Kuoda Travel
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Private and fully-customized journeys to Peru and beyond! Your one-of-a-kind itinerary takes into account all the practicalities as well as the fun stuff. At Kuoda Travel, we offer private travel from luxury tours to Machu Picchu to intrepid Amazon adventures and unique experiences in and around Cusco as well complete personalized itineraries throughout South America. We specialize in crafting one-off trips designed especially for you and just for you. Eager to get planning your South American adventure? Contact us and get the ball rolling.
Cusco, Peru

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2022

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Danielle Gill
Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Kuoda’s service is exceptional. After having to cancel our 2020 trip to Peru with Kuoda due to COVID, they were able to get almost all of our money back. We then stayed in touch over COVID and were eventually able to go in March of 2022 with our 7 and 9 year olds. Molly planned an amazing itinerary based on our interests, and adjusted it as things changed over the 2 years, answering many questions as constant changes happened with COVID, and as our kids became 2 years older. We spent 2 days in Lima, 4 days in the sacred valley, 2 days at Machu Picchu, and 2 days in Cusco. The trip was amazing - it was so nice to have a guide and driver, and made travelling with kids much easier. The staff at Kuoda will do almost anything to make your trip comfortable and smooth. Yes, a private tour is costly, but I feel worth it for the peace of mind that you’ll be taken care of while there, especially if travelling with kids. Our guide Luis was so professional and informative, and easy to have around. The hotel and restaurant recommendations were great, and you are not just getting a “tour guide”, you are getting a local who can tell you exactly which restaurants to visit, where to buy certain goods, help with language barriers, ensure you get where you need to be on time, teach you about the fascinating culture, etc., etc. Highlights for us were exploring Machu Picchu, hiking Machu Picchu mountain, biking and horseback riding in rural areas of the sacred valley and along the Inca trail, swimming with sea lions and spotting Humboldt penguins in the Palomino islands off the coast of Lima, and much more. Meri, the owner, was always checking in with us too. The beauty of a private tour is that you can make small changes here and there spur of the moment based on how you are feeling that day. When I go back to South America, Kuoda will be my first touch point! Thank you to all the Kuoda staff who made our trip so awesome!
Written April 22, 2022
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Dear danigill1818, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such kind and generous comments! We are so glad to have been able to make your Peru visit reality and to hear that you enjoyed the experience! We would love to hear from you again whenever your journeys bring you back to South America! Warmest regards, - The Kuoda Family
Written April 22, 2022
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wannallama
Signal Hill, CA8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was our second visit to Peru and our second time with Kuoda! My husband and I first visited Peru in 2019. We had about 2 weeks to spend and thinking we’d never be back we naturally wanted to see as much as we could. I was a bit overwhelmed with the planning and logistics of everything so I researched a travel company to help me. Kuoda had excellent reviews and they’re in Cusco so they seemed perfect! I’m so happy I found them…. They were great! We spent time in Lima, the Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Kuoda made all the domestic travel arrangements. We had a friendly, knowledgeable English speaking guide everywhere we went… they were there to meet us at each new destination and took us to our next one (airport or train station). Traveling can be stressful at times but we never had to worry about getting from point A to B to C etc. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time on our first trip to Peru! When we decided to revisit Peru I contacted Kuoda again. I was happy to find our travel planner, Theresa Galles, was still there! We wanted to revisit Sacred Valley and Cusco but at a more relaxed pace so we could have more time to explore on our own. She put together an awesome itinerary for us. We stayed at wonderful properties and saw some new things too. Again, we had great guides and never had to worry about a thing. If you’re interested in customizing your own trip to Peru I highly recommend Kuoda Travel!!!
Written July 28, 2022
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Dear wannallama, We're so happy to have had the joy of welcoming you back to Peru once again! It's always rewarding for us to know your first trip to Peru made such an impact that you chose to come back to experience it once more. On behalf of Theresa, thank you for your kind words! We look forward to hearing from you again next time you are able to visit South America! Warmest regards, - The Kuoda Family
Written August 1, 2022
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Jonathan C
4 contributions
Apr 2022
We are so lucky to have found the team at Kuoda, and so pleased with how they handled our vacation. When we initially decided to make a spring trip to Peru, we looked through a few guide books and my wife and I were a bit overwhelmed with the various logistics in planning a relatively short trip with kids. For that reason, we decided to use a service, which is not typical for us and we were a little skeptical of the process. In retrospect, I do not think we could have pulled off anything close to the experience that we had, and we could not be happier to have met the team at Kuoda.

They planned a well thought out trip. Having someone speak with us early on in the process, they were able to tailor a trip that was active and appropriate for a family with two kids. From our day hiking the short Inca trail to the mountain bike adventure, everything we did was appropriate and exciting. The food and accommodations were perfect, and the guides (Ruben and JuanCarlos) were fun and great with the kids. However, the most dramatic benefit of working with this team manifested in other ways...

On the morning of our departure from Boston to Lima, our flight from Boston to Miami was abruptly canceled. Being spring break, we were unable to depart for another 2 days. We were afraid that our entire trip was going to have to be canceled, but the team at Kuoda jumped right in, rearranged our entire itinerary at the last minute, and were able to accommodate everything that we had planned. Without the Kuoda team supporting us, I think our entire trip would have been cancelled. I cannot imagine how we would have rearranged all that on our own (let alone planned that in the first place).

There is a cost that can seem a little daunting on the front end, but the value we received far exceeded our expectations. We had such a good time and enjoyed working with Kuoda so much that we have already started talking about doing a Galapagos trip in 2 years. There is no doubt we would use their services.
Written April 27, 2022
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Dear Jonathan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers! We are overjoyed to hear that Ruben and Juan Carlos were able to guide you on such a wonderful experience through Peru. It's also great to know that the activities were enjoyable both for you and the kids. Thank you again for putting your trust into us. We look forward to arranging another unforgettable experience, this time to the Galapagos. Until then, stay safe, and warmest regards from all of us! The Kuoda Family
Written April 28, 2022
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Eric G
Chicago, IL42 contributions
Jun 2022
Around Lima, up to Cusco, through the Sacred Valley, along the Inca Trail and into Machu Picchu, and down to Paracas, Kuoda arranged another exceptional tour. From our arrival in Lima, Kuoda took care of us from the start to finish of our 14 days in Peru. The hotels are ideally placed and of very high quality, the guides are the best there are, and the extras and access provided are incomparable. In addition to our tour of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Paracas National Park, there were food tours of Lima and Cusco, a wonderful visit to a village in the heights of the Andes, and a tour of the Ballestas Islands.

I want to give extra kudos to Kuoda for the drivers they employ, specifically Daniella around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. It is very rare to see women drivers for tours and Daniella was one of the best drivers we ever had. Whether they knew it or not, Kuoda broke barriers, as many locals and fellow drivers were stunned and amazed to see Daniella at the wheel driving. This was part of the excellent experience and Daniella is such a warm and wonderful person.

Our guide in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, along the Inca Trail, and in Machu Picchi, Valentine Quispe was exceptional. Valentine was very knowledgeable about the Inca, and also strongly true to the spirituality of the Inca and the indigenous people. If you are able to have him as a guide, you will be very lucky. Both he and Danielle took very good care of us, even helping us chase down the Vistadome train by car from Ollantaytambo to Poroy when my wife left her phone on the train!
For our journey down to Paracas, Eduardo was wonderful, very friendly and striking an instant rapport during our drive from Lima to Paracas. Exceedingly smart and funny. He knows not only knows all about the area, the history, the nature, the people, but can recommend the best restaurants in Paracas and Ica, specifically Milla Cero, which is delicious.

Our thanks to Daniel for driving us down to and all around Paracas and Ica, and getting us back to Lima for our flight home all the way from Paracas on-time.
To sum it up, if you are going to South America and want to do it right, go with Kuoda.

I’ve used them for Ecuador and Peru, and am very happy. I’m using them for the rest of my trips to Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, and Chile as well. There’s not a better option.
Written July 20, 2022
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Dear Eric, We could not be happier to read such a wonderfully detailed review. What a touching experience to read from your 14-day trip around Peru. We're especially touched that our Daniela, Valentin, Eduardo and Daniel were able to trasmit the passion that we have for our beautiful country. We are looking forward to being there for you when you decide to come back to South America! Warmest regards, The Kuoda Team
Written July 21, 2022
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willyg942
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Sep 2022
My wife and I just returned from 11 incredible days enjoying the "Magical Wonders of Southern Peru." The private travel itinerary was prepared by an expert who listened to our needs and planned a perfect trip. We can't say enough about the professionalism, knowledge, communication skills, and anticipation and attention we received from our guides and drivers. They were caring and made us feel safe during the entire trip. This was our best tour experience. We plan on using Kuoda again and will not hesitate to recommend them.
Written September 21, 2022
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Dear Willy, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience seeing the wonders of southern Peru! On behalf of our guides and drivers, thank you for putting your trust in us. We very much look forward to hearing from you again, when/if you want to explore more of Peru or greater South America. Warmest regards, Kuoda Travel
Written September 22, 2022
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Maggie H
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
My husband worked with Urpi to create a 10 day itinerary. In short- phenomenal service. Super responsive, door to door service. Made traveling with a 7 year old so easy. Guides were incredible- all were extremely knowledgeable and nice. We spent the most time with the amazing Santiago in Cusco who made our trip so memorable. We learned so much, and ate great food. All recommendations by Santiago and Kuoda were spot on. Once he got to know us better there was even flexibility for us to change our itinerary to see what we were interested in. Highly recommend if you’re looking for personalized travel- we could not be happier!!! This was a trip of a lifetime, we had been wanting to do this for over a decade and so glad we went with Kuoda. They are also Peru based which we really appreciated. We had zero issues, and I can’t believe how smoothly the entire trip went. Renato, Lilian were our guides in Lima who were fantastic. Eduardo our driver in Cusco was also such a wonderful person. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect vacation. Every person at Kuoda we interacted with has been outstanding.
Written August 18, 2022
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Dear Maggie, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this lovely review! We are more than touched to know that you had such a phenomenal trip with your family in our home city of Cusco. It's the ideal destination for families so we're glad you found it to be your perfect vacation. On behalf of Urpi, Santiago, Renato, Lilian, Eduardo, and everyone that made your trip possible, thank you for your kind words, and if you ever return to South America, please stay in touch! Warmest regards, The Kuoda Family
Written August 19, 2022
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Orlando G
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Stating my favorite part is difficult because I enjoyed all parts of the trip agenda. Lake Titticaca was fantastic; Machu Picchu was just beyond words; seeing the Condors was an unbelievable experience; the guides were knowledgeable and met every need. I would highly recommend Kuoda Travel for anyone desiring an end-to-end catered tour that will meet your every travel need.
Written October 21, 2022
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Dear Orlando, We sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience in Peru! We are overjoyed to hear you especially enjoyed your visit to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu. Thank you again for your kind words and please keep in touch! We hope to welcome you back soon to South America. Warmest regards, Kuoda Travel
Written October 26, 2022
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Ellen Mayer
2 contributions
May 2022
Mery and Thomas at Kuoda helped us plan a 2+ week itinerary through Ecuador and the Galapagos that exceeded our expectations. They worked closely with us to arrange experience to meet our interests. The service provided was exception- including "checking up on us continually to see if there was anything we needed, the hotels they chose for us were fabulous, the Galapagos cruise ship of 16 passengers was perfect. We have travelled with Kuoda throughout South America several times, have recommended them to friends and family and would use ONLY them on our next trip to South America.
Written June 2, 2022
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Dear ellenmayer, We really can't thank you enough for this lovely testimonial, and also for your trust in us to carry out your travels throughout South America. On behalf of Mery and Thomas, we are delighted to hear your time in Ecuador & the Galapagos was everything you hoped for and more! Kind regards from Cusco, The Kuoda Family
Written June 6, 2022
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Chris M
1 contribution
Jan 2022
I've used Kuoda twice for travel in South America now, and they are fantastic. Especially most recently traveling in January 2022 and navigating testing requirements and pandemic travel issues, Kuoda took care of everything and it was such a relief to have folks handling things for us when issues arose (delay flights and missing luggage and getting tested in time). Our Ecuador Guide around Quito, David, was phenomenal and a perfect match for our interests - traveling with David was like visiting with a friend. After hearing some other people on our flights talk about their tour packages and costs, we realized Kuoda is a personally designed private tour for less than a lot of the big tour packages. We got to do what we wanted, change things up last minute even, and run on our own schedule. The hotels they use are gorgeous, the locations amazing. If we return to South America again (hopefully) we'll definitely be use Kuoda.
Written June 30, 2022
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Dear Chris, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this lovely review, and for taking the precious time to share your experience with Kuoda with fellow travelers. It was a pleasure for us to make sure that your trip to Ecuador to was everything you hoped for. On behalf of David, we sincerely thank you for your kind words! Needless to say, we cannot wait for your return to South America for a new adventure! Warmest regards, The Kuoda Family
Written July 1, 2022
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hitch
Ventura, CA216 contributions
Oct 2022
We just returned from a 19 day trip though Peru with Kuoda Travel. We had an extraordinary experience in Peru. Everything was well planned and coordinated, which allowed us to relax and enjoy the experience. All of the guides were professional, courteous, and considerate of our needs and out time. Communicattion was very consistnet and helpful. We especially enjoyed Ofelia in Cuzco and Julio in Chiclayo. Jose Luis was wonderful in Puno as we appreciated his personal knowledge and connections on the Lake Titicaca islands. We never had to worry. A guide met us at all change points, whether it was greeting us at the airport for a very late flight arrival, helping us to get local airline boarding passes, or picking us up (sometimes) very early in the morning. We were even taken to lunch spots where only the locals eat. We were educated on their 5,000 years of civilization, but also enjoyed getting to know today's cultures. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained, even on long drives. On that note, I have to warn travelers that some of the travel means many long hours on - sometimes - slow or poor roads. Peru doesn't have a lot of highways, the way we would think of them. And they have many speed bumps there. Its hard to choose favorite moments but here goes: the train ride to Agua Caliente and the hikes up Machu Picchu, a personal visit with to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, beautiful Arequipa and Cusco, the precision and organization of Inca builders, thousands of Inca mountainside farming terraces, and ancient Caral. The tour also included amazing lunches including Tawa in the Sacred Valley, and a private lunch near the Moray ruins. Finally, I have to mention the outstanding lodging at the Casa Andina in Arequipa, the Colca Lodge where we enjoyed the hot mineral springs by the river, Aranwa in the Sacred Valley, and especially the Inkaterra Machu Picchu. Our thanks to guides of Cusco, who are now all our friends.
Written November 11, 2022
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Dear Hitch, Thank you for sharing such a detailed account of your incredible trip to Peru with us. We are so happy to hear that you were able to relax and really enjoy the experience of traveling to Cusco, Chiclayo, Puno, Arequipa, and Lima. We really could not have chosen a better route of discovery to Peru's greatest archaeological treasures. On behalf of our Ofelia, Julio, Jose Luis, and all those who came together to make your trip possible, we thank you for your kind words and sincerely look forward to hearing from you again about your future adventures in South America! Warmest regards, The Kuoda Family
Written November 14, 2022
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