Peru travel Archive

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 [...]

Staying in the Amazon Jungle in Style

We’ve run a couple luxury travel in Peru tour stories about upscale, small-ship cruises in the Peruvian Amazon, but we haven’t been able to get anyone out to Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazonica lodge there, the best jungle lodge in Peru, if not the whole Amazon region. I’m happy to say we’ve rectified that. Contributor Ellen Barone, [...]

A Luxury Peru Walking Tour

There’s no shortage of tour companies in Peru who can lead you across the Andes to Inca monuments and Sacred Valley villages. One of our writers just went out with one of the best though: the tour company Butterfield and Robinson, best known for their upscale “slow travel” walking and biking tours. Our correspondent got [...]

Amazon Cruising Gets Even Swankier

It wasn’t all that long ago that we posted a story about cruising the Amazon of Peru with Aqua Expeditions. They were taking passengers into the jungle in a ship far fancier than anything else on the water. Now they’ve upped their own ante and launched the M.V. Aria, pictured above. One of our writers [...]

Video Tour of Hotel Paracas, Southern Peru

I mentioned Hotel Paracas in my last post as this was my base while exploring the Ballestas Islands nearby and the Nazca Lines a bit south of there by Cessna plane. (See the tour story on Ballestas and Nazca here.) You often see luxury hotels referred to as a jewel, a diamond in the rough, [...]