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Up-to-the-minute reviews, features, travel guides and trip information brought to you by Aracari, local experts in tailormade travel to Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos.

On our ‘Blog’ we share expert destination information, detailed travel guides, practical travel tips, first-hand reviews of hotels and lodges, In addition you’ll find unique features on cultural events from gallery exibitions to important festivals, as well as interviews with expert guides in Peru and specialists in their field – including archaelogistis, historians, chefs and anthropologists.

The Aracari Blog is written by our dedicated travel team based locally, drawing on their in-depth insider info and personal travel experiences in Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos.

Environmentally Friendly Travel in Peru: Aracari’s Water Bottle Initiative

Environmentally Friendly Travel in Peru: Aracari’s Water Bottle Initiative

At Aracari, our passion for delivering unsurpassed travel experiences is as strong as it is for promoting and protecting the communities and destinations we bring travelers to. Peru, Bolivia and The Galapagos are spectacularly diverse countries, culturally and geographically. All have delicate and endangered ecosystems which we are proud to share with our visitors, and hope to for generations to come. In order to accomplish this we need to ensure the impacts of our trips are minimized by providing environmentally friendly travel in Peru, Bolivia, and the Galapagos. THE PROBLEM WE’RE TACKLING Aracari…

Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Lima, Peru is often referred to as the culinary capital of Latin America thanks to its selection of the top restaurants in the region, and three of the best in the world. We are spoiled with incredible dining options, ranging from home cooked meals at hole in the wall eateries to world renowned gourmet restaurants. Visit the gastronomic capital of Latin America with culinary travel specialist, Aracari. Contact us or email travel@aracari.com for tailormade trip ideas that give you access to the best restaurants in Lima Peru, as well as exclusive dining experiences. Aracari Insight: A Few…

Exploring Rainbow Mountain Peru

Exploring Rainbow Mountain Peru

As an avid trekker and outdoor enthusiast, the vast offerings of Peru and the Andes Mountains are a dream come true. Occasionally I find myself overwhelmed by the options I have at my fingertips, but when I arrived in Cusco for the first time there was no doubt in my mind what my priority adventures were – the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and a trek to the beautiful Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain Peru. If you are a like-minded outdoor enthusiast, contact Aracari or email travel@aracari.com for a tailormade trip to Peru including…

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru is fast gaining a reputation as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. There’s so much to do and taste and Aracari specialises in Peru culinary travel offering the best and most authentic foodie experiences. We have a wide range of culinary experiences to offer, from tours of markets, interactive dining with some of Peru’s top chefs, private cooking lessons and much more. Check out our culinary pages with more details of what Aracari can offer. Here, we share details of a unique Peru culinary experience, in Cusco, putting…

Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver, internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists. Caroline, Maria Julia and I went to meet Maximo and learn about his work, driving out to his home and studio in San Martín de Porres, on the outskirts of Lima. At an address without a sign, in an unassuming local neighborhood, we were intrigued to visit his private home as it sits well off the typical tourist trail in Lima. We were greeted with a treasure trove of vibrant,…

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Aracari’s head of marketing Caroline checks out our Cusco Culinary Tour – Urban Eats by night. Peru has an international reputation for the variety of its ingredients and the ingenuity of its world-renowned chefs. A trip to Peru would not be complete without tasting your way through some of the country’s favourite flavours and dishes, and this is a great way to do it in Cusco. Cusco culinary tour – led by a culinary expert A fun way to immerse yourself in Peru’s unique fusion cuisine is on Aracari’s Cusco culinary tour –…

Peru Private Homes Collection

Peru Private Homes Collection

Aracari has been offering discerning guests tailormade trips to Peru for over 20 years. Now, Aracari’s founder, Marisol Mosquera, is opening up her little black book of treasured contacts to launch a new Peru Private Homes Collection. Departures Magazine featured Aracari’s Private Homes Collection in their Travel News: Trips to Book in June round up! From your base in Lima, Cusco or the Sacred Valley, Aracari offers unrivalled access to local life, stepping foot in the homes of some of Peru’s most revered artists, long-standing families and private architectural gems….

Chachapoyas Archaeology: 4 Sites Not to Miss

Chachapoyas Archaeology: 4 Sites Not to Miss

Aracari’s pick of best Chachapoyas Archaeology The pre-Inca Chachapoyas civilization left behind many mysteries. While they had no written language, and were defeated by the Incas, they achieved great things – building the largest ancient stone structure in South America, and developing sophisticated mummification techniques to preserve and honor their ancestors. The region of Chachapoyas in northern Peru is named after the ancient people, and the word Chachapoyas means ‘people of the clouds’ a fitting moniker for this mystical land of dramatic scenery shrouded in cloud forest. The land is…

Top Lima Culinary Experience with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Top Lima Culinary Experience with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Exclusive Lima Culinary Experience at Malabar The Aracari team were recently invited to Lima restaurant Malabar to test out an exclusive new private cooking demonstration and dining experience with chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Pedro’s Malabar restaurant was voted one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. It was a fantastic night, definitely a top Lima culinary experience and a unique opportunity to meet and interact with one of Peru’s best chefs, and watch as he cooks your five-course meal, right in front of you! Lima culinary experience – starts with pisco, of…

Chachapoyas Conservation with Adriana von Hagen

Chachapoyas Conservation with Adriana von Hagen

Meet Adriana – dedicated to Chachapoyas conservation Adraiana von Hagen is a Peruvian writer, archaeologist, research associate of the Leymebamba museum and owner of Kentitambo guest house right next door. She is a close friend of Marisol Mosquera, Aracari’s owner and CEO, and together they are embarking on efforts to protect and revitalise the precious cloud forests of Chachapoyas. Here’s her story.  Born in Peru to a German mother and American father – the explorer, and writer Victor Wolfgang von Hagen, Adriana has spent most of her life living in…