NEED HELP TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS?
We partnered with a travel broker to provide you the best prices for your international flights from your home country and for your local flights in Peru.
Please contact Joanne Saunderson via e-mail to assist with booking your flights: email@example.com
The following flights are not included in the retreat costs. Please make your own arrangements to book these.
-Book your International flight from your home country to Lima, Peru and then your internal flight onto Cusco (on the same day to arrive no later than 13 October in Cusco)
-Book your internal flight from Juliaca Airport to fly to Lima on 25 October.
-Book your international flight home from Lima on 26 October to leave in the afternoon.
Please see further details and suggested flights below.
ARRIVAL FLIGHT FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY TO PERU
We suggest you fly into Lima (LIM) and then onward to Cusco (CUZ) on the same day. The flight to Cusco is around 1 hour 30 mins.
Please arrive into Cusco no later than 13 October 2020.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS FROM CUSCO AIRPORT
There are 2 included airport transfers arranged for this day so you can choose to arrive in the morning or afternoon.
Ground transfers from Cusco Airport to our retreat accommodation Taypikala Deluxe Valle Sagrado Wellness Retreat on 13 October 2020: 10am and 5pm
Our accommodation is about an hour and 30 mins drive from Cusco Airport.
If you miss these transfers, please make your own way to our retreat accommodation.
INTERNAL FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO PUNO (TO LAKE TITICACA) ON DAY 9
You DO NOT need to book this flight, it’s included as part of your retreat cost and will be booked as a group.
FLIGHT FROM JULIACA AIRPORT TO LIMA AIRPORT ON 25 OCTOBER
Your internal flight from Juliaca Airport to Lima is not included in retreat costs.
Please make your own arrangements to book this.
Book the following internal flight:
25OCT Juliaca to Lima
Departing Juliaca 1951 (7.51pm)
Arriving Lima 2125 (9.25pm)
We will be transferred from Puno to Juliaca Airport (JUL) for our flight to Lima early evening on 25 October.
Our ground transfer is about 1 hour and 30 mins from Puno to Juliaca Airport.
Transfer from Lima Airport to our accommodation included. Overnight accommodation near Lima airport included in retreat price.
FLIGHT FROM LIMA ON 26 OCTOBER 2020
Your international flight from Lima, Peru to your home country is not included in retreat costs.
Please make your own arrangements to book this.
We suggest booking an afternoon flight if possible so you can enjoy the morning at your own leisure and rest before your flight home.
Check-out is at 10am, your baggage can be stored at the hotel and we will arrange a transfer to Lima Airport for our international flight home – transfers are included and transfer times will be advised.
Please let us know your flight details by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check visa requirements for your country here.
Ensure you apply for your travel visa if required well in advance
You will need a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into the country plus it must have at least 1-2 blank pages for the entry visa stamp.
Travel Vaccinations & Altitude Sickness
We have incredible local guides who will take care of us during the retreat and who will provide us with local teas and herbs which will help to reduce altitude sickness. Please read more about the symptoms of altitude sickness which may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping or dizziness.
We suggest you consult with your doctor to check which travel vaccinations you might need and to get the correct medication to take with you for altitude sickness.
Please ensure you have full travel insurance which will cover you for all medical emergencies and medical evacuation during your stay in Peru.
Local Currency, Credit Cards, ATMs, Tipping
The Peruvian Sol is the currency of Peru.
Most restaurant and bar bills include a 10% gratuity. It’s customary to add an extra 10% if the service has been satisfactory. Most Peruvians only tip one or two Soles at small “mom and pop” restaurants that do not add a tip to the bill.
Here is a useful guide on money use, ATMs and fees in Peru. We suggest you let your bank know you are travelling to Peru to avoid them blocking your card. Also arrange to have some Peruvian Sol in cash upon arrival however you can draw more cash at local ATMs.
What To Bring
October is the best time to go to Peru. Even though it’s their winter, it’s wonderful, with sunny days and bright blue skies. That said the temperature can drop in the evenings.
Cusco – 21 hight / 6 low
Machu Picchu – 25 high / 12 low
Puno – 24 high / 5 low
- Good quality, well worn-in rubber-soled walking shoes are essential
- A warm fleece or down jacket
- Comfortable t-shirts and trousers for walking
- A lightweight waterproof jacket/raincoat
- Dressing in layers will help you cope with the temperature changes
- A wrap or pashmina to cover your shoulders and bare legs at religious places
- Journal and pen
- Jandals / Sandals
- Insect repellent
- Antibacterial gel for hands
- Feminine products
- Toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste
- Personal medication including headache tablets and medication for nausea, upset stomach, altitude sickness
- Epi-pen or anti-allergy medication (if necessary)
- Chargers, travel adapters and converters for electronics
- Hat and warm beanie
- Thermal to wear underneath
- Water bottle (this filter water bottle is great but not a must)
- Comfortable clothes for yoga
- Denim Jeans
- Smarter outfit for going to restaurants
- Please leave valuables (jewelry) at home
- Small rucksack/bag for hikes
- Mobile phone