The indigenous communities of Willoc and Patacancha are inhabited by descendants of the Incas (the Huayruros) who still conserve and give value to their customs, traditions, language and their art that maintain as a living culture. These communities are surrounded by beautiful landscapes with a mountainous nature and architectural elements such as terraces and houses built of adobe and Andean roofs. Its inhabitants characterized with an intense red and black dress that dominate in their colorful ponchos, their "chullos" (caps) decorated with beads, buttons, embroidered "monteras" (hat), ribbons, woven in this way continue their tradition. To reach these communities you can take a collective transport that leaves from Ollantaytambo or you can also hire a private transport. The journey to reach one of the indigenous communities is 50 minutes crossing beautiful landscapes.
These communities are dedicated to making textiles composed of color and life in each of them highlighting their balls, looms, pots with boiling dyes, dye plants, raw fibers. All this draws attention to the way in which they process their work material for their textiles. The commercialization of these textiles are the source of income for their family and their community.
Travelers who appreciate the quality of Andean art can visit these communities to buy some pieces of excellent clothing, very peculiar and authentic of the place.
These communities live off also of experiential tourism where travelers can share with them their customs, art, traditions, the inhabitants will be happy to welcome them and make them feel at home.