After breakfast you will visit a garden with medical plants, where you will be able to appreciate some secrets of Natural Mapuche Medicine. You will be impressed by the large variety of plants and herbs in the garden, whereby every single one has its clearly defined purpose.
We will also listen about the “Machi”, who can cure diseases with their wisdom where traditional medicine does not work. In the Mapuche culture, not all communities have a Machi, because they are not being selected or elected. They are discovered for having special abilities and being gifted persons for this function.
Following, you will learn about the art of cooking Mapuche food and you will be able to taste and enjoy the results for lunch.
In the afternoon you will depart for an excursion to the Puaucho beach, where you will visit the place where the ship “Joven Daniel” wrecked during the Tsunami after the great Earthquake in the year 1960.
On the way we drive by the mountain Tren Tren, a important place in the mythology context for the creation of our planet. According to the Mapuche culture, the earth was created by the confrontation between Tren Tren (the snake which gives origin to the ground) and Cai Cai (another snake which gives origin to the sea). The Mapuche culture does also say that there are regular disequilibria between the forces of Tren Tren and Cai Cai, which have to be restored.
Return to Llaguepulli. Accommodation in Family Ruka.
Today: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.