Explore The Vibrant Textiles Of Peru's Sacred Valley and Cusco
16th-26th October 2019
& April 2020
Get immersed in the fantastic and vibrant world of Peru’s textiles. Over 11 days, discover the amazing weaving, knitting, embroidery, the fabulous costumes, the landscapes and world-heritage sites. Visit studios, enjoy demonstrations, markets, shopping and more!
This exciting set-departure tour offers you the opportunity to join a small group of like-minded travellers and is an ideal, hassle-free and cost-effective way to discover Peru! Accompanied throughout by experienced and accredited male and female tour leaders, who come with expert knowledge, invaluable insight and more than a few stories!
Spaces Available! Book now to reserve your place!
The Chinchero Traditional Textile Centre.
Beginning with spinning and moving through each step of the weaving process, discover the rainbow of colours that natural dyes produce and learn how to warp, weave and finally finish with the unique ñawi awapa border technique.
See Machu Picchu
Discover the incredible Machu Picchu (of course!). Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire and are a must see as part of any visit to Peru.
Enjoy Hands-On Workshops
Spend two full days at the Apulaya Cultural Centre enjoying fascinating workshops with local teachers and artisans, learning weaving, spinning, Andean Knitting, embroidery and more….
See, touch and feel at Pisac market
The sleepy town of Pisac comes alive every Sunday when people from the surrounding communities come together to sell and buy produce, crafts and more.
Visit Maximo Laura’s Gallery
Be inspired by world-famous tapestry weaver, Maximo Laura’s Gallery in Cusco. Maximo Laura was recently designated by the UN as one of Peru’s Living Treasures. His work is the integration and synthesis of ancestral weaving techniques, symbols, memories, myths and rituals with contemporary art.
Visit the Pisac Ruins & Terraces
Five times the size of Machu Picchu and with some of the most heart-stopping views in Peru. The stonework, as well, is legendary, and includes one of the few surviving solar clocks the Incas used to worship the sun.
Explore Puka Pukara
Uncover the fascinating history of this amazing Inca fort, guarding the road to the Sacred Valley.
Expand Your Knowledge at Awana Kancha Cameloid Centre
Watch how llama, alpaca and vicuña fibres are treated and used in traditional Peruvian textiles and learn the amazing history of their use (plus see the animals too!).
Explore the huge pre-Inca temple plus the world famous massive defensive zigzag walls which can be seen from space. It has to be seen to be believed!
Explore Cusco City
Experience the city of Cusco on a walking tour, including the Inca ruins of Quoricancha, the Cathedral, San Pedro Market and shopping!
Discover Traditional Embroidery Techniques
Learn new skills as you spend the day in an embroidery workshop - a modern take on ancient designs!
Nourish Your Soul at Tambomachay
Believed by many historians to be an Inca shrine to water; enjoy the tranquility as you explore the spectacular canals, waterfalls & aqueducts.
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Tour Cost per person : US $3,000 (£2,300) in double or twin room.
Single supplement add $450 (£360)
Deposit payable to secure your place $600 (£470)
The Small Print…
This Tour Price Includes:
10 nights hotel accommodation in specially-chosen delightful hotels - 7 nights in The Sacred Valley, 3 nights in Cusco.
10 breakfasts and 2 evening meals (Welcome meal and Farewell dinner), as well as 2 lunches associated with workshops.
All transport to/from the airport in Cusco and all transport to/from the tour activities.
All entrance fees, tickets etc. associated with the activities listed in the itinerary.
All workshops and demonstrations including materials for workshops.
1 day embroidery workshop.
2 days of workshops at Apulaya Cultural Centre - weaving, spinning, knitting, natural dyeing (there will be some choice of activity).
Visit to Cusco Centre for Traditional Weaving in Chinchero.
Visits to Moray, Salineras, Pisaq and Sacsaywaman.
1 day in Cusco including visits to the Maximo Laura Gallery, Quoricancha, San Pedro Market and shopping.
1 day visit to Machu Picchu.
This Tour Price Does Not Include:
Round trip airfare to Cusco
Extra nights at beginning or end of tour (although we can help you arrange these if you wish)
Meals other than those specified
Drinks, laundry, tips and other items of a personal nature.
Travel Insurance is mandatory and it’s a good idea to consult your doctor about altitude sickness. We start the tour in the Sacred Valley because (being 500 meters lower than Cusco) it is easier for people to acclimatise. Please note, most people only suffer from some initial breathlessness or a slight headache.
Our policy is not to force people travelling alone to always pay a single supplement. If you would prefer to share with a same sex person in a twin room we will do our best to match you up with another tour participant. It cannot be guaranteed though. Please let us know when booking if this is your preference.