Discover the living history of the Peruvian Andes with a textile tour.
Peruvian Textile tours: All new in 2017!
We are thrilled to offer these carefully crafted culture and textile tours for the discerning traveller wishing for a complete package and unique experience.
Colors of Peru: a Peruvian Textile Tour 11 days/10nights
This is a unique, one-of-a kind exploration of the Colors of Peru, specially designed for those who are passionate about culture, and interested in textiles and craft traditions.
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We are currently offering two fixed dates in 2017
Luxury: Sunday 21st May 2017 – Weds 31st May 2017
Comfort: Sunday 2nd July 2017 – Weds 11th July 2017*
Woven Paths: a Peruvian Weaving Tour 15 days/14 nights
Woven Paths: a Peruvian weaving tour is for people who have a strong interest in the textile traditions of Peru, and want to spend days in remote communities learning more about the fascinating Quechua dyeing and weaving traditions.
More here >> Woven Paths
We are currently offering one fixed date in 2017.
Weds 31st May 2017 to Weds 14th June 2017
*note Corpus Christi falls on Thurs 15th June should you wish to extend your stay by 1 day
Please email Ariana Svenson directly to register your interest!
Other tours, departing any day of the year...
Peru is an amazing country with a wealth of great archaeological sites, cultural actvities and restaurants – if you are like us, you are interested in the superb textile tradition with thousands of years of history, while also being relevant in modern day Peruvian culture. Threads of Peru collaborates with partner, Apus Peru Adventure Travel Specialists to offer a selection of specially designed tours to experience the real Peru.
Currently, should you wish to visit Threads of Peru projects via a textile tour, there are a number of ways you can do this through travelling with Apus Peru. A portion of proceeds from these tours is donated to Threads of Peru for community projects. These tours support sustainable tourism in Peru and in rural villages.
In Late 2016 we will be launching some carefully crafted culture and textile tours for the discerning traveller wishing for a complete package and unique experience. Should you be interested in these extremely unique, handcrafted and one of a kind itineraries prior to their publication on the site, please email Ariana directly to register your interest!
1 day Inca Traditions
Visit one of the villages that Threads of Peru works with, as well as local ruins. This is a specially designed one day "alternative" Sacred Valley tour, designed to get you well off the beaten track and to glimpse into another way of life. We will visit the village of Rumira Sondormayo. The women will prepare a weaving demonstration and also give you the chance to buy their products. The trip includes Puma Marca, a little visited Sacred Valley ruin, and then a charming hike through beautiful countryside.
4 day Trek Lares & Machu Picchu
Visit a village where Threads of Peru works, and get insight into the lives of people who live in the remote Andes. The route begins near Ollantaytambo and visits Chaullaocha. These are typical Andean villages dedicated to agriculture, livestock farming and weaving, where the people still wear their traditional dress. Finally, after visiting Chupani and Vilcabamba villages, we will descend to Lares for a dip in the Hot springs before heading back to Ollantaytambo. Here, we take the train to Machu Picchu, dedicating the last day to visiting the famous Inca citadel.
11 Day Family Tour
Designed with families in mind, this tour enables your family to learn more about Andean textile traditions and have lots of fun along the way! Activities have been selected to keep young people as active and involved as their parents, and our guides are hand picked as “kid friendly”. The journey begins in Lima, then you fly deep into the mountains, to the famed Inca city of Cusco. From there, you will find yourselves riding bicycles in the Sacred Valley, exploring villages, local celebrations and farmland along the way. Then you travel into the high Andes for a cultural immersion and perhaps a soccer match with children. You’ll take a train to Aguas Calientes, and then a bus way up, to Machu Picchu! You will finish your adventure with a river ride in the Amazon Jungle, where you’ll seek out the wild creatures of this awesome ecosystem.
14 day Andean Culture Tour
A fun and thought provoking trip, with an emphasis on understanding the different facets of Andean culture, especially, but not exclusively weaving. This trip will take you from Lima, to the islands of Lake Titicaca, to remote mountain villages where weavers still tend their own flocks, shear the animals and spin the wool by hand. You will culminate your trip by visiting the ruins of the ancient city, Machu Picchu. You may find yourself exploring Peru on foot, in a car, on a train, boat, airplane, and even on a bicycle.