Drinking CHICHA at the Markets of Ollantaytambo

CHICHA at the Markets of Ollantaytambo  |  Urubamba, Peru  |  Chicha is a term used  for several varieties of fermented and non-fermented beverages, many derived from maize, sometimes flavored with different fruits and vegetables. Some also have it with alcohol. Mine was non-alcoholic made out of Quinoa. I came to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, and asked Abel, my local guide, to take me to the market to try original homemade Chicha. And here you go. Was sweet enough and tasted great. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. 

While in Lima a few days ago I also tried the famous Chicha Morada, made out of purple maize, cinnamon and clove. They drink this as a cold soft drink.

BTW if you see this sing, the red flag, on the streets or at the door of a house or bar, here in Peru, this means they produce, sell and offer one of the most precious ancient INKA drinks, the Chicha. So keep you eyes open. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com