New Potato Park in Cusco

by admin on December 7, 2010

If you love potatoes, you may want to take a trip to the new Potato Park on your next trip to Cusco. The area is known for potato farms, and the farmers are now leading hikes, driving tours and even 3-5 day treks through the countryside. Tourists have the opportunity to try a variety of baked potatoes, which all have different tastes, textures and colors. The guides talk about some of the thousands of different kinds of Peruvian potatoes, and the history and folklore of the area. You can try potato pudding at the local Papamanka restaurant, and view impressive textiles made by local artisans. Tourists are encouraged to interact with the farmers and other locals, and to ask questions about agriculture and village life. This sounds like a great new way to get a taste of authentic Peruvian food, history and culture.