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    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
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    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
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Very Important: Rains and Flooding Across Peru

The Government of Peru continues to assess the effects from unseasonably heavy inland rains and associated flooding along the coastal areas of Peru. Rains are expected to continue for few more weeks. The most widespread, severe effects are in the northwest of the country, in the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, and La Libertad.

More concentrated incidents of flooding, mudslides, and inundated roads and bridges have occurred around Lima and the Ica Region. Some roads in the central highlands, especially in the regions of Ancash and Junin, have experienced travel delays and disruptions. Areas in the south of the country around Cusco and Arequipa have been affected less severely by the rains than areas farther north. Our Tours and treks in Cusco have not been affected at all, the trains are running as normal, tours visiting sites and we don´t have delays neither cancelations of our trips.

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US$ 1,390.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

USD$ 40.00 Discount with ISIC international student card or childs under 16 y/o
Single Supplement for solo traveler USD$ 175.00 extra (Single room).

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Cusco, SHORT Inca Trail, Colca Canyon, Titikaca Lake. 10 Day Tour Package. Daily Departures.

Last Minute Information

  • PERMITS for this short Inca Trail hike ARE AVAILABLE..!!!
  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! (Minimum 2 people).
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  • HOW TO BOOK ONLINE.- On the calendar (Leaving Dates) Select the month and click on your preferred leaving date (left side). Fill in your details and group details as requested, you will generate a reservation code or purchase number. Pay immediately online on Step 3 with Visa or MC a deposit of US$ 500.00 per person on Step 3. OR pay online through PayPal. Or follow instructions below in Booking Information.
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  • TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to add a climb to Huaynapicchu mountain once you finished the tour at Machu Picchu they need to let us know and pay US$ 85.00 pp extra US$ 40.00 with ISIC card so we can purchase your ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am. Otherwise enjoy the free walks to Inca bridge or other sectors at Machu Picchu.

Special Offer

Cusco, Sacred Valley Pisac, Ollantaytambo, SHORT INCA TRAIL, Colca Canyon to see condors, Floating Islands at Titikaca Lake 10 Day/ 9 Night.
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ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival to Cusco. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses. Afternoon City Tour: Temple of the Sun, Tambo Machay. Night Hotel Marqueses
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros. (Lunch included) Traditional Dances & Music in Cusco. Hotel Marqueses
Day 3: Early train to Km 104 (Start of Inca Trail) 6 Hrs walk to Machupicchu (pack lunch) arrive for the sunset. Time for great views. Bus to Aguas Calientes . Hostal & Dinner. Time to Hot springs.
Day 4: Bus to Machupicchu, guided tour, extra time for walks, Pack lunch Train return to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses
Day 5: Transfer to Bus Station. Inka Express Vip bus to Puno (Lunch included). Transfer to Hotel Qalasaya
Day 6: Floating Island tour to Uros and Amantani Lake Titicaca. Night with the Islanders with Dinner included.
Day 7: Taquile Islands lunch -return to Puno by 5pm Qalasaya Hotel
Day 8: Bus from Puno to Chivay to see the Condors at Colca Canyon Hotel in Chivay
Day 9: Colca Canyon Tour and continue to Arequipa. Castillo Hotel
Day 10: Afternoon Transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima.
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BOUTIQUE MARQUESES HOTEL: Free up-grade to our DELUXE ROOM or Suite room in this tour / Package for early bookings (6-4 months in advance)

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses. Afternoon City Tour: Temple of the Sun, Tambo Machay. Hotel Marqueses

Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses.
At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco Excursion; City Tour, Koricancha " Sun Temple" ,Cusco Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. Overnight in Hotel Marqueses.

Hotel Marqueses.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo. Hotel Apu Lodge

At 8.20 am meet at SAS Travel office. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",
For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for a lunch at Inkalicius. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. Hotel Apu Lodge Dinner not included.
For the next day you will need only a small day pack and your passport (the rest of your luggage will be returned by our driver to Hotel Marqueses in Cusco or coordinate this in Cusco.

Hotel Marqueses.

Day 3: Early train to Km 104 (Start of Inca Trail) 6 Hrs walk to Machupicchu (pack lunch) arrive for the sunset. Time for great views.

At 05:45 am your guide will come to your Hotel. Train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104. One hour and 45 minutes train ride to the kilometer 104 (start of the hike). As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.

After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional or just free time to chill out at this small village.
Accommodation in private rooms, Hotel Viajeros or similar level accommodation.
This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included.

Hotel Viajeros.

Day 4: EARLY GUIDED VISIT IN MACHUPICCHU, EXTRA TIME TO EXPLORE ...RETURN TO CUSCO.

Early breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30 am and arrive at the ruins at 06.00 am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 4 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain check availability and pay an extra fee, Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.) Around 3:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. (16:30 pm to Cusco ) transport to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx) Hotel Marqueses

Hotel Marqueses

Day 5: Transfer to Bus Station. Inka Express Vip bus to Puno. Transfer to Hotel Qalasaya

At 06:20 am Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP Tourist Bus to Puno. Accompanied by an English speaking guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total US$15, not mandatory) Buffet Lunch near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5pm Transfer to Hotel in Puno. Accommodation on double basis, private bathroom and breakfast. Hotel Qalasaya. Short evening briefing for any last minute queries. Dinner not included. Ask rec to reception.
Meals:Lunch Accommodation:Hotel Puno Qalasaya

Hotel Qalasaya

Day 6: ISLANDS TOUR OF LAKE TITIKACA.

Between 7.35- 8.00am Transfer from the hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands, some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. You have the opportunity to trek to the top of the mountain (4150 mtrs) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata and enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family. BLD
Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:Rustic accomodation on Island
Maximum Altitude:4150 masl
Distance Travelled:around 3 hours in boat so bring some water and snacks

Night with the Islanders

Day 7: Taquile Islands lunch -return to Puno by 5pm. Qalasaya Hotel

After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5-6 pm. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Accommodation:Hotel Puno Qalasaya***

Qalasaya Hotel

Day 8: Bus from Puno to Chivay to see the Condors at Colca Canyon. Hotel Pozo del Cielo in Chivay

At 6:00 am transfer for bus transport to Chivay depart Puno 6.30 beautiful journey through to Chivay where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approx 12.45pm you will join the part of group that starts from Arequipa and continue tour from here together for lunch and then to see the beautiful landscapes, local people.
At 15:00 our private transport will transfer to us towards the colorful town "pueblito" of Coporaque, from where we will initiate an walk of approximately 2 hours, to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley; as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located in the skirts of a mountain. You will notice that this region was intensively populated by andean people communities.

At 17:00 on return from the walk you have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in the limekiln whose thermo-medicinals waters oscillate between 35º to 38º degrees Celsius of temperature in the swimming pools. (US$ 3 entry).

At 20:00 Hrs Dinner (not included) accompanied of a show folkloric; be ready for the Peru andean dances.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation in Chivay: Hotel Pozo del Cielo.

Hotel Pozo del Cielo. Chivay.

Day 9: CHIVAY - CRUZ DEL CONDOR TO SEE CONDORS- MACA- YANQUE- AREQUIPA. Castillo Hotel

Early breakfast, we continue 06:30 in our private transport to the view-point called " Cruz del Cóndor " about 1.5 hour drive into this National Park where you have a very beautiful view of the Colca Canyon. This is also the place where you should be able to observe several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to you (up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide will show you the Pre-inca tombs hanging in the mountains. Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for pictures and gentle walking around the San Pedro cactus area. On the return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, with their beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we will observe impressive andenería farming platforms of the valley, and tombs in pre-Incas scale models.

Lunch at 13:00 then transport to the City of Arequipa 17:00 to 18:00 Hrs.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Posada del Castillo Hotel.

Castillo Hotel Arequipa.

Day 10: Free mid day in Arequipa. PM Transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima. (End of our service).

Bound to have some washing to do!!! Leave it with the hotel while you relax and enjoy Arequipa. It's just such a lovely place to wander around so perhaps you might like to explore the colonial centre, with its churches and museums? For some hustle and bustle you could check out the local markets or, to get that perfect photo, maybe take a walk up to the Yanahuara mirador for a stunning view of the El Misti volcano? Meals:Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Reception and transfers from Cusco´s Airport
  • 3 Nights in Boutique Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
  • Cusco and Inca Sites guided tour. 2pm to 6pm.
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • 2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu
  • Accommodation, meals in Aguas Calientes.
  • 5 Day tour Titikaca Lake and Colca Canyon.
  • Transfer from Puno to Juliaca,

What is not Included:

  • Flight Tickets
  • Entries for City and Sacred Valley tour, Koricancha, Cathedral and other sites.(Cusco Tourist Ticket US$50 per person) (50% for students with ISIC card).
  • Meals and drinks where are not indicated.
  • $20 pp in Colca Canyon Tour
  • $10 pp Entries in Bus Cusco Puno trip.

Additional options:

  • UP-GRADING A VISTADOME DELUXE TRAIN.- (Expedition Tourist train service is included in your tour.) Vistadome Deluxe is an optional train returning from Aguas Calientes to Cusco extra of USD$ 60.00 pp . or if you are are a party of 3 then the cost is $50 per person for the upgrade and if you are a party of 5 then the cost is $45 per person for the upgrade )
  • This service generally departs at 15:25 pm from Aguas Calientes Station and arrives at 18:40 pm to Poroy (Cusco) Train Station then a 30 minutes private vehicle to Cusco. There is also a later train if you prefer departing at 5.27pm but we always try to get 3.20pm as we suggest you get more daylight views before 6pm sunset.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
  • A Daypack (for your personal porters we provide a duffle bag)
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
  • Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
  • If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel at the office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.

Recommendations

  • Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and right near the Buses and you don`t have to do anymore long uphill hikes to get to your room! It is about 10 minutes from the hotspring pools. We try to include an economical accommodation option for this tour package to make it accessible for everyone but recommend that if you are wanting better accommodation in Aguas Calientes town to celebrate your accomplishment of the Inca Trail trek or any special date/ tour then please request one of the recommended hotel Upgrades below:
  • UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes (Based on double occupancy ).
  • Hotel Wiraqocha Inn USD$ 25.00 p/person extra special price and amazing views from every room! highly recommended as best value
  • Hotel Inka Town USD$ 35.00 p/person
  • Hotel Killa Inn USD$ 45.00 p/person
  • Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person
  • Hotel Santuario US$ 54.00 p/person.
  • Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Casa Andina US$90.00 p/person
  • Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 240.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes D B)
  • To guarantee your hotel reservation UP-GRADE, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance. All Hotel policies require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date.

Booking Information

  • 1.- Once you have checked availability, provided and registered your details -or group details online and generate a reservation code or purchase number.
  • 2.- Pay a booking deposit online with your reservation code or purchase number with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 500.00 per person
  • 3.- Pay a booking deposit with your reservation code or purchase number through Paypal.- US$ 500.00 per person. (Payments by PayPal will carry a surcharge of 6%.) OR
  • 4.- For group bookings (4-5 persons) you can transfer your booking deposit or full payment to our Bank account in Peru or transfer through out Western Union. For more details please e-mail us to: [email protected] or pay online with Visa or MC or thru Paypal as it is indicated above.
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: We require a full payment of your tour transferring 1 month before the day when your tour start OR pay in our office in Cusco 5-3 days before of your departure date in USD$ or Peruvian Soles cash.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS Travel Peru wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with us. The quote given by us will be valid for 30 days from the date of final quote delivery. This time restriction is given as domestic flight prices, prices of trains / other services and hotels can change at short notice. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding your vacation, the booking procedure or conditions of sale then SAS Travel Peru will be happy to answer them for you.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE.- We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges. Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services. Check here travel insurance: http://www.worldnomads.com/
  • INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES.- Our prices do not include the international air fares to Latin America (although many inter-country connecting flights may be included, depending on your agreed itinerary), international airport taxes, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, tips and baggage porterage.
  • You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to any and all hotel accommodations. If you are a Peruvian Resident or hold a “carnet de extranjeria” or your Tam has expired, ie your stay has exceded 60 days…. the 19% tax will have to be charged by the hotel according to the Peruvian government law. So please take every caution to not lose this piece of paper. In Peru Costamar is a good Travel Agency for International and Dometic Flight Tickets.
  • CANCELATION OF MULTIDAY PACKAGE BY YOU.- Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by SAS Travel . The charges are shown below: 60 days and more days before departure: retention of your booking deposit USD$ 500.00 each
  • 59 to 30 days before departure: 75% of total price of the tour package.
  • Less than 30 days: 100% of price of the tour package.
  • JUNGLE LODGE CANCELATION: To reserve a spaces for jungle trips all lodges in Puerto Maldonado requires a full total payment of the tour fair in advance (3-1 month) in case for any reason you decide to cancel your reservation in a lodge they will charge you 100% of the total cost of the tour due terms and conditions.
  • CONDITIONS OF THE 4 DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU.
  • 1.- You must advise SAS travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 69, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate.
  • 2.- You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems ASAP.
  • 3.- You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon, 2 days before your departure. Payment of your balance in the Cusco SAS office is requested in cash. US $ is easier but if you choose to pay in soles the rate charged is generally 3.4 soles = US$1 You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards. If a final payment is not made by 12 noon the day before any tour or service such as the Inca trail, the total balance will be charged to the credit card + the 8% commission.
  • 4.- The student US$40 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid 2016 ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card is not accepted by the control.
  • 5.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is $15.
  • 6.- Unless you hire an extra porter you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. if you want an extra porter (for the full trip) you must have booked this with your original booking form as they require permits as well. If you are a single traveller you are obliged to pay single supplement for hotel room but if you do not require a single tent on the inca trail and are happy to share, then you can let us know at the time of booking and be exempt of this $70 fee.
  • CANCELATION MADE BY CLIENT:
  • 7.- a. Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 8 weeks in advance incurs a loss of USD $500.00 per person non-refundable however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu by train with overnight in Aguas Calientes joining your group and completing the tour as normal from here. We can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here within this cancellation penalty charge if train tickets are available . The only extra charge is the cost of the train to Aguas Calientes. US$ 80.00
  • 8.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. A permit is non-transferable/ nor refundable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your permit after you have cancelled.
  • 9.- 4 Days / 3 Nights package includes transport to Cusco, the train return depends on train company availability. Our preference would be a train departure between 4pm - 6pm but needs to have enough seats available to accomodate the group and usually this is not an issue except around large festivals such as Inti Raymi, Independence day and Easter. So there may be some slight variability around those dates and full high season, for which we appreciate your understanding.
  • 10.-4 days-4 night -package with overnight in Aguas Calientes includes 09:22am train to Ollantaytambo on day 5. ( unless you specified at the time of booking a alternative afternoon train option ) Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of $10 per ticket. At times a change of date may only be possible with an upgrade and so the difference in price would need to be paid. So please email us to confirm if you would prefer the afternoon train on the 5th day with transport through to Cusco, instead of morning train to Ollantaytambo.
  • 11.- If you decide not to go for any reason, or you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a guide will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities (Ollantaytambo or Cusco). helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger, we recommend to have a Travel Insurance eg: WorldNomade if you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at Machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point, although there will be no refund from the original payment, we will however, present you with a document to certify illness and which can be used to present to your Travel Insurance company. (Hotel in Aguas Calientes, meals during this time, tour in Machupicchu, bus down to Aguas Calientes and train return to Cusco with your group is provided. Only Train to Aguas Calientes is not included it is USD$ 80.00 per person extra.)
  • 12.- SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. SAS Travel cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • 13.- SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • 14.- In extreme cases when “ Inca trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 4 day Lares trek or 4 day Choquequirao trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc.to give you some of the many options.
  • 15.- FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash (Exchange rate 3.40 Soles for US$1) in our Office.
  • 16.- Final Balance Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 3 weeks prior to your arrival date and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us 2 weeks prior to the tour responding to the email with your confirmation requesting any final items to be added and then we can reconfirm the exact balance to be paid plus the 5% commission. You then can enter the same online system with your reference code and make the balance payment.
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