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Awamaki

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Awamaki creates authentic tourism experiences that connect visitors to the Sacred Valley and the artisans in its Quechua communities. We offer village visits to meet our artisans, weaving lessons, language classes, craft workshops and fair trade...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Principal | One block after the bridge on the way to the main ruins, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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+51 973 540 413
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We cannot recommend this enough! The one-day tour with Awamaki was a highlight of our trip. The folks at Awamaki are well-informed and passionate about what they do. Eco-tourism can go bad very fast, but through Awamaki's model, everyone was aware of their role and...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The women at the community were so welcoming and the weaving demonstrations, especially the natural dye process, were very cool and informative. Our guide is a lovely young lady who helped us interpret Spanish, and introduced the area and its history very well. The lunch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ye H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place and group of women! We had a guide that spoke Quechua so we were able to understand the presentation that the ladies had on how they make their dye and goods. Even if we didn’t have a guide, I think it would have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

I took a quechua lesson with lovely Jenny. She was very professional, and did the best. After 3 hours i felt i have some idea about how to speak quechua & the culture of the inca. Gracias!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

We booked our visit through Awamaki.org and it was absolutely the highlight of our whole trip to Peru! We had about 6 hours with a driver & interpreter, who took us on a tour of the region (on our way up to meet these women)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

My husband and I were incredibly excited for our Awamaki Earth Oven tour during our visit to Peru. Aside from our trip to MP, this was the most expensive tour we had planned and anticipated an unforgettable meal and experience. We were disappointed, to say...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kennedy L, Manager at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jacob, I am sorry you were unsatisfied with your Awamaki tour. We work really hard to provide an excellent experience and also enable our travelers to make a positive impact in the villages we visit. We are a small non-profit, and we rely on...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

Our visit to Patacancha was truly enlightening and humbling and we would recommend a guided visit with Awamaki to anyone who is visiting the Sacred Valley. To see these women who are living in the past and making progress to the present, while preserving their...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Two friends and I spent a wonderful day with a group of weavers in the mountain village of Huilloc Alto. Our guide was Katie, an intern with Awamaki. She was delightful and informative. Our driver spoke Quechua, Spanish and a little English. Our hosts showed...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Chef Tina is incredibly warm and we felt so welcome in her home. It was great to learn how traditional dishes are made and socialize while the meal cooked. Highly recommend fitting this fun and educational experience into your stay in the Sacred Valley (the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We spent the day learning weaving and eating wonderful food with the women of Mayuc Alta. This day was one of the hilights of our trip to Peru as we learned so much about life in Peru - the art and the food. The women...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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samantha a
8 August 2018|
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Response from AwamakiTourism | Property representative |
Dear Samantha, we do need a minimum of 2 people to open the tour, it is possible to pay the price of 2 in order to book it.
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Travelamazingplaces
20 June 2018|
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Response from AwamakiTourism | Property representative |
Hi Tinacarla N. Thank you for your interest in our Sustainable Tourism Program! You can see all the information about our tours and make a reservation on our website. Hope this helps!
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Leah M
21 February 2018|
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Response from Iris N | Reviewed this property |
We have done the 3 day tour. We did an amazing hike up to a mountain lake, through the alpaca herds. But yes, it is weaving based. You could email them and see what they offer. They are very flexible and might put something... More
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