SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator

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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Price Information

US$ 220.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Overview

The lifestyle of the Aymara is one where men, women and children live without the superficial trappings of western civilisation. Working in unison with the land, lake, family and neighbors. Here, to be lazy is a sin. People will constantly be working their fields, women attending to daily chores and dressed in the most beautiful traditional garments, the men will be walking the trails drop spinning or knitting intricate patterns into their world famous woven garments. Each tells a story and you will be fascinated by each while you eat probably the best trout you have ever tasted on Taquile Island before returning to Puno!

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Is it for me?

We would suggest you don´t need to backtrack to Cusco unless you have further tours departing from there or a flight.
If you have not already organised flight from Cusco to Lima then you can fly from Juliaca (Puno) to Lima without backtracking

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Transport

Tour Bus transport to Puno with English speaking guide, motor boat for Islands tours

Recommended Hotels

If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Marqueses Boutique Hotel in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.

Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.

SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.

http://www.hotelmarqueses.com/

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Titicaca Lake Islands Puno 3 Days / 2 Nights from Cusco.

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 2-1 month in advance.)
  • FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 210.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 210.00 plus 6%.(USD$ 212.00 pp)
  • Final Balance of your tour must be paid at your arrival to Cusco.
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  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!!Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $40 Family Deals: Family of 4 with children 11 years or under children pay $90 per child. Use family room for Puno. Also family receives discount on additional accomodation in Hotel Marqueses Cusco. Family room for 4 receive 25% discount in months Nov to May.Children under 3 years who do not occupy a seat in bus transport or boat transport and do not require a separate bed to parents travel free. Meals not included.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Puno

Approx at 6:20 am Transfer from your Hotel in Cusco to the Bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP service Tourist Bus to Puno. Accompanied by an English speaking Guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total 25 Soles, if you have enough with Inca sites, you can just stay on the bus). Buffet Lunch with vegetarian option is included near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5:00 pm.
Reception and transfer to your Hotel in Puno. Accommodation on Double or Triple Basis, Private Bathroom and Breakfast. Hotel Qalasaya. Short evening briefing for any last minute queries.

Lunch

Hotel Puno **** Qalasaya

3350 masl

3900 masl

10 Hours including guided tours and buffet lunch with Tour Bus

Day 2: Islands Tour - Lake Titicaca

Floating Islands tour of Lake Titicaca. 7:00 am. Transfer from the Hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands, some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani Island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. You have the opportunity to trek to the top of the mountain (4,150 m) 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.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Rustic accommodation blankets supplied

4150 masl

3900 masl

Day 3: Taquile Islands - Puno

After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile Island, where we will walk to the main plaza and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the stairs down for our return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to Hotel approx 4-5 pm.
Approx 8:30 pm transfer to the Bus terminal for direct Bus to Cusco.
Arrival in Cusco approximately 4.30am but this can be earlier or later depending on traffic and other issues so transfer is not included from here.
It is recommended that you only use Authorised taxis within the Cusco bus terminal. a security guard or terminal staff early in the morning can assist with this if before 5am
End of our service (Transfer from the terminal not included)
End of our service.

Breakfast - Lunch

3900 masl

3350 masl

What is Included:

  • -Transfer at 07:00 am from your Hotel in Cusco to Bus Terminal.
  • -Guided tour enroute to Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Pucara.
  • -Buffet Lunch in Sicuani,
  • -Reception and transfer to Hotel Qalasaya in Puno.
  • -1 night at Hotel Qalasaya (4 stars hotel at centre of Puno)
  • (Double or Triple Private accommodation, Buffet Breakfast)
  • -1 night with a family lodging on Amantani Island
  • (Rustic accommodation blankets supplied)
  • - Touristic shared boat transport.
  • - Entries fees to the Islands.
  • - Tour guide in English, guided tours at the islands.
  • - Meals 2 Lunch 1 Dinner
  • - direct overnight bus to Cusco

What is not Included:

  • -Entrance to 3 tour sites on Inka Express journey to Puno US$8
  • (Those tours are totaly optional to visit)
  • -Dinner on Day 1 and Day 3 in Puno.
  • -Snacks.
  • -Drinks or water not included with meals.
  • -Tips for your guide and driver are not mandatory.
  • -Transfer at your return from Puno.

We recommend that you bring

  • Warm clothing, torch, sun screen/hat, water for the boat, money for snacks, bottled water, souvenirs. It is great to take some fresh fruit or some pens, notebooks etc for the children of the families.
  • -Please avoid lollies /sweets. They really appreciate oranges and other fruit as it is impossible to grow on the islands in these altitudes.... and it will save their teeth and their environment.

Additional options

  • Price per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement is $40

Recommendations

  • To avoid backtracking from Cusco to Puno and then back to Cusco.
  • This package can be organised if you have a flight from Lima to Juliaca (Puno) Airport ( which is 45 minutes drive from Puno) we can organise to pick you up from the Juliaca Airport and package from there.
  • See Titicaca Lake Islands Puno 4 Day Tour starting from Juliaca Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Recommendations to continue after your Puno experience:
  • - Flight to Lima or Cusco with LAN from Juliaca, Puno`s airport (45 minutes near) .
  • - Continue to Copacabana, Sun´s Islands and La Paz 2Day/1Night tour US$120 each
  • - La Paz, Uyuni Salar in Bolivia 2 Nights/1 Day US$ 145 each
  • (Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado Island)
  • - Puno to La Paz bus, continue at 09:00 pm 5 Day Tour La Paz to Uyuni Salar
  • (Train cementery, the salt house, Pescado Island, Green & Red Lakes, Gaissers) end
  • at San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. US$ 245 each + $ 25 Park fee.
  • - Puno, Copacabana, Sun´s Islands, La Paz,Uyuni Salar 6 Day US$ 360 each + $ 25
  • Park fee. Contact: david@sastravelperu.com
  • NOTE: This package can be put together with a flight from Puno to Lima or Arequipa departing from Juliaca Airport (45mins from Puno) Currently there are flights every day so no need to return to Cusco. Direct flight from Puno to Lima takes approx 1.55 mins and Puno to Arequipa takes approx 40 mins.
  • If you have any further queries or want information on special offers of hotels in Cusco / Hotel upgrades in Puno or putting the tour together with the Andean Explorer train to Puno, please feel free to contact us.

Booking Information

  • First.- Before you book a tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes.
  • AVAILABILITY: "DAILY DEPARTURES"
  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: BOOKING YOUR TOUR
  • Step 2.- Select a tour and complete your personal details.(Registration is personal) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book together and pay your booking deposit with one reservation code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (Please write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay a booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code so we can secure all of you in a same group together.
  • Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 200.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Poma Flores DNI 46612452 (SAS Travel, Cusco PERU) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.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 .- US$ 210.00 per person. (US$ 200.00 plus 5% card charge.) As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you a final confirmation. (Paying with VISA card Visa card holders must be Affiliated to Visa Verified.) Check carefully after you `ve paid Online that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. Then Skype us **sas.travel.info or ring us on Tel: +051 84 261920 and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly and confirm your reservation. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to office@sastravelperu.com
  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 7-2 days prior your tour in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
  • Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCE with card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union under the same name.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS TRAVEL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE LAKE TITICACA TOUR PACKAGE.
  • 1. You must pay for your tour in full 7- 2 days before your departure.
  • 2. Cost of tour is based on double occupancy
  • 3. Payment of your balance in the Cusco SAS office is requested in cash. US $ is easier but if you choose to pay in soles the rate charged is generally 2.90 soles = US$1
  • You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards.
  • When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 5% comission for use of credit card.
  • 4. If a final payment is not made by 12 noon the day before any tour or service such as the Inca trail, the total balance will be charged to the credit card + the 5% commission.
  • 5. Change of dates up to 5 days before departure is possible if there is availablity in the bus and accomodation for an alternative date but if this change is requested less than 4 days before the tour an administration charge of $10 per person would need to be paid.
  • 6. Cancelation of tour before bookings and tickets finalised incurrs only 10% fee in high season this is generally before 1 month in advance of departure.
  • Cancelation of tour within 1 month to 7 days before departure incurs a loss of 20% of total tour cost
  • Cancelation of tour within 10 days - 1day before departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost,
  • Cancelation of tour within 1day of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost, but you are provided with discounted accomodation in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses to assist as we assume cancelation at this stage is due to illness.
  • 7. In the case of Cancelation you are provided with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance claim.