- Encounters with locals
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
It was during a 3 day trek in the Colca Canyon that we were able to discover the small village of Fure, at 2,758m in altitude.
Perched on the side of a cliff overlooking the River Huaraz, Fure houses a small Indian community. The majority make their living from agriculture and cochineal farming, an insect used for making natural colouring in food and cosmetic products. In Fure, the living conditions are tough, there's neither electricity nor running water and the shower and toilets are outside of every house. Our guide, originating from the neighbouring village of Cabanaconde, explained to us that the village's children have to walk two long hours to get to the neighbouring school. What courage!
After a hearty lunch, we headed for the Huaraz Waterfalls. Of course, it's not Iguazu, but the view is beautiful Then, we went back to Fure where we spent the night. Despite the spartan comfort of our little hut, we spent a night being soothed by the murmurs of wild fauna.