Awana Kancha
Awana Kancha
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Bo248
Lathrup Village, MI18 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Great experience learning about llamas, weaving and the Peruvian weaving culture. Extremely nice woven goods for purchase, though higher priced than markets. Overall quality of goods is top shelf 5*.
Written October 15, 2022
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TheFilmyCouple
Singapore, Singapore247 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Ohhh, we fell in love with this place!!! Originally planned to spend an hour, turned out to be almost half a day! It's totally worth it. The Llamas & Aplacas are so cute that you would wanna take back a bunch of them home :-) This is the most underrated place of interest near Cuzco, and you have to go there to believe it exists. Lot of historical information about the species, and you can watch locals weaving and play with their cute kids. You can also purchase local hand made stuff made from the Llama and Alpaca fur, and also there is a nice cute cafe to hang out. We took public transport which was pretty convenient though on the way back we were standing in the bus. We didnt mind one bit at all, as this was the best high light of our trip to Cuzco (after Machu Picchu of course!) Last word of caution - Preferably go on your own and avoid guided tours, as they will not allow you spend time feeding the Alpacas and Llamas. They will allow you to be here only for few minutes, and you would completely miss the local experience and the feeding and petting experience! You can feed them all for a small tip to the care taker, and he will provide you with bunch of grass that the Llamas and Alpacas love to feed on. Go and explore like a local - especially if you are an animal lover like us :-)
Written November 17, 2018
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Megencita
Marietta, GA59 contributions
Jul 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 cute. You can watch some of the women weaving as well, but ask before you take their picture.
There is no admission fee, but they do request donations. I believe the suggested amount was 15 soles per person.
Tip - don't go with the big tour company that can cost over $75 per person. Take a combi from Cusco or Pisac for 3 soles. Even if you walk through very slowly. The whole tour shouldn't take longer than an hour.

Written July 19, 2016
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Jim_and_Barbie
California706 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
This place was a lot of fun. We got to see (and feed) many different types of Llamas and Alpacas. There were even a few baby Llamas, which were very cute!

We were on a private tour with our guide from Peru For Less, and we got to go inside the pens to feed the Llamas. I’m not sure if everyone gets to go into the pens, or if it was just because we were there with the guide. In any case, it was a lot of fun. You are very popular with the Llamas when you are holding food!

Llamas spit on you when they aren’t happy. Elsewhere in Peru, my son was the lucky recipient of some Llama spit. However, the Llamas here seemed very comfortable with the visitors, and spitting didn’t seem to be an issue at all.

There were also some interesting cultural displays and demonstrations. Local girls were weaving, and there was a display showing how they dye the yarn. Another exhibit showed many of the countless varieties of potatoes that you can find in Peru. One potato was as big as my son’s head, and we called that the Potato-Head variety, although I don’t think that is the real name. ;-)

Not surprisingly, there were also a few gift shops, which included some really high-end Alpaca items. Overall, the shopping was better down in the Pisac Market, but this place had the really fine quality expensive clothing items that we didn’t see at the market.

Allow enough time to enjoy the animals here, but be sure to save a half a day (at least) for the Pisac Market. We thought the Pisac Market was the best shopping in Peru!

Much of the sight-seeing in the Sacred Valley is related to Inka ruins, so it was nice to see something that didn’t involve piles of old rocks. If you are short of time, don’t hesitate to skip some ruins in order to come here. In my opinion, if you are going to see Machu Picchu, then you can consider all other ruins to be optional. There are other interesting things to see and do, like this Llama/Alpaca farm, and the Moras salt ponds.
Written September 3, 2012
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SheilahInChi
Chicago, IL94 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We loved Awana Kancha, one of our first stops in the area upon arrival. Kids and adults loved feeding the llamas, alpacas and vicunas (but, be careful of occasional spitting by naughty animals! Daughter got spit in her eye - yuck!) We really enjoyed taking in the displays of weaving and dyeing and watching the locals demonstrate their work. The shop, as it turns out, was one of the best we were to encounter in Peru entirely if you are interested in buying any textiles...and having looked in both the Sacred Valley and Cusco including at upscale boutiques, I thought the prices were fair! There were also a lot of fun and cute souvenirs to choose from...bit of something for everyone. Loved this place!
Written February 16, 2018
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Jake23
New Jersey6,507 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were able to see llamas and alpacas and learn about their migration to the Americas. By migration I mean Europeans taking them here but their origins lie in the Middle East. This is a quick stop you can feed and take pictures with the animals as well.
Written June 28, 2017
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jfillmore4
Michigan107 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We love animals so this was high on our list of things to do. It's a lot of fun. You can feed the llamas, alpacas and other animals. Plus, take fun pictures. There are also women in colorful outfits demonstrating their work. We bought a nice Christmas ornament in the gift shop. There are donation boxes near the animals to leave a little something if you wish. The bathroom was clean and had toilet paper.
Written June 25, 2017
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CLR
11 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Our guide Rosalio from llamapath took us Awana Kancha and we were very happy he did. We fed llamas, alpacas, etc. There is no entrance fee. They have weaving demonstrations. Our tour guide explained the different types of potatoes and corn. There is a beautiful handcraft store.
Written June 22, 2019
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CatchBooker
New Mills, UK222 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Many Moons ago I visited this charming place on my Tour of Peru and the Amazon (Iquitos) and even though at the time I didn't entirely appreciate it I now look back on it with fondness. I remember it being a lovely sunny day but breezy, you got to feed the Llamas who were/are so docile and lovely with they're big Anime eyes.

The shop at the end had some incredible pieces made of baby Alpaca which were all made by one person by hand and on the Tag it had the name of the person who made it making each item unique and one of a kind, I couldn't afford the $1000 baby Alpaca Poncho which I wanted but bought a baby alpaca table runner for my stepmother for $300 which is still used today, definitely worth visiting.
Written February 22, 2018
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Gerald B
Las Vegas, NV432 contributions
May 2017
One can see the various types of camilids an see the rare vicuna in the diatance. There are various feedstations along the way where one can feed the animals. At the end there is a shop where one can buy good quality baby alpaca throws and shaws. the prices are about 10% higher than in the alpaca shops in Cuzco, but these are the genuine article and the major share of the proceeds go to the artisian who made the product.
Written June 2, 2017
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