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Photo Tour Peru, Machu Picchu the Sun Festival

PERU, JUN. 22 - JUN. 29, 2018  4890 US$DEPARTURE DATES

A unique photo tour to Peru and Machu Picchu for the Sun Festival, Inti Raymi. After the Inti Raymi festival we head towards the mythical Machu Picchu, and then to Lake Titicaca (Optional Extension) where we will have the unique opportunity to live with an Aymara tribe and to visit the famous Uros islands. The tour will be led by Jean-Jérôme Destouches professional photographer and expert in South American destinations.

It’s a unique and very special photographic adventure to Peruvian sacred culture, its incredible cuisine, and impressive landscapes.

We will take in the most breathtaking Peruvian celebration in Cusco, the Inti Raymi, photographing typical masked dancers of Saqras (devil mask) and the funny Majeños (formers alcohol smugglers with their long red noses). Then we will go to southern Peru’s Colca Canyon to photograph soaring 12 foot condors - “God Messengers”, before our visit to the beautiful city of Arequipa, and the colorful markets in mystical Pisac and Ollantaitambo .

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • - Inti Raymi, the Sun Festival, in the beautiful city of Cusco.
  • - Historical reconstruction of the Sun Celebration in SaqsawHuaman with the great Inca in his golden throne.
  • - Cusco architecture: beautiful post-colonial and Inca architecture. The main city was declared in 1983 World Heritage site by UNESCO.
  • - Machu Picchu: you will feel the power of the most famous religious sanctuary in the world, declared World Heritage Sanctuary in 1983. We will look for mystical photographic opportunities and talk about how to best convey the spiritual feeling of Machu Picchu through photography.
  • - Travel with Harry Fisch, an award winning travel photographer and Jean-Jérôme Destouches an award winning photographer and specialist in South American destinations.
  • - We will have reviews sessions, and analyze the photos we have taken together. We will give you important tips to improve your photography skills.
  • - We will visit the most magnificent Inca ruins in Qenqo, Pucca Pucara, Tambo Machay, and to Koricancha.
  • - We will go inside the Sacred Valley to take in and capture the beautiful and sharp landscapes.
  • - Scenes of eternal snowy mountains, lamas grazing the grass, former Inca terraces still in use for crop, quinoa, avocado etc.
  • - We will photograph the locals in the most impressive market of the Sacred Valley, Pisac Market. An opportunity to create amazing photographs of Peruvian daily life, that includes time getting to know silver traders, cocoa leaf sellers, street food vendors, etc.
  • - The San Juan and San Pablo Celebrations will be our next opportunity to take amazing photos of Peruvian celebrations in the city of Chucuito close to impressive and sacred Lake Titicaca.
  • - (Optional Extension) On our visit to Uros Island, in the middle of Lake Titicaca, we will make a short photo-documentary of the Uros tribe. A unique tribe who have been living for centuries in islands built by themselves with Totora plants (a plant that grows in Lake Titicaca). We will be with the Uros while they fish in the lake, collect Totora plants and cook in their peculiar kitchens.
  • - (Optional Extension) We will photograph an Aymara community of beautiful Taquile Island. We will have the great opportunity to photograph a weaver family and the farmers working in their quinoa fields. Both women and men of Taquile Island knit to make traditional clothes and crafts.
  • - (Optional Extension) Intimate photo ops of the aymara community in Luquina on the shores of Lake Titicaca, over the course of two days.
  • -(Optional Extension)  Accommodation in cozy aymara houses family overlooking Lake Titicaca. The best view ever!
  • - (Optional Extension) Unique aymara celebration for our final photo trip. Dance and delicious food. The best way to connect with reality.

 

There is no wonder why Machu Picchu remains the most amazing religious sanctuary on earth. We will have the unique opportunity to share two days living with the aymara people in their cozy houses hung on a hill in the bank of the Titicaca lake.

On our last day we will attend an Aymara celebration where village people will dance in front of us around a wood fire. This experience is an amazing opportunity to take beautiful intimate photos, and you will have time to get to know people in order to better photograph their daily lives.

So come on this beautiful photographic tour aimed at connecting with local people and photographing them during the celebrations and their daily life.

I really liked the level of organization with our trip. Our leader, Harry, was very knowledgeable about the places in India that we went. I think having so much context for our destination improved the quality of our photos by a lot, and Harry understood that very well. He was helpful and very personable, but dedicated to getting a good artistic result, not just fulfilling the itinerary. He went above and beyond and put it a lot of extra time and effort with anyone who asked. Plus, the accommodation was great. It wasn’t any 5 star luxury hotel, but it was always cozy, and best, close to the places we went to photograph, so we didn’t waste time in commute when we could have been working.

A.L. Thompson



ITINERARY

 

Day 1.- Arrival to Lima
After pick up and transfer from the airport we will head to the hotel. Free time.

 

 

Day 2: Lima/Cusco. Inti Raymi

- Early morning transfer to the airport. Flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer from airport to the Hotel.

- In the afternoon we will make photographs in the beautiful San Blas’ neighborhood and then we will go to the Plaza de Armas (weapons squares) to make photos of the beautiful and very colorful dancers parade before the Inti Raymi (The Sun Celebration).

- Peru is a photographer’s paradise. As soon as you get there you will see thousands of opportunity to make amazing photos! Street sellers, flea markets, children with baby lamas running in the streets. Being in Cusco is a privilege where you can still feel the Inca spirit. The city was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th into the 16th century until the Spanish conquest. The stones of the wall of Cusco still have the impressive Inca style mansory with the famous twelve angle stones.

- The light in Cusco is just perfect. When Inti (the Sun God) is high in the sky, due to Cusco architecture, it draws sharpen shadows in the streets. It is always interesting for a photographer to play with shadows and subdued light.

- At night in the Weapons Squares the streets are lit by old fashioned lamp posts and by the lights of the churches. With a good tripod it is the perfect spot to make photos of the golden statue of Tupac Amaru II reflecting the light. The “Inka” as we call this statue honors the great fighter Tupac Amaru II which lead a rebellion against Spanish conquerors. His finger points towards the hill on which the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman is located.

- The Weapons squares is the place where festivities for the Inti Raymi begins. We will start our photographic exploration making photos of the dancers.

- Overnight in hotel in Cusco.

 


Day 3: Cusco to SaqsawHuaman

- The Sun Celebration: During all day we will make photographs of the Inti Raymi the most important Cusco celebration. You can’t imagine the power of that celebration which will fulfill all your photographing expectations. Dancers with their traditional and colorful dresses wearing folks masks around the Weapons Squares will be a must.

- We will start in the Weapons Squares where the Inca carried up in his throne will start his procession to SaqsawHuaman, an old Inca fortress. During the Inca Empire the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco.

We will make beautiful photos of the historical reconstruction of the Sun Celebration in SaqsawHuaman.

- Overnight in hotel in Cusco.

 


Day 4: City Tour + 4 Ruinas

Early in the morning we will both visit and make photos of Saqsawhuaman the inca fortress, Qenqo the labyrinth with its water canals, Pucca Pucara the Inca military ruin, Tambo Machay the water spiritual center and to Koricancha a beautiful Inca temple in honor of the Sun God.
In our way to get to these very special places you will be delighted by Inca history, landscapes and people we will meet. Peru is a country full of life and movement. It will be an endless photographic trip.

- Overnight in hotel in Cusco.

 

 

Day 5: Sacred Valley Sagrado and Pisaq.

- After breakfast we will travel through the famous sacred valley enjoying the amazing landscapes. We will make a stop in our bus trip to make photos from the best point of view on our road. From there you will enjoy the sacred valley and the beautiful Andes mountain chain.

- In Pisaq Market we will have the best opportunity to photograph coca leaves sellers, craft sellers, and food stands. Being in a market is a great photographic adventure. In front of your eyes you will have a fantastic display of the Peruvian way of life. Enjoying the place and light we will look for the most representative photo of Pisaq market. A photographic game to enjoy together.

- Then, we will have lunch in a nice restaurant where you will taste the best Peruvian gastronomy and where you should try the famous Chicha morada (a fermented beverage derived from maize).

- Overnight in hotel in Cusco.

 


Day 6: Maras and Morays/ Ollantaytambo/Machupicchu

- After breakfast we visit the very impressive Moray’ terraces and the Salinas of Mara. Right there, it is the perfect spot to make outstanding photos of sharpen landscapes. Then, we will visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.

- In the afternoon we travel to Macchu Pichu by train from Ollantaytambo to get to Aguas Calientes, the city of Machu Picchu.

- In our way to Machu Picchu we will travel in a very nice train where we will pass through the most magnificent wild landscape ever seen: golden river, narrow yellow valley, mountains etc. You might see the famous Andean Cock of the rock, a bird flying in the jungle easily recognizable with its orange head. We also see some Inca ruins in our way. If you are not resting it is highly recommendable to make photograph from the train.

- As we ascend the nature and climate will change. Machu Picchu has a very tropical weather it is warm and humid during day and cold at night.

- Overnight in hotel in Aguas Calientes.

 


Day 7: Machu Picchu & Cusco

- Early in the morning we go to Machu Picchu the most mystical sanctuary on earth. Many archaeologists think that Machu Picchu was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472) but others think that it was mostly a city of women wizards. Some people say that Machu Picchu has woman energy. One thing is sure you will be delighted and impacted when you first look at it. We will have plethora of opportunities to make mystical and beautiful photos of Machu Picchu and our tour guide will reveal us the Machu Picchu’s secret. So far, some are still unrevealed. You obviously will have free time to explore and to make photos.

- Then, we will go back by train to Ollantaytambo and then by bus at Cusco.

- Overnight in the hotel Cusco.

 


Day 8: Cusco.- Departure

Transfer to the Airport



EXTENSIONS

Day 8: From Cusco to Puno


- Early in the morning we go by private bus to Cusco airport to get our flight to Puno. We will be arriving early in the morning in our hotel in Puno.


- Only 19 km away from Puno we will go to Chucuito to make amazing photos of The San Juan and San Pablo celebrations. There, people are from aymara community. Although their origin is a matter of scientific dispute it is thought that they come from Tiwanaku area in Bolivia and were the ancestry of Incas. Others speak about Japanese origins given that both culture have many words in common. In Chucuito we will see an outstanding celebration day which will start in a beautiful church. We will visit a small but very interesting stone phallus ceremony center where women used to go when they came across pregnancy troubles.


- Overnight in Hotel in Puno

 

Day 9: Taquile Island and Uros island in Titicaca lake/Luquina


- Very early in the morning we will go by boat to the Uros island in the Titicaca lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. The Titicaca lake is just so impressive. Its name means: The stone Cougar. A sacred animal in Peru culture. If you turn over the map of Titicaca lake you might see the outline of a cougar jumping.


- We will spend few hours photographing the Uros in one of their 42 islands in the middle of the Titicaca lake where they settled down for defensive purposes. It’s thanks to Totora plants that they built their own islands. We will make photographs of them in their unique daily life: fishing in Totora raft, cooking in their special Totora kitchen etc.


- Then, we will go to Taquile. Taquile is an aymara island where 2500 people live on it perpetuating aymara customs such as knitting etc. We will go out of the beaten track visiting a weaver family in the most peaceful part of the island.


- At midday we will lunch in a cozy restaurant in Taquile Island.


- Transfer by boat to an Aymara community in Luquina Titicaca lake


- We arrive to Luquina community am over the peninsula of Chucuito. We will be welcomed by Luquina community. They will accompany us playing andean instruments until their cozy houses where will be staying.


- We will stay at Amara’s private houses sharing bedrooms. The houses are lovely and suitable for tourist people. The all community received a training program to be able to receive tourist people in their houses and community. All the infrastructures, such as the water we will drink during meals, are 100% sure for us. The houses overlook the Titicaca lake and having lunch outside is the best experience you’ll ever had.

 

- Each room has its private bathroom with hot shower. The showers run with sun panel or with electricity device. Even if it works well, it won’t be as hot as you are certainly used to. But it is part of the adventure and living with aymara people is just a must!

 

- We will split into different groups depending on our size group to sleep in several houses. Some of the houses have 4 beds in one bedroom and others just 2 beds in one bedroom.

- At midday each group will have a lunch in his homestay family.


- This day will be a unique opportunity to live and to make photos of aymaras community out of the beaten track. We will have plenty of opportunity to make intimate photos of aymaras working in the fields, in their houses, fishing and recollecting the famous Totora plant in the sacred Titicaca lake. A unique experience just for us!


- At night we will live a great aymara celebration with traditional dances and tasting their tasty food! Beware aymara people love to party 


- Overnight in house family.


Day 10: Luquina Titicaca lake to Puno


- After breakfast we continue exploring the peninsula looking for the best photos of that special tribe.
For those who love the idea you could borrow a Kayak to get along the coast of Luquina. The best way to explore the sacred Titicaca lake.


- At lunch time we will taste the famous and traditional Pachamanca. Pachamanca is an aymara meal using underground and homemade ovens to cook potatoes, vegetables and fishes. A must!


- After lunch the family will accompany us to our boat to make their farewell. When we get back to Puno you will have free afternoon for a last shopping or for resting.


- At night we will have our farewell dinner where we will speak about what we shared together.


- Overnight in Hotel in Puno

 

Day 11: Puno. Sillustani the Pre-Inca Necropolis


- After breakfast we will go to see the fascinating Sillustani, the pre Inca necropolis with its funeral tower overlooking the Umayo lagoon. Many shepherds walk between the funeral towers to get to the lagoon with their lama flock. It will be the perfect place to make photos of this beautiful ritual.


- Then, we will catch our flight to Lima and everyone will take its own flight connection. End of services.

 



Prices per person
9-10 Participants 4890 US$


Supplements
Single Room Supplement Main Trip (if available) 860 US$
Single Room Supplement Optional Extension (if available) 450 US$


Extensions
Uros, Lake Titicaca and Aymara Comunity 1860 US$


TERMS

 

INCLUDED

 

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and for 9-10  travelers (see the surcharge for less if aplicable). A limited quantity of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge.

 

The maximum number of participants are listed under "Maximum Group" in the Price section of each individual workshop. However, we reserve the right to add by up to one the maximum number of participants per workshop at any time.

 

INCLUDED

 

-Jean Jérôme Destouches Photographer and Tuition

-Internal Flights

-All meals while in Peru, breakfasts, lunches and dinners except two meals on you own.

-Private, set Photo Sessions

-First-class accommodations in hotel in Cuzco

-Local Hotels elsewhere, Native accomodation with the tribes

-All local ground transportation

-Admission to all visits and public buildings listed in itinerary

-Coordination of all listed activities

 

NOT  INCLUDED

 

-International Flights

-Soft drinks and/or alcoholic beverages with the meals

-Airline baggage fees

-Tips for local guides and drivers

-Itens or services other than listed on itinerary

-Individual house/hotel expenses (minibar, room service, laundry fees, etc.)

-Medical Insurance

 

 

DEPOSIT

 

A deposit of $700 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour.

 

Deposits are generally non-refundable, except in rare cases when we cannot confirm all components of a booking at the purchase price.

 

FINAL PAYMENT:  

 

Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.

 

IMPORTANT:

 

The information provided herein is a brief summary, but not a comprehensive description of payment policy  by the Licensed Travel Agency who organises this trip

It is very important that all travelers understand the cancellation policy. If it is not clear, please contact us for clarification and a complete description.



BOOKING

ALL PHOTO TOURS EXCEPTED CUBA. For the booking and cancelation terms that apply to the Cuba trip please refer to the specific Cuba booking and cancelation policy.

 

1) Bookings should be made by email to the following address:

photography@trekkingyaventura.com

The personal information to be supplied is detailed below:

- Full name of the person who is traveling (according to the passport) and ID number.
- Postal address, telephone number, mobile phone and email address.
- Passport details (passport number, date and place of birth, date and place of issue and date of expiry). We advise sending us a scanned image, as it is required at most destinations.


2) A deposit 1.000 US$ per person shall be made. Bookings shall not be considered as firm until evidence of this payment has been provided.
Wire transfers, Visa and / or Master Card, direct deposits, checks and cash are accepted.
The name/s of the person/s who is/are travelling is/are required to appear in all transactions/communications.

Full insurance of initial deposit

 

All passengers booking with Trekking & Adventure Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of the travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Trekking & Adventure Ltd.

Terms

 

Voluntary Participation

By registering for a Nomad Photo Expedition trip , you acknowledge that you have voluntarily applied to participate on this trip and that you have read the description of the trip as it appears in the current catalog or website.



Subject to change

In the event that for any reason whatsoever, such as but not limited to a medical emergency, the originally assigned photographer is unable to accompany the trip, he will be replaced by another photographer with experience in the same destination. Such a change will not be deemed sufficient grounds for a refund other than stated in the cancellation policy.

 

Prices and itineraries may vary without prior notice until the moment of booking. Itineraries may be altered during the trip depending on photographic interest upon decision of the accompanying photographer.

 

Health and fitness:

 

You are expected to be in reasonable shape and fitness and being able to walk for several hours at a normal pace as well as to take care of your own equipment. You could have to transport your own luggage and bags in airports and hotels. By registering in our workshops you attest that you have no physical limitation or incapacity that could create risk to or impact in the rhythm of the rest of the group.

We reserve the right to refuse the participation of any participant not considered suitable due to his fitness level.



The Agent

The pace of each journey, the dedication to one or another theme and/or region, are designed and determined by Harry Fisch based on his experience in the region, research and/or accounts of other travelers, as well as relationships established over the years at various destinations. Harry Fisch or Nomad Photo Expeditions does not own or operate any entity, which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airline, vessel, minibus, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Harry Fisch or Nomad Photo Expeditions is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any third party.

 

Travel arrangements, logistics, bookings, support, insurance, and everything related to the activity of a Travel Agent are organized by Viajes Trekking y Aventura c.i.c ma 1038, in accordance with the laws in force.

 

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

 

Itinerary Modification & liabilities

 

We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an expedition is canceled by us prior to departure, Trekking & Adventure will provide the participant with a full refund of monies paid to them; except in the event cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the expedition as planned, in which case T&A will provide the participant with a refund and/or credit toward a future Nomad Photo Expedition trip equivalent to monies paid to them.

 

The applicant acknowledges that travel on a Trekking y Aventura trip requires a degree of flexibility, and understands that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Trekking y Aventura deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or rerouting any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to the applicant if the reason for any major alteration is outside Trekking y Aventura control.

 

If we cancel the trip in progress, the participant will receive a prorated refund and/or a credit based on the number of days not completed on the expedition. We will not be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by participant in his/her preparation for the trip (e.g., nonrefundable airline tickets visa fees, if applicable clothing, equipment and medical expenses, etc.).

 

The itineraries and staff presented in this catalog are subject to modification and change by Nomad Photo Expedition. We reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in our judgment, conditions warrant, or if we deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.

 

The maximum number of participants are listed under the workshop/trip details section of each individual workshop. However, we reserve the right to add by up to one, the maximum number of participants per workshop, at any time as well as to include, within the maximum participant´s limits, up to three non-photographer travelers on each trip. These extra people, usually those accompanying their photographer spouse, friend or partner, will not be entitled to any private photography tutoring time.

 

The participant further acknowledges that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant and that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible during some or all of the time during which he/she is participating on the trip. Trekking & Adventure reserves the right to request a medical certificate from a participant at any time before departure or during the photo tour. T&A will ultimately determine an individual’s ability to embark upon the photo tour. Once a booking has been accepted, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to the cancellation policy.

 

While travelling with Trekking y Aventura the applicant agrees to accept the authority of the leader or local operator at all times. The applicant is aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. The applicant understands that Trekking y Aventura reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time.

Itineraries have been carefully constructed to assure participants the best each destination has to offer; however, should events arise that are beyond our control, activities and hotel arrangements are subject to change without notice. The itineraries summarize typical areas you will explore. Since there is no possible way to visit all of them, your guides will plan each day considering the interests of the group and the weather at hand. Be assured that we will make substitutions that are as similar in quality and interest as possible.

 

The participant acknowledges that he/she is aware that such a the trip he/she is undertaking in remote areas of the world implies a risk of illness, injury or death which may be caused by forces of nature, illness, or by willful or criminal conduct of third parties or by terrorism. You acknowledge that travel to foreign countries entails unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to yourself, to property, or to third parties. You understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. The risks include, among other things: the hazards of walking on uneven terrain (cobblestones) and slips and falls, street muggings, hijacking, your own physical condition.

Booking (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms).

1) Bookings should be made by email to the following address:

 

photography@trekkingyaventura.com

 

The personal information to be supplied is detailed below:

 

- Full name of the person who is traveling (according to the passport) and ID number.

- Postal address, telephone number, mobile phone and email address.

- Passport details (passport number, date and place of birth, date and place of issue and date of expiry). We advise sending us a scanned image, as it is required at most destinations.

2) A deposit 1.000 US$ per person shall be made. Bookings shall not be considered as firm until evidence of this payment has been provided.

 

Wire transfers, Visa and / or Master Card, direct deposits, checks and cash are accepted.

The name/s of the person/s who is/are travelling is/are required to appear in all transactions/communications.

 

 

Full insurance of initial deposit (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms.)

 

In accordance with the EEC directive. 90/314 all passengers booking with Trekking & Adventure Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of the travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Trekking y Aventura Ltd. A certificate detailing this cover will be given to each and every passenger as evidence of cover. Please ensure that you have been given the appropriate certificate(s) at the time of booking.

 

 

Cancelation policy.- (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms.)

 

 

Unless otherwise stated the following cancellation policy applies:

 

A 1.000 USD deposit is required to book your spot.

 

Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure unless indicated otherwise in the description of the tour or workshop.

 

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

 

Trekking & Adventure Ltd. reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to departure. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

 

- If you cancel 121 days or more prior to departure we’ll give you back your deposit less 300 $.

 

- Between 91 and 121 days before the departure date, T&A will retain your full deposit and/or partial payment as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

 

- Less than 91 days before the departure date, 50% of the price of the tour as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

 

- Less than 60 days before the departure date, 100 % of the price of the tour .

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

 

The land cost does not include:

 

Domestic or International air fare unless specifically stated on the itinerary ; other airfare if noted in exceptions; air fare tax; airport departure tax; airport transfers; additional transfers or accommodations that may be required by those not travelling with the group; excess baggage charges; meals not included in itinerary; activities taken on your own; passport/visa expenses; personal medical or travel insurance; any expenses of a personal nature, such as room service, laundry, beverages not included with meals, medical expenses, photographic equipment, any activities not specified in tour itinerary or listed as optional, or any items not listed in what is included; fuel surcharges; exchange rate surcharges; upon the completion of your trip, modest gratuities to the local guides and the drivers are customary; tips for meals not included in itinerary.

 

Passport and Visa

 

The applicant must carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when travelling . Applicants must ensure their passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are in possession of the correct visas for the trip they are undertaking. We cannot accept responsibility if the applicant is refused entry to a country due to incorrect visa documentation.

 

The client acknowledges that it is solely his/her responsibility to ensure that he/she is in possession of the necessary travel documents that may be required in respect of the proposed tour and itinerary as well as all health and other certificates that may be required from time to time. The client acknowledges that Trekking y Aventura is not assuming any obligation or liability .

 

Accommodation

 

The accommodation can not always be a high standard when travelling in developing countries so sometimes things will not always run as smoothly as they would in a western country. The further you venture from the beaten track the more basic the standard of accommodation and levels of service. This is all part of your adventure travel experience.

 

Single Travelers

 

Accommodations (hotels, tents, and cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. If the participant prefers single accommodations, he/she must pay a single supplement fee, which is listed in the Trip Itinerary. If the participant is traveling alone and wishes to share accommodations, we will assign him/her a roommate of the same gender. If there is no one with whom the participant can share, he/she is required to pay the single supplement fee

 

Fitness and Health

 

The majority of trips are not strenuous (see exceptions for particular destinations) and anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to take part in most of the activities. You may experience general fatigue due to the long flights and the change in time zones. You will need to be sufficiently agile to climb in and out of the tour van and be able to carry and manage your own equipment. We will frequently hike trails ranging from easy to moderate. Some hotels do not have elevators or air conditioners.

If you have any special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating, please contact Trekking y Aventura .

 

You should also be aware that medical services or facilities might not be readily available during all or part of your trip. This could include emergency medical care, presence of physicians, or adequate medication.

 

Insurance

Each participant must be covered by medical insurance that is valid overseas. The applicant’s travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability.


We strongly recommend insurance coverage for cancellation be taken at the same time as payment is made, as no exception to the cancellation provisions that can be made. We also recommend provisions for curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. We recommend the purchase of the optional supplemental travel insurance package to protect oneself in case of an unexpected medical emergency.

 

We strongly urge you to evaluate your risk and to take out insurance on your trip. It is vital for you to realize that if you experience a delay or find it necessary to cancel or cut short your trip for any reason, you will lose part or the entire sum you’ve invested in it.

Travel insurance helps to minimize the risk of monetary losses you would incur in the event of a delay of your departure due to weather, airline strike, missed connection, etc., your inability to travel for reasons such as illness, injury, unforeseen financial complications and other personal circumstances, or if you were required to cut your trip short for medical or any other reasons.

 

Photo Release

 

Trekking y Aventura reserves the right and permission to use photographs of individuals on tour for use in promotional and publicity purposes. We also reserve the right to use clients photographs for promotional and publicity purposes, when submitted to Trekking y Aventura

 

Cancelation policy

 

Unless otherwise stated (scroll down for Cuba specific cancellation policy) the following cancellation policy applies:

 

A 1.000 USD deposit is required to book your spot.

 

Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure unless indicated otherwise in the description of the tour or workshop.

 

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

 

We strongly recommend buying a "Cancel for any reason" Trip Cancellation Insurance that can protect you against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance , and trip cancellation should you unexpectedly need to cancel.

 

Trekking & Adventure Ltd. reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to departure. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

 

- If you cancel 121 days or more prior to departure Trekking&Adventure (The Travel Agent) will give you back your deposit less 300 $.

 

- Between 120 and 91 days before the departure date, Trekking&Adventure (The Travel Agent) will retain your full deposit and/or partial payment as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

 

- Less than 91 days before the departure date, Trekking&Adventure (The Travel Agent) will retain 50% of the price of the tour as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

 

- Less than 60 days before the departure date, Trekking&Aventura (The Travel Agent) will retain 100 % of the price of the tour .

 

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

 

We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an expedition is canceled by us prior to departure, Trekking & Adventure will provide the participant with a full refund of monies paid to them; except in the event cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the expedition as planned, in which case T&A will provide the participant with a refund and/or credit toward a future Nomad Photo Expedition trip equivalent to monies paid to them. (See Terms)