Tag: Expert guide Lima

Rather than just your average tour guide, Aracari works with specialists in their fields – archaeologists, historians, artists, architects, former fashion models and more to offer you the best expert guiding in Lima. Here we outline some of our exclusive experiences, such as a tour of the historic centre with a professor of architecture, which Aracari guests can enjoy as part of a luxury, tailormade trip to Peru.

Pedro de Osma Museum

Pedro de Osma Museum

Peru is a country rich in cultural history, with ancient civilizations ranging from one of the oldest in the world – the Caral civilization that dates back to 3,200 BC – to the powerful Incan Empire from the 16th century. Last week the Aracari team visited the Pedro de Osma Museum, which helps explain some of the country’s deep history. A treasured collection of colonial paintings, sculpture and silver, Pedro de Osma Museum is housed in a beautiful setting in Barranco with manicured gardens and is one of Lima’s best museums. Here we…

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

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

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 from a local’s perspective. Whilst a tour guide might have all the textbook facts, Aracari also has a handpicked selection of ‘friends in the city’ who can give you this home-away-from-home insider experience. From their insight on Lima, to…

Recommendations for a Long Weekend in Lima

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 Lima -or even lingering a few days longer in the city – is well worth considering and won’t disappoint. A long weekend in Lima – full of surprises The city is full of activities and experiences to delight all visitors,…

Luis Villacorta – Historic Centre of Lima expert

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, particularly the architecture in the historic centre of Lima and the relationship between the modern city and pre-Colonial times, it is an absolute pleasure to hear Luis talk about Lima and experience his expert guiding in Lima. Luis Villacorta,…

Another Memorable Visit to Centro Colich in Barranco

Another Memorable Visit to Centro Colich in Barranco

Discover Centro Colich Strolling down the streets in my resident district of Barranco one evening, I found myself wandering into Central Colich, a hidden gem, exhibition space, boutique clothing atelier, and café.  One of my favorite places in Lima to frequent, Central Colich has a trendy, bohemian atmosphere with an ever-changing array of artwork, artisan jewelry, decoration and interior design, and high-quality clothing.  The house was first built in 1907 and owned by Austrian Santiago Colich, and after more than a century, it has been fully restored to…