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Awana Kancha

Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
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Ranked #4 of 29 Shopping & Fashion in Cusco
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I stopped at Awana Kancha on my way through the Sacred Valley, and I'm very glad I did! Llamas and alpaca are native to Peru, and it was a great opportunity to observe and interact with these animals in person. There is a large area for petting/feeding the llamas and alpacas, and you can even witness vicuna from a distance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A short distance from Cuzco, this tourist stop is apparently on the itinerary for several bus tours - we found quite a few parked outside, and saw several groups shuffle through as we stayed. This place offers the chance to see first-hand (As well as feed and touch) pretty much every species of camelid in the americas. What this means... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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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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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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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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