Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

No one can disagree that the backdrop for the 2016 Olympics in Rio is one of the most, if not, the most stunning in the history of this media-saturated sporting spectacular. The weather, on the whole, has lit up the golden beaches, emerald forested mountain outcrops and the shiny Rio skyscrapers.

The Rise of Peruvian Cuisine…

This decade has seen Peruvian cuisine rise in popularity on a global scale and it’s now seen as a prominent player in the culinary world, with dedicated restaurants appearing in many cities. The dishes have a reputation as fresh, hearty and healthy fare, underpinned by corn, potatoes and chillies. Over the last five centuries, immigration has seen Peruvian food evolve and intensify in terms of flavour, such as the Chinese/Peruvian fusion of cuisines known as Chifa. Our South American expert Rosemary Hill explores some of the nation’s most popular cuisine:

Half Term Family Holidays

With children back at school it might be time to start thinking about your next adventure together as a family. The October half term can be a lovely time to travel – the summer heat gives way to gentler climes and shoulder season rates make travel all the more affordable.

Whether you are seeking some active adventure to let off steam or somewhere to relax after a hectic first term, see below for a few suggestions or call our experienced team of travel specialists on 01242 787800 for a tailor-made itinerary to suit your family’s holiday wishes.

Luxury Trekking Holidays in Peru – The Salkantay Trail

If someone were to ask you the way to Machu Picchu, you’d probably direct them via the world-famous Inca Trail. After all, is there any other way to get there? Indeed the Inca Trail has led visitors in their millions to this iconic site and its enduring popularity will unquestionably continue, yet another route – the Salkantay Trail –  is quietly emerging from the shadows and provides a tempting alternative to its celebrity sibling. And for those seeking luxury trekking holidays in Peru as an alternative to hardcore camping, then mountain lodges provide welcome rest for sore feet.