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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, 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. 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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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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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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from $50.00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great tour of Awamaki. Anna did a great job as our guide and translator ensuring that we had enough time to enjoy each part of the tour The driver was great and the activities and lunch provided by the ladies of the...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled by vehicle up to one of the communities where the ladies live. We made 2 stops along the way where our very informed guide, Anna, told us about the pre-Inkan ruins and the first church in the area. When we arrive in the...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an outstanding tour--not your typical tourist experience--and one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. One of the most interesting things I have done in a long time. We (husband, son and daughter in early 20's, and I) visited a womens' weaving...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited this village because we want to contribute and being good to the poor villagers. We practicularly stayed over night at Ollaytambo and changed the whole itinerary to fit it in. Visiting the village was interesting at first but I found it little boring...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Awamaki was an amazing experience! We did the rural tourism experience. We were picked up in the main square in Ollantaytambo and enjoyed a picturesque drive up the mountain to the community. We stopped off at a couple sites on the way including an old...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We visited a Quechua community, Huilloc, with knowledgeable and invested facilitators from the Awamaki organization. The mutual respect exhibited throughout the day as the women of the village shared their lives with us was a one in a lifetime experience. I truly support the goals...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

My husband and I joined the Cooking Class and the Earth-Oven Lunch Package, both were excellent and truly unforgettable. Awamaki's interpreter and volunteer, Anna, is very friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable. Everything in Peru is strange to us, so thanks to Anna, we had the chance...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank pinky0103
Reviewed July 28, 2019

What an inspiring day! From the stops along the drive to the visit and workshop with the women artisans of Alto Huilloc. Very well organized and thorough tour and visit. Very welcoming, informative, and very happy we had this opportunity to learn from these wonderful...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

This was a great experience. I traveled with my husband and young adult daughter. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke with excellent English and Spanish. We were the only 3 on the tour. Very authentic and I believe genuinely beneficial to the actual weavers...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cherie B
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. The Quechua women were welcoming, patient, and make amazing textiles and weavings of all kinds. Please make this sustainable tour a part of your Ollantaytambo visit.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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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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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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