(1) What form of $$ do I need to take to Peru for this trip?
A - You don't have to "bring" $$ because you can use any ATM in Peru to just access your account and fees are similar to ATMs in USA. The only thing is that they limit you to $400/day which is not a problem as almost all your needs are covered by the tour!
(2) How much $$ will I need for food?
A - Well, all hotels will give us breakfast with our rooms. During the day when riding in the Andes we will only snack (it is much better to travel at altitude with a not-so-full stomach). Our only big meal will be supper. So about $8 to $15 per day for food should be plenty.
(3) Any other $$ needs?
A - Besides any purchases you want to make, or entry into parks, museums, etc. during our "rest" days, the only other thing should be souveniers and tips (optional).
(4) Do I need any shots or a visa for Peru?
(5) What about my in-Peru tickets?
A - I will send you email copies of your tickets. I will also have printout copies waiting for you at the hotel in Lima. Pick them up before you leave the hotel. Humberto will see you to the airport and help you check in every time..
A - YES. I will ask you to scan a copy of your passport and sent it to me for the reservations I need to make. I will also print off a copy and sealed it in plastic. That is good enough to carry when you are shopping or touring around should you have to show any identification. If you get something stolen, I would rather them not get your passport. We will keep the passports in a safe place and move around with only the copy. We will only have to show the ACTUAL passport at the airport and MAYBE at a police checkpoint along the route. For your trip down to Peru it would be good to have a simple photocopy IN CASE something happens before you get to Peru. At least you will have the important info to show a consulate!