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The tourists that want to travel the territory step to step, have the oportunity to practice the tourism "vivencial", living tourism in Peru or rural at homes peasants, in families that have prepared their housings to house the one tourist and to teach them their form of life, their customs and traditions like to plow the livestock, to prepare the bread, to participate in payment ceremonies to the earth, to sow products of the area, walks to near attractiveness and other so many autochthonous customs conserved from in the past. For example, in the Cusco the residents of three communities of the Sacred Valley of the Incas open their doors to the pilgrim in order to share their daily life through the tourism. The demurrage allows participating directly in the activities of the field, parties and rituals, achieving a true exchange of life in balance with the nature.
Also, it is possible to revive myths and millenarian traditions to the contact with the local inhabitants during the journey for the ancestral routes of the Camino Inca and of Ollantaytambo.
In the Sacred Valley, a program promoted by PROMPERU comprehends three communities of the Valley: Pumahuanca, community that offers the possibility to learn the techniques of Andean cultivation next to the local residents; the "salineras" of Maras, where the tourist intervenes in the process of extraction of salt of those more than three thousand puddles built in prehispanic times; and finally Yucay, town where is practiced the agroturismo in an environment dominated by a system of Inca platforms (old country property of the Inca Huayna Cápac) and a complex hydraulic technology that reveal their historical and agricultural importance. The area is ideal also for the practice of mountain cycling.