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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…

The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour

The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour

Aracari’s head of marketing Caroline, tests out a new culinary experience for our guests, tasting her way through the streets of Cusco and learning more about Peruvian food with every bite! Peru boasts an almost unbelievable number of ingredients and rich culinary history, sitting firmly on the international food scene as a must-visit culinary destination. Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire, is surrounded by the Andes which are recognized for their wide array of natural ingredients.  Ancient superfoods like quinoa and kiwicha sit alongside the seemingly humble potato;…

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Aracari’s head of marketing Caroline checks out our Cusco Culinary Tour – Urban Eats by night. Peru has an international reputation for the variety of its ingredients and the ingenuity of its world-renowned chefs. A trip to Peru would not be complete without tasting your way through some of the country’s favourite flavours and dishes, and this is a great way to do it in Cusco. Cusco culinary tour – led by a culinary expert A fun way to immerse yourself in Peru’s unique fusion cuisine is on Aracari’s Cusco culinary tour –…

Sacsayhuaman Ruins: Things to do in Cusco

Sacsayhuaman Ruins: Things to do in Cusco

When travelers think “Inca,” their minds immediately rush to images of Machu Picchu, the iconic ancient archaeological complex isolated amongst the Andean peaks. However, there are many important Inca ruins complexes nearby Cusco that are worth visiting to get a complete picture of the great society that once ruled the area. Perhaps the most impressive collection of these relics of the ancient empire is the complex of Sacsayhuaman ruins, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Inca’s former capital city. Sacsayhuaman Ruins – Pronounced ‘Sexywoman’ The name “Sacsayhuaman” (or the many spelling…

Cusco, My kind of town: Tips for visiting Cusco

Dr John Hemming is an explorer and writer who ran the Royal Geographical Society for 21 years. In addition to Peru, his passion is Amazonian indigenous peoples. His latest book about them is Die If You Must. Brazilian Indians in the Twentieth Century. Here he shares thoughts and top tips for visiting Cusco with Aracari. Dr. Hemming’s Insider Insight: Tips for Visiting Cusco Why Cusco? I first saw Cusco in 1960 and fell hopelessly for this strange city. I have twice lived there for a while, and go back whenever…