TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards have recently released the 2018 list of the top museums in the world.  Lima’s Museo Larco has been recognized as the best museum in South America and one of the twenty best in the world. Aracari spoke with Andres Alvaréz Calderón, the president of Museo Larco, about…

Juanita Mummy Arequipa: The Incan Ice Maiden

juanita mummy arequipa

A visit to see the Juanita mummy Arequipa, at the Andean Sanctuaries Museum, is a must while exploring Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city. At this small museum, you get to see Incan history eerily up-close as you meet face-to-face with the macabre Ice Maiden Juanita. This offers an unforgettable, vivid understanding of Incan…

Pedro de Osma Museum

Pedro de Osma Museum with Aracari_ Team Photo

Peru is a country rich in cultural history, with ancient civilizations ranging from one of the oldest in the world – the Caral civilization that dates back to 3,200 BC – to the powerful Incan Empire from the 16th century. Last week the Aracari team visited the Pedro de Osma Museum, which helps explain…

Chavin Culture Exhibition Opens at MALI

The Chavin Culture The Chavin Culture is an extinct culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and its influence extended up and down the present-day Peruvian coast. Chavin de Huantar Chavín de Huántar is the principal archaeological site and a UNESCO World…

Peru, a country rich in gold, silver and other precious metals, has been a treasure trove of artifacts from ancient cultures, whose crafsmanship rivaled that of the Ancient Egyptians and has fascinated archaeologists and historians for over a century since some of the first excavations began. These fantastic pieces are…