Peru travel Archive

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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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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A Private Island Luxury Lodge on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is a special place, the highest big lake you can navigate in the world, shared by Bolivia and Peru, with an interesting native culture on floating island made from reeds. The best way to experience it in all its majesty is at the one private island resort: Isla Suasi Hotel. This upscale property [&hellip

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The Best Places to Visit in Peru: Machu Picchu and Beyond

Peru is an incredibly diverse country to visit if you don’t just rush through and check things off a list. It goes from desert to rainforest, volcanic ranges to the Andes, high lakes to deep canyons, and to the Pacific Ocean. Most tourists who come to Peru are concentrated in one area, so it’s not [&hellip

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When’s the Best Time to Cruise Along the Amazon River?

If you’re heading to the Amazon River region of Peru, what time of year should you go? Well this might not need to be a major consideration if your windows of opportunity are limited. In most destinations there’s a high season and a low season, which may or may not correspond to the months with [&hellip

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