Machu Picchu, destination Top of Dream 2018

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After three weeks of competition and four stages of online voting, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was crowned Destination Top of Dream 2018, winning in the contest to famous tourist sites such as the Swiss Alps, Paris, Greece, the region of Tuscany and the Galapagos Islands, in Ecuador. The award, which was awarded for the first time, was sponsored by Virtuoso Travel Dream Tournament, a network of the best luxury travel agencies in the United States with more than 17,500 advisers worldwide. The announcement, made through the Virtuoso Life blog, states that “the Inca citadel of the fifteenth century is a worthy champion, with its imposing green mountains, dazzling labyrinths, squares, terraces and temples. Whether you choose to train it or walk to this mystical city, Machu Picchu definitely deserves the status of your dream trip. ” With the new prize, contended in the last round with New Zealand, the legendary site is shown to the world as one of its essential destinations on the agenda of the most demanding travelers. This adds, in addition, to other distinctions won in recent years, such as the new wonder of the modern world and more recently, in 2017, the most popular South American tourist attraction in the social network Instagram. About the latter, the travel company On the Go Tours picked up in a report that Machu Picchu is ranked 12th as one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the world and the hashtag #MachuPicchu has been used 743,667 times. The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú) has also informed that the Andean country was consolidated last year as the first recipient destination of US tourists in South America with 598 685 arrivals, surpassing Colombia and Brazil. , second and third, respectively. Machu Picchu, declared Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1983, is the most famous Inca citadel in the world and is located 110 kilometers northeast of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba. This architectural jewel, whose name means old mountain, was built in the fifteenth century and is surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels.

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