Prices are based on the sharing of rooms and single members of the group will be put together in a twin room with 2 separate beds. (If you wish to have a private room to yourself, there is a single supplement available.)
While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking (sometimes with luggage - for this reason it is recommended to pack light - and sometimes up and down varied elevations or over uneven surfaces), being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys by bus or train (including overnight trips), early morning wake-ups and other similarly challenging scenarios. If you have any medical conditions, there will be opportunity for you to make us aware of them, and than we can determine if the trip is appropriate for you.
Includes all transfers, lodging as below (very nice 3 star), meals as noted, private/dedicated guide in the Andes, taxes and entrance fees.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Flights to Lima not included in the package, please make your own travel arrangements
Your initial payment is non-refundable. Additional refunds are based on land cost per person at the time the trip provider receives written notice that a client must cancel. All notices shall be sent to and received at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL CONCERNS FOR THE ANDES
From the Tour Operator:
- Arriving at Cusco, over 11,000 feet in altitude can result in altitude sickness. Altitude sickness, which may appear in the form of one of many symptoms, pounding headache, nausea, muscular aches or cramps, fever, etc., is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. I do not recommend pills or any other treatment other than directly treating the cause. Your guide will have access to a tank of oxygen and the front desk of the hotels that I booked for you will be able to offer a tank of oxygen and instruct you how to use it (five minutes on, five minutes off for 30 minutes). You may need repeat treatments during a course of a few hours before your body finally adjusts to the low oxygen level of the air. The important thing is to begin treatment as soon as possible to the onset of symptoms.
- You must be careful to drink only bottled water (rinse toothbrush with bottled water, no ice in drinks, don’t face shower, etc.) and eat on well cooked food (no food from street vendors).
- It will be cold in the Andes, especially early morning, late afternoon and evening. Be prepared to dress accordingly. Being at high altitude close to the equator means there is less atmosphere to screen out ultraviolet radiation. Be sure to wear sunglasses and use sun block.
- Guests are expected to abide by a code of conduct that shows respect to indigenous people, the environment, staff and fellow guests. In Peru even vulgar, abusive language is a criminal misdemeanor. The staff of Amazonia Expeditions treats all guests with respect and kindness and management expects that guests will also treat all staff, native people and fellow guests with appropriate respect and will not tolerate abusive behavior on the part of its guests. Inappropriate behavior will result in the guest being directed to leave without refund or if deemed excessive, with criminal complaint.
- Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees to hold Amazonia Expeditions and all of its employees harmless and free of liability. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.