In this huarango forest, far from the prying eyes of the Spanish Inquisition, Andean indigenous, African slaves, Romani and Chinese came to practice their native religions. The Catholic Church considered those beliefs to be witchcraft, and thus Cachicheâ€™s nickname: pueblo de brujas (village of witches). At the main site is a poor museum ($0.40). Many curanderos (shamans) in the neighborhood hang their shingles out, announcing their services. It is also said many of the local campesinos also practice the crafts. A few blocks away is the palmera de siete cabezas, a bewitched date palm with seven crowns of fronds. Both are standard stops on winery tours.
4 kilometers (2.5 miles) south of Ica
Other Activity Types:
Many tours to the wineries make a stop here ($11). A taxi should cost about $1.50 one way.
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
If going on your own, take what money youâ€™ll need. Leave all valuables behind at your hotel.
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