14 Day Threads of Peru Tour
A panoramic view of the past, present and future of traditional Andean culture. From the museums of Lima and the islands of Lake Titicaca, to the indigenous weaving communities of the Sacred Valley and the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, this authentic tour reveals how important ancient textile traditions are to the fabric of Peruvian culture.
The use and making of cloth is enormously important to all humanity and is intimately tied to the cultural identity of a people. Peru had one of the oldest textile traditions in the world.
So many of the world’s indigenous peoples have been lost, yet here in the Andes of Peru, the descendants of the Inca still live much as they did centuries ago. This cultural continuity offers us a unique opportunity to study history, as it lives and breathes today.
On this tour, you will visit various indigenous communities and learn about ancient methods of weaving with the back-strap loom, natural dying processes, raising fiber producing animals, and hand-spinning wool.
You will be accompanied by staff members of the NGO Threads of Peru, who act as guides for your trip, and can provide greater insight and an added perspective on all that you will discover.
Threads of Peru aims to create an authentic and comfortable travel experience. You will be in the company of like minded travelers who wish to immerse themselves in the world of Andean textiles. Our maximum group size is 10 people, unless a special request for a private tour is arranged.
NOTE: If you would like to do this itinerary, but unaccompanied (ie without a tour leader) then please contact us for a quote. You can depart any day with 2 or more people. This is an excellent tailor made option for the independent traveller who would like to get off the beaten track. The ultimate customised Peru tour!
A 10 day itinerary is available for those short of time, you can fly directly to Lima and connect with your late afternoon flight to Cusco, meeting the group at your hotel. Please see full itinerary for prices.
For more information or to book a tour please contact Ariana Svenson at email@example.com