Peru

Tips and Articles in Peru

Until recently, a visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley required a grueling five-day trek. Now, Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra has made the journey easier by opening two villas along the route. The guest rooms at Villa Sonia and Villa Berta are dec...
For centuries, 3,200-square-mile Lake Titicaca, which straddles the Peru-Bolivia border at the dizzying height of 12,500 feet, has been a cradle of Andean civilization: situated in the Altiplano, it is the mythical birthplace of the Incas and home...
In an informal poll, we asked women travelers to tell us about their concerns when they're on the road on their own, and the places around the globe they find the most appealing—despite the risks. We then consulted Travel + Leisure A-List agents a...
Everest, Denali, K2—the very names of these mountains command awe and respect, both from mountaineers who brave the elements to reach their summits and from armchair travelers who are less compelled to try. Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest f...
Where do adventure travel, philanthropy, and 700-thread-count sheets meet?Lots of unexpected—and beautiful—places, thanks to the new alliance between Abercrombie & Kent and the Nature Conservancy. A&K donates a portion of the proceeds from each ...
High in the Andes mountains between 12,000 and 16,000 feet lies the altiplano, a region of dry bunchgrass and ice-fed bogs called bofedales, a land that freezes during pure starry nights and thaws slowly beneath the close sun. In the crystalline a...
See our slideshow of 20 Life-Changing Trips. Some travel to change their lives, others the world. But, a truly transformative trip has the power to do both. Just ask Claire Russo, who last year spent her holiday vacation with Habitat for Humanity...
The haciendas of South America are a varied lot. In Chile, travelers can sip a local Cabernet while staying at a 19th-century winery; farther north, llama farms are more common. At the cattle ranches of Argentina, where haciendas are known as esta...
Lima sprouts from the arid Atacama Desert, which, seen in the morning light, is a vast brown expanse tinted with pink. I look through the window of the plane as it slices through the thin layer of mist and touches down at Jorge Chávez Inte...
Intimate river cruises are becoming increasingly popular and luxurious. Next month, the 12-stateroom Aqua (866/603-3687; aquaexpeditions.com; four-day cruises from $1,950 per person, double) will be the first ship to navigate the Peruvian Amazon—a...
Ever since she accompanied her grandfather,  Jacques Cousteau, on an Amazonian expedition aboard the legendary Calypso at age 9, Céline Cousteau, now 36, has been committed to helping protect the planet’s natural resources: she hosts Discovery Cha...