Category: Luxury Travel Bolivia

Escaping the crowds in Bolivia is easy, where dramatic landscapes and rugged terrain will appeal to seasoned travellers. Relatively limited infrastructure is more than compensated for by jaw-dropping scenery. The ultimate, must-see site on any luxury travel Bolivia trip is the mesmerizing, vast expanse of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. But Bolivia is home to much, more and a fantasitc destination in its own right, or combined with neighboring Peru.

In ‘Luxury Travel Bolivia’ we share our travel insight and destination reviews. Learn more about the best time to visit the mesmerizing Salar, the latest creative fine-dining restaurants to have opened in the burgeoning capital La paz, or the best things to to in Sucre and Potosi. here we share hotel reviews having tested them out personally, provide weather informtion, logistical tips and articles on Bolivian culture and history for all you need to know about visiting Bolivia as part of a tailormade trip.

Condé Nast: 2016 Top Travel Specialist Peru

Condé Nast: 2016 Top Travel Specialist Peru

We’ve got some great news to share… Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, has been named by Condé Nast Traveler as a 2016 Top Travel Specialist Peru. According to Condé Nast Traveler, a Top Travel Specialist: “will intuit your desires before you even know what they are – then they’ll make them happen”. In the December issue of Condé Nast Traveler (make sure you grab a copy!), the luxury travel brand is celebrating their pick of the top travel specialists, including Marisol. Condé Nast Traveler: the trusted voice of luxury travel Condé…

A great time to visit La Paz

A great time to visit La Paz

Everyone’s in search of somewhere new and off the beaten track, before the crowds arrive. At Aracari we’re constantly seeking out and testing new destinations and hotels across Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands. I’ve just come back from a trip to La Paz, which has really upped its game recently with lots of new, exciting things to offer well-travelled and adventurous guests. With the city’s first five-star luxury boutique hotel about to open and a new buzz around its gastronomic scene, there’s ever more reason to stay longer in La…

La Paz Walking Tour

La Paz Walking Tour

La Paz is a metropolis of many nooks and crannies. I had visited La Paz once before in 2011 when I was living in Sucre, but when I was passing through again in 2015, I wanted to get a new perspective on the city. In order to become reacquainted with the cultural and historic highlights, I decided to take a a private alternative La Paz walking tour with Aracari travel, local experts in luxury travel Bolivia, to get to know the city. The tour consisted of taking the cable car (Mi…

Aymara New Year: Watching the Sun Rise Over Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Aymara New Year: Watching the Sun Rise Over Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Just as the the first rays of light began to peek over the horizon, everyone raised their hands into the air and faced the rising sun. At 3,850 meters (12,631 ft) above sea level it was frigid outside. I put my gloved hands in the hair. Some people began to chant “jallalla”, an Aymara expression of hope, satisfaction and appreciation for life, often used during ceremonies. It was a powerful moment, even from an outsider’s perspective. This was June 21st 2011, when I had the opportunity to experience…

The View from Above: Riding the Cable Cars in La Paz, Bolivia

The View from Above: Riding the Cable Cars in La Paz, Bolivia

Sitting at an altitude of 3,650m (almost 12,000 ft), the cable cars in La Paz offer an unbelievable view of the city spreading as far as the eye can see, including the historic center, neighborhoods built into the mountains, and the snow-capped Andes. Cable cars are gaining popularity in Latin America as a way to escape vehicular congestion while traveling in the city. La Paz is the latest South American city to implement a cable car system. Rush hour traffic can be especially frustrating for those with long…

Colors, Costumes, Masks and Music at the Oruro Carnival

Colors, Costumes, Masks and Music at the Oruro Carnival

One week ago the Carnaval de Oruro, Bolivia, came to an end. The carnival, a UNESCO-listed Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, is celebrated for ten days around Ash Wednesday. People from throughout Bolivia and beyond gather in the streets of Oruro for the annual carnival, one of the most widely celebrated and oldest cultural traditions in Latin America. The roughly 2,000 year old event features tens of thousands of dancers in spectacularly detailed and colorful costumes and masks accompanied by huge bands. It is…

Introducing Bolivia: Salt flats and silver: 12 days in the Bolivian Highlands

Introducing Bolivia: Salt flats and silver: 12 days in the Bolivian Highlands

Packed with extreme landscapes and diverse cultural heritage, Bolivia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for more adventurous travelers. With altitudes ranging from slightly above sea level to over 20,000 feet, the landlocked country has a variety of climates that make for an amazing trip where one can combine visits to rain forests, deserts, mountains, plains, lakes and more. To meet the growing demand for trips to Bolivia, we are excited to launch a brand new sample itinerary–just in time for the New Year–that demonstrates the best of…

The Khipu Blog and Monthly Newsletter

The Khipu Blog and Monthly Newsletter

Notice something different? That would be “The Khipu”, our new look blog and monthly newsletter. There’s always time for a fresh, new look. Through The Khipu Blog, we will continue to inform you of the latest developments in culture and travel in Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands, with personal in-depth accounts of our journeys across the continent and throughout the world. Sent monthly, The Khipu Newsletter will round up all the latest from around the web to give you a digest of the most important stories covering our region….

Our Man in La Paz: James Brunker

Our Man in La Paz: James Brunker

At Aracari, we are not just known for our expertise on travel in Peru; we have been arranging luxury trips to Bolivia for years now, and it is a destination that we highly recommend to those with a sense of adventure and a love of nature and culture. With increasing interest in travel to Bolivia, we have recently begun collaborating with an expert there, our insider in La Paz who coordinates travel services and ensures that Aracari guests are taken care of during their journeys. Our man in La Paz…

Bolivia Prepares for 10th International Baroque Music Festival

Bolivia Prepares for 10th International Baroque Music Festival

All photos featured in article courtesy of the Association of Pro Art and Culture This April 24th the tenth International Festival of Baroque and Renaissance Music of America will commence in the Chiquitos Jesuit Missions in the region of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Taking place every two years, this year’s celebration will be double the size of that of 2013, as organizers have amplified the offerings with fifty musical groups from Bolivia and around the world playing 140 concerts in twenty communities throughout ten days. The region of Santa…