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.
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.
Thanks for an awesome trip SAS!
Liz HoffmannSeptember 2013
This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life!
Thank you SO much Robyn, the office staff and most of all Edward - the EXCELLENT guide and his associated cook and porters! (how did they do it!)
It was one of these experiences that could have gone SO wrong! The others booked on the trip were sick and so it was only me left to go- AND SAS RAN THE TRIP FOR one person!
I cant thank them enough for the experience.
On the trail Edward was so supportive and helpful. I had trouble with the altitude (which I hadnt anticipated) - without him I wouldnt be able to say "I did it!"
I learnt SO much about the Inca people and their beliefs- had so many encounters with the locals in villages and now have a mind full of marvelous pictures of great vistas and experiences. All the other reviews I have read tell of the passion of the guides for their culture and surroundings and I can only endorse this!
Thank you all SO much for such an experience - I include the staff of the Marqueses in this!
If anyone else is reading this and making up their mind to go - DO IT with SAS!
Amy HineSeptember 2013
Our trip was an unforgettable experience that was only heightened by the two wonderful guides (Ruben and Michael) that lead our tour! There was not a dull moment or a time when anyone in our group felt discouraged. The authentic and meaningful stories helped teach history along the way; the constant jokes and banter made us all laugh on a regular basis; and the patience and understanding for those in our group who were a little slower. Big shout out to Mike who spent every trek helping one of our group members make it up and down every step and encouraged her every time she needed a break. He was always happy and excited regardless if it was 9pm or 4am really made the whole trip more than an experience. Thanks to our guides for a completely perfect excursion!
USD$ 620 pp with ISIC student card, Please send us at the time or your booking.
Single Supplement for solo traveler US$ 100.00
If you are so unfortunate to have too little time to enjoy majestic Cusco and all it has to offer then don`t despair, you can still see the best of it even if you only have 4 days. Of course we would say you need more time to enjoy and acclimatise but your trek is in the lower altitudes so by ensuring you rest for 2 full hours on arrival to Cusco you should be OK. Please ensure you can take one of the early flights on day 1.
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 takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes, you will not have to camp, or carry backpacks only your personal day-pack as we will stay in a Hotel.
As your limited time only allows you one extra afternoon before your trek and one morning after visiting the breathtaking Saqysayhuaman is a must and being part of the city tour enables you to see the best of the centre of Cusco in a short time. Enjoy exploring San Blas, a coffee from the balconies over looking the main plaza or the Cusco markets before you board you midday- afternoon flight to Lima. Hiking, guided tours, a little aimless wandering of the cobble stone streets and shopping..what more do you need!
Easy to Moderate hike to Machupicchu
Meet the night before the trek in the SAS Travel office in Cusco, Calle Garcilaso 270 near the San Fancisco Plaza, where you will meet with your group and guide.
Escapa a la Aventura 4 Day (with 2 Day Inca Trail)
Last Minute Information
DAILY DEPARTURES !!! The permits for Machupicchu citadel and train tickets are limited, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Low season (November to April, 3-2 months in advance.) Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin Jesus POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card extra 5% US$ 210.00 per person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
As this package includes the 2 Day Inca Trail trek in which permits availability are Limited you must ensure there are still permits available in our website:
Click: AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS
OR send us an email requesting your interested date.
Booking your Package in advance ( 3-6 months) guarantee us to get your permits.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel: Bookings for Nov dates made before the 1st of Aug receive a free Upgrade in Hotel Marqueses to Delux rooms if requested.
Day 1: WELCOME... ARRIVAL TO CUSCO.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel.
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.or similar Category Hotel.
Optional to visit Awanakancha; Alpacas and Textiles Farm and Pisac Market and Inca Complex ; Extra cost of us$ 75 per person. Hotel Marqueses
Day 2: 2 DAY SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU, SEE SUNSET AND ENJOY HOT SPRINGS.
We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 06:00 am to transfer you to Train Station for a 4 hour journey or in high season this may be with private transport to Ollantaytambo train station, then we`ll board a Tourist Backpacker Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes 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.
Day 3: EARLY GUIDED VISIT IN MACHUPICCHU, EXTRA TIME TO EXPLORE ...RETURN TO CUSCO.
Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 06.15am and arrive at the ruins at 06.45am. 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 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.) Around 4:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. ( $7 )
The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. ( 6:00 pm or 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo then a 2 hours transport to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx) Hotel Marqueses
Day 4: BYE BYE CUSCO... ADIOS CUSCO.
Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue Transfer to the Airport - Flight to Lima.
What is Included:
2 Nights in Hotel Marqueses Cusco in Standard Private Rooms with Buffet breakfast
Machupicchu, & City Tours with bilingual Official guides
Transfers In and Out from Cusco´s Airport
Tourist Return Train Tickets Included
Permits for Inca trail and Entrance fees for Machupicchu
1 Night Hostal Viajeros or similar in Aguas Calientes
1 Lunch and 1 Dinner included
What is not Included:
Lima-Cusco / Cusco Lima Flight Tickets
Airport Taxes us$ 6 per person / per flight.
Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx $45 ) includes Optional Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center.
Koricancha " Sun Temple" ( 10 soles)
Cusco Principal Cathedral ( 25 soles) required for City tour)
There is an option to pay a Partial Tourist tickets for 1 Day use for 70 soles only and this is all that is required to visit the City tour sites of
Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay
Meals when not indicated
Hot springs 10 soles
Bus down to Aguas Calientes $7.00
We recommend that you bring
Student card ISIC (if applicable.)
You only need to carry a small day pack for the trek
Water to drink ( 2 liters)
Rain jacket or rain poncho in rainy season -Dec,Jan
Change of weather gear in rainy season -Dec,Jan
Hat for the sun
Sunscream with sun protection
Insect repellent for mosquitoes(Malaria or Yellow fever not been reported)
Confortable hiking boots, runners or sturdy shoes
Money in soles or dollars. ATM´s or cash machines and travelers cheques in Aguas Calientes are more expensive to change.
Upgrade to Delux room in Hotel Marqueses $ 40 per person on Double basis room.
Up-grade to Vistadome Class Train Coach for Machu Picchu tour $ 45 per person
UP-GRADE Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
Inkaterra Hotel us$ 290 per person
Sanctuary Hotel Machupicchu us$390 per person
Sumac Machupicchu Hotel us$ 275 per person
El Mapi hotel us$ 70 per person
Presidente hostel us$ 40 per person
Santuario Hostel us$ 50 per person
Gringo Bill Hotel us$ 40 per person
OPTIONAL EXTRA : On arrival to Lima . Reception at the Airport followed by transfer to the hotel to rest before flight tomorrow. Two hotel options and transfers included. For more info on this option request info.
ACCOMMODATION in Lima
Hotel Leon de Oro us$110 Double Special SAS price $80 Private Room with Breakfast included
Casa Andina Hotel us$85 Special SAS price $75 Private Room with Breakfast included
Melodia Hotel De Luxe us$75 or us$50 Standard Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
Hotel Kamana us$ 60 Special SAS price $50 Private Room with Breakfast included
Many people add on extra nights to this tour to have more free time in Cusco.
Extra night in Hotel Marqueses is $40 per person per night based on 2 person occupancy.
If you book 2 extra nights you receive a free upgrade to delux room.
Packages/ Multiday Tours SAS rep is Soledad:
Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
Step 2.- Select your tour and fill out with your personal details. If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation Code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE Reservation Code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.
How to make your deposit and confirm your spots on the tour:
Step 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
Step 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.- US$ 210.00 per person. (US$ 200.00 + 5% card charge). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. As soon as we receive your deposit we will procced purchasing your Permits for Inca Trail trek, tickets etc . We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information shortly. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 48 hours please send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco 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 8%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCEwith card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union.
Terms & Conditions
SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF ESCAPA a la AVENTURA & CUSCO- 4 Day
Regarding conditions for this package the main item to understand clearly is the non refundable Inca trail permit so the deposit would be lost so these conditions are explained in depth.
SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF THE 2 DAY INCA TRAIL WITH MACHUPICCHU 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
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 65, 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. 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 3.0 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 5% commission.
4. 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 2010 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 Cancelation of trek part of tour incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group where you just use train to Aguas Calientes and can rest for a few hours there rather than trekking and you meet up with your group at 5pm on the first day and continue as normal.
Helicopter air lifts if available and medical assistance are at the expense of the passenger.
You can have a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance.
7. 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.
8. 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. 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 2 day Huchy Qosco trek or if you prefer an alternative tour such as Lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc.to give you some of the many options.
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.
HOTEL MARQUESES INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS
The HOTEL MARQUESES is great value in a prime safe location, only 1 and 1/2 blocks from the main plaza with a lovely colonial courtyard and refurbished rooms. It has an amazing history going back 400 years which is great for classic photos! All rooms are equipped with heating, security boxes, cable T.V and private bathrooms .
Includes buffet breakfast and free shuttle transfer to and from the airport. Access to an English speaking staff person 24 hours a day.
Both Delux and Standard Rooms have private bathrooms with 24 hour hot water . Delux rooms have shower and bath and the rooms are very spacious with much more natural lighting and character. They are located in the front courtyard area. For those celebrating special occaisions, (maybe a Honeymoon) reserve “The Suite” - … tastefully furnished spacious rooms !
To recieve your free transfer from the airport please advise us of the full arrival details at least 3 days before arrival. Please send your flight arrival details (TIME / AIRLINE / FLIGHT #:/ DATE) to us once you have confirmed your flight. We need this information at least 3 days in advance. If you have any last minute flight changes ring (84 from Lima ) 264249 or if international use with country code (+51 84) 264249
Please note . Even though there are many people waiting around the airport trying to sell tours or hotels on your arrival…we do not have a Marqueses representative inside the airport except for the SAS transfer driver.
The SAS driver waits for you outside the arrival area with the SAS logo or Marqueses logo on a sign.
Checkout time is 10.00 am but you are welcome to leave luggage in storage for as long as you like!
Breakfast can be served from 05.30am if you indicate the night before.
Reconfirmation of domestic flights is a free service but please give the reception the details of your flight at least 2 days in anticipation so it can be reconfirmed and your shuttle transfer to the airport organised for you. We need your airline flight # and reservation code if you can find it. With Lan Peru flights you can do an online checkin select your seats and print out your boarding pass to allow your transfer to the airport to be organised for only 1 hour in advance. Otherwise with other airlines or without your boarding pass check in for domestic flights is required just under 2 hours before departure so we would need organise the transfer to the airport for around 2 hours before your flight time. Without the information in advance we may not be able to accommodate your transfer to the airport so please ensure you advise reception of your details early in your stay.
If you are feeling exceptionally ill for the altitude or any other health issue we generally contact Cusco Medical Assistance located in Av La Paz phone :224016 y 224178 and they work directly with peoples travel insurance to make things a bit easier.
Please note all rooms in the hotel are considered a smoke free zone. The open Colonial courtyard is the only area which is permitted for smoking to protect the art and historical items of the building.
Please feel free to use the book exchange in the second patio.
If you are unsure of anything that cannot be clarified easily through the hotel,
You can also ask Reception to contact Robyn to assist in English at any time.
FAILURE to contact the hotel at least 48 hours in advance to inform of a cancellation will result in a no show. For bookings in June, July and August cancellations must be confirmed at least 4 days in advance to avoid cancellation fees. (+51 84) 264249
In the case of a booking that reserves more than 3 rooms (ie group) a cancellation must be received by the hotel 5 days in advance to avoid a no show charge.
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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.