Category: Peru

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 — 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 […]

Peru from north to south

This video is a journey from the north of Peru, deep in the Amazon, through some of Peru’s most amazing wonders: the way is the Oasis in Huacachina, the majestic Andean Condor at Condor Cross (Arequipa), and the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu.

Seven New Wonders of the World

Seven New Wonders of the World

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal,  and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World  at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th […]

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite name: Presidential Villa Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: US $ 1350.00 for 2 people for 2 nights What makes it special? Unique and exclusive, and located in a secluded setting, overlooking the orchid garden at Machu Picchu.                 […]

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization,  have joined forces to create conservation adventures in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.    Their journeys in  2007 include Brazil’s Pantanal (14th to 26th May); the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (17th to 29th June); the mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos […]

South America by private jet

South America by private jet

Later this month, a small group of travellers will embark on an incredible 22-day journey across South America with Abercrombie & Kent, by private jet.  In  return for  $44,000 per person, you’ll depart Miami heading for Panama where you’ll board your private jet for the first time. The trip includes helicopter rides over rainforest, freshwater […]

Welcome to beautiful Peru

A former Miss World gives an insight into her country – Peru.

Inti Raymi

The second largest festival in South America, Inti Raymi, begins tomorrow in Cusco, Peru. It’s an ancient Inca festival of the sun and the week-long celebrations start at the Cusco fortress, Sacsayhuamán. The event will attract hundreds of thousands of Peruvians who will come to see free concerts, dance displays and more.

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Near Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Near Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, operated by Inkaterra, a leading organization in environmental and cultural conservation achieved through sustainable tourism, is a rustic boutique hotel in the heart of the Machu Picchu’s Historic Sanctuary. The 83 guest houses that make up the hotel are  nestled in one or two-storey whitewash cottages reached by attractive stone pathways. […]