What happens if I miss my flight to Lima?
The first thing to do is getting in touch with the airline, to study the best to solve the situation even if the next flight arrives a few days later, no problem! We will travel to Paracas on the 3rd day.
Are any members of the group on the same flight as me?
Each traveller is responsible for their flight bookings, and you may travel alone. But don’t worry, travellers often go on the same flights to Peru and already meet each other at the airport.
Will I be given my tour leaders contact before travelling?
Yes and, with your authorisation, your contact will be shared with the rest of the group.
Related: The Tour Leader Role
How will I know where to meet with the rest of the group?
Upon arrival, you will have a transfer waiting for you (on program dates) to take you to the hotel, where you will join the rest of the group. The leader will be in touch with you, as soon as you land in Lima send a message via Whatapp, there is free WiFi at the airport, for any eventuality the leader will be available to help you.
As soon as the leader lands in Peru, she will send her Peruvian contact as well as the address and contact details of the hotel where the first nights will be spent.
When should I arrive at the destination where our tour starts?
We recommend you to arrive in Lima on the first day of the programme, preferably during the morning, so you can enjoy the first day of this trip to stroll around this city!
How big is my group?
We travel in small groups, between four and 11 travellers, plus your tour leader.
What kind of luggage shall I bring?
Please, do not travel with trolleys! We strongly recommend you to pack two backpacks: a large one (35 to 50l), and a smaller one (15 to 20l). As soon as the tour is confirmed, we will send you a personalised e-book with all the tips for this specific tour, guiding you through all the details: what to pack, what to bring, health and local tips, etc.
How do I know what do I do in my spare time? What if I get lost?
Whenever there is free time, we provide you with suggested activities. In case you get lost, you will have a Peruvian contact of the leader. You can ask someone to get in touch, Peruvians are usually very kind and will help you. If you have an unlocked mobile phone, a local mobile phone card (SIM card) is cheap and easy to buy in major cities, and you’ll always be reachable. If you are undeniable the locals are still ready to help, nothing like scratching a little Spanish to find solutions.
How can I get my laundry done?
In several locations, guesthouses provide laundry service, but you will also find slightly cheap express laundry that wash, dry and deliver on the same day. Note: Always count the number of pieces and always check on delivery if you have all your clothes.
Shall I bring cash or card?
The safest way is to bring a prepaid card, such as Revolut, and withdraw cash as you go, at the local ATMs. There is, however, a per-use withdrawal limit (but there is no limit to the number of withdrawals per day), as well as a withdrawal fee peruse.
The cheapest way is to bring euros and exchange money at a currency exchange shop in Lima. Generally, the exchange rates are better at the capital. In this situation, always check the exchange rates and check all the notes that give you not to be fooled.
What kind of travellers will be on my tour?
All our travellers share a passion for travelling and exploring! In this specific tour, travellers have a spirit of adventure, are very curious about culture, and they like to be challenged. Also, our travellers usually have a tendency to be in a good mood!
How is the food?
Peruvian cuisine is varied and delicious, the best or one of the best cuisines in Latin America. The food is mostly based on potato or quinoa.
Beginning the journey by the sea, we will take you to taste the typical ceviche, a delicious dish where the fish is cooked in a marinade of lime, onion and spicy peppers.
Travelling around the mountains, we will eat dishes such as lomo saltado (pork) or for the bravest the roasted cuy (guinea pig).
On Lake Titicaca, the favourite dish is grilled trout, and in the family house the food will be vegetarian, quinoa soup is the basis of their diet.
I have a special diet/ allergy/ intolerance. What will I eat?
Not a problem, Peru has a varied cuisine, easily find solutions. Please let us know your diet (and any food allergies) so that the travel leader can make sure you know about Peru’s various flavours.
Should I tell if I have any physical restrictions or any chronicle diseases?
Yes, it is essential that you let us know in a timely manner of any physical restrictions, medical care, special diets or other inconveniences you may have, that could affect your comfort and well-being while travelling, as well as the groups.
In this tour, it’s also important to make a traveller’s consultation and take care to make sure you enjoy the trip. Do not devalue the altitude sickness!
How long will we be on the road?
The trip to Peru is 14 days. We travel through deserts and mountains, along the Pacific coast and we will find the highest navigable lake in the world, in a deep foray into the Inca empire.
Bus trips are long but very comfortable. The seats are wide and can be reclined, and each traveller will have a pillow, blanket, headphones and an individual screen with many movies to watch. In addition, there is always a flight attendant to accompany the trip, and on some routes, we will have food included. In cities, we will travel by taxis, and we will have to be careful and patient. And you can also experience travelling in a tuk-tuk. An entertaining adventure!
Will I need visas for this trip?
It’s not necessary Visa to Peru.
How is the accommodation?
Most nights will be spent in family hotels in double (double or twin), single (if you prefer single supplement) or triple (single beds) with private bathroom. We will always have breakfast available.
The conditions of the accommodation are simple, often the conditions of isolation are low, so we advise you tampons. Water is always a problem that we always ask you to have patience and always check on arrival. Standards in many South American countries are low relative to our European standards. Service, speed of service, comfort and cleanliness are often below expectations. The traveller will have to be flexible to cultural differences.
Remember that we will travel to Lake Titicaca where we will stay in family homes. The experience is unique because we will share family meals, talk about traditions and most of all, we will live the local culture in a simple and genuine way. Here the group will be divided into several houses and the rooms will be double or triple with an external bathroom. It will only be one night but believe this experience will leave marks! To better understand this experience, imagine living with a family in one of the old village houses in the countryside of Portugal.
What shall I bring?
…On this particular tour, we recommend that you bring your eyes and earplugs, for peaceful quiet nights!
In addition, bring a lantern and comfortable clothing for warm temperatures and warmer parts for cold nights. If you’re travelling in November, we recommend raincoats – the rainy season is starting! A notebook for your travel notes, batteries for your camera, an extension lead to charge up multiple devices at once, a fast-drying towel, chronical meds plus a basic traveller’s pharmacy, and of course, good mood and spirit of adventure!
I will be travelling solo, but I didn’t book a single supplement. Who am I sharing my room with?
When travelling alone with us, you will always share your accommodation with other travellers, usually the same gender and similar age.
What if I want to stay longer after the tour is over, where shall I go?
After our trip, we still have a lot to visit in Peru. We finish our trip in Cusco, and from here you can go on a trekking through the Sacred Valley or the surrounding mountains, or set off on an adventure through the Peruvian Amazon. We will be happy to advise you on some destinations and experiences, depending on your availability and interests.