To ensure the safety and well-being of our students as well as the orderly operation of our programs, Rustic Pathways issues group tickets for all of its students on international flights. We realize the current economic situation has affected many of our clients. For this reason, Rustic Pathways has updated our airfare policy. We are now allowing those parents who need to purchase their own international airline tickets for their children to do so where this is necessary to allow the student's participation on their Rustic Pathways Program. This applies only to students traveling from the USA to Costa Rica, Panama and Peru, and only if those students are ticketed to travel on our specific group flights. If you purchase your own ticket for your son or daughter, there are very important safety considerations you will need to evaluate. We strongly encourage parents who do not need to take this step to please allow us to issue normal Rustic Pathways group tickets for their children. For flight details and further information, please click the following link: www.rusticpathways.com/travel-desk/latin-america-policy
Rustic Pathways has a national contract with United Airlines for its group flights from the USA and Canada to Peru. We require all students originating within North America to travel on our escorted group flights to ensure the safety of our students and the efficient operation of our programs. We have weekly escorted flights every Tuesday during the summer from Houston, Texas directly to Lima, Peru (LIM). Rustic Pathways students come from every corner of the USA, and you may begin your trip in any USA or Canadian city serviced by United Airlines. The cost of your plane ticket is based on the state from which you depart. Please use the estimator in the righthand sidebar and find the state where your home airport is located. The base fare price shown is the airline ticket cost from your home airport to Houston, and then onto Lima, Peru. The price shown is for round-trip travel for both your domestic flights and your international flights. Taxes and surcharges imposed by the airlines or the governments are billed separately.
Canadian students have the option of beginning their trip with Rustic Pathways from their home airport in Canada (United Airlines operates flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax and Quebec - although the number of flights and the timing of those flights may create serious connection issues) or making their own way to any US city served by United Airlines and beginning their trip there. Students who book their own flights are subject to restrictions on what time they can arrive into Lima, Peru, and what time they can depart Lima, Peru. Students booking their flights outside of the established time frames will incur a minimum of $120 transportation fee each way. If you are a Canadian student and have questions about your options, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In most cases, international students are asked to make their own flight arrangements to our Gateway City which is Houston, Texas (IAH), or to make their own flight arrangements directly to Lima, Peru (LIM). Students who book their own flights are subject to restrictions on what time they can arrive into Lima, and what time they can depart Lima. Students booking their flights outside of the established time frames will incur a minimum of $120 transportation fee each way. If you do not live in the USA or Canada and have questions about this option, please email us at email@example.com.
Check your Luggage from your home airport directly to Lima, Peru. When you check in for your first scheduled flight, you will be able to check your luggage all the way to your final destination in Lima, Peru (LIM). You do not need to pick up your luggage when you change planes.
To ensure that our programs operate in a safe and orderly manner, Rustic Pathways makes all arrangements for students' international air travel from the time they leave North America until the time they return at the end of a successful adventure. There are only two exceptions to this: students who live outside North America may be asked to arrange their own international air travel, and students who apply very late in the season may be required to make their own airfare arrangements when group seats on escorted flights are no longer available.
Our programs span the globe, and the logistics involved in moving groups of young people safely and efficiently around the world require that we control their flight arrangements in all but exceptional cases. By booking group seats, we are able to provide a Flight Leader who accompanies our students on the international portion of their travel and increased flexibility in flight changes should students choose to alter or cancel their program late in the season. The safety of our students is always our primary consideration. We do not allow parents to make air travel arrangements for their children as this causes very real logistical problems for us and can place the students unnecessarily at risk.
All of the prices shown in our catalog and on our website are estimates only and exclude international taxes, airport taxes, and airline fuel surcharges as these can change quite often. Your acceptance letter will show the precise flight cost and the international tax component of your trip. In the event that airlines raise taxes for fuel, security, or any other reason, you will be responsible for covering these increased costs. Most countries also charge a departure tax or an immigration fee. This is shown as part of the international taxes on your acceptance letter and will be paid by Rustic Pathways on behalf of the students.
An exciting aspect of Rustic Pathways' programs is the opportunity to visit multiple countries during the same summer. Many programs have been designed to interconnect and almost all of our trips can be combined. All dates listed reflect physical departures from North America. While many connecting programs may list a two or three day discrepancy between departure and return dates, they can usually be seamlessly combined in country without missing a day. Please visit the specific page of your destination country for more information on commonly connected programs and whether it is possible to link between specific countries as you customize your itinerary. If it is possible, we will make it happen!
Many Rustic Pathways students combine programs within Costa Rica, Peru, Panama and the Dominican Republic to create the ultimate Latin America experience. Most programs have numerous departure dates, giving students the flexibility to travel at their convenience. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of their time in this unique part of the world!
Visit Peru first, then...
|Additional Destination(s):||Cost (Excluding Tax):|
|Costa Rica||+ $930|
|Dominican Republic||+ $1,150|
For students who are traveling to multiple countries, please contact our Main Office at +1 800.321.4353 extension 0 for the current additional tax and fuel surcharge quote.
Rustic Pathways uses United Airlines as its primary carrier to Peru.
Rustic Pathways will arrange the domestic and international portions of your airfare from North America to Lima, Peru (LIM).
Estimated Taxes: $854 to $874
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