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Step Back in Time With This Two Week Itinerary Through Colombia's Colonial Towns

Step Back in Time With This Two Week Itinerary Through Colombia’s Colonial Towns

From charming whitewashed plazas and stately cathedrals to brightly-painted artisan villages tucked into rugged canyon landscapes, Colombia's colonial...

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What Thanksgiving Means to Kuoda Travel

Thanksgiving has officially arrived and it has us reflecting on all of the good we have to be grateful for this past year. For us here at Kuoda Travel...

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Altitude Got You Down? How to Prevent and Deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

Altitude Sickness, or soroche (as it is known locally here in the Andes) can vary greatly in its severity, and it should not be taken lightly. Soroche...

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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 a...

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Halloween vs. Día de la Canción Criolla

Every October 31st in Peru, a dilemma faces would-be revelers due to the fact that two well-known holidays fall on the same day: Peru’s Día de la C...

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Big Eyes, Yellow Hands, and Crazy Hair: Discovering Peru’s Monkeys

What Kinds of Monkeys Can You See in Peru? Peru is home to over 32 species of monkeys, which belong to three different families. These three families...

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Kuoda’s Picks for the Top Five Restaurants in Cusco: Part 1

Whether you’re planning adventurous or luxury travel in Peru, Cusco offers a dizzying array of restaurants to suit all budgets and preferences. It w...

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Peru Family Travel: A Day-Trip to the Choco Museum

Keeping the kids entertained on your Peru family trip can sometimes be a challenge. Cultural sites like Machu Picchu might be intriguing for you, but ...

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Pride & Tradition: A Look at Peru’s Famous Pisco Sour

Pisco sour is Peru’s national drink, and as much a symbol of Peruvian identity as ceviche. Sampling this unique and delicious drink is an essential ...

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Peru’s Can’t-Miss Belmond Properties: Part 1

Hotels by Belmond, a British owned luxury brand with a presence of 5 hotels in Peru, are gaining popularity across the country. These hotels are best ...

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Hoja de Coca (Coca Leaf) and its Role as a Sacred, Invaluable Plant in Andean Cultures

Coca has been a fundamental part of the religious cosmology of the Andean peoples of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Argentina and Chil...

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Andean Cock of the Rock: Peru’s National Bird

Spot the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock on Your Private Peru Holiday The Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) is the national bird of Peru. It’s a...

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Casa Andina Hotels: A local inspiration

Why Casa Andina Hotels is Peru’s Fastest-Growing Local Chain Peru is increasingly becoming known for its fantastic hotels. The Casa Andina Hote...

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