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12 Day Peru and Galapagos

   See, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, MachuPicchu, Quit, Galapagos...

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How wonderful it can be to visit two magnifying places for the understanding of humanity as Machu Picchu & and the Galapagos’ Island. This Tour will give you that and much more.
We’ll be enjoying of Lima , Cusco, Quito, the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and then the islands where Charles Darwin discovered The theory of evolution. It`s a real trip to the dawn of humanity and you have it in your hands.

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Accommodation:

Hotel:11 nights

Requirement: 2 participants as minimum

Transportation:

International Airplane: Yes

local flights: Yes

Bus: Yes

Train: Yes

Countries:

Peru

Ecuador

Highlights

Price Includes:

  1. All ground transportation.
  2. Entrance fee indicated in the program.
  3. Excursions as mentioned in the program.
  4. International & National flights.
  5. National & International taxes.
  6. Accommodations (or similar) and meals as mentioned.
  7. Local English speaking tour guide.
  8. First aid kit.

Itinerary

  • At the moment you arrive in Lima, a team member of Valencia travel will be waiting for you at the airport and take you, on private transport, to your hotel. Then you will have all day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and its surroundings.

    Services Included:
    Private Transport: Lima Airport – Hotel (1 hour approx.) - Assistant SPS/ENG.
    Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:        Not Included.

    International flight from Miami:
    AVIANCA 963 MIALIM   16h15 20h45

  • After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco, a member of Valencia travel's team will be waiting at the airport to pick you up in our private transport and take you to your hotel. Then you will have all the day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Cusco and its surroundings.

    Optional Tour:
    City Tour with a visit to the Cathedral – Cost per person $ 30 (Not Incl. Entrance Fee).
    You´ll have a full Cusco city tour, starting at the city center viewing the Incan foundations of many buildings, the famous Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the typical market of San Pedro. In the end, you will visit the hills around Cusco to get a full tour of four ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

    Classic Cooking Class - Cost per person $ 40.
    With an approximate duration of 3 hours, this service starts at 11 am, picking up the user from their hotel on the way to the house of the chosen cook. Once in the place, the tourists receive a brief explanation of the activities they will carry out, and they will receive the appropriate clothing for the class. What we will do next is practical cooking classes where tourists learn the preparation of traditional plates of the city, presented by experienced chefs, who teach various conventional recipes. In this service, all the ingredients are already at home. Lunch/Dinner at the cook's house: We want all the tourist to feel immersed in the local culture, for this, each chef has prepared various stories and experiences that are transmitted in the table and surrounded by local people (the cook and his family) while tasting the food made in the cooking class.

    Folklore Show and Dinner – Cost per person $ 25.
    Head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (3 minutes walking from Hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes, meat, fish, vegetables, and desserts; they are amazing and delicious dishes. The night is more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins, and you can get involved with folk, traditional, classical music, and sweeten your ears with the Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and get a great experience.

    Services Included:
    Transport: Cusco Airport – Hotel (20 minutes).
    Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast.

    National flight to Cusco:
    AVIANCA 853 LIMCUZ  05h40 07h00 

  • After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco. The capital city of the Inca Empire is now the archaeological capital of America, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

    Optional Tour:
    The Sacred Valley – Cost per person $ 40.
    From your hotel, we’ll head to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop is Pisac, founded during Colonial times; you will be able to appreciate the mixture of tradition. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs.  After the visit, we will have a great buffet lunch with an emphasis on locally grown organic products in the town of Urubamba. After lunch, it’s time to visit Ollantaytambo. The narrow streets along with their canals have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. At the end of the tour. Return to Cusco.
    Rainbow Mountain - Cost per person $ 80. (Group Services).
    We will pick you up at 4:00AM from your hotel in Cusco. It is about a 3hrs ½ driving on our private transport, journey through an undiscovered land of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, herds of alpaca, when we reach the trailhead for this hike, we are going to have a hot breakfast upon arrival and then continue hiking to the rainbow mountain, this will take us around 3-4 hours. (Depending on fitness level) After breakfast and packing some snacks for route, we will begin the hike from Chillca at (4300m/14,200 ft elevation). From here it will be a 4 hour approx. Uphill hike to reach the famous Rainbow Mountains. Along the way you will enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. As you reach the summit of the mountain you will be able to spot some Andean wildlife. Vicuñas are considered to be the Andean camel and this is the only place in Cusco where you will see them in the wild. Vicuñas are in the same family as llamas, though are much smaller and they have the most expensive wool in the world. Once we arrive at the top of what we come to see “Rainbow Mountain”, you will have enough time to take photos and relax yourself on the top majesty area views. All of the mountains that surround this area are red and there are amazing views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak right in front of you. Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region (just under 21,000 ft) and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota Range. While taking view of this magnificent, colorful mountain views our staff will bring you some hot drinks while sharing information with you about the composition of these incredible mountains and how they became striated in the rainbows of colors you are seeing. After taking a few amazing pictures and soaking in the views (perhaps we will even see a few condors around by) we will begin our descent with a 2-hour downhill hike. We will then meet up with our trekking chef and enjoy the delicious, freshly prepared hot lunch. After lunch you can visit some of the local family’s houses where you can see their lifestyle of these people who still practice the ancient traditions of the Inkas. They still speak Quechua, practicing their earth-based religion and, the agriculture – honoring the mountain spirits and sun to insure that their crops and herds flourish – as well as weaving the textiles that you will find in the museums all around Peru. Finally, after our interactions with the locals, we will start returning trip back to Chillca village to catch our private transport back to Cusco, arriving around 06:00 pm approx. after transfer to Cusco Hotel.

    Services Included:
    Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals: Breakfast.

     

  • We will pick you up at 5:00 am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 7:45 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 1 hour and 40 minutes journey of majestic views, you arrive in Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town). We take the bus to Machu Picchu archaeological site (approx. 20 minutes). Your tour guide will then give a walking tour, which is approximately two hours. After this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.

    Services Included:
    Transport: Hotel – Train Station Ollantaytambo (2 hours approx.).
    Tour Guide: Spanish/English.
    Train Tickets: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (Expedition Train – 2 hours approx.).
    Bus Tickets Consetur: Aguas Caliente – Machu Picchu – Aguas Caliente (Per route: 25 minutes)
    Entrance Fee: Machu Picchu City
    Overnight: On request. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals: Breakfast.

  • You will then get the train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy, followed by a bus from Poroy to Cusco.

    Optional Service – Cost per person $ 110
    Second entrance to Machu Picchu with local guide.
    Bus Tickets Consetur: Aguas Caliente – Machu Picchu – Aguas Caliente (Per route: 25 minutes).
    Entrance Fee: Machu Picchu City.
    Tour Guide: Spanish/English.

     

    Services Included:
    Train Tickets: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train – 2 hours approx.).
    Transport: Poroy Train Station – Hotel in Cusco (2 hours approx.).
    Overnight: Casa Andina Machu Picchu. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals: Breakfast.

     

  • Today, we will take you to the airport according to your flight itinerary. You will continue with the plan to Quito (Ecuador). Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America - declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area.
    Services Included:
    Transport: Hotel – Cusco Airport (20 minutes approx.).
    Quito Airport – Hotel (20 minutes) - Assistant SPS/ENG.
    Overnight: Dann Carlton Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast.

    National & International flights Cusco to Quito:
    AVIANCA 854 CUZLIM 07h30 09h00
    AVIANCA 738Z LIMUIO 10h32 13h03 

     

  • Today we will take you to the airport for your flight to the Island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. Once there you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz, a nearby island crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry. From there we will continue by car to our first stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The highlands are home to the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out for a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit, you will also visit some lava tubes formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies. After this tour, you will continue by private vehicle to your hotel. Here you will have a meet and greet with your local guide who will explain to you the following day's plan. Enjoy the rest of the evening as you please.
    Services Included:
    Domestic Flight: Quito – Galapagos.
    Excursion: Galapagos Area.
    Overnight: Hotel Silberstein. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch.

    National flight to Baltra:
    XL 1413 9h00 12h12 

    Services Not Included:
    Galapagos National Park fee: $100 per person, cash only (subject to change)
    Baltra airport transfer fees $10

     

  • Today after breakfast you will enjoy a half-day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack everything you need for this trip. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour, you will take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with all kinds of exotic fish and marine life, as well as the famous sea lions; they are inquisitive animals and like to approach to swim next to you underwater. Here you can also see the sought after blue-footed boobies. Afterward, climb to a nearby viewpoint, and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reef sharks swimming in the ocean below. Later, take a walk along the Playa de Los Perros, where many sea iguanas are found basking in the sun. The enormous cacti, the thick, red color of the rocks and the turquoise, sparkling ocean make for great photo opportunities.
    Services Included:
    Excursion: Galapagos Area.
    Overnight: Hotel Silberstein. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast & Box Lunch.

  • In the morning, we will enjoy a guided visit to Charles Darwin research station to learn about the efforts done by the national park for conservation and to meet the famous Lonesome George. 
    In the afternoon you will be met and transferred from your hotel to the dock of Santa Cruz where you will take a boat (approx. 2 1/2 hours) to the island of San Cristóbal. When you arrive in San Cristóbal, you will meet and greet with another local guide who will explain the rest of your itinerary to you. The rest of the evening you are free to enjoy this stunning island.
    Services Included:
    Excursion: Galapagos Area.
    Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast.

  • Today after breakfast you will be met and transferred to a dock where you will take a quick boat ride to the nearby Isla Lobos. During this boat trip, observe many marine animals before even setting foot on the island. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour where you will have the chance to see frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, manta, sea lions and sometimes sharks that all inhabit the island and its surrounding waters. The white coral beaches of San Cristóbal are great to walk around, relax and swim before you return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the afternoon we have a guided walk to the interpretation center and to the frigate hill to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and see many frigate birds nesting around the bushes.
    Finish the day with a nice cocktail by the sunset at playa man bay.
    Services Included:
    Excursion: Galapagos Area.
    Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast & Box Lunch.

     

  • After our final breakfast on the Galapagos Islands and the last photos taken of sea lions, we have a transfer to the airport in time to catch the flight back to the mainland. Arrive in Quito and transfer to the hotel to spend your last night in Ecuador.
    Services Included:
    Domestic Flight: Galapagos - Quito.
    Overnight: Dann Carlton Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
    Meals:  Breakfast.

    National flight to Quito:
    XL1418 13h45 – 18h00

     

  • Today our trip to the mainland will end, and you will have your international connection flight. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "Buen viaje"!
    Services Included:
    Transport: Hotel – Quito Airport (20 minutes) - Assistant SPS/ENG.
    Meals:  Breakfast.

    International flight from Miami:
    AVIANCA 456 UIOSAL 05h10 07h00
    AVIANCA 310 SALMIA 08h10 12h50

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Trip Preparation & F.A.Qs:

Tips to know before you go to the Inca Trail

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind.
Please review the following information before your departure to the Inca Trail to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • Know Before You Go

    Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

    Getting Ready to Go

    Passports and Visas

    It is each traveller's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry to Peru and a visa if required.

    Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.

    Passport information must be submitted to Valencia Travel Cusco at least 30 days prior to departure. This information is necessary to issue Machu Picchu train tickets.

     

    Trip Preparation

    A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas and driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal IDs and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. If you lose the originals while travelling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage. Airplane pressure can cause similar pressure in your body, most notably in ears, as well as liquid tubes and bottles. Your physician can suggest medication for decongestion. As for the liquid containers, we suggest that you squeeze out excess air from those containers and place into Ziploc bags to catch any leaks.

    Cell Phones and Calling Cards

    You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. U.S. service is dominated by the CDMA technology standard, while most of the world uses the incompatible GSM standard. Some U.S. providers do offer GSM, but you may incur high international roaming fees. With GSM, however, you can often choose to have your phone unlocked and then add a local SIM card for lower fees. If you can access the Internet as you travel, you can take advantage of email or a Skype Internet telephone (VOIP) account for the best value. Alternatively, you may investigate renting a cell phone before you leave or buying an inexpensive phone locally.

    When calling the U.S. from a Peru, you may also use a prepaid calling card; normally, the only additional charge (besides the prepaid long distance charges) is a local fee of a few cents and possibly a connection fee if you are using your card at your hotel. It is best to check with the hotel's reception desk prior to making phone calls to avoid unexpected charges.

    Wireless Internet Access

    Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the Internet via wireless networks. Passengers requiring Internet access can often locate free WiFi hotspots such as libraries or coffee shops.

    Staying Healthy While Traveling

    All travellers should familiarize themselves with local conditions, such as high altitude or required immunizations, which could affect their health. We recommend you consult with your personal health-care provider, the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and/or the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/) for their recommendations.

    There are several easy steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling which may help prevent contracting an illness while away from home.
    Watch what you eat. Try new foods in modest quantities, and depending upon your destination, you may want to avoid street foods, salad bars, raw vegetables and fruits, unless they have thick peels like bananas or grapefruit.

    Stay hydrated. Drink bottled water and avoid consuming ice cubes made with tap water.
    If you have allergies to foods, medications or insect bites, or have any other unique medical issues, consider a medical alert bracelet and/or a physician's note detailing required treatment should you become ill.

    Wash your hands regularly and carry hand sanitizer.

    Where appropriate, pack sunscreen and insect repellent (for both active and warm destinations).

    You may also want to bring a small first-aid kit with band aids, antibiotic cream, pain killers, bug bite cream, digestive aids like antidiarrheal or anti-bloat medications, antacids, and cold medicine. This is in addition to any prescription medications to last for the entire trip.

    Climate & Clothing

    In Peru, the sun is strong, particularly in higher altitudes. Please, bring a sun hat that has a circular brim all the way around (not a baseball cap) and sunscreen. Bring comfortable, cushioned walking shoes for the hard cobblestone streets, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Remember that during your trip, you will be travelling between regions and will need to be prepared for all weather conditions. Winter months (May through October) are cold. During those periods, you will need a warm jacket, gloves, a hat and a scarf.

    The highland regions of Peru (Cuzco, Puno, Urubamba and Machu Picchu) have a dry temperate climate that also experience two distinct seasons. The dry season (May through October) consists of sunny days and cold nights with very little rain. The rainy season in the highlands runs from December to March. Temperatures can change drastically during the day in this region, sometimes varying as widely as highs around 65°F and lows of 35°F during the same day.


    IMPORTANT
    Peru Average Temperatures


    City

     

    Jan

    Feb

    Mar

    Apr

    May

    Jun

    Jul

    Aug

    Sep

    Oct

    Nov

    Dec

    Lima

    Low

    68

    70

    70

    67

    63

    61

    61

    61

    59

    61

    63

    67

    High

    79

    81

    81

    76

    72

    70

    67

    67

    67

    70

    72

    76

    Urubamba

    Low

    46

    46

    46

    43

    39

    36

    34

    37

    41

    45

    45

    46

    High

    68

    68

    68

    70

    70

    68

    68

    70

    70

    72

    72

    70

    Cuzco

    Low

    43

    43

    43

    41

    36

    32

    32

    36

    40

    41

    43

    43

    High

    65

    65

    67

    67

    67

    67

    67

    67

    68

    70

    70

    70

    Puno

    Low

    39

    38

    38

    34

    29

    25

    21

    25

    30

    34

    37

    38

    High

    61

    61

    61

    63

    61

    61

    61

    61

    63

    65

    63

    63

    Aguas Calientes

    Low

    45

    45

    42

    41

    37

    34

    32

    36

    39

    43

    43

    45

    High

    66

    66

    66

    68

    68

    66

    66

    68

    68

    70

    70

    70

    Book & Film Recommendations

    Many of our guests enjoy reading about their destination, either in advance of their trip or while travelling, as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional guidebook, learning about the history and culture, or simply enjoying a fictional novel set in the destination, a good book can add greatly to your experience. Similarly, a good movie set in your destination helps set the mood before you travel. We asked our tour managers and staff to recommend books and films that past guests may have enjoyed. The following list does not constitute an endorsement of any authors, books or movies; it is merely a collection of guests' recommendations.

    Books

    Machu Picchu:
    Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham (1948)
    Machu Picchu Sacred Center by Johan Reinhard (2007)
    Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams (2011)
    Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas by Richard L Burg (2008)
    Incas: Book 3: The Light of Machu Picchu by A.B. Daniel (2003)
    The Steamer Trunk Adventures #2: The Ghosts of Machu Picchu by R.M. Garcia (2006)

    General Peruvian Life / Exploration:
    The Peru Readers by Orin Starn, Carlos Ivan Degregory, and Robin Kirk (2005)
    The Art of Peruvian Cuisine by Tony Custer (2003)
    Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru by Dervla Murphy (2003)
    Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa (1975)
    Aunt Julia & the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa (1977)
    The White Rock - An exploration of the Incas heartland by Hugh Thomson (2001)

    Incas:
    The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming (1970, reprint 2003)
    Narrative of the Incas by Juan de Betanzos (originally from 1550s, not discovered and published until 1980s)
    The Secret of the Incas by William Sullivan (1997)
    Incas: Books 1&2 by A.B. Daniel (2002-2003)

    Other Archaeology/sites:
    Lost Tomb of Viracocha by Maurice Cotterell (2001)
    Temple by Matthew Reilly (2002)

    Movies:
    The Secret of the Incas (1957)
    The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
    The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
    Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

     

  • About Your Flights

    Airline Seat Assignments

    As a courtesy service, airline seat assignments are requested on your behalf and, when available, are displayed in order of passenger number. Assignments reflect the best available seats at the time of booking. Some airlines and/or fare types do not allow for pre-seating and require this be done at airport check-in only; in which case the display shows "N/A". Seats are subject to change by your airline(s) including, for example, when there is a schedule change or equipment change after your initial booking; this may cause seat assignments to be changed or even cancelled. In the event that you change seat assignments directly with your airline, changes will not be reflected on this display. At the time that Valencia Travel Cusco documents are issued, the currently assigned seats will be listed based on the assignments stored in your airline reservation at that time. Should you have questions regarding your assignments, please email us at the following: info@valenciatravelcusco.com.

    Luggage

    Although luggage sizes are now fairly standard, each airline does have specific requirements based upon the route and aircraft size.
    Valencia Travel Cusco land tour packages allow for one piece of luggage per person plus a carry-on bag. Valencia Travel Cusco is not responsible for loss or damage to luggage and personal belongings. Therefore, you must report any loss or damage items immediately at the time of the incident and obtain a written report from the local authority for submission to your insurance provider. Avoid placing valuables in your checked luggage. If your luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form must be filed with the carrier before leaving the airport. Any cost to retrieve luggage will be your responsibility and you should retain receipts to submit to your insurance provider.

    Code-share Flights

    If your flight itinerary displays a flight as "Operated By" another carrier, you should check-in at the desk of the "Operated By" airline. When you arrive at the airport, check the airport monitors for updated check-in desk listings.

    Airline Flights

    Please check in at least three to four hours prior to the scheduled departure time for international flights and two hours prior for domestic flights. Many airlines do not permit check-in less than one hour prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Passengers connecting from another point within the USA should check their luggage through to their final destination. Although problems with lost luggage have been minimal, it is a possibility. Certain carriers do not allow baggage "interlining," and luggage must be checked separately for each flight. When you check your luggage, please verify where your luggage is being sent. If you are connecting from a domestic flight that is delayed for any reason, causing you to miss your international flight, ask the airline for assistance in getting you to your destination. Since all airline tickets are issued on special fares that carry restrictions and penalties if changed, you must hold the airlines responsible for making alternate arrangements on your behalf, as Valencia Travel Cusco has no authority or control over airline activities and policies. Do not leave the airline check-in desk until an alternative itinerary has been confirmed.

    The Transportation and Safety Administration

    The (TSA) has increased security measures drastically since September 11, 2001. Plan to arrive no fewer than two hours prior to a domestic flight and three to four hours prior to an international flight. Check the TSA website www.tsa.gov for the current list of acceptable items you may bring on a plane before packing.

    About Business Class Airfares
    Business Class service may not be available on all flights or aircraft types, and therefore some flights within an itinerary may not include Business Class seating. This includes, for example, some US domestic connections and/or short haul flights abroad. When Business Class service is not available, you will be accommodated in the best alternative class of service and seating. Please check your operating airline to determine the extra services you may receive in Business Class.

    Peru Domestic Flights
    The airline tickets enclosed are for your international flights to/from Lima (provided that you purchased them from Valencia Travel Cusco). If tickets for your flights within Peru are not enclosed, you will receive your tickets (for example, Lima to Cuzco and vice versa) once you arrive in Peru. Please note that you may only bring a total of up to 50lbs of luggage per person on flights within Peru. This weight restriction may differ from your international carrier's and is subject to change.
    A passport or picture ID is required to board all flights in Peru.

    Frequent Flier Programs

    Passengers are responsible to contact their airline directly regarding mileage eligibility and accrual. Airline frequent flier programs determine whether to award miles in part or total based on their own rules, which are updated frequently. Some discounted or promotional airfares as well as some code-share flights are not eligible for mileage accrual.

     

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