An Epic Odyssey in Peru

Exploring the Textiles of the Peruvian Highlands

April 25 - May 5, 2016

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 "What were the highlights?  EVERYTHING!!!   Cari and Ginger were fabulous!   Loved meeting the weavers,learning their complicated weaves done on such simple looms, beautiful scenery, delicious food, seeing llamas and alpacas, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, floating islands, condors,  the clothing, ruins, churches, the markets and Maximo Laura.     ~Sheryl, IA

The majesty of the Andes, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an ancient culture... these are just a few of the treasures that make Peru a wonderland for the textile traveler.


Teaming up with local legend Nilda Callanupa Alvarez (author of Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands) and creator of the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, we will immerse ourselves in the ancient textile traditions of the Peruvian Highlands visiting remote weaving communities in the mountain villages surrounding Cusco including Chinchero and Chahuaytire.  In the Sacred Valley, we will join the local weavers in hands-on backstrap weaving and natural dyeing workshops; explore indigenous markets and visit the magnificent Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.  Join us for this unique opportunity to mingle with and learn from these legendary textile artists.  The trip will also include visits to Cusco and Lima.


Optional Independent Extension to Lake Titicaca

Successful Sold Out Trips in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

"A perfect perfect trip!  One that I never could imagine would be so special, loving, educational, inspiring, warm, meaningful and life changing.  Those are only a few of the words I can find to describe how I feel.  Thank you so much for all of your wisdom and love and passion because it made such a difference in our lives.  We know and respect all you have done

to make our time so perfect."

~ Peggy, Illinois

"Cari made the trip fantastic!
Her organization, hard work, infinite patience and good humor
are what made the trip a success!"   ~Suzy, TX