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...

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Honeymoon in Peru: An Incomparable Luxury Romantic Getaway

Honeymoon in Peru: An Incomparable Luxury Romantic Getaway

For honeymooning newlyweds, Peru has a lot to offer as a honeymoon destination and for luxury travel experiences. Where else can you relax on beautiful beaches under amazing sunsets, look for pink dolphins on a vital and far-reaching Amazon River, eat like a king and queen at acclaimed...

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A Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Peru

A Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Peru

When my family and I first arrived in Cusco, Peru with our children in 2003, the idea of vegetarianism was still rather sketchy to the restaurant staffs we had encountered during our Peru family trip.  For example, when we told our waitress that our then twelve-year-old daughter ate "nada con...

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A One-of-a-Kind Journey to Q´eswachaka – The Last Incan Rope Bridge

A One-of-a-Kind Journey to Q´eswachaka – The Last Incan Rope Bridge

Might you be someone interested in witnessing an astonishing and highly unique Peruvian living tradition that harks back to Incan times during your tailor-made tour of Peru? I’m talking about something that only a select few tourists are able to attend each year and something that stretches the...

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How to Choose the Right Airline When Flying in Peru

How to Choose the Right Airline When Flying in Peru

Airlines around the world tend to show different personalities, don’t they? Some value planning, micro-managing, efficient (lighter than originally imagined) packing skills. Some may punish you if you are not true to your word. While others are just happy that you arrived somewhat on time, even...

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This Cyber Monday Buy Experiences, Not Things!

This Cyber Monday Buy Experiences, Not Things!

It’s no secret that Cyber Monday is fast approaching. The emails are already flooding inboxes with sneak peaks at the deals and steals to come. But what if instead of snagging the latest gadget this Monday, you consider buying something a little more lasting like a travel experience in Peru? The...

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PAUCARTAMBO FESTIVAL: ONE OF PERU’S HAPPIEST CELEBRATIONS!

PAUCARTAMBO FESTIVAL: ONE OF PERU’S HAPPIEST CELEBRATIONS!

By chance are you and your family or friends traveling to Peru in July? Interested in immersing yourself in local flavor and some of the most important cultural highlights of Peru? If you’re nodding your head yes, then something you should definitely consider is an authentic Peruvian Festival...

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Climb to the Heart of Peruvian Faith: Meet El Señor de Qoyllur Rit’i

Climb to the Heart of Peruvian Faith: Meet El Señor de Qoyllur Rit’i

One of the many reasons I enjoy my job as a travel designer at Kuoda Personalized Travel is because I can continually write, talk about, and promote aspects of Peru and Peruvian culture that continue to mystify me. I love the idea that I can guide others on their mystical and eclectic tour of Peru

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Altitude Got You Down? How to Prevent and Deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

Altitude Got You Down? How to Prevent and Deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

Altitude Sickness, or soroche (as it is known locally here in the Andes) can vary greatly in its severity, and it should not be taken lightly. Soroche does not work along the lines of rhyme or reason and so there is very little way to predict how altitude will affect a person depending on age

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The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico)

The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico)

In Cusco, the local government has come up with a variety of choices for visitors to purchase package deals to gain entrance to ruins and museums in and around the city and the Sacred Valley. As there are several options, it might be confusing to know which to choose. I’ll explain the options in...

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Halloween vs. Día de la Canción Criolla

Halloween vs. Día de la Canción Criolla

Every October 31st in Peru, a dilemma faces would-be revelers due to the fact that two well-known holidays fall on the same day: Peru’s Día de la Canción Criolla, and the mass-marketed US and European holiday, Halloween. What is the Día de la Canción Criolla? October 31st, Peru Celebrates its...

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