I am María Argamonte, I was born in the original community of Valiazo, and I grew up in Pucara with my grandparents. They bequeathed me the knowledge of two wonderful tasks that today are the basis of my family finances. My grandmother was dedicated to cattle raising, she raised sheep and goats: she sheared her sheep, spun wool and wove socks, pullovers and vests; with the milk of the goats he made delicious cheeses. My grandfather was engaged in agriculture, he grew potatoes, corn, and peas. He was also a potter and a potter, he made pots, virques, and clay and stone plates. He was a very skillful person, he wove sheep and llama ponchos, blankets and picotes on his loom. I am dedicated to agriculture and goat farming. I decided to venture into tourism because I saw in this activity an alternative source of income and an opportunity to share the valuable knowledge that my grandparents left me.
About My Experience
I have raised goats since my childhood, I learned everything about them with my grandmother. They are currently my source of livelihood. I take them out every day so that they can eat tender grasses that allow them to give good milk, so I milk them and make cheeses that I sell in the local market. I invite you to share, the experiences that I live daily in this task. We will take the goats out of their corral and take them to graze, we will share a lunch in the field, stories of life in the region and beautiful postcards that offer the sunsets in my community.
My business is located 13 km east of Humahuaca. It is reached by route N ° 73 until a signposted access, located to the left of this route with the name La Pucareñita
What will we do:
I will receive them in my house, I will show them my goats and their corral. I will tell you the essentials about your care and I will give you recommendations for the task that we will perform. We will prepare what is necessary for the field trip and we will start the walk. While the goats graze, we will share stories of daily life in my community and an Andean snack, made with products grown on my land. Upon return, we will delight in beautiful sunsets that will accompany us as we guide the animals to their corral.
About the Circuit:
Duration: 6 hours. From 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Andean picnic type bite in the field.
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You can make your reservations only via whatsapp, until the day before at 7:00 p.m. Contact phone: + 549-388- 4623362 María Argamonte.
Hours of operation: Reservations are made in advance by whatsapp and activities are carried out at the established hours.
This activity can be carried out by all those people who like country life, animals and enjoy walks in the open air. It is suitable for all ages, children from 12 years old and adults up to 60 years old. They do not need to have any special knowledge, they do need preparation for walks of more than 4 hours, since it is approximately the time that we will walk while carrying out the activity.
Number of People Per Group: from 1 to 4 people per group.
Suggestions and recommendations:
It is recommended that you make and confirm your reservation in advance.
Wear comfortable and cool clothes, the time in which the activity is carried out is the warmest of the day (around 10 ° C to 25 ° C), however it tends to cool sharply at dusk in winter and when it gets cloudy in summer, so It is recommended that you always wear a coat.
This activity is available from December to June, which is the time when goats graze in the field. The rest of the year, they do it in the stubble.
Valiazo is an original community located about 15 km east of the city of Humahuaca, very close to Pucara, it is reached through Provincial Route No. 73. The road is dirt all the way, with few curves and slope, quite traveled by vehicles that go to the Mirador de las Serranías del Hornocal. The maximum height of the entire journey is 3,456 meters above sea level.
The activity can take place all year round. The rains usually happen, from December to March and it is not frequent that it rains during the day, however during these months the activity will be subject to rain.
The climate of the region in general is pleasant, in winter the minimum temperatures usually reach -10 ° C, between 6:00 and 9:00 in the morning, but at noon they are around 15 ° C. In the summer the minimums are around 6 ° C and the maximums around 30 ° C. The season and times proposed for the activity are pleasant, rather warm.
In the area there is no good cell phone or internet signal, for this reason it is impossible to charge with a credit card, debit card or other electronic means of payment. The closest ATM is located in the city of Humahuaca.
The closest service station is located in the city of Humahuaca.