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.
You can be assured that this package will not be cancelled like many companies do at the last minute due to lack of passengers as this is not a tour where you travel with the same people from start to finish. You will meet different people on each of the tours to enhance your enjoyment of meeting new people in new places as the idea with our packages is that we link your favourite tours with lovely accomodation and the security of good transport and transfers between each point! Each different tour is run by experts in the field and you have the assurance that you will not be told your dates are cancelled at the last minute.
DAILY DEPARTURES !!! The permits for Machupicchu citadel and train tickets are limited, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.... 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, 3-2 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.)
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those passengers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished a guided tour at Machupicchu they need to let us know so we will purchase a Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 just send us an email. Extra of $20 pp)
HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay a booking deposit of US$ 1,000.00 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$ 1,050.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 1,000.00 plus 6%.
Final Balance of your tour must be paid at your arrival to Cusco.
Program Itinerary: DAILY DEPARTURES.
Day 1: Arrival to Lima, Reception and transfer to Miraflores Hotel Mariel.
Day 2: VIP class Bus Lima to Paracas. Peruvian coast and the Pacific Ocean.
Day 3: Tour to Ballestas Islands - (The small Galapagos) Night in Paracas.
Day 4: Bus to Nazca. Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines
Day 5: Bus to Arequipa The white city with El Misti Volcano.
Day 6: Colca Canyon guided tour. Cruz del Condor to see Condors.
Day 7: Colca Canyon and Condors at Mirador Cruz del Condor.
Day 8: Tour bus Chivay to Puno – Hotel Qalasaya
Day 9: Lake Titicaca, Lake Los Uros,Taquile
Day 10: Taquile Island Hotel Qalasaya
Day 11: Inka Express bus or Train Puno – Cusco. Hotel Marqueses
Day 12: City Tour in Cusco, Saqsawaman, Koricancha. Hotel Marqueses
Day 13: Sacred Valley to Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. Cusco.
Day 14: Cusco - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) Hotel Presidente
Day 15: Machu Picchu - Cusco Hotel Marqueses
Day 16: Cusco – Lima Hotel Melodia San Miguel.
Day 17: International Departure OPTIONAL ... to take a train from Puno to Cusco (the Andean Express train) extra of USD$ 100 er person.
Day 1: Arrival in Lima
You will be met at Jorge Chavez Lima airport (arrival área) by one of our representatives and driven to your hotel in the bustling, cosmopolitan Miraflores District of the city (45 minutes drive). Mariel Hotel / Leon de Oro Hotel in Miraflores or Melodia Hotel in San Miguel District.
Day 2: Vip Bus from Lima to Paracas town. Enjoy the Peruvian coast and the Pacific Ocean,
Transfer from your Hotel to the tourist bus terminal and departure to Paracas town, Comformatble bus journey from Lima to Paracas town (04 Hours). transfer to your Hotel in Paracas, then once setting in your room, we will have a sightseeing tour to visit the National Reserve of Paracas scorted by an experienced guide. (3-4 Hrs) Lunch and Dinner not inlcuded
Day 3: Ballestas Islands - (The small Galapagos)
Collect for your hotel at 07:30 am, then we walk to the port for our 3-4 hrs motor boat sightseeing tour to the Ballestas Islands (The small Galápagos), where you will be able to appreciate Sea Lions, Penguins and thousands of sea birds flying around the islands the Candelabro and Factories. Pm. Bus Journey from Paracas to Nazca by tourist bus. Pm. Arrival in Nasca and transfer to your Hotel Maison Suisse or Similar category hotel. Lunch and Dinner not included..
Day 4: Nasca Lines - Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines
Flight over Nasca Lines Am. Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines for Panoramic views of a monkey, a fish, a spider, a hummingbird and many drawings and geometric figures on the desert visible only from the air. Pm. Overnight tourist bus Nasca - Arequipa (09 hours).
Day 5: Arequipa The white city with El Misti Volcano.
Arrival in Arequipa and free Day to acclimatize Am. Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to your Hotel Corregidor or Posada Castillo Hotel.- You can have local visit to the Santa Catalina Convent and different nice Plazas and monuments. Arequipa is the second lasrgest city in Peru with strong Spanish architecture influence maintained in a good conditions, The Plaza the Armas is espectacular.
Day 6: Colca Canyon guided tour with an expert guide. Cruz del Condor to see Condors.
Early in the morning at 07.00 am a english speaking Guide will pick you up from your Hotel to start our adventure to Colca Canyon tour , on the way we will pass through Pampa Cañahua Reserve where Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas can be seen. Afternoon free to relax in the thermal Waters. Pm.Overnight in Chivay in Colca Inn Lodge. (Optional to Upgrade other superior quality Hotels)
Day 7: Colca Canyon and Condors at Mirador Cruz del Condor.
Colca Canyon and Condors at Mirador Cruz del Condor. Am. After Breakfast, we go to the Cross of The Condor to see this most majestic Bird. Pm. Back to Arequipa on the way view of Sabancaya& El Misti and Ampato Volcanoes. Pm. Overnight in Arequipa. Hotel Corregidor or Hotel Posada Castillo.
Day 8: Arequipa - Puno -Lake Titikaca , Floating Island tour.
Bus journey Arequipa Puno (06 hours) . Transfer from your Hotel to the Tourist bus station and departure to Puno. Pm. Arrival in Puno and transfer to your Hotel in Puno, located at (3,860 mts)
Day 9: Lake Titicaca, Lake Los Uros,Taquile and Amantani Island near Puno Overnight with family.
At 07:00 am. After Breakfast, we pick you up from your Hotel and transfer you to the boat departure port (please pack up your belongings and storage it at the safe of the hotel) board our motor boat on the highest navigable Lake in the world, this tour is scorted with an expert english and speaking guide, our first stop will be on the floating Totora reed Islands of Uros where you will learn the history, customs and traditions, then we continue to Amantani Island where we will spend the night with a local family in a basic warm lodging. (Please note these people understand Spanish, Quechua and Aymara).
Day 10: Taquile Island
Taquile Island - Puno Am. We continue to Taquile Islands where we will learn more about Pre-Inca culture. Afternoon return by motor boat to Puno. Pm. Overnight in Puno. Hotel Qalasaya or Casona Plaza in Puno located at 3,860 masl.
Day 11: Puno - Cusco, the Altiplano route to the Andean capital.
Bus journey from Puno to Cusco, Pick up from your Hotel at 06:30 am to bus station, Inca Express Guided Tourist bus to Cusco, a fun trip with an expert tour guide, with many stops on the way and coca tea aboard, lunch included near Sicuani. (28 Soles Entrance fee to Inca sites not included, optional not mandatory). Today you will appreciate spectacular views of mountains and countryside, through the high Altiplano region. Arriving to Cusco by 5:00 pm and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses in Cusco located at 3,400 masl
Day 12: City Tour in Cusco
Today we recommend to walk to San Pedro Market, San Francisco plaza, San Blas the artists neighborhood, Plaza Nazarenas, Inca Museum, Yale University Museum or Chocolate Museum.
Cusco Tour Inca Imperial City 14:00 Guided City tour of Cusco and visit to the four nearby Inca Ruins: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls they carry out here the famous Inti-Raymi in June Winter Solstice every year, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site & Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Our expert guides will help you to discover the secrets of the Incas. Overnight in Cusco. (Entrance fee for 6 sites, 105 Soles not included.) Marqueses Hotel.
Day 13: Sacred Valley guided tour to Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
Sacred Valley of the Incas Am. Today, we will pass through the Sacred Valley, visiting the famous typical Market of Pisac, Solf hike into the Archaeological town of Pisac and Ollantaytambo Fortress, an incredible Royal Inca site. Returning late in the afternoon to Cusco (Entrance fee for 3 sites 70 Soles not included) . Marqueses Hotel .
Day 14: Cusco - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
Classic Special Tour to Machu Picchu- Train Special Excursion. Am. Transfer from your Hotel to train station & departure to Aguas Calientes (4 Hrs).This train ride is suppose to be one of the nicest journeys in South America due to the very impressive views of the andean landscapes, snow capped mountains, andes pintoresques villages ,the sacred urubamba river,and some inca remains along both sides of the Valley and finally the high jungle of Aguas Calientes, where the representative from Hostal Viajeros will meet you and settle you into your accommodation. Free time to wander around the markets and settle in. Buffet Lunch in Hostal Viajeros from 1.30pm. Recommended activities in Aguas Calientes to climb Putucusi Mountain or the solf hike to Mandor waterfalls to see the site of the first Base Camp of Hiram Bingham the discoverer of Machupicchu in 1911, see the renewed MP site Museum or just see the old Train Station Puente Ruinas. Late afternoon Free to relax in Hot springs. Pm. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. Hostel Viajeros.
Day 15: Machu Picchu - Cusco
The Magic of Machupicchu 05.00 early breakfast , 30 minutes bus to Machu Picchu. where you will have a guided tour of this amazing,magic & mysterious Inca Site so that you can get some insight into the various features of the city Inca temples, Nobles residences, Ceremonial buildings and rocks, water channels and fountains, farming platforms-gardens and plazas will be visited. Full Guided Tour and extra time to explore this unique site. Optional activities; climb to Huaynapicchu, temple of the moon, Inti Punku, the Sun gate or Inca bridge . late afternoon an hour walk to Aguas Calientes , Train back to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco & transfer to your Hotel Marqueses Cusco Breakfast included.
Day 16: Cusco - Lima
Flight Cusco - Lima Am. Transfer from your Hotel to Cusco airport & departure to Lima. Am. Arrival at Lima airport & transfer to your Hotel. Pm. Overnight in Lima.
Day 17: International Departure
International Departure Transfer at any time from your Hotel to the airport for your international flight
What is Included:
Transfers in Lima/Paracas/Nazca/Arequipa/Puno/Cuzco
Bus tickets from Lima/Paracas/Nazca/Arequipa/Puno/Cuzco
Tour to the Reserve of Paracas
Tour to Ballestas Islands with Motor boat, entrance fee & guide
Flight over the Nazca Lines 6 person plane
Nazca Airport taxes and fees
Colca Canyon Tour transport Bus, only breakfast, Hotel & guide
2 Day Lake tour, Motor boat, entrance fee, home of locals & Guide
VIP Bus Puno to Cusco with Lunch
City tour of Cuzco Bus and expert guide
Sacred Valley Tour Bus, buffet lunch and guide
Machupicchu tour by Tourist Train, bus, entrance fee & guide
1 Flight ticket from Cuzco to Lima with airport taxes
16 nights in 3 star Hotels with breakfast
(Except in the Lake Tour) in Double/Triple Basic Accommodation.
What is not Included:
Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 10 soles
Cusco Visitors Ticket (165 soles approx US$60)
Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$26)
Meals when is not indicated.
Price per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement US$380
Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and Bus Station and you don`t have to do anymore long uphill hikes to get to your room! It is about 10 minutes from the hotspring pools. We try to include an economical accommodation option for this tour package to make it accessible for everyone but recommend that if you are wanting better accommodation in Aguas Calientes town to celebrate your accomplishment of the Inca Trail trek or any special date/ tour then please request one of the recommended hotel Upgrades below:
(Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Hotel Presidente or Inka Town or Green Nature Standard USD$ 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.
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$ 1,000.00 pp 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: 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$ 1,050.00 per person. (US$ 1,000.00 + 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$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCEwith card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union.
Terms & Conditions
Please read the information below to learn more about your booking with SAS Travel.
You can book any of our Packages just as they are described on our web site or we can customize an itinerary to meet your exact needs and requirements.
As soon as we receive your booking on-line OR the reservation booking form we will start processing your tour reservations and will send you a promt confirmation by e-mail .
Please note that each Package has a certain deposit amount depending of the character of your tour.
One of our Agents will contact you in a few days to e-mail the official confirmation for your tour including your Reservation Code and Hotel Names.
The balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash or in Peruvian soles to the exchange rate of the date. Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3%.
On your arrival in Cusco city, or in Lima if is that the case all Travel Vouchers & Tickets will be given to you.
We expect to receive your flight detail re-confirmation 48 hours before your arrival just to ensure there are no last minute changes
in the mean time please feel free to contact us if you require any assistance.
TOUR PRICE: Our Trip Prices includes: domestic airfares, bus or train tickets, accommodation in 3 start hotels, excursions with English speaking guides, 24 hours emergency assistance to ensure you have a peace of mind and safe vacation and all in and out transfers to airports, train station or bus terminals. This means when you get off a bus, plane, or train, you will be met by one of our SAS Travel english speaking representatives, who will drive you to your hotel or to your next tour.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International air fares to Peru, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips. Entrance fees to the archaeological sites I the tours.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please let us know. Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances
DOMESTIC FLIGHT TICKETS: Flight tickets purchased in Peru to LAN are non refundable neither changeable, so please take notice of this when you organize your voyage.
1. If you cancel your booking more than 90 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 50% of deposit.
2. If you cancel your booking 89 to 30 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of deposit.
3. If you cancel your trip while traveling in Peru, the cancellation fee is 100% of Trip price.
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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.