Peru

Tips and Articles in Peru

Born in Lima, trained in new England, and based in Miami, architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia has travel in his DNA. But his heart remains in Peru, where Fort-Brescia’s firm Arquitectonica is working on a clutch of new hotels that reflect its Modernis...
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It’s a freezing cold winter’s day, but that’s not stopping 10,000 men in the northern Japanese city of Konomiya from stripping down to nothing but a loincloth. With the snow flying, these adventurers—fueled by honor, not by hot sake (alcohol is no...
United Front I’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art, and design in newly hip cities like Portland, Maine, and Marfa, Texas. So I especially app...
South America has been around no longer than North America, and yet there seems to be more history in Peru: more pre-Columbian history and more colonial history and quite a lot of recent history. There are more birds in Peru, and they have more co...
When I visited Lima as a child from my hometown of Tacna, located just to the south, it was my first encounter with a true metropolis—an energetic cityscape whose rich history could be felt on almost every corner. I’m a New Yorker now, but every...
Explore one of the greatest wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, and give back to the surrounding community. With "Care for Cuzco: Heart of the Inca Empire"—an orphanage set up to provide children with food, shelter, and educational opportunities—...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
To film his latest docudrama, Touching the Void, British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald spent a month high in the Peruvian Andes with a "tiny crew and 70 donkeys," re-creating the adventures of mountaineers Simon Yates and Joe Simpson. It wasn't the fi...
Spend time between Lima, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu learning from culinary masters. You will make ceviche, or chopped fish with lime juice and spices, and cook pachamanca, or a meat dish, in an earthen oven—all while benefiting local arti...
Night is my favorite time in the Amazon because that's when things get really loud. Some of the players in this orchestra can be identified: castanet frogs, for example, clickety-clacking rhythmically. Or the monkey frog, which makes an unpretty b...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
Peruvian textiles, recently believed to be a generation away from extinction, are making a surprising comeback. The revival of the country's 2,000-year-old weaving techniques is largely due to 37-year-old Andean artist Nilda Callañaupa, who is wor...
It's a novelist's dream: I'm lying in a hammock at the Yacumama Lodge, 4 1/2 hours from the colonial city of Iquitos, in a remote section of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. The characters around me appear to have staggered off the pages of an amazing ...
When American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru in 1911, he believed he had found the lost city of Vilcabamba, the final refuge of the last Incan king. But Machu Picchu ("ancient peak" in Quechua...