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When you trust a travel company, you want to be sure that you are working with the best! While we can give you a million reasons why you should travel with us, our best ambassadors are those who have already experienced a curated, personalized journey with us! So take a look at just a sample of the feedback left by our happy and satisfied guests!

Thank you for all your help…

Thank you for all your help and making our trip most memorable. We had a great time. Peru is beautiful and people are wonderful.

I am sending you photos here and in next email with all our guides. Is there any way you can send these to all. Only missing one is Michelle.
Thanks again.

M. Kullkarni
Canada
April 2009
Peru trip

Incredible Experiences

We just completed a two week tour organized by Kuoda. We combined the Galapagos Islands with our tour of Peru, so Kuoda coordinated with Klein Tours in Ecuador for that portion of the trip. From the moment we met our first guide in Quito, to the day of our farewell at the Lima airport, all four of us felt that our trip was phenomenal because of Kuoda. We really did not have to worry about anything, as virtually every detail was well thought out and executed. (There was just one snag when no one greeted us at the Quito airport for our international flight to Lima, but all we had to do was walk to the international terminal, as we had our flight numbers with us.)

Our schedule in the Sacred Valley allowed for all of us to acclimate to the altitude, so altitude sickness was not a problem for anyone.
We had incredible experiences with the local Peruvians in the Sacred Valley that we never would have had on our own. The restaurants they took us to allowed us to experience Peruvian cuisine at its best! All of our questions were answered thoroughly and with patience by knowledgeable guides. And when one of our group needed medical attention (unrelated to the travel), our guide made the appointment, took him at the appointed time, and translated when necessary. Without reservation I would recommend Mery and Kuoda to anyone considering travel to Peru.

M. Lawlor
USA
April 2009
Ecuador and Galapagos Trip

Looking forward to visiting again

Hi, Mery.

We’re all back in our respective homes and getting back to normal life.  Ev’s knee is all better.  It turned out to be a case of the gout, which runs in his family, but he never had a case before, except for a minor case in his toe, so he didn’t recognize it.  The doctor here gave him medication for it the day after we arrived home and it cleared right up.  So it wasn’t a Peruvian bug bite after all.  It would have happened wherever he was at the time.  Please let Michel know.  He was so helpful in Lima!

We’ve run into a number of people since we got home who have long wanted to visit Peru.  We have been recommending you highly, so perhaps they will all finally make the decision to visit.

Also please tell Michel that Ev’s walking stick made it all the way home!  He takes it on his daily walk with the dog and has attracted a lot of attention with it (which is why so many people have shared with us their desire to visit your country).

Below is a link to Ev’s pictures of the trip.  We miss it already!  Looking forward to visiting again someday.

Until then…

K. Amundson
USA
April 2009
Peru trip

Thanks for showing us your beautiful country!

Mery,

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip….  Machupicchu was amazing as we expected, Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuaman were also wonderful…the llama farm, pottery and the visit to the village to take in the weaving exhibition were very fun and educational…   the train ride was tremendous and Juliaca/Puno was a real experience…what chaos…  besides Machupicchu, our favorite part of our trip was Lake Titicaca and Uros Islands…  we had an island to ourselves and we got to oar our own reed boat…  all of the hotels were great and very accommodating/comfortable!

Our mountainbike day was a lot of fun too and all of our guides were very helpful and informative….all “keepers”

On the negative side, the hotel in Puno was very loud at nighttime…we had a lot of trouble sleeping as the busy square below was bustling until after midnight every night…we might suggest that future guests be placed further away from the streetfront…   also, the dinner on the boat at Puno wasn’t that great…  we were the only ones there and the pathway to the ship from where we parked was unlit and actually dangerous…the wooden causeway onto the ship appeared to be in poor shape…  perhaps a dinner in town or on the waterfront elsewhere would have been better..

Overall we would rate this trip one of the best we’ve ever taken…and we’ve taken some amazing trips…   Peru is beautiful and we have already started recommending to our friends that they go and go through Kuoda… stay tuned, you may get some calls…   also, we are looking at Ecuador/Galapagos for 2010 and we will use Kuoda on that trip..

Thanks for showing us your beautiful country!   See you in 2010!

Ward Family
USA
April 2009

We felt like we were royalty

Mery,

Kenny and I just wanted to thank you again for the great trip you planned for us.  We could not have asked for a better time.  The hotels were excellent, and all of our guides and drivers were wonderful.  A nice surprise for us was the picnic lunch in Maras.  We were expecting to eat sandwiches from a brown bag, but instead, felt like we were royalty while enjoying our meal.

The trip was very educational for us.  I know that we could never have had the same experience on our own, or even with other tour companies.  Peru is a beautiful place, all of the people we came in contact with were very friendly, and maybe we will return one day.  We will recommend you and Kuoda Tours to anyone we can.

Thanks again,

P.S.  I’ve attached a couple of our many photos taken during the trip

K. Darce
USA
April 2009