Frequently Asked Questions
The office is located in the B&B-Hotel Pension Alemana (see location).
Address: Calle Tandapata 260, San Blas, Cusco.
Dry season in the region of Cusco is from April until October. In the other months you can expect a lot of rain. But in the tropical mountains it is not possible to predict the tropical summer weather accurately. It also can rain during dry season. The weather can change drastically during one day.
You will have to be prepared for all weather conditions: warm and cold, dry and wet. Bring proper rain gear and a warm jacket. Layers are always a good answer on the changing weather conditions.
Here in Cusco and surroundings you are at quite a high altitude. This sometimes can cause altitude sickness, especially the first days. This is because there is a lot less oxygen in the air than at sea level and your body needs some time to adjust to that. Symptoms are mostly mild like: headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, trouble sleeping and trouble breathing during exercise. If you get these symptoms, they mostly go away after a few days.
What can you do about altitude sickness:
Take your time to acclimatize, take it easy the first days. It is better the first days not to do hard physical activities.
Inhalant some oxygen from the bottle in your hotel or an Oxishot can (to buy in many local pharmacies).
Drink lots of fluids like coca tea or water, but don´t drink alcohol or coffee.
You can visit your doctor before going to Peru and get medication against the altitude.
We always try to include as much as possible in the prices of our tours as we understand it is not nice when unforeseen expenses pop during your tour. We also try to be as transparent as possible about what is included in our prices. It just seems fairer to be clear. On this website you can always find detailed information about what the price is, what is included and what is not included
Insurance (please don’t forget your travel insurance)
Meals, unless specified
Another important item which is not included in the prices is VAT. Tourists who visit Peru and who stay shorter in the country than 60 days don´t have to pay VAT, so the published prices remain the same.
However, for Peruvians, residents of Peru and people who are longer than 60 days in Peru, we do have to charge 18% VAT.
The national currency in Peru is the Peruvian Sol. Next to that the USD is also accepted in most touristic places and you will see many hotels and tour operators charge in USD.
In Peru is it wise to always have cash money in your pocket. As it comes to Soles, try to always carry money in small denominations as not everywhere people will be able to change a large bill when purchasing a small item.
And as it comes to USD, make sure your bills are clean and completely undamaged. Dirty and slightly damaged bills very often will not be accepted.
We strongly recommend you take a travel insurance going on vacation to Peru. Having a travel insurance will help you and avoid a lot of problems in case you need medical assistance or you lose your luggage for example.