What Price ‘Free Trade’?

Potential reduction of the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park Tambopata River, photo credit: Rainforest Expeditions In the era of the environmental crusader you may be surprised to read about the threatening predicament faced by the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, a sacred mega-diverse national reserve of lowland Amazonian rainforest and cloudforest in Peru. Set…

New York Times September 17, 2007     Yale Officials Agree to Return Peruvian Artifacts By RANDY KENNEDY After a long standoff with the government of Peru, Yale University has agreed to return a large group of artifacts that were excavated at Machu Picchu in a historic dig by a…

Excluding the KLM problems that we have discussed the holiday was a wonderful experience and we will have so many happy memories. The rainforest was terrific and our guide Vico was so helpful and knowledgeable. He always kept us informed with so many explanations of what we saw and his…

Our trip and the service exceeded all our expectations

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Trip with Aracari – testimonial First of all Joyce and I want to say thank you. All the fine staff of Aracari that we met did an excellent job of caring for us and ensuring that every day of our trip to Peru was a wonderful  happy adventure. The itinerary that was designed, achieved…

A Breed Without Equals: The Peruvian Paso Horse

Paso Horse

The Spanish Conquistadors did more than defeat the Incas in the 16th Century. They sowed the seeds for the evolution of a unique breed of horse,  the Peruvian Paso Horse, which is often referred to today as the ‘smoothest ride in the world’. Here we provide information on this special…

Cusco, My kind of town: Tips for visiting Cusco

Cusco city centre

Dr John Hemming is an explorer and writer who ran the Royal Geographical Society for 21 years. In addition to Peru, his passion is Amazonian indigenous peoples. His latest book about them is Die If You Must. Brazilian Indians in the Twentieth Century. Here he shares thoughts and top tips for…