So we have booked a trek to MP through Mountain Lodges of Peru. I they are very responsive and answered all my questions in a very timely fashion. The company was super helpful so we are very excited about our trip. The prices for the treks are all listed on the website. So after about 2 weeks of back and forth I booked the trip and provided my cc information for the non-refundable down payment of $500. The trip is very expensive but seems to be a neat and more luxurious approach to the MP trek. I received the invoice via email and we were charged $300 addition dollars per person. I was shocked! We were going out on a limb spending the amount quoted but an additional $600 was an overwhelming idea. I emailed the company immediately about the discrepancy of the price charged vs. the quoted price. My response was as follows:
Inflation of course!!
Haha, I am half-serious, but basically prices rise slightly every year. Perhaps they have not changed the website.
$2,990 is the low-season 2014 price…..Let´s celebrate!
Uhm, anyway, let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
As you can imagine this was even more upsetting. But I have now been locked into my non-refundable $1000 deposit and now my trip is an additional $600 I planned on spending on food and neat souvenirs. I expressed how important it was to express the price change to future customers before taking their deposit. The response was "noted"
I thought it was important to share.
So just beware and always make sure they are planning on charging you what you read you are being charged.