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5 Tips for Traveling the Amazon in Comfort

5 Tips for Traveling the Amazon in Comfort

While visions of jaguars and macaws, snaking mud-colored river ways, and dense jungle vegetation may be dancing through your mind’s eye at the mere mention of a trip to the Amazon, there are several more practical aspects of an Amazon vacation to consider. Fail to pack the right clothing, bring the wrong insect repellant, or

Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas: How to Tell the Difference

Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas: How to Tell the Difference

Not all camelids are llamas, you know! Those furry-faced, long-lashed creatures staring back at you from the pages of Peru travel brochures could actually be one of three South American camelids – llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas. In this article, we share the differences between the three so that when you embark on your tour of

Pachamanca: The Unbelievable 8,000-year-old Technique for Cooking Under the Earth

Pachamanca: The Unbelievable 8,000-year-old Technique for Cooking Under the Earth

Of the Incas’ impressive legacy in Peru, the Pachamanca is one of their most innovative and downright delicious cultural remnants. Still practiced and enjoyed across the Peruvian Andes, this earthen barbecue is a doorway into the flavors that colored Incan life and the rituals that connected the intelligent Inca civilization to Mother Earth, or “Pachamama”

Top Six Things to Do While Visiting the Galapagos Islands

Top Six Things to Do While Visiting the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are bucket list-worthy for more than a few reasons. 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, not only did this island chain serve as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s famous Theory of Evolution, but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site two times over (both land and sea are protected). From the vast

The 5 Best Things To Do on Trip to Bolivia

The 5 Best Things To Do on Trip to Bolivia

Like its northerly neighbors Peru and Ecuador, a trip to Bolivia brings soaring Andean peaks and steamy Amazon jungle together in one place. There are rosy-cheeked locals in the mountain villages and trip-worthy cuisine in its high-altitude capital city. Centuries old ruins dot its vast and breathtaking landscapes and Aymara still lingers on the tongues

Why Choose Kuoda for Your Luxury South America Vacation?

Why Choose Kuoda for Your Luxury South America Vacation?

If taking a luxury South America vacation is on your bucket list, you will want Kuoda in your corner. With over 15 years of experience in personalized travel and trip planning to South America and a passionate team of Kuoda Travel Designers who intimately know the destinations you dream to visit, you can rest assured

The Top 10 Luxury Travel Destinations in South America

The Top 10 Luxury Travel Destinations in South America

From the warm Caribbean Sea hugging Colombia’s northern coast to the icy Arctic Ocean lapping at the shores of Argentina and Chile, South America is a luxury traveler’s paradise from top to bottom. Expect world-class cuisine, vibrant culture, and 5-star luxury accommodations to greet you at every stop on your bespoke South America tour. The

4 Tips For Photographing Birds in the Rainforest on Your Private Amazon Tour

4 Tips For Photographing Birds in the Rainforest on Your Private Amazon Tour

Whether you’re cruising the Amazon Rainforest on a private Amazon tour or trekking through misty cloud forest near Machu Picchu, Peru’s tropical forests are home to a wealth of bird species you’ll want to capture on film. To get the shot, however, you’ll need more than a good DSLR camera. With dense foliage and unpredictable