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Chinchero – 1 Day Travel

Tour

Information

Chinchero is one of the few towns in the region that is higher than Cusco (12,500 ft (3,800 m)) and so make sure you are acclimated before walking around. You must have a boleto turistico to enter the Chinchero ruins and church. This ticket covers 14 sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and costs S/70 for one day, or S/130 for ten days (Mar 2018).

The people that live in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (81.49%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.95% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).

An important textile center in the Sacred Valley, it provides sustainable income and work for many living in the town.

Highlights

  • The ruins at Chinchero are a series of nested terraces rising up to a plateau upon which sits a church built in the early 1600s.
  • The elaborately frescoed 19th-century church is also worth a peek.

Duration

1 Day: Incorporate a visit to Chinchero as part of a tour through the Sacred Valley and discover textile traditions that date back centuries.

Location

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James