Things to do in Lima

And if you are looking for things to do in Lima, the list is constantly growing.  The city is brimming with activity and is full of unexpected surprises such as a culinary journey by motorcycle, paragliding over Miraflores, a visit to long-time friend Mari Solari as she sets up her…

Hacienda Huayoccari in the Sacred Valley

Imagine visiting a Spanish Colonial hacienda in the Sacred Valley and having lunch hosted by the owners who love orchids, food, horses and collect Peruvian archaeology and folk art.  This is Hacienda Huayoccari, owned by the Lambarri-Orihuela Family and conveniently located between Pisac and Urubamba. Stepping Back in Time: Hacienda…

My Visit to Hacienda La Caravedo in Southern Peru

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Hacienda La Caravedo Imagine getting to the heart of Pisco, Peru’s national drink?  Four hours south of Lima is Ica, a fertile land where succulent grapes are distilled to produce Pisco at Hacienda La Caravedo, one of the top places to stay in the area. The oldest working distillery in…

Aracari’s New Look

Aracari’s New Website & Branding We are back after a few months of silence with our monthly newsletter, which I know many of you have much enjoyed over the years. It is now called “Aracari News”  and its content, much like it was before,  intends to keep you abreast of interesting…

5 Highlights of Paracas National Reserve

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Amid the striking coastal desert of Peru is the Paracas National Reserve, a protected natural area known for its wealth of marine wildlife and dramatic shoreline of wind and wave sculpted rock formations. Only a 4 hour drive from Lima, the reserve is well worth a visit and easily combined with other…

Best Hotels In Cusco

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Cusco is one of Peru’s must-visit destinations, a stunning city with cobbled-streets, crisp air and striking architecture. As the gateway to reach Machu Picchu, Cusco is home to some of the best luxury hotels in Peru. Here we give our cherry-picked selection of some of the best hotels in Cusco. We’ve inspected…