Peru travel Archive

Latin America Travel News and Views

Congratulations to Peru’s Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. Here’s the sad part though: “He is the first Latin American writer to win the prize since Octavio Paz in 1990.” (No Spanish readers in Sweden perhaps?) Big news for real estate investors looking at Ecuador: International Living reports that [...]

Aranwa Resort in the Sacred Valley of Peru

The first time I visited Peru, about six years ago, the Sacred Valley was an afterthought for most tourists. It was a place you visited on a day trip from Cusco, but not an area where many people spent the night. There were some decent hotels, but nothing to rival what you found on opposite [...]

Finally – a Coastal Luxury Resort in Peru: Hotel Paracas

We just posted a review of the Libertador Hotel Paracas, on the Pacific Coast of Peru, about three hours south of Lima. In most countries the opening of a luxury oceanfront resort is pretty routine, but in Peru’s case it’s a big deal. Despite having 1,500 miles of coastland, this country has never had anything [...]

Kim MacQuarrie, Last Days of the Incas Author and Tour Leader

When I was at the Luxury Travel Expo last month I had the pleasure of hearing a short presentation from Kim MacQuarrie, a Peru travel expert and author of the book Last Days of the Incas. A few lucky souls will get to spend far more time with him this year actually traveling through Peru: [...]

Notable Hotel Openings in Peru and Brazil

Last week we posted reviews of two luxury hotels that opened recently in Peru and Brazil. The Peru opening’s name makes it sound like it should be in Colombia—Casa Cartegena—but it’s actually in Cusco, just a shuffle away from the reigning Monasterio and the upscale Inkaterra boutique hotel La Casona. This hotel dispenses with all [...]