Feeding Alpacas near Cusco at Awana Kancha
The morning of day 2 we met our lovely guide Victoria who also happens to own Crossing Andes which is the company we booked our Peruvian adventure through. We clicked right away! Vicky had a few activities in store for this day but it was to begin was a basket full of van snacks! Hello, yes please and thank you! Off to a great start!
Awana Kacha is a great place for furry friends!
We had a great time learning the differences between the different animals and also fighting for their attention as we fed them. These little guys were so very cute and honestly quite happy to see us!
Local Quechua women were weaving textiles which was fun to see and a nice suggestion so close to the gift shop! The gift shop here was beautiful, we thought since this was our first stop subsequent gift shops would be as nice and that is something we were wrong about. We didn’t buy anything here but regretted it later in the trip. If you’re looking for textiles or high quality authentic Peruvian memories I’d recommend taking a better look here. Since we didn’t buy anything we didn’t look at prices but everything looked high quality.
Another perk of Awana Kacha, real western style toilets! Take advantage when you stop here cause there are lots of Incan toilets the rest of our trip.
Colors and Cultures of Cusco, You can read all about that here.
- Visit Awana Kancha’s Website
- Western Toilets in Gift Shop.
- Hire Crossing Andes and they can include this in your itinerary.
More Peruvian Fun Below:
Beginning Altitude Acclimation at Saqsaywaman
Exploring the Colors and Cultures of Cusco
Mountain Biking Through the Peruvian Countryside
Salt Mines of the Sacred Valley
So you want to hike for 4 days straight? Inca trail Days 1 and 2 baby!
Keep Hiking On! Inca Trail Days 3 and 4!
Visiting One of the New Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu!
Don’t Stop, Keep Hiking Higher – Huayna Picchu
A Night Under the Stars at the Skylodge
The Gateway to the Inca Trail – Ollantaytambo
Rainbow Mountains, a Colorful Day Trip!
A Child’s Dream, a Trip to Monkey Island – Peruvian Amazon
Peruvian Amazon, a “Relaxing” End to a Great Trip
Land and Water, Tambopata and Lago Sandoval – Peruvian Amazon
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