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.
As this package includes the 4 day Inca trail trek you must ensure there are still permits available , please check: AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS in our website.
US$ 1,590.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
USD$ 1,550 pp with ISIC student card.
Single supplement US$ 290.00
--------------------------------------- From May 1 2014 USD$ 1,620 pp
USD$ 1,580 ppwith ISIC student card.
Single supplement US$ 290.00
This itinerary has been very popular most people prefering to take a connecting flight direct to Cusco on their arrival to Lima. In this case we organize the first flight of the day for those arriving late at night/ early morning and you need to checkin around 3.45am. At times it can take over an hour to get through immigrations and customs so the direct flight to Cusco is recommended and we serve you full breakfast on your arrival to Hotel Marqueses Cusco on an early flight. You can get a better idea of the programs and Hotel Marqueses by looking at some photos on the website. www.sastravelperu.com
As this package includes the Inca Trail bookings for high season (May to Oct )must be completed around 4 -6 months in advance because of limited Inca Trail to Machupicchu Pemits.
Is it for me?
Trekking experience and acclimatization of at least 2 days previous your treks is required.
The 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek section is considered as Moderate to Challenging level in which you need to be in a good physical conditions, we recommend to start jogging at home before this adventure. The other parts of the tour doesn`t require any kind of experience.
Condor Express 13 Day Tour (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek)
Last Minute Information
The permits for Inca Trail trek are so limited, only 200 permits available per day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 6-5 months in advance.) See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 800.00 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 US$ 840.00 p/person. (Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.)
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour of your preference and package departure date, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will get a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. For any assistance Call or Skype us and we can confirm your permits in only few minutes with our english/french speaking staff.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: The best itinerary and campsites for each night, including Wiñaywayna camp. Pick up from your hotel at 05:00 am on Day 1. Tour with the best Inca Trail guides, extraordinaire chefs (Gourmet Peruvian meals) and well respected and better paid porters (The Blue Label Team). Treated drinkable water provided on route. Packed snacks in Machupicchu and snack lunch with Pisco Sour in Aguas Calientes, before your train to Cusco. Confirmed and Guaranteed Daily departures on any date you wish. Welcome group of friends, couples or solo travellers. New and decent tents and equipment. 100% Operated by SAS Travel. Free Luggage Storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses..
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished Inca Trail trek need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 70.00 per person (US$ 40.00 pp for students with ISIC green student card) with Master Card or Visa card, so we can purchase your Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am OR a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.)
Inca Trail trek with SAS Travel... ...an spiritual pilgrimage throughout the Inca Trail and Machupicchu for your mind, body and soul... unique adventure for your senses ! Quality tours with a special personal touch !!*
Condor Express 13 Day Tour: 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands, Lima King´s City Day 1: Flight Lima to Cusco, Transfer to Hotel Marqueses in Cusco . Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas tour full Day. Hotel Marqueses Day 3: Free Day to explore the magical Cusco, San blas, Hotel Marqueses Day 4: Inca Trail trek -Day 1 camping at Wayllabamba, Day 5: Inca Trail trek - Day 2 camping Pacasmayo Day 6: Inca Trail trek -Day 3 camping Wiñaywayna Day 7: Inca Trail trek – Machupicchu Day 4 Hostel Viajeros Day 8: Aguas Calientes – Return to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses. Day 9: Tour bus Inka Express to Puno.Lake Titikaca. Hotel Qalasaya. Day 10: Floating Islands Uros, Taquile. Night with a local family. Day 11: Amantani island and return to Puno. Hotel Qalasaya. Day 12: Transfer to airport Flight from Juliaca to Lima. Hotel in Miiraflores Day 13: Free morning. Afternoon Lima City Tour. Transfer to Airport. HOTEL MARQUESES SPECIAL: Free up-grade to our DELUXE ROOMS or Suite room in this tour / Package for early bookings (6 months in advance.)
Book and pay your deposit online on: AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS.
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
Flight from Lima to Cusco, Check in early for the flight to Cusco. Arrival, Reception and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses in Cusco .
Optional if you have a very early flight arrival: Afternoon: Guided Visit to the City as well as the nearby ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. (US$ 28 Tourist Cusco Ticket to visit City Tour, Sacred Valley and other sites not included) If you prefer you can do this tour on DAy 3 and maybe just relax today and If you feel great you can go straight to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses. Maybe a taxi back after if you are feeling the altitude!
Day 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS,
Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas . At 08:30 am pick up from your hotel, Departure from Cusco in direction of the Sacred Valley. This Tour includes a Visit to the Pisac colourful Handcraft Market, Pisac archaeological Park, Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress and Return to Cusco via Chinchero site and Market.
Day 3: FREE DAY TO EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CUSCO, SAN BLAS,
Free day to prepare for your trek. Pre-Departure Inca Trail to Machupicchu Briefing tonight at 7pm with Inca Trail Group and guide. Tours are not included ... we suggest to visit the famous South Valley tour to see Tipon Huacarpay Lake and Pikillaqta, or you can add to your experience in Cusco Maray, Moray and Salineras the salt mines, or just relax horse riding around Cusco Valley behind Cristo Blanco. (Check with our office staff once you set in Cusco. Our office is just near your Hotel.
Day 4: INCA TRAIL TREK - DAY 1
Drive Piscakucho Km 82 , Commence Inca Trail Trek . We leave Cuzco and set off on our three-hour drive via Ollantaytambo to the Trail's starting point at Km82. Breakfast is provided on the route , The first half-day walk is fairly easy and on an undulating path, which follows the left side of the Urubamba River for much of the way. After lunch a gentle climb takes us to our camp at Huayllabamba (2900m). There are a couple of steep drops and climbs into gullies along the way, with great views of Mt Veronica standing at 5860 m. Camping and Meals
Day 5: INCA TRAIL TREK - DAY 2
Inca Trail Trek Today we climb the famous "Dead Woman's Pass" (4198m). We set off through cloud forest on climbing mountain trail. There is a wonderful array of exotic plants and we may even see hummingbirds collecting nectar from the flowering shrubs along the way. There is a small respite from the constant climb as we rest for lunch on a flat grassy meadow and then it's back into it with the last 400m of ascent in front of us. Stone steps take us up to and over the pass. In front of us is the most beautiful mountain vista, and we can see the meandering trail that lays ahead, our trek for tomorrow. Steep steps take us down to our camp at Pacaymayo 3600m. Walk 6 hours Camping and Meals
Day 6: INCA TRAIL TREK -DAY 3
Inca Trail Trek Today sees some great hiking through cloud forest on well maintained Inca paths and steps. An hour of climbing out of camp takes us to the second pass (3900m) from where we descend three thousand steps via the ruins of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna. We will have a guided tour of each of these ruins. The afternoon is spent on 'classic' Incan steps traversing the hillsides and passing numerous ruins set amongst the forest. Walk 7 hours Camping and Meals
Day 7: INCA TRAIL TREK - DAY 4
Inca Trail Trek - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros A very early start means that we can hike the last hour or so of the trail to Inti Punku, the sun gate, for sunrise. Our first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the morning mist is stunning, and we can spend the day touring the ruins. In the afternoon we take a bus down the hill to Aguas Calientes to soak in the relaxing hot springs. We overnight in Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros. Walk 3 hours
Day 8: AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO
Morning return to Ollantaytambo by train and on to Cusco by local bus. Rest of day free to recover or just enjoy a wander through the streets of this combination of Inca Empire and Colonial Style architecture and culture.
Day 9: TOUR BUS INKA EXPRESS TO PUNO - LAKE TITIKACA
Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno. With a magnificent buffet lunch in Sicuani and tours with English speaking guide to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya & Pukara. Bus is fully equipped for tourism. Please have some soles for the fees. Overnight. Puno hotel.
Day 10: FLOATING ISLANDS UROS TAQUILE .
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . 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. We will 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.
with Island family
Day 11: AMANTANI ISLAND AND RETURN TO PUNO.
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm. Overnight in Puno hotel.
Day 12: FLIGHT FROM JULIACA (PUNO) TO LIMA.
Fly to Lima. Transferred for 45 minutes to Juliaca Airport for the flight back to Lima. Reception and Transfer to the Hotel in Miraflores Free afternoon, Optional Visit to the Gold Museum (not included) or just relax in Larcomar, Miraflores Park,
Leon de Oro o similar Miraflores
Day 13: LIMA CITY TOUR.
Lima Classic City tour : 4 Hours 09:30am - 13:30pm be ready in lobby from 9.15 am
Depending on your international flight time you may not have time for this tour so please let us know of your exact flight details. Also if you have a midnight flight today so the entire day free we can organise your City tour for the afternoon 2.30pm to 6.45pm so you can rest and enjoy the hotel room for the morning and then leave your luggage in storage while on the tour . Transfer time to the airport should be 3 and a half to 4 hours prior to departure of International flight. City Tour in Lima:
ANCESTRAL LIMA; Huaca Pucllana, Archaelogical Pre-Inka Center from IV D Century.
LIMA COLONIAL; Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Palacio de Gobierno, el Palacio Arzobispal, la Basílica Catedral, Palacio Municipal, Convento de San Francisco & the Catacumbs; Peru Reserve Museum, Gold Objets, Cerámic y Textils from Pre Inka Cultures.(Closed Sat & Sun)
MODERN LIMA; El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores y Larco Mar, spectacular view of the Pacífic Ocean. Late afternoon Transfer to the Airport for your Flight home.
What is Included:
Flight tickets from Lima to Cuzco and Puno Juliaca to Lima, airport taxes.
2 Day Lake Titicaca tour. Motor boat, entrance fee, accommodation,english speaking guide and Full board meals, Hotel Qalasaya.
Inca Express Tourist Bus Puno to Cusco with Buffet Lunch included.
(Entrance fees to the sites not included 28 soles, Optional) Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
City tour of Cuzco includes: Group Transport and english speaking guide
Sacred Valley of the Incas includes: Group Transport and english speaking guide.
5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Includes: Entrance fees and permits for Inca Trail and Machupicchu, Tent for 2 person, Full board meals,Tourist train tickets return to Cusco, bus down to Aguas Calientes, entrance fee and trekking guides. 6 Kg personal porter in your Inca Trail trek, english speaking guides.
7 Nights of Accommodation in 3 stars Hotels with breakfast in Double/Triple .Hotel Marqueses Accommodation in Basic lodging in the Lake Tour Island tour)
3 Nights in Double - 2 person Tent Camping, roll mattress provided.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Dinner and breakfast included.
1 night with a Family in the Amantani Island in Puno.
What is not Included:
Entries to Ruins in Journey from Puno to Cusco 28 Soles
Hot springs in Machupicchu 10 soles
Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx US$45)
Koricancha " Sun Temple" ( 10 soles)
Cusco Main Cathedral (25 soles) required for City tour
We recommend that you bring
Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
Backpack & Daypack (for personal porters we provide a duffle bag)
Warm sleeping bag Minus 5ºC
Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
Camera and extra batteries
Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen, and sunglasses
Personal medical kit, insect repellent
Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel at the office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.
Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and Bus Station and you don`t have to do anymore long uphill hikes to get to your room! It is about 10 minutes from the hotspring pools. We try to include an economical accommodation option for this tour package to make it accessible for everyone but recommend that if you are wanting better accommodation in Aguas Calientes town to celebrate your accomplishment of the Inca Trail trek or any special date/ tour then please request one of the recommended hotel Upgrades below:
(Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Hotel Presidente or Inka Town or Green Nature Standard USD$ 25.00 p/person
Green Nature Superior room US$ 36.00 p/person
Hotel Santuario US$ 49.00 p/person.
Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person.
Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel Hatuchay Tower US$115.00 p/person
Hotel INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 220.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
To guarantee your hotel reservation UP-GRADE, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance. All Hotel policies require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date.
IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not loose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your check-in.
Frequently Asked Questions
Availability : Daily Departures Group Size : 2 -16 participants Shared Service Minimum: 2 participants.
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$ 800.00 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.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.- US$ 840.00 per person. (US$ 800.00 + 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: email@example.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 Peru wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with us. The quote given by us will be valid for 30 days from the date of final quote delivery. This time restriction is given as domestic flight prices, prices of trains / other services and hotels can change at short notice. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding your vacation, the booking procedure or conditions of sale then SAS Travel Peru will be happy to answer them for you.
INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES.- Our prices do not include the international air fares to Latin America (although many inter-country connecting flights may be included, depending on your agreed itinerary), international airport taxes, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, tips and baggage porterage.
CANCELATION BY YOU.- Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by SAS Travel
The charges are shown below:
60 and more days before departure: retention of deposit
59 to 30 days before departure: 75% of total price
Less than 30 days: 100% of price
TRAVEL INSURANCE.- We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges. Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services.
SAS Travel CONDITIONS OF THE 4 DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
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 ASAP.
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 8% commission.
4. The student US$40 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 2011 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. Unless you hire an extra porter you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. if you want an extra porter (for the full trip) you must have booked this with your original booking form as they require permits as well.
If you are a single traveller you are obliged to pay single supplement for hotel room but if you do not require a single tent on the inca trail and are happy to share, then you can let us know at the time of booking and be exempt of this $70 fee. so single supplement fee for just hotel is $100.
7. a Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 6 weeks in advance incurs a loss of $200. non refundable
7. b. Cancelation of tour within 6 weeks to 2 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
7. c. Cancelation of tour within 2 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
7. d. Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu by train with overnight in Aguas Calientes joining your group and completing the tour as normal from here.
7. e. Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here within this cancellation penalty charge if train tickets are available . The only extra charge is the cost of the train to Aguas Calientes. US$ 46 or with a Vistadome upgrade US $71.
8. Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. A permit is non transferable/ nor refundable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your permit after you have cancelled.
9. 4 Days / 3 Nights package includes transport to Cusco, the train return depends on train company availability. Our preference would be a train departure between 4pm - 6pm but needs to have enough seats available to accomodate the group and usually this is not an issue except around large festivals such as Inti Raymi, Independence day and Easter. So there may be some slight variability around those dates and full high season, for which we appreciate your understanding.
10. 4 days-4 night -package with overnight in Aguas Calientes includes 09:22am train to Ollantaytambo on day 5. ( unless you specified at the time of booking a alternative afternoon train option ) Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of $10 per ticket. At times a change of date may only be possible with an upgrade and so the difference in price would need to be paid. So please email us to confirm if you would prefer the afternoon train on the 5th day with transport through to Cusco, instead of morning train to Ollantaytambo.
11. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter 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 presented for your travel insurance.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14.- 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 4 day Lares trek or 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.
15. When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 8% 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.