Awamaki works to empower women in the Sacred Valley region through our Women’s Artisanal Cooperatives and Sustainable Tourism Programs. Additionally, our Volunteer Program brings international volunteers with various skill sets to support our work.Put Awamaki at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ollantaytambo trip planning app.
The Women's Artisanal Cooperatives Program provides skills education to women's cooperatives in product design, product quality, and business leadership. The program also connects them to local and global fair trade market access for their crafts, including through our Awamaki Fair Trade Store located in Ollantaytambo.
Awamaki's Sustainable Tourism program trains rural and indigenous women to host visitors, sell their hand-woven products, teach Spanish and Quechua, and lead Peruvian cooking classes. Our tourism program connects the women we work with to markets in the local tourism economy.
If you are only in town for the day, you can visit our Awamaki Fair Trade Store to learn more about our programs and purchase knit and woven textiles at fair prices - supporting our women weavers in the process!
In providing access to these opportunities, Awamaki works to empower our amazing women to earn reliable incomes, lift their families out of poverty, and transform their communities.
Tours To Awamaki
Awamaki Rural Tourism Package BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 6 hours
Awamaki Cooking Class BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 3 hours
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. more »
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... more »
Great place to find ethically sourced, genuine alpaca products. Awamaki works with local weaving communities and helps women in those communities build businesses that benefit their families and communities. Purchases in the store go to support their cause.
The Awamaki store offers beautifully hand woven items by beautiful women living in the communities above Ollantaytambo and the surrounding areas. Awamaki is non-profit so most of the people working in the store are volunteers and do not make any money for their time and effort. What these volunteers do gain, is a chance to get to know the women making these beautiful items and understand the culture and community of the area. To say this store is not representing the local people is showing a lack of knowledge of what Awamaki is. Awamaki supports the women of local communities and helps them sell their items for their true value with the plan to help the women, eventually sell items directly on their own. Being a non-profit, one could say Awamaki supports the local women more than other stores as they only take what is needed, and the rest goes back directly to the women. Take a tour with Awamaki and you can buy directly from the women who made the garmet you buy. The profit goes directly to her. And you get to meet and spend time with these beautiful ladies. An experience you won’t soon forget.
Places to stay near Awamaki
Plan your trip to Ollantaytambo
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Ollantaytambo
Hidden gems in Ollantaytambo
Historic Sites in Ollantaytambo
Nearby attractions in Ollantaytambo
Tours in Ollantaytambo
Plans in Ollantaytambo by other users
21 days in Paris & Peru BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Ollantaytambo & Machu Picchu BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Peru, Copacabana & Tupiza BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium