Peru travel Archive

A Culinary Tour of Gastronomy Hotspot Lima

Ask any well-traveled foodie who has spent a lot of time in Latin America and one city usually comes out on top for cuisine: Lima, Peru. Sure, Argentina has great beef and Chile has an array of fantastic wine, but if you want to consistently be thrilled and surprised with your restaurant meals, Lima is [...]

The New Orient Express Hotel in Peru: Palacio Nazarenas

The Orient-Express company has a major presence in Peru and they’ve added another jewel this year with Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent turned hotel next to their famous Hotel Monasterio. Yes, there’s a male/female thing going here: a former convent and a former monastery. But now the sexes can mingle freely and use the facilities [...]

Sol y Luna Lodge in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Long before all the flashy new hotels opened up in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Sol y  Luna (Sun and Moon) had staked out a spot in Urubamba. Over the years the orginal small lodge mirrored Peru’s tourism industry, expanding and going more upscale as the number of visitors increased. Now Sol y Luna has [...]

Peru’s Inti Raymi Festival with Southwind Adventures

Any time is a great time to be in Cusco, Peru in my opinion, but the dry months of May through September are the most popular for a reason. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area in mid-June, you may get to witness the Inti Raymi Festival. If you want to be sure [...]

A Riot of Color in Chivay, Peru

The Colca Canyon is a brown place. In rainy season the flowers bloom and there’s plenty of green, but the overall color is brown, punctuated by pretty white churches in the village centers. When I left the Orient-Express Casitas del Colca hotel and the driver began the journey back to Arequipa, however, I had a [...]