Category: Tailormade trip Peru

No two trips are the same. Bespoke travel is about flexibility, personalisation and adapatability – to suit your interests, timeframe, likes (and dislikes!).

As tailormade trip Peru specialists, in ‘Tailormade Trip Peru’ we share honest, first-hand insight on the best things to do in Peru and where to stay. Experiences to inspire and experiences you didn’t even know were possible in Peru. First-hand destination knowledge to help make the most of a tailormade trip to Peru.

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…

Amaveda: Luxury Detox Retreat at KiChic Hotel Peru

Amaveda: Luxury Detox Retreat at KiChic Hotel Peru

Aracari is pleased to offer this 7-night Amaveda retreat, taking place 10 – 17 November 2017 at KiChic hotel. The retreat focuses on classical Ayurvedic detox practices and includes a full digestive system re-set, therapeutic bodywork, organic spa treatments, workshops, a three-day raw juice fast, Amazonian botanicals, superfoods, supplementation, twice-daily yoga, meditation, a wild Pacific beach and plenty of lounging poolside in one of Peru’s most exquisite hotels. Amaveda is run by Emily Shaw –  a certified nutritionist, detox specialist, plant-ally and formulator. Since 2006, Emily has been based in…

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,…

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

At the heart of any family adventure is the importance of fun, interactive and educational experiences, and a balance between keeping the kids and adults happy and entertained. Peru offers a rich array of experiences for a family trip to Peru. Our 14-day Amazing Andean Adventure itinerary is an introduction to some of the most fascinating places in the country and features activities specifically geared towards the comfort, safety, and interests of families. With a range of organized experiences including incredible wildlife excursions in the Amazon rainforest, learning to…

Aria Amazon Cruise: A Luxury Jungle Escape

Aria Amazon Cruise: A Luxury Jungle Escape

I’m going to start with a pretty bold statement: After over a decade living in South America, my recent 4 day / 3 night Aria Amazon cruise was one of my top 3 experiences in South America.  Yes, it was that good. Read on for details of my trip to the Amazon, and why I’d recommend this special experience as part of a tailormade trip to Peru with Aracari. If you’re interested in exploring Peru’s amazing bio-diverse Amazon region on a luxury cruise organised by our expert travel planning…

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…

Yumbilla Waterfall Hike: A walk in the cloud forest

Yumbilla Waterfall Hike: A walk in the cloud forest

Only an hour’s drive away from Gocta Waterfall – the main attraction in this beautiful part of Chachapoyas, in Northern Peru, Yumbilla waterfall offers a great second hike if you’d like an extra day exploring the mystical cloud forest.  I visited Yumbilla on a recent inspection trip with my colleague Claudia, one of Aracari’s travel planners. A quieter trail, very few people venture to Yumbilla or have even heard of it, and because of that you’ll be rewarded with a serene and tranquil walk through the forest – we only passed one small group…

Kuelap Peru: The Ancient Cloud City

Kuelap Peru: The Ancient Cloud City

Standing at the top of ancient walls overlooking the cloud forest below, you really get a sense of the mysticism of Chachapoyas, and why the ancient pre-Inca people who built this incredible feat of engineering were known as the ‘people of the clouds’. Kuelap Peru is simply a spectacular archaeological site in an equally inspiring setting and a highlight of any visit to Chachapoyas. To visit Kuelap as part of a private trip to Peru, check out Aracari’s sample itinerary, Peru’s Best Kept Secret or contact us now to start planning your…

5 Romantic Experiences in Peru for Valentine’s Day

5 Romantic Experiences in Peru for Valentine’s Day

Last year we blogged about the best destinations in Peru for Valentine’s Day. From relaxing on the beach in Mancora or Paracas, the stunning scenery of the Sacred Valley or the mysticism of Lake Titicaca, these remain some of the most idyllic and romantic locations in Peru to enjoy with your Valentine. Beyond picking a destination or hotel, Aracari’s expert travel planning team can help with special touches that can make your Valentine’s Day extra special. And of course you don’t have to wait till 14 February. Whether…