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Vote for Peru as South America's Leading Green Destination 2021

10:01 | Lima, Sep. 1.

For the second year in a row and fifth time overall, Peru is nominated for South America's Leading Green Destination in the 28th annual World Travel Awards —the Oscars of the travel industry.


Peru contains protected natural areas that attract more and more domestic and foreign visitors, who are captivated by their outstanding scenic beauty, vast and amazing biodiversity, as well as cultural wealth.

In the South America's Leading Green Destination 2021 category, Peru competes with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The Inca nation has become South America's Leading Green Destination in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, and 2020 editions of the World Travel Awards.

Click here to cast your vote and make Peru the winner of this category. 


No capacity limits, but protocols must be followed

In mid-May this year, the Executive Branch lifted capacity restrictions for protected natural areas, which is expected to draw more visitors.

However, the health protocols set by competent authorities must be observed to avoid contracting COVID-19.

Safe Travels

In addition, many regional destinations, including protected areas and other natural spaces of spectacular scenic beauty, have received the Safe Travels Stamp bestowed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

In Peru, this recognition is handed over by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) to destinations that comply with safety measures to ensure safe travels.

The aforementioned protected natural areas include the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the Lake Titicaca National Reserve, the Ampay National Sanctuary, the Lachay National Reserve, the Tambopata National Reserve, and the Paracas National Reserve, among others.

The most outstanding places with captivating natural beauty are Tarapoto and its waterfalls, including Ahuashiyacu, Carpishuyacu, among others; Cajamarca and tourist attractions, such as Cumbemayo and Porcon Farm; Piura and its idyllic beaches of Mancora, Los Organos, Cabo Blanco, and others where humpback whales can be watched.

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Published: 9/1/2021
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