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Chilean Culture Tour: Mapuche Indigenous Experience

Discover the cultural heritage and daily life of the Mapuche indigenous peoples, and explore the stunning natural landscapes of Chile’s Lakes Region!

USD $84.00USD $153.00

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Discover Chile’s Breathtaking Natural Landscapes and Living Cultural Heritage

On this immersive educational experience in Chile’s breathtaking Lakes Region, discover the cultural heritage, beliefs, and day-to-day lives of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people, and explore the stunning natural landscapes of the region.

Tour an ecological medicinal plants garden, visit a honey workshop, and hike to a spectacular waterfall. Learn about the indigenous group’s history and culture from a longko Mapuche elder. Enjoy a traditional meal with your gracious hosts. On this Chilean culture tour, gain a with a deeper understanding of Chile’s diverse heritage and of its largest indigenous group.

Highlights

  • Tour a medicinal herbs garden with a Mapuche “Seeds Protector”
  • Visit a traditional ruka house for a locally-grown Mapuche lunch
  • Learn about Mapuche culture, history, and beliefs from a longko elder
  • Hike to the spectacular Salto de Copihupulli waterfall

Tour Information

Duration: 10:00 am – 17:30 pm

Start/End Location: Centrally located meeting/drop-off point at Kurarewe Square

Availability: Daily

Itinerary

Begin your Mapuche Chilean culture tour at 10:00 am with a welcome gathering to meet your Mapuche hosts and prepare for the day. From there, meet a Mapuche “seeds protector” and tour her ecological medicinal plants garden to learn about Mapuche traditional medicine.

Then, the local Mapuche community will welcome you into a traditional ruka house for a lunch of locally-grown Mapuche cuisine.

After lunch, walk with your guide to the Salto de Copihupulli waterfall for a look at spectacular natural landscapes, and how nature and Mapuche culture align and intersect.

Upon your return to the community, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a Mapuche longko elder. The elder will speak to you about the land, history, and ways of life of the Mapuche people.

End the day with a visit to a honey and natural herbs workshop to learn how locals use these natural products day-to-day. At 17:30 pm, your tour will come to a close.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Local guides
  • Traditional lunch
  • Hikes, programs, and workshops

What to Bring

  • For hiking activity, bring appropriate shoes and clothes, water, and snacks
  • Please bring water in a *reusable* bottle.

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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