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Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
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Nice little side stop

This was a nice little stop for my friends and I when we stayed in Cusco. It is a good place to wander around and observe the llamas and alpacas (you get to learn the difference... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a nice little stop for my friends and I when we stayed in Cusco. It is a good place to wander around and observe the llamas and alpacas (you get to learn the difference). There are barrel fulls of fresh grass that you can take and feed to the animals. Unfortunately, we found that neither llama nor alpaca... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We loved feeding and petting the llamas and alpacas, and watching the vicunas! We were on a guided tour and our guide explained all of the different types of llamas and alpacas as well as showed us the process of making the yarn/wool. It was very interesting! We were not pressured to go into the shop whatsoever. We did browse... More 

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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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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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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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