The wildlife in Peru is unlike any other experience of the natural world. With hundreds of endemic species and thousands of beautiful creatures to get to know, there’s so much to explore. That said, the types of wildlife you’ll see on your trip to Peru will be influenced by which…

Top Tips For Traveling with Kids In Peru And Beyond

Here at Aracari, our team has been on our fair share of travel adventures with our kids. Family travel in Peru – and anywhere in the world – is an incredibly magical experience. Introducing kids to the world at a young age can be inspiring and rewarding. That said, traveling…

ARACARI’S FAVORITE INCA SITES IN PERU – AND WHY

No visit to Peru is complete without a few visits to Inca archaeological sites – and there are a whole lot more to choose from than Machu Picchu. While Machu Picchu is certainly a must-see, there are also plenty of other less-visited Inca sites that will blow your mind –…

GETTING TO KNOW THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF PERU

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Peru is home to 51 indigenous communities, all of whom have a unique culture and way of life. Among the 31 million people who live in Peru, about 80% identify as either mestizo (a person of combined indigenous and European descent) or indigenous. From the high Andes to the jungles…

An Authentic Peruvian Christmas

Authentic Peruvian Christmas

Peruvians love an excuse to celebrate. This rings particularly true in Cusco, Peru’s cultural capital. In the days leading up to Christmas, Cusco’s main square bursts into life with Santuranticuy, a magical Christmas festival that merges Spanish and Quechua traditions. Here’s what to do in Peru over Christmas.   Here’s…

Polleras: All Dressed Up

As you travel through the Andes, a few things might catch your eye: the flash of a snow-capped mountain, a shaggy-haired alpaca or the vibrant clothes of the Andean women. The beautiful skirts you’ll see are called polleras. Their patterns, colors and designs change from village to village, and their…