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World Vegan Day Alpaca Expeditions understands special dietary restrictions. We can accommodate your special needs and prepare appropriate meals by our Chefs. To celebrate World Vegan Day, we wanted to share some Peruvian food that is vegan-friendly! Even when meat is big in Peruvian food, we have a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, and grains.…

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Peruvian Meals - Alpaca Expeditions

Peru is a land of contrasts, from Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon rainforest to the bustling capital, Lima, and more. The rolling landscapes and picturesque terrains are a sight to behold for anyone visiting Peru. The local cuisine too, is an adventure of its kind; here are some top Peruvian meals that…

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Dance of the cusco

There are very few holidays that are as widely celebrated around the world as Halloween. It is one of the world’s oldest holidays and definitely the most fun. But Halloween in Cusco is just the beginning of a three day celebration. All Saints Day, which begins on November 1st, is spent celebrating the Living. Relatives…

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san pedro market cusco Peru

Street Food in Cusco So you’re in a foreign country, everything looks and sounds and smells strange, nothing more so that the food. Fruit reminds you of the fruit back home but there is always some important difference: the colour is wrong, it’s too big or the wrong shape or smells funny. The good news…

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First of all, we want to set everyone straight – the Pisco Sour was invented in Peru and will always be a national treasure. While some of our neighbors claim they are the inventor of the cocktail, do not be fooled. Americans have more of a claim to the drink than Chileans. In fact, according…

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For all of you New Yorkers, or those planning a trip to visit Manhattan next week, the 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress will take place from September 29 – October 1, 2013 at Pier 57. And what makes it more special this year, Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) will attend this year’s…

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This is a great article from National Georgraphic. In recent years, Peru’s eclectic cuisine has earned acknowledgement as one of the world’s finest. But while quinoa and pisco sour cocktails have migrated to become favorites around the world, the best Peruvian specialties are still found in their home country. Here are ten to try en…

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inca trail 4days

Mysterious and visually stunning, seeing the well-preserved Inca city of Machu Picchu is a trip of a lifetime.  But a trip to this beautiful part of Peru shouldn’t only be about seeing Machu Picchu. Here are five things to do in Cusco other than to visit the famous Machu Picchu. 1. Take A Train Ride…

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Once you arrive in Cusco, you quickly learn how important the guinea pig is – to our diet.  It is such a popular dish in Peru, that the most famous church in the Cusco main square has a painting of the Last Supper where the Apostles are snacking on it. Alpaca Expeditions serves guinea pig…

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