iTerra Peru Aventuras is all about good times with people like you. Whatever on the itinerary - from camping places to five-star hotels - our goal is to make the experience magical and be like one local person more. We're also committed to supporting the communities we visit by local guides, staying at locally-owned country houses depending what tour do you choose, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in our culture of our ancestors.
VISAS: A visa is not typically required for American, Australian, British, Canadian, Latin Americans, and European Union citizens travelling to Peru for fewer than 90 days. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveler.
CULTURE: Peru is a beautiful South American country with infrastructure, values, customs and standards that may different from what you're accustomed to. we can have some inconveniences such as restaurants and tourist sites being closed from time-to-time without notice. Please note our transportation may be altered, and/or our itinerary changed, due to such circumstances beyond our control.
LOCAL LGBT SCENE: Many our visitors frequently mistake the Inca national flag for a rainbow Pride flag... Peru is predominantly Catholic, quite conservative, and hasn't progressed far in terms of LGBT rights. That said, Lima does have a large LGBT community, some popular gay bars, and a friendly restaurant and art scene like also Cusco because is one of the cosmopolitan city in Latin American continent.
WEATHER: Expect the weather in Lima to be fairly consistent, with day highs around 18C/65F, and evening lows around 15C/58F. April through October are the coolest and driest months in the Andes Mountains (Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail), and could be unpredictable where the average daily high is around 20C/68F, with evening lows around 0C/20F.
VACCINATIONS: On entry requirements, there are no vaccinations needed for Peru. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as iTerra Peru Aventuras cannot provide vaccination recommendations.
ELECTRICITY: You will need an international travel plug/adapter for type A/B/C sockets. Visit http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/peru/ for more information.
INTERNET: Free Wi-Fi is available at our hotels in, Cusco, Aguas Calientes and the Sacred Valley. However, unless you can have a local SIM card if you want be in contac during our trips on the city but you won't have a data connection while we hike the Inca Trail and others alternatives hikes to Machu Picchu.
INCA TRAIL PERMITS AND HIKING TOURS: Peruvian Govern In order to secure Inca Trail permits, it is very vital that you provide the most possible correct passport information at the time of booking.
SLEEPING: In our trips we have nights camping in another cases will use country basic local houses. All tents are set up by our guides/porters and sleeping pads are not provided, (you can rent in Cusco).
FOOD: During our treks we have a fully supported cooking staff. Three meals per day are provided on the treks + glass of juice .
LUGGAGE: During our day while we are on the trek, the porters will carry your duffle bag for an extra price not including in our normal itinerary. This bag is provided the night before the trek begins in the briefing time where your trip leader will tell you all the details of the expedition, and has a 6kg/13lb limit (including clothes, supplies and your sleeping bag). The only thing you will need to carry is a day-pack.
Altitude sickness may be felt while travelling to high altitudes. Symptoms include shortness of breath, headaches, general lethargy, and a reduced appetite. It's important that you drink plenty of water, and not overexert yourself. A comprehensive first-aid kit is carried by our support crew during treks, and senior staffs are trained to prevent, detect and - if necessary - deal with AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Contrary to what many say, AMS is not that common, at least not on well-paced treks.
For our treks the greatest enjoyment will come from the best preparation, so we recommend you partake in regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you aren't in the habit of being active. In addition to swimming, jogging, or bike-riding, take some mountain walks, or climb long staircases with a backpack.
All iTerra Peru Aventuras guides are locals with a preparation and training in all the expedition that we do. And we can also connect you with the right people if you'd like to delve deeper into the local culture, for our staff is important complete your goals when decide travel with us.
HANDLE SMALL GROUPS
Our small groups, no more than 8 persons mean that we have the flexibility to work with you to ensure the trip will be enjoyable and full of adventure, history, nature ,living customs and more. We offer a variety of great adventures in Cusco Region and we can put together any trip to accommodate any particular interest. One of the best things about travelling with us is that you have the opportunity to explore plenty of options everywhere we go in our lands.
FEEL THE ADVENTURE:
iTerra Peru Aventuras are a great way to meet new people from around the world and all walks of life. Bear in mind that everybody's there for a good time, so mutual respect will go a long way. Please be on time for any meet up, empathetic to the needs of others, and ready to roll with whatever the adventure brings.
Although we cannot tell you who your fellow travelers will be for privacy reasons, we can tell you many great friendships began with an iTerra Peru Aventuras. Friends, couples and family are always welcome to join the fun.
If you've never travelled on your own, it's an amazing opportunity to get to know yourself while making new friends along your trip. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range without any charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room.
OPTIONAL EXTENSION CITYS:
Peru is a huge country with many tourist destinations, iTerra Peru Aventuras is just travel agent into Cusco Region if you want to continue discovering Peru we can suggest some another legal travels agents where you can have a contact directly.
While on the mountain, all meals will be included. You will have a selection of meat, fresh fruit, and vegetables, with hot meals throughout.
STARTING POINT AND FINISHING POINT:
All our expeditions start and finish in the Cusco’s Airport or if you will continue traveling into Peru we can finish the service in the bus station with the private transfer to your hotel that your choose. The hotels that we offer are located into the downtown for are more close to all the tourist places on the city.
If you are happy with services throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Tipping details will be provided in your final trip documentation.
The local Money is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol. Credit cards are accepted at hotels and restaurants, but not for gratuities. We recommend carrying approximately $200 USD to be used only in the case of an emergency,
WHAT TO BRING:
Most of our adventures entail carrying your own luggage if you are traveling with many things; chances are you'll be leaving it in Lima on domestic flights because is just allowed carry 24 kl per person. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you pick up along the way. The next packing list should be used as a guideline, not as rule. Our Specialists are happy to answer any specific questions about how much, or little to bring.
- Passport/Visas/Flight Itineraries/Travel Insurance
- iTerra Peru Aventuras Itinerary
- Credit/ATM card
- Yellow Fever vaccine certificate if travelling to any jungle city into Peru
General Personal Items:
- Eye mask/ear plugs
- Alarm clock/watch
- Camera, memory cards
- charging cord
- Portable battery/device charger
- Travel plug/international adapter
- Sunglasses with UV filter lenses
- Small First aid kit including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, zinc oxide tape and small scissors, blister pads, diarrhea tablets, dioralyte rehydration packs
- High protection sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Antibacterial gel/wipes
- Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste & deodorant
- Vaseline to prevent chafing skin
- Sweat-wicking short and long sleeve t-shirts
- 2 sweat-wicking short-sleeved shirts
- 2 sweat-wicking long-sleeved shirts
- Fleece sweater/jacket
- Light sweater
- 2 Pairs of lightweight zip-off pants
- 1 Pair of lightweight shorts
- 2 pairs of long-sleeved quick-dry thermal shirts
- Day pack (30-50 litres of capacity) to carry anything you need during the day
- Waterproof bags to protect items in your daypack
- Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco for approximately US$20)
- Sleeping bag liner (can be purchased in Cusco)
- Extra sleeping mat (can be rented in Cusco)
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (can be purchased in Cusco for a couple of dollars)
- Warm hat and gloves
- Walking sticks/Poles (can be rented locally)
- Comfortable hiking shoes with good grip
- Rubber flip-flops
- Travel-size towel
- Toilet Paper
- Snacks/Supplements(light snacks will be provided through the day, however please bring any supplements you may require)
- Refillable water bottle(s) and/or bladder for daypack (1.5 litre capacity)