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Penelope Alzamora

Pandemic Tales from Peru: Penélope Alzamora Whilst international travel remains largely restricted, Aracari is still bringing you inspiring tales of people and culture from Peru, Bolivia, and the Galapagos. This month Aracari spoke with Peruvian Chef, Penélope Alzamora, our close friend and associate who for many years has looked after…

Q&A With Travel Writer, Ronald Wright

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A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru “This notion of travel as moving through space,  but also being in one place at a time, is vividly exemplified in the travel books of Ronald Wright,” says Alberto Manguel in the introduction to the new Eland edition of Ronald Wright’s classic…

Joaquin Randall’s is a sustainable tourism entrepreneur based in Ollantaytambo, near Machu Picchu, Peru. Peruvian born of American parents, Joaquin is one of the owners and manager of the most legendary hotel establishment in the Cusco Area: El Albergue Ollantaytambo , which was founded by his parents, Robert Randall and Wendy…

Combining Conservation & Hospitality

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In conversation with Eduardo Nycander Deep in the heart of the Tambopata rainforest reserve, in Southeastern Peru, is a collection of luxury accommodation lodges founded by architect and wildlife photographer Eduardo Nycander. Over the last 27 years, he has created a winning formula that combines science, conservation, and hospitality to…

Aracari Conversations in June

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We have wonderful things happening in June. We would like to welcome you to our series of Conversations during the month of June. We have included subjects and people who have interesting stories to tell from our country, Peru. A TASTE OF THE AMAZON Thursday, June 25 2020 Pedro Miguel…

Ayni is the Andean practice of reciprocity – ‘I help you today, you help me tomorrow, and together we make a new world.’ After three months of curfew, quarantine and containment, Yanantin Media Group, a Cusco based collective of storytellers and filmmakers, is launching the city’s first virtual dinner party…