The Sacred Valley

A visit to the community of Patabamba offers a fascinating participative demonstration of the weaving process, all the way from picking the plants to making dyes, to shearing sheep and setting up a loom – with explanations of the meanings of colors and patterns. There are also excellent trekking options.

Journey Experience ( and other Cuzco agencies offer visits. Campsites and homestays are available with advance notice. Prices vary wildly, depending on group size and transport needed.