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Trip Report Great Experience Awamaki tour to Patacancha from Ollantaytambo

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I had the pleasure of joining a half day visit to Patacancha, one of the traditional Quechua villages near Ollantaytambo. Awamaki arranges the tour up to 3 times a week (M W F), minimum two people, 110 soles pp with addon options for weaving lessons. They have a drop in office in the main Plaza but it is a better idea to contact them in advance to make sure there is a tour. New website is www.awamakitourism.wordpress.com . The village is a 3 -4 hour walk but luckily the tour goes by combi van 20 or 30 minutes. The basic visit includes weaving demos, a visit inside a dwelling and shopping and photo opps ( without being "soled" to death. Bring lots of change if you wish to buy . No haggling fair pricing eg 25 soles for a belt, 60 to 80 for a scarf, 100 for larger pieces. Awamaki works with the weavers to use natural dyes (they prefer respun bright acrilyc for their own garments). One of the weavers selling the day I went was 95-year old Maria.
Well worth adding a half day to your itinerary. At the last minute I grabbed a pepino and some M&Ms and wish I had brought more. Photos to follow later.
Tip: a private taxi from Olly to Cusco via the Chinchero road should be no more than 70 soles. Hearts Cafe has a 20 soles lunch although altho allow an hour.

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