PERU With BGU
January 25-31, 2021
Join AABGU on an amazing experience deep within Peru’s Amazon jungle and get an up-close look at BGU’s Medical School for International Health in action. Trip is during the rainy season and requires semi-rugged ability.
Day-by-Day Itinerary (Subject to change)
Operated by Kuoda Tours LLC
Monday, January 25: Welcome to Peru!
You’ll be personally greeted when your international flight arrives in Lima. Look for the sign with your name and you’ll be escorted to the hotel adjacent to the airport. We’ll have a welcome reception at the hotel at 6:00 p.m. with some light bites and a chance to meet the other adventure seekers.
Then you’ll be able to rinse away the feeling of a long flight and enjoy a good night’s rest!
Accommodation: Wyndham Costa del Sol
Tuesday, January 26: From City to Jungle
Today the group flies from Lima to the jungle city of Iquitos. We’ll have lunch and then visit the hidden Jewish cemetery to learn about the rich history of the local Jewish community.
If time allows, you’ll have some free time to explore Iquitos! We’ll then enjoy a festive dinner with members of the local Jewish community.
Accommodation: Doubletree Iquitos
Wednesday, January 27: Visit to the Regional Hospital in Iquitos
Today we visit the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) students during their rotation at the Hospital Regional de Loreto. Local hospital staff will greet us and we’ll have a chance to meet with the students as they share their experiences in Peru and as participants in BGU’s global medicine program. We’ll conclude the evening with dinner in the company of the MSIH students.
Accommodation: Doubletree Iquitos
Thursday, January 28: Deeper into the Jungle to the Treehouse Lodge
We’ll travel via a three-hour boat ride up the Amazon into the jungle and arrive at our home for the next three nights.
After arriving at the lodge and settling in high above the canopy, we’ll meet our guide and organize our daily tours for the next two days. (Click here for a list of excursions.)
After a delicious evening meal, we’ll fall asleep to the symphony of jungle sounds around us. Keep an eye and ear out during the night for fellow tree-dwellers and exotic nocturnal animals!
Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge (Please note the treehouses are high in the canopy; you must be okay with heights.)
Friday, January 29: Jungle Activities
We recommend waking up bright and early today as the jungle residents are most active right around dawn and sunrise. Today is your day to explore the jungle as you wish – you are welcome to participate on any of the activities offered by the lodge, or simply relax in your one-of-a-kind accommodation in the rainforest canopy.
Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge
Saturday, January 30: Jungle Activities
Today you have a second full day to explore the far reaches of the jungle at your own pace. Make the most of your time in this precious environment!
Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge
Sunday, January 31: Bidding Farewell to Peru
After breakfast, it’s time to bid the jungle farewell by taking a three-hour return boat ride back to Iquitos, then on to the Iquitos Airport for our return to Lima.
For our farewell dinner, it’s on to the Huaca Pucllana site, where we’ll get a glimpse of pre-Columbian desert ruins, delicately preserved in the middle of Miraflores, one of Lima’s choicest neighborhoods. The huaca, or sacred site, is home to one of the city’s finest dining establishments. We’ll enjoy a gourmet meal featuring Peruvian flavors while looking out over some of Lima’s most cherished ruins.
Upon conclusion of your meal, we’ll travel together to the Lima airport for your journey home.
In order to enjoy the full day, please book your flight home as a red-eye flight.
$3,000 per person based upon double occupancy
$500 single supplement (if available)
A deposit of $900 per person is required to secure your registration. The balance is due by October 16, 2020.
For more information email Melody Mokhtarian or call (646) 452-3693.
- All accommodations
- All meals (this tour will not be kosher but vegetarian options will be available)
- All in country group transportation (by boat and flights between Lima and Iquitos)
- Arrival/departure transfers and baggage handling for those arriving/departing on the tour start/end dates
- AABGU and professional tour leaders
- Roundtrip international airfare, fuel surcharges and taxes to/from your home city
- Passport and visa fees
- Medical immunizations
- Gratuities to guides, drivers and porters at the airport and hotels
- Trip cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance
- Video/photography fees
- Arrival/departure transfers for those not arriving/ departing on the tour start/end dates
- Personal items such as laundry, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls/faxes, mini-bar, in-room movies, tips to chambermaids, excess babbage fees
Kuoda Tours LLC must receive written notice of your desire to cancel your trip at least 31 days before traveling, in order to proceed with cancellation. Trip refunds will be issued where applicable, less a cancellation fee, which is as follows:
- USD $ 500.00 per person base cancellation fee.
- Non-refundable expenses already incurred by Kuoda Tours LLC (expenses differ for each individual case and may include but are not limited to flights and trains already purchased by Kuoda Tours LLC)
- We will try our best to help you recover costs wherever possible, but we cannot guarantee the reimbursement of any funds for trips canceled 30 days or fewer before the original travel date.
- Once a trip has started, Kuoda Tours LLC will not be able to offer refunds for any unused portion of the trip. This applies to any pre-trip or post-trip arrangements, including hotels and any no-shows for any reason, including illness or delays or failure of transportation to arrive on time.
Kuoda Tours LLC does not provide travel insurance, and registration and participation in no way implies that you or your travel companions will be insured as travelers. We strongly recommend that you purchase a single-trip travel insurance policy within 15 days of payment of your deposit, and are happy to recommend trusted insurance providers. Trip cancellation insurance may reimburse you for non-refundable air and land costs should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense coverage are also strongly recommended. Please speak with your insurance agent for details.
Passport and Visa:
A passport valid for at least six months beyond your return date to the U.S. is required. There is no visa requirement for U.S. citizens to enter Peru.
AABGU is acting solely as an intermediary agent for the travel suppliers providing transportation, hotel and/or all other related travel services being purchased (“Third Party Providers”). AABGU shall not be liable or responsible for any injury, illness, loss, or damage to any person or property or additional expense involved with travel resulting from acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, diseases, mechanical difficulties, failure of any means of transportation to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transportation or hotel services, or any other matter or event over which AABGU has no control; or for any state of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services existing at any travel destination.
By embarking upon his/her travel, the passenger voluntarily assumes all risks involved with such travel, whether expected or unexpected. The issuance and acceptance of any exchange orders or tickets shall constitute consent by the purchaser and/or passenger to the foregoing conditions. All exchange orders and tickets are also subject to such additional terms and conditions as the Third Party Providers may impose.
Finally, AABGU shall not be liable for any funds received from the purchaser and/or passenger paid to any Third Party Provider that subsequently becomes insolvent or files any bankruptcy or similar proceedings or fails to deliver services. Delays, cancellations and overbooking by participating Third Party Providers may occur. While AABGU will do its utmost to avoid these inconveniences, they shall not be liable or responsible for the acts or omissions of such Third Party Providers.
AABGU reserves the right (i) to cancel any tour, substitute hotels and make such alterations in tour itineraries as may be necessary or desirable for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour(s); and (ii) to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any tour. All additional cost, if necessary, shall be the passenger’s responsibility. In addition, AABGU may cancel any tour prior to departure. In such a case, a full refund of all payments will constitute full settlement with the passenger and/or purchaser of the tour. All disputes arising under, in connection with, or incident to this agreement shall be litigated, if at all, in and before a court located in the City of New York, New York, U.S.A., and in the courts of no other city, state or country.
Retention of tickets, reservations or bookings by the purchaser and/or passenger after issuance shall constitute consent to the above terms, as well as an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.
- There are no required vaccinations for Peru, although the CDC recommends typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations. Yellow Fever inoculation and Malaria prophylaxis are recommended for all visits to the jungle. We strongly recommend consulting with a travel health professional for the most up-to-date information and advice regarding specific conditions.
- In the Amazon jungle there is little or no cell service.
- There is no dress code, but for the jungle, you may prefer to wear long pants and sleeves to protect you from sunburn, rain and any biting insects.
- Bring multiple changes of socks and be prepared for rain and mud.