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About Awamaki
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, s 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. Awamaki has been widely recognized for our leadership in sustainable cultural tourism. We have been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Social Impact, and the TO DO Award for Sustainable Tourism. We were also a finalist in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards.
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Awamaki Rural Tourism Package

Explore Quechua culture and society through its ancient wool-weaving traditions on this tour from Ollantaytambo. With round-trip travel from Ollantaytambo included, visit a Quechuan village and meet the locals with your guide. Savor a delicious home-cooked lunch in the Andean countryside, and gain insight into indigenous weaving techniques dating back to pre-Inca days. Learn how alpaca or sheep wool is hand spun into yarn, and give it a try yourself.
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4 to 6 hours
from $92.00

Awamaki Cooking Class

Learn to cook like a local during a cooking class in a Peruvian home. Perfect for food-focused travelers, this experience includes a tour of Ollantaytambo Market—exploring with your guide allows you to overcome the language barrier and discover products that you may otherwise have missed—and a hands-on workshop where you’ll create several Peruvian dishes.
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3 hours
from $50.00
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Lee Burton wrote a review Feb 2020
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Review of: Andean Overnight
Normally Awamaki's Andean Overnight excursion is just one night with a family in an Inca Pueblo located in the mountains outside of Ollaytaytambo. But for me, that was not enough, so the people at Awamaki arranged for an extra night with my host family though I wish I had asked for even more time. The family and other members of the community made me feel most welcome and involved me in different aspects of their lives including weaving, tending to animals and harvesting potatoes. It was a rewarding and special experience all professionally handled by the staff of Awamaki.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jeanine M wrote a review Feb 2020
Kirkland, Washington97 contributions60 helpful votes
First, our guide Melissa was wonderful. She was very attentive to keeping us informed of what the weavers where saying in Spanish so we knew exaclty what was happening. The women that did the weaving were so gracious. They introduced themselves, then explained the entire process from washing the wool to finally making an item. They prepared a lunch for us which was very good. Here again, they explained what they were doing and how they would cook it. I can't say enough about this experience. It really helps you to understand the Culture and how they live
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Date of experience: February 2020
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e1peter wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Dina, an ex head chef, taught us how to cook two Peruvian dishes in her own home with her extended family popping in and out. It was magical and thoruoghly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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What a rich experience! Our day with Awamaki and the talented women of Wiluk Alta was truly moving - full of laughter, dignity, wisdom, and generosity. We were impressed with Awamaki’s thoughtful empowerment model. The day was well-organized. This was a deep, off-the-beaten-path introduction to Sacred Valley indigenous culture, economics, spirituality, handiwork, and daily life. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mambo22 wrote a review Jan 2020
West Hollywood, California43 contributions22 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our trip to learn about authentic Andean culture in the local community setting. We met with Awamaki’s guide in Ollantaytambo and a nice bus took us to the community where we spent a few ours in a local woman’s house. We met with 6 other women, dressed up in their outfit, learned a little Quechua, weaving, had lunch together (one of the best meal we had) and were given a chance to purchase their handmade goods with very reasonable prices. We were promptly brought back to Ollantaytambo when the tour ends. This is highly recommended!
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