My daughter and I will be in Cusco from 4/4-4/10. We are looking for a local person with a car to drive us to villages that have craftspeop

people who knit woolen items like hats and mitts and make silver jewelry that we could purchase at wholesale for our small business here. Markets are OK but we would like to make contact with the people that make the goods for the markets directly for a better price. We are available 4/5 through 4/7/. Do you know a trustworthy person that could do this at a reasonable price?


City: Cusco

Department: Cusco

Country: Peru


I will put you in touch with Enrique an English speaking van owner/driver who will take you to weaving villages and silver jewellers for a reasonable price. Contact me when you get here (51-84) 249737. Good luck.
Thank you Jean-Jacques. Do you have any idea on the cost of the driver with van for a few days?
Hi, i recomend the town of Patabamba, they are organized and make realy nice things of wool and other, hwo knows a lot of places of those and can help you with the information is Ms, Giuliana, she is the manager of Santu Agency (a tourism agency) because she do cultural and vivencial tourism in the zone and know little towns that works in all that staff.

If you want more wool things is better to go to Puno, and in silver things go to the north part to Peru, in Piura there is a town specialized in silver work called Catacaos.
Thank you for the great information!
Yes it could be Giuliana from Santu or Klever from Chaskiventura, write to my e-mail to give you the info of them. And as Ernesto told you depending the style of handicrafts you could search for Catacaos and Cajamarca (these are best for silver and gold). Search in the web the keyword CITE these are organized communities that have developed sustainable artisans projects in the country
Cuzco is an unforgettable place to visit, but not for shopping, souvenirs are expensive there, you can get everything here in Lima, there are special places where you can buy for business, if you let me know how many pieces of each item you pretend to buy I can give you prices.
Hi there:
Get in contact with Apumayo Expediciones, they work in inclusive projects, where they help creat satelite businesses with local people that incvolve handicrafs, ceramics and textiles. They can provide you with transportation and a guide who can take you to specific places where you can contact with textilers. E-mail to
hello im tour guide from cusco i have ( CAR ) van very confortable if you want you can contac to me i will be free in the days when you will be in cusco..
my movil fhone is 051 -084 - 984189748

pd. i have two friends they have factoris silver jewelry....

at. javier quispe cruz
hello iam flavio for my will be glad to help you here in cusco city
I live in Cusco i am a tour leader and i drive car, if you are interested call me at 984746925

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