Andean Luxury Handpicked by Aracari Travel

  How do you materialise what it is to visit Peru or Bolivia? Can one distil the essence of a place or a people into something tangible? To showcase cultures, communities, and customs without physically crossing borders? So that a global audience can travel to the heart of a destination,…

One of Peru’s best kept secrets is the exquisite, handmade collectables produced here. From cotton to clay, the country is rich in raw materials and for generations, Peruvians have harvested these bountiful resources. Cultivating and creating – molding natural materials into expressions of Peruvian identity or talismans of spiritual and…

Callao, a colorful district on the north-western edge of Lima, is quickly gaining a reputation as the center for urban art in Peru. Where else in the world is there a wait list to graffiti the streets. Local youths and some of South America’s leading street artists alike are all…

Our Favorite Museums To Visit In Lima, Peru

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From pre-Columbian gold riches to the erotic pottery of the Moche, Lima is home to many of Peru’s most sacred artifacts and artworks. Lima’s museums are a treasure trove of history awaiting to be discovered. Our recommended list of museums to visit in Peru highlight some of the most popular…

Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

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Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver, internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists. Caroline, Maria Julia and I went to meet Maximo and learn about his work, driving out to his home and studio in San Martín de Porres, on the outskirts of…

Callao Monumental: Urban art in Lima

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Callao Monumental – Urban art project in Lima There’s always something new to discover in Lima‘s exciting and ever-evolving contemporary art scene. I’d heard a lot about the art project in Callao, showcasing some of the country’s best street art, contemporary galleries and artists. So I went along to check out the…