By doing a private tour in Peru you will be able to experience the country on your own terms. Instead of having to compromise, not being able to stop where you want or only see the mainstream, a private tour will allow you to experience the country in a more in-depth and extensive way. By the end of your stay, you will be able to feel like you’ve truly gotten a good feel and understanding of the country, rather than having been shipped around according to someone else’s view of what makes a good holiday.
However, we also offer group tours options in Peru. So with these small group tours you get the chance to meet like-minded travelers.
We specialize in designing customized trips regarding your wishes, interests and budget. With so many possible variations due to dates, types of accommodations and transportation used, putting pricing can sometimes be confusing. You can start the tours (private or group) any day of the year.
Please, contact us at any time at (877)500-1929 ext. 706 to get immediately a starting price and in order to customize your trip with us.
Please be sure to check that you have a valid passport that will be valid for at least 6 month after your scheduled date of travel back to your home country. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa when they stay in the country less than three months. The traveler must also hold proof of return, or onward journey. We recommend all passengers to check with the respective authorities in their country before departure.
A photocopy of all travel documents is highly recommended, and make sure you keep them in a separate place from where you keep the originals.
You may be asked upon entering Peru to declare some personal items such as electronic gadgets and you could be required to show them on your departure. There are some limits on the amount of consumer goods allowed into Peru, without paying customs duties.
Peru can be visited all year-round. However, the country experiences two main seasons. The dry season is between May & October with sunny days, bright blue skies in the Andes and chilly nights. During these months early booking is important, as it is high season. Between the months November & March there is more rain. January and February are the wettest months to explore beautiful Peru. However, you’ll experience greener scenery and some lower rates for flights and hotels.
The Peruvian current and the geographical relief of Peru condition the climate characteristics in three big areas (from west to east), the coast, the Andean area and the Amazon area or jungle!
The coast presents, in general, a tempered climate, warm in the north, a little colder to the center and south. The rains are almost nonexistent to exception of the north area where strong rains are presented in the rainy season.
The Andean area or mountain has in general a cold and dry climate, in the north area the rains are more intense.
The Amazon Rainforest has a tropical, hot and humid climate, with presence of torrential rains that are increased in the months of summer November to March.
The local and the international flights are not included.
For Peru domestic flights each passenger can bring one checked bag that can weigh 23 kilos (50,7 lb). You can also bring one carry on item with a maximum weight of 8 kilos (17,6 lb) as well as one small personal item (camera, laptop, purse. etc.).
You are required to have a foreign (non-Peruvian) travel insurance policy, so arrange this before your departure to Peru. However, remember that normally the client must pay for services used first, then claim and wait to get reimbursed at home. Luggage and other insurance needs should be arranged at home. Remember to obtain receipts, medical and police reports if you need to claim.
Here are some travel insurance companies where you can buy a insurance for your trip:
Travel Guard www.travelguard.com
Travel Insured www.travelinsured.com
Allianz Travel www.allianztravelinsurance.com
World Nomads www.worldnoamds.com
Professional medical assistance is available throughout Peru, and is covered by most foreign insurance companies. Emergency evacuations may be easily arranged. Most medicinal drugs and a wide variety of natural medical practitioners are available. For travel in coastal and mountain regions of Peru, there are no vaccination requirements.
However, visitors to the jungle are required to have Yellow Fever vaccinations while Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera shots are optional. People with heart conditions or high blood pressure should not consider high altitude trips.
As always, please consult your doctor before travelling, particularly to the Peruvian Altiplano, (mountain areas) if you suffer from either respiratory, heart, or circulatory problems.
Vaccines are not required to travel to Peru in general. However, travelers who visit the jungle are required to have Yellow Fever vaccinations while Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera shots are optional.
Peru has the Nuevo Sol (S/) as its official currency, however the U.S. dollars are widely accepted. We recommend that you do not bring to much cash to Peru. You will have ample opportunities to withdraw cash from ATM machines all over the country. Most international credit cards and bankcards are accepted. Travelers Checks are accepted to a lesser degree. Furthermore, you can as well exchange your currency on the street, at exchange houses or at banks.
Tipping is not compulsory in Peru even though it is greatly appreciated.
After participating in a tour, if you enjoyed the experience and were pleased with the services provided you can tip your tour guide and driver. If the tour was for a full day, consider tipping S/ 20.00. For half day tours, consider tipping between S/ 10.00 or S/ 15.00. For the driverthe amounts of S/ 5.00 or S/ 10.00 is very polite.
Great variations in regional weather mean different types of clothing will be necessary, depending upon your itinerary. On the coast, warm clothes for the winter (June 22nd to September 22nd), while the summers (December 22nd to March 21st) are hot, and you should dress accordingly.
In the mountains, the days tend to be hot, while the nights are cool to cold. Bring your rain gear from November to May. You should always carry a windbreaker with you while in the mountains, as if the clouds cover the sun, it can get very cool in a matter of minutes.
In the jungle, rain gear all year round, shorts during the day and warm clothing for the evenings.
Bottled water is always suggested, but not the only option. Natural springs and clean wells are widely available. For travel in the remote areas, water filters and purifiers are recommended.
Latin Frontiers is dedicated to maintain your privacy. All personal information will be treated with extreme care and caution. Latin Frontiers does neither sell, nor trade, nor share any of your personal information. The only purpose for which we use your personal information is to complete your request and to assure you the best service possible regarding your travel plans. Furthermore, your documents such as passport will be needed and used only to complete your travel reservations. The sharing of your information is restricted to authorized Latin Frontiers personal and exclusive service providers.
The information that Latin Frontiers collects may also be used to generate internal statistics with intent to steadily improve our customer-oriented services.
The total amount must be paid before the tour starts. If the total amount of the invoice isn`t fully paid, as stated in our general terms and conditions, Latin Frontiers reserves the right to deny services or to demand payment directly from passenger(s). Reservations are not guaranteed until payment has been made and confirmed by Latin Frontiers. For all tours in Peru, 30% payment is required upon reservation and the rest is due no less than 30 days before travel date.
Full pre-payment is required in order for LATIN FRONTIERS to provide services. All payments will be in US Dollars and can be made in the following ways:
Land Tours in Peru:
• 61 or more days – If cancellation is received in this period before the tour begins, a $200 handling fee will be charged per passenger and the remaining balance will be refunded.
• 60 – 30 days – If cancellation is received in this period before the tour begins, the 30% deposit per guest will be forfeited.
• 30 days or less- If cancellation is received in less than 30 days or less, 50% of the payment will be forfeited and the rest refunded. However, for cancellations within 72 hours of trip or once trip has begun, there will be no refund, 100% will be forfeited.
• If any portion of the trip that is cancelled by the passengers once the overall trip has started, those will not be refundable and the customer will forfeit 100% of that portion of the trip that was not operated.