Huaran Weaving & Eco Tour 1D

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Duration: 1 Day
Availability : The Classic Lares 4D trek; Lares Trail 5D; Inca Trail and Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D; Lares Valley Cultural Trek 3D.
Depart: Cusco
Destination: Huaran
Max People : 12

About the Huaran Weaving & Eco Tour 1D

Looking for a great eco tour to add to your experience trekking in the Andes? On this family friendly weaving and eco tour, you’ll spend the morning with Master Weaver and Dyer Andrés Sallo and weavers from the Munay Urpi association. 

Prices below are for a one-day tour. Contact us for prices to make this an overnight experience with a stay at the beautiful Casita Huaran Eco Lodge.

You can also add a Huaran Weaving Tour as an Extension to your Lares trek!

This eco tour extension is available to add to the following Lares treks. Contact us for specialized pricing to make this tour a trek extension.

 

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This is eco tourism with a cultural twist! You’ll be welcomed into the artisans’ workshop space in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here, you’ll learn all about the traditional Andean weaving process from start to finish. On this eco tour, you’ll also have a chance to do some dyeing with natural plant dyes, and maybe even take a short walk to collect some of the plants used for dyeing!

This weaving association works closely with Threads of Peru, an organization supported by donations from Apus Peru. 

Please contact us for prices that include the overnight stay at the Casita Huaran Eco Lodge.

Price

Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private trek, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people

$255

3 people

$200

4-6 people

$159

7+ people

$135
WHY BOOK WITH US?

High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About the Huaran Weaving & Eco Tour 1D

What is Included?

On this Eco Tour we include:

Meals

  • Lunch
  • Dinner & breakfast included if spending the night at the Casita Huaran Eco Lodge. Contact us for pricing.

Trekking Team

  • Quechua/Spanish/English speaking guide

Accommodation

  • Overnight accommodation at Casita Huaran Eco Lodge can be added to make this an overnight tour in the Sacred Valley. Contact us for pricing.

Additional inclusions

  • Transportation to/from Cusco
  • Hands-on weaving and dyeing demo
  • Short nature walk to look at natural dye plants

What is Not Included?

  • Breakfast on the first day

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

  • Light-weight aluminum walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
  • Overnight stay at the Casita Huaran Eco Lodge. Includes accommodations and meals.

Important!

  • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

      • A light day pack to carry your things
      • Water bottle and snacks
      • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

  • No discounts available for this tour

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • The times cited in this eco tour itinerary are approximate.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • When you are visiting people’s homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for a copy of our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Huaran Weaving & Eco Tour 1D Itinerary

On the morning of our eco tour in the Sacred Valley, we travel about an hour and a half to where we will be greeted by the Munay Urpi weaving association. They will demonstrate spinning, warping and weaving, as well as dyeing yarn with natural plant dyes. Most of these plant dyes are collected locally, and you might even have the chance to help!

The weavers will dye a small amount of yarn in 2-3 different natural shades. Depending on your interest and available time, join the weavers on a short excursion to look at or collect dye plants as they are found in nature. After this Andean weaving demonstration, the group will serve a delicious home-cooked meal for lunch.

After lunch, our unique eco tour continues. We will travel about 20 minutes to Casita Huaran, a family-run organic farm and bed & breakfast. We’ll get a tour of their gorgeous property to learn about responsible travel and organic farming.

Later, we have a chance to help out with some chores, hike to the top of the hill, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We spend the night here in comfortable beds, the perfect start to your trek!

The next morning we will enjoy a delicious organic breakfast before setting off on our Andean hike. This is a Peru eco tour like no other!

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Brooke, Kate, Susie, and Chelsea

Group Traveller

The highlight of the trip was the weaving tour, getting to learn about Incan culture and meet local families. Our guide Ofelia was fantastic, thoroughly answered all questions and the drivers were wonderful. Exceeded expectations.

10 April, 2023

Pavla N

Family Traveller

We travelled Peru with our kids (6 and 8 YO) for 3 weeks. Apus Peru are rare example of personal community approach. Any experience you choose has CSR or sustainable aspect which is very liberating for a tourist. Just an example of the above, it is not very common to get lunch package in paper pack not plastic one!

Now more practical – we travelled with relatively small kids. The Apus Peru team was very helpful, tailored few things for us specifically and gave valuable advice.

We get to places where you normally do not go with “standard guides” like the weaving community in Huaran. Kids were excited. We had great guide with good English (not always the case) and we felt taken care of.

6 March, 2022

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