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Awamaki

Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 84 436744
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Best Experience in the Sacred Valley

Of all the sights and experiences we had on our 10 day trip in the Sacred Valley, it was our 1 day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bgries2018
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Novi, Michigan
Three amazing Cultural Experiences

We did three tours with Awamaki and Meaghan. First we did the Peruvian cooking class with... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“weaving class” (7 reviews)
“eye opening” (4 reviews)
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Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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+51 84 436744

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Of all the sights and experiences we had on our 10 day trip in the Sacred Valley, it was our 1 day textile/weaving tour in Patacancha with Awamaki that stole our hearts. While informative and smart, with plenty of learning opportunities, it was the chance...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did three tours with Awamaki and Meaghan. First we did the Peruvian cooking class with Tina..Yum! Then we did the woodcarving class with Julio...very informative and creative. Finally we did a day of textiles in Patacancha with Olinda and Nikolasa...eye opening and a must...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Awamaki is a top-notch organization. I've spent the day with their weavers on two different occasions now, four years apart. I don't know of a better way to connect with the local culture and to see what Peruvian life is really all about -- not...More

Thank LotusLauren
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We got a real glimpse of the rural andean life, got to know and live with local people and had a great tour up the mountains, and hiking. The weaving class was quite eye opening, now I look at handwoven items very differently. And we...More

Thank Iris N
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The day that we spend in the high Andean mountains with Awamaki and the women in the community was one of the best of my life. It was such an incredible experience to really get a chance to understand what a day in the life...More

Thank Shayna S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We are so impressed with this organization and the day we spent with the Quechua weavers. Highly recommend this tour!

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Thank Marina W
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I often think about the negative impact tourism can have on a culture - displacing local people, driving up cost of living, and putting a price tag on a way of life that, ironically, those living that life can't afford. Awamaki is a wonderful organization...More

Thank taraclark1244
Reviewed 27 September 2017

As close to a fully immersive experience as one might be able to find in a place on the verge of being over-run by tourism.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I struggle not to be too over the top about this experience; but also want folks to know how wonderful it was. From the moment Juan met us at our hotel this was a great experience. The trip up the mountain was made even more...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had high expectations for this tour based on the reviews, and it didn't disappoint. It was a top highlight of our 8 day Peru trip. It was off the beaten path and we learned so much about the women of this village from our...More

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TheFoos
14 December 2016|
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We used Peruvian Soles in small denominations. The prices really varied with the item. I think you might pay less for similar items in the Cusco markets but we enjoyed the day and loved the cause and bought quite a few items... More
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alsindaniabch
20 September 2016|
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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
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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