Peru: Land of the Incas

  • 9 Days & 8 Nights
  • Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Explore the treasures of Incas on this small group journey to Peru. Enjoy many special experiences, including tours of Lima and Machu Picchu, unique dining experiences, museum visits led by curators and opportunities to interact with locals. See the picturesque salt flats of Mara and take the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train while on your most memorable, exciting Andean journey.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Dates & Pricing
  • Hotels
  • Inclusions
  • Extensions
  • FAQs
  • Country Notes
  • T&C

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the historic colonial center of Lima, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour Machu Picchu, the 15th - century Incan citadel
  • Take the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train on your descent into Cusco
  • See the picturesque salt mines of Mara
  • Savor flavorful, gourmet Peruvian cuisine and unique dining experiences throughout your journey
  • View impressive artwork led by curators and in the private home of a collector
  • Delight in specially arranged opportunities to interact - and cook with - locals
  • Enjoy the opportunity to hike part of the Incan trail and Huayna Picchu
View Itinerary

Travel Resources

  • Passport & Visas

    Passport & Visas

    Passport

    Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport including US citizens. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and must have at least 2 blank pages.

    Peru Visa

    No visa is required.

    Entry information is for U.S. citizens. Citizens of any other country should check with the Peruvian Embassy for specific entry requirements.

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Lima

    Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Lima

    Welcome to Peru, land of the Incas! Upon arrival, we welcome and escort you to your hotel.

    • Meals On Your Own.
    Lima, The Capital of Peru
  • Day 2
    Lima

    Explore the Barranco neighborhood and local museums

    Begin the day exploring the Barranco neighborhood of Lima, established as a beach destination for Lima's aristocracy in the 19th century. Barranco is now home to art galleries, shops and museums, many of which are housed in former colonial mansions. Visit two of these museums, the Pedro de Osma and the Mario Testino, this morning.

    Continue to the Historic Center of Lima and the Larco Museum

    In the afternoon, explore the Historic Center of Lima, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and cultural importance. Later, view one of the finest collections of pre-Columbian art with the curator of the Larco Museum. The museum's display includes a collection of ancient erotic pottery that "might make you blush" according to Cox & Kings destination specialist Rebecca Rhyan. This evening, enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cathedral, Lima, Peru
  • Day 3
    Lima - Sacred Valley

    Travel to Cusco and head to the Sacred Valley

    Fly from Lima to Cusco this morning. Upon arrival, head into Sacred Valley.

    Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the shores of Huaypo Lagoon

    Afterwards, be treated to an alfresco tented lunch catered by the chefs of La Cicciolina-named Cusco's best restaurant for seven consecutive years-while overlooking the breathtaking Huaypo Lagoon. Following lunch, be escorted to your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy its amenities and surroundings.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Verdant hills of the Sacred Valley
  • Day 4
    Sacred Valley

    Visit the local community of Tierra de los Yachaqs and prepare a local dish from the harvest

    Interact with locals this morning during a cultural exchange at Tierra de los Yachaqs. Following a welcome ceremony, learn about local farming techniques and food harvesting. Have an opportunity to cook a traditional Andean dish using locally sourced ingredients.

    Spend the afternoon visiting the community-maintained natural salt mines of Maras

    In the afternoon, visit the picturesque salt flats of Mara, which have been used since Incan times.

    Take an optional hike on the Inca Trail

    Note: Cox & Kings offers the option of hiking the Inca Trail from marker KM 104 to Machu Picchu. Those who choose to hike will not visit Ollantaytambo.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Maras salt flats, Sacred Valley
  • Day 5
    Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    Marvel at the mighty Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, once used by Emperor Pachacuti as a royal estate and still inhabited today.

    Travel by train to the base of Machu Picchu, then continue by shuttle to the sacred ruins

    Afterwards, board our Vistadome train for a scenic ride to Machu Picchu.

    Enjoy a guided visit of the iconic citadel

    Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at your hotel before embarking on your first visit to Machu Picchu.

    Note: Cox & Kings offers the option of hiking the Inca Trail from marker KM 104 to Machu Picchu. Those who choose to hike will not visit Ollantaytambo.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Day 6
    Machu Picchu - Cusco

    The morning is at leisure.

    Take an optional hike to Huayna Picchu

    For early risers and the more adventurous, embark on a strenuous guided hike up Huayna Picchu.

    Delight in a second visit to the ruins

    In the afternoon, enjoy a second visit to Machu Picchu.

    Relax with afternoon tea

    Then, enjoy afternoon tea before boarding luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train, where you will sample a South American-inspired meal created with local produce.

    Board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Cusco, with dinner onboard

    Upon arrival in Cusco, be transferred to your hotel.

    • Meals Breakfast, Dinner
    Train en route to Cusco
  • Day 7
    Cusco

    Dive further into ancient history at the magnificent fortified complex of Sacsayhuaman

    This morning, visit Sacsayhuaman, a stone fortress created with remarkable precision in the 12th and 13th centuries.

    Stroll through Cusco's local market, Mercado de San Pedro

    See other impressive sites of Cusco before visiting Mercado de San Pedro, a market frequented by locals.

    The afternoon is at your leisure.

    Celebrate with a special farewell dinner

    This evening, enjoy a special dinner at Baco.

    • Meals Breakfast, Dinner
    Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Cusco
  • Day 8
    To Cusco - Lima

    Return to Lima and enjoy lunch

    This morning, fly back to Lima and be transferred to your hotel.

    Visit the Barbosa Stern Private Art Collection

    After lunch, visit the Barbosa Stern Collection, Peru's most important private collection of paintings, sculptures and other works of art. This exclusive viewing will be led by one of the collection's owners in their home.

    • Meals Breakfast
    Centro Historico De Cusco
  • Day 9
    Lima - Onward Journey

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

    You will be escorted to the airport for your journey home.

    • Meals Breakfast
    Beautiful, modern Lima, Peru
Departure Date(s) Category Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Jan 24, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Feb 14, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Mar 21, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Apr 04, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
May 09, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Jun 06, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Jul 04, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Aug 15, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Sep 19, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Oct 10, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695
Oct 24, 2019 5 Star Luxury $5,295 $7,695

Internal Airfare

Internal airfare starting from $399

Inclusions

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • All planning, handling and operational charges
  • Other inclusions as noted in your itinerary
  • Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy
  • Guided sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Director as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for porterage, drivers, restaurant staff and local tour guides (Tour Director tips are not included)
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Baggage handling,1 piece of luggage per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)

Exclusions

  • International and internal region airfares, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Gratuity for tour director
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance
  • Other inclusions if not noted under "Includes"
  • Extension to Nazca Lines and Ballesta Islands

    • 4 Days
    • 3 Nights

    Extend your Peruvian journey with sojourn to Nazca Lines and the Ballesta Islands. See the geoglyphs, believed to have been created over 1,500 year ...

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    Total price from
    $1,995
    per person
  • Extension to Lake Titicaca

    • 3 Days
    • 2 Nights

    See a different way of life with your visit to Lake Titicaca. Visit the the indigenous Uros people, who have for hundreds of years used the totora ...

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    Total price from
    $1,375
    per person
  • What is the minimum age for these trips? Are children allowed on luxury group journeys?

    We welcome travelers of all ages on our luxury group journeys, with a minimum age of 6. Please refer to child supplement pricing or call 1-844-536-9560 to inquire about costs for adding a child to your booking.

Passport

Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport including US citizens. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and must have at least 2 blank pages.

Peru Visa

No visa is required.

Entry information is for U.S. citizens. Citizens of any other country should check with the Peruvian Embassy for specific entry requirements.

Travel Insurance

Be Prepared and Protect Your Investment

As an educated traveler you have made a smart decision when it came to choosing Cox & Kings for your trip. Make the same smart decision by protecting your investment. Just as in everyday life, there are risks associated with travel. You'll rest easy knowing that you're prepared for any eventuality - sickness, accident, baggage loss, etc. - with Allianz Global Assistance Traveler's Insurance.

Get the peace of mind travel insurance provides, so you can focus on the extraordinary moments of your upcoming journey!

Alternatively you can call on numbers listed below:

Allianz Customer Service
866-390-9733

Cox & Kings Accam Reference Number: F024290
OR
Call : 1.323.557.1808


IMPORTANT


If you choose not to purchase the Cox & Kings insurance, we recommend that you purchase an alternative policy at the time of booking to cover you in case you must cancel your travel plans.

It is important that you carry a copy of your policy with you while you travel so that you can refer to it should you need to make a claim.

Important Contacts & Links
Embassy of Peru in USA
1700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-833-9860
Fax: 202-659-8124
www.embassyofperu.org
U.S. Embassy in Peru
Avenida Encalada, Block Seventeen
Surco, Monterrico, Lima, Peru
Tel: 51-1-618-2000
Fax: 51-1-618-2397
http://lima.usembassy.gov

Embassy of Peru in Canada
130 Albert St., Ste. 1901
Ottawa K1P 5G4
Tel: 613-238-1777
Fax: 613-232-3062
www.embassyofperu.ca
Canadian Embassy in Peru
Bolognesi 228, Miraflores
Lima 18, Peru
Tel: 51-1-319-3200
Fax: 51-1-446-4776
www.canadainternational.gc.ca/peru-perou/index.aspx?view=d&lang=eng

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clinton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
www.cdc.gov
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20229
Tel: 877-227-5511
Tel: 202-325-8000
www.cbp.gov

US State Department - Peru
https://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/pe/
Government of Canada
Travel Advice

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories

Currency conversion
www.xe.com
Weather information
www.weatherbase.com
Translation
www.translate.google.com

Emergency Contact details
Peru Lima Tours Contact person at call center are on rotating shift and will vary according to the shift timings (511) 619-6905 // 619-6911
(51)99751-6250

Time Zone

+1 EST (New York)
+5 GMT Year round

International Dialing Code

+51

Entry And Exit Formalities

Arrival Procedures:
After you have cleared Customs and Immigration procedures and collected your luggage, exit the Arrivals Hall. You are met there by your local Cox & King representative, who will be holding a Cox & Kings sign displaying your name. He or she will then accompany you to your hotel by private vehicle. When you check in to your hotel room, please inspect your accommodations. If you are not happy with your room, immediately advise your Cox & Kings representative, who will be waiting in the lobby. He or she will help you secure more suitable accommodations in the same room category.

Transportation

Air Travel:
Please note that the name on your airline ticket must exactly match the name on your passport to avoid complication. Flight times quoted are local and are subject to change. Check in for domestic flights should be at least one hour before departure, and we suggest three hours for international flights. Check with your Cox & Kings representative prior to check-in for any changes or delays.

Road Travel:
The road system in Peru is reasonable in the main urban cities. The drives through the countryside can be a wonderful sightseeing experience. However, the roads can be narrow and unpaved.

Recommendations and Instructions for Luggage Transfer aboard the Train to Machu Picchu
Bring your passport and train ticket. In all train services to Machu Picchu the passenger may only carry hand luggage (backpack, purse or briefcase), with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lb. You will find your luggage at your chosen hotel. Size allowance: 62 linear inches, 157cm (height + length + width). Weigh size (length + width + height): 1 bag or backpack 5kg/11lb, 62 inches/157cm.

Electricity

The electrical voltage in Peru is 220 volts. The plug has two round pins and is the same as the ones in most other European countries. A voltage converter and appropriate plug adaptors are required if you are carrying electrical items with North American 110 voltage. Peru uses Type A and B (like those used in the U.S.) and C plugs

Electricity Plug

Currency

Peru's unit of currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). Like most others, it is based on a decimal system (100 centimos=1 Sol). Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely acceptable in Peru, and ATMs are readily available. We recommend that you carry cash in small denominations.

Tipping / Gratuities

Gratuities for your tour director, driver, coach assistant, local guides, hotel staff, etc are not included.

Recommended Clothing

If you are traveling to the rainforest, clothes should be lightweight and quick-drying. Loose-fitting shirts with long sleeves and long pants are best because they keep you cool and protect you from insects, including mosquitoes. A general rule of thumb is to choose easily packable clothing and layers for differences in temperature. Bring a raincoat or light jacket for travel during the wet season. Regardless of your destination or month of travel, bring comfortable walking shoes (preferably flat soled) for sightseeing. Please see our recommended packing checklist.

Recommended Packing List
  • Tickets / Passports / Credit Card / Cash / Medical Insurance Certificate / Visa
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and tickets etc. and it is recommended that you leave one copy with a family member back home
  • Sun protection (polarized UV sunglasses, UVA/UVB sunscreen, protective Wide-brimmed sun hat (baseball caps do not offer the sun protection that wide-brimmed hats do.)
  • Camera equipment & additional memory cards
  • Prescription medication and over-the-counter medication
  • First aid Medical Kit (Bandages, Imodium, Antiseptic Cream, etc.)
  • Lip balm / good moisturizing lotion / hair conditioner
  • Prescription glasses & extra contacts - if you wear contact lenses, your eyes may get irritated by the dust. Keep an extra set of glasses / contact lenses as it takes time to get replacements.
  • Other Personal toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable walking shoes and / or hiking boots (depending on activities planned in your itinerary), flip flops, sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Track suit
  • Underwear & socks
  • Raincoat and layered clothing such as a sweater or a jacket
  • Important / emergency contacts and addresses
  • Phrase book or dictionary
  • Personal electronic appliances with chargers and electrical converters
  • Waterproof zip lock bags
Shopping

In Peru you can find a great variety of articles made of silver, alpaca and vicuna wool, and pima cotton. Peruvian handicrafts are highly valued worldwide.

Please also bear in mind that the original antiques (pre-Inca and Inca pottery pieces, colonial paintings, Inca textiles, metal objects etc.) may be considered pieces of cultural heritage that cannot be taken out of the country.

Health And Safety

Cox & Kings takes every precaution to keep you safe and healthy while you travel, but keep in mind that standards are not the same as they are in the U.S. Travelers should plan accordingly.

Vaccinations
We recommend that you remain up to date with routine vaccinations. However, if you are planning to visit the Amazonian rainforest, we suggest that you take precautions against malaria. Please also check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC)and your doctor for the most current information and advice about inoculation requirements specific to your trip.

Medicine
If you or any of your traveling party are taking medicine for certain conditions that could require intervention while traveling (such as diabetes or a heart condition), please carry an adequate supply in your carry-on luggage.

  • Carry a kit containing sunscreens and other lotions for protection from the sun, insect repellents and sting relief creams, water sterilizing tablets and medicines for possible stomach upsets or indigestion.
  • If you or any of your party are taking prescription medicine, please carry an adequate supply as it may not be easily obtainable while you are traveling. Always place your medication in your carry-on luggage to ensure you have access to it at all times

Mosquitos
To protect yourself from mosquitoes when outdoors in the evenings, use an insect repellent on exposed skin, and wear socks, trousers and long-sleeved shirts.

Food and Water
Although the tap water may be safe to drink in Peru, we recommend that you drink bottled water, which is readily available. You should take the same precautions with food and water as you would at home.

Valuables
It is always good practice to be aware of your surroundings and to not leave your personal items (especially money) vulnerable.

Travel with the absolute minimum. It is not advisable to carry valuable jewelery. Money should be taken in traveler's cheques, with the receipt numbers retained separately in case they are lost or stolen. Cash kept on your person should be minimum. Where possible, leave any valuables, documents and passports in your hotel safety deposit box. Be especially conscious of your belongings at major tourist sites. Your luggage is particularly vulnerable at airports, railway stations or where crowds gather.

High Altitude Concerns:
Plan to spend one or more nights in the Sacred Valley (9,200 feet) or Machu Picchu (8,000 feet) before going to Cusco or other high-altitude locales. Drink coca leaf tea and lots of water to prevent altitude sickness. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, discuss your travel plans with your doctor.

Communication

Most hotels have in-room direct-dial facilities for both local and international calls. However, as with other destinations worldwide, hotels do charge very high rates. You can buy international calling cards from newsstands all over. Check with your local cell phone provider prior to departure to determine the availability and charges to make and receive cell phone service in Peru. Internet service is available throughout Peru.

Climate & Weather Chart

Climate & Weather Chart


Lima JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Max av temp (F) 79 80 80 76 72 69 67 66 67 69 72 76
Min av temp (F) 68 69 69 66 63 61 60 60 59 61 63 66
Av rain (mm) 62 58 69 91 113 105 117 112 76 79 87 79
Cusco JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Max av temp (F) 64 64 65 66 67 66 66 66 67 68 67 66
Min av temp (F) 45 46 46 43 39 35 34 37 41 44 45 45
Av rain (mm) 10 7 7 2 - - - - 1 2 4 7

Booking Procedures

Please read the conditions of travel as your booking is subject to the terms and conditions listed below. A contract is entered into, once East India Travel Company, Inc. (Cox & Kings) accepts and confirms the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Cox & Kings. Payment of any monies constitutes acceptance and understanding of Cox & Kings' Terms & Conditions as laid out below, as listed on our website and in our pre-travel documentation.

It's a simple process to book your journey. Simply follow the steps listed below.

1. Kindly complete and sign the booking form per party by the family head or the authorized person for eachparty.

2. Then complete the terms and conditions form per party by the family head or authorized person for each party.

  1. Completed & Signed Booking Form
  2. Signed Terms and Conditions
  3. Passport Copy (the photo ID page)

Minimum Age for Luxury Small Group Journeys

The minimum age for a child to join a luxury small group journey is 6 years old.

Minimum Operating Strength to guarantee Luxury Small Group Journeys

All departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 02 full paying adults booking that particular departure. This means the departure will only operate if a minimum 02 passengers are booked. Such passengers can either book on solo or twin.

Prices

Prices quoted are based on the following configuration:

  • Per person cost on a twin room
  • Cost using single room
  • A child aged between 6 years and 11 years can be accommodated with two adults sharing a room with an extra bed based on the hotel policy. In certain destinations there will be no reduction on the cost for children between 6 years and 11 years & they will have to pay the adult cost only.
  • Child of 12 years and above will be charged at full adult rates.

Deposit and Payment
A per person deposit of $500 must be paid at the time of booking. The balance of the trip must be paid prior to 120 days before you travel.

If you book your travel on or after 120 days of departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.
If the final balance is not received on time both for regular journeys and special offers, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 120 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.

For any air tickets handled by Cox & Kings, full payment is required at time of booking in order to secure the fare quoted.

  • You can pay in full to confirm your booking or make a deposit to book your reservation. Please see the payment schedule listed below.

Payment Schedule
Payment Terms Amount (Per Person) Date of Payment
Booking Amount $500 Immediately upon booking prior to 121 days before the date of your journey
Balance Payment Remainder Amount Immediately or after 120 days from the date of your journey whichever is earlier

  • You can book ONLINE - www.coxandkingsusa.com/luxury-small-group-journeys & then upload your documents.
  • If you wish to pay by check, please address your check to "Cox and Kings The Americas" along with your documents and send to : Cox & Kings, 8060 Melrose Avenue, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Cancellation by You

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing to groupjourneys@coxandkingsusa.com. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy.

Please note that for most custom journeys, deposits are refundable minus a per person Administrative Fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. You will be advised if your Terms & Conditions are different than listed below by your Travel Specialist at time of booking.

For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable for most custom journeys (some exceptions apply including Africa, please see separate cancellation terms below):

Cancellation Terms for Luxury Small Group Journeys

Days before Departure Cancellation Charge
120 days or longer Deposit Paid + Air Tickets
91 to 119 days before departure 20% of total land program price + Air Tickets
61-90 days before departure 50% of total land program price + Air Tickets
60 or fewer days before departure 100% of total land program price + Air Tickets

Air Travel

Most airline tickets are non-refundable once confirmed, however, depending on airline and class of service, exceptions may apply, and you will be notified at time of reservation. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline.

Land Only Travel and Optional Flights

Prices displayed do not include international and internal airfares. Please refer to the inclusions and exclusions of your itinerary for more details.

Cox & Kings would be more than happy to include international flights for you. We can offer favorable prices for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class travel.

If you are considering booking your own flights, please be aware of your responsibilities, which include but are not limited to the following: If you are booking flights on your own, please be aware of tour timings. It is your responsibility to meet up with the group. There may be supplementary costs if you require arrival and/or departure transfers other than what is included in the program, or additional hotel nights on arrival or departure.

We strongly advise against booking flights independently of Cox & Kings as there may be difficulties if your flight is delayed / cancelled to connect with your group.

Note:

  • If you choose not to purchase flights through Cox & Kings, please provide us with a copy of your tickets before you arrive into the destinations.
  • For journeys in which international and/or internal (regional or intra-country) airfare is already included in main price, please be aware that the price of your journey may be impacted if you purchase international or internal flights on your own.

Alterations by You

If you request any amendments to your travel arrangements once your booking has been confirmed, an amendment fee may apply. If you request any changes in services or accommodation, once commencement of travel, Cox & Kings will do all possible to accommodate your request, however, any costs incurred due to such amendments, you will be liable for any cancellation / retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred to secure revised arrangements. Any alteration made will be treated as a tailor made booking and subject to different terms and conditions.

Unutilized Services

We cannot give any allowance or refund for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. that have not been consumed or utilized, when these services have been included in the price of the program. No refund can be made on lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline. To protect your investment, we strongly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance at partner.allianztravelinsurance.com .

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Travel arrangements are planned and secured in advance and so changes in itinerary content may be unavoidable. These changes may be due to circumstances amounting to "force majeure" or reasons beyond Cox & Kings' control. They could include but not limited to; delay in departure due to flight disruption, closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State / National Governments or Tourist Organizations that cause forced alterations to a planned itinerary, its duration, time spent in a city or requiring the need to remove a city or part of from the itinerary caused by a local occurrence or situation. In such cases, Cox & Kings will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the program, we reserve the right to alter the scheduled itinerary accordingly and compensation cannot be paid. We will make every reasonable effort to provide the booked arrangements but minor changes may occur. If changes are significant we shall where possible, inform you or your travel agent before your departure. Please note that Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible for any price increases or surcharges caused by governmental action, additional taxes imposed, fluctuations in exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges should Cox & Kings need to pass along these increases. Any increase in the original program price will be notified to you at least 91 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure, the surcharge will be included in your invoice. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed program price.

Travel Warnings

It is the responsibility of the Traveler to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department's travel website at www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, should the Traveler still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Traveler assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Program Price Includes and Excludes

Please refer to each program which lists the Inclusions & Exclusions. There are separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land + air programs and separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land only programs.

Cox & Kings' Limits of Responsibilities

Except where otherwise stated in these Terms & Conditions, neither Cox & Kings nor any Third Party Supplier can accept liability or pay compensation where our performance of our or our supplier's contractual obligations is affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of force majeure. In these terms and conditions force majeure means any event which we / the supplier of the service(s) or the third party supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include but not be limited to; actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire, and all similar events outside the control of the party concerned.

Cox & Kings makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodation, transport or other facilities used in connection with our programs. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Cox & Kings is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God. Cox & Kings cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses are to be borne by the traveler. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are the subject of International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability. Your travel agent or airline can advise you of these conditions. The participant waives any claim against Cox & Kings for any damage to, or loss of, property, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointment, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services.

The participant assumes and understands that all travel has an inherent risk that may result in injury or death from participation in activities, including but not limited to, driving, hiking, walking, touring, visiting archeological sites, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing riding in helicopters, on trains, boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding and any other activities. Participant knows and is familiar with the activities in their itinerary and is able to confirm that they meet the physical requirements to participate.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A., whose courts, using California Law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Cox & Kings shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Cox & Kings assumes no responsibility for representations made by others including, but not limited to, any employee of Cox & Kings or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Cox & Kings travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

United States Tour Operators Association - $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Cox & Kings, The Americas, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Cox & Kings, The Americas' customers in the unlikely event of Cox & Kings, The Americas bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Cox & Kings, The Americas may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Cox & Kings, The Americas. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.

Standard Check-in & Check-out Timings

Please refer to the below chart for standard check-in and check-out timings for the destination you are visiting:

Destination Check-in Time Check-out Time
Japan 16:00 HRS 10:00 HRS
China 14:00 HRS 11:00 HRS
South Africa 14:00 HRS 11:00 HRS
Morocco 15:00 HRS 11:00 HRS

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