Tag: Cuzco

Once the capital of the Inca empire, Cuzco is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in all of South America, with a mix of Inca and Colonial architecture. It’s a top destination for travelers to Peru, and a great base for exploring nearby Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and many other nearby destinations. Check out this small selection of the many excursions you can enjoy in and around Cuzco, with Aracari, specialists in tailormade travel to Peru.

Cusco Culinary Experience: Urban Eats by Day

Cusco Culinary Experience: Urban Eats by Day

Nestled into the Andean Highlands, Cusco is perfectly positioned to tap into a wide array of the country’s natural produce. As specialists in culinary travel, Aracari gives travelers the opportunity to explore the gastronomy of the historic city through various Cusco culinary experiences including Urban Eats by day, Urban Eats by night, and The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour. Cusco Urban Eats by day Aracari’s Head of Marketing Caroline Major delves into Peruvian culinary traditions on Aracari’s Cusco Urban Eats Food Tour.  Today I had great fun exploring the streets…

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…

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

Walking into the villa, I was greeted by two things simultaneously – the beautiful bright colours of the eclectic but tasteful Andean decór, and the inviting smell of my dinner simmering away from the kitchen, under the watchful eye of Berta the cook. A hidden oasis of Sacred Valley Private Villas Nestled in a private gated group of condominiums, set in lush tropical gardens, are seven beautiful and inviting Sacred Valley private villas, one of which is available for Aracari guests. With lovely configuration and character and style, it offers a high level…

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Sarapampa is a Quechua word which means ‘cornfield’, a fitting name for this beautiful and sprawling property in the Sacred Valley. In these parts, daily life revolves around corn cultivation as it has done for the people of the Andes for centuries. A visit to Hacienda Sarapampa with Aracari is a chance to witness the journey of this sacred crop from field to plate as you learn about the history and importance of corn in the Sacred Valley, followed by a delicious seven course meal with the hacienda owners. Sacred Crop Corn…

Inca rope bridge: Puente Qeswachaka

Inca rope bridge: Puente Qeswachaka

  Puente Qeswachaka I’ve visted Cuzco and the Sacred Valley so many times – for work and pleasure, and I love that even now after all these years, there are new things to discover in the region. Before a recent work trip, a colleague mentioned that my trip would coincide with the annual rebuilding of the Qeswachaka Bridge in June. I was intrigued and had to go see it.   An ancient tradition lives on So much has changed in the Sacred Valley over the centuries, and there…