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Price Information

US$ 1,850.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Single Supplement for solo traveler US$ 450.00

Overview

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.

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Adventure PERU-EXPRESS 17 Days (No trek)

Last Minute Information

  • 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.

Program Itinerary

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

Breakfast

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 accomodation.

Breakfast

Hotel Maison Suisse or Similar category hotel

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).

Breakfast

overnight bus

Day 5: Arequipa The white city with El Misti Volcano.

Arrival in Arequipa and free Day to rest after many bus trips to get to this beautiful City.
Take time to rest and acclimatize this morning. Maybe get some landry done!!
After Lunch (or tomorrow) make sure to visit the famous Santa Catalina Convent. Take your time as you have tomorrow to visit the different Plazas and monuments here.

Hotel Corregidor or Posada Castillo Hotel

Day 6: Arequipa The white city, majestic Plaza de Armas and El Misti Volcano.

Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru with strong Spanish architecture influence maintained in a good conditions, The Plaza the Armas is spectacular. you can do an optional city tour (see Additional Options) or if you didn´t get time to visit the Santa Catalina Convent yesterday ensure you do today!

Breakfast

Hotel Corregidor or Posada Castillo Hotel

Day 7: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY Colca Canyon

We will pick you up from your Hotel between 07:30 – 8:00 am to initiate our trip to the one of the deepest Canyons of the world, taking the highway from Yura, bordering the snow-covered Chachani mountain towards Cañahuas Pampas. We stop for coca leaf tea at the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas. At Tocra lake we will be able to appreciate a variety of migratory birds, sometimes flamencos. We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and then stop at the famous volcanos panoramic viewpoint, at a high 4.800 meters above sea leavel. From here we will appreciate a great part of the western mountain range, where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approximately 13:30, Arrival to Chivay and stop for Lunch (not included).
At 15:00 our private transport will transfer to us towards the colorful town "pueblito" of Coporaque, from where we will initiate an walk of approximately 2 hours, to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley; as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located in the skirts of a mountain. You will notice that this region was intensively populated by andean communities.
At 17:00 on return from the walk you have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in the lime kiln whose thermo-medicinals waters oscillate between 35º to 38º degrees Celsius in the swimming pools. (US$ 3 entry).
At 20:00 Hrs Dinner (not included) accompanied by a folkloric show; be ready for the Peru andean dances.
Recently we have decided to use upgrade hotel accomodation and so we are requesting Pozo De Cielo when ever available and if you would like a little more luxury request the upgrade to Delux room in Pozo De Cielo which is an additional USD$ 30 pp (based on 2 people sharing a room)

Breakfast

Accommodation:Pozo De Cielo

Day 8: CHIVAY - CRUZ DEL CONDOR TO SEE CONDORS- MACA- YANQUE- Puno

Early breakfast, we continue 06:30 in our private transport to the view-point called " Cruz del Cóndor " about 1.5 hour drive into this National Park where you have a very beautiful view of the Colca Canyon. This is also the place where you should be able to observe several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to you (up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide will show you the Pre-inca tombs hanging in the mountains. Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for pictures and gentle walking around the San Pedro cactus area. On the return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, with their beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we will observe impressive andenería farming platforms of the valley, and tombs in pre-Incas scale models.
13:00 approx. At the end of your tour of Colca Canyon, your guide will take you to your transportation and to meet another guide who will take you to the city of Puno , we will make several stops enroute such as Patapampa , the highest point of the route ( 4900msnm ), from where you can appreciate various mountain peaks belonging to the western mountains, such as the Sabancaya , Ampato , the Misti , Chachani , etc. .
We will also appreciate the cairns, mounds of rocks that were left by travelers in order to ask their deities for a safe trip and now tourists are encouraged to do the same. The route will be the same as already done in their journey from Arequipa to Chivay , to the area called Patahuasi , where it is then diverted to the city of Puno. Here there is a small restaurant located in the " Chinaman " where we also briefly stop. Continuing with the tour we see a number of small lakes where we will have the opportunity to observe migratory birds , including the beautiful flamingos.
Arrive in Puno at approximately 19:30 hrs approximately and transfer to your hotels

Breakfast

Hotel Qalasaya

Day 9: Lake Titicaca, Lake Los Uros,Taquile and Amantani Island near Puno Overnight with family.

Between 7.20am and 7.45am 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.

Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Family rustic accomodation

Day 10: 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 hotel approx 5-6 pm.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Qalasaya

3860 mts

Day 11: Puno - Cusco, the Altiplano route to the Andean capital.

Approx 6.15am Transfer from your hotel in Puno to the bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP /service Tourist Bus to Cusco. departs 7am. Accompanied by an English speaking guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahaylillas, Rhachi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total 28 soles approx $10 )
Buffet Lunch near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5pm Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Marqueses

3400 mts

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.)

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 13: Cusco Sacred Valley Pisac Urubamba Ollantaytambo Cusco

Approx 8.20am transfer in a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.

We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

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.

Breakfast

Hostal Viajeros or upgrade hotel of your choice see Recommendations

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.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 16: Cusco - Lima or add on Jungle extension

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.

Breakfast

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.

Additional options

  • Price per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single room supplement US$380

Recommendations

  • 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.
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  • 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.

Booking Information

  • Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
  • Step 1.- CLICK: CONFIRMED GROUP DEPARTURES
  • 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: office@sastravelperu.com and caja@sastravelperu.com 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: office@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie rental of sleeping bags or trekkking poles etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating the rental ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.

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.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • 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.
  • PRIVACY POLICY: All the information you provide us, full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, telephone number, and address or your credit card info will be used strictly to process your trip arrangements. This information will not be shared with anyone.