Category: Peru

Peru – the perfect pick for a honeymoon

Peru – the perfect pick for a honeymoon

Picture this: you’re relaxing in a natural health spa, enjoying a luxurious couple massage with your significant other, discussing the ancient temple you just visited with a personal guide, and anticipating tomorrow’s luxury train ride to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. For couples looking to combine elite luxury with light adventure and cultural exploration, [...]

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

With frequent and reliable flights throughout South America, luxury travellers are now taking full advantage of everything that South America has to offer, and combining multiple destinations in one comprehensive vacation. One of the most in demand trips combines the highlights of Ecuador and Peru, to create a once-in-a-life-time Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation. There are [...]

The World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2012: a surprise winner

The World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2012: a surprise winner

When you talk about the best gastronomic countries in the world, you probably think of Italy, France, Japan or perhaps China. So you would be surprised to find out that at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards the winner for the World’s Leading Culinary Destination of 2012 was actually Peru. Beating off strong competition from [...]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes

This photo was shot near sunset, high in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru’s Andes mountains. On this particular climb Dave Thompson was attempting the 6,000+ metre Tocllaraju Mountain (the peak on the left of the photograph). This is the view from his tent at just over 5,000 metres. Tocllaraju in Quechua language means something akin [...]

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

If you are tempted by luxury travel in South America, have you considered a trip to Peru? Most luxury travellers to South America associate the continent with attractions like the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions of central Chile or perhaps the picture postcard settings of Rio de Janeiro. Of course these are [...]

Walk in the footsteps of royalty with a luxury Inca Trail package

Walk in the footsteps of royalty with a luxury Inca Trail package

You couldn’t find yourself any further from reality when hiking Peru’s famous 4-days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The trail which navigates its way through awe-inspiring Andean scenery, frequently passing by remote Inca ruins and descending slowly into the prime Amazon cloud forest is truly one of the world’s best trekking experiences. And now it’s [...]

5 reasons to travel to Peru in 2013

5 reasons to travel to Peru in 2013

In 1911, Hiram Bingham, the Yale University lecturer and explorer stumbled upon the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Although some say that Machu Picchu was never lost, but simply re-discovered, Hiram Bingham’s finding certainly triggered huge international interest in a relatively unknown country, changing the tourism scene in Peru forever. After a few recent [...]

A dazzling new addition to luxury in Cusco

A dazzling new addition to luxury in Cusco

Almost exactly one year ago I wrote an article about the top three luxury hotels in Cusco. It’s time to add one more to the list: Palacio Nazarenas. After years of construction and renovation, in June 2012 the doors opened at this dazzling new luxury hotel. Palacio Nazarenas joins Hotel Monasterio to become Orient-Express’ second [...]

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

Home to some of the oldest and most impressive ruins in the world, and featuring one of the most diverse collections of biomes within a single nation’s borders, Peru has long been a popular destination for travellers seeking adventure and legend. But an increasing number of travelers are discovering another face to this South American [...]

Elegance and adventure in Peru’s Colca Canyon

Elegance and adventure in Peru’s Colca Canyon

Twice the depth of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Colca Canyon in southern Peru measures up as one of the deepest and most spectacular canyons on the planet. It’s a journey into deep and vibrant Peru, where traditional Andean culture holds on to its roots, condors soar upward from the depths, and iconic Peruvian vicuñas and [...]

A new way to see the Amazon

A new way to see the Amazon

This November saw the unveiling of a new eco jungle-lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Hacienda Concepcion is the second property under the byInkaterra name, the sister brand to pioneering Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra Hotels. byInkaterra launched in 2010 to offer travellers to Peru a more immersive, guesthouse-style experience of the country, without compromising on the [...]

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

24th July of this year marked 100 years exactly since Yale man and National Geographic explorer Hiram Bingham puffed and sweated his way up to the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu. A century later, travelers who want to take in this true wonder of the world aren’t limited to explorer-style bivouacking; rather, there are now [...]

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular sites in the worlds, so it is only fitting that your trip to the ancient Incan citadel should compare in class. Luckily, the city of Cusco, where many visitors base themselves before and after their Machu Picchu tours, is flush in 5-star accommodations. Here are some recommendations to help you [...]

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Mery Calderon is the founder and President of Kuoda Travel, a tour operator that pioneered private luxury travel in Peru. Born and educated in Cusco, she is an expert in the Andean region and has shown countless guests the majesty of Machu Picchu and the warmth of Peruvian culture. After growing up in her mother’s [...]

3 of the best luxury Amazon cruises

3 of the best luxury Amazon cruises

When you think of the Amazon, you picture exotic forest and wild animals. But what are the next images that come to mind? No electricity, no warm water? Lots of heat, dirt and bugs? How can you avoid all these discomforts and travel in style in such an extraordinary destination? Three words: luxury Amazon cruises. [...]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. [...]

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