Tag: Trekking

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…

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…

Machu Picchu Hiking Tours: Many Routes to the Top

Machu Picchu Hiking Tours: Many Routes to the Top

Incredible Machu Picchu Hiking Tours While a visit to the iconic Inca citadel Machu Picchu is a must-see highlight of most visitors’ trip to Peru, how you experience it, and how you get there is completely up to you, with lots of options to choose from. Remember that sometimes the journey is half the adventure! If you enjoy hiking and trekking and taking in the stunning mountain scenery, there are many options to consider, whether you’d like a small taste of adventure or a full blown multi-day trekking odyssey taking you to…

Exploring Peru’s Colca Canyon

Exploring Peru’s Colca Canyon

If you love hiking and trekking, Peru should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit. The Andes mountain range runs north to south along Peru’s spine – an endless playground for adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors. While most people immediately think of the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, there are many other options around the country. Have a look at our Trekking in Peru suggestions – there are loads of quieter and lesser-trodden trails offering a chance to connect with some fantastic scenery, ancient ruins…

Hike to Laguna 69 in the Cordillera Blanca

Hike to Laguna 69 in the Cordillera Blanca

This was my first hiking trip in Peru, and what a place to start! The hike to Laguna 69 was one of the top on my peru adventure travel bucket-list. The Cordillera Blanca mountain range attracts hiking enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies from all over the world. As the world’s second highest mountain range after the Himalayas, the region is rich with offerings of all sorts of outdoor pursuits from hiking, mountain-biking, ice-climbing, and more. Hike to Laguna 69 I visited the region for a long weekend with my boyfriend Steven…

Two Days Trekking in the Lares Valley of Peru

Two Days Trekking in the Lares Valley of Peru

Patakancha Lares trek in Peru When considering a trek in the Peruvian Andes, most travelers immediately think of the Classic Inca Trail, but with so many alternative routes throughout the Cusco region, there are plenty of options to avoid the crowds and immerse yourself in a cultural journey through the Quechua heartland. The Patakancha to Lares trek is one such option, and I recently had the chance to take this 2 day trail through breathtaking landscapes, where life remains much unchanged since the time of the Incas. Our…

Choquequirao, The Other Machu Picchu

Choquequirao, The Other Machu Picchu

You may not have heard of Choquequirao, but that was intentional. 3,085m up in the Salkantay Mountain Range, the ‘lost city of the Incas’ and ‘sister’ city of Machu Picchu, was ignored completely by the chroniclers of the age, because as independent archaeologist Gary Ziegler said to the New York Times earlier this year, “the Spanish never found it.” At Aracari we offer a 6 day trek through the Choquequirao area. This is a tough trek hiking down into the canyon of the Apurimac river and up again….