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Awana Kancha, Cusco

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Gift & Specialty Shop Shopping
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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  • This is somewhat like a petting zoo. The park has Llamas, Guanaco, Vicuña, and Alpaca which you can feed and pet if the animals let you. There's lots of animal information, plus costumed locals demons...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • This was recommended to us by our hotel front office staff while booking a day Taxi to the sacred valley.. I did not know what to expect and was pleased! The museum was concise and informative. We lov...  more »
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  • Great place to see the dyeing of Alpaca wools and even feed one. There are goods to buy but they are pricey compared to what you can buy in the market squares of most local towns
  • Basically a zoo with indigenous animals ... llama, vicuna, alpaca. They have grass stalks available so you can feed the animals. Was fun to see.
  • 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.
  • Well worth the time to see up close the ancient art of Peruvian weaving.
  • Cool but mostly a tourist trap