Peru Hiking

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Are these “educational” tours?
How do we travel during the tour?
What are our accommodations like?
What about the weather?
When is payment due?
Is medical insurance required?
What should I take on the tour?
What meals are included?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

Each group is limited to 12 participants. Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. They allow for more interaction and more personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); bottled drinking water throughout the trip; all internal transportation; airport transfers on day 1 and departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); all day trips and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary including Salkantay Trek Entrance Fee; tips for hotels (porterage) and bus driver, restaurants and spot guides, drivers and Salkantay Lodge staff; services of a trip leader and experienced trek guides.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

Flights to join the tour in Lima and depart from Cusco, tips to ElderTreks tour leader, Salkantay lead and assistant trek guides, alcoholic drinks, visas and travel insurance. Items of a personal nature such as additional excursions or massage services at the Salkantay Trail lodges.

 

Are these “educational” tours?

Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, “educational”. We visit churches and historical sites and have talks and discussions on many aspects of history, culture and nature. We believe that it is equally educational to meet local people on a non-commercial basis, visit their homes and even try to learn a few words in the native language. Sometimes the most “educational” moments are spent walking through an old quarter of a city.

 

How do we travel during the tour?

All local transportation is included in the land price of the trip. We use minivans or buses for road travel, motorized boats on Lake Titicaca, two domestic flights, and a train to Machu Picchu.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We always stay in good accommodations — hotels, guesthouses and lodges, where rooms have a private bath or shower. The accommodations have been chosen on the basis of location, atmosphere and local charm. Please note that we have one night in a native homestay on Taquile Island with shared bathrooms and basic accommodations.

 

What about the weather?

The spring and fall provide ideal times to visit Peru. Both spring and fall provide the beauty of snow-capped peaks along with fields of wild flowers and warm daytime temperatures. Evening temperatures can be quite chilly.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or £300 GBP (plus insurance if you require it) is due at time of booking and will reserve your place on the tour. Payment of the full land cost is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and are outlined in the “Terms and Conditions” section of our brochure.

 

Is medical insurance required?

Insurance coverage with medical evacuation is included only for the Salkantay Trek portion of the itinerary. ElderTreks strongly recommends you purchase medical insurance and evacuation coverage for the full duration of your tour. ElderTreks offers comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as possible.
*Please note those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions must take out travel insurance at the time of deposit

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked the trip.

 

What meals are included?

All meals during the itinerary are included, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day. We eat a variety of local foods prepared in a wide range of settings. In many cases, we simply order a number of dishes and share, allowing you to sample new foods and decide what you enjoy best. Many lunches are picnic style.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over enroute, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

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