Aracari prides itself in unveiling the most authentic aspects of Peruvian culture and it has always been important for us to establish close links with organisations that support local communities in the regions that our guests travel to as part of our responsible travel ethos. We want to shine a…

Living Heart NGO and Hearts Café Ollantaytambo

Hearts Cafe Ollantaytambo UK and Peru registered NGO Living Heart is associated with social enterprise Hearts Café Ollantaytambo on the main square of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Quality Food at Hearts Cafe Ollantaytambo Meals at the café are not gourmet, rather they constitute great quality comfort food. All of the…

Community tourism Peru with Tierra de los Yachaqs

La Tierra de los Yachaqs – translated as “The land of the wise” – is the name given to the community tourism Peru initiative in the Sacred Valley. I had a chance to try out several of their responsible tourism village experiences that allow an authentic insight into Andean life….

Luquina Chico Community Based Tourism

PeruRail Titicaca Train - lake view

In order to broaden the options for those wanting to visit indigenous communities living beside Lake Titicaca, Marisol Mosquera of Aracari has recently visited the village of Luquina Chico, a small and rarely visited rural population living on the tip of the Chucuito peninsula.