Hi Friends! Marisol Mosquera (Aracari’s Founder and President) will be lecturing in London on the subject of Peruvian Gastronomy this coming June 24th, 2008. Peruvian cuisine is among South America’s richest. Besides being the home of the potato – thousands of types – Peru has assimilated over hundreds of years…

Nature in the raw: The beauty of Patagonia

Patagonia is an immense, beautiful land brimming with variety. A mere two and a half hour flight south from Buenos Aires, Patagonia offers a totally different take on Argentina. The North boasts awe-inspiring natural beauty, the Lake District of thousands of kilometres of pine-covered landscapes bursting with impressive waterfalls, forests…

Las Casitas del Colca in the Land of the condor

casitas del colca

Check out our up to date information on Las Casitas, on the Belmond Las Casitas page!  A beautiful place in Peru Just 100 miles or a four hour car journey north of Arequipa, Peru, lies a stunning natural phenomenon, the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyons in the world. This is…

One of the smallest countries in South America is having something of a renaissance in 2008, with the New York Times declaring it one of the top 53 places to go to this year, and Condé Nast Traveller magazine dedicating a sizeable chunk of editorial to Ecuador in its December…

Amidst the doom and gloom of environmental predictions there are always elements of light shining through. Environmental scientist Oliver Whaley is one such enlightened individual. Based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew near London, Oliver and his team are dedicated to a three-year project supported by the UK Darwin Initiative…

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge

Luxury amazon lodge TRC accommodations

Located only 45 minutes by motorboat from Puerto Maldonado, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge offers the best accommodation facilities in the Manu and Tambopata region of Peru’s South Eastern Rainforest. Comfortable accommodation and ease of access make this lodge the perfect choice for families with small children and visitors who prefer more creature…