Machu Picchu has been declared the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction; and for the 7th consecutive year it also placed Peru as the Leading Culinary Destination on the Planet. All these took place in the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards.

This event is compared to the “Tourism Oscar” and this year it was held in Portugal, where Peru was awarded with the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction and World’s Leading Culinary Destination awards.

Unforgettable moments at the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards

The jurors were expert critics, international tourists and world-renowned opinion leaders. They consider different aspects to choose the world’s leading tourist destinations.

The winners are chosen through an online vote, where businessmen, professionals and travel experts in tourism voted for Machu Picchu and Peru, over multiple destinations in the 5 continents.

Thus, Machu Picchu, Cusco, was in the eyes of the world and the most prestigious international media.

Machu Picchu, will continue being the world’s leading tourist attraction

The citadel of Machu Picchu was declared Wonder of the World on July 7, 2007, and since then it has remained one of the most amazing tourist destinations in the world.

Machu Picchu is located on the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 2430 meters above sea level. It was a place where the sun god was worshipped and astronomical events were observed.

In the citadel you can appreciate beautiful terraces and fortified walls, accompanied by a beautiful view of the Andean Mountains. An architectural masterpiece!

Its stunning construction has impacted millions of tourists, and is considered an energy center.

You may also find interesting the following article:

Machu Picchu: Discover its most important attractions

Discovering more wonders of the world in Peru

Currently, Peru is also well known for its infinite archaeological heritage, museums, natural reserves, Andean landscapes, among other tourist attractions.

Furthermore, more wonders of Peru are still to be discovered. Among them are the Waqrapukara, Espinar, and the Suykutambo canyon (a place that potentially will turn into the capital of adventure sports in Peru).

Do you want to travel to Cusco or to trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? We invite you to discover Peru through the best personalized tours. Contact us and we will be glad to help you.

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