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Awana Kancha

Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
+51 (84) 203287
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

First I thought it is only mini Zoo with different species of cameloids (Lamas, Alpacas and rare Vigunyas). But the exposition is also tens of potatoes, corns and technology presentations put together. What made the biggest impression on us was station presenting old ways of coloring wool. You may try it on your own what was really amazing. Beware of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved this place! You can actually stroke the llamas and alpacas. Really interesting to see. A guide came round with us and told us about each animal and showed us how the wool is dyed and what is used to make each colour. Really interesting. It is free to get in but there are tips boxes along the way.

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Denver
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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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