Farm-to-Table in the Peruvian Amazon

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 18, 2013

potatoes in peru

Every October 5th, the Andean peoples of Peru celebrate the day of the Olluquito that signifies the importance of the From, one of 3,800 varieties of potato found in Peru and served at Rainforest Expeditions’ three eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon. A leader in Peru’s sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions is introducing farm-to-table to its […]


Machu Picchu Tour: A Reverential Experience

by Guest Contributor on December 22, 2012

Machu Pichu

When I was a little girl and my parents first walked me into the cool interior of our church sanctuary, I just got it – this was an important place. I had that same feeling when we arrived at Machu Picchu. There was a reverence about being high up on that mountain that was unmistakable. […]

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Peru: Cruising the Amazon in Stylish Luxury

by Rita Cook on May 28, 2012

luxury amazon cruising

Forget about trekking to the Amazon and roughing – unless you just want to do that.  Instead, check out the M/V Aria who just launched their five-star floating hotel offering cruises to the northern part of the Amazon River in Peru. Cruising is an Amazon experience in every sense of the word because it’s still all about […]


Visiting a Glacier in the Andes

by Katy Stewart on November 15, 2011

The world at 16,000 feet above sea level is a very strange place indeed. It is a bleak, empty place, bone-chillingly cold and distinctly lacking in oxygen. This is reality in the highlands of Ancash, Peru. It is home to the Cordillera Blanca mountains, which form an impressive section of the Andes. I was beginning […]


Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

by Katy Stewart on October 3, 2011

For most visitors to Peru, the thought of leaving without seeing Machu Picchu is practically inconceivable. This “lost” Inca citadel has captured the world’s imagination since its discovery by Hiram Bingham exactly 100 years ago, in 1911. It is now very easy to reach the sacred site, with shuttle buses running from the town of […]