All-inclusive Peruvian adventure including an LGBT+, guaranteed full ship charter Amazon River cruise and culminating with a comprehensive Machu Picchu experience.
As the face of travel continues to evolve, so should the nature and value of enriching travel programs being offered. Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world offering a unique combination of nature, wildlife, archaeology and cultural heritage.
Brand g Vacations is pleased to introduce our second of two Amazon and Machu Picchu programs in 2021. The cruise portion is operated aboard the luxurious Delfin III, which offers some of the most spacious accommodations along the Amazon River. This smartly designed, 44-passenger, colonial-style vessel, provides the ultimate in comfort, with five-star amenities.
Our custom designed land program provides authentic, educational, and culturally-enriching encounters daily. Few trips offer as rich an experience of Peru’s diverse natural and cultural treasures.
Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima, known for its vibrant food scene. Fly to Iquitos where you will embark a luxury riverboat that takes you deep into the rain forest within the Amazon Basin. Home to a staggering array of wildlife, the Peruvian Amazon boasts nearly a thousand species of birds alone. Enjoy fine wine and famous Peruvian cuisine while enjoying the company of your fellow LGBT travelers. After disembarkation, we will continue on to the Sacred Valley near the Inca capitol of Cusco. From here, we board the Sacred Valley train for a scenic journey to Machu Picchu, the mystical stone city built by the Incas in the 15th century. Afterwards return to Cusco, where you’ll enjoy two luxurious nights at the centrally- located Palacio del Inka hotel and guided tours of the most significant Inca sites before departing for your flight home.
It’s the perfect combination of inspiring places and rich history in the comfort of an all-gay environment.
Arrive in Lima at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, where you will be greeted by a Brand g Vacations representative and transferred to the centrally located Hilton Miraflores. A welcome reception will be held for Brand g Vacations guests at the hotel.
After breakfast, depart to the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO world heritage site, where you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, and City Hall. Visit the Church and Convent of the San Francisco Monastery, the most significant religious site in Lima, which provides insight into life during Spanish colonial times, and the catacombs, which served as a burial ground until 1808. Continue to the Cathedral which houses the remains of Francisco Pizarro, the founder of Lima. Afterwards, we will head to Pueblo Libre District to visit the Larco Museum, housed in a former mansion, itself built on the site of a pre-Columbian temple, and the museum offers a varied collection of 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and precious metal artifacts. There are also mummies that show off the different way’s ancient cultures, including the Incas, preserved their dead. Lunch is included at Café del Museo. Finally, return to your hotel, in route enjoy a panoramic drive through Miraflores and San Isidro and to see the sites of “Parque de los Enamorados” (Lover’s Park), and enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. (B/L)
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly from Lima to Iquitos. Upon arrival in Iquitos, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Delfin III team. We will start off with a lunchbox as we travel over paved road to the city of Nauta, 95 kilometers away. Nauta is literally the “end of the road” where you will embark on the Delfin III. Along the way, you will see vibrant “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) and various aspects of daily jungle life. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at Delfin’s private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you. Aboard the Delfin III, the qualified staff will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities necessary for the experienced traveler.
Along the Ucayali River you will have the opportunity to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, the landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun’s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset. Later we gather for cocktails and a celebratory welcome dinner as we make our way out of port and into the Amazon River. (B/L/D)
This morning, we cruise through the Pacaya River, which is at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to explore one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region!
Following lunch and a relaxing afternoon on board, we board our skiffs and speed along the main river to reach the narrower channels where we will explore the thick rainforest adjacent to the water. During our explorations we will look for some of the more typical and iconic birds of the New World tropics, such as the lettered Aracari Toucan, the Straightbilled Woodcreeper and the White-eared Jacamar. Later on, travel near Flor de Castaña, for an opportunity to swim among pink dolphins. If you are thinking Piranhas, as many people have in their minds, when they think about the Amazon River! But don’t worry; the aggressiveness of this characteristic fish of the Amazon is really extremely overrated. (B/L/D)
This morning along the Yarapa River, you will get to explore this tributary intimately. Listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. We travel down river to this wide creek that leads to an attractive hidden lagoon. As we absorb the beauty of the landscape, we will have the chance to reflect on the wildlife. Hawks, terns, herons and monkeys which are part of our everyday excursions are readily close by; in this area we will notice many more inhabitants of the Amazon, the rivereños. People being an important part of this complex bionetwork only reinforce the fact that we are part of their lives and how our presence here and now could make a difference to the future of this magical land of the Incas. Look out for specific types of Monkeys like the pygmy marmoset, squirrel monkey, and our first Monk Saki. This medium-sized monkey with the thick fur and bushy tail looks more like he is dressed for the Arctic than the Amazon. After, enjoy a delicious breakfast and some time at leisure.
For our afternoon excursion we take a walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail, which will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firme (nonflooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises! It’s almost unbelievable how with every step you find something along the way. Almost definitely Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porcupines have been spotted. This is one of the very few places in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Amazon Rainforest where you will spot the ever so elusive 2-toed sloth. This evening, back on board, enjoy a festive farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
This morning, we’ll disembark the Delfin III. On our way back to the Iquitos airport, we’ll visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. You will also have the chance to pet and feed these kind manatees. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes, provide you with a box lunch courtesy of the Delfin III and help you check in. Should you wish, you may also purchase a snack at the Iquitos airport, and/or something more substantial upon arrival to the Lima airport.
After a connecting flight through Lima, we will arrive in Cusco, and transfer to the Tambo del Inka Hotel. A light snack will be served on the way to the hotel. Tonight’s dinner is on your own at the hotel. We suggest you eat light on your first night at altitude. (B/Lunch Box/Snack)
Urubamba Valley is located in the Andes close to the Inca capital of Cusco, and below the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu. Enjoy the morning at leisure – sleep in, visit the spa, or get in a work-out. This afternoon takes us on a scenic drive into the mountains to the incredible Saltpans of Maras, which have existed since Pre-Incan times, and the mind boggling archaeological Incan crop research site of Moray. Tonight, we enjoy dinner as a group at the Tambo del Inka hotel. (B/D)
This morning, we explore Ollantaytambo, the predecessor to Machu Picchu, with its huge Incan fortress rising from the edge of town. Once a stronghold of Inca resistance to Spanish colonization, it’s remarkably well-preserved. Following the tour, we enjoy a sumptuous included buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, you have the option to visit the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Workshop and store (directly across from the Tambo del Inka hotel), or return to the hotel to relax. Dinner tonight is on your own. (B/L)
After breakfast, board the Sacred Valley train directly from the Tambo del Inca Hotel for the scenic journey to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll enjoy a lunch on board. Upon arrival we’ll venture direclty to the summit to start our tour of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” A local expert will guide you through the marvelous citadel, the main plaza, the royal quarters, and the Temple of Three Windows before checking into the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. This evening, we enjoy dinner together at the hotel. (B/L/D)
This morning, the choice is yours to make a second visit to Machu Picchu mountain in the early morning, or you could opt to climb Huaynapicchu (limited based on availability-advance sign up required). Otherwise, the morning is yours to explore Machu Picchu Village on your own.
This afternoon, return to Ollantaytambo by train, and transfer to Cusco by motor coach. Upon arrival, check-in to the historic Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco and enjoy dinner on your own and an evening at leisure. (B/L)
This morning is free to relax on your own to enjoy the hotel, or take a stroll in the city. Your breakfast is included at the hotel and lunch is on your own. Following lunch we set off on foot for a guided tour including a visit to the Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. The Convent was built on the Koricancha (site of gold), the most important temple dedicated to the worship of the sun by the ancient Incans. We continue to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas central square, for a visit to the Cathedral, one of the most imposing structures in the city. The Cathedral houses an important collection of gold and silver work from the colonial period as well as a beautiful collection of oil on canvas. This evening, we gather for a pisco tasting and a festive dinner at Republica del Pisco. (B/D)
Following breakfast at the hotel, visit the Sacsayhuaman fortress, one of the emblematic Inca constructions, built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century. It is a huge fortress made of very large stones, and the manner in which they were transported and cut is still a mystery.
Then visit Qenqo, one of the largest huacas (holy places) in the Cusco Region. Many huacas were based on naturally occurring rock formations. It was believed to be a place where sacrifices and mummification took place.
Following our morning tour, we’ll have a special farewell lunch before your transfer to the Cusco airport for your departure flight. For your departure from Cusco schedule flights at 5pm or later (most flights connect via Lima). (B/L)
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Located on the Upper Deck, the 597-square foot Owners Suite features a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling, wraparound glass windows. Added amenities include: mini-bar stocked with water and soft drinks, and scented bath available upon request.
Located on the Main Deck, the 253 square foot Corner Suites offer king-size beds and floor-to-ceiling, panoramic glass windows. Added amenities include: mini-bar stocked with water and soft drinks.
Located on the Upper Deck, the 237 square foot Upper Suites feature two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed, panoramic glass windows, writing desk, seating area, ample closet space and under bed storage, along with a range of luxury amenities.
Located on the Main Deck, the 237 square foot Suites feature two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed, panoramic glass windows, writing desk, seating area, ample closet space and under bed storage, along with a range of luxury amenities.
Located on the Main Deck, the 120 square foot single cabins feature a twin-size bed, panoramic glass window, writing desk, and under bed storage.
Situated in the heart of Lima, Hilton Miraflores is within walking distance of Ricardo Palma Cultural Center, Kennedy Park, and Calle de las Pizzas. Also nearby are Miraflores Central Park and Larcomar. The air-conditioned guestrooms include minibars and safes. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site.
Dates of stay: November 7-9
Additional pre-program nights available:
$250 per room per night based on double occupancy
$238 per room per night based on single occupancy
Brand g Vacations has chartered the 22-cabin Delfin III. While cruising the Amazon, you will explore one of the largest expanses of tropical rainforest in the world. Smartly designed, this vessel provides the ultimate in comfort, with five-star amenities.
The ship features all suite accommodations with floor-to-ceiling windows with individual climate control, in room safes, hair dryers, generous closet and under-bed storage. Other amenities include soft, luxurious spa robes and slippers; natural, therapeutic bath amenities; and fine cotton bed lines with pillow menu.
Your be pampered by 29 crew including expert naturalists to guide you through the experience; spa services and gourmet meals prepared with fresh local ingredients. Your stay on the Delfin III includes all meals; complimentary coffe, tea, water, soft drinks, local beer and pisco-based cocktails as well as free flowing house wine at dinner.
Your expert naturalists will guide you on twice daily excursions by comfortable skiff boat or short hikes on land. Water resistant boots will be provided for they hikes as will refreshments on longer excursions.
Dates of stay: November 9-13
The luxurious Tambo del Inka has one of the top-rated locations in Urubamba. The elegant rooms feature native fabrics and local design, and have private balconies with views of the natural surroundings. All feature an LCD TV, iPod docking station, and exclusive marble bathrooms.
Hawa restaurant serves delicious New Andean cuisine made with organic, homegrown ingredients. Kiri bar and terrace serves light snacks and cocktails, and guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet.
Enjoy the pool or get in a workout in the modern gym, and unwind afterwards with a natural massage. Then relax in the cozy lounge, featuring a classic billiards table and variety of board games.
Dates of stay: November 13-16
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family-owned, luxury hotel. Sumaq’s exclusive service is dedicated entirely to allowing its guests to forget all their worries while concentrating on the beautiful landscapes, with lush vegetation, soaring mountains, descending valleys, ancient trails, and an amazing waterfall. In a privileged location in the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary, and on the banks of the Vilcanota River, Sumaq is a 10-minute walk to the Aguas Calientes Train Station.
Dates of stay November 16-17
Designed to showcase a centuries-old, magical blend of pre-Columbian, Inkan, Spaniard, Colonial, and modern cultures—Palacio del Inka presents a captivating variety of rare opportunities and state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee an enriching and memorable stay in Cusco.
Presently, avenues, centuries-old passageways, cobblestone side streets, and alleys traverse the city, each leading to the Palacio del Inka. Situated in the center of the city, the hotel is encircled by Inka foundations topped with colonial constructions, museums, storied archeological sites, premier restaurants, and vibrant local markets.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas, full service spa and a business center are among the many amenities of the Palacio del Inka.
Dates of stay November 17-19
Additional post-program nights available:
$260 per room per night based on double occupancy
$240 per room per night based on single occupancy
$50 per person
****Limited availability, reserve early for your best chance of getting a spot for this adventure. Names are submitted to the government of Peru at the beginning of December 2020. Entries beyond that point will likely not be approved.
For many trekkers, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. The views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary from the top and well worth the climbing effort.
From a distance Huayna Picchu looks like a technical climbing endeavor, but is in fact just a steep hike with some sections that will require the use of both hands and feet to scramble upwards, but no technical skills or climbing tools. There are sections that include railings and cables for support.
Anyone with a decent level of fitness and moderate constitution for heights can climb Huayna Picchu (if you are afraid of heights or susceptible to vertigo then this climb is probably not for you). There are areas that are exposed to steep drops, so caution should be taken throughout the climb, keeping a good distance between climbers in front and behind you. This is particularly true if the trail is wet.
The total ascent is just over 1,000 feet (360m) with the summit at a steep angle above the city. As Huayna Picchu is so close to the city complex it provides a fantastic birds-eye view, and the climb itself provides brilliant vistas of the city from various angles. This perspective is very difficult to appreciate whilst walking within the Citadel.
From the summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed. The sheer magnitude and complexity of the site provides for a humbling view. There are also terraces and temple remnants that crown the mountain’s summit, and will leave you questioning how the Inca managed to build these structures.
You have an opportunity to participate in this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience on the morning of your second day at Machu Picchu. Only a certain number of permits are issued for this excursion and they fill quickly. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any space until it is officially reserved. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up early.
DAY AND TIME OF EXCURSION: Your day begins with departure from the hotel at 5:30am and the actual climb will begin at 7:00am, on your second day at Machu Picchu. You will be back down from the mountain by approximately 11:30am.
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International arrival and departure flights are not included. Please use these guidelines when booking your flights:
The program internal flights from Lima to Iquitos, and from Iquitos to Cusco (via Lima) are included.
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 45 days prior to departure of these requests.
The electrical current in Peru and on board is 220V. Guests should be sure to bring the appropriate converter for devices that are not dual voltage. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however, please check the manufacturer’s specifications for specific details. There are two types of electrical outlets in Peru. One accepts two-pronged plugs with flat, parallel blades (Type A), while the other takes plugs with two round prongs (Type C), and many Peruvian electrical outlets are designed to accept both types. We recommend bringing a plug adaptor to accommodate the different plug types. The ship has multi-configuration outlets, which accommodate most Western plugs. Because the voltage may fluctuate at times, we also recommend unplugging your device when not in use or when leaving them unattended.
Citizens of the US and Canada are required to have a valid passport, which expires at least 6 months after their last day in Peru. Visas are not required for citizens of these countries. Citizens of all other countries should check with the Peruvian consulate in their home country to verify entry requirements.
Your itinerary takes you into some areas where locals are simply living their daily lives. Should you wish to take a photo of locals, please request their permission first (simply pointing to your camera and allowing them to nod is sufficient). When traveling through the Amazon to view the wildlife, it is imperative to remain as quiet as possible to prevent startling the animals. If you plan to bring a cell phone or tablet on excursions, please ensure it is set to “silent.” Guides will alert you when photos and/or flash photos are not allowed.
The official languages of the Peru are Spanish and, wherever they are predominant, Quechua, Aymara, and other native tongues in accordance with the law. However, in most tourist areas you will find English widely spoken.
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. Gratuities for the included portions of this program have been pre-paid. At your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips.
While you can expect to encounter insects during the program, most are relatively harmless. Mosquitoes are not frequently seen while sailing along the Amazon, but if you plan to be outside during the morning or evening hours, especially when going ashore, it is recommended to apply insect repellent, particularly to ankles and other exposed skin. In your stateroom amenities, you will find an all-natural, non-toxic, locally produced insect repellent that will not damage the local environment. Guests may wish to bring an insect repellent with DEET for use on cruise excursions. Switching off lights when leaving your suite/stateroom on board the ship will help reduce the number of insects attracted to your room.
Aboard the Delfin III, attire is casual and comfortable during the day, with expeditionary-style clothing, and comfortable, but sturdy, footwear for excursions. It is best to pack lightweight long-sleeve shirts and lightweight long trousers to protect from sun and insect exposure. Evening wear consists of open-neck shirts, trousers, skirt, or similar attire. Footwear is always required in all public areas, and when navigating stairs on board.
During the land portions of the trip, we recommend casual comfortable clothing such as a mix of shorts, lightweight pants and shirts for Lima and a mix of warmer clothing that may be layered for the Sacred Valley and Cusco. You may wish to pack a medium weight jacket as well as lightweight gloves and hat for the Sacred Valley. It is also recommended to pack rain gear as it often rains at Machu Picchu. Study shoes with good ankle support are recommended for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.
All shore excursions during your 13-day travel program are led by expert English speaking local guides. Excursions are designed for active travelers. If you need accommodations based on your abilities, contact Brand g before booking this travel program. In the Amazon, most excursions start and end on a skiff (10-12 guests river boats). Boarding and disembarking these skiffs with no ramps is a part of the daily experience. Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the Machu Picchu region are in altitude from 8,000 feet to over 11,000 feet above sea level. This adds another layer of difficulty to all excursions from Cusco to Cusco. You may want to consult your medical provider for suggestions regarding the high altitude travel.
The currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol. Some vendors accept US dollars but may return change in Sols. It will be useful to have small amounts of local currency while touring.
The official currency onboard the Delfin III is the US Dollar. All charges for services and products on board will be placed on the guest’s shipboard account to be settled at the end of the voyage. MasterCard, Visa and US dollars are also accepted for the settlement of guest accounts.
The comfort and safety of our guests is our first priority. Smoking is not permitted in the suites or enclosed, public areas on board the Delfin III. There is a designated smoking area on the Sun Deck. Land properties will have designated smoking areas.
There are no required vaccinations for citizens of most countries entering Peru. However, we suggest each guest make an appointment with a Travel Medicine Specialist to discuss your individual needs and health concerns. For more information, US citizens should consult the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website for health and vaccination recommendations: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/peru
Citizens of other countries may consult their own governments disease control agency for requirements or recommendations.
Please do not drink the tap water while on board or on shore or use it for brushing your teeth. Every hotel has bottled water available. Pay close attention to pricing as some water is complimentary and some is at an extra charge. On every excursion complimentary bottled water will be available. The ship’s water supply comes from the river after passing through a sterilization process. This water is suitable for showers and baths but should not be consumed. In each stateroom and suite, your water carafe will be replenished twice daily, and on request, with fresh, mineral water. Each guest will also receive a reusable water bottle, which can be refilled at any time and carried on excursions.
The included meals throughout the program are at restaurants which have a proven reputation of hygiene and food safety. Eat only vegetables that have been cooked. Avoid salads and all fruit that cannot be peeled.
In general, Peru is safe for tourists, however as in all tourist areas you should be aware of pickpockets and petty theft. Always lock your valuables in your room safe, and carry the minimum amount of cash and credit cards you need for the day.
This package includes an arrival transfer from the Lima Airport (LIM) to the Hilton Miraflores, Lima and a departure transfer from the Palacia del Inka, Cusco to the Cusco Airport (CUS). If you extend your stay at these properties, the transfers will still be included. Contact our team or your travel agent to ensure arrangements outside of these arrival and departure transfers will be included. Booked guests should provide their arrival and departure details 45 days prior to the trip to ensure transfer availability.
On the Amazon and Machu Picchu program you will travel through 3 unique regions within Peru. Starting at Lima, Peru, the weather will be warm with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Lima is a coastal town with varied rain. On the Amazon river, the days can be warm with highs in the 90s and warmer nights in the 70s. Finally in Cusco and the Machu Picchu areas, the weather is a cooler at a higher altitude. Highs here will be in the 60s and lows in the 40s. All weather is unpredictable, so we recommend guests be prepared for anything.
Laundry service is available on board the ship. Costs will be listed in each suite’s directory, and charged to the guest’s account. Self-service laundry facilities are not available on the ship. Laundry service is also available at all land properties at an additional cost.
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Health and Medical Requirements
All guests are required to report in writing to Brand g Vacations at the time their reservation is made:
By booking passage on this program, the guest represents and warrants that he/she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the program, ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers.
Brand g and Delfin Cruises reserves the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Delfin or the ship’s Captain, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Delfin is reasonably able to provide.
Delfin strongly recommends that guests are able to navigate the stairs on-board without assistance. Should guests require assistance, they must travel with someone who is able to assist them both ashore and at Onboard. Delfin is unable to offer special assistance. Please note that wheel-on and/or wheel-off access is not available at ports-of-call.
You may bring a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage must be handled in accordance with regulations of our air and ground operators. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations.
All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labeled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at your own risk. Delfin Cruises and Brand g are not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel or land extension programs.
Baggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon guest disembarkation. Under no circumstances will baggage be stored onboard without the owner of such baggage being on the vessel. Delfin Cruises is not responsible for baggage stored in shore side facilities.
Under no circumstances may dangerous items (including but not limited to: explosives, firearms, combustible or illegal substances) be taken aboard the ship, land or air transportation. We recommend that you hand-carry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Brand g Vacations shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items.
Brand g Vacations may levy a charge for the return of personal items left on board or lost and subsequently found.
All travel documents (air and cruise tickets, passport and medical insurance information) are the guest’s responsibility. It is also the guest’s responsibility to obtain any necessary visas and public health documents for all applicable ports and to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, a guest may be denied participation and Brand g Vacations will not make a refund or be otherwise liable to any guest for such denial.
In the event that Delfin Cruises or Brand g as a courtesy provides information or advice as to necessary travel documents, visas and medical inoculations, guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities and we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information. Peru requires passports to be valid six months beyond intended stay. Please check with the appropriate consulate for specific requirements. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and each guest will be required to comply with them. As a courtesy, we will endeavor to provide each guest with notice of measures that may affect them, but complying with any such requirements is the sole responsibility of each guest. Please consult your travel professional for advice on such requirements to avoid loss privileges.
Taxes, Government Fees/Quasigovernment Fees and Fuel Supplements
Brand g reserves the right to pass through to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and government fees/quasi-government fees that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and Government fees/quasi-government fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees.
Delfin Cruises reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement in the event that the price of increases up to and including the day of embarkation. Delfin may collect any taxes, government fees/ quasigovernment fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.
All fares, and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions.
This web page may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Brand g Vacations reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time without prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, amenity, etc. in the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability.
Video / Photographic Release
You agree to participate in promotional, publicity, or merchandising pictures during this event. You hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, broadcast and /or distribution of said video, sound recording and pictures without limitations. You further agree and release Brand g, its parent, subsidiary companies, their representatives and agents from any liability, loss, expense or claims arising from distribution, broadcast, sale or use of your likeness or voice. You certify that you are 21 years of age or over. You may opt out of any promotional videos and pictures; however Brand g does not guarantee that you will not be included.
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