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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 mission, 100% operated by SAS Travel and guaranteed departures for affordable prices, environmentally and socially friendly sensitive company. Direct Operators and run by a local family. Highly recommended by more than 120,000.00 happy campers. An spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul... you will come back different.

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Leaving Frequency

To check our Confirmed departures for the actual Lares trek which is Day 4 of the tour please click on:
AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS.

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Price Information

US$ 790.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

US$ 740.00 pp with ISIC student card. Single Supplement for solo traveler US$ 140.00

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Overview

Combining the beauty of the Sacred Valley with archealogical mysteries and bustling markets of Pisac Ollantaytambo and Chincheros with the "living" inca trail trek (Quishuarani to Yanahuara Route) so named for the close contact with the local people and their ancient traditional way of life. The trek takes us into the Lares region of the Peruvian Andes, passing green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and high passes, with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising to just under 6,000 meters. Our route takes us through many small village communities that offer a rare & fascinating insight into traditional Andean life. Finally we make our way by train to Aguas Calientes and continue on to Machu-Picchu, the legendary Lost City of the Incas. We have plenty of time to explore this renowned and fascinating site, climb to Huayna Picchu, walk to Sun-Gate etc.

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Difficulty

Moderate to Challenging.
Recommended for families or group of friends.
If you are in a group of 6 person, you can open a new departure day if is not listed in our Confirmed departure date,

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Briefing

The night before of your trek at 7:00 pm at SAS Travel office.

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Transport

Bus, Trek, Train.

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Recommended Hotels

If you are wanting to include an ascent of Huayna Picchu in your visit to Machu Picchu beware that there are new regulations and permits have to be bought in advance. The cost to have a Machu Picchu entrance that includes the permits to climb Huayna Picchu is $9 extra and we must have this request in writing and confirmed at the time of your booking. As this is a new cost and regulation we are still putting this option in the website reservation page so just indicate in comments for the moment.

There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu and only 200 people are permitted to enter for each of the 2 sessions scheduled for 7am and 10 am. The guide will organise the tour of Machu Picchu around peoples climb of Huayna Picchu depending on how many in the group have permits. Please note your entrance to Machu Picchu and permit for Huayna Picchu are with your name and passport details so are non transferable and non refundable.
Last minute bookings of this trek will possibly miss out on permits in high season so please book and pay in advance.

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Lares & Machupicchu Trek & Cusco 8D/7N

Last Minute Information

  • A great alternative trek is Lares Valley trek, a living Inca Trail through beautiful small andean Quechua villages, spectacular landscapes and warm people. Free ticket for Huaynapicchu walk and 6 Kg porter included. See confirmed departures in (AVAILABILITY and BOOKINGS).

Special Offer

Cusco,Sacred Valley, Lares Valley hike to Machupicchu and walk to Huaynapicchu, Aguas Calientes,Cusco. 8 Day Package.
Program Itinerary:
Day 1: Reception Transfer, 13:45 Cusco City Tour. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: Sacred Valley Pisaq Yucay,Ollanta. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 3: Free Day to relax in Cusco Marqueses
Day 4: Lares Valley hike to Machupicchu 7 Hrs walk, Camp-.
Day 5: Visit the Communnity of Wacawasi, Pukara, Camp
Day 6: Easy walk to Mantanay, Afternoon train to Aguas Calientes.
Day 7: Early walk to Machupicchu, guided tour,Huaynapicchu Cusco.
Day 8: Adios Cusco (End of our service)
HOTEL MARQUESES Special Offer: Free up-grade to our DELUXE room or Suite in this Package for early bookings (6 months in advance.) Book and pay your deposit online on: AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS.

LARES & MACHUPICCHU TREK & CUSCO 8 DAY "Lares Valley Trek, Pisac, Ollanta & Magic Cusco"
We can if you request, provide flight quotes for E tickets Lima -Cusco - Lima if you require. When available as low as US$240 round trip including taxes.
You can also add on extensions to Lake Titicaca, the Amazon and or Arequipa. You can get a better idea of the Hotel Marqueses and programs by looking at some photos on the website www.hotelmarqueses.com

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Reception at Cusco`s Airport and Transfer to your Hotel WELCOME to CUSCO !!!

Our english speaking staff will wait your flight arrival at the airport in Cusco and transfer in a private van to your Hotel in Cusco where they are waiting for you with a lot of cups of coca leaf tea !!, Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level. If you are feeling up to it..

Optional Afternoon: At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay,Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. Return to Cusco ...Overnight Hotel Marqueses. (Double or Triple private room)

Hotel Marqueses.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour to visit the famous Pisaq Market and Inca town, Urubamba, Yucay,Ollantaytambo

At 08:40 am depart for Sacred Valley Tour we will visit the Typical Pisac Market, 2 hours guided walk into the Pisac Inca Ruins Complex, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. Returning approx at 18:45 pm to Cusco , Overnight Hotel Marqueses. (Double or Triple private room)

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Hotel Marqueses.

Day 3: Free Day to relax in Cusco

Free Day to relax in Cusco and preparing your pack for your Lares trek.
Optional Adveture activities:
White water River Rafting (Class III - for experienced & beginners) or Mountai Bike Tour in Moray, Maras and Salineras US$ 45 pp (This tours can be arranged when you are in Cusco at our Office)
Return to the Hotel Overnight. Marqueses Hotel. (Double or Triple private room)

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Hotel Marqueses.

Day 4: Lares & Machupicchu 4 Day/ 3 Night Trek

Cusco – Urubamba – Pumahuanca Valley – P´acchayoq - Cuyoc campsite
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.

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Camping 2 people per tents

Maximum Altitude:4,000m/13123ft

Minimum Altitude:2,800m/9186ft

approx 14km

approx 7 hours

Day 5: Cuyoc – Pumahuanca Pass – Cuncani 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 5 hours climb along a dirt road with some stone steps, in some parts there are zig zag switchbacks toward the Pumahuanca Pass located at 4,740 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 dowhill 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. Campsite at Cuncani community, located at 3,750 masl where we enjoy Dinner and Camp. Cuncani is also very famous for their textiles produced with ancestral weaving techniques; weavers will offer their work

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camping

4780m /15682ft

3750m/12303ft

approx 13km

approx 7 -8 hours

Day 6: Cuncani Campsite – Lares Hot Springs- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Morning to relax, before our final leg of our trek, so you can sleep until late 7:00 am. Breakfast. 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 4 hours of easy downhill walk to reach the Lares village, once we arrive to the pools, we can soak in the springs. The village is known for its medicinal hot springs, After our lunch, 3 hours drive in our private transport to Ollantaytambo town, Dinner. 2-hours train to the town of Aguas Calientes for Overnight.

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Hostel Viajeros Aguas Calientes or upgrade option of your choice

3750m/12303ft

2750m /9022ft

approx 6 kms

approx 3-4 hours

Day 7: Aguas Calientes 2100 masl – Machupicchu 2400 masl – Ollantaytambo – Cusco 3400 masl

Early breakfast (05.00am) before taking the 5.30am bus directly to Machupicchu arriving around 06.00am. **Optional for those still able/wanting to walk!: leave 04.30am and walk up to Machupicchu arriving approx 06.00am but only if you really want to hike in the dark so have torches but remember you do not get into Machu Picchu earlier than people who take the bus as they also arrive around 6am to the entrance with the guide.

In Machupicchu it is still a 15 minute walk from the drop-off point to the famous views from the South Zone of the farming terraces at the end of the Inca trail. Enjoy the early tour of Machupicchu with your guide who will unfold the mysteries of this magical site, showing you the very best of it! Your guide will spend about 2 hours relating to you interesting and amazing stories, explaining temples and special sectors. Your tour of Machupicchu should finish between 10 and 10:30am then you have free time to take your photos before the 10:30 crowds arrive.
At approx 10.45am the guide leaves you at the trail head to to climb Huayna Picchu or if your booking was done too late then for the Machu Picchu mountain permit . so best to book well in advance .
Also the Inca bridge or Sun´s gate are other good walks in that order!. We provide a Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes after the walk down from Machupicchu. If you prefer a box lunch to have in Machupicchu you must sign up for it in the office before your trek.

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Hotel Marqueses.

3400m/11155ft

2100m/6890ft

approx 6 kms

5 -6 hours exploring

Day 8: Adios Cusco

Adios Cusco Free morning then transfer to the airport for your fly to Lima or Arequipa-Puerto Maldonado ( Extension Trips ) or Trip to the altiplano of Puno to see the highest navigable Titikaca Lake located at 3,950 m and continue to Bolivia ( Copacabana, Sun`s Islands, La Paz , Uyuni`s Salar )

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What is Included:

  • Transfer from Airport at your arrival to Cusco.
  • 3 Nights in Boutique Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
  • Cusco and Inca Sites guide tour.
  • Sacred Valley guided tour Pisaq, Ollanta,Chincheros.
  • 4 Day Lares trek with 6 Kg porterage service.
  • (Permits and Entrance fees for Machupicchu, all inclusive tour.)
  • Accomodation in Aguas Calientes. Private rooms.
  • Huaynapicchu Ticket at 11:00 am For people who book at last minute there may not be any Huaynapicchu permits left and so we can buy the Machu Picchu mountain permit instead .. If you have a ISIC card you must scan it through at the time of booking for the purchase of the Huayna Picchu permit..

What is not Included:

  • Flight Tickets, Transport to Cusco.
  • USD$ 65 pp Entrance fee for Cusco, Inca Sites and Sacred Valley tour.
  • Meals not mentioned. Lunch at the Sacred Valley tour 30 soles.
  • Hot springs in Aguas Calientes 10 soles pp
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes US$ 9, (most people prefer to walk).

We recommend that you bring

  • -Backpack
  • -Sleeping Bag (Minus 8ºC It can be hired at SAS office)
  • -Hiking boots (sneakers or running shoes are not recommended)
  • -Trekking poles, otherwise you can hire here.
  • -Warm Clothes layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • -Flashlight with extra batteries
  • -Camera & Extra Film & Batteries / Charger
  • -Sun Protection, Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • -Thermals, Wool Socks & Woolen Hat for cold nights
  • -Gloves, Scarf
  • -Insect Repellant
  • -Rain Poncho / Good rain jacket
  • -Toiletries, Toilet paper, small towel
  • -Bathing clothes for the hot springs.
  • -Trekking pants or similar
  • -Water bottle, water to drink for Day 1
  • -Personal medical kit
  • -Original passport, ISIC international student card if applicable.
  • -Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips to your staff
  • OPTIONAL : Little presents for kids of Communities along the trail such as school supplies, second hand clothes, toys, etc.

Additional options

  • OPTIONAL :
  • When requesting availability for this tour please indicate your exact international flight details. If you do not have domestic flights and would like a quote please contact Soledad and advise of your interest so she can confirm date availability immediately and send you a booking form.
  • Packages/ Multiday Tours SAS rep is Soledad:
  • email: soledad@sastravelperu.com
  • skype: sastravelcuscoperu
  • UP-GRADE to Delux room in Hotel Marqueses US$ 50 per person on Double basis room.
  • -Up-grade to Vistadome Class Train Coach for return from Aguas Calientes to Cusco US$ 36 per person (DELUXE Train service)

Recommendations

  • Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and 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.
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  • 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.
  • -If you are not used to walk / climb into the Andean mountains ( 3,800 m - 4,400 m), and you feel a little of lack of oxigen and difficulties brieding.
  • -Stay at least 2 Days in Cusco for a good acclimatization.
  • -Hire a personal porter for 9 Kg enough for your sleeping bag, roll mattress( SAS provide), changes of clothes, warm clother for cold evenings ( -4 or -5 ºC ), we also provide a porter`s bags for easy transport of your belongings.
  • -Increase taking glucose (Coramina, or natural drinks and plenty of liquids, coca leaf tea)
  • -Bring or hire walking poles.
  • -There is an emergency horse in case you need any help.
  • All rates are quoted in US dollars. Prices are per person based on
  • Double / Triple occupancy.
  • Single tent and room supplement available: US$140
  • -Availability : Daily Departures with 6 person, See our Confirmed departures.
  • -Difficulties: Moderate trek.
  • -Adventages: Not crowded camps and trails as other treks in Cusco, small number of trekkers per group( -8-12 approx) 2 nights in tent and 1 night in a Hotel, Natural hot springs, early visit of Machupicchu.
  • - Tickets to climb Huayna-Picchu mountain, extra time to explore and walk to different attractions around Machupicchu.
  • -Scorted by experienced tour guides and SAS staff.

Please note

  • OPTIONAL : Start on Day 3 the 5 Day Salkantay-Machupicchu Trek for the same total price as it is an extra night on trail instead of 3 nights in Hotel Marqueses.( Please check Availability before you book and request itinerary )

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you would prefer to do a Adventure day tour instead of a City Tour (also since the costs to visit some of the City tour sites Koricancha and Cathedral increased recently then you may like to consider
  • *Horseriding if you still want to see the 4 Archaeological sites above Cusco Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay,Qenqo and Puca-Pucara
  • Rafting and special deal if you are booking as 4 or more of $10 discount for Rafting $30 per person (instead of $40 per person)
  • Mountain Biking checkout the itineraries on the site!
  • ACCOMMODATION in Lima
  • Hotel Leon de Oro us$110 Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Casa Andina Hotel us$85 Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Montereal Hotel us$74 Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Melodia Hotel De Luxe us$75 or us$50 Standard Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Embajadores Hotel us$ 75 Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Hotel Kamana us$ 60 Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
  • Note: Late bookings of this tour could incur an extra cost if only expensive flights are available: Please check this at time of interest in package providing your exact dates and international flight arrival details.

Booking Information

  • Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
  • Step 1.- CLICK: CONFIRMED GROUP DEPARTURES
  • 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$ 300.00 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: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.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$ 315.00 per person. (US$ 300.00 + 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: office@sastravelperu.com 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 Cusco Perú - CONDITIONS of LARES & MACHU-PICCHU 4D/3N TREK.
  • 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM 6 PAXS
  • SAS Travel Cusco Perú - CONDITIONS of LARES & MACHU-PICCHU 4D/3N TREK. MINIMUM 6 PAXS
  • 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 as Lares trek goes to 4600 mtrs.
  • 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$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS travel. You must scan the ISIC card to us at the time of booking and carry the valid ISIC card on the trail to Machu Picchu with you or your entrance could be forfeited by the control.
  • 5.- Unless you hire an extra porter / horse you need to carry your back pack and sleeping bag .
  • If you have no experience in high altitude trekking please hire an extra porter. This is a serious requirement.
  • 6.- Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and the train tickets have not been finalised. US$ 25 is charged.
  • Change of dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs a further fee as Peru rail also charges for changes of dates. This administration charge of $20 per ticket in this case is incurred. At times a change of date may only be possible in an upgrade to a higher standard carriage and so the difference in price would need to be paid additionally. Equally if Machu Picchu entrance has already been purchased it is not transferable or refundable so a further entrance needs to be purchased. This is $46 but generally only purchased 10 days before tour.
  • CANCELATIONS :
  • 7.- a. Cancelation of tour up to 2 months before departure incurs a loss of the $150. non refundable deposit.
  • 7.- b. Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost...
  • 7.- c. Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 1 week of departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost...
  • 7.- d. Cancelation of tour within 1 week - 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Ollantaytambo day 3.
  • 7.- e. Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Ollantaytambo day 3.
  • 8-If you are wanting to include an ascent of Huayna Picchu in your visit to Machu Picchu beware that there are new regulations and permits have to be bought in advance. The cost to have a Machu Picchu entrance that includes the permits to climb Huayna Picchu is $10 extra and you need to indicate this in your web reservation at the time of booking.
  • There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu and only 200 people are permitted to enter for each of the 2 sessions scheduled for 7am and 10 am. The guide will organise the tour of Machu Picchu around peoples climb of Huayna Picchu depending on how many in the group have permits. Please note your entrance to Machu Picchu and permit for Huayna Picchu are with your name and passport details so are non transferable and non refundable.
  • Last minute bookings of this trek will possibly miss out on permits in high season so please book and pay in advance.
  • 9.- If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter and mule will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger. If you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at Machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund from the original payment, however we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
  • 10.- 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.
  • 11.- 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.
  • 12.- Lares trek is recommended in dry season. Unexpected rain can cause snow falls causing difficult trekking conditions and possibly closure of the pass. In the case of snow falls SAS can not be held accountable for the need to take an alternative route. You would also need good quality trekking boots and equipment to protect you against snow related conditions, cold and glare. In extreme cases when “ Lares trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 4 day Choquequirao trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc.to give you some of the many options.
  • 13.- 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.
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