Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

We as a family had a wonderful time. The department of Amazonas (where Chachapoyas and Kuelap are located) is a very beautiful area of Peru, something that we were not aware of. The plantations fields and "greenery" of the mountains are worth the trip. Add Kuelap and friendliness of the people is a plus.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.
  • Cacao, the raw ingredient of chocolate, increasingly important cash crop in Peru.

  • Details of cacao plant, its history & use.

  • Description of chocolate-making process.

  • Where to see the plant & the process in Tarapoto.

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

We traveled to Peru in late August 2018. I had been there once before, about 20 years ago, focused on what is now known as the "gringo trail" in the South. This was my partner’s first trip to South America, so in addition to the South, wanted to also get off the beaten track up North.

Luckily, I found Miles and PeruNorth …. He has lots of information about Peru overall, and especially the North. We had a rough itinerary and Miles gave me several tips re: destinations, flights and treks.

Peru's Living Legend: Mario Vargas Llosa

Peru's Living Legend: Mario Vargas Llosa

Born in the southern city of Arequipa in 1936, Mario Vargas Llosa stands as one of the lions of modern Latin American literature alongside Colombia’s Gabriel García Márquez and Mexico’s Carlos Fuentes.

In 2010, he became the first Peruvian to win a Nobel Prize - for Literature - which solidified his position as a literary great and a national hero

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Juanes is a traditional dish widely consumed throughout the Peruvian Amazon, especially the High Amazon

It is designed for travelling: pre-cooked food that is wrapped in a leaf, normally from the endemic Cachibou tree (Calathea lutea) - known locally as bijao - which acts as a picnic box for the contents. The leaf also infuses the food with a subtle, but distinctive flavour. 

Pitts & Rollo - Chile & Argentina Testimonial

Pitts & Rollo - Chile & Argentina Testimonial

The itinerary was very well designed and we had a fabulous time. We were blown away by Patagonia and want to return there.

Overall summary – wonderful holiday. 10 out of 10! Thank you!