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FAQs

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  1.  
    Does the package price include domestic airfare and if not how much will total domestic airfare cost?
    Our package price does not include domestic airfare. We can pre-purchase all domestic transportation for you at superb-rates. These rates are subject to variation during the seasons so please feel free to contact us in order to give you a quote for all the domestic transportation you'll need on your trip.
  2.  
    Where should I purchase my international airfare?
    We do not usually purchase international airfare for our clients, but can and often do so if requested. Generally we recommend purchasing international airfare online.
  3.  
    How do we book our domestic flights?
    You may contact us to arrange your domestic flights. We offer very competitive rates and pre-purchase all domestic transportation for 95% of our clients. You may also purchase domestic airfare through the Internet.
  4.  
    Should I take cash or credit/debit cards?
    Our clients are recommended to use cash. Credit/Debit should only be used to withdraw money. ATMs are widely distributed throughout most Latin American countries and are a quick and easy way to get cash.
  5.  
    Is tipping included and if not, how much should I tip?
    Tipping is not included. Peru in general is inclined to tip very little if they leave a tip at all. We at Peru Vacation Tours are inclined to follow a more liberal approach and feel that you should tip according to how well you were served.
  6.  
    Are U.S. dollars and Travelers Checks accepted or should I change money before traveling?
    U.S. dollars are widely accepted in most locations and currency exchange bureaus are easy to find. Travelers Checks tend to receive much lower exchange rates than U.S. Dollars, meaning you lose money in the exchange. Travelers Checks are also not accepted in many places.
  7.  
    Do you offer any travel insurance?
    We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover you during your travel, particularly for your own peace of mind. We recommend www.travelguard.com which covers international flights and gives an entire health care package.
  8.  
    What vaccinations are recommended for my adventure?
    There is no vaccination required unless you are traveling into the jungle, in which case you may need to be vaccinated against yellow fever. Of course clients are always advised to check with their local physicians the different cautions/vaccinations they should take for each destination (this will vary depending upon the nationality of the passenger).
  9.  
    How can I prevent altitude sickness?
    Altitude sickness is a common problem for visitors to Peru. Coca tea is easily available and a big helper, although it does not work for everyone. Diamox is commonly used by visitors from the US and is a recommended product to use as are Sorochi or Grovol, both of which can be purchased over-the-counter upon arrival in most airports. We also recommend eating light meals for the first day and avoiding strenuous physical activities until you are acclimatized.
  10.  
    What type of clothing should I bring for the Andes?
    While traveling in the Andes you can expect highs of 70°s Fahrenheit and lows of 30°s (mostly during the nights and early mornings). The solution is to dress in layers. Jeans, a T-shirt and a pullover should be fine during the day. At night you can keep yourself warm with some locally bought alpaca sweaters, mittens and "chuyos" (sock-hats).
  11.  
    What is the appropriate type of luggage to bring?
    We highly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in many places. Please keep in mind that you will have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and up and down staircases most of the time.
  12.  
    How do I organize an optional excursion?
    If you wish to take an optional excursion all you need do is contact us and we will arrange it. If you know of any excursions in any of the South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador) that are not published on our website, let your Sales Rep know and we will get you on that tour.
  13.  
    Do all hotel rooms have private bathrooms?
    All the hotels have private bathrooms, clean facilities, charming architecture, single and double beds, friendly and efficient staff (this really makes a big difference), and of course good locations. Most of our hotel rooms also have a telephone and cable TV with major international networks.
  14.  
    Are meals included?
    Where stated in the itinerary, meals are included. We at Peru Vacation Tours prefer to give our clients the option to choose where they would prefer to eat. Peruvian cuisine is fantastic and the restaurants offer great value. We will be more than glad to give you a list of our personal favorites.
  15.  
    Are airport taxes included and if not how much should I budget?
    Airport taxes are now included in plane ticket prices.
  16.  
    What about additional taxes and how much should I expect to pay?
    Local sales tax (IGV) is 19%. Foreigners are exempt of it at hotels only. To be eligible for the exemption, you need to present your passport with an entry visa valid for 60 days or more, an official migration stamp, and an Andina Migration Card with stamp. All these documents are issued to foreigners upon arrival to the country.
  17.  
    How do I pay for my tour package?
    We accept all major credit cards, as well as wire transfers. If you have any questions regarding payments, please do not hesitate to ask.