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Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
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Great Introduction to Local Textiles

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was a quick little stop on the way back to Cusco from Pisac. My girls (11 and 13) enjoyed feeding the llamas and alpacas and learning about the different types. There is no charge - just a donation for the food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Something of a fair trade operation about 20 miles outside of Cusco on way to Urubamba. First you get to feed the various kinds of Alpacas. Lots of fun and the interesting descriptions of the different kinds. Then there is an explanation of how the alpaca wool is prepared and dyed. Then you get to see a number of Local... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My visit to Awana Kancha was the highlight of my trip to Cusco. I loved being able to be so hands-on with the animals, and it was nice to see how well they are taken care of at Awana Kancha. I didn't take a tour, and just went by private car (80 Soles for roundtrip transportation and the driver waited... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a handicraft centre focused on textiles, which claims to support the local community. I have no reason to disbelieve that. You will see Llamas, Guanacos, Vicunas and Alpacas - so a great opportunity to learn to differentiate them all! Well-appointed stands show you the source of the dyes used, the various yarns, and some of the myriad types... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place is wonderful. If you can find a way to get here do it. We went on our way to pisac market and we are so glad we went. I was expecting a llama farm and when we arrived they also had a free museum where we learned so much . I never knew what a vicuna was or... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I really liked this place, not just because they have animals that you can feed you can also learn so much of Peru's crafts... I was able to feed and touch alpacas and llamas. Our tour guide that speaks Quechua was able to translate and we learn how those talented women work their craft and transfer their knowledge thru generations.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Awana Kancha has something for everyone: an informative small museum that describes the evolution, history and traditions surrounding llamas in Peru; a petting/feeding zoo that lets one get "up close and personal" with the different types of llamas; demonstrations of how the yarn is spun; and beautiful gift shops with hand-made items from different local communities. There is no fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you like feeding and touching animals like the llama and alpaca - not to be missed. In addition the traditional yarn spinning craftsmen, excellent and genuine baby alpacas wool clothing plus other native Peruvian curios in the gift shop - all while supporting this noble cause of animal protection and culture preservation - you can't go wrong.

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