1. How to get there: The six communities that make up this tourist project are settled along the Inca Trail, which crosses locations of Ancash department (Huari province) and Huánuco (Dos de Mayo province).
2. Ecosystem: This area belongs to the alpine mountain ecosystem. Even though you can visit us throughout the year, the best time to do so is during the dry season from April to October. The area lies at an altitude between 3,200 and 4,500 m.
3. Tourist attractions: The main attraction is the Inca Trail, from which you can appreciate the highland scenery and visit the citadel of Huanuco Marka, ancient capital of Tahuantinsuyo, Inka largest site outside El Cusco. It is also possible to share with local communities to learn about Andean culture.
4. Tourist activities: The families of the community offer several activities among which stand out hiking to archaeological sites, horse riding and observing the flora and fauna. Visitors can share with the families in order to learn from them how to cook and make crafts. You may also participate in agricultural activities and traditional festivities.
5. Tourist services: The community offers guides tours, natural and cultural interpretation. The area provides sites for camping. You can rent llamas or horses to carry your luggage.
6. Suggested tour package: There is a 5-day package which includes guides, rent of a campsite, llamas and horses and several agricultural and craft activities. The price is USD 346 per person
7. What to bring: Clothing should be adapted to a cold weather including waterproof jacket or raincoat for the rainy season from October to March, and appropriate footwear to walk in, water bottle and flashlight with extra batteries. For your protection bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, personal medications and first aid kit. Do not forget your sleeping bag and walking sticks.
8. Our organization: Inka Naani Association is comprised by tourism committee of 6 communities. The Mountain Institute and the local NGOs Huari Kuntur have supported this association with initial funding to strengthen the capacity of rural families’ tourism planning and management services. These institutions have cooperated in the development of a landscape restoration project.
9. Booking information: For reservations, sales and travel information, contact RESPONS Sustainable Tourism Center:
- Phone: (+51-43) 427-949
- Mobile phone: (+511) 97-519-3535 (Guido); and (+511) 97-518-1717 (Paul).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.respons.org
- Address: Av. 28 de Julio N° 821; PO Box: 163; Huaraz, and Ancash, Peru.
- Contact: Pablo Tadeo Cilio; Guido Van Es; and Fernando Pérez.