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Peru & Cuba

  • Tour Machu Picchu, Lima & Cusco in Peru
  • Cruise to Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico & More
Includes Return International Flights

Discover vibrant cultures and sun-kissed beaches with this 17-day land and sea package to Peru, Cuba, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.

Enjoy 6 nights hotel accommodation, a 7 night MSC cruise through the Caribbean, 27 meals including daily breakfast, and more. Tour the ‘Imperial City’ of Cusco. Visit iconic UNESCO listed ruins of Machu Picchu and take a train ride through the panoramic Andes Mountains to the hot springs town of Aguas Calientes. Discover the Peruvian capital of Lima, with its colonial buildings and vibrant food scene. Experience the unique culture, music, history and passion of Cuba, plus cruise the Caribbean to Montego Bay and the world famous Cayman Islands. Discover vibrant Mexican culture with a visit to the dazzling white sands of Cozumel. Includes return international and domestic flights.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or *Adelaide for Lima, Peru. Fly with LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

Casa Andina Classic Miraflores San Antonio, Lima Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, be picked up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your internal flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful city at your own pace.

Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco to explore at your own pace or take part in an optional city tour (not included), a half day tour to the South Valley (not included) or a full day tour of the Sacred Valley (not included).

Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza Meals included: Breakfast

Start early this morning with a transfer to the train station. The train leaves at midday (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5 hour journey of majestic views, arrive at Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) to spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a hot bath in the natural springs (not included).

Casa Andina Classic, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) Meals included: Breakfast

Rise early this morning and enjoy your breakfast. A guide will pick you up from your hotel this morning to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity to watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel you will begin the guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours). After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). You will then be transferred to the train station to begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo.

Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Casa Andina Classic Miraflores San Antonio, Lima Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your international flight to Havana, Cuba. Once in Havana transfer to the cruise terminal to start your 7 night MSC Caribbean Cruise. The cruise will be docked overnight.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today spend a full day in Havana. When in Havana you will be immediately struck by the city's sensuality. Its buildings have sinuous lines, and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day at leisure in Havana.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, it is one of the most important cities of the island; it is thought that Christopher Columbus anchored his ships here in 1494 when he “discovered” Jamaica on his way from Cuba; he called the new country Santiago.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Once disembarked from your MSC cruise ship in the Cayman Islands, the cruise goer is welcomed by the port of George Town. The capital of the island and of the country, it is a traditional Caribbean city with colourful wooden houses that alternate with newer buildings.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Measuring just 28 miles long by 10 miles wide, Cozumel is renowned across the world for its dazzling white sand beaches and the clarity of the Caribbean ocean in which it lies.

MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive back into Havana port at 1.30pm. You will then be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia via Santiago.

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today you have a stopover in Santiago Airport. Please note: stopovers may be up to 11 hours in total due to limited flight availability. An 8 hour lounge pass will be provided so you may wait in comfort.

Meals included: In-Flight

Meals included: In-Flight

Arrive in Australia

Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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- Discover the highlights of Peru and the best of the Caribbean Islands
- Explore the “Imperial City” of Cusco
- Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
- Stay in Aguas Calientes 'hot springs town'
- Tour the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
- Dock in Havana, Montego Bay, George Town & Cozumel
- Discover the charms of Havana, Cuba
- Experience Jamaican culture in Montego Bay
- Visit stunning George Town in the Cayman Islands
- Relax on the beaches of Cozumel, Mexico
- Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL
- One-way International flight (economy class): Lima, Peru to Havana, Cuba
- Return domestic flights (economy class): Lima to Cusco
- 6 nights hotel accommodation on tour
- 7 night MSC cruise through the Caribbean
- Sail aboard the spectacular 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship
- Enjoy 27 meals including daily breakfast
- Professional English-speaking tour leader
- Airline, cruise taxes and surcharges
- Return train tickets to Agua Calientes with Inca Rail Company
- Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Transportation by A/C vehicles
- Return airport and cruise transfers

Customer Reviews

This photo sums up all the beauty of Peru for me, a field of quinoa with the snow covered Andes mountains in the background. A country of beautiful colours, landscapes, people and amazing sights, foods and adventures

Karen M, QLD

Here we are at Machu Picchu in Peru, this was one of the things on my husband’s bucket list and to be there on his birthday was a very special gift, thank you TripADeal.

Sue V S, VIC

Important info

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd June 2018

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- Interior Bella Cabin: $1700
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $2200
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2900

Departure Dates (2018)
April: 22
May: 6
June: 3

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or *Adelaide

Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $100 per person

FLIGHTS

Airline/s Used
International ex Australia: LATAM Airways or Qantas Airways (subject to availability)
International ex Peru: Avianca, Taca Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive early in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stay behind in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $550 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $850 each way
Locations:
* Santiago, Chile
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only an inbound stopover may be chosen (Post-tour)
- Please note entry into Chile also requires the additional payment of a Chilean reciprocity fee at approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person payable upon entry
- Stopover packages are subject to availability

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: not available
- Business Class: buy now $7499 per person (only available from Australia to Santiago)
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded)
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration

CRUISES

Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Lima: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores San Antonio
- Cusco: Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza
- Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu): Casa Andina Classic
- MSC Cruise Lines: 'MSC Opera' or 'MSC Armonia' ship
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour)
- Lima: $180 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability)

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
Not available

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 32 per vehicle

Optional Tours / Activities
CUSCO:
- Half Day City Tour: $30 USD (approx. $40 AUD)
- Full Day Sacred Valley Tour: $45 USD (approx. $60 AUD)
- South Valley Tour: $40 USD (approx. $55 AUD) 
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate
- Please note: The Cusco City Tour and the Sacred Valley Tour have some entrance fees that are not included in the tour price. You can by a Cusco Tourist Ticket which will cover these fees and can be purchased directly through the land operator. General Ticket - $45 USD (approx. $61 AUD) (Recommended if you wish to participate in the Sacred Valley Tour). Partial Ticket - $25 USD (approx. $34 AUD) (Recommended if you wish to participate in the Cusco City Tour)
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability)

EXCLUSIONS
- Visa fees and requirements 
* A tourist card/visa is a strict requirement for Cuba if travelling on an Australian passport
* A visa is not required for Australian citizens travelling to Peru
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping (subject to change)
*Cruise: Mandatory at approx. $13 USD (approx. $18 AUD) per person/day charged to your onboard account
*Land: Recommended $16 USD (approx. $22 AUD) per person/day payable on tour 
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

LOUNGE PASSES (Stopover/Transit) in Santiago, Chile Airport
A 9 hour lounge pass (3 x lounge pass vouchers) will be provided post-tour for customers due to flight availability and scheduling beyond TripADeal's control. Please note; the departure lounge closes at 10:00pm, which will allow you up to 8-9 hours access.

CRUISE:
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

*Cabin Experiences:
Bella:

- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine 
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day
- Broadway-style theatre shows
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities
- Packed program of daily activities
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night
- MSC Voyagers Club points to earn discounts and other benefits on future cruises 

Fantastica:
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine 
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day
- Broadway-style theatre shows
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities
- Packed program of daily activities
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night
- Cabin service 24 hours a day
- MSC Voyagers Club points to earn discounts and other benefits on future cruises 

COACH TOUR:
Meals:

Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour manager will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is $16 USD (approx. $22 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a reasonable to high level of fitness will be required (more importantly for 'optional tours').

High Altitude Illness: 
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes, including Cuzco (11,000 feet). Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. Symptoms may include headache, loss of appetite, dizziness and trouble sleeping. For some it will pass within a few hours, however for many the condition if gone untreated may last for several days.
If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

VISAS

PERU:
No visa required if travelling on an Australian Passport.

CUBA:
A tourist visa is required for entry into Cuba if travelling on an Australian Passport. The visa is valid for 30 days for one entry and one exit only. You must apply for this visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure from Australia. Please contact your nearest Cuban Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post. You can download a Cuban Visa application form here: Cuban Visa Application 

In addition, a second tourist visa is required at the time when the ship returns in Havana: this second entry visa is available on board your cruise at the cost of €25.00 per passenger.

Travellers must present proof of comprehensive travel insurance in order to enter Cuba 

****Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours

Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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