This time in August 2019 I will be leading Aracari’s second Founder trip, a group trip to Northern Peru. Founder trips are generally the opportunity to showcase the best kept secrets and some of the less known areas in the Andes as well connect to people and their stories the…

Whale Watching in Peru

whale watching in peru

Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, shares her whale watching and snorkelling experience off the sunny shores of Mancora, northern Peru.  The northern beaches of Peru boast year-round sunshine and the opportunity for incredible, up-close whale watching in Peru. Last Sunday I had the chance to head out onto the open seas in the…

Best Private Villas Mancora

Beachside villa in Mancora

Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, reviews her top picks of  the best private villas Mancora, in northern Peru. I am just back from sunny Mancora in Northern Peru, where I spent time checking out the best private beach villas. Known for its year-round sunshine, Mancora is a chic seaside destination that…

Chachapoyas Archaeology: 4 Sites Not to Miss

View of the valley from Kuelap

Aracari’s pick of best Chachapoyas Archaeology The pre-Inca Chachapoyas civilization left behind many mysteries. While they had no written language, and were defeated by the Incas, they achieved great things – building the largest ancient stone structure in South America, and developing sophisticated mummification techniques to preserve and honor their ancestors….

Chachapoyas Conservation with Adriana von Hagen

Chachapoyas-conservation-forest-Marisol

Meet Adriana – dedicated to Chachapoyas conservation Adraiana von Hagen is a Peruvian writer, archaeologist, research associate of the Leymebamba museum and owner of Kentitambo guest house right next door. She is a close friend of Marisol Mosquera, Aracari’s owner and CEO, and together they are embarking on efforts to protect…

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…