home /  responsible travel Peru /  all in one day /  andean textile community
  Andean Textile Community

Alternative and rural community tourism, a day in the roots of the Andean world, not to be missed! Ideal for purchasing beautiful alpaca products directly from the weavers themselves... we then have a memorable typical lunch just like Peruvians do.

Andean Community of Weavers

An authentic and unforgettable visit to the Quechua communities of Huilloc or Patacancha, we dive into the discovery of cultural and textile traditions of these Andean communities. We depart Ollantaytambo at 09:00 in a private vehicle accompanied by our guide (English/Spanish), and arrive at the community about one hour later. The women from the textile cooperative greet us, and they explain and show us the complete productive process of their textiles: making yarn out of alpaca fiber, dying the fiber with different natural colors, and the transformation into beautiful sweaters, cloths, chuyos, etc. We have the opportunity to make our own bracelet with the help of the women artisans. Those who want to can purchase hand-made items directly from the coop. For lunch, a delicious Pachamanca awaits, a typical dish in Peruvian cuisine that is cooked underground covered with hot stones. The dish includes chicken, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fava beans, etc, all macerated in local herbs and spices. We return to Ollantaytambo at approximately 15:00.

Price
2 / 6 travelers : 90 USD

Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.

The service includes

Professional tour guide (English/Spanish)

Transport to and from Ollantaytambo

Pachamanca lunch (4 people minimum)

Trip notes

This tour is organized every day except for Sundays.