MIL, The Best Restaurant in the Sacred Valley

MIL, The Best Restaurant in the Sacred Valley

Virgilio Martinez, the mastermind behind Lima’s #5 restaurant in the world Central, opened MIL in the Sacred Valley in February 2018. One of Aracari’s specialist guides in Cusco, Lisy Kuon, went to test out this buzzworthy new gourmet opening for Aracari and shares her first-hand review.  Review of MIL, the Best Restaurant in the Sacred Valley WRITTEN BY LISY KUON PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIL RESTAURANT Let me start by saying that a visit to MIL is almost a “religious experience.” It is completely unique to anything else offered in…

A Short Sacred Valley Hike Off the Beaten Path

A Short Sacred Valley Hike Off the Beaten Path

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a paradise for all types of travelers – but no matter what you love to do, I highly recommend you take one day during a visit to get off the beaten path and get outdoors. This short Sacred Valley hike is a great way to do just that and can be arranged as a part of any bespoke trip to Peru with Aracari. A Short Sacred Valley Hike Off the Beaten Path What better way to explore a region riddled with…

Wonders of Chinchero Trek

Wonders of Chinchero Trek

Nestled into the stunning mountains and highlands of Peru’s Sacred Valley is the town of Chinchero – well-known for its historic ruins and iconic weavers. One great way to experience the town and its surrounds is on a Chinchero trek. Read on for details of the incredible full-day experience, which can be included on any private, tailormade trip to Peru with Aracari. Wonders of Chinchero Trek On a recent trip to the Sacred Valley, I had the opportunity to head out on a Chinchero trek that opened my…

Sacred Valley Responsible Travel with Awamaki

Sacred Valley Responsible Travel with Awamaki

For a truly authentic day in the Sacred Valley, I highly recommend you join Ollantaytambo based NGO, Awamaki, for a weaving experience and village visit. I had the chance to participate on a recent trip to the region with my family, and I am delighted to be able to share details of my visit and why this is such a special Sacred Valley responsible travel opportunity. A day with Awamaki can be arranged by Aracari as a part of any larger, tailormade trip to Peru – check out…

Take an Andean Tea Break

Take an Andean Tea Break

Aracari prides itself on offering the most exclusive experiences that we can for our guests. We create one-off, completely tailormade moments that suit your interests to make sure your trip is one you never forget. One example of this is a pop-up Andean tea break in the Sacred Valley, to make a day in the mountains of Peru even more special than you imagined. Andean Tea Break in the Sacred Valley For this experience, a picture is worth a thousand words… Take advantage of the incredible sweeping vistas…

Visiting Hacienda La Caravedo in Ica

Visiting Hacienda La Caravedo in Ica

On a recent trip to Peru I took a long weekend and headed 4 hours south of Lima to visit Ica, an area of vast fertile land that produces succulent grapes for Pisco (Peru’s national drink). I am thrilled to share my experience which was centered around my stay at Hacienda La Caravedo, one of the top accommodations in the area that also delivers the best of fine Peruvian spirits. Visiting Hacienda La Caravedo in Ica I began my journey to Hacienda La Caravedo around 9am when my private…

The Real Sacred Valley: Cultural Peru Hike

The Real Sacred Valley: Cultural Peru Hike

During a trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru, I had the chance to participate in an unforgettable day hiking through remote mountains, visiting little-known ruins, and eating lunch with the friendliest community imaginable. The experience gave me insight into the real Sacred Valley, something most tourists long to see but never get the chance to. Aracari offers the experience as a full-day cultural Peru hike, and can be included as a part of a private, tailormade trip to Peru. A Cultural Peru Hike in the Sacred Valley…

The Best Hotels in the Sacred Valley

The Best Hotels in the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, located just a one and a half hour drive from Cusco – the gateway to Machu Picchu – is a must-visit destination on a trip to Peru. Dotted with archaeological ruins, traditional rural villages and sweeping landscapes of rich, fertile land, the Sacred Valley is also home to an exquisite selection of some of Peru’s finest hotels. Aracari shares our handpicked round-up of the best hotels in the Sacred Valley, selected based on our first-hand stays and 20 years of experience scouting out the…

The Best Horse Riding in Peru

The Best Horse Riding in Peru

Peru is a country of diverse landscapes ranging from the jagged peaked Andes mountains, to the densely forested Amazon jungle. Though the distinct regions can be explored by practically any mode of transportation, one of our preferred methods is on horseback. That’s why we have rounded up the best horse riding in Peru, any of which can be included on a tailormade journey by Aracari. Forget your vehicle, and hop on the back of a gorgeous steed who can take you to panoramic vistas and traditional local villages. The…

An Insider Art Experience at Casa Jaime Liébana

An Insider Art Experience at Casa Jaime Liébana

For art aficionados visiting Lima, Aracari’s special-access visit to the workshops and home of Lima’s renowned family of artists, the Liébanas, is an exclusive opportunity for culturally curious travellers to delve into Peru’s art world, past and present. The Casa Liébana art tour in the capital’s bohemian art district of Barranco invites you to delve into the contemporary work spaces of the two Liébana brothers; Mateo, a painter, and Joaquin, a sculptor, followed by a visit to the private home of their late father, Jaime Liébana. Jaime’s house…