"Ruca" (Casa de Indígenas Mapuches)
Days to soak in the scenery and spirit Mapuche in the heart of southern salt lake in the world: Budi. After knowing the historic town of Puerto Saavedra, undertaken a quest to discover the secrets of the daily life of the Mapuche people of the island Llepu, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the landscape and learning from the Mapuche food and culture. The Mapuche (Mapuche, the name given to themselves, in turn mapu a compound of 'land' and che 'people' in Mapudungun, 'people of the earth', 'native'). Also known as Araucanians by the Spanish in the days of the arrival of Europeans in Chile. Is a south American native people inhabiting southern Chile and southwestern Argentina. Generically, "Mapuche" covers all the groups who speak or spoke or Mapudungun the Mapuche language, and particularly the term refers to the Mapuche in Araucania and their descendants. The Mapuche hut as home has three functions: sleeping, cooking and storing, those who could, had a hut for everything. Its structure is based on two solid pieces of wood of native trees, the roof and walls are a kind of vegetable fiber fabric high resistance to wet weather conditions in this region. At its center is a hearth or kutralwe formed by stones. Its main access is always oriented towards the rising of the sun. The Mapuche man considers himself part of nature and its main concern is to live in harmony with it. Therefore, the scale of social values of their culture favors human relations and environmental exploitation is limited to activities that ensure the survival of the family. The tourist circuit lafkenche invites you to see this way of life. You will be greeted and welcomed by families in the industry with which you can discuss, join them in their daily activities, enjoy the local cuisine, participate in games and in their religious and cultural events. Also, learn about the beautiful nature of Lake Budi, rich wildlife and hundreds of bird species that nest in its wetlands, through guided walks, horse rides and rides "wuampo" (canoe Mapuche). If you love fishing, you can get delicious dab on the beach Puaucho. And at the end of the day under the southern skies of the world, will perform the ancient astronomy with knowledge of the Mapuche culture.
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