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Address: Chinchero, Peru

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This is Peru....away from the cities...great experience!

Chinchero....the town, its market, and the church built on the foundation of an Inca Temple is the perfect example of the culture of most of Peru today....a blend of indian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chinchero....the town, its market, and the church built on the foundation of an Inca Temple is the perfect example of the culture of most of Peru today....a blend of indian, spanish and the church. You can see native weavers combing, dying, weaving and creating beautiful items from Alpaca wool. The market place was fantastic, my wife wanted to purchase a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Starting in the town of Chincheros, we were dropped off and hiked down the trail from over 14,000 ft, to over 9,000 ft in about four miles. The hike covers multiple eco-climates and has fantastic views. As the descent is steady, there is some pressure on one's knees and quads, which were of course sore for days. The end of... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped at Chinchero for lunch and a weaving demonstration. fun time was had by all. The lunch included a taste of Guinea Pig,,,,very interesting. The weaving demonstration and handmade items were all very interesting. Prices were very reasonable.

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Lido Beach, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Balcon del Inka, up a small hill from the center of town, is like a cultural education center that all should experience just to gain a true insight into combing, dying, weaving and creating beautiful items from Alpaca wool. It might seem hokey because the space is made to look authentically Quechua/Incan/artisanal, but is is still very nicely done. Demonstrations... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Go to Balcon del Inca. Ladies from the village will tell you in a way of short presentation how they make goods from alpaca wool and what ingredients they use to color wool. Very very interesting. You can also buy some goods if you like from their shop. Very good quality products.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Chinchero is another amazing Inca Site in the Sacred Valley. It's claim to fame is the church built on some Inca foundations but please do yourself a HUGE favour and walk way, way beyond that church and take in the full impact of these spectacular terraced ruins. The most amazing thing here was that we were only 2 of maybe... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Among the many sights of the Sacred Valley, Chinchero stands out. Next to the magnificent ruins of the Inca palace, above the village surrounded by mountains, the beautiful little colonial church is a jewel with frescos and original statuary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I loved this place the archaeological site, which highlights more here certainly in my opinion is its colonial church, I was impressed to find a magnificent artwork.

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is not the most impressive Incan site, but if you do find yourself there, the town is charming and you can spend some time wandering the narrow streets on the way to the temple at the top. If you want a peaceful visit, not being harrassed by vendors, go in the morning. If you want to buy crafts, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Driving through Chinchero to Cusco our driver made a stop for us to see the weavings and hear and see the demonstration of the women making the yarns and textiles. Very friendly and great priced items for sale. Bought many baby alpaca scarves to bring home. Definitely a must see.

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