About Inca Trail Bookings from march 2013 to december .
Updated on jan 09 2013 .
The permit ticket to Inca Trail sell has begun today january 9th 2013 so you can make your reservations rigth now.
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If you’re thinking of booking from March -December 2013 onwards, we will only be accepting PRE-BOOKINGS to be confirmed once the March – December permits are released and we have been able to purchase these spaces.
Only in these circumstances will we accept any reservations, obviously after payment.
Authorizations to operate the Inca Trail are valid for a year from March to January.
To operate the following year, you need to pass assessments and follow a procedure which normally begins in the second week of November. The full procedure is completed at the SERNANP (National Service of Protected Areas), an entity of the Peruvian government.
After the assessment, in mid-December the results with the agencies eligible to operate the Inca Trail the following year are communicated. Then, the Regional Direction of Culture (DRC), the entity selling permits for the Inca Trail, asks SERNANP for the database with the authorized agencies, entering it to their database.
Then the DRC makes an official statement with the date or dates for the sale of permits; this year it was as from january 09 th.
This is on the one hand.
On the other hand, agencies associated and not associated to AATC Cusco (Association of Travel Agencies Cusco) can register and participate in the draw to determine the first agencies to buy the Inca Trail permits, establishing an order for when the sale begins and so there are no disorders.
We will be there at the time but can’t really say how we will be positioned in the draw: we could come out first or last.
In 2012 we were 45th out of 60 agencies and although we were able to get the permits for our tourists who had pre-booked with us, sadly we could not add any more quotas since the agencies in the first positions got all of their permits and the last ended up with none and there was a mess between tourists and agencies.
Unless the booking system changes and we know about this, we cannot risk confirming a reservation without it being effective.
Because of this our booking policy for the months of March-December 2013 will be as follows:
We will accept all bookings AFTER PAYMENT for the dates scheduled from March to December 2013. However, we cannot confirm these dates until we know when the permit sale begins and if we were able to buy them; in case we couldn’t book for the date required, we will book for one or more alternative dates that you will have indicated us at the time of making your reservation. At worse, if we cannot book for any of these dates, you will be 100% refunded for the money sent, discounting transfer fee.
Let’s say that you send us USD 200, we will return the same amount only discounting the transfer fee that is normally 10 or 15 dollars, and you will receive a scanned receipt for your compliance.
This is the only condition we have in order to accept 2013 reservations and you must agree before confirming your booking.
If you agree to this condition, you can book entering the following option.
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