Dates/Fees

Index

  • Dates 
  • Fees & Options (all funds in USD)
  • Fees Include
  • Fees Do Not Include
  • Meals
  • Choosing an Airline 
  • Tips and Gratuities

DATES  –  August 23 to September 2, 1015

NOTE – INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY: To preserve and protect the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Peruvian government is limiting the number of trekkers allowed on the trail. The number is strictly enforced by permit. All applications must be accompanied by the trekkers name, date of birth and passport number. Once the Trail’s quota has been reached, trail applications are closed for that departure day.

(In order to have a chance of gaining permits to the Classic Inca Trail all bookings should be completed by February 28, 2015. If permits are no longer available, we will confer on changing the date and/or switching the trek to the Inca Salkantay Trail)

 Day 1: Lima Peru – airport pickup, overnight Lima (included) – Aug 23 , 2015                    Day 2: Flight from Lima to Cusco (cost not included)                                                               Afternoon City Tour and sight seeing in Cusco                                                                       Day 3: Inca Ruins – Chinchero, Moray and Maras                                                                        Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Inca and Pisac Ruins

5-day – Classic Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes                   (Please note:  If we are unable to obtain permits for the dates shown, due to late registration – hence the Feb 28 early bird deadline –  we will have two options: 1. Change the dates, or 2. Shift to the Salkantay Inca Trail (more scenic, yet less ruins along the way)                                                                                                                             Day 5/8: 4-day Inca Trail                                                                                                           Day 9: Machu Picchu and train back to Cusco                                                                              Day 10: Leadership debrief and flight (not incl.) back to Lima                                            Day 11: End of adventure – Sept 2, 2015

Optional Extra: Amazon Jungle Adventure                                                                     If you choose to add this, speak to Werner and he will assist you in arranging it.

FEES and OPTIONS 

Lima, Cusco and 5-Day Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu  – August 24 to September 2, 2015 (Lima, Cusco, Inca Ruins, 5-Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, Cusco, plus 4 hrs Leadership Development)

O       Book by June 10, 2015 and pay in full you pay only $5979 – first 20 only

O       Book by June 10, 2015 with $750 deposit,  and pay the balance of $5529 as follows:

  • June 30, 2015 – $1800 
  • July 20, 2015 – $1800 
  • August 5, 2015 – final payment due to hold your spot

O       Book after June 10, 2015 (if space is still available) with $750 deposit and pay the balance of $5729 as follows:

  • June 30, 2015 – $1800
  • July 20, 2015 – $1800 
  • August 5, 2015 – final payment due to hold your spot

Single Occupancy add $420 to above fees (note: single occupancy is not available on Amazon Jungle adventure.

Applications will be accepted strictly on a first come basis. If more spaces should   become available, due to trail booking cancelations, early waiting list-applicants will be notified first.

Immediate booking allows for early confirmation and thereby: 1) Inca Trail availability and, 2) a reduction in the cost of accommodation and meals.

Please note: the cost of air travel increases as you get closer to the departure dates.

TRIP FEES INCLUDE

  • Airport transfers and hotels (for all of the dates specified)
  • Arrival hotel in Lima, welcoming dinner in Cusco and briefing
  • Leadership workshops: pre-trip 8×1 hour webinars plus 1×1 hour session in Lima
  • All permits and access fees (Inca Trail fee plus entrance tickets for all ruins, church and museum access in Cusco as per the agenda)
  • Tents, camping gear and sleeping mats
  • All accommodation and meals during our stay in Lima, Cusco, and on the trail
  • English speaking guides
  • Costs of guides and porters on the Inca Trail (you carry only a small day pack)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Cusco
  • Oxygen for added safety (Cusco and Inca Trail)
  • All government and local fees and taxes (exception: all airport fees)

TRIP FEES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • All airfares plus baggage charges (if you book directly from North America to Cusco it reduces the overall flight cost – you will still need to overnight in Lima [we pick you up at the airport and cover your arrival night’s hotel stay in Lima])
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, or extra porters)
  • Travel, medical and air rescue insurance
  • Airport fees and/or taxes
  • Alcohol, sodas and bottled water
  • Tips for your drivers, and tips for guides and porters on the Inca Trail
  • Overnight stay or extra days in Lima on arrival or your return trip

Important:

1. Immediately, email your intention/desire to attend to werner.sri@neptune.on.ca. We need this to secure our Trail permits for the dates shown (there is no commitment until all your questions have been answered and you confirm your participation).

2. To save your space, your payment (deposit or full) is due with your Application

3. Checks, cash, or bank transfers only (sorry no credit cards). If you do choose to use PayPal their processing fee needs to be added.

5. If payment deadlines are not met your space may be given to the next applicant on the list (we are certain to be oversold).

Please note – The Peru bookings require payment up front and fees for trail permits, lodgings, porters and other preparations will have been paid, with NO refunds (if you are unable to go and have made payments you may replace yourself with an exchange person).  PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

MEALS

On the trail we will have our own cook who provides breakfast,  mid morning  and mid afternoon snacks, lunch and dinner. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

CHOOSING AN AIRLINE (& flight costs as of November)

Many airlines fly into Lima, Peru and Cusco – The lowest rate quoted (Philadelphia to Cusco return) in October, 2015 was $964.96 (incl. all taxes). Early booking will ensure the best rates….don’t delay, once we have a quorum, plus Trail passes and can confirm dates. If you decide to fly into Lima and need assistance with the flights between Lima and Cusco and/or Cusco please let us know and we’ll put you in contact with our Peruvian booking agent.

Booking flights directly to Cusco is less expensive than to Lima, followed by a separate booking of a local flight to Cusco. For this reason all flight bookings are left to you.

Suggestion: Google Cheap International Travel for discounted rates.

TIPS AND GRATUITIES

All tip and gratuities are OPTIONAL and up to you. All service people do however usually expect to receive a tip; their livelihood depends on it.  All gratuities may be paid in US Dollars or Peruvian Soles.

Suggested tipping:

·         Tour Conductor: $3-5 per person per day

·         Driver (chauffeur services/limited assistance with luggage): $1-2 per person per day

·         Local Guides who offer in-depth information at specific locations: $4-5/p/d

·         Hotel Porters (usually included) up to $ 1/ bag

·         Waiters: by law 10% is included in the bill.

·         Chamber maid: $1 / day.

·         Inca Trail Porters:  $7-10/day/group

·         Inca trail guides: $25-30/day/group.

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