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“Beautiful Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chinchero

Chinchero
Chinchero, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Chinchero
Type: Civic Centers, Cultural
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“Beautiful Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Chinchero is a beautiful place, with kind people and breathtaking views. The altitude is higher than Cusco, so be prepared if that affects you (drink water and coca tea, rest, don't push yourself). The views of the sky at night are incredible and you can visit the ruins, mountains and Lake Huaypo. Chinchero women weave beautiful textiles. It is safe to walk the streets here and is a very relaxing place to visit. Take time to visit the ruins, learn the history and enjoy all that Chinchero has to offer.

Visited September 2013
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“chinchero at night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Chinchero is a small town we visited as the last stop of the tour, as we left Ollantaytambo to go to Chinchero we saw a beautiful nice view of the mountains covered in ice, and the sun go down and the darkness approaches, we finally arrive after an hour, since it was already dark, it was hard to see the small town, they did took us inside the church and no pictures were allowed to be taken. if this is your last stop of the tour and its getting dark then I don't recommend going there, perhaps in the daytime ill be worth it but its a small town perhaps the most one hour to see.

Visited July 2013
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“The Rainbow Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited this delightful village as the last stop of our Sacred Valley Day Tour. It was a fitting conclusion. As the light of a beautiful sunny day faded, we could see from the main plaza the impressive terraces and ruins of the earlier Inca settlement descend below us, and in the distance, the snowy top of Salkantay. The flat dusty plaza contains a massive stone wall, an impressive crookedly-reclining cross, and a chapel built over an Incan temple that is simple outside, but lavishly decorated inside. Its main street is one of the steepest I have seen anywhere, quite a challenge when at an altitude of 3,765 meters. Our guide was savvy enough to have us walk DOWN it, when we could enjoy the colourful shops and costumes of the locals, and study the indigenous crafts.

Visited August 2013
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“Unique place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I was absolutely flabbergasted by this place and I can't really explain why. I think the atmosphere here is magical or something. This is the highest place in the Cusco region and you should really visit! There are many artisans in the square in front of the Church and on the narrow streets. The Church was an intense experience because of it's unique style and mistery-like building and sights! I really wanna go back!

Visited April 2013
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“Unique town in the Sacred Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

La Casa de Barro Hotel was the highlight of our trip. We found the locals to be helpful, and we found a great "fast food" seafood joint on our way back from the Salineras. The setting and views were amazing, and the air was cool and clean (and thin!).

Unfortunately we did not make it to the highly recommended textile market, but overall this town left us with very warm memories.

Visited July 2013
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