Ccaccaccollo, Peru

A little girl in CcaccaccolloOn the way to the Inca Trail, we visited a little community called Ccaccaccollo.  This is the community for many of the GAP adventures porters for the Inca Trail.  GAP helped organize the Women's Textile Project, where the women and wives of the porters make traditional textiles of alpaca and wool.  As part of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, GAP takes its travel groups to Ccaccaccollo to learn every step of the traditional weaving process including spinning the wool, dying the wools with all natural dyes and different weaving and knitting techniques.  This program is a great way for a little community to benefit economicly from tourism without having a negetive social or cultural impact.

Women of Ccaccaccollo

Raw alpaca wool and dyed yarnDrying yarn

Pulling and twisting wool into yarn
Boy in Ccaccaccollo
Village of Ccaccaccollo

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5 Responses to Ccaccaccollo, Peru

  1. i was in this village too. peru is soo unique than most of the other parts of south america and the inca land of this country, is amazing!!!!!!! and sooooo red:)
    The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

  2. Pops says:

    Great shots, miss you pops

  3. Jill says:

    Hi Guys! I’m loving the pictures. Just curious, what kind of places are you staying at? Is internet access easy to find?

  4. Hi Jill,
    Lately we’ve been in a tent (Inca Trail), but we stay mostly in cheap hotels. We’ve been surprised, many places now have wireless available, even a place we stayed at for about $20 a night had wireless. Right now we are in Santiago, where it’s more expensive. Airports are also a great time to update our site, so far every airport has had free internet.

  5. Ann says:

    I would love to post one of your photos on my travel website and give you credit as I am dooing a story on voluntourism in peru and this village..
    can u email me directly pls!your pics are great.