PERU 2019 Small Travel Group curated and hosted personally by Carlos Melia


PERU 2019 Small Travel Group curated and hosted personally by Carlos Melia | PERU Small Travel Group | After decades traveling and exploring the world on my own, I would like to extend an open invitation, for you to join me on a discovery of some of my favorite destinations, hotels, experiences around the globe. – Carlos Melia


Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

From the golden Inca treasures in Lima and Cusco to the mystic citadel of Machu Picchu, see Peru through the eyes of local connoisseurs. Handpicked hotels and exclusive experiences, including Belmond train through the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Visits to Maras Salt Plains, Pisac Market and Morray terrace. Indulge over exotic Pisco Sour and market fresh ceviches; special surprises at every turn. Extend your wanderlust to the Amazon, to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa…. > Read More

96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible

Carlos Melia in Machu Picchu
96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible  |  Peru  | A few weeks back, invited by LATAM Airlines Business Class, Belmond Journeys and Hotels Peru, Rubin and I decided to come for 3 nights / 4 days – ha ha ha yes you read right 96 hours, to explore to main higlights of the marvelous country and intriguing culture. This wasn’t my first time in Peru – for work or leisure – I have been many times, but indeed was Rubin‘s first visit, and I mastered a well curated itinerary, that would take us from Lima, to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, in a natural flow enjoying the services of all our hosts… Well, unfortunately not all came along as planned. For more photos and videos on my journey in Peru, visit my Instagram Photo Gallery of Peru.
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PERU South and North

PERU South and North by www.carlosmeliablog.comPERU South and North   |  Itineraries by Carlos Melia  |  Based on my last visit to Peru, I have curated this Peru Experience for my clients, visiting Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Pisac and then off to Iquitos to sail on a luxury cruise along the Amazon River. Continue reading PERU South and North

Coup de Coeur at Connextions Magazine

Coup de Coeur at Connextions Magazine  |  International Press  |  Guess who is launching a new section at Connextions Magazine.??? MOI!!! Coup de Coeur by Luxury Travel Curator Carlos Melia. Experiential Global Travel Tips, Reviews & Recommendations in just a few words. On their FEB 2013 Issue you will get my inside on Nicaragua, Russia, Peru and Thailand – www.connextionsmagazine.com by Shelly Straub. Hey Conde Nast Travel getting closer and closer 🙂 one day I will have my own LGBT column with you guys.!!! Later form Nicaragua everyone, time to go exploring around CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI

Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI  |  Sacred Valley, Peru |  Visiting a local hacienda (aka. ranch) at the Sacred Valley, is a MUST do. Nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at km 64 of the road-Urubamba Cusco, access to enjoy a landscape surrounded by fields of corn, eucalyptus forests and Pisonay trees. The privileged location of the ranch house, makes the views of the Sacred Valley unique. Its location is strategic because it is equidistant from the towns of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. You can see the video below, a bit out of breath due to the hight altitude and the movement of the horse. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI

Salt Terraces of Maras

Salt Terraces of Maras  |  Sacred Valley, Peru  |  Located approximately 30 minutes away from Ollantaytambo and/or 40 kilometers from Cusco, you will find Maras. The town is well known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds, in use since Inca times. The salt-evaporation ponds are up-slope, less than a kilometer west of the town. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Salt Terraces of Maras

Pisac and the outdoor Market

Pisac and the outdoor Market  |  Sacred Valley, Peru  |  Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well known for its market, which nowadays takes place every day, but most visited and crowded on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. A true Andean village market. Despite of its popularity the market retains much of its local charm, at least in the part where villagers from miles around gather to barter and sell their produce. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Pisac and the outdoor Market

Wild River Rafting at Urubamba River

Wild River Rafting at Urubamba River  |  Sacred Valley, Peru  |  One of the things I most enjoy doing during the day is Adventure Travel. Those of you that follow me closely know my slogan… …” Travel by day as an Adventurer, and travel by night as a Queen…”. So when proposed me to do wild water rafting on the waters of the Urubamba River, I could not be more thrilled and excited. I mean follow the Inca’s path by the water, can get better than that. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Wild River Rafting at Urubamba River

Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu  |  Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru  |  I know there are many ways to follow the Inca’s path from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but only one to do it in style, surrounded by an exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere, in comfortable cars and with breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River in Peru. This is my third Belmond train around the world and still I do not stop to be amazed and surprised by them. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu

Traveling across Peru please stay tuned

Traveling across Peru please stay tuned  |  Peru  |  I am traveling extensively around and across Peru till next Monday, and WiFi access is very scattered and slow, so please bare with me. I will be posting all my adventures, hotels and restaurant recommendations, photos, videos and my haute experiences in Peru soon upon arrival back to New York. In the meantime, here some photos and videos I managed to upload. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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