The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.
Since 1996, Aracari has been designing unique, tailor-made itineraries to Peru, Bolivia, and the Galapagos Islands, offering discerning travelers privileged access to regions we’ve been exploring for almost two decades. Through connections cultivated by founder Marisol Mosquera, Aracari has tapped into the expertise of specialists in art, history, archaeology, gastronomy and culture, who provide our guests with their invaluable insight into the places they visit—information and access which is otherwise inaccessible to travelers.
Leaving behind an international career in the financial world to fulfill a personal dream of providing first class travel experiences to guests in her native country, Marisol and her Peru-based team share the best the region has to offer while creating local jobs and supporting local communities. Marisol was at the forefront of experiential travel in Peru and for her efforts has been recognized as both Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist to Peru and Bolivia and selected as the Travel + Leisure A-List as a specialist for Peru and Bolivia.
Taking serious pride in offering uncompromised quality of service, every experience is tested out before recommending it to clients. Aracari’s expert travel planners provide first-hand, honest recommendations, working tirelessly to ensure all itineraries are seamless when guests are in the country. Don’t just take our word for it- many journalists have traveled with Aracari and written about their experiences, as well as guests who consistently provide glowing testimonials.
Featured trips & expertise
Off the beaten track, Chachapoyas can be described as real ‘Indiana Jones’ territory. Located in northern Peru, at the juncture between the Amazon rainforest, the Andes Mountains and the Pacific coast, this is a mystical and wonderful place, deep in the cloud forest.
If you’re looking for the best way to hike the Inca Trail, this classic route offers a unique approach which avoids the main crowds, and follows the ideal schedule for timing your visit to Machu Picchu.