Included in the Price
Arrival and departure airport transfers
All accommodations, family home stays, camping as per itinerary
Domestic airport taxes (Lima & Cusco)
Guide service on included excursions throughout
All ground transportation as listed in the itinerary
Meals as listed in the itinerary
All breakfasts as per the itinerary
Not Included in the Price
Insurance of any kind
Optional activities / tours / excursions
Visa and passport fees
International Departure taxes, Domestic Departure taxes and excess baggage fees
Meals other than those specified
Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)
Do you tours include international airfare? Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and as such it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. Go to our flights to Peru section for more information and direct link to popular online agents. You may also book these flights through your preferred travel agent.
The only travel arrangements that passengers on our tours need to make are the international flights to their first destination and home after the tour ends. We make all other airline reservations and coordinate excursions, hotel arrangements and airport transfers.
Yes! Our trips include airport arrival and departure transfers. It’s no fun arriving in a foreign country and having to make your way to your hotel on your own, being hassled and ripped off by the airport taxi drivers. At Adventures to Peru, we’ll have one of our representatives at the airport instead, with a big, bright sign and secure and reliable transport to the joining hotel. And you won’t have to dig around for spare change for taxi fare at the end of your trip, either. Because upon departure from Peru, Adventures to Peru makes sure you get a reliable and safe ride to start your journey home.
We are small, privately owned and operated, and specialize in seeking out the authentic Eco friendly experience in Peru. Being a small private company keeps our overhead and general operating costs extremely low.
We spend your money providing an authentic experience, instead of on lavish hotels and expensive western-style meals. We pass these savings on to you.
Another thing you’ll notice are the included activities. While we don’t include everything, we do incorporate in the major places of interest, the things that everyone goes to see. On every trip ‘quick itinerary’ we show you the ‘Included Highlights’ of your trip, things that many other companies may charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your environment. This intimate size ensures that your group won’t crowd your experience. Depending on the trip, our scheduled group trips range from a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 12 guests.
For privacy reasons we cannot give details on your traveling companions. Our tours are conducted in English and so they appeal to many travelers from North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
The more rigorous itineraries tend to attract slightly younger travelers than our other trips.
Peru has no age limit, so Adventures to Peru invites travelers of all ages and in good health. For older travelers we stress that adventure travel is naturally more rigorous than conventional vacations and can be physically demanding. All travelers 70 years of age and over are required to provide a medical form signed by a physician. Children accompanied by parents or guardian are also welcome on any tour. If you have children under 14 years of age, consider booking as a family. We cannot accept bookings from unaccompanied minors.
Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact us for price information. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early.
The local tour host will be the person that welcomes you upon arrival and coordinates your excursions. This person will be your translator and trip planner. Tour hosts are not necessarily native but are chosen for their expert local knowledge, communication skills, friendliness, organizational abilities, understanding of the society, its history and culture, and their ability to entertain a group. Your tour host will coordinate all the little things so you won’t have to. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local contacts. You will more likely end up seeing him as your friend who organizes all the logistics for you and makes your experience hassle free.
We try to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meals. Meals are included on multi-day excursions off the beaten path where restaurant choices are limited. In the main towns with a wide variety of restaurants, meals are generally not included to allow our travelers to make their own dining choices. While in hotels, we will provide breakfast. Our tour host is a wealth of information about great restaurant options and is usually available to accompany groups that wish to eat together.
Our local guides have been carefully selected for their knowledge, professionalism, experience and ability to effectively manage groups. We hire only guides who are native to the destination and are licensed and/or certified in accordance with the government regulations of their country. All are fluent in Spanish and English, and some also speak indigenous languages. Most have advanced degrees in tourism, biology, native culture or other related field. All are trained in mountain/wilderness first-aid. Our team of congenial guides offers priceless insights into the true nature of their homelands, adding immeasurably to the enjoyment of the trip.
Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the trip itinerary page, however in most cases we use the most appropriate and safest transport available. As a rule of thumb, expect to travel by public and private bus, taxi, motorcycle taxi, train, canoe, speedboat, airplane and on foot.
We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Our Tour Dossiers include a suggested packing list.
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Standard airline weigh limits in Peru are 2 checked bags weighing a total of maximum 23 kilograms (50 lbs.) and 1 carry on piece at 8 kilograms (17 lbs.) Please adhere to this policy if you do not wish to pay excess baggage fees.
If you need to be contacted while traveling we recommend that you set up an email address that can be accessed on the road. Under no circumstances rely on postal mail. Email cafes are becoming increasingly commonplace and cheap throughout Peru and have quickly become the favorite way for travelers to stay in touch.
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we are unable to arrange visas on your behalf we have provided links on our page to websites that will help you find out if visas are required. If you do need a visa you can arrange them yourself or use the services of a travel agent or visa processing company.
Before traveling to Peru, it is important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.
If you plan to travel to the Amazon region, it is recommended to get a Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days before traveling. Malaria is not a massive problem in Peru, however precautions should be taken if going to remote areas of the Amazon and slopes of the Eastern Andes.
*The Centers for Disease Control provides immunization information for travel in Latin America. www.cdc.gov
The following vaccinations are recommended when visiting any area of Peru:
*Tetanus-diphtheria and measles (as needed booster doses)
*For travelers to the Amazon, a vaccination for Yellow Fever is REQUIRED
*For travelers to certain lower elevations of Peru including the Amazon and rural areas on the coast, the Centers for Disease Control also recommends taking an anti-malarial medication.
Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is a completely optional practice.
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your Tour Host will offer to collect the money and tip as a group.Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your tour host for specific recommendations based on the circumstances.
Also at the end of each trip if you felt your Tour Host did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $10-15 USD per person, per week can be used.
No. Peru has unjustly been designated a dangerous country. Like anywhere in the world, pickpockets and non-violent crime are present in big cities but are not devastatingly present. Unfortunately, the negative news tends to spread fast, but fortunately from our experience, thousands of prudent visitors come to Peru annually and encounter no problems. Common sense is the best defense and your tour host will reinforce areas recommended not to visit.
Yes. At present Peru is safe a very safe destination. The political situation is as stable as ever and tourism has become a major component in Peru’s economy.