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We also recommend using credit cards in restaurants, department stores, and supermarkets. If paying with a card, VISA is more generally used but Mastercard is accepted too.
The safety of our clients is Discover Satoris’ main concern. Before making the decision to reserve your vacation, we want you to be aware of potential situations which may impact your holiday. While most of the time our programs run precisely according to plans, on rare occasion force majeure events including weather, transportation mechanical issues, or civil unrest will present themselves unexpectedly and with little or no notice. Discover Satori will make the decision to cancel a tour only after receiving verifiable government issued information. We are otherwise mandatory to comply with contractual airline and vendor agreements and carry out the tour until or unless we are advised otherwise. In the event of such an occurrence any time after your date of departure, Discover Satori and the local destination ground staff, in coordination with government advisories, airlines, hotels, cruise ships and other vendors, will make decisions with regard to your safety first. We strongly recommend that tour participants review the destination country's specific information athttps://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html/
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. If you can access the Internet as you travel, you can take advantage of email or a Skype Internet telephone (VOIP) account for the best value. Additionally, if your phone can connect to WiFi you may be able to make voice and video calls free of charge. Please contact your cell phone provider for further details. Alternatively, you may investigate renting a cell phone before you leave or buying an inexpensive phone locally. When calling the U.S. from a foreign country, you may also use a prepaid calling card; normally, the only additional charge (besides the prepaid long distance charges) is a local fee of a few cents and possibly a connection fee if you are using your card at your hotel. It is best to check with the hotel’s reception desk prior to making phone calls to avoid unexpected charges. Please note that we are unable to provide compensation for phone calls regardless of reason. Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code (often indicated with a “+” sign), then the destination Country Code, then the Phone Number. For most countries, the exit code is 00. Exceptions include the USA and Canada (011), Hong Kong and Cambodia (001), Australia (0011), and Russia (8 Pause 10*). For Brazil, please consult with the local telephone company. If you are dialing from a mobile phone, you can enter a “+” instead of the international Exit Code (011, 001, 0011 or 00) by pressing and holding the 0 key. For most countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and South Pacific, if you are calling from a local phone to a number within the same country, you should drop both the exit and country codes and then add a leading 0 (zero). Exceptions include Spain, Italy, Hungary and Malta (no additional zero needed to dial locally). Example: To dial the following number in Germany (as listed on your voucher): +(49) 0555-555 From USA or your US cell phone: 011-49-555-555 From another country in Europe: 00-49-555-555 From a German phone within Germany: 0555-555 Wi-Fi Access WiFi access has improved. Free or inexpensive WiFi internet is accessible at coffee shops, airports, restaurants, libraries and on some trains and buses. WiFi access in hotels and cruise lines often involves a fee, determined by that property. Signal strength is subject to local conditions and not guaranteed.
All travelers should familiarize themselves with local conditions, such as high altitude or required immunizations, which could affect their health. We recommend you consult with your personal healthcare provider, the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and/or the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/) for their recommendations. There are several easy steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling which may help prevent contracting an illness while away from home. •Watch what you eat. Try new foods in modest quantities, and depending upon your destination, you may want to avoid street foods, salad bars, raw vegetables and fruits, unless they have thick peels like bananas or grapefruit. •Stay hydrated. Drink bottled water and avoid consuming ice cubes made with tap water. •If you have allergies to foods, medications or insect bites, or have any other unique medical issues, consider a medical alert bracelet and/or a physician’s note detailing required treatment should you become ill. •Wash your hands regularly and carry hand sanitizer. •Where appropriate, pack sunscreen and insect repellent (for both active and warm destinations). •You may also want to bring a small first-aid kit with band aids, antibiotic cream, pain killers, bug bite cream, digestive aids like antidiarrheal or anti-bloat medications, antacids, and cold medicine. This is in addition to any prescription medications which should be adequate for the entire trip. Notice on Aircraft Cabin Insecticide Treatment - Please note that some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available at: http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements. Peru - While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling to the Amazon. For the latest health requirements and recommendations, please visit World Health Organization and also consult with your personal healthcare provider. You may encounter mosquitoes in both urban and rural areas, especially during wet season. Travelers are encouraged to bring insect repellent and consider wearing clothing that adequately covers arms and legs. Traveler’s diarrhea is common and is caused by contaminated food or water, often resulting in dehydration. You are advised to follow these steps to avoid or reduce the symptoms.
- Drink only bottled water.
- Avoid unpasteurized cheeses, unpeeled fruits and raw vegetables.
- Eggs, meat and seafood should be properly and fully cooked.
- Please note that the popular Peruvian alcoholic beverage, Pisco Sour is often made with uncooked egg white.
- If you have contracted diarrhea, let your stomach rest. Do not eat for several hours or until you are feeling better.
- Drink bottled or boiled water and re-hydration beverages containing electrolytes (sports drinks) frequently and in small amounts.
- Resume your diet with simple and bland foods, such as crackers, rice, bread, potatoes, and bananas.
Electrical supply in Peru is 220 volts AC at 60Hz. A twin flat blade (as used in North America) and twin round pin plugs (as used in continental Europe) are both standard. If you travel to Peru with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 60Hz then you will need a voltage converter or transformer.
Altitude sickness occurs when there is less oxygen in the air that you breathe at high altitudes, including Cuzco (11,000 feet) and Puno (12,600 feet). Altitude sickness will affect some travelers regardless of age, gender or physical fitness. Symptoms may include headache, loss of appetite, dizziness and trouble sleeping. For some it will pass within a few hours, however for many the condition if gone untreated may last for several days. We urge you to read and follow these suggestions in order to reduce the chances and/or severity of altitude sickness.
- Prior to departure, speak with your healthcare provider. They may recommend the medication acetazolamide (Diamox), which has been found to reduce the symptoms if taken a day or two before you depart.
- Stick to a light diet the day before traveling to a high altitude area. Foods found easy to digest include fish, chicken and hot liquids. Avoid fried foods, beef, lamb and caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before and during your stay. Many find saline nasal drops/spray beneficial.
- Upon arrival take it easy. Allow your body to adjust by lying down for 10-15 minutes. Rest as much as possible during the trip. Overexertion can exacerbate the symptoms.
- Oxygen can be beneficial, and is easily found in airports, hotels and pharmacies.
- For headaches, over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) have been found to be helpful.
- Coca tea and wild mint (Muña) may ease the symptoms.
- A diet high in carbohydrates, breads, cereals, grains, and pasta can also help alleviate the symptoms.
Once again, we highly recommend that you consult your personal healthcare provider before making the decision to travel to any high altitude destination and before choosing any course of treatment.