It was nice not having to worry over small details...
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Peru. Veronica put together a great itinerary for us, and everything went smoothly. It was nice not having to worry over small details and to simply have time to enjoy the trip. All of our guides and drivers were pleasant and very informative. We found Peru to be beautiful and fascinating, and I will certainly recommend your services to anyone I know who might be interested.
C. Rose and family, USA
Jungle Adventure and Lost Cities, September 2012
I recommend that you use Kuoda and you will have the best experience of your life...
I just recenlty used the services of Kuoda Tours and I was very satisfied with the personal service and the well organized staff. They were always looking for our interests and helping us before and during our trip. The iterinerary that Mery sent us was executed to perfection. All of our connections from Lima to Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and Aguas Calientes were on time and no issues.
Mery the owner went to see us on a Sunday morning to thank us for choosing them... We were the ones that were crazy thanking her ! Her team is so polite and always providing the best information.
I recommend that you use Kuoda and you will have the best experience of your life.
E. Caban, USA
Jungle Adventure and Lost Cities, September 2012
We had a fantastic time...
As we are waiting to embark, it makes me sad to leave Peru where we had a fantastic time. Every single logistic piece worked beautifully, thanks to you. When I first talked to you, you promised me a travel experience I would never forget so thank you for EVERYTHING.
I will miss Peru.
Thank you for everything,
A. and K. Chinca, USA
A Magical Peruvian Adventure, August 2012
A trip very memorable and unique...
We indeed had a wonderful honeymoon in Peru thanks to Kuoda Travel! We were very impressed with the responsive communication and help we received during the planning stages of our trip. Tom did a wonderful job listening to what we wanted to do, made great recommendations on activities, and helped us stay within our budget. During the trip, all the logistics were taken care for us, which helped us really enjoy our time. All the guides that we met were very organized, on schedule, professional, and very informative, and the hotels were some of the best we've ever stayed at.
Our favorite activities included the via ferrata /zip lining, and personal cooking class with Ricardo - they made our trip very memorable and unique. We highly recommend Kuoda to any friends or relatives that may be planning a trip to South America!
Thank you again for the care that we received on our honeymoon! It was truly one of the best trips we have been on, and we will remember the food, sights, sounds, and people we met for many many years to come!
E. and J. Ooi, USA
Jungle Adventures and Lost Cities,, August 2012
Thank you for taking care of everything...
Thank you for taking care of everything. For me, the highlight was seeing the INCA ruins. They were awe-inspiring. My son loved climbing Huayna Picchu and I know he loved the dogs at Urubamba Villa! All of us were happy with the accommodations - especially the hotel at Cusco.
We had a great trip. Right from the time we started our inquiry until we boarded our return flight in Lima, Kuoda took excellent care of us. Our guide, Ella, was knowledgeable, professional and courteous at all times. The same can be said about our driver, Gronelle. The accommodations were exceptional. We lunched with a local Peruvian family. Excellent local food in delightful company. Staying in Sacred Valley for the first 2 days was a good idea - helped us get acclimatized to the altitude. The logistics were all well taken care of. All in all, we had a great time and we would definitely recommend Kuoda to anyone planning to travel to Machu Picchu.
Thanks again - please convey our best to Mery and the gang. If we do plan another trip to Peru, we know whom to reach out to.
All the best,
M. Dutta, USA
An Amazing Peruvian Adventure, July 2012
The Peru trip, was, no doubt, one of our most enjoyable trips...
We would like to thank you for a most impressive, very well organized, interesting, enjoyable and enriching trip to Peru you prepared for us.
We are most impressed by your organizational skills and flexibility which ensured our complete satisfaction with the trip.
Your guides demonstrated a lot of knowledge, passion, devotion and willingness to meet all our expectations and beyond, as well as a good ability to answer effectively and rapidly, together with your back office, any request.
The Peru trip, was, no doubt, one of our most enjoyable trips, if not the best. We'll warmly recommend to all our friends to use Kuoda as the Tourist company for their trips to South America.
M. and O. Almagor, Israel
A Magical Peruvian Adventure, July 2012
My trip to Peru touched me in ways that no other trip has ever been able to do...
My trip to Peru touched me in ways that no other trip has ever been able to do. I cannot even begin to express to you what this trip meant to me. But, I will give it a try. Here goes.
First of all, I discovered Kuoda on the internet and I sent out inquiries to many other tour agencies. Tom was the first to respond and I was impressed by his openness to questions and with the answers that he provided. Others in the group cautioned me that there were so many other tour agencies that may not be legitimate so I had to be careful. Needless to say, Tom had me convinced that Kuoda was the tour agency that I wanted to choose. I knew that he was competent and capable just by his emails.
From the beginning, he made me feel that he really cared about his work, was passionate about what he did, and that he was very knowledgeable in so many areas. He really worked with me in crafting the trip that I felt was "perfect". We literally had nearly 300 emails between us by the time the trip started. Through it all, he was patient, meticulous, informative, and just amazing! Every detail was taken care of and when I had questions about something, he had already taken care of it and he anticipated what needed to be done. He became a friend and I hope to continue communicating with him until such time that I can visit your amazing country again. He truly embodies the philosophy and vision that you have for Kuoda.
Meeting you was so very special. We did not expect that you would spend the time to talk to us. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I understood why Kuoda stood out among all the other tours that I had taken. It is your philosophy and vision for the company that permeates throughout your organization and the services it provides.
Peru is amazing in it's own right but it was what Kuoda provided us during the trip that made it truly an unforgettable place. Everyday was filled with something unexpected. First of all, the meals were just fantastic and each day, we enjoyed eating amazing Peruvian cuisine. Lunch with your friends at the Scared Valley just blew everyone away. They made us feel like we were a part of their family and we were amazed with her cooking and gardening skills. Meals at the other family homes in Puno were also wonderful. Even the boxed lunch on our journey to Puno was absolutely delicious. We also did not expect to visit the school and weaving community. The boat ride across the lake to Sillustani was also special. These are just a few of the things that made the trip special. Little things, like providing bottled water every day, was greatly appreciated. I've been on tours where we had to get our own bottled water and it really was a problem. We were spoiled beyond expectations and I don't know how I'll be able to go anywhere else after this trip. I'm already thinking that I want to see more of South America and travel again with your company. Kuoda certainly has set the bar very high.
Finally, what touched me the most was your giving back to your community to help the people. Being a teacher, I really believe that your children should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Sorry for sending such a lengthy email but I really wanted to say "Thank you Mery". I'm left feeling sad that the wonderful journey is over and I can't help thinking about it all without getting a bit emotional. The trip changed and touched me in ways that I never imagined. Just know that you and everyone at Kuoda made my dream come true and that I will never forget the memories that were created thanks to your amazing company. Needless to say, I will be singing your praises and recommend Kuoda to all. I've already told my two children that they will have to travel with your company. Once again, thank you for everything.
G. Hirano, USA
An Amazing Peruvian Adventure, June 2012
My family had a wonderful time in Peru...
I can't thank you enough for all the arrangements that you made. My family had a wonderful time in Peru. The country was beautiful and the people were very warm. My wife, mother, and sister are still talking about the trip because it was the experience of a lifetime. Thanks to you and the agency for keeping my loved ones safe and helping us to learn about the history and beauty of Peru.
Many of my friends and coworkers have been anticipating my return home to hear about my experience, and Kuoda Travel will be the first words out of my mouth.
Thanks again and all the best,
P. Hom and family, USA
A Magical Peruvian Adventure, June 2012
We had a great time in Peru...
We had a great time in Peru and wished it could have been longer. The planning, from yourselves was excellent. The guides were good, pickups always on time etc. Hotels were very good, especially the Novotel in Cusco and the Sol y Luna lodge. We liked ending the holiday by the Pacific Ocean and it was a nice touch and one we hadn't thought of.
S. Lloyd Scriven and Family, USA
Jungle Adventures and Lost Cities, June 2012
Our trip was a success on all counts...
It was a pleasure to meet you on our last day in Cusco. I truly felt that you cared for your customers. That was important. And it was very nice of you to provide us with a car and a guide in Lima before our departure. This really helped us because my son had been sick for three days by then and my husband was getting sick too.
As I already said when we met and I would like to repeat this again, our trip was a success on all counts -- the itinerary and the guides were excellent and the hotels were just right for what we needed.
Vilensky Family, USA
Peru Experience, June 2012
Meet the team
Mery Calderon - Founder and President
I care deeply about the experience of each and every guest, so I look forward to meeting you in Cusco and hearing about your experience. Remember, you can always call me to ask questions about your trip or just to chat!
Emily Guilmette - Marketing Director
I am delighted to be charged with telling the world about Kuoda! It's my job to make sure you have all the information about us that you need. And it's also my job to share what we love about South America with you via our Facebook, Blog and Twitter communities.
Thomas Adams - Travel Designer
I'm in charge of helping you create the perfect itinerary and then making sure that all details are in place for your arrival. I love birds so make sure to ask me how to best experience South America's wildlife!
Victoria Huillca - Travel Designer
I work with you to create your ideal travel itinerary and then I make sure all of the details of your trip are taken care of. I love helping families have wonderful vacations together!
Tom Carroll - Travel Designer
I work with you to develop the perfect itinerary and then, I work with our office team to make sure that everything is ready for your trip. I love off-the-beaten-path experiences, so let me help you have a great one!
Lotte Søe Nielsen - Travel Designer
I'm in charge of helping you create the perfect itinerary and then making sure that all details are in place for your arrival.
Cinthia Puente De La Vega - Operations Manager
I work with your Travel Designer and our office team to make sure that all of the behind-the-scenes details that will make your trip great are in place!
Nadia Vizcarra - Chief Financial Officer
I make sure that Kuoda works financially. And I love that I get to do that for a company that is devoted to making you happy and that is devoted to the sustainability of local cultures and the environment!
Mariela Hurtado - Accountant
I help Nadia make sure Kuoda works financially!