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The ruins at Chinchero consist of a series of nested terraces rising up to a plateau upon which sits a church built in the early 1600's. It is a set of enclosures and platforms from the Inca era that were buried for decades in the...More
These are interesting Inca ruins which are impressive with a lovely church built on top. Unfortunately, the church was locked when we visited. The views from the ruins are magnificent. Luckily, we had a guide with us who explained to us the interesting different kinds...More
This is a very interesting town. It is on the way to Ollantaytambo and Urubamba. Here I enjoyed Coca tea served in traditional cups by the local women, free of charge. Don’t be afraid to drink, I did not get sick! The local women will...More
Nice place to visit but do not buy anything! Prices are not clear and when you pay they switch them. We bought something on the car found out that they charge us 30% more. Came back and they keep switching prices trying to make the...More
The church built on the former Inca palace is in itself worth a visit. Shows even local churches in small towns can be full of great art.
The view from the Church over the Inca terraces to the mountains beyond make it an understandable location...More
A very interesting and often omitted archeological stop on the way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Past the church, there are ruins and multiple terraces attributed to the Inca civilization. But most interesting are the various stone cutouts, especially at the Waka Kusilluchayoq -...More
We visited Chinchero with our own guide and got to see the way all the textiles are made as well as visit the terraces and walk through the incredibly well built streets. A very interesting and historical town.
Part of our tour group was the morning spent at Chinchero. Went to coops of the locals where handmade products are produced with alpaca & baby alpaca. The food from the locals was delicious as well, we had empanadas & chima. Our tour guide was...More
We had an authentic Peruvian lunch and attended a demonstration of making textiles from handwoven alpaca wool, naturally dyed from plant, minreals, and insects. Local women sell their handmade items too.
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There will be tour guides available at all site within a 100 miles of Cusco and Ollantaytambo. There are generally no signboards in any of these site. You may buy a tourist book for all sites which will probably do a better... More
There will be tour guides available at all site within a 100 miles of Cusco and Ollantaytambo. There are generally no signboards in any of these site. You may buy a tourist book for all sites which will probably do a better job than hiring guides at every site.