Peru’s ‘White City’ of Arequipa has a brand-new luxury hideaway for travellers exploring this charming colonial city. Humboldt specialist Clara reviews a recent stay at CIRQA Arequipa.
Hiking to the peak of Machu or Huayna Picchu after a visit to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is a perfect way to enjoy panoramic views of this unique historical wonder – but which hike is best?
Lima’s booming restaurant scene has earned it a well-deserved reputation as the home of high-end South American gastronomy. Pioneering chefs and eateries in this stunning colonial city have continued to celebrate and elevate traditional Peruvian cuisine, putting the traditional food of the Andes on the map internationally.
Many travellers to Peru would be surprised to learn of the delights of the sandy south. Humboldt specialist Ellie explains why time spent in the Ica desert is a great addition to your luxury holiday.
Peru’s stunning Sacred Valley is an unmissable stop on any first-timer’s trip to this colourful Andean nation. Sol y Luna is one of our favourite luxury offerings in this region with exceptional cuisine, characterful accommodations and fabulous on-site facilities. Read on for more information on this luxury hotel!
The magical site of Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the hottest destinations in Latin America, and yet people are often overwhelmed at the choices of how to arrive at the famous citadel. There is an impressive selection of trains which can be taken from the Sacred Valley onwards to the small town of Aguas. To make your decision easier, here is a round up of the services offered...
When thinking of Peru, it is likely the first things to come to mind are Machu Picchu, llamas and an overwhelming burst of colour and culture. However, on the northern coastline, Peru also boasts some of the most peaceful coastlines scattered with beautiful beaches. It is in this region that visitors can discover some truly luxurious properties such as KiChic...
A few months ago colleague Kim was invited to take part in an exciting new way to explore the Inca Trail, aptly named 'Mountain Lodges of Peru'. Of course, she took the opportunity by the horns and here's what happened...
A two hour drive from Cusco will take you into the heart of the Andes mountains and the lush green region of the Sacred Valley. Famous for its impressive collection of Incan sites and fertile soil, this beautiful part of Peru will leave any visitor longing to return.
Located in the north of the country, Chachapoyas and nearby Kuelap, are home to some incredibly well preserved constructions, including the Kuelap Fortress and colourful tombs set into the cliffs. Not only are there a selection of mind-blowing ancient history sites, but the area is also rich in wildlife (particularly hummingbirds), and has many beautiful waterfalls - including the 3rd highest waterfall in the world - Gocta Falls
Built in harmony with the surrounding environment, this new Belmond hotel 'Las Casitas' is the premier accommodation option when staying at the Colca Canyon in Peru. The stunning surrounding landscapes can be viewed from various vistas throughout the property, but the best place is from the private 'casitas'.
4 Luxury Beach Hotels in Peru Peru certainly isn't at the top of the list when it comes to booking beach breaks, however, this vibrant country which is steeped in history and culture also boasts some incredible boutique hotels right next to the sea. The coastline of Peru is huge, with almost 2,500km of beaches, [...]
The Inti Raymi Festival is an astounding display of colourful costumes, vibrant music and delicious food which takes place on the 24th June in Cusco every year.
Take an exclusive trip through the stunning landscapes of Peru on one of the most luxurious trains in the world, the Belmond Andean Explorer.
With spring well underway, it's time to think about which cocktails you'll be sipping on this summer... Read any bar menu and the likelihood is that many of the choices are from Latin America. The Caipirinha is a Brazilian staple. The Pina Colada - one of the most well known cocktails in the world - [...]
The prospect of a new year is always an ideal time to start thinking about, and organising, a trip for the coming months. After the excitement of Christmas has faded and the last box of chocolates has been eaten, what better to do than grab a map, a guidebook and your travel partner and start [...]
You've spent the last few days hiking through the Andes, traversing high passes and marveling at the spectacular scenery, and now you've reached the jewel of the Incan empire - Machu Picchu. But what to do with the few hours that you have at this breathtaking archelogical site? Surprisingly, there are quite a few options... [...]
The Inca Trail in Peru is without doubt one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. Spending a few days in this rugged, unspoilt mountainous terrain which is steeped in history and surrounded by the white capped peaks of the Andes is an unforgettable experience. Add to this the breathtaking moment that you [...]
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and is an essential part of any holiday to Peru. It stretches across the borders of both Peru and Bolivia although more of the lake is located on the Peruvian side. Humboldt Travel directors, Kirsty and Simon, paid a visit to the area on a [...]