Discover the Best Restaurants in Lima

Discover the Best Restaurants in Lima

Best Restaurant in Latin America: Maido  Not only one of the best restaurants in Lima, Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant Maido triumphed on the culinary world stage this year, being named as The Best Restaurant in Latin America for the first time. The prestigious list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 was announced in a lavish ceremony in Bogotá Colombia. Maido is not alone, with ten other Peruvian restaurants claiming a spot in the coveted list. These are all found in the Peruvian capital, meaning this curated list serves as a great starting point to discover the best restaurants…

The Top Peru Culinary Tour Experiences 

The Top Peru Culinary Tour Experiences 

Peru is recognized as one of the world’s top culinary destinations thanks to an almost unbeatable variety of ingredients as a result of such diverse climates, as well as the country’s capital being home to four of the World’s Best 50 Restaurants. From gourmet dining to local eateries, a visit to Peru wouldn’t be complete without a first-hand understanding of the culture through its food and culinary traditions. Here we give a roundup of some of the best Peru Culinary tour experiences you can enjoy with culinary travel…

The Best Luxury Amazon Lodges Peru

The Best Luxury Amazon Lodges Peru

Divided by powerful rivers, home to some of the earth’s last isolated indigenous tribes, and filled with 10% of the world’s species, the awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest is a natural wonder unlike any other. Aracari has personally explored the planet’s oldest jungle to handpick the best luxury Amazon lodges Peru, taking into account their guiding expertise, sustainability efforts, comfort and service. Read on for a round-up of our top picks, or contact us to start planning a tailormade trip Peru. The Best Luxury Amazon Lodges Peru BEST FOR WILDLIFE: TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER Tambopata Research Center: Located…

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2018 Vacation

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2018 Vacation

Get over the winter blues and start planing your exotic, far-flung trips in 2018! If you’re thinking about traveling to South America, Peru has it all. Tick Machu Picchu off your bucket list, dine in the world’s top restaurants and discover stunning landscapes from the depths of the Amazon to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here we share our handpicked round-up of some of the top trips to Peru in 2018.  5 trips to Peru to Inspire your 2018 travels  These top trips to Peru can all be tailored…

Chocolate Workshop Peru at the Choco Museo

Chocolate Workshop Peru at the Choco Museo

Peruvian cuisine has been in the spotlight for sometime now, winning awards, inspiring new restaurants in Peru and abroad, and building a reputation that it earnestly deserves.  This is in part thanks to the sheer diversity of spectacular ingredients the country boasts – and one of the finest is chocolate, with cocoa beans grown in Peru’s tropical regions. There’s no better way to sample this food than with a hands-on chocolate workshop Peru at the Choco Museo. Choco Museo’s Chocolate Workshop Peru Earlier this week, we went to…

10 Ideas for your 2018 Travel Bucket List

10 Ideas for your 2018 Travel Bucket List

Setting travel resolutions and dreaming about where you’ll explore in 2018? As the year draws close, we’ve put together a rundown of one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences in Peru, Bolivia, and the Galapagos we think should make your 2018 travel bucket list. 2018 Travel Bucket List Inspiration 1. Travel on South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train Hop aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train. Of their four routes, we particularly recommend the 3 day / 2 night trip from Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, to Puno, on…

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Peru

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Peru

Once overlooked by tourists as just a stepping stone between Cusco and Machu Picchu, nowadays the Sacred Valley Peru is truly a destination in its own right. Chock-full of activities for all types of travelers, you can hike to little-visited Incan ruins, make friends with the locals in traditional weaving villages, and photograph sweeping, imposing landscapes – all before kicking back in style at the best luxury hotels. The Sacred Valley is only a one and a half hour drive from Cusco and at a lower altitude than Cusco, making it…

Peru: World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2017

Peru: World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2017

Peru named the World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2017 There has been much talk about Peru being the “gastronomic capital of South America” and an emerging destination for foodies and chefs alike.  People from all over the world visit Peru to taste for themselves and see how the country’s culinary offerings stand up against those of other cities.  World Travel Awards, a company that serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, recently did just that. Up against countries like Thailand,…

Best Hotels In Cusco

Best Hotels In Cusco

Cusco is one of Peru’s must-visit destinations, a stunning city with cobbled-streets, crisp air and striking architecture. As the gateway to reach Machu Picchu, Cusco is home to some of the best luxury hotels in Peru. Here we give our cherry-picked selection of some of the best hotels in Cusco. We’ve inspected every hotel on a room-by-room level, so share Aracari’s insider info for when planning Machu Picchu luxury trips using our first-hand destination knowledge. The Best Hotels in Cusco Recommended by Aracari Belmond Palacio Nazarenas An all-suite hotel, entry-level rooms at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas include…

Stand Up Paddle Cusco

Stand Up Paddle Cusco

Practiced originally on the shores of Hawaii, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has become increasingly popular in recent years. Having heard a lot about it, I decided to try out the soft adventure sport on a stunning high altitude lake near Cusco. This adventure activity takes half a day and is best in the morning when the winds are calmer. Combine SUP with an afternoon visit to Incan ruins or other top adventure activities in the Sacred Valley. Stand Up Paddle Cusco at Laguna Huacarpay My experience stand…