La vía peatonal más famosa de América.
43 kilómetros de bosques, niebla y llamas.
Escalones de piedra milenarios y vistas majestuosas.
Al final, una recompensa incomparable: Machu Picchu
El Pais. España –Viajes. Lonely-Planet.
We finished our trip in South America the best experience was Peru specially the Inca Trail to Machupicchu city it is a big challenge, the team: porters,coordinator, cook and the amazing guides, Hilbert made this adventure an unforgettable experience I will recommend this company SAS travel to all my friends.Thanks...Peru country is a Paradise.
The survivers from Canada - no gain, no pain
PHILLIP FARRELLYDecember 2013
Thanks for a wondeful adventure in the mountains I learnt the Mother Earth(Pachamama) and the Sacred Mountains (Apus) are very important. The andean people (porters,cook,coordinator) are hard workers, all my respect...we had 4 wondeful days , the Inca trail is a fantastic experience...One more time...THANKS Hilbert and Jose
Thomas & Odile JutteOctober 2013
SAS Travel organized our Sunrise tour of Machu Picchu, and also a classic tour of Colca Canyon from Arequipa. All went well and we had a great time. We were picked up at our hotel on time, our guides were very informative and did a great job taking care of the group. The hotel in Aguascalientes was basic but we did not mind since we spent such a short time in it. The food was good. We had plenty of time for pictures, and exploring on our own in MP. We highly recommend SAS Travel, and we thank them for a memorable experience in Peru.
Christine ShoemakerOctober 2013
This has been one of the most tough yet exhilarating adventures I have experienced. I am not a very experienced hiker but fit for my young (51 years) age.
The scenery and archaeological site visits where worth every step. It was amazing.
The physical effort was sometimes demanding but the food provided in the rest breaks was perfect ; delicious, nutritious and plentiful.
The team who supported us - Guide, Chef and assistants, and horseman, where just incredible, thoughtful and so well organised.
We had a person on our team who was challenged with Soroche/ Altitude Sickness and the Guide supported and cared for him in an experienced and considerate manner. Fortunately this trekker managed to continued safely and enjoy completing the adventure.
Thank you for organising such an incredible adventure that gave mean opportunity to discover more of beautiful Peru and more about me!
With much appreciation, Chris
Elise UsunierOctober 2013
Finished the 4D/3N Lares Trek last night and can barely even find words for how amazing it was. This trek has been the most exciting portion of my travels through Peru thus far as an ESL teacher, and I want to motivate anyone who may be apprehensive towards booking it to just DO IT!
I could clearly see where every dollar went and it was worth every penny.
Our guide, Christian, was incredibly knowledgeable, hilarious, and caring. Our chef, Ricardo, made the most fantastic meals I have had in Peru, and we were lucky to have them both on our trip. The porters paid attention to every detail, and went as far as rolling up our sleeping bags for us while we were haing breakfast, and setting up our tents comfortably before even arriving to our camp destinations.
Macchu Picchu of course was breathtaking, and the tour was incredibly inspiring and informational. The trek itself was challenging and fun, though TOUGH at some parts. If I can offer some advice, acclimatize for 3 days at least before beginning this trek.
Once again, book with SAS. I can confidently say that I will book my future endeavors with them and will recommend to all of my friends and family to do the same.
FIXED DEPARTURES on: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
To book and receive a reservation code CLICK ON: AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
For not programmed group dates we can open a new deparure date with 4 person upon your request. 2 person group can be offered at any date as a private price. If you are booking as a Student, Please send us a scanned copy of your ISIC student card to email@example.com as soon as possible to validate your tour as a student rate.
US$ 420.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Student price US$ 390.00 pp (with ISIC student card)
========================= Rates From May 1st 2014.
Adult rate: USD$ 440.00 pp
USD$ 420.00 pp with ISIC card.
If you want the best, book with SAS Travel ! Professional, courteous, knowledgable, caring, fun. Thanks to all the staff both on the trek and behind the scenes that worked tirelessly to ensure the very best experience for their clients. Jan Cuthbertson
Is it for me?
This hike is accessible for all ages, and doesn't require you to be in top physical shape. Since your one day hike of 5-6 hours takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes (after of 3-4 Hrs of gentle walk we will reach to Wiñaywayna Inca town on actual Inca trail the nicest and bigest Inca complex which surprise a lot of visitors even more than Machupicchu... , you will not have to camp, or carry backpacks only your personal day-pack as we will stay in a Hotel. Private rooms, it is recommended for those having less time or those with less experience in altitude. For families, group of friends or couples.
Please note another very popular option that includes this Inca Trail 2D/1N Short Trek is Inca Trail 2D/1N with Sacred Valley COMBO -Group Service.Departing on: TUESDAY,THURSDAY,SUNDAY This tour is a combination of the famous Sacred Valley tour and the 2 Days Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu, the perfect mix for a sacred pilgrimage to MachuPicchu..!!.
A day before your short Inca Trail trek, join-us a guided Sacred Valley tour to enjoy and see Awanacancha the Andean Weaving center and Alpaca, Llamas Farm, explore Pisac Ruins and Market then see the Valley of Yucay and Urubamba, then visit the pictoresque Ollantaytambo -The living andean Inca town and stay the night in cozy Apu Lodge or Ollanta Hotel for all the avantages of this tour refer to this link.: http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/703/inca-trail-2d1n-with-sacred-valley-combo-group-service To make even more special this short pilgrimage to Machu-Picchu, up-grade your accommodation, you can stay in the Sanctuary Hotel near Machupicchui, Inkaterra hotel in Aguas Calientes, Sumaq Hotel, Hatchay Tower,Andina Luxury, Mapi Hotel.
This itinerary is rated moderate and should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise.
Briefing with guide and group is held at SAS Travel office in Calle Garcilaso 270 (near Plaza San Francisco) or at your hotel, the night before the departure at 7pm. At your check-in at the office the day before the confirmation of the Briefing time will be confirmed.
Private transport to Ollantaytambo, tourist Train (Expedition Class) to Kiometer 104 (start of the trek and Train Expedition Class return to Cusco. You can also start from Ollantaytambo for this tour.
We highly recommend MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City. SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
The permits for this short Inca Trail trek are so limited every year... that only 200 permits are available each day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.... You need to book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 6-4 months in advance.) For low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) For trek departures in March, April, May, June and July we strongly advise that you make a trek booking BEFORE the middle of January.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: Early start of your hike at Km 104 (private van and train), Permits and entrances fees for both days, expert and experienced english speaking guides, packed lunch, explore Inca sites enroute Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna, sunset over Machupicchu... time for fantastic pictures, bus down to Aguas Calientes town, private rooms in Aguas Calientes, dinner, optional walk to the hot springs to relax, early breakfast and bus up to Machupicchu on Day 2, (optional walk), complete guided tour and interpretation in Machupicchu, optional walk to Huaynapicchu mountain (extra ticket is required, booking in advance is necessary), Expedition train return to Cusco. Free Luggage storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses if you need.
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour and departure date required, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will get a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay ONLINE with. For any assistance Call or Skype us and we can confirm your permits in only few minutes with our english/french speaking staff.
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once you finished the tour need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 270.00 pp (US$ 240.00 pp with ISIC green student card) with Master Card so we can purchase your Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am OR a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.)
CHECK on: AVAILABILITY Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Reservation Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 p/person with: Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA-FLORES (Peru) OR Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY ONLINE with Master Card or Visa US$ 210.00 p/person.
If you request a new date (and it is 4-3 months before departure and not within 7 days of another date for the same tour), then if we are unable to get others to join you and confirm the group price then we can provide a free night in Hotel Marqueses for the night before the tour for free to compensate for the higher cost of the tour as private. This offer is not for those requesting a private tour only for those requesting group tour if we cannot get 4 other people for their requested date. 7 Day Package with 2 Day Inca Trail
4 Nights for the price of 3 in MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2014 to APRIL 15th 2014). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash.www.hotelmarqueses.com
This version of the Short Inca Trail , 2 Days 1 Night , leaves from the 104 km , located at 2,100 meters. (starting by train from Ollantaytambo ) . It is a walk of 16 Km to Machu Picchu, where spectacular views of landscapes appreciate high Andean jungle and visiting Inca buildings on the route ( Chachabamba , Choquesuysuy ) . We started walking five Km a gradual uphill to Winaywayna Inca Complex , located at 2,700 meters. ( Impressive Inca citadel , Winaywayna means " forever young " in Quechua , agricultural terraces called " Andenes " around the entire mountain , decorating the ancient Inca castle with temples, shrines , buildings, and water channels . Quarrying is high quality and its masonry is fine , its 15 water sources rituals as one goes down . It was a religious center , probably associated with the ritual worship of water , plants , nature , life . After lunch , 2 -3 hours of road to Machu Picchu for a spectacular cloud forest and white granite path , hidden in the beauty of the mountains and the lower sub- tropical valley . hear the sounds of hummingbirds , quetzals and cockerels uncrowded walk up reach the Puerta del Sol " Inti Punku " We will have a unique view from the top of this mountain. then descend by safe stairways for 40 minutes to get in front of this majestic " modern marvel " , appreciate the sunset , then down to the entrance of the citadel , to board a bus to go to Aguas Calientes. accommodation at the Hotel Viajeros, dinner , rest and plan for tomorrow .
The next day , after breakfast , at 05:30 we boarded a bus Machupicchu for our full- day guided tour of exploration. our expert guide will help you better understand Machupicchu . then you have free time to explore on your own , doing photography , contemplate this magical place , or just meditating at such wonder place . If you have interest in mountain climbing Huaynapicchu book in advance. After our extensive visit to this magical place walking descend to Aguas Calientes ( 1 hour) you can go down with bus if you want to acquire your ticket directly for $ 9 pp . You will have buffet lunch in the Hotel Viajeros, and then our train from Aguas Calientes leave at 4:45 p.m reaching the Poroy train station at 8:30 pm , transfer to Cusco for 30 minutes. ( Plaza Regocijo 9pm to our trip). "...Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar." Antonio Machado.
Day 1: CUSCO -OLLANTAYTAMBO- KM 104 CHACHABAMBA- WIÑAY-WAYNA- MACHUPICCHU-AGUAS CALIENTES.
Pick up from your hotels at 4:00 am to take you on a journey of two hours, with a private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo . Here we board the Expedition train, travel by train in an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek). (Worth the effort of getting up early and go with this train, which allows you to enter and begin our walk early , if we expect the usual train would start at noon. Starting this trip from Ollantaytambo is also suggested -( see our Combo option , the trip to the Sacred Valley wiht a night at Ollantaytambo.) At Km 104 after submitting passport control , we began to walk softly around meters Vilcanota River . Starting the way we will see the ruins of Chachabamba , a stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains , still revered by local people . After visiting Chachabamba , 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 , supplemented with 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 Machupicchu where we board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation and Dinner included , rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow . The thermal baths are a good choice (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles . Overnight at Hotel Viajeros or up-grade accommodation upon your request.
Viajeros Hostel Double, Twin room, also triple rooms. (and single rooms for single supplement)
7 Km aprox.
6 - 7 Hours
Day 2: AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICHU- WAYNA-PICCHU- OLLANTAYTAMBO- CUSCO
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 ) . In high season the train schedules may vary . )
After finishing our masterful visit, we walk down to Aguas Calientes 1 hr, (option with bus down to pay $ 9 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 . ( or optional train at 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo , then a 2 hour trip to Cusco with a van , arrived at approximately 9:00 pm , we offer this alternative option back, more in high season which runs from April to August) .
9 km approx
3 - 4 Hours
What is Included:
Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel or Office.
Pick up from your Hotel at 04:00 am
Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 Hrs)
Expedition train to Km 104 (starting point of the hike)
Entrance fees for the trail and the Machupicchu sanctuary
Permits and fees for the 2 Day Inca Trail park
Walk with an excellent English speaking guide.
Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
Guided Tour of Machupicchu on the second Day
1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Lunch
1 snack and soda drink for the 1st Day
Acommodation at Hostel Viajeros or Hostel Muyurina.
2 bus tickets (Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu)
Expedition train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and transport to Cusco
Free and safe Storage in Cusco in Hotel Marqueses while you are hiking.
Walk the Sun`s gate Intipunku or to Inca Bridge after your tour.(Optional)
What is not Included:
Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes on 2nd Day US$ 9
(or a Down hill walk for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes)
Dinner on the 2nd Day, Drinks, snacks or water.
Hot spring pools 10 soles. (Optional)
Entrance fee for Huayna Picchu $70.00 (Optional).
We recommend that you bring
Your Original passport
Student card ISIC (if applicable.)
You only need to carry a small day pack
Water to drink ( 2 liters)
Rain jacket in rainy season -Dec to Jan
Change of weather gear in rainy season -Dec to Jan
Hat or cap for the sun, essential
Sunscreanwith sun protection
Insect repellent for mosquitoes(Malaria or Yellow fever have not been reported)
Comfortable hiking boots, sneakers or sturdy shoes
Money in soles or dollars. ATM´s or cash machines and travelers cheques in Aguas Calientes are more expensive to change.
Please note another very popular option that includes this Inca Trail 2D/1N Short Trek is Inca Trail 2D/1N with Sacred Valley COMBO -Group Service. This tour is a combination of the famous Sacred Valley tour and the 2 Days Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu, the perfect mix for a sacred pilgrimage to MachuPicchu..!!. A day before your short Inca Trail trek, join-us a guided Sacred Valley tour to enjoy and see Awanacancha the Andean Weaving center and Alpaca, Llamas Farm, explore Pisac Ruins and Market then see the Valley of Yucay and Urubamba, then visit the pictoresque Ollantaytambo -The living andean Inca town and stay the night in cozy Apu Lodge or Ollanta Hotel. For all the advantages of this tour refer to this link:
Walk the amazing Inca bridge trail after your tour, not necessary to book or pay any fee.
Explore to the Temple of the Condor and the Temple of the three windows.
Visit again the famous Intiwatana, the inca calendar or sacred rock.
Explore the Sun temple or tower and the ceremonial altar on the middle top rock.
If your interest is climbing Huayna Pichhu please book and pay in advance.
Please note another very popular option that includes this Inca Trail 2D/1N Short Trek is Inca Trail 2D/1N with Sacred Valley COMBO -Group Service. This tour is a combination of the famous Sacred Valley tour and the 2 Days Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu, the perfect mix for a sacred pilgrimage to MachuPicchu..!!. A day before your short Inca Trail trek, join-us a guided Sacred Valley tour to enjoy and see Awanacancha the Andean Weaving center and Alpaca, Llamas Farm, explore Pisac Ruins and Market then see the Valley of Yucay and Urubamba, then visit the pictoresque Ollantaytambo -The living andean Inca town and stay the night in cozy Apu Lodge or Ollanta Hotel. For all the avantages of this tour refer to this link: http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/703/inca-trail-2d1n-with-sacred-valley-combo-group-service
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 Bus Station 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:
(Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Hotel Presidente or Inka Town or Green Nature Standard USD$ 25.00 p/person
Green Nature Superior room US$ 36.00 p/person
Hotel Santuario US$ 49.00 p/person.
Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person.
Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel Hatuchay Tower US$115.00 p/person
Hotel INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 220.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
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.
IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not loose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your check-in.
See our Confirmed Group departures on the website (AVAILABILITY and BOOKINGS),
New Departures Dates For departures not listed in our Confirmed dates, where you open a new date, you are the first people booking and we can`t get other passengers we can not guarantee the group price of US$420 each or $440 pp from May 2014, at that moment, but we will try to get more passenger but if the final number of passengers is just 2-3 persons then the price. To compensate the higher rate for small group tour we include a Free night before your tour in Hotel Marqueses, and reception and transfer from the Airport at your arrival to Cusco.
If you request a private group of just 2-3 persons this offer does not apply, receive a special offer for Hotel Marqueses Cusco accommodation as 4 nights for the price of 3 Or free upgrade from Standard to Delux room for all purchased nights. Please enquire about availability at time of booking trek though.
For early bookings in advance (6-4 months before) you can choose your Departure Date according to your schechule and we will open a group tour departure date so other trekker will join and make a group price trek. For those people doing the Sacred Valley tour the day before of the hike, certainly they can depart from Ollantaytambo train station to Km 104 starting point on the hike.
Frequently Asked Questions
SHORT INCA TRAIL to MACHUPICCHU TREK 2 Day/1Night
There are a limited number of permits for the Inca Trail hike and you must book well in advance to be sure of securing one. For high season (May to September) you should contact us at least 6-4 months in advance to discuss availability. We can only buy your permit and set you in our daily departure group tour once you have send us your details and paid your booking deposit USD$ 200 per person, so you must pay the deposit as soon as you book or the permits could run out. (Transfer your deposit with Western Union)
BOOK and PAY-ONLINE with Master Card or Visa card or Paypal in our website.
To book directly or provide your payment details SKYPE-US sas.travel.info sastravelcuscoperu or sas.travel Please feel free to contact us for any urgencies at: +51 84 256324 or +51 84 249 194.
FAST BOOKINGS: CALL or SKYPE US and you can book, pay and Confirm your permit and tour in one of our groups in only few minutes with our multi-languages staff.
Thank you for booking with SAS Travel.
CLICK: (AVAILABILITY AND BOOKINGS) See FIXED DEPARTURES.
Choose the tour and departure date required, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out the details of your group in Traveling with: (Make sure your passports have 6 months validation on them before you enter to Peru). Once you have finalized your booking, you will receive a reservation code (purchase number) to be able to pay ONLINE with. (eg: 240611001). If you are booking for 2 or more people, you can pay with just one code for one transaction.Please note if the permits are soon to run out you are better to do a credit card deposit as this is a more immediate charge to ensure quick confirmation.
HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT.- (USD$ 200.00 per person is required.)
PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION.- Transfer USDS$ 200.00 p/person in order to Mr: Irwin POMA-FLORES (Peru). Upon transferring the money email us the (MTCN) Money Transfer Control Number, your reservation code and the amount paid to: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTERCARD or VISA.- US$ 210.00 per person (US$ 200.00 + 5% card service fee). Payments by credit/debit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa) when your payment became Non Authenticated, Denied or failed, PLEASE contact us urgently by Skype sas.travel.info or sas.travel or phone us: 051 84 256324 - 261920 (Irwin or David). If you don`t receive a confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL PAYMENT.- The remaining balance needs to be paid (7 Days before the date of your tour) Transfer your balance with: Western Union in US$ Dollars to: Irwin POMA-FLORES. (Peru) email us the (MTCN), your reservation code and the amount paid to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior your tour and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us two 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.
FINAL PAYMENTS WITH CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS.- in our Office is with 8% card fee. (The remaining balance needs to be paid 5 Days before your tour).
Terms & Conditions
CONDITIONS 2 DAY INCA TRAIL TREK TO MACHUPICCHU. -Group Service
(Minimum with 6 person.)
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 re high altitude trekking. 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 as soon as possible.
3.- FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). or Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office.
Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior to the Inca Trail 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.
If you prefer not to use the online system you can skype sas.travel and we can do a manual payment for you quickly and easily. Or you can use Western Union.
4. If paying in cash. you must pay for your tour in the office in full by 12:00 noon, 2 days before your departure. Please ensure that the US $ notes are in good condition without small tears!
We accept US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian Soles at our office in Cusco when paying the final balance. Our rate exchange is S/ 2.90 Soles for US$1 or cash US$. (You can withdraw Soles or US$ 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 in US$ to your credit card plus the 8% commission.
5.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card or International Teachers cards are not accepted by the control.
6.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp)
7.- You need to carry your back pack, with change of clothing /raingear and water for the day to drink,
8.- Cancelation made by Clients:
8.- a.- Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 6 weeks in advance incurs a loss of (US$200) non refundable Booking fee.
8.- b.- Cancelation of tour within 6 weeks to 2 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
8.- c.- Cancelation of tour within 2 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
8.- d.- Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
8.- e.- Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...
However we can organise for you to continue through by the train to Aguas Calientes joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here . So if you are not feeling well enough to do the hike even at the last minute please let us know.
9.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. It is non transferable nor refundable Permits. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your spot after you have cancelled.
10.- includes overnight in simple accommodation on double basis in Aguas Calientes and bedding /towels etc are provided. If you want a room for just yourself the single supplement payment is required
11- IMPORTANT: 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 18% 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.
12.- Train tickets: Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of minimum US$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.
13.- If you become ill or injured, we will assist you with any claims with a document to certify illness or other, which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
14.- 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.
15.- 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.
16.- In extreme cases when “ Inca trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS Travel can replace your trek with an alternative Train tour option and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day Lares package or Lake titicaca etc to give you some of the many options.
17.- Travel Insurance.- We recommend that full travel insurance is taken, 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.
SAS Travel will do everything possible to assure a safe and enjoyable trip but we will not accept any responsibility for damages, injuries, losses, expenses due to delays, for any cause whatsoever, this applies to any person or property in connection with any service we or our intermediaries provide, which result directly or indirectly from acts of God or forces mayor.
Ensure you give the office the full details of your accomodation in Cusco and attend the briefing the night before the trek.
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SAS Travel is supporting many of the community projects run by Hotel Marqueses: Eg. "Walk a Mile in my shoes", "Wawa-Wasi", "Shoes shiners boys" If you are coming to Cusco please make a space for a couple of second hand clothes, shoes especially for kids, school equipment, toys and drop them off in our office. We will help distribute the items to people who really need them in small village schools and communities in the mountains of Lares.