Discover and Learn from the Mapuche Indigenous People from this Mapuche Ethno-Tourism Collaborative
This Mapuche ethno-tourism collaborative is community-led encounter aimed at sharing the history and culture of the Mapuche — as told by the Mapuche people themselves. The Mapuche culture originates in southern Chile in the Araucania Region, but today, Mapuches are spread across the country with large percentage living in Chile’s capital of Santiago.
On this full-day encounter, you’ll visit a traditional ruka where you’ll discover the Mapuche worldview (cosmovisión), symbology, and the deeper concepts of family and community life. You’ll meet the Mapuche community members leading the project, share food and coffee, then hear from members of the Mapuche community as well as a Mapuche lawyer working on behalf of this indigenous community.
Later, you’ll share a traditional Mapuche lunch with your gracious hosts and have the opportunity to connect, ask questions, and learn more. To end the day, you’ll stop at a small, community-run store where you’ll have the opportunity to pick up any souvenirs and support the Mapuche collective.
- Participate in an authentic cross-cultural experience
- Learn about Chile’s most predominant indigenous group from the people themselves
- Share in a traditional Mapuche meal and have the opportunity to share in real conversation with Mapuche
- Support truly community-based tourism
Duration: 10:30 am – 14:00 pm
Start/End Location: Barrio Italia, Santiago
Availability: Twice monthly (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming availabilities)