Welcome to SAS Travel, Peru, Machupicchu and the Andes…. Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator. Leaders of Quality & Personalized treks and tours in Cusco, Manu National Park and Peru. Your memorable experience and superior service during your holidays touring with SAS Travel are our priority and full concern, 100% operated by SAS Travel and guaranteed departures for affordable prices, environmentally and socially friendly company. Direct Operators and run by a local family. Highly recommended by more than 200,000.00 happy campers. Trips with SAS Travel ... A spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul... Escape, travel, explore, dream, discover, trek and relax. You will love it this New Adventure !!!

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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 - 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
    • 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

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Price Information

US$ 690.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Lares Valley + Short Inca Trail Trek 4Day/3Night -Group Service. Fixed Departures. NEW

Last Minute Information

  • All permits for 4, 5 Day Inca Trail on April, May, June and part in July are Fully Booked. If you are still looking for great treks to Machu Picchu in dates when permits are sold out... we have good news... we are offering this awesome new Lares Valley + Short Inca Trail 4 Day trek. For Inca Trail for end of July, August, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec, we strongly recommend you to hurry up with your bookings and deposits. Book online, get a code and pay a deposit.
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  • Our Price: US$690 per person
  • US$650 with ISIC Student card or under 16 y/o.
  • Huayna Picchu mt Ticket US$85 / with ISIC student card US$45 (Optional)
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  • AVAILABLE -2017
  • January:
  • March: 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 -AVAILABLE.
  • April: 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 -AVAILABLE.
  • May: 1, 2, 9, 12, 19, 24, 30 -AVAILABLE
  • June: 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 -AVAILABLE.
  • July: 1, 5, 9, 14, 19, 24 , 29 -AVAILABLE.
  • Aug:
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  • For group of 5 persons and your preferred departures date is not listed in our site we can open a new departure date and build up a small group for you. Book online, get a code and pay a deposit.
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  • This is our new 4Day/3 Night Group Lares Valley + Short Inca Trail trek -- a great option for good reason! It’s a moderate trek that passes through stunning scenery and a number of fascinating snow capped mountain views and you’ll have a guided tour at short Inca Trail and time to explore the site on your own. Two nights in tent, 1 night in a Hostal and full day at Machu Picchu to explore, discover and full enjoyment. Afternoon train return to Cusco.
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  • Important note: From January 1st 2017, the Cultural Institute will increase the price of trek permits for visitors and porters. SAS Travel will not increase its rate for 2017. We are making a big effort to keep our 2016 prices while maintaining our superior levels of service.
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  • SAS Travel Highlights:
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides.
  • Guided tours of the seven Inca archaeological sites en route to Machu Picchu.
  • Delicious and nutritious freshly cooked gourmet meals using local products.
  • Experienced team of local porters from Pisac and Paucartambo.
  • New tents and quality camping equipment. Showers on the first campsite.
  • Free baggage storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses and in Aguas Calientes.
  • Celebration Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Lares Trail Survivor Certificate signed by your guides.
  • Special snack and buffet lunch on Day 4 (final day).
  • 100% Operated by SAS Travel: we never place you with other tour operators.
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  • How to book: Select your interested departure leaving date on the calendar (left side). Fill in out with your details, below in Notes you can write any requests, and generate a code to pay a down payment with Visa or Master Card in Step 3 (US$315.00 per person) or pay US$300.00 per person with PAYPAL. In the “Enter description” field, please write your reservation code and your name. In “Item price” write the amount you would like to pay.
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  • Tickets for Huayna Picchu: If you would like to walk up Huayna Picchu Mountain after the trek and tour of the Machu Picchu archaeological site, please let us know ASAP as passes are also limited. The admission is US$85.00 per person (US$40 pp for students with ISIC card), which we’ll add to your booking deposit so we can purchase your tickets for the second Huaynapicchu turn at 11:00 a.m. Alternatively, we recommend booking our 5 Day Inca Trail with Huaynapicchu Mountain.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco -Urubamba- Pumahuanca (Start of our Trek).

Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco. Our private bus leaves Cusco at 05.40am for a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley, passing through Chincheros and stopping in the town of Urubamba, (2,700 masl) for a brief toilet break and the chance to buy any last minute snacks, water, etc, Small packed breakfast is served here. Departing Urubamba around 07:15, we have a further 20 minutes drive to the beginning of the Pumahuanca Valley, land of the famous white corn crops and the Chicha, the Inca´s favorite corn beer. This is the place where we will meet our horses and handlers, (arrieros), and trek staff. All of our required equipment will be carried by mules and horses. We commence our hike through this beautiful polylepis qeuñas Valley in the Andes with a gentle switchback ascent on a gravel path from 2,800 mt to 3,600 mt with stunning views of the surrounding valley and mountains. 4 hours walk to the Inca complex of Inca–Kancha for a guided visit, and where we stop for our first lunch. Our expert cook will indulge you with delicious Peruvian dishes. Time to relax or a little nap, Continuing afterward along the way you will be able to observe native trees of qeuñas, eucaliptus, then we reach a small Andean community of P´accha, spectacular mountain landscapes, herds of llamas, alpacas, sheeps and goats. Then final 2 hours further we will reach a series of small waterfalls and beautiful campsite named Cuyoc, our first campsite at 4,000 masl. Meals: B,L,D - Snacks Accommodation: Camping Tents for 2 ppl
Maximum Altitude: 4,000m/13123ft / Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9186ft
Distance Travelled: approx 14km / Approximate Walking Time: 7 hours

Day 2: Cuyoc – Pumahuanca Pass – Lares Hot Springs Campsite

Early wake up at 06:00 am with a cup of coca leaf tea, then a good breakfast with quinua panqueques. At 07:00 am we recommence our trek with scenic views of Chicon, San Juan and Veronica mountains. Surrounded by a native forest for a challenging 4 hours climb along a dirt road with some stone steps, in some parts there are zig zag switchbacks toward the Pumahuanca Pass located at 4,580 masl (A sacred Apacheta is a series of piled stones, made by pilgrims as a symbol of gratitude and respect to the Apus), Once we get to the pass we honor the top of this mountain with coca leaves as is the local customs. Enjoy the amazing views of part of Moray, Maras and Salineras. Then we are ready to descend for an hour along a stone road with a nice view on both sides, arriving to enjoy lunch near impressive lakes by which we rest. After our lunch we walk for 2 more hours mainly downhill and enroute we will meet some local campesinos (people of the local village) in colorful costumes as is traditional with all villages around Lares. Impressive landscape views, mountains, flocks of llamas and alpacas. Cuncani is the major district in the area., located at 3,750 masl where, before our final part of our trek, . At this little village we have the chance to visit the house of our arriero who will share with us how they live in a simple way in deep connection with nature, preserving traditional customs in agriculture, weavings, showing their textile skills from generations past, use of medicinal plants etc. Then our transportation will go to pick you up and then will go to Lares village, once we arrive to the pools, we can soak in the springs. The village is also very famous for its medicinal hot springs and we are going to enjoy our Dinner on the camp site next to pools of natural hot springs.

Day 3: Short Inca Trail Train to Km 104. Sunset at Machu Picchu. Night in Aguas Calientes.

Early pick up from the campsite at Lares at 4:00 am to take you on a journey of 3.5 hours, with a private transportation to train station in Ollantaytambo. Here we board the Expedition train, travel by train for 1 hr and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek). At Km 104 after submitting passports at check control point, we began to walk softly around meters Vilcanota River then gradually to walk up around 600 mts . Starting we will see the ruins of Chachabamba , a stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun and mountains around, still revered by local people . After visiting Chachabamba , we continue the path south and started a gradual climb to the mountain , before entering a cloud forest , overgrown , then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing uphill in an open meadow . After walking 3 hours , the road descends into a forest amazing. Here you will find a beautiful waterfall , then get to the bottom of the ruins of Winaywayna . Appreciate the beauty of this place ,information from our expert guide. After lunch at Winaywayna , we will continue in the afternoon in the cloud forest , filled with bromeliads , orchids and tree ferns . As we walk the last part of the way we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and drums ( " resting places " ) . You climb 60 stairs before you reach Inti Punku ( " Sun Gate " ) . From this point, you can see and observe this wonderful place . Then descend for 45 minutes to get to the viewpoint of the famous place , from here you can watch the sunset. Descend to the entry of Machu Picchu where we board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation and Dinner included , rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow. Overnight at Viajeros Hostel or up-grade accommodation upon your request.
Meals:L D / Accommodation:Viajeros Hostel Double,
Maximum Altitude:2680m/8792ft / Minimum Altitude:2100m/6888ft
Distance Travelled:7 Km aprox. / Approximate Walking Time:6 - 7 Hours

Day 4: Early walk or bus to Machu Picchu. Climb to HuaynaPicchu (Optional)

Breakfast from 04:30 am then board the first bus to Machu Picchu at 05:20, the park opens at 6:00 am . We have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for about 2-3 hours explained by your expert guide , you can visit the most amazing places as the Royal Mausoleum , the Temple of the three windows , the main temple , the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where wise Inkas tied to the sun in the winter solstice in June , stairways , plazas , fountains, etc. ( You usually have about 5-6 hours after extra time off ) .
Optional walks to Inca Bridge and Huaynapicchu mt (check availability previously).
After finishing our masterful visit, we walk down to Aguas Calientes 1 hr, (option with bus down to pay $ 12.00 pp) Hotel Viajeros await us with a delicious lunch with our group. Then we have some free time to explore this quaint village before boarding our train back to Cusco
The train departs Aguas Calientes in the afternoon at 16:45 pm and arrives in Cusco ( Poroy train station ) at 8:30 pm , then moved for 25 minutes to Cusco. .
Meals:BL / Maximum Altitude:2400m/7872ft
Minimum Altitude:2100m/6888ft / Distance Travelled:9 km approx
Approximate Walking Time:4 - 5 Hours

What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before of your tour in our office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private bus to Pumahuanca (Start of our trek).
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farm house, bathrooms available.
  • 11 Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian,vegan option, gluten,wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Short Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dinning and cooking tents,table,stools,cooking gear, stove, gas container,cutlery,plates, food and fresh vegetables).
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon on camp.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • 2 person per tent clean, new, spacious (4 person dome igloo tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance..
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Buffet Lunch in Aguas Calientes after Machupicchu. Time to go to the hot springs or shop around the village.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station and bus to Cusco (Return to Plaza Regocijo end of our tour.)
  • SAS Travel HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit, explore and guided tours of the 3 Inca archaeological sites en route.
  • Free storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses and in Aguas Calientes.
  • Inca Trail Survivor Certificate signed by your guides.
  • 100% Operated by SAS Travel, we never put you with other tour operators.

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters at your discretion.
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes. Optional (10 soles)
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco. Accommodation in Cusco. see recomendation
  • Travel Insurance.- eg: World Nomade Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable).
  • A comfortable 45 Lt trek backpack if you want to carry all your belongings.
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC (You can hire from SAS Travel.)
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support or tough sport shoes, (light sandals or clogs are recommended to rest at campsites).
  • Trekking poles with rubber tips. (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).
  • Bathing suits for hot springs for hikers with a night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes. ($10-15)
  • Tips for (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40) Not mandatory.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 soles.($ 120)

Booking Information

  • Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (e.g. 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit online on Step 3. Please pay for two or more people in your group with ONE reservation code, so we can guarantee all your permits, your tickets for Machu Picchu, your train tickets and that you are all in the same group.
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  • 1. Pay a booking deposit online with VISA or MasterCard. US$315 per person (US$300 + 5% card fee). Or US$394 per person for Inca trail + Huaynapicchu pass (US$375 + 5% card fee). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.
  • 2. Pay a booking deposit with PayPal. US$300.00 per person or US$375.00 per person (Inca trail + Huaynapicchu pass). Payments by PayPal will carry a surcharge of 6%.
  • Booking deposit required! Updated Availability: Click Here to Pay Online
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  • Final Payment: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice (for example, upgrade your hotel in Aguas Calientes) you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour.
  • This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra items to be added. We can then adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you that week. You’ll need to add the 5% credit card commission or 6 % PayPal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.