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Other than being sick here and there, the trip was wonderful


It was our pleasure meeting you and your team. We always felt well cared for and listened too.  You are the best.  A special thanks to Rolly and Raul.  They were fabulous.  Other than being sick here and there, the trip was wonderful.  Will send you photos soon.


Lowe family
May 2009
Peru trip

Overall, Kuoda did an exceptional job!

Hi Mery,

You asked that I email you a review of our trip.  Most of this was covered at dinner or on the phone, but here is a summary.

1.  Guides & drivers make the vacation.  All of Kuoda guides and drivers were excellent. They communicated well, were very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with.  The Klein guides were also very good, but Kuoda was a step above.

2.  Vehicles are also very important.  The vehicles were all very good, roomy and comfortable.  The one exception was a couple of the flip-up seats (for rear access) were very uncomfortable on long drives.

3.  Machupicchu, Sacred Valley and all of the Inca ruins we visited were great.  Nazca lines were also great but it was a very long day driving – flying would have been better.  Colca valley was beautiful – they did a good job helping us acclimatize to the altitude.

Klein overall did a nice job.  The tours around Quito were very nice as was our guide Aleyandria.  Hacienda Pinsaqui in Cotacachi was wonderful.  Galapagos were great.  The only thing we didn’t care for was the Chaski Train (long, dusty, constant fumes, repetitive scenery)

4.  We were also very pleased with the job you did arranging the time with the Shaman, which was a late request from us.   When our flight was delayed from Cusco to Lima, Kuoda also did a great job arranging tour of Cusco market and a beautiful lunch overlooking Cusco.

Overall, Kuoda did an exceptional job!  I am very happy we found you.  We will be sure to recommend Kuoda whenever possible.

Thanks for making it a great vacation!!

B. Feldman
May 2009
Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos Trip

We are so lucky to have found you!

We thoroughly enjoyed our travels, from sightseeing and eating ceviche in Lima, to enjoying the natural splendour from the Amazon to the Andes, to understanding and appreciating the history of Peru and its people.  And I know there is so much more we didn’t have the opportunity to experience!

What wonderful people we met along the way!  We were so warmly welcomed by all those we met in the village communities along the Amazon who graciously gave us a glimpse of their lives. We loved listening to the childhood stories of Ricky, our guide in the Amazon, who grew up as one of those village children and who ran to play football with them as soon as we arrived. And of course meeting all of you at Kuoda and hearing a little about your lives. Mery, your passion for your country and your genuine interest in each and every one of your clients enables you to run an outstanding company.  We are so lucky to have found you!

Thanks again for everything.



S. Goldenberg
April 2009
Peru Private Tour

I would definitely recommend Kuoda

Hi Mery – thanks for checking in on us.  I can speak for Tito and myself, and I think the rest of our group will agree, that we had an amazing trip to Peru.

Here are some of our personal highlights/comments and everyone else can respond with their own as they wish.

  • We felt comfortable knowing that all the details were planned and confirmed for us (flights, trains, hotels, etc) – The Ramada for the first night was a great decision.
  • The guides meeting us at our destinations and checking us into the hotel was wonderful and really alleviated some stress for us!
  • My favorite hotel was in Sacred Valley in Yucay – the location was peaceful and very pretty.
  • The restaurant recommendations for the most were spot on in the various cities.
  • The guides were very knowledgable and we felt like we could’ve asked them anything and they’d have an answer for it.  I’m sure that Gary and Jose Luis are exhausted from us still!
  • The private van was comfortable and we enjoyed the privacy and flexibility it offered us.
  • In hindsight, I would’ve loved to do the private transfer to Puno instead of the bus.

That’s all I can think of for now.  I would definitely recommend Kuoda to others who are looking to travel to Peru.


P.S.  The weather forecast and other basic information was very helpful as well!

L. Verny Acosta
April 2009
Peru trip

I have wonderful memories of Peru

Hi Mery,

I have finally organized my photos and completed a short spreadsheet of reviews.  I figure that you already have so many photos of the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machupicchu area, that you might like to have a few photos of less visited areas.  Also, I am sending another email–Kodak Gallery;  please let me know if you would like any JPG files from that site.

I have wonderful memories of Peru,


D. Sedgeley
April 2009
Peru trip