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…

Ronald Elward on Finding the Inca Descendants

Ronald Elward is a Dutch expat and one of Aracari’s specialist guides in Lima, leading visitors to the capital on a historical city tour, which showcases the unique past of Lima. Lima Specialist Guide Ronald Elward For many years Ronald has been busy digging deeper into the connection between the past…

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Peru

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Once overlooked by tourists as just a stepping stone between Cusco and Machu Picchu, nowadays the Sacred Valley Peru is truly a destination in its own right. Chock-full of activities for all types of travelers, you can hike to little-visited Incan ruins, make friends with the locals in traditional weaving villages, and photograph…

Stephanie Borios, Aracari Specialist

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Stephanie Borios is a French ethno-botonist who was trained in the UK and the US, and currently resides in Lima, Peru. She is an Aracari specialist in cultural anthropology and conducted her PHD research in the rural Lares area of Peru (just north of Cusco). Her education and background in…

‘Jungle Jimmy’ McSparron, Aracari Specialist

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Aracari specialist Jimmy McSparron is a wildly versatile, and energetic character with 10 years living, or shall we say adventuring, in Peru. Originally from the UK, and currently serving as British Consular Agent in Cusco, he spent time in the British Rifles Regiment and Office Training Corps before traveling extensively…

Kevin Floerke, Aracari Specialist

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Aracari is thrilled to introduce you to our photography and archaeology specialist, Kevin Floerke. With 9 years of experience working in Peru, Kevin is a United States native with a wealth of information on Incan archaeology, and photography techniques for shooting Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Aracari can connect you…