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The magnificent arqueological Cañari complex of Chobshi in Sigsig

Friday, March 29

We would like to invite you to share a fantastic day with Marianne, Barb and Sole visiting the Arqueological Complex of Chobshi

It is known that the area was occupied by the cañaris, being Duma the chief of the group and king of the castle.

We will start at 8:30 AM from Plaza Otorongo, at Ave 3 de Noviembre, we will drive for about 1 hour and 15 min until Chobshi Museum where Nuve and her family will welcome us.

We will start the food ceremony known as PachaManka traditional way of cooking underground with hot stones, during the time we wait until the food is cooking we will start our walk to Cañon del Pailon, 2 hours hike in a flat path but a bit muddy and wet so we strongly recommend the use of either hiking shoes or even wellington boots, also the use of a hiking poles just to help you with stability, if you don’t have poles we will have some to spare so, don’t worry.

During the walk you will lose your breath but not for the walk but for the magnificent scenery.

After this hike and the blessing of the food we will have lunch which will be the food we cooked during the PachaManka, chicken, potatoes, rice, plantains, pineapple and more.

When we finish eating we will go to visit the Fortaleza de Duma, the black Cave and Zhabalula, where you will learn many things about the Cañari comunity and how incredible they were.

On our way back to Cuenca we will visit the Asociacion de Tejedoras Maria Auxiliadora where we will see these fanatastic women making the traditional sombreros de paja toquilla

We will be back in Cuenca by 6 PM; long day but you will love it. Believe me, I did.

The cost of the trip is $35 ( includes transport, local guide, food)

If you want to join us please send us an email to book your space to:

It is always great to see you,


Friday March 29 from 8:30 to 6 PM, La Yunta

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551