With so many of us traveling in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to preserve and protect ancient sites like Peru’s 15th-century Machu Picchu. We’re sharing all the latest information about the Peruvian government’s updated rules so that you can visit Machu Picchu with confidence and abide by the new schedule.
Machu Picchu’s 15th-century Inca citadel is one of the most heart-stopping attractions in the world and continues to be the main reason why many travelers venture to Peru. But given the recent threats to place the ancient site on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as the country’s continued efforts to limit daily foot traffic, it’s high time you discover Peru for what it really is: a one-stop-shop for every wonder a traveler seeks.
Banish the big box hotel blues with a stay in one of these re-purposed spaces transformed into luxury hotels. Re-purposed and re-imagined, these amazing spaces each have a story to tell.
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. […]