Category: Luxury Travel Peru

Peru beckons visitors with its simply breathaking variety of scenery and things to do. In one single country you can delve into the depths of the Amazon, hike the mountain peaks of the Andes, soak up sun and surf on the Atlantic desert coast, visit traditional villages on Lake Titicaca, see condors soar overhead in the Colca Canyon and visit the pre-incan ruins, waterfalls and museums of the Chachapoyas region — and a lot more!

For the discerning traveller, Peru boasts first-class hotels with international chains like Belmond, to delightful, top-notch boutiques packed with personality. Luxury travel peru experiences include taking the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu or the overnight Andean Explorer to Lake Titicaca. Specialists – historians, archaelogists, artists, chefs and other leading professionals – work exclusively with Aracari to show you ‘their’ Peru, affording exclusive access visits in Peru and a privilieged insight into the country.

‘Luxury Travel Peru’ shares itinerary inspiration, top travel advice and in-depth features for all you need to know about luxury travel Peru, written by our locally-based, expert travel team drawing on their first-hand travel experiences and unparalleled knowledge.

Arequipa’s Pisco Route

Arequipa’s Pisco Route

Pisco is Peru’s national spirit and has been an integral element to Peruvian life and culture for more than 400 years. Outside the city of Arequipa lies a scarcely-visited fertile, green grape-growing region that produces this popular liquor, alongside Peruvian wines. Comprised of around 17 vineyards, Arequipa’s Pisco Route – launched as such in 2017 – is reachable as a day trip from Arequipa. I recently had the opportunity to visit a couple of the local bodegas on this route, following the entire production process right through to extensive sampling!…

Whale Watching in Peru

Whale Watching in Peru

Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, shares her whale watching and snorkelling experience off the sunny shores of Mancora, northern Peru.  The northern beaches of Peru boast year-round sunshine and the opportunity for incredible, up-close whale watching in Peru. Last Sunday I had the chance to head out onto the open seas in the search of humpback whales with my family, taking a shared boat trip from the beach town of Mancora. When to Whale Watch in Peru Whale watching in Peru is seasonal, enjoyed specifically between the months of August and…

Best Private Villas Mancora

Best Private Villas Mancora

Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, reviews her top picks of  the best private villas Mancora, in northern Peru. I am just back from sunny Mancora in Northern Peru, where I spent time checking out the best private beach villas. Known for its year-round sunshine, Mancora is a chic seaside destination that offers seasonal whale watching, snorkelling and surfing. I highly recommend staying in the luxury beach-front hotels KiChic and Arennas, but for those looking for complete privacy, more space or longer stays should also consider renting a private villa where you are…

ESCUDO by Chiara Macchiavello

ESCUDO by Chiara Macchiavello

An air of positive energy charged the atelier and showroom of Peruvian fashion designer Chiara Macchiavello, as we entered for a private tour with the designer. A few weeks ago, the Aracari met with Chiara and learn about her beautiful hand-made fashion garments, made using the finest Peruvian textiles. Her atelier, Escudo, is located in the bohemian district of Lima, Barranco. Aracari arranges private visits to Escudo along with other popular fashion houses, shops, galleries and boutiques on any tailormade visit to Lima. For exclusive access to fashion houses as part of…

Belmond Andean Explorer: Luxury Train Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer: Luxury Train Peru

Last week I left the hustle and bustle of Lima and adventured south to begin a multi-day escape from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa on South America’s first ever luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer. Over the next three days I would travel more than 450 miles (725km) across the Peruvian Andes on a train climbing to 14,270ft (4,350m) – and it’s safe to say I was pretty excited to experience this overnight luxury train Peru, which launched in May 2017. Interested in train travel? Check out our Luxury Peru by Rail itinerary. The…

Aracari Awarded Butterfly Mark for Responsible Tourism in Peru

Aracari Awarded Butterfly Mark for Responsible Tourism in Peru

We are thrilled to announce that Aracari has been awarded the prestigious Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury for our positive actions towards responsible tourism in Peru, Bolivia and The Galapagos. About The Butterfly Mark The iconic Butterfly Mark was created by Positive Luxury to help discerning consumers identify which companies actively contribute towards sustainability. After rigorously evaluating Aracari’s sustainability criteria across ethical business practice, social and environmental frameworks and philanthropy, Aracari is delighted to have been awarded the Butterfly Mark in recognition of our positive actions in tourism, having been at the forefront of responsible travel in Peru…

Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Lima, Peru is often referred to as the culinary capital of Latin America thanks to its selection of the top restaurants in the region, and three of the best in the world. We are spoiled with incredible dining options, ranging from home cooked meals at hole in the wall eateries to world renowned gourmet restaurants. Visit the gastronomic capital of Latin America with culinary travel specialist, Aracari. Contact us or email travel@aracari.com for tailormade trip ideas that give you access to the best restaurants in Lima Peru, as well as exclusive dining experiences. Aracari Insight: A Few…

Best Time to visit Machu Picchu

Best Time to visit Machu Picchu

Exploring the iconic site of Machu Picchu is the highlight of a trip to Peru for many travelers, so you probably want to think carefully about the best time to visit Machu Picchu. As the specialists in luxury travel Peru, read on for Aracari’s top considerations when planning a trip to Machu Picchu. Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu – Rainy & Dry Season  In the Andes, the rainy season runs from November to March, and the dry season from April to October. The wettest months tend to be January/February. As Machu Picchu…

Top 10 Things to Do In Peru

Top 10 Things to Do In Peru

If you tell anyone you’re visiting Peru, they expect to hear that Machu Picchu is the focal point of your trip – and so it should probably be! The incredible Inca citadel is worthy of the hype, and an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity. But it’s certainly not all that Peru has to offer. Here we pick out our top 10 things to do in Peru, to help you with your holiday planning. Pick your favourite experience and then get in touch! Our expert planning team are…

Amaveda: Luxury Detox Retreat at KiChic Hotel Peru

Amaveda: Luxury Detox Retreat at KiChic Hotel Peru

Aracari is pleased to offer this 7-night Amaveda retreat, taking place 10 – 17 November 2017 at KiChic hotel. The retreat focuses on classical Ayurvedic detox practices and includes a full digestive system re-set, therapeutic bodywork, organic spa treatments, workshops, a three-day raw juice fast, Amazonian botanicals, superfoods, supplementation, twice-daily yoga, meditation, a wild Pacific beach and plenty of lounging poolside in one of Peru’s most exquisite hotels. Amaveda is run by Emily Shaw –  a certified nutritionist, detox specialist, plant-ally and formulator. Since 2006, Emily has been based in…