Tom Carroll, Author at Luxury Travel to Peru, Galapagos & Bolivia
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

5 Reasons Why Peru is the Best Place to Travel with Your Girlfriends

5 Reasons Why Peru is the Best Place to Travel with Your Girlfriends

If the opportunity to dine on world-renowned cuisine and explore breathtaking landscapes isn’t enticing enough to put Peru at the top of your shortlist for an international girls getaway, these five reasons will. From wine-tasting to white sand beaches and five-star hotels, a trip to Peru with your girlfriends literally checks every box. Here’s why:

Why Condé Nast Named Northern Peru to Their Best Places to Travel in 2018 List

Why Condé Nast Named Northern Peru to Their Best Places to Travel in 2018 List

Scouting the globe and reviewing recommendations and travel experiences from the past year, the publishers at Condé Nast Traveler found Northern Peru worthy of a spot on their Best Places to Travel in 2018 list and we couldn’t agree more. Not only could Northern Peru use the tourism after such a devastating early 2017 El

A Background on Afro-Peruvian History and Its Influence on Peruvian Culture Today

A Background on Afro-Peruvian History and Its Influence on Peruvian Culture Today

Few travelers arrive to Peru arrive knowing about the heavy African influence on Peruvian culture. Just as the rest of the world capitalized on African slave labor in the 16th century, Peru did just the same. The first African slaves arrived on Peruvian soil around the same time the Inca Empire was crumbling due to

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

5 Reasons Why Chachapoyas Should Be On Your Bucket List!

5 Reasons Why Chachapoyas Should Be On Your Bucket List!

For a truly off-the-beaten-path experience on your custom Peru tour, the ancient city of Chachapoyas fits the bill and then some. It once served as the home base for the Chachapoyas culture, an ancient civilization also known as the “Cloud People.” Their majestic ruins of Kuelap still stand in the remote and isolated area of

A Surprise For Travelers to Peru: Prominent Asian Influences

A Surprise For Travelers to Peru: Prominent Asian Influences

At Kuoda Travel, we like to find out what awed and intrigued our guests during their custom tour to Peru.  Time and time again, we hear about the surprise they felt to find such deep Asian influences throughout the country, influences that have become ingrained in the fabric of the culture. In fact, a proportionately

A Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Peru

A Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Peru

When my family and I first arrived in Cusco, Peru with our children in 2003, the idea of vegetarianism was still rather sketchy to the restaurant staffs we had encountered during our Peru family trip.  For example, when we told our waitress that our then twelve-year-old daughter ate "nada con carne," nothing with meat, a

The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico)

The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico)

In Cusco, the local government has come up with a variety of choices for visitors to purchase package deals to gain entrance to ruins and museums in and around the city and the Sacred Valley. As there are several options, it might be confusing to know which to choose. I’ll explain the options in this