Video: Explore the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Discover the history of the fascinating Incas who inhabited this area in the 15th century, leaving behind spectacular architectural achievements. Walk through the well-preserved ruins and stay in the center of Machu Picchu, at the only hotel on site. Join A&K on an unforgettable Luxury Small Group Journey and explore the colorful traditions, impressive culture and delectable cuisine of Peru.

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Expert’s Eye: Lima

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victor1Proud to call Lima his home, A&K Resident Tour Director® Victor Pulisci has been escorting groups throughout Peru and beyond since 1992. Victor is passionate about his hometown, and this becomes immediately apparent when he’s sharing the sights of Lima with our guests. Here’s what this resident insider had to say about his favorite city.

What makes Lima so unique?
This city has so many distinctive traits. The architecture, history and culture are all so compelling. The common thread is diversity. You see Incan, colonial and contemporary international influences everywhere.

lima-miraflores-parksWhat is your favorite neighborhood?
I grew up in Miraflores, and it still holds my heart. It offers the best of Lima: trendy shopping malls (such as Larcomar overlooking the Pacific Ocean), an abundance of parks, all manner of art galleries and the city’s finest restaurants. Continue Reading ›

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Your Peruvian Pisco Primer

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No Peruvian adventure would be complete without a taste of the country’s distinctive national drink, pisco. Whether mixed in a cocktail or sipped neat like a fine Armagnac, nothing epitomizes Peru in a glass like this complex and unique spirit. A little knowledge goes a long way towards elevating your pisco experience, so let’s belly up to the bar and see what it’s all about. Continue Reading ›

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