A bit of Mapuche culture
While in Chile, I really wanted to share a bit of the everyday life of a Mapuche community to better understand their culture and current revendications.
I spent a couple of days with Irene, in the Weche Ruka of the communidad Juan Antonio Hueche. To get there take combi 3 to Cunco and then get off at Puente Quepe. Then take the small path in front of the school for 2 kms. Phone number (09) 5213279
The community runs a "Rural Turismo" (farm life) program that is quite touristy. However, this experience was interesting to get a bit of a taste of their culture, and especially because it showed me how much the Mapuche culture was about to disappear in Chile...
To get more information about rural tourist programs run in the region, go to INDAP offices at calle Rodriguez 1273 in Temuco.