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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...More
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...More
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...More
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....More
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...More
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...More
There is a women's collective where the entire process of producing, cleaning, dyeing and weaving the yarns into beautiful products is shown right before you. You also will learn more about the culture of the women, what one/two braids means versus many braids (unmarried versus...More
In Chincheros there is a woman's cooperative of weavers. There we met several weavers and they demonstrated their weaving techniques and how they prepare the wool. The most interesting part was learning about how they only use natural dyes and seeing them make the many...More
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...More