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!
- For experienced trekkers we recommend a private 4 Day Colca Canyon trek which give you much more wonderfull areas to explore and discover impressive little andean villages.
- We recommend to leave your belongings at your Hotel in Arequipa.
- There is an option to stay at Hotel La Posada del Conde or Kuntur Wasi in Cabanaconde in 2 or 3 Day Colca Canyon trek in a private tour. Also it is possible to Continue the way to Puno from Chivay.
Another biggest and best in Peru. Climbing down and back out of Colca canyon, the deepest canyon in the world ..twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. A peaceful oasis at the bottom rewards your climb down to stay with local families and learn of their ancient traditions and soaring condors greet you at the top!
General level of fitness and trekking poles if you have sore knees!
HOTEL POSADA EL CASTILLO : became well known for the discovery of Tombs containing mummies and ceramics from pre Inca periods on their property. Set in a tranquil area know as " El Vallecito District " along the Chili River only 5 mins (60 cents) taxi ride to the main Plaza. Delightful Dutch -Peruvian family run, attending to every detail to ensure a wonderful stay. Elegant, recently refurbished century old hotel, is complete with swimming pool and even a Jacuzzi.
DWB Suite Doble $54
Suite Preferencial Honey Moon $55
For secure transfers from the airport is $6 between 2 people or from the bus terminal is $4 between 2 people. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal from the Hotel is $3 between 2 people.
Therefore if you would like transfers arranged just let us know what your arrival details are.
Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 100.00 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 card US$ 105.00 p/person. (USD$ 100 + 5% card fee).
Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments. Spaces in our group are limited.
Touring with SAS Travel... ...an spiritual pilgrimage throughout the sacred mountains and Machupicchu unique adventure for your mind, body and soul... Quality tours with a special personal touch !!
3 DAY/2 NIGHT COLCA CANYON TREK
DAILY Departures from Arequipa. ( Minimum 2 passengers)
Moderate Trek Descending to the Colca Canyon
Day 1: Arequipa, Cabanaconde, San Juan de Chuccho.
Between 03:00am to 3:30am we collect you from your Hotels in Arequipa to travel to the Colca valley. We travel by bus approximately 4 hours to Chivay (the main town of the Valley). Here we stop for a late breakfast and to stretch our legs and then we continue towards Cabanaconde 3,287mts (approx 2 hours) After lunch we begin our 4 hour descent to the floor of the Colca Canyon. We will be able to appreciate the diverse Andean and tropical vegetation and also the geological formation of the Canyon, from the formation period of the mountain range of the andes. Once at the heart of the Canyon we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge to arrive to the town. Here we will spend the night with a local family in basic rustic accomodation. Time to interact with the locals and enjoy their hospitality and dinner.
with local family rustic accomodation
Day 2: San Juan of Chuccho - Sangalle (Oasis)
After breakfast we re-commence our trek climbing gradually to the andean village of Tapay which is located at 2,900 mts . We will visit Coshñirhua and Malata Villages located at 2,600 mts and then we will visit an authentic church and way of life of the locals which are proud to preserve their traditions in a very rustic environment. Their customs lie very close to the "Pachamama" "mother earth". You will appreciate very beautiful landscapes, ancient farming terraces to cultivate potatoes and other crops, snow-capped summits and a variety of flora and fauna. At 13:00 pm we descend again to the Colca River and arriving to the Oasis or Sangalle Valley 2,100 mts we settle into our cabins of our chosen family or camping, relax at the swimming pool. After lunch there is time for exploration of the abandoned mines, waterfalls and opportunity to fish for trout in the Colca river, time to relax and enjoy this beautiful site.
Day 3: Cabanaconde - Chivay - Arequipa.
At 4.00am we start our 3 hour walk out of the canyon.. Once in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast at (7:45) and then head off for the Cruz del condor. We will stay for approx 1 hour here, to be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean Cóndor. Soon we will continue on to arrive at Chivay at arrival 10:30 am. Once there we will have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of medicinal waters with a temperature of 35 to 40ºC and opportunity for lunch in Chivay. At approx 1.30pm we will return to Arequipa arriving approx 17:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel.
journey from Chivay to Arequipa over 5600 mt pass
What is Included:
Transfer from your Hotel in Arequipa to Bus Terminal.
Round trip ticket in Public Transportation (Arequipa -Cabanaconde).
2 nights it basic accommodation Double or Triple room. (At SJ Chuccho and Sangalle)
(Basic private 2,3 person typical cabins, not private bathroom or showers)
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinner
Admission fee to Colca Canyon and Condor Mirador US$ 26.
Experienced english speaking Guides.
What is not Included:
Entrance to the thermal baths (10 Soles)
Last lunch in Chivay on 3rd day (20-25 soles)
Drinks, snacks or water.
Tip for your guide is not mandatory.
Porter/donkey to carry your daypack.
We recommend that you bring
- Hiking boots or strong sole shoes.
- A day pack with water to drink and snacks.
- Walking poles, otherwise you can buy wood sticks.
- Sun block, sunglasses and hat.
- Rain jacket in case,fleece & clothing.
- Mosquitoes repellent and travel towel.
- Personal cleaning toiliteries, tissues.
- bathing suit for the hot springs.
- Money for souveniers and drinks.
- Flash light, camera and extra batteries.
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$ 100.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Poma Flores (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 3.2- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.-US$ 105.00 per person. (US$ 100.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 14-2 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
Terms and Conditions: Colca Canyon 3 Day/ 2 Night Trek
1.-You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon, 1 day 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. You can pay in Arequipa if you are arriving to Cusco after this tour.
2.- 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.
3.- 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 for example Bus companies. You are totally responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
4.- Not Included in this Package :
- Entrance to the thermal baths (10 Soles)
- The last lunch on Day 3 in Chivay (25-30 soles)
- Drinks,Tip for your guide
- Personal porter.
5.- Cancelations by clients:
Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 30% of total tour cost if you are changing the tour to a alternative day or 50% of the tour cost for total cancellation.
Cancelation of tour on the day of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost.
6.- When paying the balance, 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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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.