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Tambopata Research Center: A Luxury Amazon Lodge

Tambopata Research Center: A Luxury Amazon Lodge

The Amazon rainforest is magical. Within it, Peru boasts a range of luxury Amazon lodge options to discover its incredible flora and fauna, which Aracari has tried and tested. I recommend Tambopata Research Center (TRC) for the most authentic jungle experience, where the luxury of staying at this remote lodge in pristine rainofrest is the unrivalled opportunity for widlife watching in Peru. My Visit to Tambopata Research Center I first visited Tambopata Research Center, the only lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, many years ago, and had always longed to go back. I had never forgotten the abundance of…

Amantica Lodge Lake Titicaca: Calm and Serenity

Amantica Lodge Lake Titicaca: Calm and Serenity

Our Head of Marketing gives her first-hand review of Amantica Lodge Lake Titicaca, having personally stayed at the luxurious private villa, located on Amantaní Island in Peru. Amantica Lodge Lake Titicaca As I cruised towards to the island under the midday sun, cutting through the stillness of the lake, Amantica Lodge slowly came into view. Perched on a quiet edge of Amantaní Island on Lake Titicaca, Amantica Lodge is a new stylish, private two-bed villa that I had the pleasure of testing out on a recent inspection trip to Lake Titicaca….

The Apu’s Trail: Ausangate Lodge Trek

The Apu’s Trail: Ausangate Lodge Trek

A few days ago I returned, renewed and exhilarated, from trekking the Ausangate Lodge Trek route along the southern face of Apu Ausangate in the Southern Andes of Peru–two hours from Cusco, as the Condor flies, and four hours driving distance. This is a fantastic trek in Peru for adventurous travellers. Ausangate Lodge Trek Apu Ausangate is the most sacred mountain deity in the Cusco region, deserving much respect and reverence, as well as pilgrimages and offerings. It stands majestically at 6,372 meters (20,905 ft), and is Peru’s second…

Colca Lodge Opens New Adobe Suites

Colca Lodge Opens New Adobe Suites

The Colca Lodge is a charmingly rustic property in the Colca Valley of southern Peru. Set on the bank of the Colca River, the lodge’s design immerses guests in the lush surrounding landscape. The lodge boasts several eco-credentials, employing ecological radiant heat panels, geothermal energy and solar power to heat the water. Recently they reopened six renovated suites made of adobe with traditional thatch roofs, which naturally regulate temperature, maintaining coolness under the hot sun and act as insulation in the chilly nights. Each of the ample suites…

Three Tambopata Lodges – A comparison based on our experience

Harboring some of the most biodiverse rainforest in all of the Amazon, the Tambopata National Reserve has become a hotspot for travellers looking to connect with nature and to have a fulfilling jungle experience.  But where should you stay to fully experience this amazing location? With a variety of excellent jungle lodges and hotels in and around Tambopata, choosing which one perfectly suits your needs can prove to be difficult. Amongst the best accommodation options are Posada Amazonas, Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center.  Operated by the…

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa named to Travelers’ Choice 2013 Top 25 Hotels in the World

In the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley, hidden among its beautiful private gardens, ranch, and the picturesque mountains of the Valley lies a tranquil retreat and one of my personal and Aracari’s favorite hotels in Peru: Sol y Luna. TripAdvisor and the masses seem to agree with our praise; Sol y Luna was recently named to the Travelers’ Choice 2013 Top 25 Hotels in the World, a well-deserved distinction for this stylish yet cozy escape. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have spent a few…

Weekend in the Andes, Llanganuco Lodge Peru – Part Two

Weekend in the Andes, Llanganuco Lodge Peru – Part Two

Weekend in the Andes And Lauren, too! | Shortly after the sun had set over the Cordillera Negra, the equally as amazing moon emerged over the opposite snow covered peaks, slowly creeping into the dark sky and illuminating the valley.  Light pollution is relatively unknown to this remote area, and this gave us an unencumbered view of the celestial bodies that dominated the night sky.  We convened in the candlelit lodge, joining our fellow guests, who gathered around the communal dining table or snuggled into the couches enjoying…

Aracari in Cusco: Lodge-to-Lodge Ausangate Trek

Aracari in Cusco: Lodge-to-Lodge Ausangate Trek

Lodge-to-Lodge Ausangate Trek While recently in the Cusco region, I took the opportunity to realise the lodge-to-lodge Ausangate trek. This is an incredible 5 day trek that sees partakers staying each night at authentic and comfortable mountain lodges in between walking along a miraculous trekking route that passes beneath the snow covered peak of Ausangate amidst other wonders. What I found was an experience very much in the style of Aracari, a project that combines a number of our core values;  authenticity, sustainability and adventure intertwined with comfort and…

Trekking in Peru with a twist

Trekking in Peru with a twist

The new lodge-to-lodge alternative to camping In the “top ten things to do before you die” list, trekking to Machu Picchu just became more than just a pipedream for those who simply could not face the idea of camping out. Two incredible initiatives have accomplished amazing feats of engineering by building top quality lodges at high altitudes in remote areas of Peru. Now you can truly trek along the Salcantay route to the foot of Machu Picchu in style, safe in the knowledge that at the end of…

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge

Located only 45 minutes by motorboat from Puerto Maldonado, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge offers the best accommodation facilities in the Manu and Tambopata region of Peru’s South Eastern Rainforest. Comfortable accommodation and ease of access make this lodge the perfect choice for families with small children and visitors who prefer more creature comforts for an Amazon Rainforest experience in Peru. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonca Lodge: Notes from the field Having recently returned from a visit to the Reserva Amazonica in Tambopata (Peruvian Rainforest), here’s my first-hand take on this wonderful jungle lodghe,…