You don’t want fleeting impressions, you prefer memories. You yearn to understand the world so you avoid the speed tour. You’re curious about cultures, traditions and rituals, so you ask around for insider knowledge.
...is a gateway. It is an invitation to see, learn and try things that conventional tourists never experience
…invites local people – teachers, women, artisans, historians, storytellers – to share their hidden treasures with us
… is for those who prefer to linger rather than hurry
... turns travel into encounter, into learning, into inspiration!
… celebrates the people preserving their endangered heritage
Curios is for you. Not for everyone. For you. At Curios we think learning is more fun than entertainment. Observing is great but participating is better. We think local people–masters, teachers, women, artisans, storytellers–are the best guide to hidden treasures. Rather than hurry, we like to linger.
Curios is a collection of local experiences curated to welcome you into the communities you enter, discover their history and traditions, sample their food and drink, learn how they cook and think and labor and play.
Taste and see. We think you’ll never travel the same again.
The three colonial churches on the Andean Baroque Route near Cuzco are truly stunning. Saint Peter’s church in Andahuahlillas is the “Sistine Chapel” of Latin America! But when you visit, be sure to go with Connie! Ask any question, explore every corner–there is nothing about their history, images and architecture that she cannot make clear. A delightful journey back in time, full of engaging conversation, local sweet bread, and the beauty of the Andes!
After a 20 min ride from Lamas we arrived at Alvaro’s place. A very idyllic site. Alvaro and Jamie invited us into his magic world of coffee. Most exciting to go into the coffee plantation and connect, learn about how it grows and how to know to harvest the ripe red of real coffee cherries, while sharing their life, tasting his life on his organic coffee plantation. It was much fun. We also enjoyed how Alvaro separates the fruit with a manual machine delivering the fresh beans. The energy and magic of the natural process was just fascinating, drying and fermentation and finally we got taste the coffee. A great experience, connection, and insight.
Kyd was an awesome guide for us and she truly loves her animals. The area is stunning and seeing it from a horse’s back just made it so much more fun to explore. Kyd had super interesting knowledge about the surroundings and culture. The horses did enjoy the ride with us as well, which I think is so important!