Tag: Tailormade travel

ESCUDO by Chiara Macchiavello

ESCUDO by Chiara Macchiavello

Peruvian fashion designer Chiara An air of positive energy charged the atelier and showroom of Peruvian fashion designer Chiara Macchiavello, as we entered for a private tour with the designer. A few weeks ago, the Aracari met with Chiara and learn about her beautiful hand-made fashion garments, made using the finest Peruvian textiles. Her atelier, Escudo, is located in the bohemian district of Lima, Barranco. Aracari arranges private visits to Escudo along with other popular fashion houses, shops, galleries and boutiques on any tailormade visit to Lima. For exclusive access to fashion…

Aracari Awarded Butterfly Mark for Responsible Tourism in Peru

Aracari Awarded Butterfly Mark for Responsible Tourism in Peru

We are thrilled to announce that Aracari has been awarded the prestigious Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury for our positive actions towards responsible tourism in Peru, Bolivia and The Galapagos. About The Butterfly Mark The iconic Butterfly Mark was created by Positive Luxury to help discerning consumers identify which companies actively contribute towards sustainability. After rigorously evaluating Aracari’s sustainability criteria across ethical business practice, social and environmental frameworks and philanthropy, Aracari is delighted to have been awarded the Butterfly Mark in recognition of our positive actions in tourism, having been at the forefront of responsible travel in Peru…

Best Time to visit Machu Picchu

Best Time to visit Machu Picchu

Exploring the iconic site of Machu Picchu is the highlight of a trip to Peru for many travelers, so you probably want to think carefully about the best time to visit Machu Picchu. As the specialists in luxury travel Peru, read on for Aracari’s top considerations when planning a trip to Machu Picchu. Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu – Rainy & Dry Season  In the Andes, the rainy season runs from November to March, and the dry season from April to October. The wettest months tend to be January/February. As Machu Picchu…

5 Romantic Experiences in Peru for Valentine’s Day

5 Romantic Experiences in Peru for Valentine’s Day

Last year we blogged about the best destinations in Peru for Valentine’s Day. From relaxing on the beach in Mancora or Paracas, the stunning scenery of the Sacred Valley or the mysticism of Lake Titicaca, these remain some of the most idyllic and romantic locations in Peru to enjoy with your Valentine. Beyond picking a destination or hotel, Aracari’s expert travel planning team can help with special touches that can make your Valentine’s Day extra special. And of course you don’t have to wait till 14 February. Whether…

Raul Varela – the face of Aracari customer service

Raul Varela – the face of Aracari customer service

As Aracari reflects on 20 years of offering bespoke luxury trips to Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos, Danielle speaks to Raul Varela, the company’s longest serving employee. The phone rings in Aracari’s office and Matt, our Sales Manager, answers. It’s a woman who travelled to Peru with her family in 2003 with Aracari. They’re considering another trip and she wants to speak to Raul. Thirteen years later the name, the face and the impression stuck. For most Aracari guests, Raul is the face of Aracari customer service and…

Casa Gangotena Hotel in Quito

Casa Gangotena Hotel in Quito

Quito is a common stopover point en route to the Galapagos Islands, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. When searching for a place to stay in Quito before or after your Galapagos adventure, there is no need to sacrifice luxury. The city has many incredible options ,but one of my favorites is Casa Gangotena, which offers the perfect blend of classic cosmopolitan luxury and Ecuadorian culture. When in opened, Conde Nast Traveler listed Casa Cangotena on its 2012 Hot List as a fantastic new accommodation,…