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  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Spend a morning discovering a little Peruvian culture on a half-day tour from Cusco to the Awana Kancha textile center and the quaint, historic district of San Blas. Instead of a pressured shopping trip, this tour provides a window into the culture and craftsmanship of weaving at Awana Kancha, which translates directly to ‘Palace of Weaving’ -- an accurate name for this textile capital. After seeing how the furs from alpacas and llamas, and their relatives, vicuñas and guanacos, are made into textiles, head to San Blas to wander the streets of this historic neighborhood and tour Cusco’s oldest parish church. 

Highlights

  • Tour of Cusco's Awana Kancha textile center and historic San Blas district
  • Learn about the different types of llama and other animal furs used to make textiles
  • Purchase beautiful handmade textiles
  • Visit San Blas and tour the oldest parish church in Cusco
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included in a luxury air-conditioned van

What You Can Expect

Awana Kancha and San Blas Tour from Cusco

Arco de Santa Clara, Cusco

Before or after your visit to Machu Picchu, explore more of Cusco on this morning tour to the Awana Kancha textile center and the historic neighborhood of San Blas. 

In a city known for its various types of native llamas, Awana Kancha produces one-of-a-kind textiles made from their fur. See the process the llamas and other animals, including alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, go through to produce these luxurious textiles, and purchase any that catch your eye. The vicuña and guanaco are prized for their fiber - the vicuña being Peru's national animal and the guanaco's fiber being compared to cashmere.

Next, travel to San Blas, a quaint, historic barrio (district) in central Cusco. Wander through its narrow cobblestone streets that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, admire the colorful ancient architecture and stroll in and out of the shops. San Blas is also home to the oldest parish church in Cusco, which you can tour with your guide.

After exploring San Blas, your guide will escort you in your air-condition van back to your hotel in Cusco around noon.
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