Your Peru journey is almost here! Please find below the following resources for your reference:
- Program Guide
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update
- Vaccination and Health
- Luggage Restrictions
- City Insights
- Facebook Group
This handy guidebook contains a wealth of information to help you prepare for the program including what to pack, weather, currency matters, program itinerary, etc. 2020 Amazon & Machu Picchu Expedition Program Guide
As always, your safety is our highest priority and as a result, we are closely monitoring the dynamic and evolving Coronavirus/Covid -19 situation. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are continuously publishing data and specific travel advisories. Additionally, we are working with the local providers, hotels, and the Delfin III to ensure that they are implementing the strictest sanitation protocols and keeping us updated on the local health guidelines. .
Rest assured that if there are any updates to this program due to the virus, we will contact you immediately and post any important here. Please contact us directly, if you have any questions or concerns.
Brand g Vacations recommends trip insurance for all of our travel programs. While trip insurance will not allow you to cancel for fear of the virus, most trip insurance policies will cover for instances of trip delay, disruption, and medical expenses incurred on your scheduled trip. Please contact us or your travel agent for details on insurance policies and protecting your trip.
Vaccinations and Health
Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. It is recommended that you discuss vaccinations available for entering the Amazon and Machu Picchu and any other health concerns you may have with your personal physician or a travel medicine specialist. If you are sensitive to heights, you may also wish to consider altitude medication for the Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu portion of the trip.
The consulates of the countries to be visited will also provide information on vaccination requirements and/or suggestions. You may also consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for their current recommendations. Their website is www.cdc.gov in the US. Citizens of other countries should consult their own center for disease control.
Please consult your arrival and departure airline for details on their luggage restrictions. Here are the luggage details you will need to know while you on this trip.
Included Domestic Flights: Each passenger is allowed 50 pounds of checked luggage. The maximum cubic dimension of any checked bag is 62 linear inches (width + height +length). Each passenger is also allowed 1 small carry-on bag and 1 personal item. The carry-on bag has a maximum weight of 17 pounds (the maximum dimensions are 21 in x 13 in x 9 in – height, width and depth, including the pockets, wheels and handle), and the small personal item is defined as a purse, laptop or other small bag than can fit under the seat.
On Board the Delfin III: While there are no restrictions on the number of bags each guest may bring on board the ship, storage space is limited, and it is suggested that each guest bring only one checked bag.
Train to and from Machu Picchu: During the train journey to Machu Picchu each passenger can check one small overnight bag with a maximum weight of 11 pounds. The maximum size should be no larger than a roll aboard allowed by airlines as carry-on luggage. You will also be allowed to keep a small personal bag (backpack or purse) with you on the train. Your remaining luggage will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco and returned to you after your visit to Machu Picchu.
With your free time we encourage you to explore Lima, one of South America’s most beautiful cities. We have compiled a useful list of attractions and recommendations for your consideration. 2020 Lima Insights
Exploring Cusco will be a highlight of your trip, whether you have a few hours or a few days. We have highlighted some things to do in this magnificent city. 2020 Cusco Insights
Brand g has created a Facebook group page and we encourage our guests to connect with their fellow travelers before and after the program. Amazon and Machu Picchu – Brand g Vacations