Fall 2019 Textile Tour of the Cusco Highlands, Peru

October 21 - November 1, 2019 


Spend time with artisans in remote weaving communities. Explore the great Incan archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley and follow the tumbling Urubamba River by train to ascend the heights of Machu Picchu.  This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only available through Andean Textile Arts.


Please contact Pam Art at pam.art@icloud.com for more information. Our itinerary is ready and registration is beginning. 

Andean Textile Arts Tours

Whether you are a textile enthusiast or an adventure traveler that wants to experience traditional Andean life far off the beaten path, accompany us on a remarkable journey. Visit remote weaving communities accompanied by Quechua master weaver Nilda Callañaupa, and try your hand on a backstrap loom and drop spindle. Stop for views of the glacier Chicon on your way to Nilda’s hometown of Chinchero, where you’ll have a traditional Andean lunch and take part in a natural dye workshop.


Along with an in-depth experience with the descendents of the Incas, encounter many of the greatest archaeological sites of the Incan Empire: the massive ceremonial center Sacsayhuaman above Cusco, the fortresses of Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, and the water shrine of Tipon. Travel by train alongside the Urubamba River as it tumbles down to the jungle, and spend two days at the citadel of Machu Picchu, a Wonder of the World. Stay in charming hotels. An experience like no other, Andean Textile Arts’ non-profit tour benefits the weaving communities of the Center of Traditional Textiles of Cusco as they revitalize traditional textile techniques.


Andean Textile Arts offers a yearly tour. If you're interested in joining us in a future one, please email ATA board member, Pam Art at pam.art@icloud.com


Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Visiting the Chinchero Weaving Center
Visiting the Chinchero Weaving Center

Summer 2019, Textiles of Bolivia

Plans are underway for Andean Textile Arts tour to Bolivia, with a visit to the weavers of Taquile Island, Peru. 


If you would like to be contacted with information, email Pam Art at pam.art@icloud.com