F A Q – Traveler’s Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to our question and doubt section before embarking on your journey

to Peru and especially to our city of Cusco

1. Have take care that the agencies that are in Internet!

in SUNAT (National Superintendence of Customs and of Tributary Administration) it must be registered and DIRCETUR (Regional Direction of Exterior Trade and Tourism) and They must take his license of operation as an agency operator. When you do the payment web route to the account of the company and not to third persons. Your voucher of payment requests ballot or invoice.

2.Is it sure to cross Peru?

Certainly that yes, only that must have care in big sities not to move away to distant places of the town as in any other country.
– always to present a copy of passport and to guard his objects of value inside the hotel.
– do not change money into the street always into the bank or foreign exchange office. – it is advisable to use companies of taxis.

3.How is the weather in Peru?

The climate in Peru has climates changed due to the geographical diversity. El País newspaper possesses coastal zone, Andean zone and zone of jungle, every zone has his typical climate as of the Sun, heat, rain and cold.
– in Cusco the temperature is marked on two definite stations, cold and rain. from April to November it is hot during the day and intense cold in the nights and dawns. The everage temperature in the capital is of 12 °C being the maxim of 18 °C and the minim about 4 °C more or less. From December to March it is the station of rain. Cusco is to 3360 m.s.n.m. taking as a reference the Plaza of Cusco’s Weapon. Dig to stress that Cusco region also has part of jungle.

4.- Who is Vilca Expedition?

We are TRAVEL AGENCY AND TOURISM Expeditions Vilca E.I.R.L., Tour Operador from the year 1993 of the Reservation of Biosphere of the Manu and concessionaire of the Peruvian condition in the zone reserved of the National Park of the Manu, the owner is 100 % Peruvian native of the jungle, we are taken pleasure of answering
His questions, to see the rules and recommendations for the tourist use of the park to our passengers and public in general.

5.- How many days we need to visit the Manu National Park?

It is possible to visit the National Park of the Manu from 3 up to 8 days to mas depending on the availability of time.

6.-In how many zones the national park of the Manu is divided?

The national park of the Manu divides in three parts: cultural zone or zone of damping, reserved zone or zone core and the intangible zone. The cultural zone and the reserved zone are of tourist use. The intangible zone is in use exclusively for scientific studies and with special permissions. Mas detail to see section Manu.

7.-What is the difference between the cultural zone and the reserved zone?

In the reserved zone is the major primary concentration of the forest and fauna of major natural biodiversity and more species of birds and mammals, and to visit to the reserved zone, minimum is needed 6 days and maximum 8 days and 5 0 6 days flight / flight. Where as in the cultural zone the tours are more short from 3 to 5 days. The possibility of observing animals is minimal.

8.- Why is it called a cultural zone or of damping?

There is called cultural zone or damping by the nearness the native peoples who live the national park of the Manu since are Matsiguenka, Nanti, Yora, Haranbut, Yine and Quechuan divided in the populations of Callanga, Huacaria, Keros, Shintuya, Diamond and Palotoa and they feed of house and fishing therefore there is no many diversity.

9.-What is the weather in the national park of Manu?

The temperature ranges between the 24 ° C and 35 ° C

10.-What height is the national park of Manu?

The height ranges from the 4000 m.s.n.m. and up to 250 m.s.n.m

11.-Is park opened all the year round?

Any date you can travel to the manu with the difference that in rain season to take more implements of rain, the beaches are with enough water but the activity of the animals continues because we are in his own lives.

12.-Why is it a more expensive the reserved zone than the cultural zone?

The trip to reserved zone by boat is every day aproximate from 7 to 8 hours and in alone bus the first and last day according to his itinerary. Our company pays to the Peruvian condition for conservation of the nature., for revenue of every tourist, for every passenger and anually and the same money is for payments of he guards parks of the Manu National Park .
Every group of the agency expeditions vilca visits to the house Machiguenka to buy his crafts that become by them same by plants, fruits and natural colors and we rest hereby to generating economic income for the subsistence of the population of Tayacome and Yomibato. Also we work directly with the native ones of tayacome, yomibato, Diamond like staff of crew members and motorists of the boats in our company like connoisseurs us guarantee our safety in the rivers of high place Mother of God and Manu. Since they are native to the jungle.

Every group of the agency expeditions vilca visits to the house Machiguenka to buy his crafts that become by them same by plants, fruits and natural colors and we rest hereby to generating economic income for the subsistence of the population of Tayacome and Yomibato. Also we work directly with the native ones of tayacome, yomibato, Diamond like staff of crew members and motorists of the boats in our company like connoisseurs us guarantee our safety in the rivers of high place Mother of God and Manu. Since they are native to the jungle.

13.- What is the minimum and maximum in the tour?

The minimum is 2 passengers for any tour. And maximum of 6 or 7 passengers in zone reserved to optimize to see the animals.

14.- Is it necessary the vaccines for yellow fever, malaria and malaria?

In the national park of the Manu there are no reports of cases of yellow fever, malaria and malaria nevertheless if you want to be any more time in tropical places are better that it consults with his doctor.

15.- All the maximum kilos is it necessary to go for passenger?

Maximum must to him take 10 kilos for person.

16.- What type of transport do they use in the tours to the Manu?

There is used terrestrial and fluvial transport. Exclusive for this zone.

17.- Is it necessary to take passport?

We can take the copy mas not the original one for the excess of dampness.

18.- Do banks exist in the route?

There are neither cash dispensers nor banks in the route it is necessary to take ready money of preference in soles.

19.- What quantity of money must I take?

It is necessary to to take from 200 to 300 Soles for additional purchases to the tour as crafts, gaseous, moisturizing, beers and gratuities for the personnel (motorist, crew member, cooks and guides).

20.- There are additional payments for night treks?

The night treks are totally free in our company.

21.- Will I see the native ones not contacted in the manu?

It is prohibited to see to not contacted reasons that we can infect with any disease they are very capable, if for reasons x the not contacted ones go out, the boat must not stop continue directly and to bring at once to the headquarters of the nearest park.

22.- What type of food does it give himself during the trip?

We have different normal, vegetarian options and veganos.

23.- What type of water can you consume?

Every operator has ways of providing his water some, you water down with filter and other jammed solid waters.

24.- That I have comforts in the ecolodges:

All the ecologists are own of the company we have. Rooms with double, triple, quadruple and simple beds (without any post) with private baths, he cooks, dining room etc. The Light with solar and generating panel, that you will be able to recharge his batteries of chamber for 2 hours without any cost.

25.-What must to him take the Manu?

Thick clothes (cold dawn for the river), Equip for rain, Canteen, Binoculars, solar Blockader, Lantern or torch with batteries extras, Hat or cap, Shirt solar blockader pinches long billiard cue and long, Repellent trousers of mosquito, Sandals, clothes of bath, towel, Money extra and personal things.

26.-Because it should travel with expeditions vilca?

Expeditions vilca is a stable company, which offers an unforgettable experience from 1,993 that works with social and environmental responsibility. It pays to the Peruvian condition to preserve the nature to the National system of Natural protected Areas.
.Todos the guides and choferes are very professional knowledgeable of the jungle that they guarantee 100 % his safety because they studied in the Peruvian jungle and specialized themselves in cusco..Los equipments of the company guarantee to 100 % HIS SAFETY AND COMFORT. – the prices are reasonable quality and price. – his trip is guaranteed to 100 %. – if you travel with us it will be helping to protect the environment and For ende the economic sustainability of the native communities mentioned previously.

all the guides and drivers are very professional knowledgeable of the jungle that they guarantee 100 % his safety because they studied in the Peruvian jungle and specialized themselves in cusco..the equipments of the company guarantee to 100 % HIS SAFETY AND COMFORT. – the prices are reasonable quality and price. – his trip is guaranteed to 100 %. – if you travel with us it will be helping to protect the environment and For the economic sustainability of the native communities mentioned previously.

27. How can you arrive in Cusco?

– Cusco can be reached by land and land from different parts of the country
Cusco has tourist infrastructure such as 5, 4 and 3 star hotels, hostels, hostels, tourist restaurants with typical, traditional foods from all over the country, bars, nightclubs, among others.
– TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES: IPERU. POLICE OF TOURISM, DIRCETUR.

28. What are the most important festivities?

– Among the most important festivities of the Cusco region is the Inti Raymi “La Fiesta del Sol”, this festival is related to the anniversary of the city of Cusco on June 24 of each year. Among others we have the Corpus Cristi festivity date where you can enjoy the typical dish of CHIRI UCHU (COLD FOOD), and the procession of more than 13 saints in the main square of Cusco (movable date between the months of May and June), the feast of the Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo in the month of July, the festival of the Lord of Qoyllority between the months of May or June the date is not exact due to the Andean calendar, among others.





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