RECOMMEND FLIGHTS - CONNECTING TO CUZCO - PERUOPTION 01
QUITO - LIMA: LAN 1449 (Airline Operator: Lan Peru) / Aircraft Carrier: Airbus 319
08:35 (UIO) / 10:50 (LIM) / 1:30 hrs Economy.
LIMA -CUSCO: LAN 2043 (Airline Operator: Lan Ecuador) / Aircraft Carrier: Airbus 319 13:20 (LIM) / 14:40 (CUZ) / 2:30 hrs Economy
QUITO - LIMA: Lan 1481 (Airline Operator: Lan Ecuador) / Aircraft Carrier: Airbus 319
20:15 (UIO) / 22:13 (LIM) / 1:30 hrs Economy.
LIMA -CUSCO: Lan 2117 (Airline Operator: Lan Peru) / Aircraft Carrier: Airbus 320
04:25 (Next Day) (LIM) / 05:45 (Next Day) (UIO) / 2:30 hrs Economy
ITINERARY DISCLAIMER: It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions, it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention of specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
DRIVING TIME: From 1 to 2 hours driving average from place to place.
SEASON: All year except February.
PROVINCE: Pichincha, Galapagos, Cusco, Lima.
TERRITORY: From Galapagos Islands to Andeans secrets, mountains in Peru included the Secret Valley and Machu Picchu.
ALTITUDE: From sea level to 4200m (up to 13800 ft).
AVG. TEMP.: Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF; Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF.DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Moderate to challenge. This program will run from Galapagos Island, included short hikes to volcanoes and snorkeling for 1 or 2 hours, to the Andean mountains of Peru where we will trek the Inca Trail for 4 days, including 6 to 8 hours of hiking per day.
ADVENTURE GEAR: Snorkeling gear, Kayak for 2 people, hiking sticks, Sleeping bag, Comfortable tents for 2 people.
SAFETY: Guides are certified as Wilderness First Aid Responders. We carry a complete first aid kid.
ACCOMMODATION: All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are traveling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.
MEALS: Traveling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free people are very welcome in our trip, our guides are always ready to coordinate with chefs and restaurants for substitute meals for them, as Ecuador is very well known for its great diversity of gastronomy.
YOUR TRIP LEADERS AND GUIDES: All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed from the Tourism University to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid respondents. They all have approved several extra training courses for kayaking, rafting, biking and horse riding, besides this they all are Ecuadorian and have a fantastic personality. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips. In some locations and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service and make sure we practice sustainable tourism involving local indigenous people in our operation.
In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.SUSTAINABLE ECO AND CULTURAL TOURISM: Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon rain forest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
HEALTH INFORMATION: Please inform AJ of any existing medical conditions (i.e. pregnancy, diabetes, etc). Yellow fever, Hepatitis B vaccination and Malaria Medication are recommended when traveling to the tropics. Please ask your doctor for advice.