Céline de Visser, Author at Luxury Travel to Peru, Galapagos & Bolivia
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

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

Cusco New Restaurant: A Must-Visit in Your Custom Peru Trip

Cusco New Restaurant: A Must-Visit in Your Custom Peru Trip

For some, a trip to Peru is as much about visiting Machu Picchu as it is about taking a bite out of Peruvian cuisine. As Cusco is likely on your Peru trip itinerary, we have a new restaurant to suggest for you: Mil. This restaurant perched 500 meters above the archaeological complex of Moray is

Festivals Galore & The World Cup: Why June is the Best Time to Visit Peru?-Part 2

Festivals Galore & The World Cup: Why June is the Best Time to Visit Peru?-Part 2

Hopefully, you’re arriving to this article after having read Part 1 of the June festivals and events in Peru series. With the 2018 World Cup infusing an extra dose of pride and spirit into the already festive atmosphere, the first half of June brings fire festivals, free concerts, and reenactments of ancient cultural traditions. The

Festivals Galore & The World Cup: Why June is the Best Time to Visit Peru?-Part 1

Festivals Galore & The World Cup: Why June is the Best Time to Visit Peru?-Part 1

Besides being one of the best times of year to visit Peru for reliably fantastic weather countrywide, June is the start of Peru’s festival season and this particular June will be one of the most festive to date as the Peruvian National Team takes the field in Russia for the 2018 World Cup, their first

Medicinal Plants and Herbs of the Peruvian Amazon and How To Use Them

Medicinal Plants and Herbs of the Peruvian Amazon and How To Use Them

The use of plants and herbs to treat human maladies dates back thousands of years and yet the mystery remains as to how the ancients were able to discover the myriad of uses for plants to treat human maladies. However this knowledge was derived, there is a time-honored tradition for the use of herbal remedies

How to Mingle with the Locals in Cusco

How to Mingle with the Locals in Cusco

Most travelers come to Peru to visit Machu Picchu and perhaps hike the Inca Trail or they come to see some of the local landmarks, historic churches, museums, and the majestic Andes, its valleys, canyons, and breathtaking snow-capped peaks. What many travelers to Peru fail to do is engage and connect with the locals who

The Movement Against Peru’s “TV Basura” (Trash TV)

The Movement Against Peru’s “TV Basura” (Trash TV)

If you happen to flick on the television during your vacation in Peru, you may come across what is known in Peru as TV basura (trash TV). One of the best-known Peruvian examples of this type of programming is a show broadcast throughout Peru entitled “Esto Es Guerra,” in which teams of physically fit, scantily

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

Insider Access Series, Part 1: Luxury Peru Tours

Insider Access Series, Part 1: Luxury Peru Tours

Welcome to our 5-part "Insider Access" blog series featuring some of Peru’s most exclusive, authentic, and unheard-of travel experiences handpicked by our team of Kuoda Travel Designers. Many of these experiences are exclusive to Kuoda travelers, as we pull on our local connections and intimate knowledge of Peru to create something special and unique for