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.
DAILY DEPARTURES !!!
Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $35
Family deals Family of 4 with children 11 years or under children pay $140 per child and family recieves discount on additional accomodation in Hotel Marqueses Cusco. Family room for 4 receive 25% discount in months Nov to May.
Children under 3 years who do not occupy a seat in bus transport or boat transport and do not require a separate bed to parents travel free. Meals not included.
The lifestyle of the Aymara is one where men, women and children live without the superficial trappings of western civilisation. Working in unison with the land, lake, family and neighbors. Here, to be lazy is a sin. People will constantly be working their fields, women attending to daily chores and dressed in the most beautiful traditional garments, the men will be walking the trails drop spinning or knitting intricate patterns into their world famous woven garments. Each tells a story and you will be fascinated by each while you eat probably the best trout you have ever tasted on Taquile Island before returning to Puno!
Tour bus with guide, motor boat, transfer vans and direct bus.
If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses 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.
Titicaca Lake Islands Puno 4 Day/ 3 Nights from Cusco.
Last Minute Information
DAILY DEPARTURES !! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-2 months in advance.) Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a 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 with Master Card US$ 210.00 p/person.
4 Days / 3 Nights CUSCO, PUNO, UROS, TAQUILE AND AMANTANI ISLANDS IN TITICACA LAKE. (RETURNING TO CUSCO) Package Includes: A guided tourist transport from Cusco to Puno and direct bus return to Cusco on Day 4th. 2 Overnight in Hotel QALASAYA in Puno and 7 meals.
Visit to a few of the 49 floating Uros Islands constructed with reeds before travelling on to Amantani Island. a visit to a few of the 49 floating Uros Islands constructed with reeds before travelling on to Amantani Island. Here you will spend a night in the home of a family on the Amantani Island, where Aymara, is the language so don`t worry if you don`t speak Spanish! (the guide also stays on the Island and ecoturism has forced the people to learn some english but they seem to understand all your needs so don`t worry). At 3800 meters above sea level, just walking from the shore to the home of your host is breathtaking ! You will be reassured just to go at your own pace and your "mama" will wait for you, but she will always be at least a few steps in front!
After a late lunch, you may dare to play a few minutes of football before you feel like you only have one lung and then it is optional to walk to the top of a hill to the temple of Mamapacha (the mother earth) to watch the sun set below the lake. Again at you own pace and obvious path so you may choose to skip the football and start in advance so you actually get there before sunset! Followed by a cultural night of fun before walking back "home".
Next morning visit to Taquile Island for the beautiful culture of the famous weavers and a trout lunch to remember before heading back to Puno.
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 2013 to APRIL 15th 2013). 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
Day 1: CUSCO TO PUNO Crossing the Altiplano.
Approx 7am Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP / First Class service Tourist Bus to Puno. Accompanied by an English speaking guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahaylillas, Rhachi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total $7) 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.
Hotel Puno Qalasaya
Day 2: ISLANDS TOUR OF LAKE TITIKACA. Uros Island and overnight on Amantani Island
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
Rustic accomodation on Island
around 3 hours in boat so bring some water and snacks
Day 3: TAQUILE ISLAND Retun to Puno overnight.
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. BL
Hotel Puno Qalasaya***
Day 4: PUNO TO CUSCO in a comfortable bus.
Bus from Cusco to Puno. Between 7.15- 7.30am transfer from your hotel to the bus for direct transport to Cusco. Arrival approx 2pm and transfer to your hotel. B
What is Included:
-Transfer at 07:00 am from your Hotel in Cusco to Bus Terminal.
-Guided tour enroute to Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Pucara.
-Buffet Lunch in Sicuani,
-Reception and transfer to Hotel Qalasaya in Puno.
-2 night at Hotel Qalasaya (4 starts hotel at centre of Puno)
(Double or Triple Private accommodation, Buffet Breakfast)
-1 night with a family lodging on Amantani Island
(Rustic accommodation blankets supplied)
- Touristic shared boat transport.
- Entries to the Islands.
- Tour guide in English, guided tours at the islands.
- Meals over the 4 days (07)
- Direct comfortable bus to Cusco
-Transfer from bus terminal to your hotel in Cusco.
What is not Included:
-Entrance to 3 tour sites on Inka Express journey to Puno US$8
(Tours are optional to visit)
3 Breakfast, 3 lunch , 1 Dinner
-Extra snacks, drinks
-Water not included with meals
-Tips are optional.
We recommend that you bring
-Warm clothing layers
-Bottled water for the boat, money for snacks, souvenirs
-Great to take some fresh fruit or some pens, notebooks etc for the children of the families
Please avoid lollies /sweets.
They really appreciate oranges and other fruit as it is impossible to grow on the islands in these altitudes.and it will save their teeth and their environment.
VISIT BOLIVIA …. DAILY DEPARTURES !!
1 Full Day Sun Island Tour -La Paz Copacabana, Sun Island, Copacabana, La Paz (depart and return from La Paz) Transport, guide, tour to Sun Island US$ 95.00 p/person.
2 Day/ 1Night Tour -Puno,Copacabana, Sun Island, Copacabana, La Paz or (Puno). -Day 1: Early De-lux Bus Puno to Copacabana, motor boat guided tour to the Sun´s Islands tour, late afternoon return to Copacabana, Night in Las Olas Hotel in Copacabana. Day 2: Guided tour to Copacabana monastery and walk to Kotakawana mirador, by 13:00 hrs , Tourist bus to La Paz or Bus to Puno. 3 start hotel US$170.00 per person. (2 start hotel US$130.00 p/ person). Min 2 person) Single Supplement US$ 40.00
2 Nights/ 2 Day La Paz Uyuni Salar La Paz Tour -At 19:00 Hrs 11 Hrs bus from La Paz to Uyuni town, arriving at 7:00 am free time to enjoy a walk in this pinturesque andean town. By 10:am Land Cruiser 4x4 van to Uyuni Salar (Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado or Incawasi Island with enormous cactus and Colchani own ) late afternoon return to Uyuni town at 20:00 Hrs return to La Paz arriving next morning at 7:30 am. Take warm clothes, sunscream, sun glasses and wáter to drink. Guide-driver in Spanish, basic meals included, Transportation tickets (Recommneded period from March to Dec) Entrance fee included US$ 195.00 p/person.
5 Day Tour La Paz to Uyuni Salar -At 21:00 Hrs 11 Hrs bus from La Paz to Uyuni town, arriving at 7:00 am free time to enjoy a walk in this pinturesque andean town. Day 2 By 10:am Land Cruiser 4x4 van to Uyuni Salar (Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado or Incawasi Island with enormous cactus and Colchani own ) Lunch Dinner and basic accommodation. Day 3 San Juan, Lagunas, Laguna Colorada. After breakfast continue to Colorada and Cañapa Lakes with flamingoes then we can see Ollague Volcano and the Stone Valley, Night near the lake in basic family lodging. Lunch and Dinner. Day 4 Colorada Lake , Green Lake Uyuni, La Paz. At 05:00 am early start to see the gaisers in this volcanic área, time for the natural hot springs in Polques after we enjoy the views of the greean and White lagoons at the botton of Llicancabur volcano at 4350 masl stop for lunch then 4 hrs return to Uyuni town . At 20:00 Hrs direct bus return to La Paz. Dinner not included. Día 05 Arrive to La Paz at 07:00 am to Bus Terminal. End of our service. Guide-driver in Spanish, 2 nights in family lodgings, basic meals included, Transportation tickets. (Recommneded period from March to Dec) Entrance fee included US$ 290.00 p/person.
4 Day Tour La Paz to Uyuni Salar San Pedro de Atacama Chile -La Paz, Uyuni Salt Plain Sud Lipez San Pedro de Atacama Chile. At 21:00 Hrs 11 Hrs bus from La Paz to Uyuni town, arriving at 7:00 am free time to enjoy a walk in this pinturesque andean town. Day 2 By 10:am Land Cruiser 4x4 van to Uyuni Salar (Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado or Incawasi Island with enormous cactus and Colchani own ) Lunch Dinner and basic accommodation. Day 3 San Juan, Lagunas, Laguna Colorada. After breakfast continue to Colorada and Cañapa Lakes with flamingoes then we can see Ollague Volcano and the Stone Valley, Night near the lake in basic family lodging. Lunch and Dinner. Day 4 Colorada Lake , Green Lake Uyuni, La Paz. At 05:00 am early start to see the gaisers in this volcanic área, time for the natural hot springs in Polques after we enjoy the views of the greean and White lagoons at the botton of Llicancabur volcano at 4350 masl stop for lunch we continue to the Chile border and 4 hrs to San Pedro de Atacama Chile. End of our service. Guide-driver in Spanish, 2 nights in family lodgings, basic meals included, Transportation tickets. (Recommneded period from March to Dec) Entrance fee included US$ 245.00 p/person.
NOTE: This package can be put together with a flight from Puno to Lima or Arequipa departing from Juliaca Airport (45mins from Puno) Currently there are flights every day so no need to return to Cusco. Direct flight from Juliaca (Puno) to Lima takes approx 2 hrs and Juliaca to Arequipa takes approx 1 hr.
If you have any further queries or want information on special offers of hotels in Cusco / Hotel upgrades in Puno or putting the tour together with the Andean Explorer train to Puno, please feel free to contact us: email@example.com
Recommendations to continue after your Puno experience:
- Flight to Lima or Cusco with LAN from Juliaca, Puno`s airport (45 minutes near) .
- Continue to Copacabana, Sun´s Islands and La Paz 2Day/1Night tour US$120 each
- La Paz, Uyuni Salar in Bolivia 2 Nights/1 Day US$ 145 each
(Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado Island)
- Puno to La Paz bus, continue at 09:00 pm 5 Day Tour La Paz to Uyuni Salar
(Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado Island, Green & Red Lakes, Gaissers) end
at San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. US$ 245 each + $ 25 Park fee.
- Puno, Copacabana, Sun´s Islands, La Paz,Uyuni Salar 6 Day US$ 360 each + $ 25
Park fee. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This package can be put together with a flight from Puno to Lima or Arequipa departing from Juliaca Airport (45mins from Puno) Currently there are flights every day so no need to return to Cusco. Direct flight from Puno to Lima takes approx 1.55 mins and Puno to Arequipa takes approx 40 mins.
If you have any further queries or want information on special offers of hotels in Cusco / Hotel upgrades in Puno or putting the tour together with the Andean Explorer train to Puno, please feel free to contact us.
First.- Before you book a tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes.
Step 2.- Select a tour and complete your personal details.(Registration is personal) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book together and pay your booking deposit with one reservation code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (Please write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay a booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code so we can secure all of you in a same group together.
Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 200.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Poma Flores DNI 46612452 (SAS Travel, Cusco PERU) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
Step 3.2- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD.-US$ 210.00 per person. (US$ 200.00 plus 5% card charge.) As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you a final confirmation. (Paying with VISA card Visa card holders must be Affiliated to Visa Verified.) Check carefully after you `ve paid Online that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. Then Skype us **sas.travel.info or ring us on Tel: +051 84 261920 and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly and confirm your reservation. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to email@example.com
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 7-2 days prior your tour in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCE with card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union under the same name.
Terms & Conditions
SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF THE LAKE TITICACA TOUR PACKAGE
1. You must pay for your tour in full 7-2 days before your departure.
2. Cost of tour is based on double occupancy
3. 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 2.90 soles = US$1
You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards.
When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 5% comission for use of credit card.
4. 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 5% commission.
5. Change of dates up to 5 days before departure is possible if there is availablity in the bus and accomodation for an alternative date but if this change is requested less than 4 days before the tour an administration charge of $10 per person would need to be paid.
6. Cancelation of tour before bookings and tickets finalised incurrs only 10% fee in high season this is generally before 1 month in advance of departure.
Cancelation of tour within 1 month to 7 days before departure incurs a loss of 20% of total tour cost
Cancelation of tour within 10 days - 1day before departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost,
Cancelation of tour within 1day of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost, but you are provided with discounted accomodation in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses to assist as we assume cancelation at this stage is due to illness.
7. In the case of Cancelation you are provided with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance claim.
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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.