The Marinera: An Interview With Marcela Ganoza

Marinera

Friend of Aracari, Marcela Ganoza Bombieri’s father is credited with saving the marinera dance and elevating its status in Peru to the county’s national dance. Ahead of her hotly anticipated book with the world-renowned photographer Mario Testino, Aracari spoke to Marcela about the marinera dance and her father’s role in…

Social and ecological responsibility is at the heart of everything we do here at Aracari. We have always been proudly passionate about conscious travel and sustainable tourism. Our low impact, tailor-made trips are designed to benefit, protect and preserve the communities we visit whilst also respecting the natural world around…

Sometimes everything comes together on a trip – the people, the landscapes, the timing – to make you fall in love with travel again. This year, that feeling came to me in Northern Peru. It had been a long time in the planning. Northern Peru is remote, logistically difficult and very…

ARACARI’S FAVORITE INCA SITES IN PERU – AND WHY

No visit to Peru is complete without a few visits to Inca archaeological sites – and there are a whole lot more to choose from than Machu Picchu. While Machu Picchu is certainly a must-see, there are also plenty of other less-visited Inca sites that will blow your mind –…

My first steps onto the Inca trail When I took my first steps onto the historic Inca Trail, I was too excited to be nervous about the challenges ahead. I’d received many warnings from my guide, Jose, about what was likely to come: achy knees, shortness of breath as the altitude increased,…

Dear Aracari friends, I would like to request that you sign the petition below. The petition is an honest hope to shed light on — and hopefully to stop — the building of an international airport in the small village of Chinchero, in the heart of the Sacred Valley of…