2019 district humanitarian trip | lima, peru

humanitarian service projects- lima: april 3-8, 2019

post-trips to cusco/machu picchu or iquitos amazon cruise: april 8-12, 2019

 
 
 

PERU HUMANTARIAN TRIP CO-CHAIRS

KAREN GREENBERG

PERU HUMANITARIAN TRIP CO-CHAIR

kareninrotary@gmail.com

310-266-7567 

RICA VIOLA

PERU HUMANITARIAN TRIP CO-CHAIR

 

HUMANITARIAN TRIP CO-CHAIR'S MESSAGE:

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Welcome to the Information Page for the 2019 Rotary District 5280 Humanitarian trip to Peru.  This year we are excited to be working with Peru’s two Districts: 4455 and 4465.  Working with the Peru Districts and clubs, we have jointly selected 11 Global Grant projects that meet 5 of Rotary International’s Areas of Focus, and 2 projects that meet needs at the district level.  We have also selected 2 unforgettable adventure options for post trips (choice of one or the other) after covering our Humanitarian Service projects in Lima:  Cusco/Machu Picchu and Iquitos Amazon Cruise.  Please join us for our first visit to Peru and first trip south of the Equator.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis, so please send in your Registration Form and Deposit as soon as possible to be part of this amazing experience.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Karen Greenberg
2018-19 Humanitarian Trip Co-Chair, Rotary District 5280
Member of the South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club

 

April 3 – 8, 2019

Our first stop will be Lima, one of the largest cities in South America, with almost 8 million people in the city and surrounding area.  The City of Lima was established in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro.  It has beautiful historic buildings and modern ones, too.  The city is located on the Pacific Ocean coast and stretches to the foothills of the Andes mountains, to about 5,000 above Sea Level.  The time is 3 hours later in Lima than Los Angeles during our Pacific Standard Time (PST).  It does not have Daylight Savings so during our PDT the time difference is just 2 hours.  Temperature in Lima is similar to the Los Angeles area, but with higher humidity in the morning hours.  The other difference is that, since Peru is on the other side of the equator, their summers are our winters, and vice versa.

Our trip to Lime is April 3 – 8, 2019.  Here we are planning up to 7 Global Grant projects.  We are also planning a couple of district projects.  We have tried to arrange for projects to be within 2 hour driving times. 

We plan to have 2 Global Grant projects in District 4465.  Because of how remote the projects are, we do not think we will be able to visit them.

 

April 8 – 12, 2019

We will have 2 optional trips: Cusco/Machu Picchu and The Peruvian Amazon.

At 11,000 feet above Sea Level, Cusco was the Inca capital until the Spanish conquest in the 16th Century.  The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It has magnificent Inca and earlier structures, in addition to historic Spanish buildings.  In April, temperatures range from mid-40’s at night to mid-60’s daytime.  The only practical way to get to Cusco is to fly over the Andes mountain range which led me to wonder, as I flew over the Andes,  how did the Spanish find this place.  We are planning up to 2 Global Grant projects in Cusco.

Although we fly into Cusco Airport, we will stay the first 2 nights in the Sacred Valley at 9000 feet above Sea Level to help us acclimate to the altitude.  While in the Sacred Valley we will visit the world famous Machu Picchu, along with other ancient structures.  I have been there and it is breathtaking. 

Our second optional trip is to the Peruvian Amazon River on a river boat.  It is becoming one of Peru’s biggest tourist attractions, encompassing approximately 60% of the country. The fourth largest rainforest in the world, the Peruvian Amazon boasts remarkable biodiversity. In terms of flora, the area has 700 types of ferns and more than 7,300 different species of flowering plants. The rainforest is also home to some 180 reptiles, 262 amphibians, 293 mammals, 697 fish, 806 birds, and 2,500 butterflies.

 

REGISTRATION: 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Registration opens on July 27, 2018. The only way to become officially registered is to submit both the registration form AND a deposit of $500 ($650 for the Amazon Cruise option). Until both of those items are received, you are NOT registered. Please complete the registration form and submit it, along with the deposit, to the Rotary District 5280 Office. For the time being, only check payments are being accepted. Currently we do not have online registration.  We will have online registration before August 15.  We will send out an  e-blast to all Rotarians when it is available. If the trip sells out, we will begin a wait list. The District Office will let those on the wait list know when a spot becomes available. 
 

TRIP PACKAGES: 

Package price is per person
 
Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Lima Only- Group Flight (April 3-8, 2019)
Includes airfare, hotel, transportation, & most meals
$2390.00 $2890.00
     
Lima Only- Separate Flight (April 3-8, 2019)
Includes hotel, transportation, & most meals. You MUST arrange your own airfare.
$1890.00 $2390.00
     
Lima AND Cusco/Machu Picchu- Group Flight (April 3-12, 2019) CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. CONTACT DISTRICT OFFICE TO BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST
Includes airfare, hotel, transportation, & most meals.
$3790.00 $4850.00
     
Lima AND Cusco/Machu Picchu- Separate Flight (April 3-12, 2019)
Includes hotel, transportation, & most meals. You MUST arrange your own airfare for both int'l and domestic flights
**Very important: Make sure your domestic flights to Cusco are the same as the group flights. 
See flight information below. 
$3290.00 $4350.00
     
Lima AND Iquitos Amazon Cruise- Group Flight (April 3-12, 2019)
Includes airfare, hotel, transportation & most meals.  *Only 13 cabins on ship
$5450.00 $6700.00
     
Lima AND Iquitos Amazon Cruise- Separate Flight (April 3-12, 2019)
Includes hotel, transportation, & most meals. You MUST arrange your own airfare for both int'l and domestic flights
**Very important: Make sure your domestic flights to Cusco are the same as the group flights. 
See flight information below. 
$4950.00 $6200.00
     
 
 

GROUP FLIGHT DETAILS: 

Trip Package Depart Return
     
Lima Only 3 April: LAX-LIM LATAM 2477: Departs 2:00pm, Arrives 12:40am 8 April: LIM-LAX LATAM 600: Departs 12:20pm, Arrives 7:00pm
     
Lima and Cusco/Machu Picchu
3 April: LAX-LIM LATAM 2477: Departs 2:00pm, Arrives 12:40am
8 April: LIM-CUZ LATAM 2013: Departs 7:20am, Arrives 8:47am
12 April: CUZ-LIM LATAM 2068: Departs 7:38pm, Arrives 9:10pm
13 April: LIM-LAX LATAM 2476: Departs 1:50am, Arrives 8:45am
     
Lima and Iquitos Amazon Cruise
3 April LAX-LIM LATAM 2477: Departs 2:00pm, Arrives 12:40am
8 April LIM-IQT LATAM 2240: Departs 9:44am, Arrives 11:43am
12 April IQT-LIM LATAM 2241: Departs 12:43pm, Arrives 2:20pm
13 April LIM-LAX LATAM 2476: Departs 1:50am, Arrives 8:45am
 

PAYMENTS:

For "Lima Only" and "Lima AND Cusco/Machu Picchu":
  • Due upon registration: $500 
  • August 15, 2018: 50% of balance due
  • September 15, 2018: remaining balance due 
For Lima and Iquitos Amazon Cruise: 
  • Due upon registration: $650
  • August 15, 2018: 50% of balance due
  • September 15, 2018: remaining balance due
 

PAYMENT METHOD/WHERE TO SEND: 

At this time, only checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to "Rotary District 5280" and mailed to: Rotary District 5280, 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 
 
 

CANCELLATION POLICIES: 

Lima and Lima and Cusco/Machu Picchu   Iquitos Amazon Cruise   
By Oct. 15, 2018 Full Refund At time of registration $650.00 Non-Refundable
Oct. 16-Nov. 15, 2018 $350.00 Penalty Oct. 16-Nov. 15, 2018 $1000.00 Penalty
Nov. 16-Dec. 15, 2018 50% Penalty Nov. 16-Dec. 15, 2018 50% Penalty
After December 15, 2018 NON-REFUNDABLE After December 15, 2018 NON-REFUNDABLE
 
 

GENERAL QUESTIONS: 

Contact the Rotary District 5280 office at office@rotary5280.org or 310-670-9792
 

FLIGHT QUESTIONS: 

For questions about flights, contact Arturo and Sandra Velasquez at 818-402-9808 or sandra_inveljtravel@yahoo.com 
 

exciting details to follow about projects, hospitality, down time and more!