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Local adventures for curious travelers

Explore Peru at your own pace

 

Local adventures for curious travelers

Explore Peru at your own pace

 

Local adventures for curious travelers

Explore Peru at your own pace

Homemade experiences: see, learn and try things out of reach for conventional tourists

Travel with purpose: celebrate people preserving their endangered heritage

Do it your way: build your trip from a rich menu of choices, book and cancel hassle-free

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.

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.

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History and Culture
December 10, 2023

What to Do in Lima: Something for Every Traveler

Lima was little more than an afterthought when I first traveled to Peru. Like many travelers, I saw Lima as the hub from which I would catch a flight or…
Volcanos of lake Atitlan | Lake Atitlan | GuatemalaHistory and CultureTravel philosophy
November 1, 2023

Creative fire and forgotten promises on lake Atitlan

Returning to the lake after 10 years I’m reminded again of how unique an experience Atitlan gives to travellers. It operates like a polarised Thai island. Instead of boats zipping…
History and Culture
July 14, 2023

The Surprising Origins of 5 Traditional Peruvian Clothing Items

Although the Andes mountains span the South American continent from Venezuela to Patagonia, the term “Andean culture” is typically reserved for the peoples that were once part of the Inca…

Selected reviews

Bruce

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!

Patrick

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.

Julia

This was a beautiful hands-on experience. The tour through Maras with Yuri by itself is a small adventure. We were able to work with clay, salt and cornhusks. Sitting side by side with warm and welcoming women that shared their mastered craft with us. Such fun and precious moments that I surely will remember for a long time.