Itinerary of visit kushi waira
9h00 Transfer to the community from any part of the city of Cuenca, for this we have transportation depending on the number of visitors (bus or car).
depending on the number of visitors (bus or car).
9h40 Welcome toast with a typical canelazo prepared by the women of the community.
10h00 A guide from the community will tell us about the history, culture and tradition of the community.
A map will also show the route of the camita and the day’s activities.
the activities of the day.
10:30 a.m. Refreshments.
11h00 Start of the hike to the «Jatun Hurco» primary forest. Then we will walk through
interpretative trail called «Jambiñan» to learn about the medicinal plants of the place.
medicinal plants of the place, where you will learn about each one with its respective name in Quichua and its curative
Quichua and its curative value. Upon arriving at the top of the mountain, we will take energy and energy cleansing
energy and energetic cleansing with sacred plants, and a ceremonial act to the Pachamama.
pachamama. In addition, tourists will be able to enjoy a beautiful natural viewpoint with panoramic views
panoramic views, and thus learn about the Cañari geography. It will also be possible to observe the
Inca Trail with its beautiful natural color.
13h00 Community lunch (pampamesa) with main products of the area such as:
mote pata, mote casado, vegetable salad, smothered potatoes, chauchas potatoes in their
mote pata, mote casado, vegetable salad, smothered potatoes, potatoes with peel, yucca tortilla, rice, chicken
potatoes, yucca tortilla, rice, charcoal chicken, chili sauce and zambo pepa,
accompanied by an aromatic tea and a delicious zambo or sweet corn dessert.
14h00 Return to the cabins.
14h30 Demonstration of daily activities of the community, such as: stone mill, guava spinning process, and the
process of spinning guango with lamb wool and explanation of the elaboration of wind musical instruments.
of wind musical instruments. Tourists can also participate in the traditional
the traditional game of enchanted pots where several wind instruments will be raffled to the winner.
to the winner.
16h00 Presentation of the live music group «Grupo kikintaquina» of the community.
The group has singer-songwriters with lyrics and music of our own inspiration.
Finally, there will be a popular dance with all present.
17h00 return to the city of Cuenca.
Bring: hiking shoes, water poncho, sunscreen and camera.