"Yuraq Quirucha" - Project to Promote Dental Health
The "Yuraq Quirucha" project for dental health promotion has been implemented since 2017, with the Quechua slogan meaning "WHITE TEETH."
The main objective of this project is to encourage health and dental hygiene among children from various communities in Cusco and raise awareness about its importance.
As part of this initiative, Salkantay Trekking provides each child with a toothbrush and dental floss while the accompanying dentists dynamically demonstrate the structure of teeth to the children, teach them how to brush properly, and provide information about good eating habits.
All activities are carried out with the collaboration of the company's members, including clowns who help interact with the children and make the experience fun and educational. Some of the campaigns that have been carried out are:
Salkantay Trekking travel agency, in coordination with Clínica Medical Cusco and the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism, visited the Quehuar Alto community in the Quiquijana district.
In coordination with Clínica Medical Cusco and the Latin American Spanish Academy, the Salkantay Trekking travel agency visited the town of Kcauri in the district of Ccatca, province of Quispicanchi.
In coordination with Clínica Medical Cusco, the Salkantay Trekking travel agency visited Patabamba in Coya, province of Calca, sensitizing more than 200 children.
What makes these trips different?
We believe that a vacation should be more than a hotel room, a flight and a rental car. It should be more than the sum of its parts. We also believe a challenge can help you grow and a trip can stir the soul. We create journeys worth taking - for the traveler, for the host and for the world.