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Here you will find everything you'll need to plan for your upcoming trip.

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Read through Payments, and submit your Credit Card Form so that we can process your remaining balance!

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Book your flight + then upload your flight information into the flight form.

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All participants must purchase traveler's health insurance. We also highly recommend Trip Insurance which you can find here.

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Check out the additional excursions we have planned for you.  Also, book a private shoot with Anna! If you're interested, you can purchase your spot below.

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LIABILITY FORM

Please fill out and submit the Liability form. You can access it here.
Liability Form
payments

PAYMENTS

The remaining balance for your trip is due January 16, 2021
Please submit your Credit Card Authorization Form below so that we can safely automate your final payment on the date listed above.
 
If you book your trip past the January 16th deadline, we require your payment in full. Please read through our booking terms for more details.
Installment plans are only available with adequate time before the payment deadline. If you are eligible, and interested, contact us directly.
DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE
Once complete, upload the form below to complete the final payment(s) for your trip.
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FLIGHTS

Our trip date is April 17-24 2021
Please make sure to arrive in Cusco by at least 12 pm on Saturday, April 17th.
Search for flights using the Cusco Airport code: CUZ
Transportation will be arranged for you both to and from the airport only. Due to Covid-19 related travel risks, we request that each of our travelers aims to fly as direct as possible. If you plan to travel outside of our scheduled Peru itinerary, we ask that you add your additional travel to the backend of your trip.
SUBMIT YOUR FLIGHT FORM HERE
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Insurance

INSURANCE

In order to attend any trip, trip participants must purchase Travel Health Insurance. Your plan must include the following:
  • Overseas Medical Insurance Must Cover: 
    • Hospitalization

    • Out-patient treatment for medical emergencies

    • Prescribed medicines, X-rays, and laboratory tests

    • Being brought home, if medically necessary

  • Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Must Cover:

    • Air ambulance or Medevac flights

    • Sea level aircraft

    • Helicopter

    • Ground ambulance 

Trip Participants are required to submit proof of insurance a minimum of 1 week prior to the scheduled trip start date. Arrow Retreats reserves the rights to forfeit guest reservations if proof of insurance is not provided.

We also highly recommend purchasing Trip Insurance to protect your investment.

Learn more and purchase your insurance here.

Once complete, email jessica@arrow-retreats.com or upload your document below.
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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

There are 2 optional excursions you can participate in that are NOT included in the total trip cost. If you want to join in on these excursions, please book by purchasing your spot below. (Cut off date to book is 30 days before trip start date) 

AWAMAKI WEAVING TOUR ($125 USD)


Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
 

Take a journey into the heart of a Quechua community through our impactful and intimate community visit to learn more about the Pre-Incan weaving tradition and Andean indigenous culture. The trip begins with a beautiful drive, ascending nearly 1,000m, to the upper Andean community of Patacancha or Huilloc. Upon arrival we will visit the cooperative's weaving center to learn about weaving and its significance in Andean culture. The trip includes a demonstration of the entire process, beginning with how alpaca or sheep wool is hand spun into yarn, how local plants are used as natural dyes, and finally how the yarn is woven into the final product. After the demonstration, you will have the chance to try weaving yourself! After your weaving lesson, enjoy a home-cooked meal in a weaver’s home including soup and main course. The day will end with a chance to purchase items from the women you met during your tour, providing you a change to bring home a hand-woven memory from your trip. 

Logistical Information:

Please Note: Because we are a small non-profit, we are not able to guarantee a private tour. There may be other visitors in your tour group. However, most of our tours are very small, between 2 and 6 people.

Itinerary

  • Picturesque drive from Ollantaytambo to a rural Quechua community (Patacancha or Huilloc)

  • A warm welcome from some representatives of our local cooperative upon arrival at their weaving center

  • Discussion of Andean backstrap weaving as it relates to Andean culture and history

  • Demonstration and explanation of the traditional weaving process by female weavers in the Awamaki Weaving Cooperative

  • One-on-one weaving lesson with women in our cooperative

  • Visit to a traditional Quechua home

  • Home-cooked local lunch

  • Opportunity to buy our weavers' hand-made textiles

  • Return to Ollantaytambo

 

Things to Bring

Water

  • Sunscreen

  • Warm clothing (layers) 

  • Rain jacket (just in case!) 

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Camera

  • Local currency (5 - 500 soles) in small bills in case you would like to buy textiles from the weavers. We recommend small bills because the women can't typically make change.

Excursions

PERUVIAN COOKING CLASS ($110 USD)

Immerse Your Senses in an Exquisite Culinary Experience While Enjoying Breathtaking Views of Downtown Cusco from the Beautiful Rooftop Kitchen

Our cooking class will provide a unique culinary experience in a beautiful kitchen with individual cooking stations where guests can prepare their own creations with the freshest regional ingredients and experience a new way of learning, sharing and enjoying Peruvian cuisine.

We'll experience a:
• Guided culinary tour of the traditional San Pedro market
• Preparation of a delicious appetizer and main course (vegetarian option available)
• Preparation of a pisco sour

MINI SHOOT WITH ANNA

30 MINUTE MINI SHOOT ($150)

Book a mini shoot with our photographer Anna Meyer. You'll have access to hundreds of photos through out the week, but if you're interested in being in the spot light, book a sesh! Women on our trips value this opportunity to get photographs with loved ones, build content for their work, and to feel seen and special. While on the trip, you'll meet with Anna to discuss where you'd like to shoot and what your vision is.

Mini Shoot