We invite you to join one of the field trips related to the IASC2019 Conference. There will be two kinds of field trips:

  • day trips not further than 3 hours to the conference venue
  • 3-days trips out of Lima region hosted by researchers and NGOs working on the commons

More specific info and registration options will follow in due time.

 

Single-Day Field Trips

Paracas fishermen associations: This is a Maritime Natural Reserve located to the South of Lima. There are fishermen associations in this protected area with selective seafood collection techniques. In addition, it is important to visualize the socio-environmental impacts due to the radical increase of exclusive tourism infrastructure.

Cantagallo urban indigenous community: Located in downtown Lima it constitutes the first native urban community in Peru (according to the criteria of ILO Convention No. 169 to identify the indigenous population). These families, who arrived from Ucayali to Lima in the decade from 1990 to 2000, maintain their language, art, knowledge and internal rules related to coexistence. In addition, they identify themselves as an indigenous community, affirming their common use of space as Shipibo-Konibo people.

San Juan de Lurigancho water management: Two highly populated districts in the city of Lima. They illustrate the challenges for the management of drinking water in the periphery of Lima and the tension between private and collective management of resources when the State does not manage the provision and regulation of this vital service.

Cyclist Protector Circle of the Huacas heritage: Each month between 70 and 200 people make a journey led by the Cyclist Protector Circle of the Huacas, crossing 45 kilometers of Lima. In addition, an oral narrator accompanies them telling them some myths about these ancient places. Although the Huacas were recognized by the State as cultural heritage, many of them are abandoned, threatened by garbage and by construction for housing. This collective of cyclist shares histories about ancient ways to see land and share spaces and reflects on urban memory.

3-Day Trips (after conference; especially related to forest commons)

Chaparrí Reserve: A private conservation area of 34,412 hectares that belongs to and is managed by a peasant community. It was decided to create this conservation zone in order to protect a valuable ecosystem that shelters Andean bears. Besides from being an area that in legal documents looks like a private endeavor, there is a vibrant community that started an ecotourism project as an alternative for development.

Landscape approach for coffee in the Amazon [to be confirmed]: An initiative of Conservation International supported by Arizona State University. This project support local small-scale producers.

Additional options

Especially for IASC2019, AC Tours and FCm Travel Solutions have composed several multi-day excursions that will show you Peru’s highlights. Please note that these optional trips are organized by third parties and are not under the responsibility of the Conference Organizers.

Trip A: Lima and Cusco (incl. Macchu Picchu), 3 days/2 nights, starting at USD 634
  • Day 1: Experience the city of Cusco, this mythical and legendary city makes you recover the lost pleasure of walking aimlessly, of watching people, of imagining mysterious events in remote times.
  • Day 2: Visit of the “lost city of the Incas”. Discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps. You will be unable to resist your own speculations at the impenetrable mystery of these silent stones. From here, the epithet "marvelous" falls short when applied to this work of the Inca Civilization and to the beauty of its imposing natural scenery
  • Day 3: return flight from Cusco to Lima

Full description (pdf)

Trip B: Lima, Arubamba, Cusco (inc. Macchu Picchu), 4 days/3 nights, starting at USD 780
  • Day 1: Experience the city of Cusco, this mythical and legendary city makes you recover the lost pleasure of walking aimlessly, of watching people, of imagining mysterious events in remote times.
  • Day 2: The Sacred Valley of Incas stretches from Pisac to Ollataytambo. There are numerous archaeological remains along the route, amid multicolored crops that shows the richness of their soil. The place is unmatched to enjoy and absorb the energy and strength of the Andes. Its river and natural light shape the contours of the scenery and set the rhythm for its inhabitants: the seasons of planting and harvesting, for working and celebrating. The places that you will find through this Valley are branded by history, maintain their powerful and enigmatic beauty like the Andes that surround them.
  • Day 3: Visit of the “lost city of the Incas”. Discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps. You will be unable to resist your own speculations at the impenetrable mystery of these silent stones. From here, the epithet "marvelous" falls short when applied to this work of the Inca Civilization and to the beauty of its imposing natural scenery.
  • Day 4: return flight from Cusco to Lima

Full description (pdf)

Trip C: Arequipa and Colca Valley, 4 days/3 nights, starting at USD 337
  • Day 1: Flight Lima-Arequipa and city tour. This city, flanked by three large volcanoes, is proud of its heritage, its perpetually blue sky and bright sunshine, its green countryside, its grand mansions of volcanic rock, alpaca wool articles, and good food.
  • Day 2: Enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPicchu volcanoes before approaching the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas. Observe the wild Vicuñas (one of the 4 types of American camels) in its natural habitat. Enjoy the natural formation of rocks and the view to the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. Observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the Antiplano with its Llamas and Guanacos. wonder at the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley.The highest point of our tour will be Pata Pampa (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters, where we´ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of Amazon River), and the Cordillera de Chila.
  • Day 3: Have an enjoyable view of the deep of the Canyon and if the weather permits, majestic pictures of the flight of the Condors. Viisit the traditional village of Pinchollo and the Antahuilque viewpoint, where wonderful 1,500 year old terraces, constructed by the Collaguas, a culture well before the Incas time, can be observed. Take a look at the hanging tombs “Tumbas colgantes” at the point of Choquetico, and at the litomaqueta, a model of the canyon terraces carved in a rock. Visit Maca, an Andean community that experienced and earthquake in November of 1991 and the village of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley.
  • Day 4: Visit the Main Plaza of Cayma and its Church, where the Dominican monks built a chapel in the year 1544 and today this Chapel is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria. Drive to the area of Añashuayco; place where the famous volcanic stone “Sillar” is extracted. Visit the popular market of Antiquilla, that until today keeps the colonial building style of the “Old Arequipa” and Yanahuara Main Plaza, having a wonderful view of the city and its volcanoes and explore some traditional streets. Return flight to Lima.

Full description (pdf)

Trip D: Puno and Uros and Taquile Islands, 3 days/2 nights, starting at USD 255
  • Day 1: Puno, land of magnificent blues and golds, lie son the Collao plateau where things are seen with such extraordinary Sharp detail that it almost hurts the eye. The inhabitants of Puno appear to be imbued with the same mystery of the deep waters of the majestic Titcaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. Their clear, bright smiles on faces tanned chocolate by the sun, despite the extremes of the climate, reflect their deep faith, and their joy becomes infectious in their innumerable dances that wash the streets in every color during the Festivity of Candlemas. Only a few grand houses and Colonial churches remain as proof of the immense wealth produced by the silver mines in the 17th century. recently, Taquile’s picturesque textile art has been recognized by the Unesco as masterpiece of the Oral and Immaterial Patrimony of mankind.
  • Day 2: A unique opportunity to observe the way of life of the inhabitants of the Lake. The Uro, of whom only 300 families remain, are excellent fishermen and live on floating surfaces, placing new layers of vegetation periodically on the top. The vegetal fiber that grows in the swamps known as totora (bulrush) is also used to build their houses, make their boats and for food. The Taquilean, farmers, fishermen and excellent textile artisans wear an unusual dress that a colored belt that they weave themselves. From a high natural balcony overlooking the lake, they have a strong communal organization, inherited from the Ayllus, an ancestral system of social organization in which they work together in teams and share the results.
  • Day 3: return flight to Lima.

Full description (pdf)

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