Living Heart NGO and Hearts Café Ollantaytambo

Hearts Cafe Ollantaytambo UK and Peru registered NGO Living Heart is associated with social enterprise Hearts Café Ollantaytambo on the main square of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Quality Food at Hearts Cafe Ollantaytambo Meals at the café are not gourmet, rather they constitute great quality comfort food. All of the…

Inauguration of Peruvian Art Exhibition in Barcelona

Tasneem, owner of Tasneem Gallery in Barcelona, could be forgiven for having been slightly nervous ahead of last night’s inauguration of the exhibition: El placer es más importante que la victoria, having shipped delicate works of contemporary art across the Atlantic from Peru to Spain to display the works of…

Aracari’s Weekly Insight The Question: Why is Aracari the patron of a contemporary Peruvian art exhibition in Barcelona? The Answer: A good question: why would a travel company want to so fully involve themselves in the visual arts? Well, that all depends on how you define travel. At Aracari we…

Community tourism Peru with Tierra de los Yachaqs

La Tierra de los Yachaqs – translated as “The land of the wise” – is the name given to the community tourism Peru initiative in the Sacred Valley. I had a chance to try out several of their responsible tourism village experiences that allow an authentic insight into Andean life….

A Tribute to Madre Antonia

She was hailed by the likes of nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa as “the lady of the Colca Canyon”, while an article published in renowned British newspaper the Observer in 1999 echoed that Madre Antonia was one indomitable spirit in the Andes that dedicated her heart and soul to…

by Simon One of the most important aspects of Aracari’s mission is that we give back to the communities that we visit, and that we make sure that any of our guests who want to donate  arrive in the places that need them most. This was the purpose of my…