My Visit to Hacienda La Caravedo in Southern Peru

Hacienda La Caravedo

Hacienda La Caravedo Imagine getting to the heart of Pisco, Peru’s national drink?  Four hours south of Lima is Ica, a fertile land where succulent grapes are distilled to produce Pisco at Hacienda La Caravedo, one of the top places to stay in the area. The oldest working distillery in…

2018 Year of the Bird

“If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world” – Thomas Lovejoy, Biologist and Godfather of Biodiversity Celebrating the Year of the Bird This year nature lovers around the world join forces to celebrate the year of the bird and commit…

Aracari’s New Look

Aracari’s New Website & Branding We are back after a few months of silence with our monthly newsletter, which I know many of you have much enjoyed over the years. It is now called “Aracari News”  and its content, much like it was before,  intends to keep you abreast of interesting…

The Art of Artisanal Fishing in Peru

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Artisanal Fishing in Peru’s Cabo Blanco, a village in the North of the country, is declared National Cultural Heritage by the Ministry of Culture in Peru In the 1950s and 1960s, Cabo Blanco became an important fishing destination for the abundance and variety of species that came to this particular…

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

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The Alternative Rainbow Mountain Outside of Cusco lies a truly magical landscape of painted colored mountains and sweeping red valleys in the Andes. Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, has become something of a ‘must-see’ site on the traditional tourist circuit in Cusco, but is now besieged by hundreds of…

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…