PERU's Kuelap Fortress was named as the winner of the ‘far and away overseas attraction’ award by the readers of National Geographic Traveller, whilst the Wall Street Journal recently featured Kuelap as number three in its top 10 'hot destinations'.
The pre-Inca Kuelap Fortress was built and developed at an altitude of over 3,000 meters between the 6th and 16th centuries by the Chachapoyas people and is the largest stone structure in South America. It was rediscovered in 1843 and declared a cultural heritage site in 2003.
The ruins of the pre-Inca city of Kuelap became more accessible earlier this year with the opening of a £18.5 million cable car in March 2017. The cable car takes just 20 minutes and is expected to increase tourist numbers significantly in the years to come.