Urubamba Weavers' Route
Urubamba Weavers' Route
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WorldTrippn
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Solo
Most people pass through Urabama on their way to Machu Pichu; but, it is worth staying for several days. The 2nd most important ruins are in the Sacred Valley above the city of Pisac. They are called the "Pisac Ruins". You can take a bus and taxi to get there or hire a driver to take you up to the ruins; but WALK back to the city on the original Inca Trail in the tracks of the Incas. Visit the cemetary in Urabamba city and the ruins behind the cemetary; you can take a "taxi" there for 75 cents. The salt mines are a must as is the agricultural experimental site. You can find information on all these places with a quick Google search. The best Pisco Sour in all of Peru is at the Tambo del Inca which is on the river by the main street that lead into Urabama city.
Written July 29, 2011
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alexfelt
Paris1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I spend a magnificient day.
Far from crowds of tourists, go to the Hotel Las Chulpas and ask for Chalo.
He will put you in contact with a wonderful and kindly women who has ranch, the is the less expensive way to have good horses, paso, and the possibility to discover Morey,Salinas or Puma Huscay with her.
She s near from the people around here and will open your mind on the different cultures of the valley.
Believe me, do it.
Written September 10, 2009
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Ganesh S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates524 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
Urubamba in the sacred valley is something people pass by on their way to Ollantaytambo or Cuzco, but this place is quite an attraction. Very few tourist stay here, which gives one the chance to see a lot of things in the true form. Local people, the culture, the markets including Pisac, seem to be all attractive.
Written December 20, 2013
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willardroad
Catonsville, MD69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Take the time to search this place out and stop. Plan on staying at least 1-2 hours. This is WELL worth your time, if you have even the slightest interest in seeing genuine local crafts and time-honored traditional methods. Marleny, the diminutive President of the cooperative, gives a great presentation on the dying and weaving techniques, and LOVES to get questions.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I come from a weaving family, and my mother is a member of her local Weavers Guild in Michigan. I found it all fascinating – so much so that I called my 83 year old Mother in Ann Arbor and put her on the phone with Marleny! They had a good ol' time, talking about weaving, and Mom says it was one of the highlights of her life.
PRICES: Pretty good, and they are willing to bargain – in fact, if you don't you're silly. The key is to be buying more than one thing at a time – they WILL be flexible. At the same time, you money is going to support women in business, so what's not to love?
VALUE: The hand-woven things there are amazing, as are the silver pieces, the jewelry, the wonderful hats, and so much more. Support local business women! Go here, enjoy the presentation, and get unique gifts you will treasure for a lifetime.
Written April 2, 2018
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Sept 14
Intense Peru found an Incan family of dye makers and weavers to host a special lunch for our group. After touring the salt ponds of Moray which were spectacular and unexpected, we were at Textiles Ayni Ayllu in Chinchero. Multi-generational weavers demonstrated how they spin the alpaca and wool yarn into colorful garments made with natural dyes. Maria Elena and Francisca did the commentary while our guide Jimmy translated. We saw deep red dye ingredient from pressing a parasite on the local cactus. Other colors were extracted from plants and flowers.
After the demonstration we moved to the dining room and sat at a long table. We had vegetable soup, chicken, fish, potatoes, and mixed fresh fruit. But the piece de resistance was the roasted cui, a la brasa, shown to us before the crispy skin was removed. Everything was so special. Best in home-cooking and for only US$15/pp and tip. Apparently, the head is the best part--ask Alexandro, the driver.
Your itinerary needs to have a home-stay lunch like this one. Ah, the memories!
Written October 6, 2015
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Heddy G
Malvern, PA589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful time seeing how the weaving is done and how they make the different colors. Lots available for purchase also.
Written June 2, 2019
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Margaret635
Las Vegas, NV39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
We stopped twice in Chinchero to see the weavers, their wool and handmade products. They're always happy to demonstrate the coloring of the wool and to bring in wool if you're a knitter. We went back to buy some wool they brought to the shop in 1 kg skeins for me. Buying Alpaca and baby Alpaca in the Sacred Valley is a lifelong memory that will live on in the gifts I knit (although it did add 4 kg to our luggage weight). My daughter bought a beautiful tapestry for her college room.
Written October 20, 2016
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Cassie Chichester
Richmond, VA1,774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed the authentic Peruvian experience here, seeing how traditional textiles are woven with blends of llama and alpaca fur. I visited the Ccaccaccollo Weaving Co Op with G Adventures tour. I purchased a few nice scarves for me and my Mom.

Wonderful way to spend the day.
Written August 27, 2018
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waverider681
Detroit, MI662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
We knew we were off to a great start when we were greeted by a baby llama and alpaca, which we were free to pet and take photos with. So cute! Next, we were presented with small mugs of complimentary coca tea and promptly seated for a presentation on the creation and dying processes of the wool. We learned about how weaving is an integral part of the local indigenous culture and some of the meanings behind their patterns as well. The women were extremely kind and open to answering all of our questions. Afterwards, we had time to shop, but I was a bit deterred by the persistence and pushy nature of the sellers. At least I knew that purchases here were money well spent as it was supporting the cooperative.
Written April 8, 2018
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G N
Rockville, MD18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I was at Urubamba valley 15 years ago, an I am very impress of the progress without disturb the beauty of the place. We got a house at the valley(Airb&b) for a decent price with a person who cook for us, natural and healthy food. My kids, 12 y.o twins really enjoy the staying there.
Written March 27, 2018
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