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Address: Chinchero, Peru

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Birthplace of the Rainbow

The small town of Chinchero was the first stop on our second day of exploring the Inca Valley via private car and driver. One can understand why they call this the birthplace of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The small town of Chinchero was the first stop on our second day of exploring the Inca Valley via private car and driver. One can understand why they call this the birthplace of the rainbow as the town is at a staggering 12,500' and there are much taller mountain peeks surrounding it. There is a large market held here every... More 

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Basingstoke UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The colonial village of Chincheros is set high above the Sacred Valley with the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range in the background. The old church is well worth a visit for all the fine art work inside. Look out for the reused Incan stonework. The terraces were being well restored when we visited in May 2015.

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Could not believe that we had the gorgeous place mostly to ourselves. Do read up on the site before you come because nothing is signposted and I could not find any brochures telling me what is what. The scenery is absolutely stunning, we wandered all around the terraces and were just blown away by the place. Do make sure you... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Inca ruins at Chinchero are not as steep as some and my high school kids enjoyed running around the park. Watching artisans do a demonstration of washing, dying, and weaving is both informative and fascinating. Make sure to tour the local church with its striking and very ornately folk art painted frescos and wooden beams.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Chinchero Market may have been the highlight; however, a trip to the town's Catholic Church and walk through the neighborhoods gave our family a better feel for this charming community. Great marketplace.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The city is set on a hill, so the hike up the cobblestones has some steep areas. The village is comprised of adobe (mud brick) houses. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the horizon. Make sure you see the Chinchero Church.

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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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Address: Chinchero, Peru
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