Hacienda Huayoccari in the Sacred Valley

Imagine visiting a Spanish Colonial hacienda in the Sacred Valley and having lunch hosted by the owners who love orchids, food, horses and collect Peruvian archaeology and folk art.  This is Hacienda Huayoccari, owned by the Lambarri-Orihuela Family and conveniently located between Pisac and Urubamba. Stepping Back in Time: Hacienda…

Inca Trail Alternatives: Ancascocha Trek

In this story we want to explain Inca Trail alternatives we have explored. A way to tell you our adventure firsthand. Let’s go! One of the great joys of my job is that I get to travel with my sixteen year-old son. This time the journey was a full three-day, two-night…

This time in August 2019 I will be leading Aracari’s second Founder trip, a group trip to Northern Peru. Founder trips are generally the opportunity to showcase the best kept secrets and some of the less known areas in the Andes as well connect to people and their stories the…

Emily Shaw has created two holistic programs for 2019 that combine the best detox practices with plant-based kitchen skills using Peruvian ingredients and super foods such as coca leaves and powder, quinoa, kiwicha, maca, lucuma and corn, among many others. A chic beach retreat takes place in boutique hotel KiChic…

Take an Andean Tea Break

Aracari prides itself on offering the most exclusive experiences that we can for our guests. We create one-off, completely tailormade moments that suit your interests to make sure your trip is one you never forget. One example of this is a pop-up Andean tea break in the Sacred Valley, to…

5 Highlights of Paracas National Reserve

destination dining paracas national reserve

Amid the striking coastal desert of Peru is the Paracas National Reserve, a protected natural area known for its wealth of marine wildlife and dramatic shoreline of wind and wave sculpted rock formations. Only a 4 hour drive from Lima, the reserve is well worth a visit and easily combined with other…