An Authentic Peruvian Christmas

Authentic Peruvian Christmas

Peruvians love an excuse to celebrate. This rings particularly true in Cusco, Peru’s cultural capital. In the days leading up to Christmas, Cusco’s main square bursts into life with Santuranticuy, a magical Christmas festival that merges Spanish and Quechua traditions. Here’s what to do in Peru over Christmas.   Here’s…

Polleras: All Dressed Up

As you travel through the Andes, a few things might catch your eye: the flash of a snow-capped mountain, a shaggy-haired alpaca or the vibrant clothes of the Andean women. The beautiful skirts you’ll see are called polleras. Their patterns, colors and designs change from village to village, and their…

Sweet Lima. The best Peruvian desserts

sweet lima

Lima is one of the great gastronomic cities of the world, drawing food-loving travelers from far and wide. Thanks to Lima’s award-winning chefs and world-class restaurants, the country’s cuisine is the second most popular tourist attraction in Peru. What is the top thing to do in Peru? That would be…

Things to do in Lima

And if you are looking for things to do in Lima, the list is constantly growing.  The city is brimming with activity and is full of unexpected surprises such as a culinary journey by motorcycle, paragliding over Miraflores, a visit to long-time friend Mari Solari as she sets up her…

Hacienda Huayoccari in the Sacred Valley

Imagine visiting a Spanish Colonial hacienda in the Sacred Valley and having lunch hosted by the owners who love orchids, food, horses and collect Peruvian archaeology and folk art.  This is Hacienda Huayoccari, owned by the Lambarri-Orihuela Family and conveniently located between Pisac and Urubamba. Stepping Back in Time: Hacienda…

Inca Trail Alternatives: Ancascocha Trek

In this story we want to explain Inca Trail alternatives we have explored. A way to tell you our adventure firsthand. Let’s go! One of the great joys of my job is that I get to travel with my sixteen year-old son. This time the journey was a full three-day, two-night…