Peru travel Archive

Getting Quality Handicrafts the Easy Way

You want to support local artisans when you buy souvenirs, but getting all that stuff home can be a pain. Baggage restrictions and the risk of breakage in transit are serious detriments to bringing back that special piece of pottery, the hand-blown glass, or that intricate wood carving. If you order things online though, it [...]

Our Story on the MV Aqua – Amazon River, Peru

We just posted a new luxury travel tour story we’ve had in the works for a while: Cruising the Peruvian Amazon on the MV Aqua. (Click the ship photo on the left if you just can’t wait to read it.) To say there’s no other ship like this cruising the Amazon River would be an [...]

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 [...]