Logistics Note: Beyond Boundaries

 
 
Allying human rights with other struggles for economic and social justice
 
Hotel Libertador, Lima, Peru
29 – 31 August 2018
 
LOGISTICS NOTE 
Meeting Venue
The meeting will take place at the Hotel Libertador located at Calle Los Eucaliptos 550, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru.
Tel: +51 (1) 518 6300.
 
The venue is 40 minutes from Jorge Chavez Airport, the only international airport in Lima. The venue is located 15-20 minutes from the city center and close to Avenue Javier Prado and Avenue Salaverry. A map of the neighborhood where the hotel is located can be found here. San Isidro is one of Lima’s 43 districts and the city’s financial center. It combines the modern with the traditional, with pre-Inca huaca and colonial buildings side by side with modern architecture. The hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout, both in the lobby and in rooms. Please visit the hotel website to find out further information on the hotel facilities.
 
The approximate exchange rate is 1 US$ = 3.27 Nuevos Soles. You can exchange money at the hotel or nearby exchange bureaus.
 
Arrival and Transportation
If you are traveling by air, your flight to Lima will arrive at Jorge Chávez Airport. It is located in Callao, 11 kilometers from the Historic Centre of Lima and approximately 14 km from San Isidro.
 
Airport pick up
 
Unless otherwise indicated, a taxi will be waiting for all participants at the airport. The taxi driver will be holding a sign with your name and will take you directly to the Hotel Libertador. If you are arriving to Lima early -before the meeting dates- and/or have made alternative accommodation arrangements, please notify Rebecca Berger (rberger@cesr.org) at your earliest convenience.
 
The same transportation service will be taking participants from the Hotel Libertador to the airport after the meeting. If you are staying on additional days at a different location, please contact Rebecca to discuss your transportation needs.
 
“Official” taxi stands are located outside the terminal on the international arrivals ground floor. Under normal traffic conditions, the approximate taxi cost to San Isidro destinations is between USD$35 and $45 with approximately 35-40 minutes duration. These are standard flat rates. Taxis in Lima are not metered. Please request a receipt (recibo) to be reimbursed. Please ignore any
drivers who offer unsolicited services inside the terminals.
 
Travel
Visas
If you have been in touch with Rebecca regarding a visa, please keep all receipts for fees and expenses associated with the visa process. CESR will reimburse these costs.
 
Accommodation & meals
Reservations for all participants have been made at the Hotel Libertador, where the meeting will take place.  Please contact Rebecca Berger (rberger@cesr.org) with any questions you may have on issues related to your stay at this hotel.  Check-in and check-out times are at 15:00 and 12:00 pm respectively.  
 
Meals
Breakfast is included in the Hotel Libertador’s rate and lunch will be provided on all meeting days. A reception dinner will be hosted by the organizers the first evening of the convening on Wednesday (08/29) from 7-10:30pm at La Rosa Nautica. Dinner for the night of August 30th has been arranged for you at the Hotel Libertador. For dining out, there are several restaurants located in San Isidro and Miraflores, a neighborhood 15 minutes from the hotel. Other recommended areas for eating include
the Barranco district. The hotel personnel can help in finding a restaurant to your preference.
 
First aid and emergencies
The hotel has a first aid kit for any minor injuries, as well as a list of doctors who can be contacted if needed. There is a hospital, Clínica El Golf, located two blocks from the hotel in case of emergency.
 
Event - language and facilitation
There will be simultaneous interpretation from Spanish to English and vice versa both for plenary and breakout sessions. A folder containing the meeting materials will be made available to all participants upon arrival. The meeting will be facilitated by an external facilitator, Gabrielle
Watson with the support of the CESR team. More information on meeting structure and content can be found in the agenda.
 
Miscellaneous
Reimbursements
Per diems will not be provided, given that all meals on the days of the meeting and transportation to and from the airport have all been arranged. If you do incur any additional costs related to the meeting, please keep a copy of your receipts and request a reimbursement form from Rebecca, via email.
 
Weather
In late August Lima is relatively cold and humid. The temperatures average 14º to 20º degrees Celsius (57-67ºF). Although the weather in Lima is never extreme, travelers are advised to bring sweaters and light jackets for the evenings. There is occasional light rain during this period.
 
Keeping Safe
The San Isidro neighborhood and surrounding areas are relatively safe; however, you should take certain precautions to guard against petty theft and pickpocketing. We recommend keeping a close eye on valuables and taking particular caution in touristic areas downtown. Also be cautious of efforts to relieve you of your valuables by deception.
 
The hotel has a permanent taxi service at the entrance, which can take you anywhere in the city and operates 24 hours a day. They also have taxis you can contact by asking to the hotel reception staff.
 
Organizers’ contact information
For travel related issues and logistics questions (in English) please contact: Rebecca Berger (CESR, Executive Assistant) rberger@cesr.org
For logistical or other local matters during the meeting please contact: Roxana Vásquez (Consultant) who will be available to help you roxvasquezsotelo@gmail.com
For questions on the event and emergency contact: Gaby Oré Aguilar (CESR, Deputy Executive Director) gore@cesr.org Mobile: +51 961916866