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Awamaki

Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 84 436744
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An amazing, humbling, beautiful experience.

I struggle not to be too over the top about this experience; but also want folks to know how... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarkS027
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Los Angeles, California
Great experience, immersion in Patacancha culture

We had high expectations for this tour based on the reviews, and it didn't disappoint. It was a top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
plaza613
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was more than a tour, it was an experience. From the start, we were well informed and our "tour guide", Juan was extremely knowledgeable. He was able to explain Incan ruins while we were driving to the community as well as common phrases in...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were two highlights to our week-long stay in the Sacred Valley: trekking into Machu Picchu and going on a day-long excursion with Awamaki into a Quechua village to learn more about traditional weaving techniques and the Quechua community. Our guide was knowledgeable about every...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had seen a number of demonstrations of Andean weaving during our time in Peru, but the Awamaki tour was by far the most unique, personalised and memorable. We really felt like guests rather than customers or tourists.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stumbled into this shop and I'm so glad we did. There were college students volunteering there who had so much good information about the co-op of artisans and their products. The quality of items is above and beyond what one finds in the plethora...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hello! Thank you for this amazing review. All the volunteers and staff work extremely hard to give our co-ops economic empowerment and a fair trade market. Wish to see you in the future and do one of our tours with us! Best regards, Joe from...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We scheduled our Awamaki weaving tour on our trip's first day, and the tour set the bar exceptionally high for the rest of our days in Peru. The organization is steadfast in their values: to help women in nearby communities gain business and leadership skills,...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello! I am so glad you enjoyed your tour. It was a pleasure to take you to Patacancha to meet the women, learn about the weaving process and explore the Andean culture that exists in the valley. I am honored to have been your guide...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

It has been several times before, but you book this tour! We purposefully added at stop at Ollanta to our itinerary to include a day with the women. Our tour guide was great, the hospitality was amazing and it was such an emotional experience. You...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello James, Thank you so much for this review! It means a lot to us that you purposefully decided to come and have this amazing experience with Awamaki. We hope that the rest of your time in Peru was as authentic as your visit to...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Slick delivery of the day's experience with a friendly & knowledgeable guide (Steven). Set in beautiful surroundings, you get to learn about the fascinating weaving traditions of these Quechua communities while supporting a good cause. I also really appreciated how they were able to facilitate...More

Thank Mark M
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Mark, We love that you had an amazing time with us! Steven is an awesome tour guide and volunteer, and we are so happy that we were able to make your time in Peru even more memorable! Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 28 June 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour up to Patacancha with our guide Steven. He was extremely knowledgeable about Peru, the communities of the Patacancha Valley and the entire weaving and textile process. He was a wealth of knowledge and information and I could sense his love,...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Nika, We appreciate dearly this review! We love that Steven was such a great guide, and I believe I speak for all of us at Awamaki when I say that we all do our job with great pride and love. Hope the rest of...More

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TheFoos
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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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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
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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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