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…

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…

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…

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…

Visiting Hacienda La Caravedo Ica

Caravedo 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…

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…