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Awamaki Cooking Class
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Awamaki Cooking Class

By Awamaki
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • English-speaking guide/interpreter
  • Local cooking teacher
  • All necessary ingredients for cooking
  • Online recipe book
  • Dinner
What's not included
  • Transportation to Ollantaytambo from other cities, such as Urubamba or Cusco
  • Hotel pickup and/or dropoff
  • Train station pickup and/or dropoff


Start:
  • La Esquina, plaza de armas, Ollantaytambo 08676, Peru
    Plaza de Armas in front of Cafe La Esquina.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72612P2

    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Awamaki Cooking Class?
    Awamaki Cooking Class price starts from AU$102.69. Discover and book Awamaki Cooking Class on Tripadvisor
    What is the Awamaki Cooking Class cancellation policy?
    Awamaki Cooking Class cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Awamaki Cooking Class on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Awamaki Cooking Class?
    Awamaki Cooking Class is hosted by Awamaki. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Awamaki on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Awamaki Cooking Class on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Awamaki Cooking Class?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Awamaki Cooking Class on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72612P2

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    • Awamaki
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    • corinap524
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      Highlight experience in Peru
      Wow! This experience was a highlight during our 3 weeks in Peru. The artisans and host families are genuinely excited to share their culture and heritage with you. We learned so much about weaving and the various plants of the region used for dying yarn but how many are also for medicinal use. The food prepared for us was simple and delicious but the pachamanca was incredible. Mario our interpreter was always available to ensure our questions and conversations understood. Our accommodations were comfortable and communications with Awamaki before during and after fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour supporting a local community while having an authentic Peruvian experience.
      Written 26 January 2024
    • mehanson66
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awamaki provides experience of a life time!
      What a day trip! Our Awamaki guide and volunteer in training were amazing and shared their knowledge of the area and Incan history so easily. They are truly dedicated to preserving the ancient artisan traditions and empowering the local women. Our lunch with the families will be a memory I’ll carry forever. Highly recommend.
      Written 30 October 2023
    • tshinal
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      Amazing, authentic, unforgettable
      We went as a family of five. Two parents, two teen girl, and an 11-year-old boy. Such an amazing experience. The kids said it was their favorite part of the trip. We did the earth oven lunch and it was delicious!
      Written 26 July 2023
    • A9621PManitaf
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      Great tour
      If you are visiting Peru and are planning a trip to the Sacred Valley, visit these ladies. We had a beautiful day visiting a small town high in the mountains and learning about their culture and how they weave these beautiful textiles.
      Written 16 July 2023
    • Ann L
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peru trip-beautiful Awamaki!!
      July 2019:Staying overnight in Ollayantambo on the to Machu Picchu introduced us to Awamaki store -bought a knitted scarce I use as a table runner. Since then I’ve bought crossover bag, and baby clothes-all beautiful and perfectly made. In Ollayantambo we stayed at a lovely air b and b called Panorama. To get there took the train from Cuzco. We planned the entire trip ourselves from Boston to Lima then to Cuzco-a great town with a walking tour that was interesting -saw the machu pictures museum with the artifacts returned to Peru from Yale. Everyone we met was helpful and friendly-can’t wait to get back!! If you go, book Machu Pichu first -it’s timed entry -hire a guide when you enter. if not you will not know what you are seeing. Then, book everything back from there. Read and research!
      Written 13 February 2023
    • daven422
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      Andean Village Visit
      My wife and I booked the Andean Village Visit with the Earth Oven Lunch for our first day in the Sacred Valley. It was a wonderful introduction to the culture of the Andes and was a highlight of our two weeks in Peru. The entire tour was low-key and friendly---unrushed and relaxing. The food was delicious, the weaving community was warm and welcoming, and the selling of their goods was pressure free. Our guide, Parker, was a pleasure and a good source of information. Highly recommended.
      Written 3 November 2022
    • hcarlson95
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      One of my favorite things we did in Peru!
      Our experience with Awamaki and the Patacancha Weaving Community was on of my favorite things we did while in Peru! We learned all about the process of making textiles, from the creation of yarn from alpaca wool, the natural dyes they use, and they weaving process itself. The women of the community were so incredibly kind and insanely talented, and it was so amazing to hear about the weaving traditions that have been passed down through generations. I also love the fact that Awamaki is a sustainable tourism company. I feel good supporting the company knowing they are helping these amazing women develop the skills they need to get their businesses off the ground and accessible to a wider audience. Absolutely worth the day trip if you have time while in the area!
      Written 2 August 2022
    • Guy_Kokken
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      Visiting Awamaki.
      Lovely to see how this community of colorful woman are supporting themselves and their families with the help of Awamaki. Very interesting to learn how they cook and how they weave. Great photo opportunities too. Our guide Jorge Johans was perfect and friendly and very helpful to translate English to Spanish or Quechua.
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    • kims286
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      Day Full of Smiles
      Our family of five had a delightful day learning the process of weaving and about the local villages way of life. We each had the opportunity to weave our own unique bracelets with the help of our own personal weaving teachers.The women were very warm, friendly and patient with us and the earth cooked lunch was absolutely delicious. Definitely a day well spent.
      Written 21 June 2022
    • 859janeller
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      Great excursion for all 18 of us!
      Our family group of 18 did the Awamaki experience and loved it. Not only was it a vacation experience, but we felt like we were helping these ladies by supporting their business. It was nice to feel like you are a part of their community, not just a tourist. Everyone (ages 7 to 78) enjoyed learning to weave. The tea and lunch (which was all vegetarian, as requested) were delicious too! And the views on the drive up the mountain were beautiful!
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    • r0mainh90
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      Amazing experience and delicious lunch!
      We did the Earth Oven Lunch tour with Awamaki and were so happy we did! Melissa was a wonderful guide. She was informative and a great translator, adding information and helpful context where needed. Also, she's really laid-back and just easy to talk to! Meeting the women in the village and seeing their amazing weaving skills on display was a very unique and much-appreciated experience. It was great to hear about the work that Awamaki does and how the organization empowers local women through education and trade workshops. Plus, the food was delicious! I highly recommend this tour and would love to come back to do an overnight in the future!
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      Normally Awamaki's Andean Overnight excursion is just one night with a family in an Inca Pueblo located in the mountains outside of Ollaytaytambo. But for me, that was not enough, so the people at Awamaki arranged for an extra night with my host family though I wish I had asked for even more time. The family and other members of the community made me feel most welcome and involved me in different aspects of their lives including weaving, tending to animals and harvesting potatoes. It was a rewarding and special experience all professionally handled by the staff of Awamaki.
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    • 649jeaninem
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      Weaving Class
      First, our guide Melissa was wonderful. She was very attentive to keeping us informed of what the weavers where saying in Spanish so we knew exaclty what was happening. The women that did the weaving were so gracious. They introduced themselves, then explained the entire process from washing the wool to finally making an item. They prepared a lunch for us which was very good. Here again, they explained what they were doing and how they would cook it. I can't say enough about this experience. It really helps you to understand the Culture and how they live
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    • e1peter
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      Wonderful and authentic cooking experience
      Dina, an ex head chef, taught us how to cook two Peruvian dishes in her own home with her extended family popping in and out. It was magical and thoruoghly recommended.
      Written 20 January 2020
    • huffabev
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      Powerful, genuine learning & connection
      What a rich experience! Our day with Awamaki and the talented women of Wiluk Alta was truly moving - full of laughter, dignity, wisdom, and generosity. We were impressed with Awamaki’s thoughtful empowerment model. The day was well-organized. This was a deep, off-the-beaten-path introduction to Sacred Valley indigenous culture, economics, spirituality, handiwork, and daily life. Highly recommended!
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    Robert C
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Friends
    The Awamaki cooking class was both culturally immersive and loads of fun! The hosts were exceptionally friendly and accommodating through the whole process. We highly recommend anyone staying in Ollantaytambo to give this a try. Thank you Awamaki!
    Written 31 May 2022
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    We were so happy to have you! Thanks for the visit!
    Written 1 June 2022
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    JJskis
    Brewster, NY122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    I am so happy that I booked this cooking class with Awamaki. It was really fun and a great experience. Melissa was the Awamaki liason and translator, and Tina hosted and led the cooking class in her home. We briefly visited the local market, then went to Tina's home and started cooking the delicious meal. Overall, a wonderful and very special evening.
    Written 5 January 2022
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    Natalie H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Family
    We selected this cooking class in Ollantaytambo based on Awamaki’s mission in the Andean communities but it well exceeded our expectations. Our family had a fantastic experience. Special thanks to Irma for taking us into her home. We enjoyed preparing the dinner then sitting down to the meal together. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the company. Can’t recommend highly enough.
    Written 28 May 2019
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    breezywolf
    Reno, NV18 contributions
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    Aug 2018 • Friends
    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 location in Ollantaytambo is easy to reach from the other towns as well!).
    Written 6 September 2018
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