Category: Peru

6 places to go off the beaten path in Peru

6 places to go off the beaten path in Peru

Go off the beaten path in Peru, and find the remains of some of the world’s oldest civilizations. These cities may have crumbled, but you can still get a sense of their former glory when you tour the art and intimidating walls they left behind. Not so ancient, but no less impressive is the complex […]

Belmond Andean Explorer culture

Explore Peru’s awesome, majestic landscape in Orient Express style

Now you can explore Peru’s awesome, majestic landscape in Orient Express style. Belmond, the company who created the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express have launched a new legend: the Belmond Andean Explorer. The first luxury sleeper train to travel through a part of South America offers a truly unique way to discover some of Peru’s most notable landmarks. […]

Discover the 'camels of the New World'

Discover the ‘camels of the New World’

When thinking about the Andes, many people picture snow-capped mountains, vast green plains, indigenous peoples …and herds of llamas. And yes, these are some of the main characteristics of the mountainous South American region – including those llamas. In fact, American llamas – and their close cousins (alpacas, guanacos and vicunas) – inhabit the immense […]

10 exceptional wildlife experiences in Latin America

10 exceptional wildlife experiences in Latin America

It doesn’t matter what type of holiday or trip you are looking for; Latin America has something to offer everyone. There are idyllic beaches, fascinating historical sites, exciting adventurous activities, off-the-scale luxury hotels and award-winning restaurants to name but a few. However, if you are interested in wildlife, the options are endless. From sweeping mountainous […]

The best luxury hotels at Machu Picchu

The best luxury hotels at Machu Picchu

As one of the greatest historical monuments in the world, Machu Picchu has been on many a traveller’s bucket list since its discovery in 1912. Dating back to the 1500’s, the ruins of this ancient citadel are unmistakable, often shrouded in mist rising from the surrounding cloud forest. It is, without doubt, one of the […]

Where will you go for Mother's Day?

Where will you go for Mother’s Day?

Why send mom some flowers in a vase, when you could take her to see exotic flowers growing in the wild? Skip the stuffed animals and plan an itinerary that includes a stop to see adorable wildlife. Don’t send her a card with a picture of a tropical beach — book a plane and take […]

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

Spend a day on the water, and feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. With experienced captains, you can visit spots along the coast where dolphins frolic and fish are eager to bite. Boating tours also allow you to explore as many beaches as possible — cruise up and […]

Top 5 hidden gems of the Amazon rainforest

Top 5 hidden gems of the Amazon rainforest

You can have a surprisingly upscale experience in the rainforest, even when you’re deep in the Amazon. The following is a list of some of the loveliest places to stay while you’re on a trek through one of the most biologically diverse environments in the world. These types of lodges have meals included as part […]

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Many people call Lima Peru the “Culinary Capital of Latin America,” and there are plenty of reasons for such a title. In this Andean city, one finds a celebration of ancient techniques and avant-garde practices that seamlessly merge inside the local kitchens of Lima’s highly diverse restaurants and bars. Successive migrations (African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese […]

Where do you want to stay on your Machu Picchu visit?

Where do you want to stay on your Machu Picchu visit?

Every year, millions of travelers are drawn to a singular mountain-top sanctuary, as if individually summoned by some otherworldly force. Nevertheless, it’s easy to understand why so many embark on this annual trek to Machu Picchu. Once we make personal contact with the 550-year old citadel, somehow built almost 8,000 feet in the air, its […]

7 outstanding hotels for discovering Lima, Peru

7 outstanding hotels for discovering Lima, Peru

When the world was yet to discover the charms of this beautiful city, many people associated Lima with only fog and gray skies. While it’s true that the Peruvian capital has a very particular climate – influenced by the cold Humboldt Current and the Andean mountain range – this is by no means the only […]

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

Peru has long been a backpacker’s paradise; however, this “Empire of Hidden Treasures” has now entered into the limelight as a must-see travel destination for upscale travelers as well. From riverboat expeditions deep in its exotic rainforest, to journeys along its vast coastal desert – traveling via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes in between […]

Top 10 adventure vacations

Top 10 adventure vacations

Feeling a little daring? On your next vacation, try something new. You haven’t really travelled until you’ve left your comfort zone. Even in remote corners of the world you can find expert guides ready to supply you with everything you need for an adventure. Make your trip as easy or intense as you want — […]

Tranquility Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

10 must-see beaches you've probably never heard of

10 must-see beaches you’ve probably never heard of

This Summer, don’t settle for a quick cannonball into the chlorinated waters of your local pool. Step out of your Summer routine and visit a beach that’s far from your usual Summertime destinations.  This guide will help you find your coastal oasis with blue water, untouched sand and lush palm trees swaying in the breeze. Uvita, […]

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

South America’s popularity as a luxury destination shows no sign of slowing down and, if anything, visitors seem to be wanting to get ever further off the beaten track to explore the less well-trodden corners of this cracking continent. So in the self-same spirit of exploration, here are seven South American secrets that may not […]

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