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Awana Kancha

Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
+51 (84) 203287
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Ranked #4 of 22 shopping in Cusco
Type: Specialty Shops
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Denver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to see live alpaca and llamas. Live weaving demonstrations. A clothing store with lovely clothing and weavings. We bought several sweaters of high quality.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I watched videos on the travel channel and it looked great. In reality it was just ok. My kids liked feeding the animals. It is good for a 20 min stop. The have a gift shop that is a total rip off. Very touristy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great introduction to how resourceful the Peruvian people are when it comes to using everything that is natural to survive and make beautiful woven items. Our guide met us at the entrance and we all really enjoyed feeding the animals and learning to tell the difference between them. Baby llamas , baby alpacas .... very cute. Guide spent 30 minutes... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

What's not to like? Llamas that you can feed. Weaving demonstrations by local artists demonstrating how the llama wool is turned into useful products through dying and weaving processes. And finally, beautiful authentic, high quality local products that you can buy at a fraction of the retail cost when you get home (assuming that you can find them in the... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Went here on the way to Pisac, had a lot of fun feeding the tame lamas and alpacas, so it's quite easy to make some fun pictures while they are eating grass from your hands. They also have some weavers there and show how the dye is made. Except for a small donation for the grass, entry is free and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

After one more inca fortress plus altitude I had my fill.....that is until I came here. Complete fun. Got to feed the llamas, alpacas, grass and touch their coat. If you like animals, such a great experience to get up close and personal. See this on your way to sacred valley because it is 30 minutes out of cusco. I... More

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Going here was part of a tour booked with Trafalgar and this stop was fantastic. There were tons of animals to see and feed and also locals working on the weaving here. There were a couple of great shops at the end of the trail, good prices and a great selection. I was here in the winter for the area... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is one of the stops en-route to the Sacred Valley. A very nice and interesting combination of exhibit / learning and cultural center where you can feed the llamas and alpacas, learn about hundreds of varieties of potatoes and corn, and appreciate the absolutely fantastic job that the traditional back-strap loomers still do to produce some of the most... More

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San Diego, California
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed in Urubamba and were being driven to Cusco at the end of our stay. We arranged for several stops on the way, including Awana Kancha. It was a fun stop at which we saw weaving and an exhibit of how the yarns are dyed different colors using various natural substances, plus llamas and alpaca animals (and got to... More

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Awana Kancha was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. Starting off, we walked by the llama, vicuna, alpaca - and offered them some grasses to nibble on - talk about an up close and personal experience. The local guide did an entertaining and thorough explanation of how to spin the fibers, and the various herbs/barks/minerals used to... More

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