De compras en el - COLCA - Shopping
En la carretera que conduce a la Cruz del Condor se van encontrando puestos en los que las descendientes de los Aymaras y de los Cabanas , vestidas con sus trajes y sus sombreros venden artesanías de la zona
On the road that drives to the Cruzdel Conde you may find stalls where the Aymara and Cabanas descendants , dressed with their traditional costumes and hats sell the local handicrafts
Roadside stalls: Colourful textiles
Everywhere you go in Peru you'll find roadside stalls where local people sell handicrafts to the tourists. Mostly you'll see textiles but we also found musical instruments and small carvings. If you want any woven goods I think these are a much better place to buy them - the prices are lower than in the shops (although really they're pretty cheap everywhere) and you can be sure a local person is getting the cash for the hard work they've put into them.
These women were selling textiles at the "service area" (parking lot and small bar!) as you go into Colca from Arequipa, and like the women we saw all over Peru were using the spare time between customers to spin. As everywhere, I paid a small sum to be able to take the photo, which meant we were all very happy with our meeting.
a beautifull place to chill and to shop in
During your excursion in the Canyon del Colca, you will have a stop (where usually you overnight) in a small tipical Andean village. The altitude here is about 4.200 mt, and the village is so pretty and autentic...no turist trap at all!
Here you can have a shop and the prices are the 25% ofd the request on the first stop (check my tourist trap tip), so you can shop quiet good.
I would suggest you to check out the seller of Hojas de Coca, they are so particular....
What to buy: Whatever tipical made in Peru
What to pay: As less as you are able to put the value down ):-