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Address: Pilco Wasi s/n, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 984 521292
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Awamaki offers alternative tours, homestays, language classes, artisan...

Awamaki offers alternative tours, homestays, language classes, artisan workshops and fair trade crafts shopping for visitors who want an authentic Andean experience. We are a non-profit that provides rural women with economic opportunities and skills development. We’re based in scenic, peaceful Ollantaytambo, centrally located in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Our Sustainable Tourism Program encourages visitors to spend more time in Ollantaytambo to explore the local culture. The Program connects women and their families, including the rural poor, with the economic opportunities that tourism offers so that they may increase their quality of life and well-being.

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Great cultural experience

Awamaki tour was extremely informative and helpful. We were able to visit places in the area that we would not have explored otherwise. We were able to meet the women in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jenn4kids
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Barcelona
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awamaki tour was extremely informative and helpful. We were able to visit places in the area that we would not have explored otherwise. We were able to meet the women in the Highlands and get a glimpse into the type of work they do and their lifestyle. Vivian and Carys were extremely helpful , Knowledgeable, and passionate about the work... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with the Awamaki womens group in Ollantaytambo while we were there. More importantly our hose Denice looked after our accommodations and meals during our stay. Denice provided us with simple but wholesome meals, clean accommodation and was able to direct us to important sites . The best part was spending time with her and her family, I would... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day out in the community high in the valley above Ollanta with Awamaki. Great tour and very informative. Weaving was fun and the lunch was lovely. Check out the Awamaki shop too for some lovely souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Birds of a feather flock together - this breed is one of very few left flying across South America with a genuine, non-profit ideal, and everything they accomplish is top class. I have many thanks for the privilege of flying with this crew of leaders; whilst it shaped the very fabric of my future, the future I've created since arriving..... More 

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AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Brian, thank you very much for your complimentary review. Awamaki is proud to deliver top-class tours, products, and training sessions. I am glad that the tour had a significantly positive impact on you. Wishing you all the best. More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great experience. This is the real deal, first of all about 1000m above Ollyantaytambo, Drive is scenic, in a village where some of the community teaches about their trade, all is hand spun/dyed/made. Option to eat local lunch made on site. Viviane, helped with Quechua communication and answered all our questions about the community, business, organization, helped us communicate with... More 

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1 Thank Steve M
AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! I was so happy to take your group to the Quechua village, and I am glad that you enjoyed learning about the weaving process and Awamaki's business model. Take care! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Simone and Vivian brought us to a local mountainvillage where we got in contact with some sort of a women's weaving association. We were able to weave and chat (in Spanish of course) with the locals and even got to see where and how they live (the guinea pigs/cuuyi were running freely through their kitchen!). Part of what made this... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Our day out with Awamaki to visit a traditional Andean weaving community has definitely been one of our highlights of our trip to Peru! Our guide Vivian was so knowledgeable about the area and the people and we learned a lot about the fantastic work of Awamaki to support the women of the Ollantaytambo area. We loved meeting the ladies... More 

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AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review! It was my pleasure to show you around Patacancha! Take care. More 

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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and 2 kids (9,11) and I had a fantastic your with Vivian to this weaving community about 1 hour drive up from Ollantaytambo. Vivian is an excellent guide, friendly and full of information. We met these lovely ladies and learnt about the dying and weaving process and the kids wove a bracelet. Afterwards one of the ladies showed... More 

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AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Dear Kazza, How excellent that you and your family enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much for your great review of the Quechua Community Visit with Weaving Lesson. It was great meeting you! Take care and enjoy all of your future travels :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We traveled with our three children (7,11, and 13) and my 72 year old mother to Ollantaytambo for 5 days. One day was a trip to Machu Picchu, another day we explored the local Incan fortress in Ollanta, but our "deepest" look into the Andean way of life was our half day trip with Awamaki. We met the 6 women... More 

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AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Thanks, Frank! It was lovely to meet your family and enjoy the visit together in Huilloc. The visit was very easy to organize the day before, no problem. Best of luck in all of your future travels, and thanks for supporting Awamaki! More 

Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I loved my day tour with Awamaki. I was amazed to learn all about the social work they are doing with the communities out there. they also help me to manage my trip in Ollantaytambo, finding a homestay for me and to go to Aguas Caliente,so to get to the Machu Pichu, the service was perfect from A to Z!... More 

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AwamakiTours, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this review

Dear Em, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your tour, homestay, and travel experience with Awamaki! Thank you for supporting our community projects and for writing such a positive review. Take care and we hope you keep in touch! Sincerely, Awamaki Tours More 

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