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Cusco with Kids: an Amazing Visit to Sacred Valley – Chincheros with kids

Cusco – Peru with kids – Chincheros

Our first stop exploring the Sacred Valley was an amazing visit to Chincheros with the kids. Chincheros is well known for its great artisans. It is located in Urubamba before Moray and Mara’s Salt Pond’s

The first thing you want to know about Chincheros it is that is a small town close to Cuzco. It has great artisans that have created beautiful textiles since the Inca’s time.

Second, I highly recommend it for kids. They are great weaving centers and local women gave us a great educational show. They explained the Inca’s process of getting colors from plants in English and Spanish in a very entertained way. You can watch the video here. scroll down

Cusco with kids
Just leaving Cusco you started getting the beautiful view of Sacred Valley
peru with kids: our way to chicheros
There was still some snow on the mountains

Peru with kids: Chincheros' view

Cusco with kids
Leaving Cusco
Leaving the city behind
Cusco with kids
Kantu the artesian place we visit

Once there you get inside and find this little ginny pig house where they raised them. The kids were able to see them, they are kind of cute.

Chincheros with kids
they have ginny pigs
Peru for kids
They are adorable
My kids love them

Next, we are greeting by the artesian and proceed to seat down.

Artisans ladies are so friendly and entertaining!

They provide us with some coca tea

We can find on the display what plant belongs to a specific color. It was wonderful and educational to see where they come from. I feel this visit was very educational for the kids.

Basically, they ground in a mortar the desired color. Once they get the sheep wool they watched and make it boiled together with the desired color.

love the colors

The kids were able to see all the process while the artesian explained

After they get the colors. They show us the waiving process

 

amazing artisans

Have fun!

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Kimberley

    Very interesting read and your photos are great!

  2. Leah Frances

    Omg! The guine pig house is all the things!!

  3. Nina | Lemons and Luggage

    Looks so interesting, though people eat guinea pigs in Peru, so not so cute…

  4. Haha never mind kids, I’m 27 and this looks amazing to me too hahaha. Sounds like an amazing experience.

  5. What an interesting read! I’d like to go to Peru one day, so I’m pinning this for future reference! 🙂

  6. Aryanne Padilha

    Been to Peru many times but have never visited Cusco. I hear many great things about the views and people. Great job, beautiful photos too!

  7. I visited Cusco in my late twenties, but I would have loved visiting when I was younger, too! All of those colors would have been just magical (and I probably would have blown my allowance on llama souvenirs!).

  8. Pauline Chicart

    This looks so interesting! I love the culture and everything looks so beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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