Welcome to Raqchi
The people of Raqchi are charming and environmentally conscious, working periodically to eradicate litter left by visitors. And they are famous potters – many of the ceramics on sale in the markets of Pisac and Chinchero come from here.
You can experience life in Raqchi by organizing a homestay. Families offer accommodations in basic but comfortable guestrooms, with private bathrooms and showers. Packages include all meals, a night-time fiesta and a highly recommended day of guided activities. These include a visit to the ruins (admission not included), a heart-pumping hike up to the local mirador (lookout) and a ceramics workshop. Contact the South American Explorers in Cuzco for more information.
On the third Sunday in June, Raqchi is the site of a colorful fiesta with much traditional music and dancing.