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Address: Pilco Wasi s/n, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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+51 84 984 521292

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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An amazing experience that every tourist must experience!!!

This tour was absolutely amazing! The tour guide was fantastic and the trip to the weaving center was beautiful. For those who are looking for a true cultural immersion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aife M

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was absolutely amazing! The tour guide was fantastic and the trip to the weaving center was beautiful. For those who are looking for a true cultural immersion experience, this tour is a must. You get to see all of the women who weave all the products and it's amazing. It's a true cultural immersion experience that everyone must... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Awamaki tour experience was absolutely incredible, and it was by far the most culturally immersive, authentic, interesting experience I've had in Peru. Our tour guide, Steven, was exceptionally proficient in Spanish and English, and he was able to educate us about Incan culture and history during the trip up. Before we arrived at the actual town to meet the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only we were able to meet a true traditional artisan but he also taught us a bit of his art. A real gift that stays with you ofrecer. Increíble poder conocer a un verdadero artesano cuzqueño y que además nos regale el enseñarnos un poquito de su arte. De verdad una experiencia que se queda con uno.

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Hola Noyuri, Nos encanta escuchar que hayas tenido una maravillosa experiencia compartiendo y aprendiendo con Julio. Muchas gracias por apoyar... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in The Sacred Valley you MUST arrange to visit one of Awamaki's collective communities. You get a meaningful discussion about the challenges the Remote Quechua communities face, and you learn about their culture and help sustain their simple yet valuable way of life. My teenagers learned a ton about respecting different communities for who they are and... More 

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Nevada City, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I can't say enough about Awamaki and the ladies up on the mountain. We went into the day without any expectations and walked away changed. Angela and Nelly were so informative and fun. We learned a little about the agricultural history of the area and the different villages as well as weaving basics (shearing, spinning, dying, pattern design). I think... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My sisters and I did the rural tourism package and it was absolutely amazing. It was for sure a life changing experience, and I don't use that phrase lightly. To be able to see and experience how the women of Patacancha live, how they make their yarns and color them and how they weave, it was breath taking. We also... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We appreciated the one day tour with Awamaki . The tour guide was very informed about the region of Patacancha and of course of the life and culture of the Quechua. From the Quechua women we learned a lot about processing and handling wool of the different types of animals -alpaka, lama, sheep etc.- and also we learned spinning and... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This trip was one of the most memorable activities we did in Peru. We (2 parents, 2 kids age 8 and 11) took a van up to a mountain village and learned how weaving is done, from wool to yarn to weaving looms. They taught us to weave a narrow bracelet then we were able to buy weaved and knitted... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We joined a three day tour with Awamaki, a non-profit organisation supporting women-weavers in villages in high Andes. We were very impressed by the friendly and most of all highly qualified and respectful attitude by our guide Juan. For the rest of our lives we will remember the landscape and the beautiful people we met in Patacancha. Awamaki is doing... More 

Thank Anne L
Calca, Peru
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wow. Awamaki Peru is an incredible place to learn and immerse yourself in the Quechua culture! I sat in on a weaving workshop & educational class in Spring 2016. It was an incredible experience watching the tour interact with the weavers. The locals were excited to do business and show their work to the tour of students & their family... More 

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