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Address: Chinchero, Peru

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See how the weavers do their work!

12 families still preserve their traditional costumes and we visited one of them and they showed us the ancestral way they process wool and obtain those vivid colors for their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Monterey Park, California

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

12 families still preserve their traditional costumes and we visited one of them and they showed us the ancestral way they process wool and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Chincero is building an international airport, so if you are on your way to Machu Picchu, this would be a little closer than coming from Cusco.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this is a very enjoyable stop. I enjoyed the presentation by the ladies who explained the process of dying with botanicals like purple corn. they have an extensive display of goods from hats,shawls,blankets mitts, sweaters from infants to adult sizes. Good to purchase from local artisans who take such care and pride in ther work.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Chincheros lies about 18 miles or a 45-minute drive north of Cusco on the road that leads to Machu Picchu. The men and women dress like their ancestors of Inca Origin wearing colorful cloth hats and clothes. They preserve their traditional ways of farming, raising sheep, alpacas, llamas, and weaving wool into beautiful blankets and garments. The women inherited the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped by on our way from Ollanta to Cusco, visited the weaving center / demo and the old town, with the colonial church in a very nice historic square. Entrance to historic district requires the boleto turistico. Tip: watching the weaving process and the natural dying techniques was great, but be aware of the price markup if you buy... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Chinchero is a small town, between the Sacred Valley and Cusco, we got to visit the ruins as it serves as a short cut to return to Cusco, and most of the passengers riding with us, stayed in hotels in the Valley. The ruins are a series of terraces, that on that day were visited by many locals, but it... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beautiful people and craft kept alive by these amazing women. We visited this area with our guide Hubert from Adios Adventure Travel. Girls did a demonstration showing us how they naturally make color for the alpaca and lambs wool. Then spin into yarn and weave to make beautiful blankets, hats, sweaters, shawls, etc. All items sold here are made here... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

As a burgeoning weaver, visiting the weaving cooperative in Chinchero was an outstanding experience. We had a demonstration including washing the wool, learning about the natural dyes, seeing the wool spun, learning about the warping process, and watching hand-controlled back-strap weaving. The women were very talented, welcoming, and friendly. It was great to see their skill and to be able... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The terraces are beautiful and quite big; try to see it on google earth before going there to get an idea of the size and shapes. Most curious is the church at the top; it makes an interesting mix of two opposite cultures. The took a day trip from Cusco to Chinchero, then Moray, then Ollantaytambo, stopping there for the... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place is the road of the Inka rainbows, Chinchero a nice Inka and Colonial town, we can find traditional Andes people wearing the colorful rd Ponchos, also the Inka temples are amazing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place has a very friendly staff at the weaving exhibit. It was friendly and informative. The goods were of good quality and they bargained well. The ruins near by were interesting and presented well. It is definitely worth a trip if you are traveling near the Sacred Valley.

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Address: Address: Chinchero, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Chinchero

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