Nine Peruvian destinations have been included on this year's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations
list, which features the most eco-friendly tourist destinations with the minimum possible impact on the environment and local culture.
The Peruvian destinations and the regions they are situated in are listed below:
- Tambopata National Reserve (Madre de Dios)
- Alto Mayo – Tarapoto (San Martin)
- Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Loreto)
- Gocta – Kuelap (Amazonas)
- Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary (Lambayeque)
- Tingo Maria National Park (Huanuco)
- Titicaca, Sacred Lake of the Incas (Puno)
- Sandia, Coffee Route, and Bahuaja Sonene National Park (Puno - Madre de Dios)
- Colca Canyon (Arequipa)
Thanks to this recognition, Peru is part of an international group of destinations committed to sustainability, including Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Japan, among others, which will have important promotion opportunities —regarding the use of the TOP 100 logo on their social networks and websites— and will be included on the Good Travel Guide website.
In addition, the Peruvian destinations' good practice stories are eligible for nomination to the Green Destinations Stories Awards – held at ITB Berlin.
Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Roberto Sanchez
explained that being part of this list provides a boost to the work undertaken by the Government —in coordination with regional and local agents in public and private sectors— to position the country as a destination with unique experiences, because of its natural and cultural wealth.
Moreover, this is in line with the actions framed in the National Strategy for the Reactivation of the Tourism Sector, as well as the Safe Travels stamp
, in order to have safe destinations that are more sustainable and better for local communities, as well as for national and international visitors.