Famous Peruvian Women: Hilaria Supa Huamán, Champion for Indigenous and Women’s Rights in Peru

Famous Peruvian Women: Hilaria Supa Huamán, Champion for Indigenous and Women’s Rights in Peru

Many travelers come to Peru for the ancient archaeological sites, world-renowned cuisine, and Amazon Jungle, but do they know about some of the important movers and shakers shaping Peru and Peruvian culture today? In this blog post, we’d like to introduce you to one of those movers and shakers: Hilaria Supa Huamán, the Quechua-speaking human

Cusco’s Sacred Huacas: Neighborhood Shrines You Can Walk To

Cusco’s Sacred Huacas: Neighborhood Shrines You Can Walk To

Cusco is a city full of intriguing and mysterious surprises, many of which travelers will probably never fully understand in just one trip to Peru or short visit to Cusco. But your trip to Cusco can be different. Allow us to share with you three of the lesser-known, yet extremely accessible, neighborhood shrines of Cusco.

3 Superfoods to Try During Your Peru Vacation

3 Superfoods to Try During Your Peru Vacation

Most of you have probably seen or heard the term “superfood” by now, but perhaps you are wondering just what a superfood really is. Superfoods are foods that have greater quantities of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants and/or other components that help the body to fight the bad guys: disease, stress, and aging. Peru, being

A Shift of Perspectives: Chaos of Peru vs. Structure of the United States

A Shift of Perspectives: Chaos of Peru vs. Structure of the United States

Several of our staff at Kuoda Travel hail from countries of the western world where structure in day-to-day life is commonplace and something you can count on. In Peru, it’s about embracing the chaos and adapting to a different way of doing things. From crossing the street to grocery shopping, life in Peru is an

Spiritual Peru: A Look Inside Peruvian Mysticism, Legend, and Traditions

Spiritual Peru: A Look Inside Peruvian Mysticism, Legend, and Traditions

While many tourists come to Peru to see the country’s many spectacular sites, like Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Amazon Jungle, many more flock to Peru for its spiritual elements and mysteries. From sacred mountains, called Apu, to protective spirits and ancient legends, Peru and its indigenous cultures are rooted in spirituality. If you spend

On the Trail and Off the Pot: How to Stay Healthy during Your Peru Vacation

On the Trail and Off the Pot: How to Stay Healthy during Your Peru Vacation

So you’ve finally made plans to visit Peru - it’ll be the trip of a lifetime. You’ll explore Machu Picchu, visit famous ruins, indulge in the amazing cuisine, maybe even get to experience the Amazon Jungle! The last thing you need is to be laid out with traveler’s diarrhea, the most common health issue encountered

True Creature of Legend: The Amazon Pink River Dolphin

True Creature of Legend: The Amazon Pink River Dolphin

Among the wonders you will find if you visit the Peruvian Amazon during your Peru vacation is a creature that seems like it belongs inside a magical legend alongside fire-breathing dragons and winged fairies. It’s a creature known locally as Bufeo Colorado, and it’s the largest freshwater cetacean on Earth: the Pink River Dolphin! In

Peru and GMO’s: Protecting Peru’s Biodiversity

Peru and GMO’s: Protecting Peru’s Biodiversity

Perhaps another perk to Peru travel is the ten-year ban on GMO crops and foods. Beginning in 2012, the ban was put into effect to prohibit the import, production and use of genetically modified organisms in Peru. The law provides for a fine in the millions of nuevos soles (Peru’s national currency) and the seizure