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Awana Kancha, Cusco
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Pick up a unique souvenir at Awana Kancha, where you can purchase products made from alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuna camels. See how locals use hair from these animals to create everything from mittens to blankets, and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing methods. A family-friendly destination, this "Palace of Weaving" remains one of the best places to shop for quality products that make great souvenirs and gifts. Work out when and for how long to visit Awana Kancha and other Cusco attractions using our handy Cusco travel itinerary planner.
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  • You'll see them around the Sacred Valley roaming freely, but Awana Kancha puts alpaca, llama, vicuna, and guanacos in close quarters so we can see the similarities and differences of these camelids. T...  more »
  • The best place to learn how to obtain the alpaca wool baby and the process of how fiber is painted and ancestral manual process that follows to complete in a blanket, poncho, loom, unkuna, individual, traditional scarf. What I liked most is that it is a project private recupero ancestral tissues, also colors and recovery plants dyeing of different communities.
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  • A good short stop to grab some air ( thin as it is !) - go to the loo and get to see some cute animals with the necessary shop to buy anything woollen! 
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  • Took a s/3 bus trip heading toward Pisaq and got off early at Awana Kancha. First thing when we walked in a nice gentleman came up and asked us of we would like a guide. We said no and he kindly let us proceed pointing us in the direction of the museum first. The museum is nicely set up and has the history and culture of Alpacas and Llamas in Spanish and English. The gentleman who asked to be our guide popped back up and was a pleasant surprise as he narrated the history as we went along in the museum (I think he also showed us around because a lot of items on display are in the open and it was an extra security measure). Regardless he was awesome. Afterwards we fed the Alpacas and Llamas, took the typical selfies and went into the gift shop and bought s/20 worth of souvenirs as guilt purchases as the ranch survives completely off shop sales and donations. (Nobody was pushy about donations or purchases) The items in the gift shop were the most authentic, but also the most expensive items I saw in Peru. Definitely worth a stop! *Side note: cost us s/50 to get back to Cusco by taxi, but our lack of patients for a combi and lack of Peruvian negotiating skills may have played a role in that price.
  • Basically a zoo with indigenous animals ... llama, vicuna, alpaca. They have grass stalks available so you can feed the animals. Was fun to see.
  • Cool but mostly a tourist trap
  • Nice place to see Llamas up close and personal. Extremely overpriced stores however...
  • Well worth the time to see up close the ancient art of Peruvian weaving.