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…

A major priority of Aracari is ensuring that the community-based tourism in Peru that we support provides benefits to the locals we visit. We believe that tourism should nurture local communities and foster opportunities for positive cultural exchanges. One way we do this is by collaborating with La Tierra de…

New Welcome Package for Guests

As Aracari  has evolved, so has our brand. Last year in August, we launched our new brand with three pillars that define us: Aracari Travel: Inspiring, Connecting, Celebrating Aracari inspires memorable journeys. Aracari creates experiences that are sophisticated, simple and conscious. Aracari is the bridge that connects travelers with the spirit of magical places…

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…

A Short Sacred Valley Hike Off the Beaten Path

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a paradise for all types of travelers – but no matter what you love to do, I highly recommend you take one day during a visit to get off the beaten path and get outdoors. This short Sacred Valley hike is a great…