TERMS & CONDITIONS
The PermaPeru Immersion Course cost is $1550, which includes meals, course instruction, guidance, ceremonies, accommodation, excursions and transportation during the 6-day retreat.
Participation is limited to 10 participants total.
Priority will be given to well-suited applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No visa is required for US participants. You will need to submit a valid passport number at the time of your registration.
A “valid” passport is defined as one that expires more than 6 months from the date of a passenger’s return. Check expiration dates on your existing passport to ensure that it is active.
When you are ready to reserve your spot, submit the registration form or contact us with any questions.
We will review your registration form and an informal phone call will be set up to assure both parties that this is the right type of travel experience for you and give you an opportunity to ask and answer questions you may have before proceeding.
Upon your acceptance into the course PermaPeru will send you a digital invoice and payment link.
Pay in full ($1550 USD) and save $50 on payment processing
Pay your initial deposit of ($550 USD). Payment of the balance ($1050 USD) will be invoiced immediately, and is due by October 1st, 2022
*PermaPeru accepts payment by check, cashier’s check, PayPal or Venmo.
Amounts could include an additional 3% convenience fee. If incurred you will be notified prior.
Once your payment is processed, you will receive an info packet with important travel information such as currency exchange, weather and packing and how to prepare yourself physically for your Andean adventure with us.
Peru is a highly sought tourist destination; in order to ensure that necessary reservations are made on our end, deadline for participant’s deposit and registration is September 1st 2022.
Full payment of remaining balance ($1,000) is due no later than October 1st, 2022 along with the travel insurance claim letter and your flight details.
If full payment is not received by October 1st, PermaPeru has the right to cancel the reservation.
PermaPeru cannot be held responsible for the loss of a reservation due to lack of payment.
(From U.S. EMBASSY SITE 6.27.22)
Entering Peru: Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners 12 years of age or older must present proof of being fully vaccinated 14 days prior to boarding at their point of origin. Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners 12 years of age or older who are not fully vaccinated must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 48 hours) prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru, in accordance with current health regulations. Children under 12 years of age must only.
Commercial Air Travel within Peru: All passengers older than 12 years of age using commercial transportation to travel domestically via air (Lima-Cusco) must present proof of vaccination to travel. If they are not fully vaccinated, they must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 48 hours) prior to boarding their domestic flight. As of January 27th, 2022, individuals 40 and older must have received their booster.
The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That is why we are requiring all guests traveling with us through December 31st , 2022 to be fully vaccinated against Covid19 which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid. In order to be able to visit all the sites on the PermaPeru itinerary, it is HIGHLY ADVISED that PermaPeru registrants are fully vaccinated (individual 40+ must have received their booster) and bring the hard copy of their vaccination card with them as this is often requested in order to enter enclosed spaces such as restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship etc. They must show their physical or virtual card demonstrating they have completed their COVID-19 vaccination. KN95 masks are required indoors throughout the country. If you do not have a KN95, double masking is mandatory. Please note all guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited. This policy is subject to change at any time.
ALL PASSENGERS MUST COMPLETE AN AFFIDAVIT OF HEALTH
These requirements may change, so we advise you to contact your airline days prior your flight to gather the proper documentation and regularly consult the airport website for the latest guidance.
Before your arrival: https://www.lima-airport.com/eng/for-passengers/covid-19-protocol/before-you-travel
Arrival Protocol Lima Airport: https://www.lima-airport.com/eng/for-passengers/covid-19-protocol/arrival-protocol
Peru is able to to test for COVID-19 in country. Private hospitals and laboratories as well as the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) are administering tests. In addition, there are a number of private mobile services that can travel to your hotel room to administer tests.
For more up to date info: https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
PermaPeru will happily help advise as Peruvian requirements do change, however, it is YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY to be aware of Peruvian mandatory security and health protocols and take the necessary steps to travel as a guest in the country.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Cancelation by Participant:
Due to the high demand and permits needed to reserve your space for tourist destinations such as Machu Picchu, after October 1st, deposits are non-refundable.
No refunds may be given after final payment.
The travel insurance policy required in order to participate in the PermaPeru program should cover cancellations in case of unforeseen events such as illness or weather – inquire further with your policy agent. (SEE TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIREMENT BELOW)
Cancelation must be made in writing to and will be acknowledged by PermaPeru in writing.
In the Unlikely Event of Cancelation by PermaPeru:
PermaPeru will not be liable for cancelation, delay, rescheduling or other adjustment or impact to a departure or itinerary or other aspect(s) of the course brought about due to:
force majeure (act of God) or other circumstance beyond its control that prevents or interferes with any aspect of the course, also including governmental and administrative actions.
PermaPeru is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or changes and is not liable for any cancelation or change costs or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air tickets
Additional terms are outlined in our “Waiver & Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk” document which each participant agrees to by submitting their registration.
Participants should be mentally healthy and in good physical shape. During the hands on projects on the property, you will be on your feet and we will be doing a lot of walking in the mountains, which have steep ascents and descents. If you have a chronic or debilitating health condition, this program is not appropriate for you at this time.
There are unknown elements as we embrace this early phase of establishing roots at the Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy and are working with young infrastructure. Those who join should be willing to embrace the immersion process with a positive, solutions-oriented attitude and open-mind for learning. All efforts are made by your hosts to create a safe and memorable experience however, participants should be comfortable with getting dirty, cooperatively problem-solve, kindly advocate for your needs and be flexible with changes, be it the weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Traveling abroad challenges us to see beyond our own personal cultural lenses and comfort zones. Those who choose to join should demonstrate a willingness to approach Peruvian culture on its level and act as a gracious guest of our welcoming host country. Participants should be willing to challenge ethnocentrism as observant and culturally sensitive travelers.
Participants must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Younger participants may be accepted with letters of recommendation. Please contact us to discuss.
Participants are required to fill out a “Waiver & Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk” as part of the registration process (see registration form).
All participants are required to have personal travel insurance which includes medical insurance in order to participate in this journey.
We require all participants to have travel insurance with emergency evacuation coverage and epidemic coverage endorsement.
There are many travel insurance options available.
The important thing for us is that the insurance covers emergency evacuation for medical or other situations.
If you do not have a regular medical insurance plan in your home country, it is a good idea to get a travel plan that covers medical expenses.
Some trip insurance that you buy when purchasing your plane tickets covers emergency evacuation, but inquire closely because not all do.
We recommend finding a policy that has 24\7 live assistance and collect-call access.
A company recommended to us is Allianz Travel or Travelex Insurance. You can check them out online and get a quote.
Others to explore include: Travel Guard, Seven Corners, World Nomads, Allianz Travel
If you would like assistance, we also recommend working with travel agent, Blanca Echeverria who can also assist you with purchasing this if you wish.
Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance planning your attendance