12 families still preserve their traditional costumes and we visited one of them and they showed us the ancestral way they process wool and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Chincero is building an international airport, so if you are on your way to Machu Picchu, this would be a little closer than coming from Cusco.
As a burgeoning weaver, visiting the weaving cooperative in Chinchero was an outstanding experience. We had a demonstration including washing the wool, learning about the natural dyes, seeing the wool spun, learning about the warping process, and watching hand-controlled back-strap weaving. The women were very talented, welcoming, and friendly. It was great to see their skill and to be able... 更多
The terraces are beautiful and quite big; try to see it on google earth before going there to get an idea of the size and shapes. Most curious is the church at the top; it makes an interesting mix of two opposite cultures. The took a day trip from Cusco to Chinchero, then Moray, then Ollantaytambo, stopping there for the... 更多
This place is the road of the Inka rainbows, Chinchero a nice Inka and Colonial town, we can find traditional Andes people wearing the colorful rd Ponchos, also the Inka temples are amazing.
This place has a very friendly staff at the weaving exhibit. It was friendly and informative. The goods were of good quality and they bargained well. The ruins near by were interesting and presented well. It is definitely worth a trip if you are traveling near the Sacred Valley.
Ate a bit of guinea pig. Must be an acquired taste. The lunch was really good however, especially the quinoa soup. After the dancing and singing, when we tried to blow the conch horn - much laughing - the ladies explained the washing of the wool, the dyeing, showing samples of the plants used, and then the weaving. Then we... 更多
Tour diversion on route from Cusco to Sacred Valley. Visit to Chinchero, but particularly to local community and demonstration of wool dyeing. I never knew so much colour existed in plants and insects, and its amazing that these traditional skills are still practiced. Long may it continue. Locally-produced garments seem to be priced at only 20% of prices charged for... 更多
Nice Quechua ruins with a beautiful colonial church on top; the frescos on the church's walls are not so well preserved, but they look beautiful because of their genuineness. Be certain to visit one of the shops in town were local women will show how they clean and dye wool to create awesome clothes.
I loved learning about how the textiles were made. The demonstration was excellent - outlining the steps from washing to dying, to spinning and then weaving. Appreciated the explanation of the symbols in the weaving.
Chinchero was our first stop at a high altitude spot after we left Lima. I had to catch myself from tumbling over by grabbing a small tree branch for stability. It's amazing how the higher altitude affects us. We visited a small market where five or so women demonstrated how they produce different colors for the wool they spin and... 更多
Chinchero is starting to get quite touristy and overpriced due to the sheer number of package travelers that descend into the town daily on their way to the Sacred Valley. It's a good option if you know where to go but any originality left in the town is gone. The views of the ruins can be spectacular in the morning... 更多
The little village of Chinchero is at an altitude of 12,000 feet above sea level and the Incan ruins and seventeenth-century Spanish colonial church are on a hill above the village. You may find yourself a bit out of breath, but climb those flights of stone steps past the row of souvenir shops to the church plaza. Take a step... 更多
We loved this little village - we visited on a Sunday for the market which had very few tourists but lots of local colour! Definitely recommend. The little colonial church is wonderful - we fell in love with the ornate painted ceiling which was stunning. On the same site is the remains of some Inca ruins and stunning views of... 更多
We stopped at Chinchero market and listened to and watch the ladies explain how they take wool and turn it into all these marvelous textiles. We were so drawn in, we went on an incredible shopping trip and the ladies were so nice to ship it directly to the US for us. Between the two of us, we bought one... 更多