Our family booked a trip to Cusco/Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Lake Titicaca this July with Kuoda, and we couldn’t have been happier. Their travel planners (ours was Molly) will help you build an itinerary that meets your particular preferences and needs, identifying the one-of-a-kind experiences that will take your trip from good to great. Equally important, they will ensure your smooth travels by providing unparalleled support on the ground at every step along the way. When our plans got derailed by last summer’s widespread teacher strikes (which closed Machu Picchu and several airports for a few days), their operations team was there for us, rerouting us and creating backup plans that allowed us to make the most of our time in Peru. They managed to get us to Machu Picchu at a time when many other travelers had their hopes dashed. Our Kuoda tour guide in MP/Sacred Valley, Edward, was deeply knowledgeable about Incan history art and culture, while also helping us understand modern day Peru and the politiics that were driving the labor unrest.

As a seasoned independent traveler who enjoys booking my own trips, I was reluctant to rely on outside help. I am so glad that I did, because we wouldn’t have been able to see MP or other highlights without Kuoda’s resourceful interventions when the strikes shut things down. Additionally, our travels were so much smoother and more meaningful because of the valuable support, information, and context-setting that Kuoda provided for us.