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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nevada City, California

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Calca, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my mother we booked the rural experience package directly in the shop. This was easy and we could do the tour the dax after. Started in time and our Colombian guide with very good English knew many things about the people, environment, traditions, plants and culture. He was able to answer almost every question, if not the driver... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was the epitome of meaningful travel. Nellie, our guide, was professional, friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. She spoke Quechua, Spanish, and English all very well. On the car ride up she pointed out and explained ton of interesting sights, including local flora, a church with amazing cultural history, and provided political and cultural context to everything we saw. The women... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My sister and I had the weaving tour. It was very interesting/informative and we had the opportunity to purchase finely crafted goods directly from the women who made them. The day concluded with a delicious home-cooked meal (trout) and a quick tour of one of their homes. Highly recommended.

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AwamakiTours, sustainable tourism volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this review

Hi Karen! Thank you for the kind words and for being such thoughtful visitors, I hope you had a great rest of your trip! best wishes, jenni More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and our adult daughter did their weaving tour. We all liked it very much. Very informative. It was great to see how weaving has been done traditionally in the Andes.

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I'm so glad you all had a great time, thank you for working with Awamaki! best wishes, jenni More 

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