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According to historians, the people of Willoq, with their traditional red ponchos and shawls, are the direct descendants of the last rulers of imperial Cusco, and remain today one of the Andean communities least affected by Western influence. The Willoq community is also well known for its weavers and the quality of its textiles - still a product of patience, knowledge and the skilled weaver. The primitive back strap loom, unaltered for centuries, is still used to weave even the finest textiles.

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in and around Cusco
What to do in and around Cusco

Pisac & Ollantaytambo ruins

Pisac and Ollantaytambo are large Inca archaeological site, once two of the most important centres of the region.

Chinchero, Moray, & Maras Salt ponds

Visit Inca ruins, textiles workshops, local markets and the salt ponds of the Sacred Valley.

Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Travel to Machu Picchu in ultimate style, on-board the luxury Hiram Bingham train, modelled on 1920s Pullman cars.

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