Urubamba Valley
Urubamba, in Peru's Sacred Valleys Unsplash.com/Silvia Fang

Thanks to its cultural and natural diversity, as well as its millennia-old history and colonial landscapes, Peru has been named the best international destination by the Spanish publication Viajes National Geographic.

It was the readers of Viajes National Geographic who bestowed this prestigious recognition upon Peru in the second edition of their awards for the best tourism destinations.

Viajes National Geographic states on its website that readers and survey participants have singled out the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and the Sacred Valleys as the standout tourist attractions of this South American country.

Cuzco, Peru
Cuzco, Peru Unsplash.com/Robert Russell

Peru surpassed international tourism heavyweights including Egypt, Colombia, Morocco, and Uzbekistan.

In addition to the imposing and ancient Machu Picchu, Viajes National Geographic highlights the Sacred Valley of the Incas, featuring towns such as Chincheros, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Maras Moray. Similarly, the former capital of the Inca empire, Cuzco, offers travelers colonial attractions like the San Pedro Market, its Plaza de Armas, its cathedral, and countless narrow streets that reflect its diverse heritage.

Among the Viajes NG Awards 2024, readers also recognized destinations such as New York City as the best city in the world, the Anantara Palazzo Naiadi in Rome as the best hotel, and KLM as the best airline.

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