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Awamaki

Calle Principal | One block after the bridge on the way to the main ruins, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Full day community tour with cooking class in evening

Just amazing! Had my doubts because i booked this tour mostly for my mother and girlfriend who were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FraNnNky
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Magog, Canada
The most amazing experience of our entire trip

I didn't think our previous adventures could be topped on this trip but we had an amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leah M
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Union Bridge
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Awamaki creates authentic tourism experiences that connect visitors to the Sacred Valley with the women and artisans in its Quechua communities. We offer village visits to meet our artisans, weaving lessons, language classes, craft workshops and fair trade shopping, all of which benefit Andean women entrepreneurs. As a non-profit, we provide rural women with economic opportunities and skills training so they can earn a living and provide for their families. Our artisans produce contemporary home, gift and accessory items using traditional Andean techniques and organic plant dyes. They welcome visitors to see their communities, learn about their craft, and support their businesses. We’re based in scenic, peaceful Ollantaytambo, centrally located in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. We are registered as a non-profit in Peru and a 501(c)(3) in the United States.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Principal | One block after the bridge on the way to the main ruins, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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"weaving lesson"
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"quechua community"
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"weaving class"
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"learned how"
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"peruvian cooking class"
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"potatoes"
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"eye opening"
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"their lives"
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"andean life"
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"unique experience"
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"natural dyes"
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"speak quechua"
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"lovely ladies"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing! Had my doubts because i booked this tour mostly for my mother and girlfriend who were travelling with me! Ended up being one of the best tour we had in our full 5 weeks trip to peru! We travelled with Juan, to a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a daytour and really loved it. The guides were very kind and told us a lot about the culture and history. The lady's of the village taught us how to weave and were lovely. This company is a great example of how tourism...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I participated in a community visit where lunch and a weaving lesson was included. On our way to the community our van stopped at multiple locations and our fabulous tour guide Bri gave us wonderful information on the sights and historical content!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 day/2 night trip. I’ve spent 5 weeks in Peru and this was the absolute highlight for myself and my friend. Not only was it well organised to begin with, the programme coordinaters Juan and Melissa went above and beyond to provide us with an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day trip to visit the village weavers with Juan and Juan (El Presidente) was one of the best parts about our trip to Peru. We had a chance to speak with the weavers about their lives and weaving and wove bracelets for ourselves. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2 sons and I had a great day out with AWAMAKI - we visited the Quechen village with Juan as our guide. Juan was fabulous and genuinely cares about the community. The ladies were delightful, as was the meal in their home. I would...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I did the one-day visit to a rural community that included a weaving lesson, lunch, and an opportunity to buy items directly from the artists. This is a must-do activity as you have the chance to see the beautiful countryside, learn about traditional Quechua culture,...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Awamaki created a beautiful and informative experience. I found it to be the most educational and inspiring part of my trip to Peru. Being a tourist and engaging with contexts that feel disrespectful of the culture and the place can be troubling, but common when...More

Thank Naomi H
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Coming to Peru, we knew we would be buying hand made articles and wanted to make certain that our money was going to the women who made the products. We scheduled a visit through Awamaki, leaving from Ollantaytambo. Leaving at 9 am, our guide Bre,...More

Thank Carolyn R
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tinacarla N
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Leah M
21 February 2018|
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Response from Iris N | Reviewed this property |
We have done the 3 day tour. We did an amazing hike up to a mountain lake, through the alpaca herds. But yes, it is weaving based. You could email them and see what they offer. They are very flexible and might put something... More
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TheFoos
14 December 2016|
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Response from hopefulist | Reviewed this property |
We used Peruvian Soles in small denominations. The prices really varied with the item. I think you might pay less for similar items in the Cusco markets but we enjoyed the day and loved the cause and bought quite a few items... More
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