Category: Peru

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

Awesome Experiences provides travel experiences of a lifetime for busy people. Helicopter over the ultimate adventure destination of Mount Everest, track gorillas in Rwanda, explore the otherworldly lunar landscapes of South America or visit Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Fair. Escape from work for just 7 days – or a fraction longer if you have […]

6 of the finest luxury hotels in Cusco, Peru

6 of the finest luxury hotels in Cusco, Peru

The great Andean city of Cusco is an important stop on any trip to Peru, for the chance to marvel at ancient archaeological sites, beautifully kept colonial architecture, and vibrant markets piled high with colorful fruit and fabrics. There’s a wonderful range of places to stay here, so we decided to round up the best […]

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru's Sacred Valley

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru’s Sacred Valley

When travelling to Peru, it is almost inevitable that you will fly into Cusco and visit the iconic site of Machu Picchu. A few days exploring the charming city of Cusco is recommended before heading towards the ancient citadel. In order to get there, one must travel through a region known as the Sacred Valley. […]

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay […]

5 considerations for hiking the Inca Trail

5 considerations for hiking the Inca Trail

At the top of the bucket lists of thousands of travelers around the world is hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is a historical route as it was part of the road system of the Inca Empire; it once linked the city of Cusco (the former capital of the Empire) to the mythical […]

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

Bathed by the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and by the Caribbean Sea, South America can boast — arguably — the most beautiful beaches in the world. From remote fishing villages whose charm lies in simple and magnetic nature, to sophisticated and modern resorts with luxury hotels and all kinds of water sports, this […]

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

If you are a keen birder, there are few places which can rival the sheer diversity of species in Latin America. From the huge flightless rhea, to the tiny jewel-like hummingbirds that can be found across the whole continent, there is a bird for everyone. The most famous residents are species such as penguins, macaws […]

The 8 best luxury hotels in Cusco

The 8 best luxury hotels in Cusco

Offering culture, history, world class cuisine and a spectacular array of landscapes, Peru is a country on many travel wish lists. If you are considering visiting this magical part of the world, it is likely that you will stop by the city of Cusco, known by the Incas as the ‘Naval of the World’. This […]

Luxury and adventure at the foot of the Andes

Luxury and adventure at the foot of the Andes

A trip to South America’s Andes is undoubtedly a challenging adventure. This mountain range that crosses the continent is the longest on Earth, with its vastness matched only by the enigmatic and imposing beauty of its landscapes. Its crystal-clear lakes, snow-capped peaks, endless deserts, lush forests, breathtaking highlands, awe-inspiring glaciers, small indigenous communities and colorful […]

Walls at El Brujo

5 great reasons to visit northern Peru

Northern Peru has been neglected by Western visitors for years, often overlooked for the more developed south, and the lure of Machu Picchu. But the times they are a-changin’, and Peru’s little-known north is rapidly becoming one of South America’s up-and-coming destinations. Some of Audley’s Peru specialists recently took a trip to the region, and […]

Lima's top attractions

Lima’s top attractions

Year in and year out, travelers are astounded by Lima’s culture and cuisine. It’s often the first stop for international travelers, who then continue on to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Lima is worth at least a few days, at the very least for the incredible restaurants in the Miraflores neighborhoods. In between sumptuous meals, […]

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 1500s, 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 […]