The Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the 10 Unforgettable Trips listed by National Geographic Travel magazine that are sure to create unforgettable memories in the New Year.
The article is introduced with a question about the perfect trip to take with someone special.
New York City, in the United States, tops the chart as a place for the would-be National Geographic photographer.
Peru's iconic Inca citadel, Machu Picchu
, comes next and is described as a destination for the hiker who appreciates comfort at the end of the climb.
One of the highlights includes hiking snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain range.
The article recommends other tours through sites that are not as popular as the above-mentioned Inca masterpiece.
For instance, exploring coffee plantations and traditional Andean villages on your trek to Machu Picchu could be a good option.
"Spot bird species like the golden-headed quetzal and the Andean cock-of-the-rock, plus 18 different hummingbirds, while walking the trails at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel with a naturalist," the author suggests.
"Return to your adobe casita, set in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu, and enjoy a cozy fire, a chance to relax in the eucalyptus sauna, and traditional Peruvian cuisine," she adds.
The list also includes trips to Antarctica, Belize, Japan
, Southern Africa, Southern Italy, Galapagos Islands, Cuba, and the Bahamas.