"Northern Peru is a collection of superlatives, home to some of the oldest cultures on the continent and some of the wildest landscapes in the world. This region is an impressive distillation of what makes South American travel spectacular," the publication reads
Piedmont (Italy) grabbed the first spot, while Catskills (U.S.) took the second place.
's Best in Travel lists are prepared compiling
recommendations by travel guide authors, the travelers' community and travel guide users, who name the places to visit the following year.
Then, a Lonely Planet committee chooses the final winner for all categories.
The international magazine highlighted wonderful tourist spots such as Huaca de la Luna Temple and Chan Chan
archaeological complex in La Libertad region.