Dear Tulfts Civic Semester Students,
We want to provide an overview of your arrival process at Lima International Airport on September 31 and Cuzco Airport on October 1. This is a Yak to let you know what to expect as you move through the process of arriving to Peru. It should be a pretty straightforward process however please be sure to read thoroughly.
It might be best for you to print out this Yak or write these details in your journal so you can access this information upon arrivals. As you prepare to travel please remember that staying organized will make your trip much smoother. We recommend having all your documents you need (your passport, your boarding passes, etc.) in one place in your carry on. Make sure to take some snacks and anything else you need to be comfortable on the long international leg to Lima as well.
Lima is a traveler friendly airport, most of the staff will be able to speak English and will help you out if you need it. As Lima is your international port of entry you’ll need to pass through both immigration and customs. When you arrive you’ll be shuttled to immigration where you’ll need to present your passport. They may ask you some questions about your stay, you’ll just want to tell them that you’re there for tourism and you’ll be there for three months. If they ask, you’ll be staying in Calca at the Hotel Casita Huaran. The customs officials will stamp your passport.
After you pass through immigration you’ll need to collect your bag and pass through customs before you recheck your bag to Cusco. When you arrive in the Cusco airport you’ll need to collect your bag and exit. Once you exit then the three field staff will be waiting for you with a Dragons shirts on. We’ll transfer to our orientation site.
We’re really looking forward to meeting you all and coming together! If you have any doubts or questions about the arrival process please feel free to reach out to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
For the first 11 days we will not have access to ATM, we will visit Paru Paru, a place where they sell many crafts, if you want you can withdraw money at the ATM of the Lima airport and exchange it there, but for another reason you will not need money.
Good luck as you prepare and we’ll see you soon!
Mónica, Raquel and Teto