Expectations of the communities

Confronted with negative situations such as the decline of fishing, micro-fragmentation of arable land due to land sharing among descendents, increased migration mainly among young people, etc., population groups living near the Titicaca Lake are viewing community tourism as an opportunity of local economic development.

Community tourism involves a process of valorization, historical recovery, research, conservation and protection of the lake natural and cultural heritage. In community tourism, communities find the opportunity to develop their cultural identity grounded in the place they were born and live, in harmony with Mother Earth and together with their close ones while avoiding unwanted migrations and at the same time strengthening their wisdoms, customs and way of living thanks to exchanges with potential national and international visitors.