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.
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.
Thanks for an awesome trip SAS!
Liz HoffmannSeptember 2013
This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life!
Thank you SO much Robyn, the office staff and most of all Edward - the EXCELLENT guide and his associated cook and porters! (how did they do it!)
It was one of these experiences that could have gone SO wrong! The others booked on the trip were sick and so it was only me left to go- AND SAS RAN THE TRIP FOR one person!
I cant thank them enough for the experience.
On the trail Edward was so supportive and helpful. I had trouble with the altitude (which I hadnt anticipated) - without him I wouldnt be able to say "I did it!"
I learnt SO much about the Inca people and their beliefs- had so many encounters with the locals in villages and now have a mind full of marvelous pictures of great vistas and experiences. All the other reviews I have read tell of the passion of the guides for their culture and surroundings and I can only endorse this!
Thank you all SO much for such an experience - I include the staff of the Marqueses in this!
If anyone else is reading this and making up their mind to go - DO IT with SAS!
Amy HineSeptember 2013
Our trip was an unforgettable experience that was only heightened by the two wonderful guides (Ruben and Michael) that lead our tour! There was not a dull moment or a time when anyone in our group felt discouraged. The authentic and meaningful stories helped teach history along the way; the constant jokes and banter made us all laugh on a regular basis; and the patience and understanding for those in our group who were a little slower. Big shout out to Mike who spent every trek helping one of our group members make it up and down every step and encouraged her every time she needed a break. He was always happy and excited regardless if it was 9pm or 4am really made the whole trip more than an experience. Thanks to our guides for a completely perfect excursion!
As this package includes the 5 Day Inca trail trek you must ensure there are still permits available and so you need to click on AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS at our website, send us an E-mail, Spype or call us anytime. We have bilingual staff at our Cusco´s Office.
US$ 1,540.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
US$ 1,490.00 pp with ISIC student card.
Single supplement US$ 360.00
The Jorge Chavez Lima Airport recently renovated it is safe, modern and very practical airport, International and Domestic flights are located together at one area so its not difficult to be ready for your next flight.
Once you have all your luggage in a trolley, you just leave the arriving area and you walk straight through, hundreds of people waiting for their families... the area of Domestic flight checkings, is located on your left side you can see several Airlines counters, note Peruvian Airlines is Counter number 1, further down when is the last LAN counter, on the left side is the access through stairs or lift to the second floor where you will find different shops, restaurants, cafes, internet ,massages services.
Best to choose any Coffee shop with comfortable couches for few hours rest.
Boarding check start around 3:30 am.
In Peru airports and Banks are not a recommend places to exchange US$ Dollars to Soles Peruvian Money , best to use Casa de Cambios.
Is it for me?
5 Days Special Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, Cusco the old Incas Capital City, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Boat trip through the highest navigable Titicaca Lake, Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands and their friendly people, Lima Kings City the impresive central area with the one of the nicest main Plaza in South America, colonial churches and convents and Miraflores modern and safe area.
All rates are quoted in US dollars. Prices are per person based on double / Triple occupancy. Single room supplement available plus US$ 340
VIVA el PERU -15 Day Tour (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek)
Last Minute Information
Viva el Peru 15 Day Tour (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek) (Permits 2013)
The permits for Inca Trail trek are so limited, only 200 permits available per day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 6-5 months in advance.) See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 500.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin Jesus POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 525.00 per person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour of your preference and package departure date, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will get a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. For any assistance Call or Skype us and we can confirm your permits in only few minutes with our english/french speaking staff.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: The best itinerary and campsites for each night, including Wiñaywayna camp. Pick up from your hotel at 05:00 am on Day 1. Tour with the best Inca Trail guides, extraordinaire chefs (Gourmet Peruvian meals) and well respected and better paid porters (The Blue Label Team). Treated drinkable water provided on route. Packed snacks in Machupicchu and snack lunch with Pisco Sour in Aguas Calientes, before your train to Cusco. Confirmed and Guaranteed Daily departures on any date you wish. Welcome group of friends, couples or solo travellers. New and decent tents and equipment. 100% Operated by SAS Travel. Free Luggage Storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses..
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished Inca Trail trek need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 70.00 per person (US$ 40.00 pp for students with ISIC green student card) with Master Card or Visa card, so we can purchase your Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am OR a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.) Inca Trail trek with SAS Travel... ...an spiritual pilgrimage throughout the Inca Trail and Machupicchu for your mind, body and soul... unique adventure for your senses ! Quality tours with a special personal touch !!
The Inca Trail Office started the selling of permits last week, SAS Travel have obtained succesfully permits for all our passenger who reserved and paid a deposit under (Marquez Viajes y Servicios) our sister tour company. There are still a lot of spaces on Jan, March, April, on May permits are selling out fast.
UP-Grade your accommodation in Hotel Marqueses Cusco with DELUXE room.
You can get a better idea of the programs and Hotel Marqueses by looking at some photos on the website. www.sastravelperu.com
As this package includes the Inca Trail trek to Machupicchu bookings for high season (May to Oct )must be completed around 4 -6 months in advance because of limited Inca Trail availability and Pemits.
Day 1: Lima - Cusco
Check in for your flight with the E tickets we send you.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatise. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!!
If you are feeling fine this afternoon you can go to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: Cusco Excursion; City Tour
At 13:45 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534 ,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints , Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Pisaq Ruins & Market , Yucay The Valley of Urubamba, Ollantaytambo (Daily Departures)
Morning: Departure from Cusco in direction of the Sacred Valley. This Tour includes a Visit to the Pisac colourful Handcraft Market, Pisac archaeological Park, Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress and Return to Cusco via Chinchero site and Market. Overnight at the Marqueses hotel. Breakfast Included.
Day 4: Free Day
Free day to prepare for the trek and just enjoy Cusco which we know you have already fallen in Love with and don`t want to leave!.
Or if you want to do a optional extra day trip such as white water rafting or visiting Moray Maras this can be organised here!
Tonight Pre-Departure Inca Trail Briefing at 7pm with Inca Trail Group and guide ; SAS-Office 2
Day 5: Inca Trail -
Drive Piscakucho Km 82 , Commence Inca Trail Trek . We leave Cuzco and set off on our three-hour drive via Ollantaytambo to the Trail's starting point at Km82. Breakfast is provided on the route , The first half-day walk is fairly easy and on an undulating path, which follows the left side of the Urubamba River for much of the way. After lunch a gentle climb takes us to our camp at Huayllabamba (2900m). There are a couple of steep drops and climbs into gullies along the way, with great views of Mt Veronica standing at 5860 m.
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6: Dead Woman's Pass
Today we climb the famous "Dead Woman's Pass" (4198m). We set off through cloud forest on climbing mountain trail. There is a wonderful array of exotic plants and we may even see hummingbirds collecting nectar from the flowering shrubs along the way. There is a small respite from the constant climb as we rest for lunch on a flat grassy meadow and then it's back into it with the last 400m of ascent in front of us. Stone steps take us up to and over the pass. In front of us is the most beautiful mountain vista, and we can see the meandering trail that lays ahead, our trek for tomorrow. Steep steps take us down to our camp at Pacaymayo 3600m. Walk 6 hours Camping and Meals
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7: Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna
Inca Trail Trek Today sees some great hiking through cloud forest on well maintained Inca paths and steps. An hour of climbing out of camp takes us to the second pass (3900m) from where we descend three thousand steps via the ruins of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna. We will have a guided tour of each of these ruins. The afternoon is spent on 'classic' Incan steps traversing the hillsides and passing numerous ruins set amongst the forest. Walk 7 hours
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Inca Trail Trek - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros A very early start means that we can hike the last hour or so of the trail to Inti Punku, the sun gate, for sunrise. Our first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the morning mist is stunning, and we can spend the day touring the ruins. In the afternoon we take a bus down the hill to Aguas Calientes to soak in the relaxing hot springs. We overnight in Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros. Walk 3 hours
Breakfast - Lunch
Hostal Viajeros rooms with private bathroom
Day 9: Aguas Calientes -Cusco
After Breakfast you are assisted to board the train that departs Aguas Calientes at 08.53 am and arrives at Ollantaytambo at 10.30 am . Then on to Cusco by local bus. Rest of day free to recover or just enjoy a wander through the streets of this combination of Inca Empire and Colonial Style architecture and culture
Day 10: Cusco - Puno, spectacular journey from the high mountains to the Altiplano with stops enroute.
Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno.
6.30am transfer from Hotel Marqueses .
Spectacular journey with buffet lunch in Sicuani and tours with English speaking guide to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya & Pukara. Bus is fully equipped for tourism. Please have some soles for the entrance fees. Aprox total $8
On arrival to Puno transfer to the beautiful 4 star Qalasaya hotel
Breakfast - Lunch
Qalasaya hotel Puno
Day 11: Lake Titicaca- Floating Island tour to Uros and Amantani
Lake Titicaca- Floating Island tour to Uros and Amantani
8.00am 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. We will 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
rustic family lodging
Day 12: Taquile island -Puno
Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm. Overnight in Puno hotel
Breakfast - Lunch
Qalasaya hotel Puno
Day 13: Puno to Chivay to see the Condors at Colca Canyon
6am transfer to transport 4M express to Chivay depart Puno 6.30 beautiful journey through to Chivay where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approx 12.45pm you will join the part of group that starts from Arequipa and continue tour from here together for lunch and then to see the beautiful landscapes, local people.
Day 14: Chivay -Arequipa
Early excursion to the famous Crus de Condor to see the condors soaring on the thermal currents rising from the Canyon and visit other sites on the return to Chivay.
After lunch enjoy the journey to Arequipa ! We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and see the famous volcanos panorama from 4.800 meters above sea level. After we pass through the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American Cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas we will view the snow-covered Chachani mountain.
Arrival Arequipa between 5 and 6pm and transfer to your hotel.
Posada del Castillo Hotel.
Day 15: Arequipa - Lima
Flight from Arequipa to Lima
Optional afternoon 4 Hours Classic City tour in Lima : see additional options for more info.
Private car from center of Lima after your Tour to the Airport extra cost of $10 -$15 or Last night hotel in Lima is not Included. End of our Services.
What is Included:
Flight tickets Lima - Cuzco / Arequipa - Lima with Star or Peruvian
Airport taxes included in your Air Tickets
Inca Express VIP Bus Puno to Cusco with Lunch
2 Day Lake Titicaca tour: Motor boat, entrance fee, Hostel,Guide & meals.
2 Day Colca Canyon excursion with 4m Express+ private transport and an expert guide.
City tour in Cuzco: Transport & english speaking guide.
Sacred Valley Tour includes: Private Transport & english speaking guide.
Special 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu includes: Full board meals,
5 Nights Hotel Marqueses Cusco, breakfast included,
3 nights in Double Tent Camping
1 night in Hostel Viajeros in Machupicchu (Double Room)
1 night with a Family in the Amantani Island.
2 Nights in Hotel Qalasaya in Puno with breakfast
1 Night in Hotel Posada Castillo in Arequipa with breakfast
1 Night in Hotel Colca Inn in Colca Canyon Tour with breakfast
Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center Optional one of your free night.
Our personal assistance during your entire trip. Small Group shared experience! guided ans scorted by recommended and experienced English speaking Guides
What is not Included:
Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx $45 )
Includes Optional Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center.
Koricancha " Sun Temple" ( 10 soles) nor Cusco Principal Cathedral ( 25 soles) required for City tour)
Entrance fees for Inca sites enroute to Puno US$8.
Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 10 soles
Lunch in the Sacred Valley Tour (25-30 soles)
Personal shared Porter for Inca Trail trek US$ 60 for 9 Kgs (enough for 1 person)
Sleeping bag to hire US$ 20 for the entire trek
Trekking poles to hire US$ 20 for the entire trek
We recommend that you bring
Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
Daypack to carry your personal items
Personal porter for Inca Trail ( we provide a duffle bag for your belongings)
Warm sleeping bag Minus 5ºC
Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support strong running shoes
Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
Camera and extra batteries,Binoculars
Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen, and sunglasses
Personal medical kit, insect repellent
Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes
Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel at the office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.
Huaca Pucllana, Archaelogical Pre-Inka Center from IV D Century. LIMA COLONIAL
Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Palacio de Gobierno, el Palacio Arzobispal, la Basílica Catedral, Palacio Municipal, Convento de San Francisco & the Catacumbs
Peru Reserve Museum, Gold Objets, Cerámic y Textils from Pre Inka Cultures.(Closed Sat & Sun) MODERN LIMA
El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores y Larco Mar, spectacular view of the Pacífic Ocean.
Please book this Package in advance due to Inca Trail trek permits are of limited availability (2-5 months before) send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also flight prices are quoted on being booked 5 months in advance so if you are booking at last minute there maybe a supplemental cost.
Since clients are taking different option of tours and packages, you may not be neccessary at the same group with the same people in your tours.
Inca Trail trek group size : 8 -16 participants in agroup Service
Sacred Valley tour and Cusco Tour 6 -18 person
Titikaca Lake tour 15-24 person
Lima city Tour 15-24 person.
Colca Canyon tour 9-12 person.
You won´t be with the same people doing same itinerary as you except the trek to Machupicchu. I f you are solo traveller, couple or family you can join into our Package tours service at any departure day, our only concern is availability of Inca Trail trek, so book or request in advance. If in your planned dates no Inca trail trek permits are available you can still book this same Package with our alternative treks as Lares Valley or Salkantay trek instead ( see our fixed departures for those treks ending at Machupicchu )
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Do not change your US$ Dollars at Airports or Banks, they offer the worse rates, best to change it in Casa de Cambios.
Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3%.
We will send you a scanned copy of you E-Ticket with Reservation Code so you can just print it and do your final flight checking, or just with a Reservation code and your passport you can do your checking. On your arrival in Cusco city, 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 in your 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 Peruvian Airlines and Star Peru, are non refundable neither changeable, so please take notice of this when you organize your voyage. Please contact us urgetly if you have delays arriving: +51 984 652232
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. OR
Step 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.- US$ 1,050.00 pp (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 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
Cancellation by Client:
Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed.
These are calculated from the day written document is received by SAS Travel.
The charges are shown below:
- 60 and more days before departure: retention of deposit. (In addition 100% of fully non-refundable flights tickets cost will be retained and US$250 Inca Trail fee).
59 to 30 days before departure: 75% of total price. (In addition 100% of fully non-refundable flights tickets cost will be retained and US$250 Inca Trail fee).
Less than 30 days: 90% of total tour cost.
If a party has booked as 2 people and then one person cancels but the other person continues with the tour the single supplement must also be paid as part of the cancellation as the other person now enters into a one person contract for the tour requiring the additional single supplement to be covered.
Check these Conditions with your Travel Insurance which you should purchase before flights or plans to travel if possible.
We are always willing to try and help you and if possible we can try to be more flexible on the above policy if the situation permits.
We strongly recommend that full travel insurance is taken (Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances) which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges.
Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services.
SAS Travel Conditions of 4 Day Inca Trail to Machupicchu. 4 Days / 3 Nights
1.- You must advise SAS Travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate.
2. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour
please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
3. The student US$40 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid 2011 ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card is not accepted by the control.
4. You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is $15.
5. Unless you hire an extra porter you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. if you want an extra porter (for the full trip) you must have booked this with your original booking form as they require permits as well.
Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. It is non transferable nor refundable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your spot after you have cancelled.
6.If while on tour something arises and you feel you cannot do the trek we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu by train with overnight in Aguas Calientes joining your group and completing the tour as normal from here.
7. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger. if you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point, although there will be no refund from the original payment.we will, however, present you with a document to certify illness and which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
8. SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. SAS Travel cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
9. SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
10.- In extreme cases when “ Inca trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 4 day Lares trek or 4 day Choquequirao trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc.to give you some of the many options.
11. When paying the balance, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 8% comission for use of credit card. So it is requested that the final balance is paid 1 month before arrival by Western Union and when this is confirmed all the final vouchers and reconfirmation is sent as the tour is paid in full.
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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.