Peru’s northern territory has been ranked number three of the top ten regions to travel to in the world, according to the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019 publication. Other notable regions include Italy’s Piamonte, the Catskills in the United States, and Normandy in France, among others.
Expert travelers, authors, editors, and members of the Lonely Planet travel community were in charge of evaluating the recommendations and experiences that each of these destinations have to offer before deciding on the ten finalists.
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Bailey Freeman, editor of South American destinations for Lonely Planet, highlighted the Kuelap Fortress and its aerial connectivity in the final published segment, stating that “Peru’s north is a place full of contrasting geography and historic sites. The new cable car at the spectacular Kuelap Fortress, and the increase in flights to this area from Lima have made this region easier to visit than ever before.”
According to the Lonely Planet Guide’s “Best in Travel” list, which brings together the recommended, indispensible destinations that all travelers should visit, Peru’s north – specifically the Amazon region – will become an internationally relevant and coveted destination in 2019.
“The north of Peru is a collection of superlatives, home to some of the oldest cultures on the continent and some of the most untamed landscape in the world (…), making 2019 the perfect moment to visit this unjustly under-explored region,” explains the recognized travel guide’s published list.
Left photo: Archivo Achamaqui / Right photo: Michell León
It is worth noting that Peru’s northern region trumped many magical places across the globe, like the Red Centre semi-desert in Australia, the Scottish highlands and islands, and the wine country in Chile’s Elqui River Valley – among many other famous corners of the world.
It is not the first time that the Kuelap Fortress is globally recognized. It was also chosen as one of the “coolest” destinations in the world by The Wall Street Journal in its list of the best places to visit in 2018. In addition, Kuelap was granted the best Overseas Attraction (Far & Away) by the readers of the National Geographic Traveller Magazine in the United Kingdom. As if that weren’t enough, The New York Times also honored Kuelap, naming it one of the ‘52 Places to go in 2018.’
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