Chaccu: A Ritual to Protect the Threatened Vicuña

Chaccu: A Ritual to Protect the Threatened Vicuña

Wild, graceful, and government protected, the vicuña is the ancestor of the domesticated alpaca. If your private tour of Peru includes a trip into the high alpine areas of the Andes, you are sure to catch a glimpse of these wild and beautiful South American camelids. They are small with golden-hued fur that produces small

Why Trujillo is Peru’s Destination to Visit This 2017

Why Trujillo is Peru’s Destination to Visit This 2017

Known as the City of Eternal Spring for its year round sunny weather, Trujillo is a popular coastal destination in northwestern Peru on many travelers’ must-visit lists. With its great weather, eye-catching architecture, rich culture, and of course its beautiful beaches, Trujillo is a one-stop shop for travelers looking for both a relaxing beach getaway

Christmas in Peru: What to Expect and Where to Spend It

Christmas in Peru: What to Expect and Where to Spend It

If your custom Peru vacation happens to fall during this festive time of year, you’re in for an exciting experience full of traditions, some familiar and others entirely new. In this blog post, Kuoda Travel will fill you in on what to expect and provide you with a few suggestions on where best to spend

Dancing the Marinera in Trujillo: Peru’s Famous National Dance

Dancing the Marinera in Trujillo: Peru’s Famous National Dance

At Kuoda Travel, we often tout Peru`s northern beaches, especially cities like Trujillo to clients for its scenic coastline, excellent surf, and stunning archaeological wonders but there’s another local claim to fame worth mentioning: the Marinera, Peru’s National Dance. A major element that contributes to Trujillo`s famed status as Peru`s cultural capital. Trujillo, Peru´s Culture Capital

Peru’s Best Travel Experiences for 2017

Peru’s Best Travel Experiences for 2017

Of course Machu Picchu is the draw for many who travel to Peru but why not extend your once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Peru with a visit to some of the country’s other equally enticing attractions, a few of which are especially ripe for 2017 travel. From hanging hotels in scenic valleys to culinary experiences at historic

A Surprise For Travelers to Peru: Prominent Asian Influences

A Surprise For Travelers to Peru: Prominent Asian Influences

At Kuoda Travel, we like to find out what awed and intrigued our guests during their custom tour to Peru.  Time and time again, we hear about the surprise they felt to find such deep Asian influences throughout the country, influences that have become ingrained in the fabric of the culture. In fact, a proportionately

When You Only Have Time for One: Arequipa vs. Iquitos

When You Only Have Time for One: Arequipa vs. Iquitos

So you’re finally doing it: you finally are on your way to having a custom Peru tour! You’ve have the vacation days, spoken to your boss, set aside the money and gone back and forth with your Kuoda travel designer about your tailor-made custom travel itinerary. You’re doing it! You’re planning your trip of a