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$ 60.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

DAILY DEPARTURES !!!

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Difficulty

Breathtaking being at 3800 meters as you walk from the wharf to the plaza of Taquile Island and then down 500 steps for the return. But worth it!

Transport

motor boat

Recommended Hotels

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.

http://www.hotelmarqueses.com/

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Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day Tour Lake Titikaca. (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$ 60.00 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$ 63.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 64.00
  • Please send us an email with the reference of your payment and your hotel name and address in Puno for you pick-up.

UROS ISLANDS & TAQUILE. (Full day Tour, start from Puno )
Pick up from your hotel at 06:45 am Please inform us the name of your Hotel and address.
Lake Titicaca situated on the shores of Puno, the highest navigable lake in the world. Home to the legendary Uros people, who live on the floating reed islands and the famous weavers of Taquile Island. Travel to Puno is most popular by the good quality tourist bus services and and also flights from Arequipa, Lima and Cusco to Juliaca airport located 45 mins north of Puno.
If you need any assistance with getting to or from maybe our other packages including accomodation and or transport can assist or just contact us for more ideas!

Program Itinerary

Day 1: UROS islands and Taquile Island

Be ready from 6.45am for transfer from your hotel to the port and by motor boat we travel to one of the UROS islands where you can observe the lives of the people who live on floating reed islands some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 2 hr boat ride we reach Taquile island where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, after you purchase lunch we will return to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hostel.

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What is Included:

  • Transfers
  • Group boat transport
  • entries to the Islands
  • guide in English
  • Lunch
  • boat driver

What is not Included:

  • extra drinks and snacks for the boat
  • tips for guide or boatdriver

We recommend that you bring

  • sun screen/hat
  • water and a snack for boat
  • camera
  • money for souvenirs.

Additional options

  • If you do not have accomodation in Puno please contact us as we can mae a special offer on a the beautiful Hotel Quelqatani for you.

Please note

  • This tour departs from Puno. Please make sure we have your full hotel contact details for Puno so we can pick you up from your hotel. Generally a representative from the Puno operator comes to your hotel on the evening before the trip to check on you and finalise transfer times for the following morning and to assist if you have any last minute queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions related to the Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day
  • A. BEFORE YOU GO.-
  • What is included in the price of the tour?
  • Transfer from and to your Hotel in Puno
  • Private van and boat Transport in tour, English speaking guide, Entry Tickets to the islands
  • What time is the pick up for the tour?
  • Due to the various Hotel pickup points transfers are between 6.40am and 7.00am
  • you would need to be ready from 6.40am but only call the contact on your voucher if noone has collected you by 7.10am
  • What should I pack?
  • Sturdy shoes, A small day pack, Camera, Water to drink, Sun block, Sun glasses, sun hat
  • Rain jacket in case, Money for souveneirs and drinks
  • 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,
  • 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?
  • as long as you take the time to acclimatize properly in Puno ie just rest on arrival you will probably just experience light effects but you are at 3800 meters and the walk on Taquile Island will find you puffing so take it slow
  • What kind of weather can I expect on the tour?
  • Very hot sun on boat ride so expect to get burnt out on deck unless you are covered with suncreen and hats as you don`t feel the burn due to the cool altitude breeze!
  • What time will I be back in Puno?
  • generally around 4 -5pm.
  • 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 1.30pm. Cost $38 per person.

Booking Information

  • Please enter AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS:
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/contact/reservas.html
  • 1.- There are daily departure but if you are booking at the last minute or in conjunction with another tour best to email info@sastravelperu.com
  • to advise you are registering this tour online. They will respond within 12 hours then to confirm everything.
  • 2.- Click on: To REGISTER Choose the Program: Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day
  • Fill in with complete personal details of each person in separate reservations and this information will come on screen.
  • 3.- Please check your email immediately for full details of your reservation, a copy of the Conditions and payment instructions and your personal reservation code ( purchase number 9 digits) to use when confirming your payment will automatically be sent to the email you used.
  • HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR TOUR:
  • (Without a down payment your Inca Trail Trek is not confirmed)
  • 1.- Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions.
  • 2.- ON-LINE Booking Deposit Payments only with a Visa card.- Make your payment of US$60 per person according to the directions on this page. This is the full cost of this tour so there is no balance to be paid. Please use your reservation code as Purchase Number .
  • Click on Step 3: To CONFIRM for Payment Options and follow the step by step directions shown there or in your email.
  • The fastest way to CONFIRM a Booking & Permits for Inca Trail is to make a VISA card payment through the Secure ON-LINE VISA System:
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  • Choose a Merchant:
  • Category : Travel Agencies
  • Merchant : P SAS Travel Peru
  • (US$800 is the maximum amount to pay on-line with a Visa card in each transaction.)
  • 3.- You should receive an email from Visa that confirms that your payment was successful. The subject will read Confirmacion de Compra but It must have an AUTHORIZATION CODE WITH 6 NUMBER / LETTERS ex. Authorization Code: L24276 you must IMMEDIATELY resend it to: office@sastravelperu.com
  • 4.- Check carefully that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. If the payment is urgent then ring us on Tel:+51 84 249194 or and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly.
  • 5.- If the payment has not gone through and is not urgent... send it to us anyway but indicate that it was unsuccessful and try again rechecking each instruction. We will contact you with options until all is finalised.
  • Booking payments with Master Card and American Express.- Please send us by e-mail to: office@sastravelperu.com an scanned copy of a BOOKING FORM with all details requested,
  • If you are more than 2 person booking please send us one booking form that will guarantee all of you booking in the same group.
  • When you make your payment send your confirmation of payment to info@sastravelperu.com and request a tour voucher at this time. This will be sent to your email for you to print off and use to reconfirm your tour.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF THE LAKE TITICACA Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day 2011
  • 1. You must reconfirm your tour 2 days before departure. As you have paid in full you need to request a tour voucher at the time of payment.
  • Please contact Javier at email
  • office@sastravelperu.com
  • to request your itinerary and voucher for this tour specific to your dates and please send her the full contact details of the hotel you will be staying in Puno with telephone number as well.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost,
  • 4. In the case of Cancelation you are provided with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance claim.