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Awamaki

Calle Principal, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 84 436744
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Awesome little shop in Ollantaytambo!

We stumbled into this shop and I'm so glad we did. There were college students volunteering there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
momof3inrb
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San Diego, California
Responsible organization and excellent experience

We scheduled our Awamaki weaving tour on our trip's first day, and the tour set the bar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TxAggie87
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank momof3inrb
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nika K
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 16 year old son and I visited Patacancha with Awamaki as a break during our hikes in Peru. Joe and Christina, very impressive college students volunteering for the Summer, helped us to better understand the local Quechua culture and traditions. As the other reviewers...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brendan, It was a pleasure to bring you two to one of the cooperatives in Patacancha. I believe I speak for Christina and for the rest of the Awamaki team when I say that every tour that we do brings us joy and great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was very special. My daughter and I could see first hand the wonderful family values of this community. The hand crafted woven cloths and bags were so bright, colorful, and lovingly made. We had a wonderful lunch with a family and toured their...More

Thank Laura S
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Laura, Thank you so much for this review! We love that your tour was so special. It is of our utmost desire to leave tourists with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This place had some very nice pieces that actually gets the money back to the local artists. Small store, but worth a quick stop.

Thank jbaker95
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi! We are glad that you liked our store, and while we are still growing as an organization, what we do we do it with pride and always thinking of the weavers that we work with. Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Awamaki sell beautiful hand woven products made by women in villages around Ollanta. The profits go to these women, and the shop is run mainly by volunteers. If you're passing through the town I recommend visiting the shop as its a great cause and they...More

Thank Shalliday92
AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello! Thank you for this review - it's true, 100% of our profits goes to the weavers in the different communities that we work with, and volunteers are here for the summer (and sometimes even six months!) to help Awamaki's goal! Joe from Awamaki Tours

Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you are looking for a true cultural yet sustainable tour, then look no further. The Awamaki tour was certainly one of the highlights of my trip to Peru. My friend and I participated in the weaving weekend, which was an incrediable experience. Picked up...More

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AwamakiTours, Volunteer at Awamaki, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello! We love that you loved the trip to Patachanca with us! We are working very hard to make the tourism program as sustainable as possible, and we are glad that you as a weaver enthusiast can abide by that. Best, Joe from Awamaki Tours

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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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