Peru Archive

Why You Should Stay for Days in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you look through major tour company itineraries for Peru, you’ll see that most of them don’t spend much time in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. They rush through the Valle Sagrado to tick off a few sites like Pisac and Ollaytantambo on a bus tour. Or they skip the valley altogether [&hellip

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A Sacred Valley Spa in a 17th Century Building From Explora

We first posted about the latest Explora hotel in Peru when it opened two years ago and we got a correspondent in early to check it out. As these things usually go though, work was still going on during the opening months and additions rolled out over the next two years. We just got someone [&hellip

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Your American Dollars Are Worth Plenty in Latin America

The worldwide currency markets are volatile and this can have a major impact on your travels. Some years the U.S. dollar is up overall, sometimes it is down. The ups and downs usually aren’t so dramatic in Latin America since some of the currencies are tied to the greenback. Ecuador and Panama even use it [&hellip

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Our Most Popular Luxury Hotel Reviews

  Which luxury hotels in Latin America are readers clicking on the most? We just pulled up a report of our top-100 pages by traffic this year and there are a surprising number of luxury boutique hotels on the list. Of course there’s nothing even slightly scientific about this: what’s popular on our site is [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&hellip

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Casa Republica Barranco Comes to Lima’s Artistic Neighborhood

The hip artistic neighborhood on the sea coast of Lima has a second boutique hotel worth considering now: Casa Republica Barranco. Lima is a bit of a strange city when it comes to luxury lodging. There’s not much of it anywhere near the airport or the historic center. Most of the luxury hotels of all [&hellip

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