An Andean Pachamanca Lunch

pachamanca

On a recent visit to the Sacred Valley, I had the pleasure of participating in and enjoying a Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue’s Organic Farm at the edge of the town of Ollantaytambo. Pachamanca Lunch in the Sacred Valley Peru is fast gaining a reputation as a destination for gastronomy and…

Condé Nast: 2016 Top Travel Specialist Peru

Marisol Mosquera top travel specialist Peru with her son

We’ve got some great news to share… Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, has been named by Condé Nast Traveler as a 2016 Top Travel Specialist Peru. According to Condé Nast Traveler, a Top Travel Specialist: «will intuit your desires before you even know what they are – then they’ll make them…

Inca Trail in Peru: 6 Unexpected Highlights

Inca Trail in Peru- Open air history lesson

Inca Trail in Peru – It’s Not a Race to the Finish There are hundreds of Inca ‘trails’ scattered across Peru, relics of the impressive network of roads connecting the Inca Empire. Then there’s the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – El Camino Inka in Spanish, the iconic four day trek to…

Pick a local ‘friend’ for the best guiding in Lima

Best guiding in Lima with an Aracari friend in the city

The best guiding in Lima is with a local friend Despite all of the guidebooks and web resources out there, there is nothing that comes quite as close as having a friend in the city you’re visiting, to see and experience a new place with someone who can show you ‘their’ city…

Peru Honeymoon: Magical and Memorable

Why choose a Peru Honeymoon? A vacation to Peru is described by many as a once in a lifetime trip, full of incredible experiences that create lasting memories – surely that’s the perfect recipe for a honeymoon trip? Whether you need relaxing post-wedding down time or are geared up for a…

Recommendations for a Long Weekend in Lima

Peru’s capital city Lima is brimming with historic sites, top restaurants, and many of the country’s best museums, boutiques and galleries. Once considered the most beautiful city in all of Spanish America, today Lima is burgeoning, big and full of character. The largest city in the country, a weekend in…