Getting to peru:
Flights are not included in our prices, mainly because group circumstances vary considerably. But here are some things to know about getting to and around Peru: Lima is his a huge city, with a population of around 10 million, so there is no shortage of flights to the country's capital. Another centre, especially for trail runners, is Cusco, the imperial Inca city of a half a million people nestled in the Andes. There are about a dozen flights from Lima to Cusco each day, and they can be easily booked as part of a longer flight path from Canada, US, or Europe. The other mecca of trail running is Huaraz, which can be accessed by bus (or flight) from Lima.
designing and booking:
The beauty of working with us to design your custom trip, is that you do not have to make any compromises! We'll make it exactly how you want it! To get started, either fire us an email, or just follow the link below by clicking the "Get (us) planning!" button. The form that follows asks you a few basic questions - it is a way for us to get to know your running, training, and racing schedule so as to provide you with the very best experience. Once you click submit, we'll send you an email to set up a virtual face-to-face meeting to start planning your . A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot on the trip. You will be welcome to pay the full amount up front, or you can follow a schedule of two additional payments, listed below. Either way, you'll be given all the details.
If you'd like to email us directly here with any additional concerns or even phone us (1-514-377-2542), we're always happy to chat.
Because we (Traverse) need to make final reservations and payments for all the services we employ (hotels, transport, restaurants, logistics etc.) 60 days in advance, we require that your full payment also be received by 60 days in advance of your trip dates.
It would really suck if you built your dream trip and then had to cancel! But we understand; life happens, and we'll hope you come back. Because there's a lot that goes on in the background with regards to booking places, people, routes, entries etc., if you DO have to drop out, we won't be able to refund the full amount. The non-refundable deposit is non refundable of course. The following calculations are made based off of the trip cost minus $500.
If you cancel:
Up to 60 days before your dates: 100% refund minus $500 deposit.
59-30 days before your dates: 50% refund
29-0 days before your dates: Unfortunately we cannot refund money after this time.
evacuation and dropping out of tour
An evacuation on foot or by horse or mule will be covered by us (Traverse). Helicopter extraction, however, will be covered by your insurance, which is why we REQUIRE you have a HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY that covers "adventure sports." We're happy to discuss this with you if you have questions about it.
If an injury or sickness sidelines you from running, you will be responsible for covering any additional costs associated with being "off trail" and/or "off program" - meals, accommodation, sightseeing, hospital, transportation, flights etc.