Category: Tailormade trip Peru

No two trips are the same. Bespoke travel is about flexibility, personalisation and adapatability – to suit your interests, timeframe, likes (and dislikes!).

As tailormade trip Peru specialists, in ‘Tailormade Trip Peru’ we share honest, first-hand insight on the best things to do in Peru and where to stay. Experiences to inspire and experiences you didn’t even know were possible in Peru. First-hand destination knowledge to help make the most of a tailormade trip to Peru.

Stephanie Borios, Aracari Specialist

Stephanie Borios, Aracari Specialist

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 academia, coupled with practical insight into the plants and people of the area having conducted research in remote parts of Peru, makes her one of the top Peru specialists to accompany Aracari guests on treks around Lares as…

‘Jungle Jimmy’ McSparron, Aracari Specialist

‘Jungle Jimmy’ McSparron, Aracari Specialist

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 the British Vice Consul in Cusco, he spent time in the British Navy before traveling extensively through the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Jimmy is a specialist jungle survival instructor and high mountain engineer with 700+ days spent on expeditions. Aracari can arrange expert guiding in Peru with Jimmy – from learning jungle survival techniques to trekking in the mountains…

Kevin Floerke, Aracari Specialist

Kevin Floerke, Aracari Specialist

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 with Kevin, one of our many top Peru specialists, on any private, tailormade trip to Peru. He is the perfect companion for travelers looking to experience Peru through the eyes (and lens) of a professional photographer and archaeologist. Contact travel@aracari.com now…

Exploring Rainbow Mountain Peru

Exploring Rainbow Mountain Peru

As an avid trekker and outdoor enthusiast, the vast offerings of Peru and the Andes Mountains are a dream come true. Occasionally I find myself overwhelmed by the options I have at my fingertips, but when I arrived in Cusco for the first time there was no doubt in my mind what my priority adventures were – the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and a trek to the beautiful Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain Peru. If you are a like-minded outdoor enthusiast, contact Aracari or email travel@aracari.com for a tailormade trip to Peru including…

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…

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru is fast gaining a reputation as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. There’s so much to do and taste and Aracari specialises in Peru culinary travel offering the best and most authentic foodie experiences. We have a wide range of culinary experiences to offer, from tours of markets, interactive dining with some of Peru’s top chefs, private cooking lessons and much more. Check out our culinary pages with more details of what Aracari can offer. Here, we share details of a unique Peru culinary experience, in Cusco, putting…

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…

Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver, internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists. Caroline, Maria Julia and I went to meet Maximo and learn about his work, driving out to his home and studio in San Martín de Porres, on the outskirts of Lima. At an address without a sign, in an unassuming local neighborhood, we were intrigued to visit his private home as it sits well off the typical tourist trail in Lima. We were greeted with a treasure trove of vibrant,…

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

At the heart of any family adventure is the importance of fun, interactive and educational experiences, and a balance between keeping the kids and adults happy and entertained. Peru offers a rich array of experiences for a family trip to Peru. Our 14-day Amazing Andean Adventure itinerary is an introduction to some of the most fascinating places in the country and features activities specifically geared towards the comfort, safety, and interests of families. With a range of organized experiences including incredible wildlife excursions in the Amazon rainforest, learning to…

Aria Amazon Cruise: A Luxury Jungle Escape

Aria Amazon Cruise: A Luxury Jungle Escape

I’m going to start with a pretty bold statement: After over a decade living in South America, my recent 4 day / 3 night Aria Amazon cruise was one of my top 3 experiences in South America.  Yes, it was that good. Read on for details of my trip to the Amazon, and why I’d recommend this special experience as part of a tailormade trip to Peru with Aracari. If you’re interested in exploring Peru’s amazing bio-diverse Amazon region on a luxury cruise organised by our expert travel planning…