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Fun informative stop!

We stopped here totally unplanned to visit the textile and weaving displays. The people are super friendly and welcome visitors with open arms. If you're driving the sacred... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here totally unplanned to visit the textile and weaving displays. The people are super friendly and welcome visitors with open arms. If you're driving the sacred valley, make sure you ask you guide to stop here... you won't regret it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

At over 3,700M the altitude was a real challenge for us and thank g-d we didn't stay there overnight. However the people were brilliant and welcoming as you can see from the attached pictures. We stumbled into an annual celebration and the women in traditional dress welcomed us with open arms. Make sure you talk to the people!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Chinchero was the most beautiful location I visited during my Peru trip. You have to walk up a set of steps and turn into a small alleyway in order to get there, but once you do the land opens up to you into grand stretches of plazas. The vista here is incredible. The valley and mountains across from the plaza... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The city is beatiful but every Guide takes you to the place where the local ladies in theory make real alpaca derivated products... I would rather explorer the city and it's surrounding. I don't know but it feels a bit lide a tourist trap.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

REI adventures took our group here. The country side was so beautiful. We traveled by bus. We got to go see the ladies make yarn. If I am remembering correctly, the site of a new international airport will be here in about 6 years.

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

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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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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