Lisy Kuon Specialist Guide in Cusco

Aracari offers guests unparalleled insight into Peru’s rich history and culture with our specialists guides – experts in their fields offering unique perspectives and wonderful company. Here we catch up with Lisy Kuon, a true expert on art and history in Cusco, who has been part of the Aracari family for many years. Lisy…

The Magnificent Inca Walls of Cusco

Cusco is a hybrid city, with Incan and Spanish colonial history constantly coming into contact and mixing in truly unique ways. One way in which the Incan legacy of Cusco pushes through the cracks of the Spanish colonial sheen is with the Inca walls that are scattered throughout the city, structures…

Señor de los Temblores Procession in Cusco

In a country with a depth and complexity of history as Peru, ancient and deep-rooted religious beliefs vie with the official national religion of Catholicism. Add to this the dramatic physical and political impacts of the great earthquake of 1650 and the invasion of the Spanish Conquistadors – and you…

Sacsayhuaman Ruins: Things to do in Cusco

sacsayhuaman ruins

When travelers think “Inca,” their minds immediately rush to images of Machu Picchu, the iconic ancient archaeological complex isolated amongst the Andean peaks. However, there are many important Inca ruins complexes nearby Cusco that are worth visiting to get a complete picture of the great society that once ruled the area. Perhaps…

Santuranticuy Cusco Christmas Market

The days before Christmas in Cusco are filled with equal parts excitement, holiday cheer…and crafts projects! Santuranticuy Cusco Christmas Market, one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Peru, is a temporary Christmas market that takes place every year in the Plaza de Armas. Local Festivals in Peru: Santuranticuy Cusco Christmas Market…

The Festival of Cusco Festivals: Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Festival in Cusco  The Corpus Christi Festival is Cusco’s most important religious procession. The oldest religious festival in the Americas, it is a majestic display of vibrant costumes and passionate ritual. Read more about Peru’s most important festival and events. The religious significance of the festival During this colorful and…