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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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Two friends and I spent a wonderful day with a group of weavers in the mountain village of Huilloc Alto. Our guide was Katie, an intern with Awamaki. She was delightful and informative. Our driver spoke Quechua, Spanish and a little English. Our hosts showed...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Chef Tina is incredibly warm and we felt so welcome in her home. It was great to learn how traditional dishes are made and socialize while the meal cooked. Highly recommend fitting this fun and educational experience into your stay in the Sacred Valley (the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We spent the day learning weaving and eating wonderful food with the women of Mayuc Alta. This day was one of the hilights of our trip to Peru as we learned so much about life in Peru - the art and the food. The women...More

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Date of experience: August 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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Teri D
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Where can we weave a bracelet near Cusco? (3 Replies)
We are Ollantaytambo now, but didn't book a tour with Awamaki in time. We will be in Cusco for the next five days and are hoping to find a similar place as Awamaki in Cusco. My daughter is especially interested in being able to weave her own little bracelet. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
July 20, 2016|
Response fromLyle W|
While you might find some locals sitting around weaving that would show you, I think your best options would be to either go to Chinchero which is a weaving village, or go to Awanacancha which is on the way to Pisac and close to the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary which is also worth a stop.
StraightScoopDC
Washington DC
Please comment on my itinerary (7 Replies)
I am traveling to Peru with my 2 girls 12 and 15, with the idea that we will see Macchu Picchu and also do some cultural visits (Awanakancha, Awamaki, etc) /outdoor activities (short trekking, camping?). Here is my proposed itinerary. Day 1: arrive early morning to Lima 7 am then fly directly to Arequipa. Day 2: Fly Arequipa to Cusco, go to Sacred Valley and see some sites along the way Day 3: Morning sights in Sacred Valley, afternoon train to Macchu Picchu Day 4: Machu Picchu...More
February 10, 2013|
Response fromTotallyLatinAmerica|
Flying to Arequipa for 1 afternoon doesn't really offer you much quality time in the city. You seem to have a few days too many in Cusco / Sacred Valley area. To me it would make more sense to add a day or 2 more in Arequipa. 1) Arrive Lima, Fly APQ 2) Full day AQP 3) Fly to Cusco - Travel to Sacred Valley 4) Tour Sacred Valley 5) Morning Train to Machu Picchu, Overnight 6) re-visit Machu Picchu, Train to Cusco, Overnight 7) Cusco, Overnight 8) Fly to Lima, Overnight 9) Depart...More
odie1
Connecticut
Four Nights Cusco (Not including SV/MP)-too much? (5 Replies)
Trying to work with award ticket availability and am wondering if 4 or 5 night is too much in Cusco? Here is my schedule: Day 1-Fly US to Cuz and taxi to Olly 2-Olly (town and ruins) 3-Olly Awamaki tour 4-Inca trail (2 day) overnight Aguas 5-MP and train back to CUZ 6-Cuz (Pisac and ?) 7-Cuz (town) 8-Cuz (town) 9-Cuz (moray, chinchero, maras) 10-11:50 flight to Lim 11-AM flight home I could stay a second night in Aguas so that we can stay up at MP later until most of the crowds...More
January 13, 2017|
Response fromwes032|
No, that's not too much as you already have sites outside Cusco listed for a couple days. You can easily fill the rest. There's a lot to do in and around Cusco.