Welcome to the Potato Park, a sanctuary of cultural heritage and biodiversity nestled in the heart of the Andes. Made up of five Quechua-speaking communities encompassing 9280 hectares of wild and farmed landscapes, our park is not just a natural wonder but a testament to the deep-rooted traditions and wisdom of Indigenous communities.

Our Mission

At the Potato Park, our mission is twofold: to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Andean region and to preserve the cultural heritage and livelihoods of the Indigenous communities who call this land home. We believe in fostering harmony between humans and nature, honouring the interconnectedness of all living beings, and passing on our ancestral knowledge to future generations.

Expert Groups

The Potato Park is made up of five communities, Paru Paru, Amaru, Sacaca, Pampallacta and Chawaytire. Together, community members have formed expert groups to preserve and share their biocultural knowledge with future generations and visitors alike. Expert groups focus on potato conservation, gastronomy, textiles and weaving, and medicinal plants.

Cultural Heritage

The Potato Park is more than just a place; it is a living museum of Indigenous knowledge and traditions. Here, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures of the Quechua people, learning from community members who are eager to share their stories, rituals, cultural and agricultural practices passed down through generations.


Our park is a haven for biodiversity, boasting a rich tapestry of ecosystems ranging from high-altitude moorlands to agricultural farmland that weaves together a huge diversity of crops. Within these diverse habitats, one can encounter a staggering array of flora and fauna, including rare Andean species found nowhere else on Earth. By preserving these ecosystems, we strive to safeguard the delicate balance of life and ensure a sustainable future for all.


Central to our approach is the active involvement of local communities in conservation efforts. Through collaborative initiatives, we empower indigenous peoples to manage and protect their ancestral lands, using traditional knowledge alongside modern techniques to steward the natural resources upon which their livelihoods depend. By supporting community-led initiatives, visitors not only contribute to conservation but also promote social justice and cultural resilience.

Join us

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply seeking a deeper connection with the Earth, we invite you to experience the magic of the Potato Park. Come hike through ancient lands, participate in traditional ceremonies, and savour the flavours of Andean cuisine. Together, let us celebrate the beauty of diversity and the wisdom of indigenous cultures, ensuring that the legacy of the Potato Park endures for generations to come.