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Address: Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (84) 203287
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Fun Place for a Quick Stop

This place gives such a nice opportunity to interact with llama, alpaca and vicuna. Take the opportunity to feed them and enjoy the experience. The shopping at the end was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brian S
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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place gives such a nice opportunity to interact with llama, alpaca and vicuna. Take the opportunity to feed them and enjoy the experience. The shopping at the end was unexpectedly nice as well.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This was a fun, quick visit to a working non-profit community (of about 300 families, I believe) farm that raises the animals for their wool (and milk), dyes, weaves, and sells the most beautiful tapestries I have ever seen. You can feed the animals, but don't expect them to be lovey-dovey, even if you have food. Either way, they're very... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Educational and hands-on experience site as your learn about llamas and alpaca and and have the opportunity to feed them grasses. Caution on the hands-on, as a species they do not like being touched/petted and may spit at you. Can observe indigenous peoples weaving cloth and learn how they spun thread from fur. Small market sells native wares, as well... More 

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This living textile museum showcases weaving. You can learn about alpaca's, llama's, vicuna's, and guanaco's, and feed them alfalfa. Watch fleece being spun into fibers and dyed using natural methods. There is a store, gift shop, and snack cafe, as well as restrooms.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

As other reviews have said, this should be a stop along the way to Pisac if you are fortunate enough to have the time and flexibility for experiencing the culture and how the textile products are made as well as feeding the llamas and alpacas!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A good introduction to the Llama, alpaca and vicuna raised for their fibers. Great education into different qualities of the fibers. There's a beautiful, well stocked store to load up on a huge assortment of locally made products. Beautiful setting!

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Its a must place when you arrive from the airport and transfer directly to the sacred valley. You can feed the llamas, and see the different types, You don't need guide. The store is very nice and diverse, you can find beautiful souvenirs.

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Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our kids had a great time feeding the alpacas and llamas here. The demonstration on the use of traditional dyes was amazing. The store sells only traditionally dyed, hand woven textiles, so expect to pay more than at one of the shops lining the streets in Cusco. Very high quality and legitimate. Great selection and helpful staff. Highly recommended!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Lovely little village with lots of llamas, alpacas, and all their cousins... kids will have fun feeding the animals. Also a great place to learn how wool is extracted, dyed and then converted to woven cloth, and how the intricate designs are made. There is a shop to buy the finished product - very high quality workmanship, hence a tad... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We dropped in on Awanakancha on the bus ride from Qosqo (the supposed Inka spelling for Cuzco) to the Sacred Valley. This is a both a commercial cooperative and an educational operation; local Quechua women weave colorful llama and alpaca wool fabrics used for traditional purposes as well as more contemporary clothing. The educational aspect took the form of posters... More 

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