By Manuel Vigo
Machu Picchu and Lima were ranked among the top ten destinations in South America, in a survey carried out by TripAdvisor.
Machu Picchu was ranked 2nd, and Lima 9th in South America. Over a thousand users responded to the survey, according to El Comercio.
“[Machu Picchu], high in the cloud forest, the ruins of this former center of worship and royal retreat sprawl across the landscape, an awesome display of staircases, carved tombs and sacred temples,” the website said.
“No wonder that Machu Picchu is the most visited place in Peru.”
The website describes Lima as “a fascinating city that holds many historical treasures,” and recommends visiting its archaeological sites and its elegant cathedrals.
Although Iquitos failed to make the top 10, it was ranked the 22nd top place to visit in South America.
“The river and the rainforest are the main attractions,” TripAdvisor said.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, led the top 10 ranking, followed by Machu Picchu (2), Rio de Janeiro (3), Cartagena de Indias (4), Bariloche (5), Santiago (6), Florionapolis (7), Bogota (8), Lima (9), and Sao Paolo (10).
Source: PeruThisWeek.comTerug naar het nieuwsoverzicht