Machu Picchu: South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018

South America's Leading Tourist Attraction 2018

The most important event of the tourism industry, Word Travel Awards South America, awarded Peru as Best Cultural Destination in South America, Best Culinary Destination in South America and South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018. This last distinction was awarded to Machu Picchu, as determined by experts in the sector and major international media.

Receiving a prize at the “Word Travel Awards” event is similar to getting an “Oscar” award; however, it is important to remember that the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is also one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World and, in addition, throughout this time many publications have placed the citadel in the first places as one of the best destinations tourist.

Why did Machu Picchu get South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018 award?

Represents Ancient Peru

The citadel of Machu Picchu is the most precious jewel of South America and the whole world. If you have the opportunity to travel to this place you will see that it is the best work of the Incas, the same ones who led one of the most transcendental cultures that has existed worldwide. Moreover, such a trip will awaken your interest and curiosity about the customs of Ancient Peru.

It is a place that you can not miss

There are many reasons why you should go to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu at least once. One of them consists in appreciating the architectural beauty that was successfully worked in stone by the engineers of the Inca Empire. In addition, you will observe the excellent location of the citadel and, finally, you will live the adventure of the trip to the citadel.

It is very close to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located in Cusco, a majestic city where you can appreciate the fusion of Inca and colonial architecture. On the other hand, very close to the citadel is located the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which brings together the localities that still keep alive many of their traditions and where the most extraordinary landscapes prevail.

It is a complete experience

As a tourist you need to know that there are different ways to travel to the historic sanctuary: You can buy the ticket to Machu Picchu, get to the citadel living the adventure experience that involves climbing the Huayna Picchu, climb the old mountain of Machu Picchu or complete your walk to the citadel with a visit to the museum if you like history very much.

It has great services

Machu Picchu would not be the best tourist attraction in South America if there were no excellent services that make the trip to the citadel possible. Cusco has a train system that is considered one of the best in the world, great restaurants and hotels of an excellent quality as the Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel, which provides a magnificent stay.

And the good news does not finish because it is known that the winners of the Word Travel Awards South America event will compete in the world edition, which will be held on December 1 in Portugal. It is expected that Machu Picchu and Peru in general, get more recognition. Although the sanctuary has already won the title of one of the best places to visit in Peru.

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