It might have a reputation as simply a pleasant preamble to its iconic neighbors, Cusco and Machu Picchu, but Peru’s Sacred Valley is ready for its moment in the international spotlight.
Experience the Land of the Incas on the ultimate bucket list trip. Elizabeth Frels shares five reasons Peru should be on the top of your travel list in 2018. Ker & Downey’s new high-flying adventure invites you to journey to the uncharted corners of Peru in search of the country’s finest hidden gems. Private jets and exclusive-use train charters give unprecedented access to these far-flung hotspots while placing the essence of Peru right in the palms of your hands. Here are five reasons Peru should be at the top of your 2018 travel to-do list.
In Central and South America, a wide range of natural wonders, bustling cities, and a brilliant array of cultural gems are must-sees for any traveler. Ker & Downey helps you decide where to go in Latin America in 2018 and which unique experiences should not be missed. Guatemala Conservation and cuisine make this central American country a must-see all on its own. Indiana Jones-worthy Mayan ruins are hidden within lush rainforests and the living, breathing Maya culture is alive and well. Massive lakes and lofty volcanoes are ready to be explored. Soar over the breathtaking landscape in a helicopter. Take rest […]
“I am very much about promoting Lima because I think Peru and the mountains and the Incas, everybody is aware of those, but Lima is something that people should discover – especially our food.” – Mario Testino, Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer The verdict is in: more people are traveling to Peru for food than for Inca ruins. It’s not just because Peruvian cuisine is delicious (which it undoubtedly is); it’s because Peru’s indigenous foods are marked by the country’s unique access to fresh fish, bold spices, and enough healthy super-foods to spark jealousy in any organic grocery store. From […]
Ker & Downey’s Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru where she participates in a Pachamama (Mother Earth) Ceremony. Staring across the Andean Mountains of Peru, I approach the ceremony site with trepidation and wonder. Waiting for me are two humble individuals marked by their multi-colored ponchos and tasseled wide-brimmed hats. The quiet shaman priest sits in welcome, beaming with a sort of peace and knowingness as I approach. Next to him is a barefoot musician, standing in wait to bring the landscape to life through sound. Framing them is a 180-degree panorama of the Sacred Valley’s peaks and glaciers peaking through […]
Product Manager Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru and discovers its history through the eyes of Mario Testino. Peru is a country of color and creativity. From its delicious food to its Inca citadels, Peru’s stunning heritage is on electric display no matter where you go. Outside of visiting and tasting these offerings in person, one of my favorite experiences during my time in Peru was witnessing Peru’s history through the eyes of one who captures is best: Mario Testino. Best known for his ability to capture sensuality and humanity in pictures, Mario Testino is widely considered one of today’s greatest […]
Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Amazon travel guide with us in this three-part series on Peru. The Amazon Expedition Getting to Iquitos is a bit of an inconvenience. It’s more like a mission. Only accessible by plane or river travel, Peru’s bustling jungle hub is full of contradictions. Fancy hotels and elegant bars interspersed with tin shacks are huddled together—flanked by the mighty Amazon River and thick canopy. Mopeds speed by as locals go about their business and visitors look for the next adventure—ziplining or shopping strange, amazing open-air markets. […]
Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Sacred Valley Travel Guide with usin this three-part series on Peru. The Inca Heritage A short flight and winding drive land us in the Sacred Valley to acclimate before ascending to Cusco. Peru’s secrets are kept in this maze of rural life and ancient Inca ruins, sheltered by the Rio Urubamba Foothills. We tuck into the contemporary Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa, which boasts its own private train station for the journey to Machu Picchu. The hotel’s minimalist design captures the region’s peaceful vibe, […]
Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Lima travel guide with us in this three-part series on Peru. The Coolest Capital From above, Lima is a dense, random jumble of modern high-rises, colorful Spanish colonial architecture and crumbling pre-Columbian temples flanked by imposing cliffs that hold back the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. We begin our journey in the bohemian Barranco district with a stay at Arts Boutique Hotel B. Built in 1914 for a wealthy family, the historic manor house shines in crisp white from its corner position—a stone’s throw […]
Ker & Downey’s top 5 Peru jungle experiences to add to your next luxury trip to the Peruvian Amazon. Spanning over 6,438 kilometers or 4,000 miles across the entire continent of South America, housing 10% of the world’s known biodiversity and producing 20% of the world’s earth oxygen; the Amazon rain forest is quite literally the ‘Lung of our Planet’. Amidst the dense jungle canopies, the endless maze of tributaries, and the countless species lie in uncharted territories where man has never set foot. The intrigue and mysticism of this unknown world add to its appeal and the adventure that […]