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Mapuche Experience: Chilean Indigenous Hike & Workshops

Discover the cultural heritage of the Mapuche indigenous people with workshops in medicinal herbs and weaving. Explore the stunning natural landscapes of Chile’s Lakes Region and learn about the important connection between Mapuche and the Earth.

USD $104.00USD $184.00

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Connect with Ancestral Mapuche Knowledge

On this immersive Mapuche experience to the intercultural village of Trawupeyum, discover the culture, customs, and ancestral knowledge of the Mapuche indigenous peoples. Take a class in Mapuche medicine, led by a Machi elder. Enjoy a traditional lunch made with wild and locally-grown ingredients. Hike along spectacular trails to get to know the deep connection between Mapuches and the Earth. End the day learning to spin and dye wool from a local artisan.

This Mapuche experience allows you to participate in traditional workshops and learn directly from indigenous masters in their fields. Additionally, it directly impacts local communities and supports sustainable livelihoods for Chile’s indigenous peoples.


  • Take part in a medicinal herbs workshop, led by a Machi elder
  • Meet a master craftswoman, watch her work, and try your hand at spinning wool
  • Learn about Mapuche culture, history, and beliefs at the Trawupeyum cultural museum
  • Hike with a Mapuche guide through native forest
  • Support local indigenous communities

Tour Information

Duration: 10:00 am – 17:30 pm

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

Availability: Daily


Begin your day at 10:00 am with a welcome gathering and brief introduction to Trawupeyum Intercultural Village. Tour the local cultural museum with your Mapuche guide for an overview of Mapuche history, customs, and beliefs.

Next, you’ll participate in an ancestral medicine workshop. Led by a Machi elder, you’ll learn natural medicinal remedies passed down for generations.

After your workshop, you’ll visit a local cook who will prepare a lunch of wild-grown native plants and fresh-grown vegetables from the garden.

In the afternoon, set out with your Mapuche guide for a hike. Discover the connection between Mapuche and the Earth, learn about native plant species, and see the forest from a new perspective.

End the day with a local artisan, and learn how she spins and dyes wool to make hand-knit fabrics. You’ll have the chance to visit her store to admire her finished work. Your program will come to a close at 17:30 pm.

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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