Please see below for important information regarding vaccinations, what to pack and Passport/Visa information.

Information about Flights

Do we book our own airline ticket?

We have a group rate booked with Velocity Tours. This price includes all of the  flights needed: Seattle-Lima, Lima-Piura, Piura-Lima, Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, Lima-Seattle. The price is $1849.00 per person.

AIR
Alaska Airlines
Flight Number
AS0482
From:
Seattle Tacoma, WA
Leaving:

Sun 13 Jul 08:15

Flying Time: 02h39m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Los Angeles, CA – Terminal 6
Arriving:
Sun 13 Jul 10:54
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a
Flight Number
LA0601
From:
Los Angeles, CA – Tom Bradley Intl Term
Leaving:
Sun 13 Jul 13:40
Flying Time: 08h40m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Lima, Peru
Arriving:
Mon 14 Jul 00:20
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a
Flight Number
LA2302
From:
Lima, Peru
Leaving:
Mon 14 Jul 06:00
Flying Time: 01h40m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Piura, Peru
Arriving:
Mon 14 Jul 07:40
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a

Flight Number
LA2303

From:
Piura, Peru
Leaving:
Wed 23 Jul 08:20
Flying Time: 01h30m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:

Lima, Peru

Arriving:
Wed 23 Jul 09:50
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a
Flight Number
LA2041
From:
Lima, Peru
Leaving:
Wed 23 Jul 11:10
Flying Time: 01h20m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Cuzco, Peru
Arriving:
Wed 23 Jul 12:30
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a
Flight Number
LA2094
From:
Cuzco, Peru
Leaving:
Sat 26 Jul 12:05
Flying Time: 01h25m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Lima, Peru
Arriving:
Sat 26 Jul 13:30
AIR
Lan Airlines S.a
Flight Number
LA0600
From:
Lima, Peru
Leaving:
Sun 27 Jul 01:30
Flying Time: 08h40m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Los Angeles, CA – Tom Bradley Intl Term
Arriving:
Sun 27 Jul 08:10
AIR
Alaska Airlines
Flight Number
AS0439
From:

Los Angeles, CA – Terminal 6

Leaving:
Sun 27 Jul 11:00
Flying Time: 02h30m
Class:
Y-Economy
Destination:
Seattle Tacoma, WA
Arriving:
Sun 27 Jul 13:30

Peru vaccinations

Before visiting Peru, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination.

Summary of recommendations:

All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure.

CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

Be sure your routine vaccinations, such as influenza, chickenpox, polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) are up-to-date.

Malaria: Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas below 2000 m (6561 ft), including the cities of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado, with the exception of the cities of Ica, Lima, the coast south of Lima, and Nazca.

Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers
Typhoid Recommended for all travelers
Yellow fever Recommended for the entire regions of Amazonas, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali and designated areas of far northeastern Ancash; northern Apurimac; northern and northeastern Ayacucho; northern and eastern Cajamarca; northwestern, northern, and northeastern Cusco; far northern Huancavelica; northern, central, and eastern Huanuco; northern and eastern Junin; eastern La Libertad; central and eastern Pasco; eastern Piura; and northern Puno.  For travel to the regions of Lambayeque and Tumbes and designated areas of west-central Cajamarca and western Piura, recommended only for those who at risk for a large number of mosquito bites. Not recommended for areas greater than 2300 m in elevation, areas west of the Andes not listed above, the cities of Cuzco and Lima, Machu Picchu, and the Inca Trail.
Hepatitis B Recommended for all travelers
Rabies For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given
Tetanus-diphtheria Revaccination recommended every 10 years

Peru packing list

Peru Packing List

These are only suggested items, edit as you see fit. You are allowed 2 carry-ons with no weight restrictions. Suggested carry-ons: backpack and duffle bag.

For the Plane:

Pouch to hold:
Passport
International Health Certificate
Money (credit or debit card recommended for adults)
Small neck pillow
Sleep aids (ear plugs, Ambien)
Gum
Small pack of tissues
Items to freshen up:
Antibacterial wipes or small bottle of gel
Toothbrush and small toothpaste (3 oz. or less)
Deodorant (no gel)
(Liquids or gels must be 3 oz. or less and in a clear qt. Ziploc bag)
Book
Compact travel games
Inexpensive watch with alarm
Snacks
Change of clothes
Camera
Prescription medicine
Anything you cannot afford to lose or will need before picking up checked luggage in Peru.

Clothing

Light durable walking shoes (hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes)
Waterproof sandals (thongs, Tevas)
Cotton socks and underclothes (7 day supply)
2 pairs comfortable pants (zip off to shorts are good) for men
Church clothes for 2 sundays
7 day supply of comfortable t-shirts for work in villages
Long sleeve shirt
Hat with brim for sun screen
Sleeping clothes
Jacket, sweatshirt or fleece layer
Compact rain poncho

Personal Medical Pouch

Sunscreen
Insect repellant and anti-itch balm
Chapstick
Eye drops
Minor wound/blister care such as band-aids and antibiotic ointment
Pain reliever (i.e. ibuprophen)
Diarrhea medication (i.e. Immodium)
Constipation medication
Cold and allergy medication
Throat lozenges or cough drops
Personal prescriptions as needed

Other Necessities:

Sunglasses
Flashlight and additional batteries
Good work gloves, leather recommended
Protective eyewear if working with wood
Dust mask or bandana
Pocket knife with tweezers
Travel alarm (your watch if it has an alarm)
Cold water soap (like Woolite) to hand wash clothes
Hotel size sewing kit
Plastic bags: 2 big garbage bags with drawstring, 2-4 plastic grocery bags, a variety of Ziploc bags. These are good for many things including dirty clothes, keeping items dry, sealing up leaky items, etc.
Small roll of bubble wrap to bring home wood souvenirs
Small roll of packing or duct tape for wrapping souvenirs

Personal Toiletries:

Personal hygiene items— soap, deodorant, lotion
Water bottle
Antiseptic gel and/or wipes

Miscellaneous:

Cultural sharing items, i.e. small musical instrument you play, magic tricks, Compact indoor games or projects, i.e. cards, beads, yarn, nail polish, word search puzzles
Compact outdoor games i.e. Frisbee, baseball, bubbles
Personal snack supply i.e. granola bars, fruit snacks, mints, breakfast cereals

DO NOT BRING

Jewelry or expensive watches or clothing

Expensive electronics

Useful information for travel to Peru

USEFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR PERU

Passports
Please double check your passport is valid for six months beyond the date of return from your trip. If you change your passport after booking the trip with us, please tell us, and then bring the old one (or a good color copy) with you just in case.

Visas
Visa  requirements  can,  and  do,  change  at  short  notice  and  we  advise  you  to  check  with  your  National Government’s websites after booking and then a couple of weeks before travelling to make sure nothing  has changed.

Immigration Card
Upon arrival in most Latin American countries you will receive an immigration slip that will need not  only for your departure, but also to receive the foreign visitor tax exemption for hotel check-ins. Don’t lose it.

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend you take out travel insurancebefore your trip. We do not sell travel insurance and our clients are responsible for arranging their own insurance.

Electrical Current in Peru
Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second). If you plug in a 110-volt appliance, prepare yourself for a puff of smoke and a broken piece of equipment. If you want to use a 110-volt appliance in Peru, you’ll need to buy a power adapter. Always check before buying, as many modern laptops and digital cameras can safely take both 110 and 220 volts.

Time
Peru is GMT minus 5 hours

Health
Tetanus, polio, typhoid, and hepatitis A are advisable, but not compulsory. Yellow fever is required if going to the Amazon Jungle. Please check with your doctor or travel clinic for other up-to-date immunization advice, including malarial area warnings. Do not drink the tap water. For more information about vaccinations, please visit our vaccinations page.

Money & Expense
The Peruvian currency is the Nuevo Sol (PEN), it iscurrently trading at around 2.75 to the US Dollar and 3.70 to the Euro. Both Dollars and Euros are widely accepted in restaurants and shops throughout the country, but they may not offer you the most favorable rate. ATM´s are available in almost every major city or town. Most machines take all debit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus cards. Visa and Amex are widely accepted (MasterCard to a lesser degree).

Climate
In the Andes the seasons are defined, with a cool and dry period from June to September and a warmer but rainy period from December to March. The jungle is  hot, humid and rainy all year round, the coastal region including Lima generally follows the southern hemisphere’s pattern of being hot and sunny in December  to March and cooler and misty between April and October.

Language
Spanish is the official language in Peru although English is widely spoken in Lima, Cusco and other major tourist areas  in  the  country.   Many  indigenous  communities  still  speak  ancient  languages,  such  as  Quechua  and Aymara. .

Tipping
Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. Amounts are obviously discretionary; generally 10% is the expected norm.

Safety and security in Peru

For everyone’s information, it is important to know that travel abroad always involved an element of risk. Below is the US Passport and International travel website, where you can get the latest information about Visa requirements, safety and security and health issues when traveling to Peru.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/peru.html

Here is the link to the US embassy in Lima, Peru. The STEP program is an option that you can sign up for to get up to date advisories on specific countries.

http://lima.usembassy.gov/service.html