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Trail from Ollantaytambo to Lares.

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Chinchero Weavers worth a detour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

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 married), how many petticoats are underneath some of the skirts, how far the women walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

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 different dye colors from a base color. Live beetles found on cactus were crushed to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

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... More 

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