Tag: Sacred valley 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….

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

Walking into the villa, I was greeted by two things simultaneously – the beautiful bright colours of the eclectic but tasteful Andean decór, and the inviting smell of my dinner simmering away from the kitchen, under the watchful eye of Berta the cook. A hidden oasis of Sacred Valley Private Villas Nestled in a private gated group of condominiums, set in lush tropical gardens, are seven beautiful and inviting Sacred Valley private villas, one of which is available for Aracari guests. With lovely configuration and character and style, it offers a high level…

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Sarapampa is a Quechua word which means ‘cornfield’, a fitting name for this beautiful and sprawling property in the Sacred Valley. In these parts, daily life revolves around corn cultivation as it has done for the people of the Andes for centuries. A visit to Hacienda Sarapampa with Aracari is a chance to witness the journey of this sacred crop from field to plate as you learn about the history and importance of corn in the Sacred Valley, followed by a delicious seven course meal with the hacienda owners. Sacred Crop Corn…

Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley

Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley

I visited Cusco and its surrounding areas for the first time in November with my friend from college. Like many travelers, we immediately fell in love with the region, and as soon as we returned, our friends started prodding us, “What was your favorite part? Was Machu Picchu as spectacular as the photographs?” I can say definitively that Machu Picchu does live up to its National Geographic reputation, but visiting the Incan citadel was far from my favorite part of the trip. The experience I will never forget…

Horse Riding in the Sacred Valley

Horse Riding in the Sacred Valley

A few months ago, while visiting Cusco, I had the opportunity to go horseback riding at Hacienda Huayoccari, a lovely, traditional hacienda owned by the gracious and charismatic Lambarri family and located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Horse riding Sacred Valley is one of the many top adventure activities in the area, alongside biking, hiking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding and more. Paso Horse Riding in the Sacred Valley I took a taxi from the hotel in Urubamba where I was staying, Tambo del Inka, to Huayoccari,…

Mountain Biking Adventure in the Sacred Valley to Moray and Maras

Mountain Biking Adventure in the Sacred Valley to Moray and Maras

On a recent visit to the Sacred Valley with my parents, I decided to try out mountain biking for the first time on a ride from the town of Chinchero to Maras. During the trip, we’d be stopping to visit the archaeological site of Moray, where we’d have lunch and then finish our ride at the salt pans of Maras. Our two guides picked us up at our hotel in Yucay at 9:00am with a van that had five bikes mounted on the roof, and we set out…