Mundo Alpaca Arequipa

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Mundo Alpaca Arequipa
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Live the Alpaca experience and know the tradition, process, and history of its fibre and the wonderful textile industry of the Andes. Additionally, visit our new pre-Columbian textile museum and discover the beginnings of this wonderful art.
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Roland R
New York City, NY21 contributions
Nov. 2021
Good staff and hight quality products.

We bought some gloves and blankets for the family in new york, definitly a diverce place!
Written 9 November 2021
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Thank you for your visit and your kind words! We hope you enjoy our products. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.
Written 11 November 2021
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nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland34 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The shop has a great choice of very high quality clothes. The visit is free, but watch out with the llamas, we were there 3min and got eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Written 26 October 2021
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Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoy the visit. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.
Written 11 November 2021
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OnnoBecker
Amed, Indonesia24 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Nice and free tour where you lern a lot of textil production and culture. Definetly recommend going here!
Written 6 March 2020
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Robin P
Sydney, Australia362 contributions
Oct. 2019
A visit to this Textile “Factory” is a must. A brisk 10 minute walk from central Arequipa, it comprises 1) outside area with one Llama and several Alpacas who are clearly used to visitors and being fed a branch or two – they were gorgeous. 2) A “museum” which provides a pictorial with text history of the life of alpaca wool – from animal to garment as well as textile machinery 4) an Art Gallery and 5) weavers at work (although not on the day I visited).
Farmers shear the animals once a year, wool is sent to specialist women who sort by color, quality, then grade it, etc. Vicuna were almost wiped out and now only 600,000 of them remain. In addition, they are very skittish and can only be clipped by hand with scissors by the farmer they know. If a Vicuna freaks, it can just drop dead, hence the very expensive cost of very rare garments made from Vicuna. 3) The Boutique (a shopper’s heaven!). I bought wool for a knitter friend, bookmarks (which support the local people), Shawl and T-shirts for other friends and a lovely colourful baby alpaca jumper for myself which must be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Loved this place, the animals in particular! and being a Sunday it was not crowded and service second to none.
Entry is free and it is open Mon-Fri 8:30 – 6:30pm, 9am–6:30pm on Saturdays and 9am- 5:30pm on Sundays.
Written 9 February 2020
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Nora R
Arequipa, Peru24 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
Loved this little place, the staff were very welcoming, we had a chance to feed the baby alpaca and see the whole process of how a sweater is made. There’s also a gorgeous small museum featuring weavings a from different communities, Wari etc. It’s free and the perfect place for a bit of learning for the kids.
Written 9 February 2020
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LMarsh
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
We happened upon Mundo Alpaca. We were warmly greeted and guided through the property. The tour began in a shop so we knew buying items was probably the goal. Marjorie was our guide and never gave us any pressure. She told us all about the alpaca and llama and let us feed them. We enjoyed learning about the process of creating items and the history. It was a great experience!
Written 26 January 2020
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CestLeVie
Penrith, Australia308 contributions
Dec. 2019
As someone who has been in Peru for a bit of time i thought that this was a little bit of a let down.
There is an opportunity to see llamas closer than normal (if they are not sheltering in the shade) and an exhibit on the wool and production but it seems like the main draw and focus is the clothing available for sale.
I suspect that this is a popular spot for day trippers or tour groups but for an independent traveller i saw little value.
I was in and out within 30 minutes since i had no desire to purchase clothing or souvenirs.
Written 19 January 2020
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Lucie P
St. Catharines, Canada75 contributions
Jan. 2020
We really enjoyed our tour, very informative. Yes, there is a shop, but nobody puts pressure to buy. My husband was very interested by the old machines of the manufacturing process. Try the piña juice at the coffee shop: delicious! The tour is done in less than an hour, worth a stop.
Written 16 January 2020
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Emily H
8 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Cute, well put together free stop. See the animals, learn the differences in their wool, see a traditional weaver in action, and check out their museum for a little history. No reason not to stop in.
Written 27 December 2019
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Thank you for the feedback and beautiful review. We are glad you had a great time.
Written 14 January 2020
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milotales7
Sydney, Australia47 contributions
Oct. 2019
We really enjoyed our visit here with family. We learnt about the differences between alpacas, llamas and Vicuna. We saw alpacas and llamas there and had a chance to feed them - very cute! Found out about the process of making textiles. There was a 'high class' textile shop there but there was no obligation or pressure to buy anything - very beautiful items. The highlight was the new museum - we learnt a lot about the different eras of local history and how that impacted on textiles. Very interesting and well explained. Everyone at Mundo Alpaca was very professional and friendly.
Written 7 November 2019
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Thank you for the feedback and beautiful review. We are glad you had a great time.
Written 14 January 2020
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