Tag: Sacred Valley

Explora Valle Sagrado Review

Explora Valle Sagrado Review

Earlier this year I packed my hiking boots and headed to the hills to stay at Explora’s first property in Peru, Explora Valle Sagrado. Offering understated luxury for adventure-seekers, it puts the personality of a lodge inside the body of a sizable, 50-room hotel. Set within a 30-odd hectare plantation of giant corn and kiwicha, the setting in the shadow of imposing mountains is something spectacular. Explora Valle Sagrado Review The only all-inclusive property in the Sacred Valley, the reason to stay here over any other luxury hotel…

Aracari Peru Fam Trip 2016: Classic Luxury Peru

Aracari Peru Fam Trip 2016: Classic Luxury Peru

A Taste of Classic Luxury Peru: Aracari Peru Fam Trip From admiring Machu Picchu on a perfectly clear day, to partaking in a traditional shaman ceremony in the countryside in the heart of the Sacred Valley, an eager group of travel agents had the chance to see the key highlights of Peru, the Aracari way, on our 2016 FAM trip to Peru. Joining us from around the world – India, Switzerland, Sweden, the UK and USA all represented – this small collection of eight professional travel addicts joined…

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…

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…