GENERAL INFORMATION What to bring with you
v We advice to travel as light as possible, around 15kg a person,
v Clothes , in this tour we go from the coast to the highlands , in June its Winter ,so it can be cold at night and at high altitudes , so prepared for cold and warm , good walking shoes ,sunscreen, waterproof clothing ,alarm clock ,lip salve, personal medication, travel dictionary and don't forget , if there is something you miss , you always can buy it cheaper in Peru Money and Passport
We advice to bring with you around 550 EURO pocket money, this in a combination of travel cheques/cash/and credit card. This money is for the cost of the extra excursions and the meals in the restaurants, not included your souvenirs, its just an indication to eat normal and do the indicated excursions, everybody spend different!
v The money in Peru is the Nuevo sol ,EURO is widely accepted around Peru , you better bring around 150 USD to pay the excursions /airport tax and entrée fee ,the rest in Euro .(not included Incatrail )v Credit cards like Master card /Visa are widely accepted, every place we go have ATM machines.
v No visa is necessary for countries of Western Europe /Asia/North or South -America/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa. With a valid passport the tourist card allows you up to 90 days in Peru Climate
The Andes mountains have a lot of influence at the climate in Peru .The coast is one big dry desert ,the Andes have high temperatures in springtime/daytime if the sun shines ,In the evenings it can be cold .The best time to travel :dry season , from may till October , The temperatures are some lower, but the sky is mostly clear with less rain . But be prepared, showers of rain, can be all year around ! Medication
Altitude sickness can appear, but after 2 days you get used to the altitude, you feel some headache, but we climb slowly .PS: People who have hart or Long problems, better contact first a doctor before travelling to high altitudes .Peru don't ask officially vaccinations, exception for Manu: for Manu you have to take against yellow fever .We advice that you take some vaccinations like :- Hepatitis-A- DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio);You have to start with these vaccinations about 6 weeks before departure .Don't drink tap water!For more info ,look at www.doh.gov.uk/traveladvice www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk GENERAL
Southamerica planet wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with Southamerica planet. We don't want to make you afraid, but we like to be very clear! Because of the adventures character of this tour, some unexpected circumstances can appear .That's why we maybe have to change the program or parts of it. Peruplanet do everything to follow the booked program, but it can appear that for example, roads are unexpected not possible to drive because of heavy rain , buses break down , local flights are cancelled or are delayed ,strikes of all the transport . We only change the program to guaranty the safety of the client , and in communication with the client. We keep the right to change the program before or at that moment like,day schedules, hotels, transport or excursions.This is and stay a tour with an adventures character.The changes in the program happens mostly in conversation with the client , but southamericaplanet always have the final decision. If there are some changes before departure, than everybody of the group gets a mail with clearly indicated the changes. The extra travel -or hotel costs are for the members of the tour.In normal circumstances, you always follows the official program. Our prices do not include , international flighs, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips. Southamerica Planet will not pay compensation if forced to cancel or change your tour because of war, threat of war, riot, civil strike, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or extreme weather conditions, epidemics or health risks, technical or maintenance problems with transport, closed or congested airports or ports, changes imposed by re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by airlines, the alteration of airlines or aircraft types, or similar events beyond the control of Southamerica planet. The client is also responsible for personal belongings. Clients undertake the tours, treks or expeditions, featured in our programme, at their own volition.Travel information
This information makes part of the contract with Southamerica planet. Read it well before booking! Clients must be in possession of, and are responsible for arranging a valid passport. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, etc) is given in good faith but Southamerica Planet can not be held responsible for any of this information.
How to make a reservation ?
The easiest way to reserve a tour is by filling in the reservation form at this website. Some days after we received your reservation, we confirm the reservation. Than we ask 40 % deposit of the total amount ,the other 60% , you can pay 5 weeks before departure. This payment you can do at our Peruvian banc account. After payment you receive a paper with confirmation of your payment . After full payment you receive the address of the first hotel in Lima. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Southamerica planet sends out a confirmation invoice (once we have received your deposit) at which point a contract exists and the deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable. Give us also your telephone number to contact you if there are last minute changes.
Changes and extension possibilities
§ It is possible to arrive earlier, also to depart later. This you have to tell us in advance together with your reservation ,so we ca arrange something for you .
§ This is just an example and we can make some changes wherever you like !Insurance
Clients are obligated and responsible for ensuring that they have adequate cover for the full duration of the tour in respect of medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation. It is our policy to check the validity and cover of your insurance policy and we hold the right to refuse travel to anyone whose insurance does not satisfy these criteria..24-h emergency service 24-h of your private travel insurance , but we have an office in Peru/Cusco , Here Peruvian people are working and its always possible to contact them 7 days a week 24 h for emergency .They now there country better than we do and have the best contacts ! Wehave 2 officesin Peru Cusco and Lima. Cancellation
Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by Peruplanet The charges are shown below:
56 and more days before departure: 15% deposit
56 to 42 days before departure: 30% of total price
28 days to 14 days before departure: 75% of total price 14 days to 7 days : 90% of price, less than 7 days 100%
In addition to the cancellation fees mentioned above, the full insurance premium is also payable. We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges..
Keep in mind that traintickets and Incatrail NEVER is possible to get arefund.
WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THIS COUNTRY JUST AS MUCH AS WE DO!