Peru: Discover why it's the Best International Destination of 2024


For the second consecutive year, Peru has clinched the title of “Best International Destination” at the 2024 National Geographic Traveler Readers' Awards, outshining renowned competitors like Egypt and Morocco.

This accolade highlights the country's cultural and natural wealth, along with a diverse tourism offering that ranges from the vibrant capital of Lima to the mystical region of Cusco. Discover the top 5 reasons why Peru was chosen as the “Best International Destination” in 2024:


Peru’s capital, Lima, is not only the country's culinary heart, recognized worldwide for its innovative cuisine, but it also serves as a strategic base for exploring nearby natural and architectural wonders like the Nazca Lines. Lima’s historic center, with its rich colonial heritage and the bohemian Barranco district, captures the essence of both tradition and modernity.

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Historic Center of Lima. @Cristian Loayza

Cusco and the Sacred Valley:

The former capital of the Inca Empire offers a gateway to marvels like Machu Picchu, which National Geographic praises not only for its architectural beauty but also for the spiritual and historical experience it provides. The Sacred Valley, with its quaint villages and archaeological sites, promises a deep dive into Inca culture.

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Moray, Sacred Valley in Cusco

Puno and Lake Titicaca:

In the south, Puno affords views of the stunning Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, and cultural destinations like Taquile Island, known for its sustainable tourism and vibrant indigenous community.

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Puno, Lake Titicaca. @Joao Aguilar


Known as the “White City,” Arequipa is celebrated for its stunning white sillar stone architecture and the majestic Colca Canyon. The city stands as a testament to Peru’s history and natural grandeur.

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Route of sillar in Arequipa. @Sergio Benavides

Peruvian Amazon:

A biodiversity sanctuary offering everything from jungle adventures to profound cultural encounters with indigenous communities.

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Peruvian Amazon. @Nando Freitas

This distinction from National Geographic, which emphasizes the diversity and authenticity of the experiences Peru offers, ensures that the country remains a favored destination for travelers seeking adventure, culture, history, and nature all in one place.

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