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About Our Destination

Currency
The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol. For updated exchange rates, click here.
Languages
Spanish is the main language, but English is widely spoken.
Climate
November in Peru is temperate, staying between 68°-70°F during the day and 57°-61°F at night in Lima. Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu temperatures will be 68°-70°F during the day and 42°-43°F at night. There could be rain showers as November is the start of the rainy season in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, so be sure to pack a light rain jacket or umbrella to stay dry.
Itinerary
  • Friday, November 3 – Lima, Peru (late evening flight arrivals)
  • Saturday, November 4 – Lima, Peru: day free / evening group dinner (early morning flight arrivals)
  • Sunday, November 5-Monday, November 6 –  Urubamba & the Sacred Valley
  • Tuesday, November 7-Thursday, November 9 – Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu
  • Thursday, November 9-Friday, November 10 – Cusco
  • Saturday, November 11-Sunday, November 12 – Lima / Home – you can book your flight home either on Saturday after 1 pm or anytime on Sunday

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Transportation from the Lima International Airport to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
  • 2-nights hotel in Lima at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
  • Dinner at Casa de Aliaga
  • Airport assistance in Lima for flight to Cusco
  • Flight from Lima to Cusco*
  • Airport assistance in Cusco with tour, lunch at the Hacienda Sarapampa and transportation to Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Urubamba
  • 2-nights hotel in Urubamba at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
  • Local tours in the Sacred Valley
  • Luxury Hiram Bingham train to/from Machu Picchu*
  • One-day guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Three entry tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entry to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain
  • 2-nights hotel in Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
  • 2-nights hotel in Cusco at the JW Marriot el Convento Cusco Hotel
  • Local tour in Cucso
  • Transportation to Cusco airport
  • Flight from Cusco to Lima airport*
  • Airport assistance in Lima and Cusco
  • One night at Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel at the Lima airport**
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and coach drivers
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
*Cost subject to change.
**Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel is for those that will fly back to their hometown on November 11 after 1 pm or November 12 at any time.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: this is a physically active trip at high elevation. To participate you must be able to:
  • Walk 3 miles without resting
  • Walk over uneven ground such as cobblestones, grass and dirt trails with rocks that you may need to step over
  • Walk up and down steep stairs of varying sizes and no handrails
  • Walk up and down steep inclines/declines
  • Not be impacted by elevation issues (ranging from sea level to over 11,000 feet)
What’s not included?
  • Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Lima
  • Incidentals at hotels
  • Meals where not listed
  • Alcoholic beverages where not listed
Travel documentation and identification
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the last date of the trip. If you are a U.S. citizen, you DO NOT need a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements and suggestions. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”
Cancellation policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.

2017 MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 11/3/2017    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   2/6/2017 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 2/7//2017 4/7/2017 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 4/8/2017 6/6/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 6/7/2017 7/6/2017 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

7/7/2017   100% of trip cost

Travel insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 21 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Click here for a few reasons why it is a great idea to consider travel insurance. For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant. 
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Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you’d like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia’s Machu Picchu Adventure on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Machu Picchu Adventure Official Group Page on Facebook.
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Travel and arrival

Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into and out of Lima, Peru (LIM). Most flights arrive in the evening or very early morning. If you are interested, you may book extra hotel nights at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel through the hotel’s website. If you book an Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite, you will not have to change rooms when our program begins.
Suggested arrival times
Flights into Lima can arrive any time on November 3 (hotel check-in begins at 3 pm) or in the morning on November 4.
Suggested departure times
You can leave any time after 1 pm on November 11 or any time November 12. A room at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel is included in your fare for the evening of November 11. Check-in starts at 3 pm on November 11 and check-out is at 12 pm on November 12.
Please note if your flight departs late evening of November 12, you will need to check-out of your hotel room by noon that day. In this case, you may want to consider booking an additional night directly with the hotel so you can keep your room up until your departure to the airport.
Airfare discounts
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Luggage allowances
There is no luggage limit on the Machu Picchu program itself. However, the airline carrier for the included domestic air (Lima to Cuzco, and Cuzco to Lima) has revised their luggage allowances and restrictions for air tickets issued after April 3, 2017.
For guests that booked their Machu Picchu package with us prior to April 3, we have ticketed your air so that the luggage allowances/restrictions prior to April 3, 2017 will apply. For guests that booked their Machu Picchu package with us after April 3, the luggage allowances/restrictions after April 3, 2017 will now apply.
For a current description of the luggage allowances prior to and after April 3, 2017, click here.
Because regulations vary for different airline carriers, we recommend you check with your airline for baggage allowances for your international flight.
Flight guidelines, transfers and meeting up with Olivia
Your transfer to from the airport to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel are included. Your flight into Lima can arrive any time on November 3 (hotel check-in begins at 3 pm), or in the morning on November 4 so that you don’t miss the included dinner on this evening.
The transfer from the Lima airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
You can leave any time after 1 pm on November 11 or any time on November 12. The Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel is at the airport and directly across the street from the international terminal. The hotel staff can provide directions on how to walk across the sky bridge that links the hotel to the international terminal.
Hotel check-in
Hotel check-in begins at 3 pm on November 3, 2017. Because we have the hotel booked for the night of November 3, if you arrive early in the morning on November 4, you will be able to check in right away.

During your trip

Electricity
Lima’s electrical current is 220 volts, 60 cycles.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities go to the guide, the hotel, train and restaurant staff.
Internet / Email / Fax
Wi-Fi is included in all the hotels.
Laundry and dry cleaning services
Laundry and dry cleaning services are available at the hotels for a fee.
Solo travelers
We average a few solo travelers on these trips who mix and mingle with everyone. For a trip this small, there are no solo coordinators. However, you can start to meet other solo travelers online in the Olivia’s Machu Picchu Adventure Connect Group or the Olivia’s Machu Picchu Adventure Official Facebook Page.
Special Diets and Special Needs
If you have any medical or specific dietary requirements that our travel consultants don’t know about, please go to your Olivia Connect profile and click on ‘Travel Account’ then ‘Travel Preferences’ to update your personal information. Please advise us of these details as soon as possible but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
Special Occasions
If you have a celebration or birthday that occurs during the trip dates that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.

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