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Awamaki

Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 84 436744
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Free trade

This place had some very nice pieces that actually gets the money back to the local artists. Small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jbaker95
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Germany
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Doing good in Peru!

Awamaki sell beautiful hand woven products made by women in villages around Ollanta. The profits go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shalliday92
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Awamaki offers alternative sustainable tours, 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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Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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+51 84 436744

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had some very nice pieces that actually gets the money back to the local artists. Small store, but worth a quick stop.

Thank jbaker95
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! We are glad that you liked our store, and while we are still growing as an organization, what we do we do it with pride and always thinking of the weavers that we work with. Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awamaki sell beautiful hand woven products made by women in villages around Ollanta. The profits go to these women, and the shop is run mainly by volunteers. If you're passing through the town I recommend visiting the shop as its a great cause and they...More

Thank Shalliday92
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for this review - it's true, 100% of our profits goes to the weavers in the different communities that we work with, and volunteers are here for the summer (and sometimes even six months!) to help Awamaki's goal! Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a true cultural yet sustainable tour, then look no further. The Awamaki tour was certainly one of the highlights of my trip to Peru. My friend and I participated in the weaving weekend, which was an incrediable experience. Picked up...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! We love that you loved the trip to Patachanca with us! We are working very hard to make the tourism program as sustainable as possible, and we are glad that you as a weaver enthusiast can abide by that. Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank Aife M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank Varun V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

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AwamakiTours, Sustainable Tourism Coordinator at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017
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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

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...More

Thank Melissa G
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...More

1  Thank Ingrid N
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...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...More

1  Thank Gisela H
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TheFoos
Hi, Can you please let me know what currency is used in the womens weaving village. Also, what are the prices like. My husband and I are going in a couple months and I want to make sure I have enough money to buy items there
14 December 2016|
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Response from wader | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the late reply....I cant recall for sure but I think we used soles as well. Also as previously mentioned bring lots of small bills. We found the prices to be excellent, we bought several items as it was great to... More
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alsindaniabch
Hi My friend and I will be visiting Cusco in late October or early November. We are interested in visiting Ollaytubaba for 1 or 2 night stay. We are very interested in river rafting. Do you offer any 2 day 1 night river rafting tours? Or possibly a 1 day tour with a hotel in Ollaytubamba area. Thanks for any information , it is appreciated. Alberto
20 September 2016|
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Response from hopefulist | Reviewed this property |
Ollantaytambo is a great place to stay for a few nights - the Inca site is awesome and the cute town is set in a beautiful valley. Awamaki provides wonderful cultural tours and homestays but does not offer rafting or a... More
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Ann V
Hi ---I am planning a trip to Peru (Lima to Sacred Valley to MP) in April for a group of 5--myself and 4 in their mid-20s. We are somewhat limited in time due to their work schedules but would like to spend 2 days in Ollantayambo including a river rafting trip and visit to the weaving community. Can we visit the weaving community in 1/2 day? If so, how do we get there from a hotel in Ollantayambo? thank you! Ann
18 January 2016|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Howdy A - no hassle at all. Enjoy Cusco and make your way to Ollanta at your own leisure. Upon arrival, direct all your questions to KB Tambo regarding Awamaki weaving as they will graciously point you to or introduce you to... More
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