Our Andean Textile Arts board recently had a scouting visit to Peru (and Ecuador) and we are so very pleased to report that we feel able to begin our textile tours again in the fall of 2023! We found the weavers eager to show us all that they have been working on during the pandemic and especially excited for tours to start up again!
We’ve even added an optional extension to Ecuador that we expect will be very popular. And, once again, Raul Jaimes will be our guide in Peru. In addition to our fall tour, we have one to Bolivia as well. We are finalizing the costs and exact itineraries for both tours, but we have dates:
PERU FALL TOUR 2023 (with optional extension to Ecuador): Sunday, October 15, 2023 – Thursday, October 26, 2023;
This tour will include travel to four to five weaving communities, a natural dye workshop in Chinchero, a tour and overnight at Machu Picchu, a visit to the Pisac Market, exploration of Incan archeological sites in Ollantaytambo and other Sacred Valley sites, guided tours of Cusco highlights, and plenty of time to explore and learn!
Optional Extension to Ecuador: Thursday, October 26- Tuesday, October 31
- Quito: Arrive late Sunday afternoon and explore Quito the next day, including the museum of Ecuadorian handcrafts.
- Otovalo: Three nights at the lovely Hacienda Cusin, discovering the hacienda’s own textile collection and visiting artisan weavers and embroiderers in and near Otovalo.
- International flights back to US from Quito, Ecuador on Friday, April 28.
BOLIVIA SUMMER Tour 2023: tentative dates August 20 – August 31. More details to come
Tours are already filling fast, so if you’re interested in any of these tours, please email Pamela Art, email@example.com, for more information and to be added to our tour mailing list. We will have exact details and pricing soon. (We are working hard to keep our prices moderate and still include all the wonderful experiences!) Meantime, we wish you our best for a wonderful holiday season, and we hope to see you on one of our tours next year!
Pamela Art, former president and publisher of Storey Publishing, joined the ATA board in 2014. She now organizes and directs tours on behalf of ATA.