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Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
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A small site of a social project that combines animals and weaving. Learn the difference between llamas, alpacas and vicunas; with a hands on experience of feeding them. See how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Basingstoke UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A small site of a social project that combines animals and weaving. Learn the difference between llamas, alpacas and vicunas; with a hands on experience of feeding them. See how the wools are woven and the range of colours.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This low-key attraction is part zoo, part crafts exhibit, part shopping. Go for the first two. The presentation of traditional dying and weaving is well-done. Of course, the stars are the animals in close-up pens near the entrance. Traveler Tip: For the most enjoyable experience if you're with a group, skip the pens and go directly to the field where... More 

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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Urubamba on a National Geographic tour to Machu Picchu. It was interesting to see and feed the llamas and see the weavers but it really felt like they were pushing us into the shop where the items were very expensive. We were disappointed that this was included in our tour and time taken... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I enjoyed this very informative stop in the journey to Machu Picchu. I enjoyed feeding the lamas and was interesting to see many of the different breeds. They had a few shops to look through and some live demonstrations on how articles are made. I agree with others that the prices were a bit steep, but they are hand made... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum was a most interesting introduction to the traditional use of textiles in Peru. We first enjoyed and fed the llamas, alpacas, and vicunas. We watched a spinner spin the wool. We then saw how the various dyes were created and then applied. And we saw many weavers creating beautiful cloths. This was one of the many highlights of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stopped for about an hour during our drive from Cusco to Ollantayambo at the suggestion of our driver and were very pleasantly surprised. We were able to get up close and personal with alpaca, llama and vicuña. We made a donation to the cost of their food and provided the camelids with all the encouragement they needed to pose... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a neat place to stop to see different kinds of Alpaca and Llama, plus you get to feed them. They have a small museum, some native weavers and a gift shop which has great quality stuff but the prices are steep.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This location was meant for tourists. As such, it offers an over view of various indigenous crafts, animals, potatoes and other produce. Well worth a visit, information in a condensed form.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Awana Kancha was our first stop directly from the airport after we landed in Cusco. It was a scenic area and a nice way to spend a couple of hours strolling the grounds very slowly as we acclimated to the high altitude. The grounds were very well maintained and the animals all looked to be healthy and cared for. My... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This group of Chinchero weavers have worked as a group since the late 1970s. Their mission is to revive the ancient Chinchero weaving styles and techniques. Their textiles range from beautiful sweaters and wraps, table runners and cloths, to simple children's bracelets. It was a pleasure to support their efforts by purchasing gifts for family and ourselves. Unlike the photos... More 

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Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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