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Group rate USD$ 520.00

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US$ 520.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Student rate for group service dates: US$ 495.00 with ISIC Student green card scanned through at time of booking.

single room supplement in Ollantaytambo $27.00
single room supplement in Aguas Calientes $20.00
Total $47.00 if travelling alone
but if you are happy to share a room in Aguas Calientes with another person of same gender then we do not need to charge the single room supplement for Aguas Calientes.

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(Sunday and thursday are the most recommended day for enjoying Sacred Valley´s beautiful town, market and arqueological site of Pisac and so you would want to consider your 2 day trek for a Monday)
This has become an incredibly popular option and defintiely worth booking as it makes excellent use of your time and money.

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This all makes even better sense when you realise that the group leaving from Cusco on the day of the trek, depart at 4am but you can sleep in and only need to be ready just before 6am to be transfered to the train.

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This itinerary is rated moderate and should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise. However you do not need to consider this as a high altitude trek as it is lower than Cusco

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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.

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Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail 3 Day/ 2 Night Tour - -Group Service.

Last Minute Information

  • Permits for Inca Trail hike are so limited every year... that only 200 permits are available each day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS… so 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.) The famous Sacred Valley and the short 2 Days Inca Trail to Machupicchu, a perfect combination to reach MachuPicchu..!! A day before your hike, join us a guided Sacred Valley tour to enjoy and see Awanacancha the Andean Weaving center and Alpaca, Llamas Farm, explore Pisac Ruins and Market then see the Valley of Yucay and Urubamba, visit and stay at Ollantaytambo (a living andean Inca town) in SolPeru Hotel or Apulodge, next morning early train to Km 104 allowing for an early start hike to enjoy more time on the trek and in Wiñay Wayna. Arrival for first view of MachuPicchu this afternoon. Overnight Aguas Calientes. (For up-grade accommodation options see below). Day 3.-Full day in Machu Picchu, then late afternoon train return to Cusco arriving by 9:00 pm.
  • TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- Add the climbing to Huaynapicchu mountain to your hike at 11:00 am once you have finished your tour at Machupicchu. (Extra cost of $70 pp)
  • 5 Day/4Night Cusco, Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail Package.

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 2014 to APRIL 15th 2014). 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

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco Sacred Valley Pisac Urubamba Ollantaytambo

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

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
-We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
At approximately 4pm the sacred valley tour group return to Cusco but the people who are doing the Sacred Valley Combo tour will be taken to the Hotel in Ollantaytambo ( Apu lodge or Ollantaytambo lodge or similar Hotel) with private bathroom.
Settle in and then enjoy sunset in the valley, have a dinner in the plaza. (we highly recommend Panaka Grill and Hearts Cafe) and relax before the start of your trek the next day.

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We`ll pick you up from your Hotel just before 6:00 am to transfer you to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. (This is the best train service time and itinerary to start the hike by 08:00 am and have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic trek) so please sleep early the night before) As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.

After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.
Accommodation in private rooms, Hotel Viajeros or similar level accommodation.
This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included. At dinner time your guide will inform about plans and arrengements for the next big day!!





7km approx

6 - 7 Hours


Early wake up at 04.30 am ... and after a good breakfast, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.)

Around 1:00 pm start down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and your Train return. ( or bus down $7 not included, most people like to walk this old inca trail down to Aguas Calientes )

The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. ( approx 4.30pm arriving Cusco 8.30pm- 9:00 pm approx. )




4 kms approx

3-4 hrs

What is Included:

  • At 08:20 am Sacred Valley tour to see Pisac, Yucay, Ollantaytambo.
  • Accomodation in Ollantaytambo town at ApuLodge or similar Hotel.
  • Expedition train to Km 104 on second Day (starting point of the hike)
  • Entrance fees for the Park, Inca trail and Machupicchu sanctuary
  • Permits and fees for the 2 Day Inca Trail park
  • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide for 6 hours.
  • Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
  • Guided Tour in Machupicchu on the second Day
  • 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch.
  • 1 snack and soda drink for the 1st Day
  • Acommodation at Hostel Viajeros or Hostel Muyurina.
  • 2 bus tickets (Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu)
  • Expedition train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and private transport to Cusco
  • Free safe Storage in Cusco in Hotel Marqueses while you are hiking.
  • Walk the Sun`s gate Intipunku or to Inca Bridge after your tour.(Optional).

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fee for Sacred Valley tour (70 Soles to pay directy in Pisac)
  • Lunch in Urubamba ( Buffet lunch from 25 to 35 Soles )
  • Hot spring pools Aguas Calientes town.,Optional 10 soles.
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes on 2nd Day US$ 9
  • (or a down hill walk for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes)
  • Drinks, snacks or bottle water.
  • Tickets for Huayna Picchu mountain . US$70 Optional.

We recommend that you bring

  • Your Original passport
  • Student card ISIC (if applicable.)
  • You only need to carry a small day pack
  • Water to drink ( 2 liters)
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Rain jacket in rainy season -Dec to Jan
  • Change of weather gear in rainy season -Dec to Jan
  • Basic toiletries
  • Hat or cap for the sun, essential
  • Sunscream with sun protection
  • Insect repellent for mosquitoes(Malaria or Yellow fever not been reported)
  • Comfortable hiking boots, runners or sturdy shoes
  • Money in soles or dollars. ATM´s or cash machines and travelers cheques in Aguas Calientes or Olantaytambo are more expensive to change.

Additional options

  • We highly recommend MARQUESES Hotel Boutique 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.


  • 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.

Please note

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

Booking Information

  • Thank you for booking with SAS Travel.
  • Choose the tour and departure date required, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out the details of your group in Traveling with: (Make sure your passports have 6 months validation on them before you enter to Peru). Once you have finalized your booking, you will receive a reservation code (purchase number) to be able to pay ONLINE with. (eg: 240611001). If you are booking for 2 or more people, you can pay with just one code for one transaction.Please note if the permits are soon to run out you are better to do a credit card deposit as this is a more immediate charge to ensure quick confirmation.
  • HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT.- (USD$ 200.00 per person is required.)
  • PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION.- Transfer USDS$ 200.00 p/person in order to Mr: Irwin POMA-FLORES (Peru). Upon transferring the money email us the (MTCN) Money Transfer Control Number, your reservation code and the amount paid to: , and
  • PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTERCARD or VISA.- US$ 210.00 per person (US$ 200.00 + 5% card service fee). Payments by credit/debit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa) when your payment became Non Authenticated, Denied or failed, PLEASE contact us urgently by Skype or or phone us: 051 84 256324 - 261920 (Irwin or David). If you don`t receive a confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to: ,
  • FINAL PAYMENT.- The remaining balance needs to be paid (7 Days before the date of your tour) Transfer your balance with: Western Union in US$ Dollars to: Irwin POMA-FLORES. (Peru) email us the (MTCN), your reservation code and the amount paid to: and
  • Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior your tour and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us two 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.
  • FINAL PAYMENTS WITH CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS.- in our Office is with 8% card fee. (The remaining balance needs to be paid 5 Days before your tour).

Terms & Conditions

  • Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail 3 Day/ 2 Night Tour - -Group Service.
  • (Minimum with 6 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 re high altitude trekking. If you are over the age of 69, 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.- FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie rental of sleeping bags or trekking poles etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating the rental ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card commission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.
  • 5.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card or International Teachers cards are not accepted by the control.
  • 6.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp)
  • 7.- You need to carry your back pack, with change of clothing /raingear and water for the day to drink,
  • 8.- Cancelation made by Clients:
  • 8.- a.- Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 6 weeks in advance incurs a loss of (US$200) non refundable Booking fee.
  • 8.- b.- Cancelation of tour within 6 weeks to 2 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
  • 8.- c.- Cancelation of tour within 2 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
  • 8.- d.- Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • 8.- e.- Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...
  • However we can organise for you to continue through by the train to Aguas Calientes joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here . So if you are not feeling well enough to do the hike even at the last minute please let us know.
  • 9.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. 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.
  • 10.- includes overnight in simple accommodation on double basis in Aguas Calientes and bedding /towels etc are provided. If you want a room for just yourself the single supplement payment is required
  • 11. If you choose an upgrade hotel option the cancelation fees of these may be very strict, ie no show allows the hotel to charge in full for the night so it is very important to ensure cancellation have been recognised and confirmed at least 5 weeks in advance to avoid further fees.
  • 12.- IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to any and all hotel accommodations. If you are a Peruvian Resident or hold a “carnet de extranjeria” or your Tam has expired, ie your stay has exceded 60 days…. the 18% tax will have to be charged by the hotel according to the Peruvian government law. So please take every caution to not lose this piece of paper.
  • 13.- Train tickets: Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of minimum US$10 per ticket. At times a change of date may only be possible with an upgrade and so the difference in price would need to be paid.
  • 14.- If you become ill or injured, we will assist you with any claims with a document to certify illness or other, which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
  • 15.- 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.
  • 16.- 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.
  • 16.- In extreme cases when “ Inca trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS Travel can replace your trek with an alternative Train tour option and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day Lares package or Lake titicaca etc to give you some of the many options.
  • 18.- 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.
  • Ensure you give the office the full details of your accomodation in Cusco and attend the briefing the night before the trek.
  • I have read and accept the conditions.
  • Signature and Date.