As we celebrate Aracari’s 20th anniversary, Danielle went to meet and chat with another important piece in the Aracari jigsaw puzzle – John Alfredo Davis Benavides – one of Aracari’s top Peru specialists offering insider experiences in Lima as part of our ‘Into the Past’ city tours. John Alfredo Davis Benavides A name…

Luis Villacorta – Historic Centre of Lima expert

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we catch up with Aracari specialist guide Luis Villacorta who talks about making the historic centre of Lima fun for kids and being star-struck by British nobility! Luis Villacorta – a passion for his hometown Lima With a lifelong passion for his home city,…

Best Luxury Hotels in Machu Picchu

Best Luxury Hotels In Machu Picchu - Sumaq

Whether arriving by train to Machu Picchu or hiking along the famous Inca trail, the range of luxury properties at Machu Picchu is guaranteed to offer you the ideal place to rest and relax. Here we give our roundup of the best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu. We’ve inspected every hotel…

Hacienda Tacama – Wine and Pisco in Ica

Hacienda Tacama

The oasis of Ica, some 300km south of Lima, is home to Peru’s wine and pisco-producing vineyards. There, tucked amidst rows of grapes, sits the sprawling bright-pink Hacienda Tacama, a standout winery in the region, which lays claim to being both the oldest winery in South America and Peru’s largest….

Hike to Laguna 69 in the Cordillera Blanca

Laguna 69

This was my first hiking trip in Peru, and what a place to start! The hike to Laguna 69 was one of the top on my peru adventure travel bucket-list. The Cordillera Blanca mountain range attracts hiking enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies from all over the world. As the world’s second highest mountain…

Pisac Tour: Colorful markets & Ancient Ruins

Tailormade trip Peru The Sacred Valley is replete with towns and villages influenced by both the ancient legacies and modern day life. Pisac, which sits about 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Cusco, is a popular place to visit as part of any private, tailormade trip Peru as it boasts a hybrid modern-colonial village…