“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
“Peru, the richest country in the world,” invites us to discover that being rich isn’t about having the most; it’s about experiencing the most unforgettable moments. And these experiences begin on a trip to Peru, a place where the diversity and authenticity of the culture, nature and food hold the essence of life itself.
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Join Alex and Marko as they experience The Hiram Bingham Luxury Train. This bucket list worthy experience travels from Cusco, Peru to Machu Picchu and has been ranked one of the best train rides in the world.
Published on Sep 22, 2018
Travel to the heart of Lima, the top of Machu Picchu, and deep into the Sacred Valley. Rhythms of Peru takes you to some of Peru's most iconic places, but also far off the tourist path. Experience a more intimate view of this beautiful country in this film from Golden Llama Productions.
Published on Jan 9, 2017
Lima, the capital of Peru, is a sprawling metropolis of about 10 million people. Known as the 'city of kings', it was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and became an important centre of the Spanish empire in South America. Over generations, people from around the world have settled in the vibrant city, resulting in a mix of cultures and cuisines. Previously Lima was not much more than a transit point for tourists going to the ancient city of Cusco and the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. But the tourism industry has grown and tourists are spending more time and money in Lima's restaurants. Peru's economy may be booming and the status of the nation's cuisine on the rise, but poverty is still rife. Gloria Villanueva Reyes is one of thousands of women working in Peru's many community kitchens providing the poor with food. 'I am proud that our food is now famous but I feel bad at the same time because there are too many people who don't have the chance to eat it. If it would reach everybody, happiness would be complete. Unfortunately, we only see those recipes on television,' she says. Peru is a country full of contradictions and it is struggling to define its modern self. But with the emergence of cooking schools across the country, many young Peruvians hope to be able to contribute to the new wave of Andean cuisine and create a new gastronomic future for their families and their country. So are Peru's culinary traditions the key to a better future?
Frommers.com Podcast: Destination, Peru (Part One)
Frommers.com Podcast: Destination, Peru (Part Two)
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Embark on rewarding wildlife discoveries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard five-star, eco-friendly luxury and comfort.
Designed by innovative architect Jordi Puig, Aria Amazon is a river cruise ship that is custom-built to explore the Peruvian Amazon and the famed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in absolute comfort and luxury — with minimal impact to the delicate Amazon river and rainforest environment.
Onboard, 16 spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows give guests a full view of the Amazon’s majestic river and rainforests. The top deck features ample amenities that include a jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar, and an outdoor observation deck. In the dining room, guests also savor the best of Peruvian cuisine with a comprehensive dining menu created by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s most accomplished chefs known for using produce and ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.
With small-group excursions of no larger than eight conducted by highly-experienced naturalist guides, guests can be assured of the most fulfilling, life-enriching wildlife encounters they can get in the Amazon rainforest. Our custom-designed ergonomic fleet of private launch boats, manned skillfully by our captain and crew, adds to the comfort of every wild exploration.
Setting a green example for every other Amazon river cruise vessel in the region, Aria Amazon features a water treatment plant and virtually smoke-free, fuel-efficient engines that comply with strict US and international environmental standards.
Published on May 16, 2019
This African fashion show is lit 🔥🔥🔥 Video by @wearegcc on instagram Gold Caviar Crew at the Colors of Africa Fashion show in Vienna, Austria
written by James Shackell August 26, 2016
Travel videos are what happens when you take the world’s most beautiful places, turn them upside down and shake hard. The visual wanderlust that falls out – when paired with a suitably moving instrumental score, or possibly an Alan Watts voiceover – is sometimes overpowering. It can make people do crazy things. It’s like that mirror in Harry Potter: people have wasted away in front of travel videos, living in a dream world of wanderlust, where the sunsets are always filtered, and time moves in dramatic horizontal pans and super slow-mos.
The travel video answer to all those who had written off Thailand as ‘just another overrun tourist destination.’ There’s still a lot of beauty there if you know where to look. Also, a great example of the way drones have changed independent filmmaking.
Two Humans Travel is a filmmaking power-couple, made up of the effortlessly awesome Tayla Gentle and Ben McNamara. They adventure over the world making travel videos like this one. You can envy them if you want.
If you’ve never heard of the little village of Abisko in Northern Sweden, that’s okay. The rest of the world hasn’t either. Filmmaking team Betty Wants In travelled into the snow and brought back this beautiful snapshot.
A moving look at filmmaker Benjamin Dowie’s trip through Uganda and Tanzania in 2013. Love the soft, grainy feel of the shots. It’s hard to shoot an Africa video that finds so much beauty in everyday moments.