WHAT YOU HAVE TO BRING
Because Peru is a country of such diversity, what you bring depends on your travel plans. Bring warm clothing for the mountains, light clothing for the jungle, and a combination for coastal deserts to make you feel cool during the day and a bit warm at night.It is preferable to bring items with you (instead of buying here) You must include within your personal items: personal health equipment, a money belt, sunglasses, good books in your native language and any electrical equipment you use (cameras) .If you plan to do the Inca trail or the other camping trips, we suggest you bring a warm jumper / sweater, waterproof clothing, hiking shoes / boots, sleeping bags (for the Inca Trail, although these can also be rented), Purification (can also be purchased in Cusco), pocket knife, torch / flashlight and equipment because there is a shortage of hiking supplies in the country. For jungle tours, malaria pills, mosquito net and waterproof clothing (all can be purchased in Cusco) are a good idea.
CLIMATE IN PERU _ CUSCO
The rainy season in Cusco occurs from December to April. You can still visit the Inca Trail during these months although it could be very rainy. During the dry season, temperatures are hot during the day and very cold at night. In May, June and July really low temperature and it gets very cold. However, it is (almost) always sunny during the day.
INSURANCE TRAVEL & TRAVEL PLAN
Plan appropriately. Find the details of your flight; weight and numbers of checked baggage, number of centers (pause trip), link flights, and transit information (in case you have to change the terminal unit during your travel break).Give a copy of your travel program with flight details and address to your family and friends. Inform the person how you are coming to receive it and about your flight details review in advance.
If you fall ill or are seriously injured during your stay, then get medical attention, it can be expensive but be sure to get health insurance from any local health insurance company, or federal state insurance association, before you leave. Such insurance covers all your medical expenses, and also some other things like loss of luggage etc. But talk and understand all the terms and coverage questions before you sign it.** Remember, without health insurance it could be extremely expensive to travel – in case of any health problem.
HEALTH and HEALTH CARE
It is recommended that before the arrival to any destination take a meticulous medical examination, buy the health insurance and consult with your doctor about the necessary injections. There is no malaria in the Cusco area!
Do not forget that the sun is much stronger in tropical latitudes. It is easy to be burnt by the sun even when it is cloudy. Take extra precautions to avoid being burnt by the sun: wear a hat and wear sunscreen. Try not to spend too much time in direct sunlight, especially between 11:00 and 14:00. Be especially careful especially when going on boat trips as the wind and the sun’s reflection of the water will increase the risk of the sunburn. Drink a lot of water.
The symptoms are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The best precaution against this is to avoid raw vegetables, salads and tap water. Eat only fruit that requires peeling. Make sure all your food and drinks are properly prepared, so give the taste. Despite the precautions, many visits are affected by an upset stomach. If you are affected, keep calm and good spirits and drink plenty of fluids. Oral rehydration solutions (ORS) are available from pharmacists and can help (you) replenish lost fluids. If you are affected for more than three days and / or you have a fever, you should visit a doctor
Some people experience discomfort at this altitude, if the problem is extended to severe. We recommend at least one day of rest before any physical activity. The symptoms are headaches, dizziness, upset stomach and fatigue. These symptoms can be brought about by avoiding drinking alcohol, drinking plenty of fluids, eating light meals and getting a lot of rest.
Every Amarutrek Expeditions guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every February – every single Alpaca guide attends. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better.In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure out the safest and quickest way off the course and to a clinic. You will never be left alone; you will have a member of the team escort you every step of the way until safely with a doctor. When you are feeling up to it, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Machu Picchu and re-connect with your group, traveling by train comfortably.