Quechua Community Visit and Weaving Experience

Ollantaytambo, Peru

Quechua Community Visit and Weaving Experience

Half Day |

Take a beautiful drive ascending nearly 1,000m from Ollantaytombo to the upper Andean community of Patacancha or Huilloc. Learn about weaving and its significance in Andean culture, see a demonstration of the entire process, then learn to weave for yourself!

Your visit will directly support the non-profit organization Awamaki in its mission to empower local Andean women to improve the lives of their families and communities.

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Half Day

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Off the Beaten Path and Family Friendly


Spanish, Other Local Language and English

Physical Activity

Light activity


Rural Communities


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Speaks: Spanish, Other Local Language and English


  • Explore the local Panacancha or Huilloc communities
  • Learn about the rich history of weaving in Andean culture
  • Create your own pulsera (bracelet) to take home
  • Enjoy a wonderfully cooked meal with your local host



9am - 3pm, every Monday to Saturday


Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


Bilingual guide


A freshly cooked meal in the home of one of the weavers!


Private van

Your Local Host



Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

Explore Ollantaytambo and its surrounding villages and get to know the people that live there with authentic cultural experiences you can’t find anywhere else. You can take a variety of cultural tours and artisan workshops that will bring you off the beaten track to experience Andean culture; try spinning on the ancient Andean drop spindle, learn to cook local specialties, visit a local "Ollantino” family, or improve your Spanish in a language class. Awamki works directly with rural Adean women to provide them with a reliable source of income to increase their families’ quality of life and well-being. The opportunites are endless with this powerful collective community.

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Getting There

The trip begins in Ollantaytambo, where you will then experience a picturesque drive to the communities of either Patacancha or Huilloc.
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