Executive summary:
My wife and I arranged a 5-day, post-cruise tour of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley with Kuoda Travel based in Cusco, Peru. The choice of Kuoda was based on a combination of on-line reviews and, most importantly, the recommendation of Oceania cruisers who had used them before. In a nut shell, Kuoda fulfilled our wish list of things to see & do as well as the style of touring that we like. The details of this trip were so well covered we always felt at ease.

The logistics of the entire 5-days were arranged impeccably! Each and every step of the way was covered down to the finest detail and there was only one very minor delay (it did not affect our tour). In fact, at the end of the tour we had a – what could have been – a severe problem with Peruvian Immigration. Kuoda provided a manager to help us solve that problem leading us through the bureaucracy every step of the way.

We would not hesitate to use Kuoda again (we are in the nascent stage of planning a trip to the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands) and would strongly recommend them to anyone who travels to South America. They may be a bit more expensive than others but the added cost is well worth the comfortable feeling that you have knowing that you and well protected in all phases of a wonderful trip. As Mery, the owner, describes it “…Luxury is not defined by expense or excess. Luxury is about helping you to have the experience you crave and taking care of the nitty-gritty logistics so all you need to concern yourself with is enjoying your trip”. That was absolutely fulfilled on our trip!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to the entire Kuoda team. But a special thanks goes out to those with whom we had direct contact:
Jesus Ramos, Alex Baca, Jason Ayerbe and our guides and drivers: Ophelia & Eberth (sp??), Lillian, and Manuel. (Sorry, but I’ve forgotten some names)