PERU – PHOTOGRAPHY & BLOGGING WORKSHOP 2019

PERU – PHOTOGRAPHY & BLOGGING WORKSHOP 2019

Jonny Melon x Jonas Hornehoj Peru Photography & Blogging Workshop 2019

 10 Days

DATES: APRIL 29 – MAY 8, 2019

GROUP SIZE: Max of 10 participants, so spaces are limited!

BOOKING: You may book online using our booking link or over the phone with us. We require a 1000 USD deposit per person to secure your spot. The balance is due 60 days prior to the trip. The deposit is non-refundable.

ROOM OCCUPANCY: All rooms will be shared double rooms with separated single beds unless people book together and request one room with one bed, etc.  Please let us know at the time of booking if you are traveling with someone and if you prefer a specific type of room configuration. There will be 1 night of camping in 4-season Mountain Hardware tents w/ double occupancy. You can request an upgrade to a single room/single tent.

FITNESS LEVEL: Tour days are rated as easy to moderate with gentle walking but at moderate to high altitudes. The hiking and trekking portion of this trip is rated as moderate to challenging considering the high altitudes (5000m/16,400ft and above) and length of walking.

PRICE:  $3750 USD

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ITINERARY OUTLINE

APR 29: FLY TO CUSCO

Fly to Cusco today, booking a flight arriving in the morning to start acclimatizing to the high altitude

APR 30: SAN PEDRO MARKET & CUSCO FOUR RUINS TOUR AT SUNSET

Today we explore the incredibly colorful local San Pedro Market in Cusco City! Later today we set off to explore the four spectacular ruins set just above Cusco City at sunset!

MAY 1: LAKE HUMANTAY SUNRISE HIKE – CUSCO

Today we leave at 4am to take a day hike to one of the regions most beautiful lakes, set just below the majestic Humantay Glacier.

MAY 2: CHINCHEROS, MARAS, MORAY, SALINERAS TOUR – AGUAS CALIENTES

Today we will explore four beautiful sites, also located in the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas. After exploring these sites we take the train to Aguas Calientes.

MAY 3: MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES

Today we visit the one and only Machu Picchu! We spend the morning on a guided tour of the city’s highlights. After the tour and taking some photos you head down to Aguas Calientes for lunch via bus and then back up again to continue exploring Machu Picchu until it closes (5:30pm), getting to take pictures of the ruin site as the sun sets.

MAY 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO – URUBAMBA – PISAC – LLAMA FARM – CUSCO

This morning we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and set off for Cusco, visiting several ruin sites and a local market along the way.

MAY 5-6: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK (2 Days with 1 Night Camping)

Hike to the incredible Rainbow Mountains, past small villages and streams along the way. Once at camp you can hike to Rainbow Mountain pass for sunset and then the next morning you will hike up again for sunrise shots.

MAY 7: FLY TO LIMA – HUACACHINA AT SUNSET

Today you will fly to Lima in the morning and take private transport down to Huacachina for sunset shots on the sand dunes.

MAY 8: HUACACHINA AT SUNRISE – LIMA – FLY HOME

Take photos at sunrise on the sand dunes and then head back to Lima where the tour ends. You can fly back home this evening or if you wish to remain a few extra days you can absolutely do so.

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INCLUDED:

  • Pre-trek briefing the night before the tours and trek
  • Domestic Flight from Cusco to Lima Day 9
  • All transfers to and from airports/hotels, trek, tours (except for final transfer to Lima airport on final day)
  • 10 Days of professional guide service with a licensed, professional, English-speaking guide
  • 1 night in a Huacachina Hotel (double room)
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (double room)
  • 5 nights in a hotel in Cusco (double room)
  • Tour of Sacred Valley, Cusco Four Ruins, Maras, Moray Salineras, Lake Humantay, San Pedro Market
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco
  • Machu Picchu Entrance fees (morning and afternoon time slots in Machu Picchu)
  • Bus tickets roundtrip from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu with plenty of time to explore on your own
  • Guided tour of Maras, Moray, Salineras and tourist ticket, snacks and transport
  • On Trek:
    • 1 night camping (Rainbow Mountain) in 3 person, 4 season Mountain Hardwear Tents (double occupancy)
    • Extra thick foam mattress sleeping pads and self-inflating mattresses
    • Sleeping bag
    • Meals on the trek
    • Personal porters to carry overnight gear up to 8kg/person
    • Dry bags in which to put your overnight gear on the trail (for porters to carry)
    • Trek cook, kitchen and dining tents, tables and stools, stainless steel dishes and utensils
    • Boiled and purified water to refill your water bottle/bladder every morning/afternoon/evening o Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
    • Campsites with portable toilets, toilet tent, toilet paper
    • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • Studio time with the photographers
  • Booking/credit card fees

Not Included:

  • International flights and domestic flight to Cusco Day 1
  • Personal equipment: walking poles (note: walking poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Additional excursions or tours in Peru
  • Single Supplement (Single room, Single tent)
  • Meals outside of the trek and as noted
  • Travel/medical insurance (required), extra insurance for valuables (cameras/drones) also required
  • Extra horse to carry camera equipment if needed
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal meals and expenses beyond what is included above
  • Extra hike within Machu Picchu (Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain)
  • Airport transfer to Lima Airport on final day of tour
  • Souvenirs
PAYMENT/TRIP INFO

BOOKING: You may book online using our booking link or over the phone with us. We require a 1000 USD deposit per person to secure your spot. The balance is due 60 days prior to the trip. The deposit is non-refundable.

Passport: We need a snapshot of your passport bio page in order to book the above items in your name (Peruvian Government Requirement)

  • Please note we do our best to match guests by gender/age
  • You must have an up to date/valid passport
  • There are only 10 spaces available on this tour so spots are limited
BOOKING TERMS

The minimum number of guests required for departure is 6 for the price quoted online. If the minimum is not met within 2 months of departure, Killa Expeditions reserves the right to offer the current guests the option of 1) paying the difference to take a private trek, 2) transferring their payment to another trek with more trekkers booked, or 3) cancel the trek and provide a full refund. Please contact us with questions.

Payment: At the time of booking a 1000 USD deposit is due and is non-refundable

Cancellations: Deposit is non-refundable. Balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and is non-refundable within 59 days of the trip departure.

Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any tour. We also suggest travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Further, we suggest personal article insurance to cover your camera/video/drone/electronic equipment while traveling. Killa Expeditions is not responsible for losses incurred due to travel, accident, or medical issues.

NOTE: Weather in Peru is unpredictable and therefore you may encounter some rain and/or snow in the mountains. Please pack accordingly. A recommended packing list will be sent out in a future email.

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