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Expert Review: Sol Y Luna Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Expert Review: Sol Y Luna Hotel in the Sacred Valley

  |   Expert Advice

If you are planning a trip to the Sacred Valley and looking for a cozy but upscale hotel experience, look no further. The Sol y Luna is your choice! This luxury boutique-style hotel offers all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay amidst the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley. The experience is amplified by the generosity and hospitality show-cased by the staff of the hotel.

Expert Review: Aria Amazon Cruise in Peru
Expert Review: Aria Amazon Cruise in Peru

  |   Expert Advice

We were recently fortunate enough to experience the Aria Amazon luxury cruise in the Peru Amazon. Our cruise was the 4 day/ 3 night program starting from Iquitos and finishing in Nauta. The itinerary traveled upriver to the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers, then continued up the Maranon River and into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Expert Review: Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cusco
Expert Review: Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cusco

  |   Expert Advice

I recently stayed at the Luxury Collection’s Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cusco, and I had a very enjoyable experience. From location to overall ambiance, this hotel should definitely be on the top of your list for where to stay in Cusco. Read on below to learn why the Palacio del Inka is a first-class heritage experience. 

Expert Review: Sacred Valley Tour
Expert Review: Sacred Valley Tour

  |   Expert Advice

Recently, I had the pleasure to experience one of our best-selling land tours in Peru, the Sacred Valley tour. I was in the Sacred Valley for 1-Day only, so I couldn’t see everything I wanted to, however, I felt like I did get the complete experience.

Tipping in South America
Tipping in South America

  |   Cruise Tips

Tipping culture varies enormously between countries. In the USA, anything less than 20% could cause offense while in Japan leaving a tip of any amount is considered an insult. There are no hard and fast rules for how much you should be tipping in South America but there are guidelines you can follow to make sure you don’t accidentally short change someone who has given you great service.

Expert Review: 4-Day Delfin III Amazon Cruise
Expert Review: 4-Day Delfin III Amazon Cruise

  |   Expert Advice

Last week I had the pleasure to cruise the Peruvian Amazon River aboard the Delfin III with my family. We were welcomed by the Delfin staff at the airport after a 2-hour flight, the only way to reach the water-locked city of Iquitos in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.

Expert Review: Arequipa Peru
Expert Review: Arequipa Peru

  |   Expert Advice

Arequipa is one of the most beautiful cities in Peru and travelers are realizing this as it’s becoming a top trending travel destination for its cuisine, beautiful architecture and surrounding Colca Canyon. This is a great tour to add to your Amazon River cruise or Cusco and Sacred Valley Tour.

Expert Review: Amazon Cruise in Brazil
Expert Review: Amazon Cruise in Brazil

  |   Expert Advice

My trip aboard an Amazon Cruise in Brazil gave me a once-in-a-lifetime trip through the Amazon Rainforest. The riverboat itself is cozy, traditional and has all of the comforts needed for this type of adventure.

Expert Review: Hotel Villa Amazonia in Manaus
Expert Review: Hotel Villa Amazonia in Manaus

  |   Hotels

The Villa Amazonia is a new, boutique-style hotel located in the historic center of Manaus, just a few steps from the Amazon Opera House. The building, reception area and restaurant preserve the design of a restored historic mansion that dates to the golden rubber age.

Expert Review: Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise
Expert Review: Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise

  |   Galapagos

The following Expert Review of the luxury Natural Paradise Galapagos Cruise was written by our Travel Specialist, Daniel. Daniel travelled to the Galapagos Islands beginning of November 2016, to experience the Natural Paradise 4-Day cruise itinerary visiting Genovesa, Santiago & Santa Cruz Islands.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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