Ecuadorian haciendas in the spotlight

Aracari’s favorite Ecuadorian Haciendas National Geographic Traveler’s April 2009 edition places a spotlight on our two favorite Ecuadorian Haciendas: San Augustin de Callo (“There’s enough historical wattage around this hacienda to send a few shivers up my spine”) and Zuleta (“The feeling? As though I had ridden right into a…

Find solace in northern Chile

We posted a behind the scenes look at Northern Chile from the  James Bond installment Quantum of Solace (2008). While at first glance it might seem a little moonlike and “dry” to say the least, this place has so much to offer and is the best starting point for an…

Choquequirao has appeared in our blog in the past, and it is only relevant to bring it up one more time as we noticed its appearance in the latest Conde Nast Traveler.  Aracari has finally answered the hard question of how to bridge the gap between trekking and a fair-deal…

Photo Credit: eaganj (Flickr) 10 years ago, Peru had one train running from Cuzco to Machu Picchu, it was very likely that one had to travel next to a chicken and suffer constant interruptions along the way. Then Peru Rail happened, they came in and totally revamped the system. Yesterday they…

Better than in the movies: Chachapoyas & Hollywood

Kuelap sits leering over the dreamlike clouds of the Peruvian high jungle. When you are there you feel as though you’ve been let in on a secret and you have it all to yourself. What most people don’t know is that the Chachapoyas culture has had it’s fair share of mentions, yet still…

As have continuously touted the merits of Peru’s culinary treasures and are thrilled to see the Financial Times echo are sentiments! Aracari’s very own Marisol Mosquera is quoted in below article. **** After Machu Picchu, try Lima’s tacu tacu By Naomi Mapstone Published: November 7 2008 19:50 | Last updated:…