Thank you very much for your participation on the mission to Peru June 17-25. This will be our sixth visit to Peru, but the first time traveling in June.
As You Prepare..
1. Book your airfare.
Dr. Bill has the following flight itinerary:
DL 1350 CHS ATL Jun 17 11:30 AM Jun 17 12:45 PM
DL 0151 ATL LIM Jun 17 5:50 PM Jun 17 11:35 PM
AV 839 LIM CUS Jun 18 5:20 AM Jun 18 6:39 AM
AV 830 CUS LIM Jun 24 17:08 PM Jun 24 18:35 PM
DL 0150 LIM ATL Jun 25 1:05 AM Jun 25 9:00 AM
DL 1463 ATL CHS Jun 25 10:50 AM Jun 25 12:05 PM
There are other flight alternatives that can be considered that are less expensive. Right now flights out of Jacksonville are less expensive if you want to drive. The main issue is that everyone needs to be in Cusco by 7:30 am.
2. Decide if you are going to Machu Picchu.
This will be on Friday after clinic is over (Monday–Thursday). You will be met at the camp very early (5 AM) on Friday morning, taken by van to the train which will go to the town at the base of the mountain where the ruins are located. A bus takes you up the mountain where a tour guide will instruct. In mid afternoon the route will be reversed, returning you to camp around 9 PM.
The cost of the excursion was $275 for the last trip. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1 and let us know if you plan to participate in the trip to Machu Picchu. And email a scanned copy of your passport to email@example.com before May 1.
3. Know which immunizations are recommended.
Please review the CDC website as to the advice of which immunizations are recommended in plenty of time to be sure that you are covered. Because of the altitude, bugs aren’t much of an issue. Peru is a clean, healthy environment, but we want to be prepared.
We have had a few people on teams that were negatively affected by the altitude. Your physician can prescribe a special diuretic which helps if this is a concern.
4. Review Team Member Handbook
Take time to read through the Team Member Handbook, it will address a lot of questions you may have as well as includes a packing list. Peru weather in June includes 67 degrees in the day time and around 36 degrees at night time, so you will want to bring warm clothes for the evening and sleeping.
5. Bring Cash For Shopping
Pisac is the name of the town where we will be working. There’s a very nice church camp located on the outskirts of the town. This is the site of our clinic as well as where we will be staying. This town is known for it’s craft market where you will find some beautiful things. For shoppers, bring extra cash (new bills).
If anyone has questions, please pass them along. If you are wondering about something, chances are others are too. We will try to answer to the whole group.
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