Sequitor is an "ayllo"
, which means very small village, it is placed south of San
Pedro de Atacama and belongs to the community of ayllos around
San Pedro Valley. The families who live in these ayllos work
the land and raise animals. For the time been there are only
2 families living in Vilama for example. The main agricultural
activity is to grow "alfalfa", a very long grass which
is used as the main source to feed south american camelids,
horses and donkeys.
Each ayllo has their
own way to work the land, which depends on weather conditions
and on how much water passes through the very small tren-ches,
which are scattered along the whole valley. Another kind of
food, similar to rice is a cereal called "quinoa"
which had already been used by the Incas.
Due to weather conditions
(heat, dryness, etc) only a few vegetables are grown, being
"choclo" (corn) the most common. Other activity is
How to arrive
to the Sequitor base camp ?