Welcome to the Dining for Women trip to Peru, August 31 – September 8, 2019! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
Please complete the following Guest Profile to register for the trip (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
Travelers fly independently to and from Lima, Peru. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Megan (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) before 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019*
- Leave from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) after 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
Machu Picchu Extension:
- Leave from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) after after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
*While the trip officially begins on August 31st, we are happy to help make arrangements for you to arrive earlier, and encourage this for travelers who are sensitive to altitude sickness and would like extra time to adjust.
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to participate in our optional Machu Picchu extension September 8 – 10, or any other experience.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
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Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps.
Travelers from North America do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXIT:
When you arrive in Lima, immigration authorities should provide you with a slip of paper documenting your entry. This document is very important and you need to hold on to it throughout the trip. If you do not have an entry record, you are not allowed to exit the country until immigration authorities confirm the time and place of your entry into the country. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a difficult process, costing considerable time and money to resolve. Make sure Immigration (Migraciones) records your entry, and then save the record for your exit. This is particularly important when entering through remote border crossings, where often the proper officials are not present.
For more important information regarding entry and exit requirements please visit the State Department Website for Peru.
Due to the high elevations we are requesting a physician’s approval to participate in this trip. Please download the form here. You must return this form by March 1st, 2019.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Peru. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Peru.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC also recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends that some travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow Fever*, and take prescription medication before, during, and after your trip to prevent Malaria**. Travelers may also wish to consult their doctor about altitude sickness***.
*Yellow Fever: This itinerary does not include locations where the CDC has identified yellow fever as a risk and a vaccination is not required for entry. For more information on yellow fever in Peru, see yellow fever in Peru.
**Malaria: This itinerary does not include locations where the CDC has identified malaria as a risk. For more information on malaria in Peru, see malaria in Peru.
***Altitude: The altitude in Cusco is 11,152 feet above sea level. Because this may be higher than travelers are used to, we encourage you to check with your doctor about altitude medication and other preparations. Everyone reacts differently to higher altitudes, and reactions do not necessarily correlate with overall health. Please note that some medications must be taken 7-10 days before arrival in Peru. We are happy to arrange pre-trip accommodations for travelers who would like extra time to adjust to the altitude.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Group Travel Team: