Exclusive Access Visit to Leymebamba Museum

Leymebamba museum

Behind the Scenes at Leymebamba Museum Located just a few minutes from the main square of the town of Leymebamba and directly across the street from Kentitambo, the best accommodation in the area, the Leymebamba Museum is home to an exquisite collection of artifacts from the Chachapoyas civilization, a mysterious…

Kuelap Peru: The Ancient Cloud City

The stunning ruins of Kuelap

Standing at the top of ancient walls overlooking the cloud forest below, you really get a sense of the mysticism of Chachapoyas, and why the ancient pre-Inca people who built this incredible feat of engineering were known as the ‘people of the clouds’. Kuelap Peru is simply a spectacular archaeological site in…

Huaca de la Luna: Moche Route highlight

huaca de la luna

The Moche culture, which prospered from around AD 1 to 700, dominated several valleys on Peru’s northern coast long before the famous Inca empire appeared in the country. The Moche left an especially vivid artistic legacy, particularly in their pottery and metallurgy. A series of Moche centers dating from about AD…

The Royal Tombs of Sipan and Huaca Rajada

Moche Route Highlights: Royal Tombs of Sipan and Huaca Rajada On a recent trip to Peru’s north, I visited some of the most significant historical sites. None capture the imagination more than the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, near Chiclayo (a one-hour flight north of Lima). This well-designed, modern museum…

Nazca Lines Flight to see the famous geoglyphs

The Nazca culture, with its complex textiles, impressive geoglyphs and underground aqueduct systems, first captivated my imagination when I traveled to Peru’s south coast as a curious child. Since then, I’ve continued to be fascinated by the Nazca Lines in particular. Recently I experienced the Nazca Lines flight from Pisco…

The Moche Route and Chicama Surf Resort

Highlights of Northern Peru: The Moche Route & Chicama Resort This guest blog article was written by Liam Browne and Piotr Piecha, who travelled with Aracari along the Moche Route on Peru’s north coast in April 2013. The Moche Route: More than Machu Picchu The Moche Route: To drive north…