Last updated: 13:00 15 March 2021 (AEST)
International travelers entering the country will not need to quarantine when presenting a negative PCR test and antigen test taken upon arrival (passenger will bear cost). If the test is positive, the passenger will go under mandatory isolation at the Villa Panamericana COVID-19 center in Lima, at a relative’s home or at a hotel at your own expense. Passenger can take the test upon entering the country at their own cost, which will be around 160-180 Peruvian Soles.
***Non-resident foreigners from the UK, South Africa and Brazil cannot enter the country. This measure will come into effect from March 15 through 31, 2021.
The Ministry of Exterior Commerce and Tourism announced that the government will suspend the mandatory quarantine for all international travelers entering the country. A PCR test is still required for all international travelers entering the country. However, the PCR test will not be required for internal flights within the country.
***On March 13, 2021, the Government of Peru suspended COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic air travel.
We are OPEN and taking 2021 and 2022 bookings for all our tours & treks! We are very excited to welcome everyone back to Peru this year, after a very tough year of being closed almost all of 2020. Of course, it is still a soft start to the year, but we are very optimistic that we will be back to full time touring this season. The promise of vaccines and continued rigorous protective safety protocols will make all the difference for Peru’s growing ability to welcome travelers back to our wonderful country.
When you’re ready to travel again, we’re here to support you. Your safety, as well as the safety of our employees, has always been our top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all of our tours. Our new Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as we continue to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won’t change is our commitment to keeping you safe as you explore our big, beautiful world.
Peru has announced that Machu Picchu will be open from March 15th / 2021 to the public in general. Having limited permits per day is the first step towards returning to the great days we used to have.
*** The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N is open since March 15th as well, this option must be done ONLY by a licensed tour Operator like SAM Travel Peru.
*** All alternative treks and tours to Machu Picchu by train are available from March 15th ahead and all these options can be done by Orange Nation peru with our best team.
Is the 4-day Inca Trail closed too?
Yes, the Inca Trail 4 days is also closed until further notice. The Ministry de Culture of Peru has not announced when the 4-day Inca Trail will reopen next.
Is Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain closed too?
Yes, both Mountain are also closed until further notice. The Ministry de Culture of Peru has not announced when the 4-day Inca Trail will reopen
***What is Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mt? They are extra hike up to the top of each mt, this can be done before or after exploring the Inca City of Machu Picchu,
With these announcements, we also want to let you know that Orange Nation peru is ready to operate the allowed tours with all the needed safety protocols. To guarantee an amazing but safe experience to you.
The protocols we follow:
You can contact our support team online or over the phone. Like most countries around the world, this is a difficult time for small businesses in Peru. We are grateful for your support through this challenging time, and encourage everyone to be kind to one another while we navigate this global crisis.
ORANGE Nation is a small, local Peruvian tour company. We are experiencing hundreds of messages and calls about postponing or canceling at this time and want you to know that while this is really scary for our company, we are committed to helping our guests, staff and community, and being resilient to come through this together. At this time, we are choosing not to lay off any of our regular staff, because they rely on us so they can provide for their families. We are also supporting our porters, cooks, and guides because the loss of work, even if only a month, is devastating for their families and communities.
Most of you have only paid your initial deposits for tours and treks with Orange Nation, which is around $200 per person. All guests pay the balance of their tour cost when they get to Cusco to start their tour. We ask for your patience and hope that you are able to postpone your tour and move it to a later date in 2020 or to 2021.
For others, you may like to know that if you are unable to do your tour, you can donate your deposit to our fund for out-of-work porters and their communities, which are hit hard by the stop in tourism and the devastating landslides of February. We will also move your deposit to our new Orange Nation Community Support Fund and will directly send 100% of that deposit to the hardworking people who have been most affected by this global pandemic and economic disaster.
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It was perfect! On the first day we had a great time exploring the Sacred Valley and see the main attractions and learn about the history of this beautiful place.
I would definitely recommend the short Inka trail, I think it was the best way to get to know Machu Picchu and the surrounding area. We arrived at Machu Picchu when most of the crowd was gone and it felt really special.
You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru
Best mix of adventure, history and nature: Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4-day trekking option seemed too intense for us, but we still wanted to experience the entrance to Machu Picchu through the ancient Inka trail, so we opted for Orange Nation’s combination of Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I couldn’t be more happy about our decision.
We booked and paid the deposit to Orange Nation / Sam travel for the 4 day Inca Trail and Machu Pichu trip back in 2019. But we couldn't travel in 2020 and 2021 - but the company honoured our agreement and so we came back in 2022.
You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru. This tour had so many incredible things and places packed into 4 days.
My girl and i did the Machu Pichu trek tour with Orange Nation. It was seriously the most amazing experience that we'll never forget. Gorgeous views! The long trek was worth the amazing view. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We considered other tours but chose Orange Nation because we liked the idea of smaller groups and this was definitely worth it. I will be using Orange Nation again next year when I come back to Peru!
Wow, what a wonderful trekking experience! My trip to Peru was amazing thanks to this awesome tour that i took with Orange Nation. I did multiple tours with this company. I'm a solo traveler and everyone in my group was always still friendly and did not make me feel left out. I loved going off the beaten track with this company. It's much better to pay extra to go off the path for the quality experience of this amazing guided tour They definitely helped guide us and gave us a quality experience with a small group and paid special attention to each one of us. I highly recommend using Orange Nation for your next tour in Peru!
10/10 Amazing experience
If you’re thinking about which agency to use, look no further- Ray and Jimmy went well above and beyond and made this a memorable, safe, fun, and professional experience.
Ray is the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had in any country for any excursion - during both the Short Inka Trail and the actual tour of Machu Picchu, Ray’s expertise shined through in his ability to give us a detailed background on every aspect of the history, climate, nature, flora, animals.. anything!
Likewise, Ray and Jimmy were truly the friendliest, kindest hosts that I could have imagined our group having.
Thank you both so much and I will definitely book with you again if (when) I come back!
Did the 2 day Inca trail with Ray and Jimmy they were great and knowledgeable. Ray not only guided us along trail to Machu Picchu but also was an excellent photographer and taught us the history. It was a group of 10 and we had a great time. Even everything going on in Peru, we always felt in good hands.
Short Inca Trial (2-Day)
This tour was the perfect experience for our (group of 10) short trip to Peru. The trail was sometimes challenging, but the views and history made it all worth it. Ray and Jimmy were our guides and imparted sooo much knowledge about the history of Peru, Inca, and beyond. I would definitely recommend!