A major priority of Aracari is ensuring that the community-based tourism in Peru that we support provides benefits to the locals we visit. We believe that tourism should nurture local communities and foster opportunities for positive cultural exchanges. One way we do this is by collaborating with La Tierra de…

10 Highlights Of Northern Peru

Discover Northern Peru Northern Peru has much to discover, and all kinds of untapped treasures right at your fingertips. It has so much to offer but is relatively unknown and untouched. Northern Peru’s natural wonders an untold story of South American history is well worth exploring. Here are some of…

Sustainability In The Amazon

Macaw Clay Lick in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the beating heart of our planet. The Amazon’s health correlates to the health of the rest of the earth. More than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon, and Amazon rainforest animals make up more than half of the plant, animal, and insect…

Celebrating An Andean Easter In Peru

Easter in Peru

Easter may be observed across the globe, but nobody celebrates it quite like the communities of the Andes. Easter in Peru, commonly known as  Holy Week (Semana Santa),  offers a time for many sacred events and celebrations throughout the Andes. Friends and family gather together, and many attend church to…

A Guide To Peru’s Northern Beaches

The tropical northern beaches of Peru are one of the country’s best kept secrets. With soft sand, year-round sunshine, and a lack of the tropical storms that plague so many other beach destinations, the northern coast is like a pristine private getaway. Peru has 1300 miles of coastline, but few…

Your Guide To Navigating The Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is one of the most striking natural sites in the world. Formed more than 40,000 years ago, the salt flats expand across 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi) in Bolivia at an altitude of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level. Amid wide-stretching plains of salt, Salar…