The history of Central and South America, during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, is a history of conquests by Spanish explorers who appropriated extensive plots of land for their monarchy.
Lima was founded in 1535 as the capital of Peru and the capital of the Viceroyalty. In those days, this viceroyalty constituted a vast extension of lands, covering almost the entire south of the continent.
That same year Francisco Pizarro, leader of the Spanish conquest, granted his ally, Captain Jerónimo de Aliaga, a refined colonial house, located next to his. Today this house is Peru´s Government Palace.
Almost five centuries later, the Aliaga family continues to inhabit the house, making it the oldest dwelling in the Americas. The house has withstood the passage of time, thanks to the attentive care of its owners.
Can you imagine visiting this historic house? It is a journey back in time, a reflection of the first Spaniards living in Peru, and a tangible trace of our country’s history, from its architecture to the broad collection of art and secrets kept inside its walls.
Sixteen generations later, María Eugenia de Aliaga, daughter of the current Count of San Juan de Lurigancho, friend, historian, and lover of Peru, tells us: “We love to share the history of our family and its legacy, as it constitutes an important part of Peruvian history.”
His brother, Jerónimo de Aliaga, who bears the same name as the first inhabitant of this house and who today is an established national chef, will open the doors of his home to delight your palate with an exquisite meal, served in the same dining room where the captain dined almost 500 years ago.
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To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
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With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
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