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Awamaki

Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 84 436744
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Amazing experience

We got a real glimpse of the rural andean life, got to know and live with local people and had a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Iris N
Experience of a lifetime

The day that we spend in the high Andean mountains with Awamaki and the women in the community was... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Shayna S
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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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“their lives” (7 reviews)
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Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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+51 84 436744

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Reviewed 4 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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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.

Thank mikebitt2
Reviewed 12 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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Thank MarkS027
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

Thank plaza613
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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 24 August 2017

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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Thank marisa b
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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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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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