Start the day with a healthy breakfast, and then at 8:30am we will go a visit non-profit organization call Awamaki that empower women and girls with education and financial independence. We will meet with one of the members of the organization and will take a journey into the heart of a Quechua community.
The tour begins with a beautiful drive, ascending nearly 1,000m, to the upper Andean community of Patacancha or Huilloc. Upon arrival we will visit the cooperative's weaving center to learn about weaving and its significance in Andean culture. This tour includes a demonstration of the entire process, beginning with how alpaca or sheep wool is hand spun into yarn, how local plants are used as natural dyes, and finally how the yarn is woven into the final product. After the demonstration, you will have the chance to try weaving yourself!
After your weaving lesson, enjoy a home-cooked meal in a weaver’s home including soup and main course. The day will end with a chance to purchase items from the women you met during your tour, providing you a change to bring home a hand-woven memory from your trip.
Fee: $ 120 per person (group tour)