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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Experience & Expertise since 1990

Direct operator & local owners.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours.

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Leaving Frequency

Mondays, Wednesday & Saturday By private Bus, Private Boat and Plane from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. We visit the Cock of the rockGiant Otters,Black cayman,monkeys and hundred of birds…
The group price of this tour is US$ 1,490.00 per person, It is with a minimum of 4 people.
If we end with only 2 people booked for this tour... we won´t cancel the tour, so an additional US$ 600.00 per person is required to allow us the operation of this tour with only 2 people as private service.
INCLUDED: Entrance Fee to Manu Reserved Zone, Fees for Cock of the rocks, Tapirs and Clay Macaws Lick.

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Price Information

US$ 1,490.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Overview

Small Group Experiences; 4-8 person. Guaranteed departures !!!
Tours run only by experienced Naturalists jungle Guides. Comfortable lodges every night.
3 Nights in the Manu Reserved Zone in our Capybara SAS Tented Platforms, the best location to see 6 types of monkeys in the whole Park, and near to Salvador Lake to spot Giant otters.
1 Day to Explore Pakitza “The first Biological Station in Manu”
A chance to visit the famous Macaw (Extra cost of $75 fee pp)
A chance to visit a Piranha Lake and visit the locals of Diamante and Matchigenka.
Visit to LEK of Cock of the Rocks "Gallito de las Rocas"
Private Transport available for a secure returning to Cusco
Entrance fees to Manu National Park
included.
Variety and Excellent Peruvian Gourmet meals.

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Transport

land transport, motor boat and canoe

Recommended Hotels

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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MANU -Jaguar Tour 7D/6N (Manu Reserved Zone) Macaw Clay Lick. Return by van or plane to Cusco.

Last Minute Information

  • The Collpa de Guacamayos, the famous Macaw Clay Lick at Blanquillo is a private Reserve, situated 30 km (19 miles) south of Boca Manu, where the National Geographic documental on macaws was made. In the early morning the spectacle starts with the gathering of the big parrots in the trees above the riverbed. When a sufficient number has gathered, the parrots will descend in multitudes to eat the clay. After the parrots leave the brilliantly colourful macaws start to arrive, squeaking loudly and illuminating the trees with their bright colours. Unless disturbed, they too will descent to eat from the clay banquet. At the rainy season this experience could be disappointing please check out with your field guide.

Many visitors after enjoying Cusco, Machupicchu and arounds have realised that the true jewel of Peru is the Manu National Park and it is located near Cusco. Situated 380 kilometers southeast from Cusco, a nature paradise, the Peruvian government has been protecting for the past 40 years and now they are saving up to come back!
Make sure you visit Manu National Park while you are here.... you need to add a few more days to your itinerary but the investment is totally worth it!
We visit the 2 oxbow lakes inside the Park to observe a families of Giant Otters, caymans, the 13 species of monkies. capybaras, macaws, toucans, vultures, eagles and other species of birds... with luck we can possible spot a jaguar.!!!
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Program Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – BAMBU LODGE

Early at 05:45 am pick up from your hotels, first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains, after an 45 minutes we will find Huacarpay Lake a high Andean Lagoon that boasts heaps of flora and fauna typical of the Andean mountains a paradise to see birds. Afterwards we will arrive to Huancarani which contains the Towers of Ninamarca a cemetery of the Lupaca Pre –Inca Culture, then we will reach Paucartambo, the famous traditional and folkloric town. At mid-day we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and access to one of the most protected natural areas in South America. We will continue on our bus down a dirt road and on through the thick fog from which this section of the forest takes it name. Eventually we will arrive at the home of the exotic Peruvian National Bird, Gallito de las rocas, the “Cock of the Rocks” to observe the social gathering that seems reminiscent of a large courtship. You will find that this is quite an amazing spectacle complete with an impressive array of sounds and colours that can only be found in the jungle. For our first night, we will stay in private room at Bambu Lodge, where we will arrive at approx. 5:00 p.m At 7:00 pm Dinner.

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Day 2: BAMBU LODGE – BOCA MANU LODGE

Very early and after breakfast we continue our trip to Puerto Atalaya; on the way we will make a few stops to visit the small, communities of Patria and Pillcopata. These communities are well-known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits even the unfamous Coca plants.

Later, from Atalaya we will begin the motor boating portion of our journey in a river excursion on the Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” River, one of the tributaries of the mighty Amazon River. During our day we will have the chance to be witness to observe many types of colorful birds such as macaws, parrots, Oropendolas, vultures and others species. Hopefully, we will make some sightings of some jungle mammals such as monkeys or the famous capybaras (jungle rodents that are as much as 2.5 ft long towards the late afternoon, we will arrive to our next sleeping destination, there will be showers and services available
Boca Manu Lodge.

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Day 3: BOCA LODGE – CAPYBARA LODGE (MANU BIOSPHERE RESEVED ZONE)

Today we will go to one of the main areas of the Manu National Park, the Tourist Zone. For the next 5 to 6 hours, depending on the level of the water in the Manu River, we will sail down the robust river in our river boat. Because of the lack of civilization in this part of the jungle it will make all that much easier for us to take notice of the rich wildlife to be found here. Animals such as Capybaras, Caymans, monkeys and with a little bit of luck, maybe we will be able to see the great, South American feline, the Jaguar, which may just resting in the sun some place along the river. We will then arrive to our private area in the reserved zone, the Capybara Lodge where we will spend the 2 following nights. If there is sufficient time, we will take a trail nearby the camp site, your guide will offer you a full interpretation of the fauna and flora, the ecosystem, interaction and symbiosis in this fragile ecosystem of this complicated Tropical Amazonian forest. (Walks at night optional)

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Day 4: CAPYBARA LODGE-CAMP or Casa Matsiguenka.

We leave early to visit and explore the biggest lake in the Park the stunning Salvador Lake which is the natural habitat for any countless number of local species. This is the jungle at its best, boasting such animals as the Black Cayman (Melanosuchus niger), and the Giant River Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) called locally as Nutrias o lobos de río, both of which are endangered and at risk of extinction. This is one of the only areas in the entire world where we may see one, not in captivity, but instead in its natural environment, then we can see different species of monkeys, (Manu Park is the inhabit and here were identified 13 species of monkeys) the prehistoric bird Hoatzin ,herons, king fishers and more species. After lunch we visit Otorongo Lake this one equipped with a lookout tower alongside used for viewing the immense lake from a birds-eye-view. This will be a fantastic opportunity to soak up the amazing views. Then it is back to the Capybara Lodge-camp or Casa Matsiguenka for dinner and sleep. (Walks at night optional)

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Day 5: CAPYBARA LODGE – BLACK SPIDER MONKEY Lodge. (Maquisapayoq Lodge).

Early after breakfast 2 more hours to explore the forest around Salvador Lake, maybe we will even have a chance to see a group of Tamarine Monkeys, which are the smallest monkeys in the world. Be aware of surroundings, because they could sneak up right behind you!!. Before mid day we will take the motor boat and travel for 6-7 hours down stream the Manu River to Maquisapayoj Lodge. (Black Spider Monkey Lodge.) On the way we might see some black caimans laying on the beach getting the sun heat, maybe we will be able to see the great, South American feline, the Jaguar (Panthera onca), which may just resting in the sun some place along the river. Our guide will explain to us why and how locals are still using different plants of the jungle as traditional medicines, some customs, traditions and history of the Park. After arriving to our Lodge we go to the tapir lick and spend the night there or if we have luck and see the tapir early we can spend the night at the Maquisapayoj Lodge. (Black spider monkey Lodge) in private bathroom and hot shower. Time to try to observe the most elusive mammal in the amazon region…. the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit this jungle, in our platform blind located just in front of the Tapir salt lick.

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Day 6: BLACK SPIDER MONKEY LODGE – PUERTO MALDONADO

From At the crack of dawn we will go on an early morning trek through the jungle on our way to enjoy the one the Amazon Jungles most impressive spectacles, the amazing Macaw Clay Lick. The admission to the private Mirador is Optiona and cost US$ 75 each, this need to be arranged before) This is where hundreds of colorful parrots, Pericos and Guacamayos congregate to “lick” the clay thereby receiving its nutrients. The activity finishes at noon. In the afternoon we travel to Colorado for 2 hours and 3 hours to Puerto Maldonado City in a modern Inter-oceanic highway, where we spend the night in the comfortable Wasai Lodge. ( Dinner not Included )

Day 7: PUERTO MALDONADO - AIRPORT (Flight to Cusco)

After a visiting around to Puerto Maldonado town we go to the Airport where we flight back to Cusco.

What is Included:

  • Expert naturalist guide (telescope binoculars and equipment)
  • Private vehicle from Cusco to Atalaya and Return Atalaya to Cusco.
  • Private boat from Atalaya - Lake Salvador - Boca Manu.
  • Entrance fees and Paper work for Manu -Reserved Zone.
  • Private transport from Puerto Carlos to Puerto Maldonado or Cusco
  • Flight Ticket Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
  • (Flight to Lima with additinal cost)
  • Admission fee to the Cock of the rocks
  • Excursions at the trails at Salvador & Otorongo lakes
  • Catamaran, watching towers and trails system.
  • Accommodations in Lodges & Tented platforms (beds w mosquitoes nets)
  • 1 Night in Wasai Lodge in Puerto Maldonado
  • Full Board Meals (7 breakfast, 7 lunches and 6 dinner)
  • Vegetarian option by request (Experienced cooks and staff)
  • Drinking bottle water provided
  • Bottled water for cooking and washing.
  • First Aid Kit, extractor for poison.
  • Manu birds and wildlife checking list.
  • Radio communication.

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Macaw Clay Lick US$75 pp
  • (Optional)
  • Binocular
  • Money for extra soft drinks and beers.
  • Personal items and medicines
  • (gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Optional tips for the staff, tour guide, cook, motorists
  • Airpot tax 5$
  • Accommodation in Cusco not included.

We recommend that you bring

  • lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants
  • long -sleaved cotton shirts preferably in green or tan colours
  • a fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings
  • light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • sneakers (covered shoes) or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • a light hat and suntan lotion
  • insect repellent is a must, preferably with deet
  • a small rucksack
  • a water bottle
  • good binoculars
  • flashlight or headlight
  • pocketknife
  • energy snacks will be very useful
  • personal medical kit
  • toiletries
  • cameras, 400 exp film
  • scanned copy of passport
  • yellow fever certificate
  • extra money
  • put your cloths in plastic bags
  • Photography: we recommend that you use film of 400 ASA or higher for the darker areas under the canopy. Normal 100 ASA can be used when out on the river or lakes. Protect your equipment against moisture with waterproof cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Manu Extra Information.-
  • MANU, Paradise Natural a natural paradise by far the richest, most extraordinary biological transect in the Peruvian Amazon, or the world, starts in Cusco and runs northeast by road and river to the great Manu Wilderness. Manu offers by far the greatest quantity and diversity of animals and plants in the world. No other destination in Peru or beyond can compare with Manu Nowhere else can you enjoy a superbly intact transect of tropical habitats from Andean grasslands and cloud forests down to foothill and lowland forests.
  • HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS: HAVE YOU HAD A YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION .-
  • YELLOW FEVER is endemic in most parts of the Amazonia and vaccination is obligatory, though there have been no reports of cases in Manu or surroundings lately. Yellow fever which is transmitted by mosquitoes, exists in the forest of remote jungle areas of South America, mainly in Brazil. You can easily get vaccinated against the desease. After you receive the vaccine you will receive a certificate, which is good for 10 years.
  • MALARIA .- Malaria has almost totally been controlled in the area but, as some cases have been reported, some doctors recommend to bring along preventive pills. Fortunately so far we have had no cases of any one of the two diseases in many years.
  • Mosquitoes carrying malaria cannot survive in altitudes over 1,500 m 8( 5,000 ft.) so if you are traveling in the Andes, you won t have to worry about this disease. To protect yourself, wear mosquito repellent with DEET, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers, and use mosquito nets. You can also take anti-malaria drugs before you go
  • consult your doctor about the pros and cons of such medications.
  • Malaria has almost totally been controlled in the area but, as some cases have been reported, some doctors recommend to bring along preventive pills. Fortunately so far we have had no cases of any one of the two diseases in many years.
  • BUGS & BITES.- Snakes, scorpions and spiders rarely bite without provocation. Keep your eyes open and never walk barefoot. Be sure to shake your clothes and check your shoes before putting then on. The SUN can also be very dangerous in high altitudes. Be sure to bring plenty of high-powered sunblock and a wide-brimmed hat, the sun can inflict serious damage on your skin.
  • FRIAJE .- From June through September some days with temperatures as low as 7°C can be expected. These are cold fronts from the South Atlantic and usually last only a few days.
  • CLIMATE: can be in general described as warm and humid
  • Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Temperature in °C
  • Max. Average 31 31 31 30 30 30 31 33 33 33 32 31
  • Min. Average 17 17 17 16 15 15 14 14 16 18 19 18
  • Average 27 27 26 26 26 24 24 26 27 27 28 28
  • Rainfall mm
  • Max. Average 372 488 494 395 420 187 99 90 177 244 231 491
  • Min. Average 160 20 152 33 20 4 6 4 25 74 31 105
  • Average 259 257 273 134 119 63 55 43 90 146 157 301
  • Humidity Relative % 79 80 81 78 77 85 74 67 66 71 74 79
  • WHERE DO YOU SLEEP ?
  • -BAMBU LODGE Asuncion San Pedro Cloud Forest : Run by a small friendly local family near the beautiful zone of San Pedro - Manu Cloud Forest, 5 bambu-material private cabins exclusivelly build for our clientsadorned with a wild cane "bambu" with private facilities as showers and toilet for a deserved rest after our first night in Manu in a cozy ambience.This Place has an impressive view of the Cloud Forest where is possible to find flocks of herons, tanagers,and the Osprey eagle.
  • - CASA BONANZA near Atalaya Port
  • Located in the lowland, in middle of the forest, with an excellent access to deep of the forest, at 1.100 feet Casa Bonanza is a lovely place where the opportunity to find the Dusky Titi monkey is high. With the company of the guides we can understand complex process of the dynamic of the forest.
  • OUR NATURALIST JUNGLE GUIDES .-We believe that a journey can only be as good as it’s guide and so that is why go to such lengths to contract only the finest guides that money can hire. Our guides are handpicked from the rest for being the most knowledgeable, professional, and fluent of the candidates. They must be “people persons” who don’t just do it because it is their job, but instead do it because they have an authentic love of the nature people and culture. Most of our guides are biologists, professionals with years of experience doing research and guiding in Manu. They will help you to understand the unique and fascinating world of the rainforest, and the delicate interrelations between the animals and plants of this unique ecosystem, pointing out birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects, as well as the medicinal plants of the forest.
  • PERUVIAN CUISINE .-The delicious and filling meals of traditional and international food are prepared by our professional and dedicated cooks from a mixture of local and rainforest products. We also cater for vegetarians. Bottle water is provided during the trip and used for cooking.

Booking Information

  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: AVAILABILITY AND BOOKING (Confirmed Departures:)
  • Step 2.- Select your Manu tour and please complete your details of each of you in separate forms. You will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001) It is possible to pay for 2 or more person with 1 reservation code.
  • Step 3.- Pay a booking deposit of US$ 300 per person through Western Union Money Transfer in order to: Irwin Poma Flores DNI 46612452 (SAS Travel, Cusco PERU) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: caja@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.com to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
  • Step 3.- Pay your deposit ONLINE with Mastercard or Visa.- US$315.00 per person. (US$ 300 + 5% card charge). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information shortly.
  • If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please resend us your payment email to: office@sastravelperu.com or Skype us: sas.travel.info or sas.travel.
  • 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. Full payment of Package in advance will be with 5% extra.
  • 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 contact: Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.

Terms & Conditions

  • Remember there is a pre-departure briefing with the guide at 7pm the night
  • before the tour in our main Office Calle Garcilaso 270 near Plaza San Francisco Cusco.
  • Please read through these Conditions as you must also sign them in the office on your arrival to Cusco.
  • SAS TRAVEL CUSCO PERU MANU TOURS CONDITIONS AND RESPONSABILITY.
  • 1.- YOU MUST ADVISE SAS TRAVEL OF ANY MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ALLERGIES.
  • 2.- WE REQUIRE A FULL PAYMENT OF YOUR TOUR 4-3 DAYS BEFORE.
  • 3- IF YOU BECOME ILL ON THE TOUR AND ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE, ASSISTANCE WILL BE PROVIDED AS POSSIBLE TO ASSIST YOU BACK TO CUSCO. AIR LIFTS AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ARE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PASSENGER. NO REFUND ON ORIGINAL PAYMENT
  • 4.- IF YOU CANCEL THE TOUR AFTER FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE DUE TO ILLNESS OR
  • CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE THE RESPONSABILITY OF THE TOUR WE WILL ASSIST YOU WITH A DOCUMENT TO CERTIFY ILLNESS OR COMPLICATING CIRCUMSTANCES TO PRESENT FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES.
  • 5. A CANCELATION OF TOUR ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CONFIRMATION AND BOOKING DEPOSIT UP TO 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE INCURS A LOSS OF $ 300. BOOKING DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE.
  • 6.-IF CANCELLATION OCCURS WITHIN 6 WEEKS TO 2 WEEKS OF DEPARTURE INCURS A LOSS OF 60% OF TOTAL TOUR COST.
  • 7.- IF CANCELLATION OF TOUR WITHIN 2 WEEKS TO 4 DAYS OF DEPARTURE DATE INCURS A LOSS OF 80% OF TOTAL TOUR COST.
  • 8.- IF CANCELLATION OCCURS 1 WEEK BEFORE DEPARTURE 20% OF FULL PRICE CAN BE REFUNDED.
  • 9.- YOU ARE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY AND HIRED EQUIPMENT.
  • 3% COMISSION IF YOU PAY WITH TRAVELLERS CHEQUES 5% COMISSION VISA CARD.
  • RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
  • 9.- SAS TRAVEL cannot accept responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes.
  • All such expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. You need travel insurance for all tours.
  • 10.- SAS TRAVEL will do everything possible to assure a safe and enjoyable trip but we will not accept any responsibility for damages, injuries, losses, expenses due to delays, for any cause whatsoever, this applies to any person or property in connection with any service we or our intermediaries provide, which result directly or indirectly from acts of God or forces mayor.
  • PLEASE NOTE: OUR PROGRAMS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, OR SO AS TO MAXIMIZE THE WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS DEPENDING ON THE REPORTS OF NATIVE GUIDES AND CURRENT INFORMATION.