COVID 19 – UPDATE
At the moment, all journeys that have been scheduled with PERU AGENCY up to the end of June have been postponed. We will continue to monitor the situation and share any updates as and when we can.
If you have a trip booked and were due to travel before the 30th June, we will be in touch to discuss the best options for you.
If you have a trip booked for after this date and wish to reschedule it, we can do this for you up to 45 days before your departure date. We are committed to being as flexible as possible in rescheduling your trip or modifying your existing itinerary. In the event that we have already made arrangements with our service providers that cannot be changed, our cancellation policy will apply.
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We have frozen our rates for bookings that are confirmed before the 30th December 2020, for trips before 31st December 2021. 10% discount included on all our packages.If you are considering travelling as a group of 8 or more people, the ninth passenger is free.
Lastly, we are pleased to inform you that the Peruvian government will allow free entry to Machu Picchu for under 18s and over 60s.
Take care, and see you soon!
The Community Amaru is located east of the district of Pisac, current population of the community is 200 families; those in agriculture and animal-industry, the main source of its economy, to preserve the customs and traditions and teach daily offer show visitors activities engaged; such as textiles, teaching visitors the whole process, dyeing, spinning, weaving himself the variety of natural plants that is used in the process.
For those lovers of ethnobotany villagers will teach the uses of dyeing plants in natural medicine, which still prevail over the years, also enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding community and enjoy all the excitement, the warmth and friendliness the residents of the community of Amaru who await with open arms.
If you are willing to know more about the Andean culture, this tour is certainly for you.
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the community. The villagers of the Amaru Community will greet their visitors with music and beautiful native flowers, along with a symbolic offering to the Mother Earth or “Pachamama” to give thanks for this new day and the opportunity to share it with brothers and sisters from different cultures.
After this welcome you will be invited to join the villagers to gather the flowers and leaves that will be used as natural dyes, plants that the “Pachamama” gives us. We continue with an explanation and brief demonstration of shearing, spinning and collecting the wool into skeins. We then see how the wool is dyed and the colour fixed, and the process ends with hand weaving.
The iconography that is used in each of these weavings is loaded with great spiritual significance for the inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes, and they will share the meaning of some of the more important motifs with us.
Lastly we will go to the exhibition room to see some finished pieces with an opportunity to buy a variety of items (cloths, table runners, scarves, shawls, traditional style Andean bags, belts, and others). Your buying these items is the best reward for their work and their identification with their culture.
Finally we will enjoy a delicious Andean lunch, prepared with local ingredientes.