Awanakancha Textile Center And Qorikancha Ruins From Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Cusco hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover Peruvian culture on a half-day tour from Cusco to the Awana kancha textile center. Begin with a visit to Cusco's Temple of the Sun as well as the impressive Cathedral. Then take a look into the culture and craftsmanshipof weaving at Awana kancha, which translates directly to Palace of Weaving. After seeing how the furs from alpacas, llamas, vicuas and guanacos are made into textiles, conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your downtown Cusco hotel, visit the Coricancha, also known as the 'Temple of the Sun,' built under the orders of Inca Pachactec (1438-1471) and used as a base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. Learn from your guide how the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshiped during the Inca Empire, and how the temple's walls were fully covered with gold sheets and the courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas.

Head to the Cathedral, the most impressive building on the Main Square. Hear how the Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered the extraction and transportation of thousands of stones from the Sacsayhuamn fortress for the Cathedral's construction, which took nearly a century to complete. Then visit Sacsayhuamn, built in the 15th century with megalithic blocks. The transportation and erection of the blocks continue to be a fascinating mystery.

Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes, and explore Puka Pukara, also known as the Red Fortress. Presumably used for military purposes, see the complex's many rooms, squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls and towers with your guide.

Finally, reach Awana Kancha (en route to Pisac), after a scenic trip to the valley. See the farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Awana Kancha

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

It is important to inform us the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jul-2015

    Great tour - we ended up being the only people on this tour and had a highly personalized experience. Seeing and feeding the llamas and alpacas was a major plus!

  • 16-Jul-2014

    Missed it. Got sick. :(