Category: Peru

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Andrew Dunn is the Founder of Scott Dunn which he started as a luxury ski company in 1986 and which has since become a tailor-made tour operator of luxury holidays around the world. What is it that you do exactly? If Iím not going to our London office, Iím up by 6.45am and drive my [...]

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Tourists at one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Machu Picchu, have had to be airlifted from the site by helicopter. † Arouind 1,400 are said to have been rescued after floods destroyed road and rail links, but 800 are thought to be still stranded. †The area has experienced its highest rainfall in 15 years [...]

Re-live ‘Touching The Void’ with the man who cut the rope

Re-live ‘Touching The Void’ with the man who cut the rope

World Expeditions has announced a second – and final – date for those who want to relive the dramatic scenes from ‘Touching the Void‘ with Simon Yates, ‘the man who cut the rope’, on a specially designed trek in the Peruvian Andes. In 1985 Simon and Joe Simpson became the first people to ascend to [...]

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays. † † After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since. † She uses her first-hand knowledge and [...]

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests, †the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been †given the green light †by Peruvian officials this morning. † †Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed [...]

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel has been certified with five stars by the Regional Government of Cusco in Peru, adding to the luxury accommodation available. Only open to the public for one year, SUMAQ has 60 luxurious rooms split between superior deluxe, junior suites and Sumaq Suites. The architecture, infrastructure and interior projects have been designed [...]

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

Delfin (Dolphin) Amazon Cruises, which operates deluxe river cruises in the Amazon, has begun the construction of its second vessel, the DELFIN II. This new luxury vessel which will set sail in March 2009, will have 14 suites for up to 28 passengers complete with wide panoramic windows including interconnected cabins for families and master [...]

New luxury comes to Peru

New luxury comes to Peru

You can now experience the Andes in more luxury than ever, thanks to the opening of three new hotels. † †Firstly, there’s †La Casona Inkaterra in †Cuzco, a carbon-neatural addition to the hotel market †which has prestigious neighbours in the form of the Museo de Arte Precolombino and the world famous †Hotel Monasterio. Secondly there’s [...]

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information. † It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some †of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it [...]

More oxygen, Madam?  No problem…

More oxygen, Madam? No problem…

High in the Andes, more than 3000 metres above sea level, Cuzco’s El Monasterio †has been †converted into †the ultimate luxury hotel from a 16th Century Jesuit monastery. Nightly room rates start from $495 for a basic double up †to $1,590 for the Royal Suite. Nothing has been overlooked here: extra oxygen to fight altitude [...]

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Here’s a first. Aqua Expeditions is to run a luxury ship – the M/V Aqua – on the Amazon. The vessel has 8 suites and 4 master suites, a generous top-level observation deck, an elegant dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a boutique shop. † Rates start from around $5000 for a 7-day itinerary [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Peruvian ecolodge of Rupa Wasi Paris Luxury Hotels from Luxique Go window shopping at Luxury Culture Estraordinary watches from Kronometry

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in South America, according to Tripadvisor

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina Miraflores Park Hotel – Lima, Peru Sofitel Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina Caesar Park Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina JW Marriott Hotel Quito – Quito, Ecuador Claridge Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina Emiliano Hotel – Sao Paolo, [...]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers. † Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year [...]

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

The Nature Conservancy is again teaming up with Abercrombie & Kent, to offer you the chance to get up close with nature ‚ÄĒ brown bears, flying foxes, pink dolphins and giant tortoises. Their 2008 series is very similar to this year’s with a few changes to locations. The 2008 journeys include Brazil’s Pantanal (18th-28th May); [...]

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in South America, announcing plans to open three new properties in Peru. In a franchise agreement with Inmobiliaria Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo S.A., Starwood will open its first Westin hotel (scheduled to open in early 2010) in South America in Lima, Peru, as well as two [...]

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