Thank you for your lovely email and the recipes. Both are very much appreciated.
Overall, we had a fabulous visit to Peru. I cannot say enough about the service that you and your team Kuoda offered us. Everything went super smoothly and it was worry-free for us. You took care of all the details and all we had to do was to relax and enjoy the tour. Here are some thoughts:
Guides: We had 3 different guises Roberto (Colca Canon), Henry (Puno) and Luis (Cusco-Machu Picchu). All three of them were very professional, spoke perfect English, extremely knowledgeable, caring and very hospitable. They exposed us not just to the various sights, but also to the culture and the food. This really enriched our experience. We always felt safe with them as well as the drivers. And we formed a genuine friendship. A big thank you to all of them.
Accommodations: We were extremely pleased with all the hotels you chose for us.
However, the hotel in Puno was a little disappointing in terms of quality as well as service.
Meals: The meals that were included in our itinerary were all fine. The restaurants that Luis selected in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu were outstanding. The restaurant that Marcello recommended in Cusco were amazing.
Itinerary: You and I worked on this jointly. In retrospect I would have preferred more time in Cusco. The bus ride through the Andes was OK but too long. I think we should have skipped that and flown directly from Puno to Cusco. Lake Titicaca was very interesting for the floating islands but I would have preferred to limit the boat ride to just the floating islands. The other island we visited was not particularly interesting.
In conclusion, we were very happy that we chose Kuoda to plan the visit for us. Top class service!!! A big thank you to you and Marcello and all the guides and drivers!!