Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $121.00

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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

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

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Cusco hotels
Departure Time:
9am
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Awana Kancha and San Blas Tour from Cusco

Catedral de Cusco

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees to Cusco Catedral, Sacsayhuaman and Korikancha
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jaclyn N, USA, July 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!

Reviewed by: rajvindersuneet b, July 2014

Missed it. Got sick. :(