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PERU OCT 14-21, 2017

(OPTIONAL TOUR- MACHU PICCHU OCT 11-14, 2017)

From colonial architecture to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru is home to a diverse geography and population. Situated in the northern coastal region, Piura offers a tropical climate that extends to the mountainous Amazonian highlands to the Pacific Ocean.
 

Machu Picchu Overview

Date Day Machu Picchu - Cuzco Overnight
10/11/17 Wednesday Flight to Lima - Cuzco Cuzco
10/12/17 Thursday Explore Sacred Valley Aguas Calientes
10/13/17 Friday Machu Picchu - Cuzco Cuzco
10/14/17 Saturday Cuzco/USA - Piura Piura


Expedition Overview

Date Day Expedition Overnight
10/14/17 Saturday Cuzco/USA - Piura Piura
10/15/17 Sunday Piura to Frias Community
10/16/17 Monday Project work in Frias Community
10/17/17 Tuesday Project work in Frias Community
10/18/17 Wednesday Project work in Frias Community
10/19/17 Thursday Project work in Frias Community
10/20/17 Friday Frias to Piura Piura
10/21/17 Saturday Piura - Flight to USA Flight

 

A complete detailed itinerary is available to download HERE.  


Fees

Adult: $2195 Student: $1995 (International Airfare NOT Included) / 10% Discount for all parties of 4 or more. Additional $50 discount per person if complete fee is paid upfront with submission of application and $300 trip deposit.

*rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals, and local transportation.

Machu Pichu Tour:$575 per/person. Does not include required in-country flights to/from Cuzco. Confirmation of tour attendance is made by complete tour fee payment (non-refundable) by Aug 30, 2017.

 

Payments can be made two ways:

1) Mailing a check (preferred if paying for more than one person as it reduces processing fees for CHOICE) made out to:

CHOICE Humanitarian
7879 South 1530 West, Suite 200 | West Jordan, UT 84088
Memo: “Participant Name, Trip Country + Date” 

2) Online HERE

If paying for tour, please pay in a separate payment. In the online comments field, enter "Name, Peru Oct 2017 Machu Picchu"


Flight Requirements

Expedition Only 

Arrival

*Saturday, Oct 14: arrive into Piura, Peru FAP Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport via Lima (PIU) by 7:00pm.

Departure

*Saturday, Oct 21: depart from Piura, Peru FAP Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport  via Lima (PIU) in the morning or at your desired time frame. 

OR 

Expedition + Tour (This flight MUST be coordinated via CV Travel. Contact info below)

Arrival

*Wednesday, Oct 11: arrive into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco by 1:00pm.

Departure to Piura via Lima

*Saturday, Oct 14: depart from Cuzco (CUZ) to Lima (LIM) to connect to Piura flight. Must arrive at FAP Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport in Piura (PIU) by 7:00pm.

Departure from Piura to USA

*Saturday, Oct 21: depart from Piura, Peru FAP Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport  via Lima (PIU) in the morning or at your desired time frame. 

Be sure to check/purchase international flights as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that all travelers arrive on the designated expedition start date and reserve personal travel for after scheduled activities.

CHOICE partners with CV Travel, a Humanitarian Travel subsidiary of Christopherson Business Travel. They have helped thousands of humanitarian travelers across the globe. For those looking to travel with fellow participants on pre-approved itineraries, please contact our trusted travel agent for this trip, or book your own ticket on one of the attached itinerary suggestions. CV Travel also provides an affordable and comprehensive travel insurance as well as special humanitarian rates and provisions, such as extra baggage etc…

Blair Greene
1(205)-484-2029
blair@cvtravel.com


Trip Resources

 

Next Steps

  • Download and email/mail in completed Application + Medical form for all participants (ASAP)
  • Pay initial $300 deposit per/person (ASAP)
  • Confirm Cuzco tour participation by Aug 30, 2017. Complete $575 payment due by Aug 30, 2017. 
  • Join Facebook trip group
  • Send in a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy as soon as this is booked.
  • Secure Travel/Evac Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the above expedition manual.
  • Attend trip orientation! Wednesday, September 13 at 6pm MST at CHOICE HQ or remotely. Call-in details below:

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/197839582

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,197839582# or +16465588656,197839582#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 197 839 582
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=mU2kVbvHPw6nGv0YAAAsIPiOXfI_nLrm


All materials and payments are due Sept 15, 2017. All materials should be sent to expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org. For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expedition Director, Jordan Menzel jmenzel@choicehumanitarian.org 801-943-6106. 


About Peru

Learn all about our work and history in Peru HERE.

Read THIS Expedition Journal from a past trip to Peru to see how other families, friends, and co-workers navigated the experience together!


 

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