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.
If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses 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.
2 Days / 1Night. Titikaca Lake (Uros, Taquile & Amantani Islands.) Start from Puno.
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, 3-1 months 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 in full US$ 85.00 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$ 89.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 90.00 per person.
Please send us an email with the reference of your payment and your hotel name and address in Puno for you pick-up.
Between 7.40am and 8am 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 (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.
rustic accomdation with family
Day 2: Taquile Island - Puno
After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to your hotel approx 5-6 pm. End of service.
What is Included:
Group boat transport
entries to the Islands
guide in English
1night with a family on Amantani Island (Rustic accommodation /bedding and blankets supplied)
What is not Included:
extra drinks and snacks for the boat
tips for guide or boatdriver
We recommend that you bring
Warm clothing layers
Bottled water for the boat, money for snacks, souvenirs
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions related to the Uros, Taquile & Amantani 2 Day tour
A. BEFORE YOU GO.-
What is included in the price of the tour?
Transfer from and to your Hotel in Puno
Private Transport in tour
English speaking guide
Rustic Accommodation with a family on Amantani Island
Entry Tickets to the islands
What time is the pick up for the tour?
Due to the various Hotel pickup points transfers are between 7.40am and 8.00am
you would need to be ready from 7.40am but call the contact on your voucher if noone has collected you by 8.10am.
What should I pack?
Warm clothes for the night and early morning.
A small day pack
Camera and recharger
Water to drink
Rain jacket in case
Sun glasses, sun hat
Money for souveneirs and drinks
Travel towel, sandals
Flash light, batteries
Will I need any extra money?
YES, so that you can buy some beatuiful souvenirs to support the local people if you like, snacks and bottled water, drinks are available on the island or before boarding the boat
tips optional for guide / driver,
You should take at least 200 soles as emergency money that hopefully you will not need.
Do the guides speak English? Yes they are Peruvian but Bilingual Spanish and English and often other languages as well to some extent.
How many people will be in my group?
Generally between 15 and 24.
B. ON THE TOUR.-
Is altitude sickness common?
It's impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly but as the first day you stop at 4200 meters on the walk on Amantani Island in you will most likely feel the altitude at that time if not before on the walk to your family lodging !!
What kind of weather can I expect on the tour?
Temperatures? At night in Amantani are usually not as cold as Puno around 1-2 degrees Celsius in cold season,
What time will I be back in Puno?
generally around 4-4.30pm.
Some of our travellers request a way to get to Chivay from Puno without going through Arequipa as they do not have enough time.
this can be organised as there is a Tourist Bus from Puno to Chivay with 4M EXPRESS, leaves at 6.30am and arrives in Chivay aprox ?pm. Cost $38 per person.
I am wanting to travel on from Puno to Bolivia to do the trip to Salar de Uyuni. Can you recommend anyone ?
Alex Teran from TurismoBolivia is a good friend of and he can organize a great trip to Salar de Uyuni and other parts of Bolivia. http://www.turismoboliviaperu.com
Just contact him and mention you are client from SAS in Peru.
Terms & Conditions
SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF THE LAKE TITICACA 2 DAY TOUR
1. You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon 1 day before departure.
We have a representative in Puno and Arequipa where you can pay your balance if not passing through Cusco first.
2. 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.
3. 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, 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 with no charge.
Please ensure you recieve a confirmation of change within the same day.
If this change is requested less than 2 days before the tour an administration charge
of $5 per person would need to be paid.
6. Cancelation of tour more than 3 weeks before departure incurs a loss of 10% of total tour cost Cancelation of tour within 3 weeks to 7 days before departure incurs a loss of 30% of total tour cost
Cancelation of tour within 7 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,
7. In the case of Cancelation you are provided with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance claim.
8. If you are not going to Cusco before arriving to Puno for this tour please ensure you provide us with a hotel contact for Puno 1 week in advance. If you are unable to pay for the tour to our Rep in Puno or Arequipa in advance let us know as we will need to charge the full cost to your credit card plus the small commission so we can send you your vouchers ahead of time by email.
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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.