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Awamaki

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Awamaki creates authentic tourism experiences that connect visitors to the Sacred Valley and the artisans in its Quechua communities. We offer village visits to meet our artisans, weaving lessons, language classes, craft workshops and fair trade...more
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Calle Principal | One block after the bridge on the way to the main ruins, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very popular for tour operators to say that they are "responsible" or "sustainable," but few are seriously committed to benefitting the local communities. Awamaki is different - as you will learn on the tour they are a nonprofit that is dedicated to empowering women...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Visiting the village of Huilloc was magic.To be able to spend time in the homes of artisans and see them weaving is a very special experience.We were helped to weave a bracelet and were given a delicious fresh home made lunch.Meeting the family and seeing...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

We had an magical experience thanks to Awakami. They approach women and communities in a respectful a truthful way, helping them as they offer you a real experience with locals, full of knowledge, wisdom and beauty. Our Andean Overnight was definitely the highlight of our...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

We cannot recommend this enough! The one-day tour with Awamaki was a highlight of our trip. The folks at Awamaki are well-informed and passionate about what they do. Eco-tourism can go bad very fast, but through Awamaki's model, everyone was aware of their role and...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

The women at the community were so welcoming and the weaving demonstrations, especially the natural dye process, were very cool and informative. Our guide is a lovely young lady who helped us interpret Spanish, and introduced the area and its history very well. The lunch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ye H
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place and group of women! We had a guide that spoke Quechua so we were able to understand the presentation that the ladies had on how they make their dye and goods. Even if we didn’t have a guide, I think it would have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I took a quechua lesson with lovely Jenny. She was very professional, and did the best. After 3 hours i felt i have some idea about how to speak quechua & the culture of the inca. Gracias!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We booked our visit through Awamaki.org and it was absolutely the highlight of our whole trip to Peru! We had about 6 hours with a driver & interpreter, who took us on a tour of the region (on our way up to meet these women)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

My husband and I were incredibly excited for our Awamaki Earth Oven tour during our visit to Peru. Aside from our trip to MP, this was the most expensive tour we had planned and anticipated an unforgettable meal and experience. We were disappointed, to say...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kennedy L, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Hello Jacob, I am sorry you were unsatisfied with your Awamaki tour. We work really hard to provide an excellent experience and also enable our travelers to make a positive impact in the villages we visit. We are a small non-profit, and we rely on...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Our visit to Patacancha was truly enlightening and humbling and we would recommend a guided visit with Awamaki to anyone who is visiting the Sacred Valley. To see these women who are living in the past and making progress to the present, while preserving their...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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samantha a
August 8, 2018|
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Response from AwamakiTourism | Property representative |
Dear Samantha, we do need a minimum of 2 people to open the tour, it is possible to pay the price of 2 in order to book it.
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Travelamazingplaces
June 19, 2018|
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Response from AwamakiTourism | Property representative |
Hi Tinacarla N. Thank you for your interest in our Sustainable Tourism Program! You can see all the information about our tours and make a reservation on our website. Hope this helps!
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Leah M
February 21, 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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