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About Our Destination

Currency
The monetary unit of Peru is the Nuevo Sol. As of July, 2017, $1 U.S. = 3.25 PEN. For current exchange rates, go to www.xe.com. Major credit cards are useful in Peru for paying for incidental costs at hotels and for shopping at larger stores. Otherwise, we suggest you carry U.S. dollars in small denominations.
Languages
Spanish is the national language of Peru, but English is widely spoken.
Climate
The climate in Peru varies depending on where we will be. May is cooler in Lima, as it is their fall. We recommend long pants and a light jacket, as it is cooler and damp (17°C/62°F by day and 11°C/52°F by night). However, closer to the equator in the Amazon while on the ship, temperatures are much hotter with relative humidity (32°C/89°F by day and 21°C/71°F by night). The ship will provide each guest a rain poncho and rain boots during short rain showers, but we also recommend bringing a light rain jacket to use while in Lima.
Itinerary
  • Saturday, May 12 – Lima, Peru
  • Sunday, May 13 – Lima / Iuitos / Nauta / Embark
  • Monday, May 14-Saturday, May 19 – Exploring the Pacaya-Samira Reserve
    • Pucate River
    • Amazon River
    • Sapuena Village
    • El Dorado River
    • Atun Poza
    • Yabauacu Lagoon
    • Puerto Miguel Village
  • Sunday, May 20 – Disembark / Nauta / Iquitos / Lima
  • Monday, May 21 – Depart Lima, Peru
Activity level
This trip requires walking on cobblestone streets for a tour in Lima, hiking on uneven, sometimes slippery uphill and downhill terrain, and stairs. Participants are required to be in good physical health. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated on this trip.

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • 1-night hotel in Lima before the trip at the Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada on May 12
  • 1-night hotel in Lima after the trip at the Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada on May 20
  • Roundtrip airfare: Lima – Iquitos – Lima
  • 7 nights on board the National Geographic/Lindblad Delphin II
  • Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks throughout the day and all meals on board the ship
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • Breakfast at hotel on May 13 and 21
  • All access permits and entrance fees
  • All shore excursions and sightseeing while on board the vessel
  • Gratuities to naturalists and ship's crew
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Roundtrip airfare to Lima, Peru
  • Incidentals on board, and non-house wine and alcohol
  • International Departure Tax from Lima (approx. $31) (Some airlines will include it in the cost of the ticket. Please check with your carrier.)
  • NDA charges are not included in the price of the trip but have already been added to your reservation as reflected on your invoice
  • Dinner on evening of May 12
Travel documentation and identification
Passport
U.S citizens will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. 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. You also need at least 2 blank pages in your passport.
Visa
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 you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
All information we obtain regarding Health precautions is received from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Please remember we are a travel company and are in no way authorized to prescribe any inoculations or medications. You should check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then "Vaccinations".
The CDC recommends malaria prophylaxis and yellow fever vaccination for travel to the Peruvian Amazon. The CDC also recommends that the routine vaccines should be up to date: influenza, chickenpox (or varicella), polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR Vaccine), diphtheria/tetanus/ pertussis (DTP Vaccine).
We also recommend that you consult your personal physician for medical advice, showing her or him the itinerary indicating the places you will be visiting. Your physician is most familiar with your personal medical history and is best qualified to determine your particular needs. It is always advisable to have physical and dental check-ups before you leave.
Although the water and food are generally safe in Peru, occasional stomach upsets may occur, and we suggest that you ask your doctor to recommend anti-diarrhea medication. We recommend that you drink bottled water throughout your trip. Bottled and purified water are available at the hotels and on board the ship.
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.
 
2018 AMAZING PERUVIAN AMAZON
ADVENTURE I
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 5/12/2018    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   8/15/2017 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 8/16/2017 10/14/2017 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 10/15/2017 12/13/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 12/14/2017 1/12/2018 75% of trip cost

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

1/13/2018   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.
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.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency

We are pleased to announce Olivia’s new partnership with Conlin Travel.
Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre- and post-trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance in making a reservation, please call Conlin Travel: 888-278-1698 (Monday–Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm EST)
If you already have a reservation with Conlin and need emergency after-hours service, please call 800-823-1189.
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Travel and arrival

Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into to Lima, Peru (LIM). Most flights arrive in the evening. Flights can arrive at any time to Lima (LIM) on May 12, even up until midnight. Hotel check-in begins at 3 pm. Flights for departure on May 21* can depart at anytime from Lima (LIM).
*PLEASE NOTE: There are flights that depart Lima in the late evening on May 20. (For example, most U.S. airlines have flights in the late evening). You can book a flight on May 20 anytime after 11:30 pm, and we will have a dayroom for you instead of an overnight room. We do not suggest you book this late night flight on May 21, as you will have a long wait with check-out of the hotel at 12 pm.
Airfare discounts
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Luggage allowances
Airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
There are luggage weight restrictions on the flights between Lima and Iquitos. Each passenger may have one checked bag weighing no more than 23 kilos (approximately 50 lbs) and one carryon weighing no more than 8 kilos (approximately 17 lbs).
If you are traveling prior to or after the trip, and will have additional baggage, you may leave behind excess luggage at the Wyndham Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Hotel. You can collect this luggage when you return to Lima at the end of the trip.
Transfers and meeting up with Olivia
Getting to your hotel
The hotel is directly across from the International Terminal. Transfers from the airport to the hotel are not included, however, you will be able to walk right across the street to the hotel. Transfers (and/or luggage assistance) from the Lima hotel to the Lima Airport/Iquitos airport to ship and ship to Iquitos Airport/Lima airport to hotel are all included as needed.
Hotel
Our host hotel in Lima is the Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada. Should you wish to arrive a day early or extend your stay, we recommend booking directly online with the hotel and request a Standard Room so you will not have to change rooms.
Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada
Av. Elmer Faucett S/N
Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez
Lima, 1 PE
The Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada is at the airport. A cab is necessary to get to the beach and historic district. If you are planning spend a little more time in Lima, we suggest a hotel that is closer to the Miraflores District. Trip Advisor is a good source.
Hotel check-in
Hotel check-in begins at 3 pm.
Getting to your ship
After breakfast on May 13, you will be taken to the Lima airport for your flight to Iquitos (program may change depending on flight times). Once we arrive in Iquitos, we will enjoy a short tour of Iquitos and enjoy lunch. A bus will transfer you to the riverside town of Nauta (approx. 1.5 hours) to embark the elegant ms Delphin II in time for dinner.
Ship location
Our port of embarkation is in Nauta, Peru.
Ship check-in
Check-in will be upon arrival to the ship.

During your trip

Accommodations
National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions' ms Delphin II amenities include:
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Small library
  • Observation Deck
Room amenities include:
  • Individually-controlled thermostat
  • Efficiency bathrooms with shower
  • Hair dryer
  • 110-volt outlet by dressing table mirror and on upper wall
  • Two twin beds that can be converted into one double bed
  • Organic shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, insect repellant, and sunscreen
There are no TVs, clocks, or phones in the rooms.
Restaurant and hours
There is one restaurant on board. Meals are served buffet style for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is sit-down service.
Our shipboard chef prepares international cuisine with Peruvian and Amazonian flair on this expedition, using fresh ingredients whenever possible, including locally-grown produce and sustainably-caught seafood. Each evening, you will have a choice of two entrees, of which one is usually a local fish. Vegetarian can be accommodated.
Dining hours: Breakfast (7 am-8 am), Lunch (12 pm-1:30 pm), Dinner (7 pm-9 pm)
Air conditioning
The ship is air-conditioned throughout. Each cabin has its own thermostat, allowing you to control the temperature level in your cabin. Because of the high humidity in the Amazon rainforest, keeping the temperature extremely low inside the cabin can cause electronic equipment to fog up on contact with the warm, humid air outside. Slow acclimatization is healthier for your equipment before excursions. We recommend that you keep cameras and computers in the bathroom with the door closed. We will also have a table in a covered outdoor area so your electronic equipment can remain at the same temperature throughout the trip. If bringing a computer, we recommend keeping a cloth on the keyboard when closed to help with condensation issues.
Special mobility and dietary needs
If you have any medical, mobility needs, or specific dietary requirements that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please visit the travel preferences page to update your personal needs information. Please advise us of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 180 days prior to the trip.
Special occasions
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip 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.
Electricity
110 volts (standard U.S. style) outlets are available in cabins.
Elevator
There is no elevator on this ship. All decks are accessible only by stairs.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities go to the Naturalists, cabin steward/stewardess, dining room staff and other behind-the-scenes crew members.
Internet / Phone
There is no email or internet access in the Amazon. Phone access is very sporadic and not reliable.
Laundry services
There is no laundry or dry-cleaning service on board. We recommend quick-drying clothes and bringing a small amount of detergent to wash your own clothes.
Medical services
There is a medic on board. In an emergency we are in close proximity to medical facilities by boat or by sea plane.
Spa
There is a masseuse on board for an additional charge.
Valuables
Each room has a safe, however we recommend you leave all valuables at home.
Money: Paying for things on board
Your onboard charges may be placed on your account. At the end of the voyage, you may settle your bill with U.S. or Peruvian cash or a credit card.
Rain gear
As the Amazon's verdant jungle is fueled by 200 inches of rain each year, we often see storms roll through the river basin. Each of the 10-person skiffs is outfitted with ponchos and rain boots that are distributed as needed, since light rain will not affect our plans to explore.
Skiffs
Key to our operation is our fleet of skiffs, which we use to explore the waterways of the Amazonia. The aluminum skiffs are 30 feet long, powered by four-stroke outboard engines, and are capable of carrying 10 people with ease.
Smoking policy
The ship is completely non-smoking, except for a designated area of the exterior top deck.
Solo travelers
We have a few solo travelers on these trips who mix and mingle with everyone. For a trip this small, there are no solo coordinators. You can start to meet other solos and travelers online in the Amazing Peruvian Amazon Adventure Official Facebook Group Page.

After Your Trip

Disembarkation
This morning you’ll be driven back to the Iquitos airport for your flight to Lima. Once we arrive in Lima, and depending on the group flight time, you may be taken on a panoramic tour of downtown Lima, which may include a visit to Casa de Aliaga, the Larco Herrera Museum, and dinner at the Museo Larco Café and Restaurant before being transferred to the hotel where you will overnight, or to freshen up and collect your belongings for your flights home. Exact flight times from Iquitos to Lima will be announced in final mailing.
Hotel
We will utilize the Wyndham Casa del Sol Ramada for our return hotel. Those departing the evening of May 20 will have a day room to use as long as needed before walking across the street to the terminal for flight. Dinner is on your own tonight. Check out is 12 pm on May 21.
Vacation stretchers
We will not be offering vacation stretchers for this trip. If you would like to explore Lima before or after the trip, we recommend Trip Advisor for hotel recommendations in the Miraflores District.

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