A letter from our founder

When I founded Explorandes, few people -especially in Cusco – understood what we were trying to do, an adventure tourism company which had success and conservation of resources as two sides of the same coin. At first, we were influenced by the juvenile romanticism of the day – it was the era of Woodstock, the...
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The best culinary experiences in Cusco

Peru, thanks to international awards and famous chefs is now recognized as a top culinary destination worldwide. Although Lima is the culinary capital, Cusco with its fresh produce, andean flavors and unique gastronomic experiences is not lacking in culinary experiences. From pizza nights, cooking lessons, Pachamancas and more, there are our favorite culinary experiences in Cusco:  FARM...
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The Ten Thousand Star Hotel: The Skylodge

Picture this: you wake up in a plush bed to a 300-degree view of the rolling green hills, snowcapped mountains, sprawling blue skies, and rushing rivers of Peru. Now, what if I were to tell you, this could be you. Everyone is always searching for a unique way to travel and enjoy once-in-a-life time experiences....
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Rediscovering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca trails in the Historic Sanctuary When I first went to Cusco in 1973 I set up an offset printing shop, the first in the city. We published the first maps and guides to Cusco, the Sacred Valley (at that time only the stretch between Sacsayhuaman and Pisac was surfaced) and Machu Picchu. One...
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The best culinary experiences in Lima

Most people immediately think of Machu Picchu and beautiful landscapes when they think of Peru, but peruvian food is now one of the top reasons to visit the country. Lima has been declared the World’s Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards for seven years in a row! It should come as no surprise then that...
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The 5 Best Hotels in Huaraz

Huaraz is a quaint town nestled between the infamous Andes Mountains in Peru. Huaraz attracts people from all over the globe due to its world-class nature, trekking, mountain biking, and more! We have scoured for the best hotels in and around Huaraz and comprised a list for you. Find comfort and hospitality within the raw...
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The best hotels in Lima for every travel budget

Pacific Ocean views, archaeological sites and one of the best culinary destinations in the world, Lima is a vibrant city that invites you to stay a few days. When it comes to finding a hotel in the Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings), you’ve got plenty of options. From art filled mansions in Barranco to cool...
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The Best Hikes in the Cusco Area

The nature surrounding Cusco, Peru is some of the most astounding in the World. Complete with snowcapped peaks, deep sprawling valleys, roaring rivers, ancient buildings, and colorful sunsets and sunrises. These magical landscapes in and around Cusco are ones you’ll want to explore close up, walkthrough, and take a day or two to slow down...
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Concept hotels in Cusco

If you are looking for hotels in Cusco we recommend giving a small concept hotel a try. These types of hotels are experiences, not just an accommodation. Personality and a particular concept are as important as comfort and service. The size of these hotels provide an intimate one-on-one excellent hospitality service and put you in contact with local community or conservation...
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