Peru: How To Do Machu Picchu

Peru This last week Travel & Leisure detailed the do’s and don’ts of travel to Peru, with a focus on iconic Machu Picchu. Built in the 15th century, this citadel sitting in the clouds above Peru’s varied landscapes and verdant steep cliffs has mystified scientists, anthropologists, and visitors alike. A trip here is absolutely mandatory, and [ ]


Peru Makes Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants

Epicurean Dreamscape Not one, not two, but nine of this year’s 50 best restaurants in Latin America hail from Peru. While we at Access Trips are not surprised, Peru is the world’s next foodie destination, after all, we are delighted to be able to share with you the round-up of epicurean delights from one of our [ ]


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Culinary Tour Peru

This is the year to travel to Peru, and those in the know are taking this South American country by the plate with forks in hand because Peru’s cuisine has hit the world stage. The birthplace of authentic fusion, Peru is an epicurean dreamscape where Spanish, West African, Chinese, Japanese and Andean influences create a cuisine as [ ]


Peruvian BBQ: Pachamanca – ancient cooking secrets

Cooking below the earth It’s summer, which means that barbecuing is on just about everyone’s mind. Whether you’re a full-blown gourmand, or just an aspiring foodie, mastering the art of the grill is one way to impress hungry guests at sultry summer meals. Taking cooking outdoors is always a good way to escape stuffy indoor spaces [ ]


Peru Food Tour: Salt Ponds at Maras

Salt Ponds at Maras Heritage foods abound on our Peru tour. The birthplace of authentic fusion, Peru is an epicurean dreamscape where Spanish, West African, Chinese, Japanese and Andean influences create a cuisine as deliciously captivating and complex as the culture. In addition to this fusion culinary landscape, Peru is home to many of the world’s most [ ]


World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 Announced

It’s that time of year again when the culinary world holds its bated breath as the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are named by Diner’s Club International judges. It’s no surprise that Peru has snagged three of the top 50 spots this year, with restaurant Central leading the way at number four. Lima has become the [ ]


Pisco: Peru’s definitive drink

What rum is to the Caribbean, pisco is to Peru. This South American brandy is the quintessential base for Peruvian cocktails and one of the many highlights of our Peru tour. But you may be asking yourself, what is pisco exactly? Peruvian pisco is an aged brandy which is brewed with some very specific standards [ ]


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Peru’s Sacred Valley: Ancient traditions re-born

High in the Andes, alongside the famed city of Cusco and iconic Machu Picchu, lies a region whose culture was almost lost in the last several decades. Peru’s Sacred Valley is a place where ancient Quechua traditions were tested as an influx of tourism called for national attention at nearby famous ruins. The town of [ ]


Machu Picchu, a highlight of Peru travel

World Heritage Site: Machu Picchu

Built on a ridge and surrounded by sacred peaks, the improbable setting for the architectural masterpiece of Machu Picchu is just as awe-inspiring as the ruins themselves. Sacred stones, architecture melding with agriculture, a gathering place, a temple–the true origins of this great work of architecture and landscaping still evades experts, but one thing is [ ]


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The Hats of Peru

Learn more about our Peru Culinary Tour and explore Peruvian culture through its cuisine. Peruvian women are the reigning wearers of hats High above Lima, in the Peruvian Andes, a vibrant march of cultural dress takes place daily. Bowlers, top hats, sombreros, caps–there are so many ways to describe head wear but none of them quite capture [ ]


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