The Most Comfortable Way to Explore the Peruvian Amazon

Jul 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

By the time I’d stroked the thick, fuzzy abdomen of a wild tarantula from a local tracker’s hands in the jungle, I knew many travel “firsts” would be achieved in the coming three days. It’s not the norm to have fished for piranhas in a creek, have mischievous capuchins leap upon your group’s skiff as they help themselves to your banana supply or encounter the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon. Yet there was no retreating to some sweltering tent amongst creatures that hiss, but onto the Delfin II, a sleek, all-suite riverboat for travelers who prefer not to completely “rough it” in the world’s most spectacular rainforest region.

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Peru: The Destination With a Little Bit of Everything

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

When we travel, we try to pack an entire life experience in the span of a week. Typically we seek out the best of both worlds: ocean breezes and mountain views, metropolitan cities with a deep sense of culture embedded into them, or a pampered visit that still allows us to still be active when we want. Peru is blessed with picturesque landscapes endowed with Pre-Columbian history, and is firmly placed on every experienced traveler’s bucket list.

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5 Under-the-Radar Cities in South America Worth Skipping the Crowds For

Jul 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in Argentina, lovers seek out Buenos Aires for a romantic vacation. So what do these destinations have in common? They are some of South America’s most sought-after cities and are in turn, flooded with tourists from all over the world.

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Peru for Art Lovers: 2 of The City's Best Hotels Restored From Vintage Buildings

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Plenty of luxury boutique hotels around the world are filled with good art, but there are two in the city that are art galleries in themselves. In a trend of making beautiful hotels from buildings that originated for other purposes, this country excels in taking the usual and turning it into the spectacular.

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Peruvian Amazon River Cruise Partners With Treehouse Lodge for 6-Day Land & Sea Tour

Jul 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Roger Sands  |  1 Comment

For the first time, Rainforest Cruises will be offering its passengers the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon and branch out with a special cruise and Treehouse Lodge package tour. Rainforest Cruises, a boutique travel company specializing in traditional and authentic Amazon riverboat tours, is offering a new experiential package. The offer takes guests aboard the luxurious Cattleya riverboat on the Amazon River and provides overnight accommodations high into the rainforest’s treetops with a stay at the AmazonTreehouse Lodge.

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Stop Dreaming & Let Black Tomato Finally Plan Out Your Bucket List Vacations

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone has a bucket list, seriously, everyone. And somehow we’re always adding to them but rarely crossing things off…mostly because, who really has time to plan these things anyway? Well the good people at Black Tomato, a luxury lifestyle and travel service company, has made it easier to start checking off those boxes. Launching My Bucket List, the company has begun offering its clients a chance to fulfill their goals and finally take part in the experiences they’ve been dreaming about.

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Travcoa Celebrates 60th Birthday With 10-Day Trip Around Peru by Private Plane

Apr 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, luxury travel company Travcoa has crafted a truly spectacular package to commemorate the occassion. The Incredible Peru by Private Plane 10-day trip is an adventure by jet to view some of the country’s most impressive sights.

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La Estrella Amazonica Joins IE as The Newest Peruvian Amazon River Vessel

Sep 19, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

International Expeditions (IE) welcomed a new riverboat to their fleet with a blessing ceremony on the Peruvian Amazon River earlier this month to celebrate the vessel. La Estrella Amazonica will offer travelers the same range of amenities as its sister boats as well as exclusive items that will only be available to its guests.... Read More

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Transform Into Luxury Retreat After Renovations

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury hotel options have just expanded as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has added Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco to its family.... Read More

Two Luxury Hotels in Peru Receive First Travelers' Choice Awards

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

This year’s TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice® Awards includes two hotels that are making a first appearance to the list of the top 25 in Peru: the independent, Peruvian-owned Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness and Aranwa Cusco Boutique. Named to the top ten is Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, which opened in 2008. Located in a restored 17th century colonial hacienda on the banks of the Vilcanota River in Urubamba, the resort offers a magical combination of mystical ancient Inca culture, colonial grandeur, and modern design and comfort. Its Unno Spa, the largest in South America at more than 27,000 square feet, provides a sensual journey towards healing and peace with a combination of traditional and ancient therapies that capture the spirit of the Incas.... Read More

Hilton Arrives in Peru With The Lima Miraflores Hotel

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Set to open later this year and accepting reservations for 2013, the Hilton Lima Miraflores marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Peru. The Hilton Lima pays tribute to the history and aesthetics of Peruvian culture. Featuring 207 rooms, including 44 executive rooms, 17 suites and a presidential suite, the 11-story Hilton Lima Miraflores will consistently reflect a sophisticated, modern décor infused with Peruvian elements. The property will also feature a Peruvian-American restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace, a pool and fitness center as well as meeting spaces.... Read More

Top Foodie Destination in South America Awarded to Peru

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  2 Comments

In a country where simple ingredients like corn, potatoes and chili peppers are staples of the cuisine, you wouldn’t necessarily think it would be worthy of epicurean high praise—but you’d be wrong.... Read More

Interview With Chef Rafael Piqueras of Peruvian Fusion Maras Restaurante

Jul 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

It's little wonder that when Westin built a luxurious, 30-story, sparkling steel and glass hotel in Lima last year (now Peru’s tallest building) at the cost of $130,000,000, they searched for a top chef whose talents would not be dwarfed by this iconic landmark.... Read More

Palacio Nazarenas Offers Guests Luxury Accommodations in Peru

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Palacio Nazarenas is located in the heart of downtown Cuzco, Peru, and the luxury hotel strives to take advantage of its unique surroundings. Guests are situated between the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, and the lively neighborhood of San Blas, in what was once the capital of the Inca Empire. With subtropical weather that mostly stays dry, except from November to March when showers are known to occur, visitors are met with warm sunshine and cool nights. With rich surrounding culture and warm inviting weather, Cuzco is a great choice for the luxury travelerRead More

Pisco Portón: Redefining the Cocktail

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Portón, a new ultra premium pisco, is blended at Ica at Hacienda la Caravedo, the oldest distillery in the Americas.... Read More

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