Lima Airport Guidelines For COVID-19 Prevention

Jorge Chávez International Airport Guidelines To Prevent COVID-19

Travelers are reminded that all repatriation flights now depart from the Jorge Chávez International Airport. Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly:

  • Be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The return to ​commercial airport is likely to produce delays as new measures are implemented for the first time.
  • Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry to the airport. Family and friends should stay home in order to follow all social distancing measures and Ministry of Health protocols.
  • All passengers are subject to security screening.
  • All passengers are subject to health screening before boarding. Passengers should expect to have their temperature taken and should be prepared to answer health-related questions. Passengers suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed to board.
  • Bring ​snacks. Food facilities may not be open, and repatriation flights have limited food options.
  • Bring your own sanitizer and wipes​, but note that liquids may be restricted due to airport security regulations.
  • Face masks AND face shields are required at all times at Jorge Chávez International Airport. Face masks are required while traveling on the airplane to comply with Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • Check with your travel provider in advance to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Wheelchair availability may be limited. Airline staff can assist in very limited circumstances. If you need additional assistance, you may need to travel with a companion who can assist.The airport remains closed for commercial flights. International borders remain closed. If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.

COVID-19 in Peru: More Information

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Update, Peru (September 9, 2020)

 

COVID-19 Cases: As of September 9, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) reports 696 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19; a total of 30,123 fatalities and 530 000 have recovered. Lima and Callao still have the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases countrywide. 

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Peru is currently seventh in the world for the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html). 

Confirmed cases and fatalities continue to increase because of the movement and economic activities in metropolitan areas. Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, and facemasks are required at all times in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Also, the government has dictated a new rule for everybody who is going to use public transportation, apart from wearing a face mask you have to use a facial protector.

Prime Minister, Pedro Cateriano, on the 3 of august confirms that the order to have remote work has extended until July 2021 to avoid the risk of contagious. 

 

Quarantine Measures and National Curfew: Peru’s national state of emergency and quarantine measures are in place through  Wednesday, September 9. Mandatory nightly curfew hours begin at 10:00 pm and end at 4:00 am for almost every region except Arequipa, Ica, Junin, Huanuco, San Martin, Madre de Dios y Ancash that still have an obligatory quarantine and curfew from 8:00 pm until 4:00 am. The all-day Sunday curfew remains in effect only to the regions that have obligatory quarantine for the rest is no longer available. 

 

For a complete list of quarantine restrictions, refer to the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage at https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.

 

If you want to know more about all the arrangements we have made in Treehouse Lodge for all of our guests, take a look at our blog “7 guidelines to prevent COVID 19 at Treehouse” for more information. Don’t forget you can contact us if you have any questions and we would be happy to assist.

 

COVID-19: Travel to Peru

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Updates, Peru (September 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event:  Peru has entered phase three of its gradual reopening plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More businesses and services are allowed to operate, provided they comply with preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

 

Flights: Since July 15th, domestic flights resumed at Jorge Chavez Airport after almost four months of suspended flights. The first flight was from Lima to Iquitos. You can travel to any region of Peru except to and from Ancash, Arequipa, Huanuco, Ica, Cusco, Junin, Madre de Dios, and San Martín; they still have a travel ban because they still have a lot of cases. 

 

The number of flights has been reduced to around 17 flights per day. If you want to travel you must follow these recommendations given by the airport which allows you to fly.

  • All passengers must wear a facemask and a facial protector to enter the airport and can’t take it off at any time.
  • Passengers must arrive at Jorge Chavez Airport 3 hours before their flight to have their check-in and if you are flying from another region you will only need to arrive 2 hours before your flight.
  • Only passengers will be allowed to enter the airport, except for the ones that might need some help but just one person. 
  • The passenger must present a Health Statement, in which they confirm they don’t have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been exposed to Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Minors under 14 years old will only be allowed to fly if they travel with an adult or their tutor. 
  • Anybody who wants to fly mustn’t have any fiber or symptom of illness at the time they arrive at the airport.

What this means for Treehouse Lodge Guests

    • If you’re planning on visiting Treehouse Lodge between August 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 the final payment is due 7 days before your arrival to give you more flexibility in planning your trip.
    • For any of our guests who are more than 7 days out from their trip, they can cancel with a 100% refund.
    • All of our employees are required to use face masks at all times and they are also required to consistently wash their hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to prevent any spread. 
    • We also require all of our guests use a face mask while they stay outside their Treehouse and also if they go on an excursion it is recommended that they use it.
    • We already have attained approval of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to welcome guests and also have hired a professional Nurse Technician to stay at the lodge all day in case any of our guests or employees feel sick.

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7 Guidelines to Prevent COVID-19 at Treehouse Lodge

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The Treehouse Lodge team has been working on guidelines to prevent Covid-19 and maintain all safety precautions, both for guests and their workers, to be able to adapt to the new normal, receive guests again at the lodge and offer you an unforgettable and safe experience in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.

Below we detail the 7 proposed guidelines to face the global Covid-19 pandemic at Treehouse Lodge.

1. Cleaning and disinfection of work centers

During the months that we did not receive guests, the lodge’s areas were kept clean. But, before operating again in August, a deep cleaning was also carried out, followed by disinfection guided by the official MINSA recommendations to prevent Covid-19.

These are the areas of the hotel that will be subjected to constant cleaning and disinfection, at least twice a day:

  • Office, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, access, bridges, walkways, transport units, community toilets, and rooms (will also be cleaned after each reservation).

2. Evaluation of the health condition of workers

The health of each Treehouse Lodge worker is very important to us, that is why we have a person in charge of the Occupational Health Service who will manage all the processes of reincorporation of the workers and the constant processes such as taking the temperature before entering the hotel.

3. Mandatory hand washing and disinfection

Proper handwashing is very important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, at Treehouse Lodge we have set up hand washing and disinfection points in different areas to comply with the recommended prevention measures.

The following spots will be conditioned with liquid soap, hand sanitizer with 70 to 95% alcohol, paper towels, and toilet paper:

  • Office, entrance to the lodge, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, transport units, community toilets, and rooms.

Also, posters will be posted at each hand washing and disinfection point on the correct way to wash hands.

4. Raising awareness of the prevention of contagion

After the period of isolation, each Treehouse Lodge worker will receive training about the prevention and protection of the coronavirus. Likewise, hand washing reminders will be posted and the use of masks will be mandatory.

5. Preventive measures of collective application

Another of the preventive measures that have been taken in the lodge is the adequate ventilation of rooms, the cyclical renewal of air volume, social distancing (minimum of 1.5 m) and, always using a mask.

The capacity of all common areas has also been defined, in the dining room the respective social distancing must be maintained (minimum 2 meters) and the previously established shifts must be respected. In the case of excursions, the required distance will also be maintained. Also, physical barriers will be implemented in shared modules. When registering guests, we will try to avoid contact or exchanging materials.

The transport used for transfers from the airport will be conditioned to isolate the driver; he and the passengers will be provided with: liquid soap or disinfectant, alcohol gel or 70% alcohol, masks and face shield, cleaning cloths, as well as safe and effective surface disinfectants.

6. Personal protection measures

Respirators and /or masks (Epp) must be worn at all times at Treehouse Lodge.

7. Surveillance of worker’s health in the context of COVID-19

As a surveillance activity against Covid-19, the body temperature of all workers will be controlled at the time of entering and ending the working day.

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Contact us if you have any questions, or if you are ready to plan a visit to Treehouse Lodge.

5 Ways To “Travel” While You Are In Quarantine

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If you are anything like us after day 7 of quarantine the fun has worn off and you are ready for adventure! Although you might not be able to actually go outside and fly to your favorite destinations, we have come up with 5 fun ways to “travel” from the comfort of your own home!

 5 fun ways to “travel” from the comfort of your own home

1. Live Video Feeds! 

Whether you are looking to explore the amazon rainforest in Peru, or surf the white sandy beaches of Kauai, almost any destination now provides live video feeds. Want to view current weather conditions in St. George, Utah? Itching to watch the swells of the ocean? Perhaps you are hoping to get a glimpse of a rare animal in Africa? Thanks to live video feeds you can experience real time views of many locations from the safety of your home. The constant changes of unique environments will keep you coming back to check live feeds of your favorite destinations daily!

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2. Become A History Buff! 

One of the many benefits to traveling is learning about the history and culture of your destination. Being quarantined is the perfect time to brush up on your historical facts and learn something new about our amazing world! From the Incan’s who built Machu Picchu to the pineapple plantations on Hawaii, our world is full rich histories to be learned and remembered. Thanks to Google we can quickly search these world wonders and view pictures, personal stories and historical facts that will keep us in awe for hours!

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3. Food! 

Perhaps you are a foodie and love to enjoy what the world has to offer through your taste buds! Just because you can’t leave your house doesn’t mean you can’t experience authentic foods at home! Be brave and order takeout from a local restaurant offering authentic Peruvian dishes, Indian, Thai Foods or any other world famous cuisines. If you are feeling extra adventurous find a new recipe online and try cooking on your own. As a safe bet start with something sweet, like Suspiro Limeno, a Peruvian classic.  

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4. Virtual Excursions! 

Are you an adventure seeker who loves to hike new trails or run along unbeaten paths? Thanks to many workout platforms, such as Icon’s iFit or Peleton bike, you can search almost any destination and exercise unique terrains from the comfort of your own home. Hiking trails along the Napali Coast, done! Walking around the Amazon Rainforest, no problem! Your virtual fieldtrip options are limitless thanks to modern technology!

5. Travel Guides and Magazines! 

Maybe technology isn’t your friend and you prefer to travel quarantine style with information and photos in your hands. The endless supply of travel guides, tour magazines and photography books are sure to appease the travel bug in all of us. If international travel isn’t your thing books and guides to all the beautiful National and State Parks can be found at almost any local gas station or supermarket store. If international travel is what you desire order your travel guide for curbside pickup and away you go!

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Flight travel might be cancelled and museum’s maybe closed but that doesn’t mean we can’t create our own adventures and experiences from home. Travel quarantine style now, so you will be ready for real life adventures soon!

So You’ve Got 10 Days In Peru… Here’s What You Should Visit

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Itinerary For 10 Incredible Days in Peru

There are so many things to do in Peru, but if you are looking for an unforgettable experience and you just got 10 days, here’s the perfect itinerary to get to know the best that Peru has to offer.

Day 1 – Welcome to Peru

To start your adventure in Peru you’ll arrive at Lima, the capital city. If you arrive in the morning you can take time to explore the most popular neighborhoods like Miraflores or Barranco, and try peruvian food like the famous Pollo a la Brasa or Ceviche. 

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Day 2 – Travel to Treehouse Lodge in Iquitos

This morning you should take a flight to Iquitos, the biggest city in the Peruvian Amazon. If you’ve already made your reservation, upon arrival you will be picked up by your guide who will accompany you on a 1.5 hour transfer to Nauta Port for your boat transfer on the Amazon River to Treehouse Lodge. Once there you’ll receive your first meal included in the Treehouse experience, then we recommend you to start with this excursion: “Sunset on the Amazon with the Dolphins”.

Day 3 – Treehouse Lodge Activities

At the treehouse resort we offer more than 19 excursions and tours included in your stay. The second day you must be able to enjoy between 3 and 5 excursions. You can start your day with an early morning bird watching, and then go piranha fishing or swimming in the Amazon River, and finally enjoy one of the night time excursions like caiman spotting.

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Day 4 – Treehouse Lodge Activities

This will be your last night at Treehouse Lodge, so you can choose between spending the day resting in your treehouse or ask for other great excursions. 

Day 5 – Fly To Cusco and meet the Sacred Valley 

This morning, after breakfast, you will be transported back to the Iquitos Airport for your flight to Lima. Then you must take a flight to Cusco, once there you should rest for a while to avoid altitude sickness. Then you’ll be ready to start exploring the ancient capital of the Incas. We offer you the option to stay at Hacienda Urubamba, one of the most incredible hotels in the whole country located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Day 6 – The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is often a favorite experience on a trip to Peru. You will be able to observe llamas and alpacas at the Awana Kancha llama reserve, as well as observe local Andean women making textiles. Then, you can observe the world famous Pisac artisan market and Pisac archaeological site. Also, you can get to Ollantaytambo: the Living Inca City, one of the most stunning sites in Peru.

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Day 7 – Chinchero/Moray and Train to Machu Picchu

We recommend you start this day observing the incredible colonial Andean town of Chinchero. A local Andean woman will tell you about life in the Andes and show you how they dye and produce textiles by hand. Also you can have lunch and a tour of the archaeological site of Chinchero, where you will visit the incredible circular Incan ruins of Moray that looks down over the Sacred Valley and up to glacier-covered mountains.

Following those tour activities, you will board your train to Machu Picchu. Known as one of the top 5 train rides in the world, you will get to observe the change in scenery from high Andes to the cloud rainforest. You’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes, the base city of Machu Picchu where you will spend the night. Don’t miss the chance to try some traditional peruvian dishes and drinks!

Day 8 –  Machu Picchu

Explore the ruins and enjoy the incredible views of the Lost City of the Incas. When ready, enjoy a private 2.5 hour tour of the entire city. If you booked the Huayna Picchu hike, then you will enjoy that hike at some point during your morning at Machu Picchu. In the late afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes to relax and recount the day’s adventures.

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Day 9 – Return to Cusco + Tour of Cusco

This morning you must return to Cusco to explore the most incredible sites that this place has to offer, including the world famous Saqsayhuaman fortress ruins high above the city, the Qorikancha Incan Temple of the Sun, and the Main Plaza de Armas, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 10 – Free day in Cusco + Fly to Lima + Await Intl. Departure

This is your last day to enjoy one of the most historic, scenic, and interesting cities in the world. Take a time to visit popular scenic spots like San Blas Neighborhood and to visit some popular restaurants like Morena Peruvian Kitchen. Then, you must take your flight to Lima. Depending on your departure you can spend your remaining hours experiencing great food, culture, and ocean views, until it is time for your return flight home. 

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For more information contact us to reservations@treehouselodge.com

The Top 10 Adventures You Must Do In The Peruvian Amazon

One of the most exciting things about a trip to the Peruvian Amazon is the wide range of adventures you can find there. Especially in Iquitos, the largest city in Peru inaccessible by car, and the only area where it is possible to visit the actual Amazon river and not a tributary. 

Here are the top 10 adventures you must do on your next trip to Peru

1. Swim in the Amazon River

If you consider yourself adventurous, then put this at #1 in your bucket list for Peru. The Amazon river is the largest river in the world, spans over 4,000 miles and crosses the entire continent of South America. You’ll start the journey on a boat until your guide tells you when it is the perfect moment to take a refreshing dip.

 

2. Go piranha fishing

This is one of the most popular amazon river excursions. You’ll travel by boat to one of the many great piranha fishing spots in the area. All you need is a wooden pole, string, hook, and some meat to lower the bait into the water and wait for the piranhas to bite. Good luck!

3. Visit Monkey Island 

Preserving the ecosystem of the Amazon’s flora and fauna has become one of the most important priorities to the people of the Amazon. Monkey Island is a family-run sanctuary for New World monkeys. They rescue monkeys, rehabilitate them and then release them back into the wild, there you will see monkeys running freely in their natural habitat. You’ll see a lot of species, such as Wooly Monkeys and Coati.

4. Float through the Giant Lily Pads

The Oxbow Lagoon hosts many species of aquatic plants such as the giant water lily pads. These plants can grow to 6 ft. in diameter with flowers the size of cabbage. You will also observe the strangely interesting hoatzin, a bird feeds exclusively on poisonous plants that it can keep in its crop for several hours.

5. Nighttime Jungle Cruise

In this excursion you will travel along the river, looking for wildlife with flashlights. You will see creatures like colored frogs resting on the floating plants on the edges of the creeks. Also, you will see fishing bats and by the light of your flashlight, you will see potoos, owls, and caimans (located through their red eyes) that venture through the dark to catch their prey.

6. Bird Watching

In the Peruvian Amazon more than 600 species of birds. You will see many species of tanagers, toucans, parrots, parakeets, antbirds, antwrens, woodpeckers, and monkeys that come to feed on the fruit and insects found on the trees. Actually, there are well over 1,700 registered bird species in Peru—hundreds of them in the Amazon rainforest—and new species are discovered each year. 

7. Visit an Amazon Community

Peruvian culture is one of the most interesting things about this country. During your travel to Peru you must visit an Amazon community and interact with the river people who still preserve their traditions, ancient knowledge, and even language. You will get to explore their homes made out of wood and palm trees to see how they live, what they cook, and the way they survive using the natural resources of the rainforest.

8. Swim with Pink Dolphins

The Amazon river dolphin, also known as the pink river dolphin,  lives only in freshwater. During your time in the Peruvian Amazon the world famous Pink and Gray river dolphins will start to appear near your boat while the sunset gives the perfect backdrop, or you can choose to start your morning in the river and see them during their morning feeding.

9. Medicinal Plants of the Amazon

The Peruvian rainforest is like a green pharmacy where you can find many plants used to treat different diseases. You can find forest medicines for headaches, stomachaches, broken bones and more. On this Amazon Jungle excursion, you will explore through this greenery in search for some medicines found in each plant or tree, learning the secrets of the jungle and the relationship between plant and man.

10. Treehouse Canopy Walk

This is a special excursion that Treehouse Lodge offers, the incomparable experience of observing the Amazon rainforest from the treetop canopies. On this excursion you will explore all of the canopy walkways and viewing platforms that dot the area of our ecolodge. Learn about the history and architecture of the lodge while you observe wildlife from 30 – 70 feet above the jungle floor.

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Amazon river excursions

5 Must-Visit Places In Peru

When you hear Peru, you probably think Machu Picchu. Or Peruvian Food. Or maybe even the Amazon? Regardless… there’s a lot of other interesting things that you’ll find. Peru has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a trip to observe the most famous Inca ruins, to complete a challenging hike, visit a unique colonial city or even go to the beach, Peru is the perfect place.

What should I see when visiting Peru?

1. Machu Picchu, Cusco

Even if this is the most popular place in Peru, it’s definitely a required bucket list trip. Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and is considered an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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To get to Machu Picchu you’ll have to go to Cusco first and take a train to Aguas Calientes, the city at the base of Machu Picchu. Then you’ll have to choose between taking the bus or trekking to the top of the mountain, once there just enjoy the view and all of that Incan energy.

2. Treehouse Lodge, Iquitos

Iquitos is the capital of Loreto, the biggest state in Peru, and is the birthplace of the mighty Amazon River. In Iquitos you’ll find many excursions and tours where you’ll experience the magic of the jungle. Also, you’ll learn about the Peruvian native culture and may visit traditional places like Belen or the Monkey Island.

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If you are looking for a unique place in Iquitos, you must consider one of our 12 unique treehouses in the middle of the jungle, as your next hotel room. Treehouse Lodge offers you a once in a lifetime experience including all the amazon river excursions, 3 meals per day, private guide and transportation from the airport to our ecolodge.

3. Lago Titicaca, Puno

The Titicaca lake (Lago Titicaca) is the largest lake in South America, it’s located in Puno, the capital of Juliaca, in the Peruvian Andes. Above the blue waters of Lake Titicaca you’ll see the Uros Islands. These man-made reed islands are the home of over 100 families and keep the most of their traditions and ancient knowledge.

Your travel through this beautiful lake can be complemented with a visit to Taquile Island, where you can spend a night in a local’s home and learn everything about the island’s long tradition of weaving.

4. Mancora, Piura

If you are looking for a beach destination in South America, Mancora is an ideal choice. This beach is in Piura, in the north of Peru. Mancora has one of the most popular beaches, and is well-known as a great place for surfing.

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At this beach, you must try some traditional Peruvian dishes. Northern Peru has some of the best to offer! Also, you should note that Mancora has acquired a reputation as an incredible place to party and meet people from all over the world.

5. Rainbow Mountain, Cusco

A few years ago the Rainbow Mountain in Cusco was discovered and has since blown-up in popularity and now it’s becoming the second most visited site in Peru after Machu Picchu. This place is also known as Vinicunca, Winikunka, Montaña de Siete Colores, and Montaña de Colores.

To get there you need to take a tour from the main city of Cusco, a car will take you to Qesoyuno and there you’ll start the trek. It takes between 2 and 4 hours to get to the top, on the way to the top you’ll enjoy amazing views of snow-capped high-altitude Andes Mountains, wild llamas and alpacas, and of course the world-famous red rock scenery.