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Awana Kancha

Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
+51 (84) 203287
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Ranked #4 of 26 Shopping in Cusco
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited this as part of the Sacred Valley tour. We greatly enjoyed feeding the Llamas and Alpacas as well as seeing how the fabrics are died and the items are weaved. We did end up buying souvenirs in the gift shop as 70% of the proceeds go back to the local communities. The only thing we didn't like is... More

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Houston, Texas
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78 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our guide just happened to fit this in our full day tour of the Sacred Valley. About 30 minutes from Cusco. Takes 30 - 45 minutes (and great restrooms in the large gift shop). A fairly new facility introducing the Andean culture and alpacas, llamas and vicunyas - which you can feed. You'll view traditionally dressed women weaving and dying... More

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Toronto
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited the farm enroute to the Pisac market during a half day Sacred Valley tour. The location is about 40 mins from Cusco via taxi. For a small donation you can feed and pet the alpacas and llamas. The workshop to learn how wool is died and made into textile items is truly a unique learning experience. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was the highlight of my sacred valley tour. Feeding the llamas and alpacas, which included a baby one was a highlight. Another was receiving a lesson in weaving through the natural process first hand, which includes threading the alpaca wool and naturally dying it with various plants, fruits and insects. Really educational and memorable. I also picked up my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a free Sunday afternoon after attending church in Cusco, so our driver took us on a beautiful drive outside of Cusco. We stopped here and were the only visitors. It was so pleasant to look at the animals and feed them. The shop on the same property had beautiful handicrafts to sell. Our guide assured us that they... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Want to experience the Andean culture and feed some alpacas, llamas and vicunyas (they'll teach you the difference!)? Then travel to Awana Kancha which is about 30 minutes outside Cuso's city center on your way to the Sacred Valley. No entry fee! You get to enjoy seeing all the traditionally dressed women weaving and dying their textiles. We were able... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a visit on part of a package tour. I really enjoyed feeding the llamas and alpacas. It was nice to see how people weave fabrics. If you have time, its a nice stop but not essential if you are trying to cover the basics of the area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great place to visit. You get to feed the Alpacas and Llamas and watch local people weave textiles. The store offers beautiful items for sale. you will get what you pay for as the proceeds go to the local people who create these items. Not cheap stuff as you get what pay for.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a lovely stop on our Sacred Valley trip. We learnt about camelids and the way Quechuan clothes are made.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was one of the highlights of a trip to the Sacred Valley. It was a nice break from seeing endless Inca ruins. At the entrance is a big family tree diagram explaining the differences between Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuñas and Guanacos. You walk beside their enclosures and can pat and feed them. At the end is the obligatory shop. A... More

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