KANTU PERU TOURS is convinced that tourism can and must be a road towards the development of Peru, we will continue to act as good Peruvians and seek to improve the welfare of our country, especially for its neediest citizens. Through our company, we renew the commitment to Peru and its future. We participate actively in the development of the small Andean communities in which culture, education and equal opportunity for development are accessible to all. To promote access to culture, education and equal opportunity and to foster inclusive and self-sustainable development project in communities where tourism-related opportunities exist. As a part of our mission here at KANTU PERU TOURS we believe in giving back to the community, our company enjoyed Christmas festivities in the Taucca community; we hoped we bought happiness and joy in this special season to all the children of the community. Sharing with sincere affection the traditional cake ‘Paneton’ and a cup of hot chocolate, the whole family of KANTU PERU TOURS participated.
Looking at the smiles of all the children and their very grateful parents, makes us continue visiting communities each year at Christmas and we hope we brighten a little the lives of these families.
Community of TAUCCA
The community of Taucca – Chinchero, Cusco is a community of 40 families composed of approx. 200 people of peasants and weavers who live from the activity Agriculture, livestock, being crafts and weaves the great legacy that still preserves as tradition and as varied jobs in nearby cities. It has a high school that is an hour and a half walk or twenty minutes by car.
Community of ACCHAHUATA
In the community of Acchahuata – Calca, Cusco is a community of 30 families of peasants and weavers who live near where three small rivers meet, with stone houses, two schools, a soccer field and a sky that cries frequently. For some reason, only potatoes are planted in the fields. Its inhabitants have already become accustomed to eating it all year round. Potato with chuño or with alpaca meat are dishes that are served countless times.
Kantu Weaving Center
CHINCHERO – Cusco
KANTU WEAVING CENTER is a family initiative that was born in early 2014 through the creation of a textile center in the district of Chinchero in Cusco, Peru. Our first objective was to have a space for the families in our community to exhibit the fine artistic beauty of Andean weavings, in this case the best of Chinchero, already known throughout Cusco and world-wide for their magnificent quality, as well as the opportunity to sell their goods on the market and generate some income for the people of these rural areas. A centre where anyone can come to learn about the techniques, processes, materials, elaboration, the coloring and dyes, and final steps of this handmade art from the master weavers themselves. In addition, a cultural space that supports the recovery and preservation of ancestral traditions of Andean communities to be shared with the world. With the purpose of helping the economy of these families, under principles of protection, revaluation and preservation of our Andean customs, KANTU WEAVING CENTER, has been working until these days independently, receiving tourists from other travel agencies and free tourists, But always with the support and supervision of KANTU PERU TOURS.