Getting to Cusco
Flights are not included in the price of the tour, but here are some things to know before you book: Cusco, the launch pad for our Peruvian adventures, is a city of 500,000 people or so, and is the gateway to Machu Picchu, so it's very much ON the beaten path. 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. There are only two international airports that fly to Cusco: Bogota, Colombia, and La Paz, Bolivia. So depending on where you're coming from, you might keep your eyes open for deals flying through those airports (instead of Lima).
August is somewhere between high season and low season in this area, so if you book in advance you should be able to get pretty good rates. Here are some example rates from a quick Google search that correspond to our tour dates.
Major Canadian cities <-> Cusco: $650-950 USD
LA, California <-> Cusco: $780 USD
London, UK <-> Cusco: $1,200 USD
Continental Europe <-> Cusco: $1,350 USD
To book tour dates, just follow the link below by clicking the "Sign me up!" button. The form that follows asks you a bunch of 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 with details on where and how to make the payment directly to the Traverse account here in Canada. 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, or by 10 June, 2018.
It would really suck if you signed up and then had to cancel! But we understand that life happens, and we'll hope to see you next time. Because signing up and holding a reservation on a tour means that others cannot book that spot, 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 9 Aug: 100% refund minus $500 deposit.
59-30 days before 9 Aug: 50% refund
29-0 days before 9 Aug: 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 travel." 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.
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