Tourism is one of the most important economic factors in Peru, so it has developed different branches that suit the needs of each visitor among them are ecotourism, adventure tourism, rural community tourism, among others.
Each branch has developed its own way of entertaining the visitor, each one being a completely unique experience when visiting Peru.
Rural community tourism in Peru is an activity that is developed in a planned and sustainable manner, where the inhabitants of each locality are organized to provide a unique experience for the tourist. This activity is a great benefit not only for the visitor, but also for the local people who receive the tourist, giving especially women a more prominent role within their own community, ensuring that there is a new level of equality, empowering the female role in economic activities that help their community grow.
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Community-based rural tourism, also known as CRT, is a new tourism modality that imposes as a major attraction the coexistence with the most remote communities of Peru, where the villagers are the main hosts of the visiting tourists.
The experience lies in being part of the lifestyle that takes place in the community that hosts the visitor, sharing their traditions, customs, being part of the daily activities while enjoying the contact with nature, gastronomy and landscapes that these places offer.
This new tourism proposal also arises as a sustainable tourism in which through training to the inhabitants of the communities, help to preserve the values and ancestral knowledge that little by little are being lost over time. This is also favorable for the communities since tourism becomes a new factor of economic growth, improving the lifestyle and quality of life of the inhabitants, thus avoiding the great displacement and migration to the big cities.
Rural community-based tourism is very important because it provides three major benefits to the communities that practice it
The local government provides training in customer service and tourism management, such as lodging services, restaurants and trade of their own handicrafts such as textiles and ceramics.
Peru has registered around 9 thousand rural communities throughout its territory, however, it should be noted that not all of them practice the TRC, so before making your trip, consult with your travel consultant about the options you have to coexist with these communities. Below is a list with suggestions of native communities to practice TRC:
While it is true that many of these communities have come to improve the quality of their homes thanks to the influx of tourists, do not forget that rural areas of Peru are characterized by the simplicity of their buildings, so while it is true that you will not find the great luxury that city hotels offer, rest assured that the warmth and friendliness of the people who will give you accommodation in their homes compensates greatly for the deficiencies of luxury and comfort.