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Sustainable Tourism in Cusco

Sustainable tourism is a very important part of trekking.

But what does it actually mean? It is more of a concept of respect for the valley. It can’t really be quantified. However there are certain principles that we can describe as examples.

  • Conservation of biological and cultural diversity
  • Sustainable use of ecological resources (should have a minimal I impact)
  • Support for local economies through increased local revenue, jobs for local populations, and use of local supplies and services thus helping communities to rise their standards of life.
  • Community empowerment by sharing participation in management local ecotourism activities
  • Increased environmental and cultural awareness which further encourages the local population to preserve its environment.
  • Being considerate of Peru’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
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