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US$ 1,590.00 p/person

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Package Price 2014 -2015
USD$ 1,590 pp (min 2 person)
USD$ 1,490 pp (3-4 person)
USD$ 1,100 pp (5-8 person)

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It is important to be in good physical condition to make this moderate rated but truly rewarding trek. If you want to visit a number of stunning Inca sites linked by a beautiful stone pathway built in the midst of the most incredible scenery in rising altitudes. A good mix of culture, nature, archaeology and scenic beauty. ..then this is for you! Book early, Get in shape, Get good boots and have fun... !
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Moderate to Challenging.

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The night before there is a pre.departure briefing at 7.00 pm at your hotel with your tour guide.

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Inca Trail Spiritual 5D/4N "PILGRIMAGE " -Private Service.

Last Minute Information

  • The permits for the Inca Trail trek are so limited, that only 200 permits are available each day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You need to book and pay the deposit well in advance... so we can secure your spots. For high season (May to October, 6-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) For trek departures in March, April, May, June and July we strongly advise that you make a trek booking BEFORE the middle of January. The permits on Dec 17,18,19, 22 till 31 are SOLD OUT...
  • CHECK on: AVAILABILITY Inca Trail Classic tours BOOKINGS Once you have finalized your registration online, you will receive a reservation code (purchase number) and pay your USD$ 300.00 per person booking deposit with: Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA-FLORES (Peru) OR Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY ONLINE with Master Card, Visa card OR Pay-Pal the amount of USD$ 315.00 per person.
  • FAST BOOKING for COUPLES, GROUPS: Choose the tour and departure date required, then fill out your personal details on Step 2, then fill out the details of your group below in Traveling With. Once you have finalized everything, you will receive a reservation code (purchase number) to pay with. For any assistance Call or Skype us. FREE Sacred Valley tour for group bookings of 4 persons or more, provided just one person in the group is responsible for making the booking and sending the trek deposit, and 20% Discount in Hotel Marqueses for bookings from Jan to May 31st Bookings valid from Dec 14th.
  • WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: We have the best itinerary and campsites for each night, which includes Wiñaywayna campsite on the third night. We can pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am on Day 1. We will tour with the best Inca Trail guides, extraordinary chefs (gourmet Peruvian meals) and with well respected and well paid porters (The Blue Label Team). We provide decontaminated drinkable water en route. We have packed snacks at Machu Picchu and lunch with Pisco Sour in Aguas Calientes before your train back to Cusco. We have confirmed and guaranteed daily departures on any date you wish to travel. We welcome groups of friends, couples and solo travelers. We have new and decent tents and equipment . 100% provided by SAS Travel. We have free luggage storage in Cusco at the Hotel Marqueses. Unfortunately we have limited spaces in our small group: 8 people per group with 1 guide or 9 to 12 or 16 participants maximum with 2 tour guides.
  • TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who wish to climb Huaynapicchu Mt. after they have finished hiking the Inca Trail, need to pay an ONLINE deposit of US$385.00 per person with a Master Card , Visa OR Pay-Pal, so that we can purchase your ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am or for a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.)
  • The Inca Trail with SAS Travel is a spiritual pilgrimage throughout your trip on the Inca Trail and to Machu Picchu. It enhances your mind, body and soul. It is a unique adventure for your senses !!!
  • SAS Travel … Quality tours with a special personal touch.

Special Offer

4 Nights for the price of 3 in MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2013 to APRIL 15th 2013). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com

INCA TRAIL SPIRITUAL 5D/4N "PILGRIMAGE to MACHUPICCHU"
An spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul...
DAILY DEPARTURES … upon your request !!! -Minimum 4 person
Day 1: Cusco ,Pisac ,Sacred Valley Tour -Van to Km 82 -Llaqtapata 1st Camp.
Day 2: Ayapata, Dead woman`s pass, Llulluchapampa, Pacaymayo camp.
Day 3: Runcuracay, Sayacmarka,Chakicocha, Aobamba, Phuyupatamarka.
Day 4: Phuyupatamarka, Wiñaywayna, Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Early bus or walk to Machupicchu, guides tour, time to relax, bus to Aguas Calientes. Vistadome Train return to Cusco.Transfer to your hotel.
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- See the Alpaca farm, andean textiles and Pisaq Inka town.
- Escorted by an expert mountain guide and a gifted Andean shaman.
- Ceremony and rituals to our Apus, Auquis (sacred mountains).
- Offering to Pachamama -Mother Earth called Despacho or "prayer bundle"
- Arriving to Intipinku at afternoon, time to enjoy the sunset in Machupicchu.
- Min 4 -Max 8 person per group (Open new departures upon your request.)
- Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour in your Hotel.
- Pick up from you Hotel in Cusco and Private van to Km 82, start of your trek.
- Full board meal for the entire tour 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinner (13 meals).
- 7 Kg personal porter, SAS provide a duffle bag for your belongings.
- New Eureka comfortable tents "Outfitters 4" tent for 2 person, pillows
- Thermal rest mattress, toilet tent, cooking and dinning tent,
- Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen. Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Porters to carry camping equipment, tents and cooking gear.
- Enjoy the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes town (Private rooms).
- Early guided tour in Machupicchu, extra time to explore.
- Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Return by Vistadome 1st Class train on Day 5th.
- Climb to Huaynapicchu after your tour (Extra US$70 per person Optional)
- Walk to Inca Bridge... highly recommended !! no extra cost.
Tour Guides: Rogelio, Isaac, Aldo and Jimmy

Program Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO- PISAQ - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS- PISKACUCHO KM 82, INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU- LLAQTAPATA (CAMPING)..

At 6:00 am Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco and transfer to Awanacancha "The weaving andean museum" Alpacas, llamas, vicuñas farm in their natural environment to see how these cameloids were domesticated well in the Andes of South America, also to appreciate a different communities weavers demostrating their ancestral abilities using natural fibers and colors before the famous and traditional Inka town of Pisaq, you will have a 1 hour free time to enjoy the typical Market of Pisac great place for pictures, shopping artistic souveniers from local "Piseños" artists in wood, ceramics, in silver and weavings, then we have a guided walk tour for 2 hours in Pisaq Inka Citadel, afterward we continue in our private transport through small beautiful towns as Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay which is part of the famous Sacred Valley of the Inkas, then we stop in Urubamba for a delicious Peruvian lunch. After lunch our private vehicle continue to km 82 (start of the Inca Trail) takes approx 1.5 hrs. This afternoon we start our fascinating pilgrimage walk to one of the most impresive and magic place in the world Machupicchu throught to the 28 miles walk, scorted by our expert guide and our Qero`s chaman and our cheerful chaskis, all togheter will transport you in the time to connect you with ancient Inca`s traditions, philosophy and spiritual rituals practiced at the period of the Inkas. An spiritual journey in the Andes of Peru for your mind, body and soul...
Our trek will start at 2,580 mtrs with a small climb, rewarded with superb views of mountain Veronica, (Wakaywillka Apu mountain) 3 hours for a beautiful gentle walk through the left side of famous Wilkamayo river, the sacred Urubamba river to reach before dark to our first camp at Llaqtapata (2,800ms) where our "Chaskis" from Willoq Community our great collaborators in carring all camping gear will welcome us at arrival. Our walking times are always approximate depending on weather conditions, group ability and a thousand other possiblities. Approx 9 Kilometers - walking - 3 hours. Acclimatizing date.

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Day 2: LLAQTAPATA - CUSICHAKA - WAYLLABAMBA- DEAD WOMAN´S PASS- PACAYMAYO (CAMPING).

Our chaskis will wake you up with a hot Coca tea cups, the local medicine for the Soroche the altitude sickness or cup of coffee. We will explore Llaqtapata Inka town restored by archaeologist recently and walk inside this fascinating place, our guide will offer you different theories in his lectures, then return for our campsite for our beakfast, by 7.30 am we start walking through the Cusichaca Cayon following the left route toward Tarayoc ,Hatunchaca and Wayllabamba village, then we turn to the right toward Ayapata and Llullucha were we stop for our lunch and relax in middle of amazing views. In the afternoon you walk from about the last 400 meters to reach Warmiwañuska (Dead woman`s pass) you can walk at your own pase, stop to get your breath whenever you like. You will find your energy returns once you continue down to the Valley of Pacaymayo. Campsite at 3600 m. This is the coldest night +2/+4 degrees celcius (December) -3/-5 degrees celcius (June) Approx 12 km - walking 7 hours.

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Day 3: PACAYMAYO - RUNKURAQAY-2nd Pass - SAYAQMARKA - PHUYUPATAMARKA (CAMPING).

Exceptionally beautiful because there are many Inka ruins to explore and incredible stone paved road (and more importantly for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up!!!). The nicer part of the entire trek is here, first the spectacular views at both sides of the mountains, after seen the "Apachetas" the 3 highest point enroute viewed from the first pass, and realize that the stone road connecting these small monasteries or temples are in a good condition and well maintained after hundreds of years. Little climb from the campsite to Runcurakay a semi-circular construction for ritual and offering purposes, afterward climbing more Inca steps to see 2 small lakes and little more to reach the second pass at 4,000 meters. "Runcuracay Pass" A great view to the Pumasillo snow-capped mountain. Then all our path is descending steps for 3 hours passing Sayacmarca, where we will have a break and have enough time to walk around this Inka complex to enjoy the stories and lectures from your guide and take some unique and beautiful pictures from this high corner, then we continue steps down to follow a granite rock road at the middle of the cloud forest near Chakicocha with an impressive view on front of us from the great Apu the Salkantay mountain which inspired to the builders to choose this beautiful area to build it. We will pass through the natural tunnel and get to our third campsite at Phuyupatamarca, the little town in the clouds, it’s a really nice campsite for the location of this place.

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Day 4: PHUYUPATAMARKA- WIÑAYWAYNA - INTIPATA - INTIPUNKU, SUN´S GATE - MACHUPICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES ( CAMPING OR HOSTEL)

Get up early to enjoy the spectacular views, Phuyupatamarca means the town in the clouds.. so early at the morning it is misty and clouds cover it, after our breakfast and pack our gear, we continue steps down and stop at the complex to explore it and learn about the construction tecniques, a great place for pictures, afterward we follow descending the 2,000 steps to Wiñaywayna in the middle of cloud and rain forest vegetation, bambus and lianes, with luck you will see some varieties of humingbirds and the cock of the rocks "Gallito de las Rocas" the national bird of Peru. Then we will arrive to Wiñaywayna and Intipata both spectacular places to explore and visit, rest time for a shower in this small lodge, early lunch to continue the last part of our journey toward Intipunku, "The gate of the sun" the principal entrance to Machupicchu.

We will arrive in a perfect time to see the tranquility of this magic place and enjoy the sunset. It is still 40 minutes to walk down from Intipunku to Machupicchu. Here is the best spot to contemplate in the total dimmention the harmony that exist here, the footprints of a great civilization ruled by love, kindness and respect to the mother nature, the mixture of the nature and human work inspired and dedicated to our humankind creator.
After of this amazing time here, we board a bus to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes . Hotel Viajeros will be witing for us in Aguas Calientes town, Time to go to the hot springs and our special Dinner. Early good night to rest enough for tomorrow our big day… visit, explore and discover of Machupicchu !! (There is an option to skip the night in Aguas Calientes town after your trek and if you prefere another night in camping, this can be sort it out easily, just please let us know.)

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Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU -AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO.

Early breakfast at Viajeros Hotel and accompanied by your tour guide we board the first bus up the the Sanctuary of Machupicchu for our full exploratory day, guided tour in the most and remarkable temples and areas of Machupicchu.
Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards. Secret and mysterious citadel from the time of Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (IX-Inca`s Dinasty) emperor, his presumed constructor. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”. Machupicchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the magestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man.

Packed lunch will be provided, by 3 pm we board the bus down to Aguas Calientes.
At 16:30 pm train returning to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx, then met by our driver for private transport to your hotel. * Please note Hotel Viajeros is not a 3 star hotel but is clean, safe and comfortable.

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What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before of your tour in our office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco at 06:00 am to head to the Sacred Valley.
  • Visit of the Alpaca Farm, Pisaq Inca town, Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Private transport to km 82 –Piskacucho village (trek starting point)
  • 13 Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfast, 5 Lunch 4 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian,vegan option, gluten,wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • 7 Kg personal porter for your entire trek.
  • Porters to carry camping equipment, tents, table,stools and cooking gear.
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Dining and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon on camp.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • 2 person per tent (clean,new spacious 4 person dome igloo tent)
  • 3 Nights in tent plus 1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance..
  • 3-4 guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Snack at Machupicchu before your tour.
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes after Machupicchu tour.
  • Time to go to the hot springs or shop around the village.
  • Vistadome train return to Cusco, depart at 15:30 Hrs.

What is not Included:

  • Visitor Ticket for Sacred Valley tour 70 soles.
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu $70.00 p/person (Optional)
  • Sleeping bag -8ºC US$ 25.00
  • Walking poles $ 20.00 ( a pair of poles )
  • Single tent US$70.00
  • Bottle water, drinks snacks in Aguas Calientes.
  • Tips for your trek staff, its a tradition but not mandatory.

We recommend that you bring

  • Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable : imperative
  • A Daypack for water bottle,and personal items
  • sleeping bag (-8ºC)
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles.
  • Warm clothes , layers for variable temperature especially at night.
  • Thermals : Gloves / scarf : wool socks / woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for a comfy day walks
  • Flash light : head torch
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun hat and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit / insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: poncho/ a good rain jacket
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle, disposable water bottles are not permited in Machu Picchu
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc ( soles or dollars )
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs. optional.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please note that we would like to form a small group of participants 7-8 person for this trek so price would be US$ 980 each, so we can adventise in our website some spots. OR if your preference is walkings this as a private trek please let us know.
  • Otherwise due to the interested people or availability of Permits at the Park office, price of this Package would be according the number of participants, please see the list.
  • As this package requires permits for Inca trail permits you must ensure to check with us before booking or see the Availability website.
  • Inca Trail SPECIAL 5D/4N "Pilgrimage" Magical journey to Machupicchu, escorted tour with a especialized mountain guide and an andean shaman, ceremonies important sites en route. Daily departures when Inca Trail permits are available. (Inca trail permits are limited, book in advance).

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 please fill out with your personal details in each format. Fill out details of your companion or group on lines below: Traveling with (First name and surname, Passport number, Age and Nationality, Contact Phone and Skype address) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more people you must pay with one reservation Code.
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  • 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 for trek, 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$ 500.00 per person through in order to: Irwin POMA FLORES. Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@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$ 525.00 per person. (US$ 500.00 +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.
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). or Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office.
  • Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior to the Inca Trail and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us 2 weeks prior to the tour responding to the email with your confirmation requesting any final items to be added and then we can reconfirm the exact balance to be paid plus the 5% commission. You then can enter the same online system with your reference code and make the balance payment.
  • If you prefer not to use the online system you can skype sas.travel and we can do a manual payment for you quickly and easily. Or you can use Western Union.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS Travel TERMS and CONDITIONS Inca Trail Spiritual "PILGRIMAGE" Trek 5D/4N -Private Service. (Minimum 2 person.)
  • 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 principal guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
  • 3.- You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon, 5-2 days before your departure. If you want to pay your final balance in advance using a card please contact us, you can do this providing your cards details and authorization. We accept US$ Dollar cash or Peruvian currency Soles at our office in Cusco when paying the final balance. Our rate exchange is S/ 2.90 Soles for US$1 or cash US$. (You can withdraw Soles or US$ from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards).
  • If a final payment is not made by 12 noon the day before any tour or service such as the Inca trail trek, the total balance will be charged in US$ Dollars to your credit card plus the 5% commission.
  • 4.- 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 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.
  • 5.- 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 request to pay a new Entrance admission. 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 US$15.00
  • 6.- Personal shared porter for 6 Kg is included in your trek, a duffle bag is provided at your briefing, still you need to carry a personal daypack with your belongings water bottle, camera and snacks.
  • 7.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed and due to the Park regulations. It is non transferable nor refundable Permits. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your spot after you have cancelled.
  • 8.- Cancelation made by Clients:
  • 8.- a.- The Cost of the tour is based on the number of participant in the trek, if cancelation produce the deposit will be forfeited to cover fees payments.
  • 8.- b.- Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 6 weeks in advance incurs a loss of booking deposit (US$300.00 non refundable fee.)
  • 8.- c.- Cancelation of tour within 6 weeks to 2 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
  • 8.- d.- Cancelation of tour within 2 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
  • 8.- e.- Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • However 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.
  • 8.- f.- Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here within this cancellation penalty charge if train tickets are available . The only extra charge is the cost of the train to Aguas Calientes. US$60.00 or with a Vistadome upgrade US $79.00
  • 9.- The full package includes: Transport to Cusco the train return depends on train company availability. The train company only confirm the train schedule option to trekking agencies a few days before a trek for one way tickets from Aguas Calientes in high season. The train schedule offered could be anywhere between 4pm and 9pm and usually requires a private bus connection from Ollantaytambo to Cusco provided by SAS Travel. Our preference would be a train departure between 5pm - 6pm but needs to have enough seats available to accomodate the group and usually this is not an issue except around large festivals such as Inti Raymi, Independence day and Easter.
  • 10.- 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.
  • 11.- 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.
  • 12.- 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.
  • 13.- 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 5 day Lares trek or 5 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.
  • 14.- Final Payments.- We accept US$ cash or Soles at our office in Cusco when paying the final balance. Payments with cards with 5% comission.
  • 15.- Travel Insurance, we recommend that full travel insurance is taken, 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 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.
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