weaving Centre and propagation dye garden under construction

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translation

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

Mapacho River Valley Adventure: Pitukiska Extension

When: March - October, any day of the week. Weather dependent.

Length: 1 night/1day

Where: Pitukiska, Mapacho River Valley

Epicocity: ★★★★★

Is one night in the Mapacho River Valley not quite enough for you? This extension is offered to those who wish to enjoy one more night in Parobamba and visit an even more remote Indigenous community: Pitukiska. In Pitukiska, community members live traditionally with no modern amenities, but with vibrant cultural traditions, surrounded by stunning landscapes of their Apus (Mountain Gods). Join community members for a home-cooked lunch, and continue learning about Peruvian ancestral textiles by participating in a pushka (hand-spinning) or a back-strap weaving workshop.

Prices start at $134 CAD / 338 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)


Price includes:

  • Additional night’s homestay accommodation in Parobamba with two home-made meals

  • One traditional lunch in Pitukiska

  • Weaving or pushka (hand-spinning) workshop in Pitukiska

  • Authentic fair-trade Quechua textile exhibition

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translation

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

Farmhouse Getaway:

Sustainability in Paradise

When: Year-round, any day of the week

Where: Huaran, Calca, Sacred Valley

Length: 1 overnight

Epicocity: ★★

This experience takes you to a rural farmhouse (Casita Huarán) nestled between three Andean mountains, and beside a eucalyptus-lined babbling brook. Here, you will learn about the rural agricultural practices that are essential for Quechua subsistence living, while being fed zero-mile organic meals directly from the farm. You will also be treated to a weaving workshop by Quechua traditional weavers of the Munay Urpi Weaving Cooperative, based in Huaran. In your spare time, you can pick fruit from the trees and play with the many happy farm animals, including piglets, ducklings, dogs, and rabbits.

Prices start at $197 CAD / 497 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)*
*Inquire about reduced prices if you would like the public-transport option


Price includes:

  • Private transportation to and from Cusco and Huarán

  • One night´s stay in the beautiful guesthouse, Casita Huarán (private bedroom and bathroom)

  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner (all meals will be home-made with natural
    ingredients from the land)

  • Organic farm tour

  • Weaving workshop

  • Fair-trade traditional textile exhibition

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translation services

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

Farmhouse Getaway:

Glacial Adventure Extension

When: March - October, any day of the week. Weather dependent.

Length: 1 night/1day

Where: Cancha Cancha, above Huaran, Calca, Sacred Valley

Epicocity: ★★★★★

Do you love hiking? This extension offers guests the opportunity to enjoy one more night in Casita Huarán before embarking on a strenuous but stunning hike to the tiny traditional community of Cancha Cancha, which sits at the base of two glaciers. The route takes you through a gorgeous mountain path that traverses a glacial river, lined by eucalyptus trees. At the top, you will be rewarded by a stunning panoramic view. Cancha Cancha is located 1100 metres in elevation above Huarán (3951 metres above sea level).

Prices start at $113 CAD / 285 PEN (for a minimum of 2 people)*


Price includes:

  • Additional night’s stay in the beautiful guesthouse, Casita Huarán (private bedroom and bathroom)

  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and 1 box lunch

  • Experienced tour guide with first-aid certification

  • English-Spanish-Quechua translation services