La vía peatonal más famosa de América.
43 kilómetros de bosques, niebla y llamas.
Escalones de piedra milenarios y vistas majestuosas.
Al final, una recompensa incomparable: Machu Picchu
El Pais. España –Viajes. Lonely-Planet.
We finished our trip in South America the best experience was Peru specially the Inca Trail to Machupicchu city it is a big challenge, the team: porters,coordinator, cook and the amazing guides, Hilbert made this adventure an unforgettable experience I will recommend this company SAS travel to all my friends.Thanks...Peru country is a Paradise.
The survivers from Canada - no gain, no pain
PHILLIP FARRELLYDecember 2013
Thanks for a wondeful adventure in the mountains I learnt the Mother Earth(Pachamama) and the Sacred Mountains (Apus) are very important. The andean people (porters,cook,coordinator) are hard workers, all my respect...we had 4 wondeful days , the Inca trail is a fantastic experience...One more time...THANKS Hilbert and Jose
Thomas & Odile JutteOctober 2013
SAS Travel organized our Sunrise tour of Machu Picchu, and also a classic tour of Colca Canyon from Arequipa. All went well and we had a great time. We were picked up at our hotel on time, our guides were very informative and did a great job taking care of the group. The hotel in Aguascalientes was basic but we did not mind since we spent such a short time in it. The food was good. We had plenty of time for pictures, and exploring on our own in MP. We highly recommend SAS Travel, and we thank them for a memorable experience in Peru.
Christine ShoemakerOctober 2013
This has been one of the most tough yet exhilarating adventures I have experienced. I am not a very experienced hiker but fit for my young (51 years) age.
The scenery and archaeological site visits where worth every step. It was amazing.
The physical effort was sometimes demanding but the food provided in the rest breaks was perfect ; delicious, nutritious and plentiful.
The team who supported us - Guide, Chef and assistants, and horseman, where just incredible, thoughtful and so well organised.
We had a person on our team who was challenged with Soroche/ Altitude Sickness and the Guide supported and cared for him in an experienced and considerate manner. Fortunately this trekker managed to continued safely and enjoy completing the adventure.
Thank you for organising such an incredible adventure that gave mean opportunity to discover more of beautiful Peru and more about me!
With much appreciation, Chris
Elise UsunierOctober 2013
Finished the 4D/3N Lares Trek last night and can barely even find words for how amazing it was. This trek has been the most exciting portion of my travels through Peru thus far as an ESL teacher, and I want to motivate anyone who may be apprehensive towards booking it to just DO IT!
I could clearly see where every dollar went and it was worth every penny.
Our guide, Christian, was incredibly knowledgeable, hilarious, and caring. Our chef, Ricardo, made the most fantastic meals I have had in Peru, and we were lucky to have them both on our trip. The porters paid attention to every detail, and went as far as rolling up our sleeping bags for us while we were haing breakfast, and setting up our tents comfortably before even arriving to our camp destinations.
Macchu Picchu of course was breathtaking, and the tour was incredibly inspiring and informational. The trek itself was challenging and fun, though TOUGH at some parts. If I can offer some advice, acclimatize for 3 days at least before beginning this trek.
Once again, book with SAS. I can confidently say that I will book my future endeavors with them and will recommend to all of my friends and family to do the same.
As this package includes the 4 Day Inca Trail trek you must ensure there are still permits available and so you need to CLICK ON: AVAILABILITY AND BOOKINGS
US$ 1,720.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Single room supplement of US$390 for SOLO traveler.
----------------------------------------------- From May 1 2014 USD$ 1,760 pp
USD$ 1,720 pp for student with ISIC student card.
This package offers the best of Peru including the inca trail to Machu Picchu. If you are booking at the last minute and there are no permits left for the standard Inca trail, then you have the opportunity for either the Lares trek to Machu Picchu or the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu which are both wonderful alternatives but actually many peoples first choice these days as they have become more well known and popular for their off the beaten track feel and the charm of seeing the real Peru through meeting the families of the local Andean Villages of Lares and the spectacular panoramas of the trek around Salkantay mountain to Machu Picchu.
The only thing this package does not include is jungle but it is offered in additional options so we can tailor make this to suit your time frame and place preferences!
Is it for me?
If you have a little extra time to make this a holiday and not just a whirl wind tour around Peru to see most of what it has to offer then you will love this as you have some time to really relax and enjoy Cusco and Arequipa with a few extra nights to really appreciate the panoramic scenes, beautiful arquiteture and crafts, colourful cultures and warmth of the people !! Plus you have time to do some optional adventures such as rafting or mountain biking to name a few!
Around Peru in 18 Days (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek)
Last Minute Information
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$ 800.00 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$ 840.00 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 !!
Discover Cuzco the ancient capital city of the great Incas Empire where only nobles and privileged people had their residence... explore the typical Ruins & Market of Pisaq, the legendary Sacred Valley of the Incas with Yucay, Urubamba, the Inca living town of Ollantaytambo, Chincheros with its Colonial XVII century church and Inca residence... follow in the footsteps of the Incas... trek to Machu Picchu, hiking the famous, now a classic Inca Trail trek supported by our andean sherpas, with well educated guides and gourmet Peruvian meals. Explore Cusco, discover their ancient treasures as Koricancha the temple of the sun once decorated with gold and silver before the arriving of spanish conquest in 1534. Fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines, explore the small Galapagos Sea Lions and dolphins in Ballestas Islands, then visit the highest navigable lake in Puno.. Uros Taquile and Amantani Islands in the Titicaca Lake and finally see condors flying at Colca Canyon in Chivay near Arequipa.
Day 1: WELCOME... ARRIVAL TO CUSCO.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses, 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!!
just relax today and maybe a short afternoon stroll as Marqueses hotel is in the perfect location to see Cusco right outside your door as you are in the safe tourist district and amidst 3 bein the midst of the most beautiful combination of Inca and Colonial architecture to souvenir shop or add some amazing photos to your collection.
If you are not exhausted tonight you can go to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol which are included on the tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR AND THE FAMOUS SAQSAYWAMAN AND KORICANCHA.
Free morning to acclimatise and in the afternoon City tour
Afternoon: Guided Visit to the City as well as the nearby ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. (Tourist Cusco Ticket to visit City Tour, Sacred Valley and Other Sites NOT included )
1.5- 2 hours ; local payment: Cusco Tourist Ticket and entrance to Qorikancha and Cathedral
Day 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS, EXPLORE THE WELL KNOW PISAC AND ENJOY ITS TYPICAL MARKET.
Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas . ( 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.
2-3 hours spread throughout the day; local payment: Cusco Tourist Ticket
Day 4: INCA TRAIL ,PISKACUCHO Km 82-PATALLAQTA- CUSICHACA CANYON- WAYLLABAMBA- AYAPATA
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek At 06:00 am a spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 Piskacucho After meeting our staff and porters you will set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, where we camp.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
12 km approx
Day 5: INCA TRAIL, AYAPATA 3 STONES, LLULLUCHAYOC, DEAD WOMAN`S PASS, PACAYMAYO, RUNCURACAY,
The Inca Trail trek adventure We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanting subtropical woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m). Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks Huayanay and valleys We then follow the trail to the floor of the Pacaymayo valley, where we camp for the night.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
16 km approx
Day 6: INCA TRAIL, PACAYMAYO, RUNCURACAY, PHUYU, WIÑAYWAYNA
The Inca Trail trek adventure This morning, we pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. We descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca ( Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).Pausing to explore the maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spills down the mountainside here, we begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10 Km approx.
Day 7: WIÑAYWAYNA, INTIPUNKU, MACHUPICCHU , AGUAS CALIENTES.
An early morning hike takes us an hour across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners; after your guided visit in this unique sanctuary you will have a free time for picture or exploration in your own. In the early afternoon a bus takes us down to the foot of the mountain to the small town of Aguas Calientes where you can settle into your room and have a hot shower before we have lunch together in the Hostel Viajeros . Rest finally and maybe soak in the Hotsprings here in "Aguas Calientes before dinner.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Viajeros Hostel or let us know if you like to upgrade to a Hotel
Day 8: AGUAS CALIENTES, OLLANTAYTAMBO, CUSCO.
After Breakfast you are assisted to board the train that departs Aguas Calientes at 09.22 am and arrives
at Ollantaytambo at 11.25 am. The tour ends at Ollantaytambo.
It is a lovely place to walk around, to visit the Incan sites and even to spend the night;
There are many public buses and collectivos at the Ollantaytambo Train Station that provide a cheap transfer to Cusco via Urubamba for around 8-10 soles or $3, departing regularly throughout the day; there are also many tourist buses now who provide transoprt for around $5 -$6 directly from the train station area
Day 9: FREE DAY TO RELAX , VISIT SOME GOURMET RESTAURANT OR INKA MUSEUM...
free day to relax and get your washing back!
Day 10: CUSCO TO PUNO THE SOUTH ROUTE TO THE LAKE TITIKACA.
7am transfer to Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno. With a lovely 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
1 hour spread over different sites: localk payment Entries to Ruins in Journey from Puno to Cusco;(US$8)
Day 11: FLOATING ISLANDS, UROS, TAQUILE AND AMANTANI.
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . 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
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Rustic accomodation with local families
Day 12: LOS UROS ISLANDS AND RETURN TO PUNO.
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . 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
Day 13: FROM PUNO TO CHIVAY TO SEE CONDORS AT COLCA CANYON.
6am transfer to transport 4M express to Chivay depart Puno 6.30 beautiful journey. arrive to Chivay 12.45pm to have lunch. the part of group that starts from Arequipa and continue tour from here together to see the beautiful landscapes, local people.
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.
Nativa Inn or Colca Terra or similar
2 hours; local payment: Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$25-26)
Day 14: COLCA CANYON TOUR , RETURN TO AREQUIPA.
early excursion to the famous Crus de Condor to see the condors flying and visit other sites n the return to Chivay.
After lunch enjoy the journey to Arequipa ! arrival between 5 and 6pm overnight Arequipa Posada del Castillo Hotel.
Posada del Castillo Hotel
Day 15: FREE DAY TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF AREQUIPA THE WHITE CITY.
free day to enjoy Arequipa visit the famous Santa Catalina Convent, Molino, city attractions maybe even Misti Volcano. ! do some washing !
Posada del Castillo Hotel
Day 16: AREQUIPA TO NAZCA IN A OVERNIGHT BUS.
Sleepin today as you have an overnight bus tonight.
Last chance to enjoy Arequipa the white City.
Evening Transfer from your hotel in Arequipa or Colonial Tour at approx 9:20 pm.to the Bus Terminal.
From Arequipa you`ll take the CIAL Royal Class Bus at 10:00 pm for the overnight bus to Nazca arriving at approx 06:00 am.
Day 17: FLIGHT OVER THE NAZCA LINES AND NIGHT IN PARACAS.
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to Hotel Maison Suisse in Nazca ( our Flight Operation Center ) time to enjoy a Shower and relax. There are a couple of local restaurants nearby where you can buy breakfast if you like or also in the hotel but many prefer to eat something after the flight instead!
Between 8 amd 8.30am you are transferred to the Nazca Aerodromo for your Flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Approximately 35 Minutes flying over this enigmatic zone,
Afterwards, we will visit the pre-Inca cementry of Chauchilla. For many years this pre Inca place was looted by treasure hunters, who ransacked the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. These grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, you also can see several tombs centuries old, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the desert surface. After touring around we go back to Nazca to visit a ceramic studio, where a craftsman will give us a better insight about the Nazca civilization and the colorful vessels they made hundreds of years ago. Free time for lunch.
Nazca Paracas Bus ; Transfer from to pick up your luggage then at 13:00 Hrs pm transfer to bus terminal for the 14.30pm Cruzero Royal Class Bus or Peru-Bus to Paracas arriving Paracas at approx 18.00 pm. Transfer to your Hotel in Paracas El Condor or Posada del Libertador, Meals are not included. Optional with up-grade with the lovely Hotel Paracas.
Hotel in Paracas
Day 18: BALLESTAS ISLANDS TOUR THE SMALL GALAPAGOS, PARACAS RESERVE TOUR AND BUS TO LIMA.
Excursion to Ballestas Islands : 07.45am after your breakfast we will transfer you to the mole of Paracas where you will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas island. These Islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves, which provide shelter for thousands of seas lions and seabirds, some of which are very rare. The Islands are known as "The Galapagos of Peru".. A boat tour to the Ballestas Islands will be the perfect deal for those in search of marine life. Touring around these small Islands visitors may easy spot hundreds of birds, Humboldt penguins and dozens of sea lions, resting on the shores of the Islands. In addition, visitors will also see a huge figure etched on the slope of a hill known by the locals as "El Candelabro".
Free time for a relaxing Lunch before a 1pm transfer to the 13.30pm Ormeño Royal Class Bus or Cruzero Bus to Lima arriving to Lima approximately 7pm
End of our services We highly recommend you to take an Official Taxi for 15-20 soles from inside the Lima Bus Terminal to your final destination
local payment today: Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$25-26)
What is Included:
Transfers in and out for tours and Hotels
5 nights 3 start Hotel in Cusco on Double Room
City tour of Cusco, private Bus and expert guide
Sacred Valley tour, Bus, Buffet lunch & guide
Special 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Tents for 2 person, full board meals, group porters
Train tickets, bus, entrance fee & guide.
3 night in Double tent in your Trek Inca Trail
1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes.Double room
Inca Express Tourist Bus Puno to Cusco with Lunch
2 nights Hotel 3*** in Puno on Double basis
1 night with a family on Amantani Island
(Rustic accommodation blankets supplied)
Group boat transport, entries to the Islands, guide in English
(07) meals over the 3 Days
2 Day Colca Canyon Tour. Bus Puno to Chivay, Accommodation & guide
2 nights Hotel 3 start in Arequipa
Bus Arequipa to Nazca, Reception at your arrival
Flight over the Nazca Lines for 35-40 mimutes
Nazca Airport taxes and fees
Tour of Nazca Sites, Cantalloc Aqueducts, Paredones
Artisan process of Gold extraction & Handcratf Ceramic workshop
1night Hotel in Paracas Santa Maria or El Mirador
Boat guided Tour of the Ballestas Islands
Transfer to Bus Terminal Pisco
1st Class Bus from Pisco to Lima (Cruz del Sur,Ormeño).
What is not Included:
Flights Tickets, Airport taxes
These items are to be paid locally at the time of entering the sites: this ensures that if you are not up to visiting any sites at the last minute then you have not paid for these items in vain.
optional Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 10 soles.
Cusco Visitors Ticket (165 soles approx US$60
Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$25-26)
Entries to Ruins in Journey from Puno to Cusco
Extra Porter for Inca Trail US$ 75 for carrying 9 kilos
Sleeping bag and walking poles for the trek
We recommend that you bring
Extra money, US$25 approx. per day to cover meals in cities, snacks, drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry and any extras.
WHAT TO BRING ON INCA TRAIL:
Daypack : ( if you hire personal porter SAS provide a duffle bag )
-5 C sleeping bag :
Trekking poles: Poles with metal tips are not allowed on the trail.
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 comfortable day walks
Flash light : head torch
Camera and extra batteries
Sunscreen / 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 site water purifying tablets optional
Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable :
Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc ( soles or dollars ) Emergency money at least 200 extra soles
Bathing clothes for the hot springs. optional
Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and Bus Station and you don`t have to do anymore long uphill hikes to get to your room! It is about 10 minutes from the hotspring pools. We try to include an economical accommodation option for this tour package to make it accessible for everyone but recommend that if you are wanting better accommodation in Aguas Calientes town to celebrate your accomplishment of the Inca Trail trek or any special date/ tour then please request one of the recommended hotel Upgrades below:
(Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Hotel Presidente or Inka Town or Green Nature Standard USD$ 25.00 p/person
Green Nature Superior room US$ 36.00 p/person
Hotel Santuario US$ 49.00 p/person.
Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person.
Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel Hatuchay Tower US$115.00 p/person
Hotel INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 220.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
To guarantee your hotel reservation UP-GRADE, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance. All Hotel policies require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date.
IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not loose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your check-in.
Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
Step 2.- Select your tour and fill out with your personal details. If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation Code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE Reservation Code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.
How to make your deposit and confirm your spots on the tour:
Step 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 800.00 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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$ 840.00 per person. (US$ 800.00 + 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash or send us by Western Unión. 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.