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12 Day Spirit of Peru

  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu in the Andes
  • Tour Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley & More
Includes Return International Flights

From the chiseled peaks of the Andes Mountains and the sweeping valleys below; the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu where ancient civilisation lives on today; to vibrant cityscapes with bustling marketplaces and beyond - there’s so much to love and learn about Peru, past and present.

Experience the very best of Peru on this 12 day package visiting Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and beyond. Get a taste of the Peruvian way of life on a tour of vibrant Lima; wander through the historic streets of imperial Cusco; witness the spectacular Andes Mountains; tick off the bucket list with a visit to the grand citadel of Machu Picchu, as well as the Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo; and visit an artisan market in Pisac. This incredible bucket list tour includes return international flights, additional internal flight from Lima to Cusco, nine nights quality hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, and more.

Delve a little deeper on the 16 Day Package including a boat ride across Lake Titicaca, a traditional homestay on Luquina Island and a visit to the Uros floating islands.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour return to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Lima or alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included).

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao, approximately 1 hour away. From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by the San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima, the island is only eight miles long but the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco Airport and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful city at your own pace.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your half day city tour. First you will visit the exquisite "Koricancha" Temple. Continue onto the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. Afterwards, travel to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán. You will see the labyrinth of Q’enqo, which is a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre. Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired.

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire.

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, please advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. Afterwards continue onwards to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. See the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to Urubamba where you will check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: San Agustin Hotel or similar, Urubamba
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life! After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this mysterious ancient city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included).

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Tonight head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (short walk from hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes, meat, fish, vegetables. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, and sweeten your ears with the sounds of Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great experience.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the Cusco Airport for your return flight back to Australia via Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour return to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Lima or alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included).

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao, approximately 1 hour away. From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by the San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima, the island is only eight miles long but the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco Airport and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful city at your own pace.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your half day city tour. First you will visit the exquisite "Koricancha" Temple. Continue onto the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. Afterwards, travel to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán. You will see the labyrinth of Q’enqo, which is a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre. Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired.

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire.

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, please advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. Afterwards continue onwards to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. See the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to Urubamba where you will check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: San Agustin Hotel or similar, Urubamba
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life! After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this mysterious ancient city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included).

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Tonight head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (short walk from hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes, meat, fish, vegetables. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, and sweeten your ears with the sounds of Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great experience.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (4335m above sea level). Along the way enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning and typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña are common sights. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following days activities.

Please note: the bus transportation includes wifi, food and drink services on board, entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables and air conditioning. Buses do not have toilets onboard, but this journey includes stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic or similar, Puno Tikarani
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno where you will board a motorboat to visit the unique floating Uros Islands, located approx. 25 minutes from the port of Puno.

The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. Partially edible (tasting like non-sweet sugarcane), the reeds are used to build homes, boats and handicrafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of the totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom, so the ground is always soft and springy. You will visit two different islands and your guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. You will have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn a little about their lifestyle.

Enjoy a trip to Taquile Island (approx. 2 hours). A traditional Quechua speaking community, the island is full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating to pre-Inca times. Community and family are of great importance to the local population, who were relatively isolated from the mainland up until the 1950s. When you reach the island, take the opportunity to enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy some free time to explore the island on your own and then come together for lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, head down to the harbour to take a one-hour boat ride to the Chicuito Peninsula, south of the city of Puno, where the Luquina Karina community is located. Luquina Karina has remained relatively untouched and tourism is a new concept here. The inhabitants are very willing to receive visitors in their community. You will be warmly received by the families who will take you to their homes to spend the night and cook you a delicious dinner from locally sourced food.

Overnight: Traditional Homestay, Luquina Island
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy breakfast with your host family and then participate in some local activities. After lunch, say goodbye to the local family and head down to the harbour for your boat transfer back to Puno arriving in the early evening.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic, Puno Tikarani
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, transfer to Juliaca Airport (approx. 1 hour) for your flight to Lima (approx. 1 hour) where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the evening is free at leisure.

Overnight: Airport Hotel, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a guided city tour
  • See Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Relax or explore on a day free at leisure in Lima
  • Explore the Imperial City of Cusco on a guided tour
  • See "Koricancha" Temple, Saqsayhuamán and more
  • Enjoy a guided day tour of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit a traditional artisan market in Pisac
  • Explore the picturesque ruins of Pisac
  • See Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo including the Temple of the Sun
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes hot springs town
  • Tour the historic ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Visit ancient Inca monuments
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class): Lima to Cusco
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu Station with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • All airport transfers
All of the 12 Day Package, plus the following:
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pukara and Raqch’i
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at impressive Lake Titicaca
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • Enjoy a boat trip across Lake Titicaca
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class): Juliaca to Lima
  • 3 nights quality hotel accommodation in Puno and Lima
  • 1 night traditional homestay on Luquina Island
  • Enjoy 8 additional meals

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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 the General 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 your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 9th June 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 12 Day Package - $520
- 16 Day Package - $750
 
Departure Dates 
2019
September: 3, 10, 17* (SOLD OUT)
October: 15, 22, 29 (SOLD OUT)
November: 5, 12 (SOLD OUT)
 
2020
January: 21, 28
February: 4, 25
March: 3, 10, 17
April: 14*, 28
May: 12, 19, 26
June: 9
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $50 per person
*Perth: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Lima, Peru (12 or 16 Day packages)
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
1st July – 27th July 2019
21st September – 13th October 2019
25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
28th March – 27th April 2020
26th June – 19th July 2020
- 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 Cusco, Peru (12 Day Package only)
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
1st July 2019 – 27th July 2019
21st September - 13th October 2019
25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
28th March – 27th April 2020
26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Please note if purchasing the Puno & Lake Titicaca this stay behind option is unavailable
 
Stay behind in Santiago, Chile (12 or 16 Day packages)
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- This fee does however include an internal flight from Cusco or Lima to Santiago. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- If you fail to notify TripADeal that you will not be taking the Cusco or Lima to Santiago flight with this Stay Behind option, and do not show up for this flight, your entire return flight will be at risk of cancellation by the airline.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
1st July 2019 – 27th July 2019
21st September - 13th October 2019
25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
28th March – 27th April 2020
26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- 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
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Santiago
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- 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.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International Sectors only): Buy now for $5499 per person.
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.



Accommodation Used


12 Day Package

3 Star (self-rated):

- Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel, Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, San Agustin Exclusive or similar

- Cusco: Ramada Costa Del Sol, San Agustin Dorado or similar

- Urubamba: Hotel Agustos Urubamba, San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta or similar

- Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina, Inti Punku Machu Picchu or similar

 

16 Day Package

3 Star (self-rated):

- Puno Tikarani: Casa Andina Standard Puno or similar

- Lima (Day 13 only): Costa Del sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar

 

No Star rating:

- Luquina Island: Traditional Homestay Experience

Please note: Accommodation/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
- Lima, Peru (Pre Tour): $180 per room including breakfast.
- Cusco, Peru (Post Tour – 12 Day package only): $100 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
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 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
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Twin or 1 x Double/Queen (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Palomino Islands Boat Tour – $90 per person
Day 9: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Peru is not required if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 USD - $10 USD per person per day where tour or transfer services are provided.
- Entrance to Main Cathedral (Day 5 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $10 AUD.
- Entrance to Temple of the Water (Day 5 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $8 AUD.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.
 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
Puno:
As Puno is located at such a high elevation (3830m above sea level), it experiences more extreme weather conditions than would be expected for its tropical latitude. The average annual temperature is about 8.4°C, and the weather never gets overly warm. During the winter months from June to August, night-time temperatures usually drop well below 0°C. At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong. Most of the annual precipitation falls during the southern hemisphere summer, with the winter months being very dry.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. This tour will require some walking during tours and up in Machu Picchu visiting the ruins. Walking tours will be no longer than 2 hours at any one time. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
High Altitude Illness:
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. 
If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
Please note: inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re entry into Australia after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Peru
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services throughout the tour. The recommended tipping for the tour leader is approximately $10 USD per person per day, which will be collected on tour. Tipping for other services provided on tour such as tour guide’s on optional tours, drivers, porters etc is always a matter of personal discretion and is recommended at approximately $1-3 USD per service provided dependent on the service provided. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Peru
A tourist visa for Peru is not required if travelling on an Australian Passport. 
 
Please note: Customers choosing the stay behind or stopover package post-tour will require to pay a Chilean Reciprocity Fee of approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person paid at airport customs in Chile. This fee is paid in US dollars and we recommend customers carry sufficient US dollars in cash to pay this fee as credit card facilities may be unavailable. This does not affect customers who do not choose to take the stopover package.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 
·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.
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