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.
From March 2014
US$ 2,520.00 per person
(Based in Double/ Triple Accommodation)
Single supplement US$ 490.00
This package is a number of individual tours put together to form the extended package with transfers and transport and accommodation so we arre not going to cancel on you at the last minute saying we don´t have enough people for a total package tour. This is a fairly important guarantee these days and the reason we run it like this. Also the idea that you meet lots of different people in different tours not just a package where people start the tour Day 1 and travel with you the entire journey.
It also means you have specialised guides in each different area so each place whether it be the jungle, Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake titicaca etc they will really know what they are talking about!
Is it for me?
As soon as you send us your travel dates we can give you a quote for the package including flights and organise E tickets and accomodation in Lima if you need. If you are arriving on an international flight around 4am into Lima you may like to connect through directly to the jungle. Otherwise just see additional options to make this package work best for you! We can tailor make this to meet your dates and interests. We think this is the minimum amount of days to see all these places but encourage you to add an additional night or 2 in Cusco or Arequipa to feel more relaxed on your holiday!
We can assist you with flights but we indicate that often it is cheaper to purchase your domestic flights connected with your intenational ticket. Both for financial reasons and security we believe it is better to buy a through flight ie from your leaving destination to your final destination Puerto Maldonado so that if there are any delays into Lima then the airline will take responsibility for the connection. Otherwise if you miss a domestic flight it can be difficult and costly....but as soon as you send us your travel dates we can give you a quote for the package including flights and organise E tickets and accomodation in Lima if you need. If you are arriving on an international flight around 4am into Lima you may like to connect through directly to the jungle. Otherwise just see additional options to make this package work best for you!
For February or when booking close to departure dates and there are no inca trail permits,you can do either Lares or Salkantay as your trek with Machu Picchu.
also if you are wanting to do this package with out trek but prefer train trip with overnight to visit Machu Picchu this can easily be organised for any time of the year.
PERU the full package 20 Days (with Inca Trail trek)
Last Minute Information
PERU the full package 20 Days (with Inca Trail trek (Permits 2013)
The permits for Inca Trail trek are so limited, only 200 permits available per day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 6-5 months in advance.) See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 1,000.00 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$ 1,050.00 per person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour of your preference and package departure date, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will get a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. For any assistance Call or Skype us and we can confirm your permits in only few minutes with our english/french speaking staff.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: The best itinerary and campsites for each night, including Wiñaywayna camp. Pick up from your hotel at 05:00 am on Day 1. Tour with the best Inca Trail guides, extraordinaire chefs (Gourmet Peruvian meals) and well respected and better paid porters (The Blue Label Team). Treated drinkable water provided on route. Packed snacks in Machupicchu and snack lunch with Pisco Sour in Aguas Calientes, before your train to Cusco. Confirmed and Guaranteed Daily departures on any date you wish. Welcome group of friends, couples or solo travellers. New and decent tents and equipment. 100% Operated by SAS Travel. Free Luggage Storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses..
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished Inca Trail trek need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 70.00 per person (US$ 40.00 pp for students with ISIC green student card) with Master Card or Visa card, so we can purchase your Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am OR a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.) Inca Trail trek with SAS Travel... ...an spiritual pilgrimage throughout the Inca Trail and Machupicchu for your mind, body and soul... unique adventure for your senses ! Quality tours with a special personal touch !!
The Inca Trail Office started the selling of permits last week, SAS Travel have obtained succesfully permits for all our passenger who reserved and paid a deposit under (Marquez Viajes y Servicios) our sister tour company. There are still a lot of spaces on Jan, March, April, on May permits are selling out fast.
For bookings for dates from March 2012 ...If you are 2 people and pay in cash in full through bank transfer there is a $100 discount per person on the package. Please contact us:
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO PUERTO MALDONADO. THE CAPITAL OF BIODIVERSITY. CORTO MALTES LODGE.
After your arrival at Puerto Maldonado Airport where your professional guide will await you, we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits. Meanwhile you can visit the town main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.
After a 40 minute boat ride we will arrive at Corto Maltes Amazonia.. After your welcome cocktail you can enjoy the delicious international dishes that the Lodge offers. After that you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow overlooking either the river or the jungle, or simply take a refreshing dip in our pool.
At 3:30pm you will be accompanied by you guide who will show you tropical trees, medicinal plants and the abundance of nature in the 60 ha concession that Corto Maltes Amazonia holds. From our lookout you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds before your return for sunset. Duration of this trek is between 2 and 3 hours.
The rest of the afternoon you can relax in the pool or take a nap in the hammocks at the terrace of your bungalow. If you wish you can also go on a nightly boat trip to go caiman spotting before dinner.
At 8pm dinner is served. After dinner you can retire to our bar to have some tropical cocktails, relax in our reclining seats at the central terrace or bathe in the pool underneath the shining Amazon sky.
Day 2: CORTO MALTES LODGE/ SANDOVAL LAKE.
At 5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle.
8am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
10:30am: Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to “Monkey Island” where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals.
8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock.
After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges’ qualified masseurs.
Day 3: CORTO MALTES JUNGLE LODGE / TARICAYA
8am: Breakfast and free time to have a bath in the pool or maybe buy some exclusive Amazon handicrafts and jewelry in our shop.
10am: We will follow the course of the river for approximately 1,5 hours in order to visit a native community. Occasionally we can see monkeys, river turtles, caimans and various birds in the dense vegetation of the riverbanks. We will also see some medicinal plants. (Sangre de Grado, Oje, Capirona)
The “Project for the Rescue of Cultural Values” supports the local native community “Palma Real”. It is the biggest with approximately 200 families of the Ese’eja tribe.
his project, located at Gamitada island works together with two families that will introduce us to the cultural values of their ancestors, their language, their customs, their garments and their dances. In an era where globalization rapidly changes traditional societies this is a great opportunity to have direct contact with this tribe of ancient warriors and hunters. As well as a chance to support them economically with the purchase of some of their handmade products
1pm: Circumnavigating the Gamatida Island we can occasionally see animals escaping the human presence. Afterwards we will visit a chakra (local term for farm). We will get to know a variety of tropical fruits and other local products (Cocoa, bananas, café, cocona). Here we will also have lunch consisting of a typical Amazon dish.
The chacarero(farmer) will also let us taste some of the fruits that will later be taken to the city of Puerto Maldonado for consumption.
Upon return to the lodge you will surely enjoy a bath in our swimming pool; maybe with a cocktail that might also serve as an aperitif for dinner.
8pm: Dinner is served. After dinner you can retire to our bar to have some tropical cocktails, relax chit-chatting in our reclining seats at the central terrace or have a bath in the pool underneath the shining Amazon sky.
Day 4: CORTO JUNGLE LODGE / COLLPA DE LOROS / PUERTO MALDONADO / CUSCO
After breakfast its time to say goodbye to the setting and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage left. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru. Puerto Maldonado to Cusco , Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mtrs above sea level.
......just relax today and of course get that jungle laundry done!
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 5: CUSCO CITY
Morning free to wash your jungle clothes! 1.30pm meet at the SAS office or predetermined location for transport. We first visit the central equisite architectural feats of the ancient "Koricancha" Temple, and the Principal Cathedral, in which the first stone was placed in 1560, is a marvel of the religious art possessing approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School.
Then, the tour moves to the arqueological park complex of Saqsayhuamán, majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q'enqo (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca Pucara (reddish place) that was used as a military control center, and a mandatory stop for all travelers of the Inca era.
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water
Return to the Hotel Overnight
Day 6: 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.
Arrival back to hotel around 6.45pm just In time for your trek briefing.
Day 7: 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.
Distance Travelled: 12 km approx
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7hours
12 km approx
Walking Time: 6-7hours
Day 8: 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.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Day 9: 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.
16 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours
Day 10: 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.
6 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Day 11: 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 12: FREE DAY TO RELAX , VISIT SOME GOURMET RESTAURANT OR INKA MUSEUM...
Free day to relax and get your washing back!
There is so much to see in Cusco and this is your last day in this amazing place so between the museums, art galleries, colonial courtyards mixed with the Inca architecture as you stroll through the cobblestone streets to the next artisan souvenir store you will never be stumped for how to spend your time!
Day 13: 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
Day 14: FLOATING ISLANDS OF UROS, TAQUILE AND AMANTANI.
Titicaca Lake Uros 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
rustic island accomodation
Day 15: TAQUILE ISLAND - PUNO
Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm
Day 16: FROM PUNO TO CHIVAY TO SEE THE CONDORS OF COLCA CANYON.
6am transfer to transport 4M express to Chivay depart Puno 6.30 beautiful journey through to Chivay where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approx 12.45pm you will join the part of group that starts from Arequipa and continue tour from here together for lunch and then to see the beautiful landscapes, local people.
Day 17: COLCA CANYON TOUR AND ON TO AREQUIPA.
Early excursion to the famous Crus de Condor to see the condors soaring on the thermal currents rising from the Canyon and visit other sites on the return to Chivay.
After lunch enjoy the journey to Arequipa ! We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and see the famous volcanos panorama from 4.800 meters above sea level. After we pass through the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American Cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas we will view the snow-covered Chachani mountain.
Arrival Arequipa between 5 and 6pm and transfer to your hotel.
Posada del Castillo Hotel.
Day 18: FREE DAY AREQUIPA BEFORE OVERNIGHT BUS TO NAZCA.
Sleepin today as you have an overnight bus tonight.
Free day to enjoy Arequipa visit the famous Santa Catalina Convent, Molino, city attractions maybe even Misti Volcano. while you leave your washing with the hotel!
Evening Transfer from your hotel in Arequipa or Colonial Tour at approx 8:50 pm.to the Bus Terminal.
From Arequipa you`ll take the Crus Del Sur Bus at 9:30pm for the overnight bus to Nazca arriving at approx 06:00 am.
Day 19: 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.
Day 20: 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..Or see additional options
What is Included:
Transfers in and out in tours and Hotels.
3 nights in Double bungaloo lodge in the Jungle Trip... our first option for Jungle lodge is Corto Maltes but in high season as space is limited we often have to organise a backup reservation in the equally priced Ecoamazonia lodge. If this is the case we will notify you and send the alternative programe for you to check.
2 Day Colca Canyon Tour Includes: Bus, Accommodation & guide. ( fee to sites not included)
Bus Transport from Chivay to Puno.
2 Day Lake Titicaca tour includes: Motor boat, entrance fee, & Guide and rustic accomodation with family .
Inca Express Tourist Bus Puno to Cusco with Buffet Lunch included
City tour of Cuzco includes: Tourist Bus, & guide.
Sacred Valley of the Incas includes:Tourist Bus, Buffet lunch & guide.
Special 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu includes: Tourist Train tickets, bus, entrance fee & guide.
12 nights of accommodation in 3*** Hotels with breakfast in Double/Triple Basic Accommodation.
Private Standard room in Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
3 night in Double tent in your Trek Excursion. Inca Trail or Alternative Trek Lares,Salkantay.
1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes.Double Private room.
Our personal assistance during your entire trip.
Small Group Trips guided by recommended English speaking Guides.
What is not Included:
(If you need economical domestic flights check with Soledad)
$11 Fee in your Jungle trip.
Entries to Ruins in Journey from Puno to Cusco 15 soles.
Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 10 soles.
Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$25-26)
Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx $45
Koricancha " Sun Temple" ( 10 soles) nor Cusco Principal Cathedral ( 25 soles) required for City tour)
Optional Personal Porter for Inca Trail US$ 60 for 9 Kgs
Meals when are not indicated
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:
Backpack & 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
WHAT TO BRING ALONG TO THE JUNGLE LODGE:
A small rucksack,
Lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts
A fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings.
Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
Sneakers or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
Sunhat / sunscreen
Insect repellent is a must, preferably with deet
A water bottle,
Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight,
Personal gear, toiletries, cameras, 400 exp film,
Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags.
A few energy snacks will be useful.
If you have extra large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not available in Peru….so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.
If you would like us to book flights for you for Lima Puerto and Puerto Cusco we can often get them for around $378 if booked well in advance.
Upgrade to Delux room in Hotel Marqueses US$ 40 per person on Double basis room.
Up-grade to Vistadome Class Train Coach for Machu Picchu tour US$ 45 per person
OPTIONAL EXTRA : On arrival to Lima . Reception at the Airport followed by transfer to the hotel to rest before flight tomorrow. Two hotel options and transfers included. For more info on this option request info.
ACCOMMODATION in Lima
Hotel Leon de Oro us$110 Double Special SAS price $80 Private Room with Breakfast included
Casa Andina Hotel us$85 Special SAS price $75 Private Room with Breakfast included
Melodia Hotel De Luxe us$75 or us$50 Standard Double Private Room with Breakfast included.
Hotel Kamana us$ 60 Special SAS price $50 Private Room with Breakfast included
Up-grade with a different Lodge: based on double basis occupancy
Corto Matez program 4 dias US$ 50 upgrade per person +$ 10 per person for entrance to the sandoval lake
Cayman Lodge program 4 dias US$260 upgrade per person +$ 10 per person for entrance to the sandoval lake
Sandoval Lake Lodge program 4 dias US$188 upgradeper person
Tambopata Libertador Lodge program 4 diasUS$ 141 upgrade per person
Rain Forest program 4 dias US$ 180 upgrade per person
Reserva Inkaterra program 4 dias US$3461 upgrade per person
Wasai Lodge program 4 dias US$198 upgrade per person +$ 24 per person for entrance to the National Park
Explorers Inn program 4 diasUS28 upgrade per person +$ 10 per person for entrance to the Sandoval lake.
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.
LAN (www.lan.com) handle the majority of domestic air traffic linking Lima to Cusco, Arequipa, Juliaca (Puno), Puerto Maldonado and other cities. Although Lan are well organized and provide many more flights per day between Lima and Cusco than other airlines which provides some advantages, they are also generally more expensive. There are 3 other airlines operating between Lima and Cusco. These are Taca (www.taca.com), Star Peru (www.starperu.com) and Peruvian airlines (www.peruvianairlines.pe) Only LAN (www.lan.com) and Star Peru (www.starperu.com operate flights in and out of Puerto Maldonado jungle. I think you will find you can get good deals on line and so often best to book online directly with them. If you have difficulty we can give you quotes and organise E tickets for you with transfers to and from the Cusco Airport included.
We can assist you with flights but we indicate that often it is cheaper to purchase your domestic flights connected with your intenational ticket. Both for financial reasons and security I believe it is better to buy a through flight ie from your leaving destination to your final destination so that if there are any delays into Lima then the airline will take responsibility for the connection. Otherwise if you miss a domestic flight it can be difficult and costly....so make sure you have good insurance and indicate your domestic flight details to your international carrier!
Star Peru (www.starperu.com) and Peruvian airlines (www.peruvianairlines.pe) tend to have offers on about 3-4 seats in each flight that are cheaper so you could book online with them as well if you get a good deal but they sometimes have delays at times and not as many flights to backup any cancellations!
Airport Departure Tax Since 2011 most taxes are included in the cost of the flight ticket for any flights departing from Lima or Cusco. Generally the only airport taxes required are for flights departing from Puerto Maldonado (Jungle) and Juliaca (Puno). Cost is between $3 and $5 depending on which domestic airport.
If you have any queries just let me know.
The only thing with the cheaper tariffs that we offer you is....there are charges if you need to make any date or time changes and they can only be made before the day of the flight and it is unlikely you will receive a refund in the case of you making a cancellation so please be sure they suit your itinerary and you have travel insurance.
Important note: If you miss your first flight on a round trip ticket then flight company computer systems annul your entire ticket in the same code so you must make sure you allow enough time for connections and print out boarding passes 40 hours prior to your flight and allow plenty of time to get to the airport.
Check these conditions with your Travel Insurance which you should purchase before flights if possible.
A reservation quote can only be held if we reserve with the first and surname of the passenger + passport number and nationality. Please note in the quote we send you flight companies will only allow us to hold a reservation in a low tariff for a few hours and after this time we need to redo the reservation. Hopefully the lower tariff is still available but if not we might need to slightly vary the time of flight to gain the same tarif or there may only be option in a slightly higher tariff and we will email you immediately if this is the case.
If you are booking a child fare please ensure you make this clear the exact age at time of travel . so we can check the discounts possibly available for you before purchasing the ticket.
Infants 0 -1 year 11 months Children 2 -11 year 11 months
If we do not recieve payment for tickets and they are not purchased before this time they are automatically erased from the airlines computer reservations and the price will generally be higher to make another reservation. Therefore we require confirmation ASAP in the form of credit card details and authorisation to charge the full amount of the flights to the credit card. Within 1 hour of a credit card charge you should recieve your E ticket for the flights or an email with any changes indicated.
When we email your E Ticket please check that the details are all correct and let us know urgently if you see an error. This is because once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made the next day. If you do realize an error in the same day and it is after working hours please contact us urgently by phone as after 9pm there is nothing that can be done. Emergency Contact:+ 51 84 234284
CANCELATION OF A FLIGHT ONCE TICKETED : Base tarif tickets do not allow for refund in the case of cancellation so ensure you have travel insurance
DATE OR TIME CHANGES: these may only be made prior to the flight date.
Ensure that you indicate to your international flight connection company the details of your domestic connection so that they are aware of your connection in case they are delayed in arrival.
SAS travel requires at least 36 hours notice to be able to make changes as tickets must be reticketed through the flight companies office and generally closed on Sundays. Request of a change must be recieved by email clearly in writing at least 24 hours prior to the flight and you must also ring the SAS Office at the moment the email is sent as 24 hours is the minimum anount of time to attempt and process a change. Last minute changes will almost inevitable have to be charged for a difference in tarif as cheaper tarifs always fill up well in advance.
Charges for changes of flight date or time are $40 per ticket per change if availability exists in the same tarif. If only higher tarifs are available in the new date or time request the cost is $40 plus the difference between the previous and new tarif.
BOARDING PASS AND CHECKIN
All flights are with E tickets we strongly recommend that 48 hours before your flight you log on to the flight company website with your code and there you can check for any changes of flight times and select your seats and print your BOARDING PASS for your flight. You simply use your confirmation code (example ZVRLFB) this can be done up to 10 hours in advance . Maybe possible up to 6 hours in advance but we recommend you do this as early on as possible.
You should arrive 2 hours in advance for checkin at the Lima airport with your printed boarding pass and passport as indicated in your E ticket
If you would like us to book flights for you for Lima Puerto and Puerto Cusco we can often get them for around $378 if booked well in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions
our first option for Jungle lodge in Puerto Maldonado is Corto Maltes but in high season as space is limited we often have to organise a backup reservation in the equally priced Ecoamazonia lodge. If this is the case we will notify you and send the alternative programe for you to check.
Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
Step 2.- Select your tour and fill out with your personal details. If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation Code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE Reservation Code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.
How to make your deposit and confirm your spots on the tour:
Step 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 1,000.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Poma Flores DNI 46612452 (SAS Travel, Cusco PERU) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org 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$ 1,050.00 per person. (US$ 1,000.00 + 5% card charge). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. As soon as we receive your deposit we will procced purchasing your Permits for Inca Trail trek, tickets etc . We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information shortly. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 48 hours please send us an email to: email@example.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 8%, 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
SAS Travel Conditions of PERU THE FULL PACKAGE 20 DAYS
If you are booking as a single traveller additional Single room supplement of US$490
Booking deposit required US$1200 pp
plus in the case of single traveller the additional US$490 for Single room supplement.
Regarding Conditions for this package the main items to understand clearly is the non refundable /non transferable Inca trail permit so the deposit would be lost so these conditions are explained in depth.
-Cancelation of the package within 6 weeks to 2 weeks in advance
incurs a further loss of $400 total payment $1,600
-Cancelation of the package up to 2 weeks up to 5 days in
advance incurs a further loss of $800 total payment $2,000
-Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss
of 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
6. 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.
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.
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 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.
14. When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 5% comission for use of credit card.
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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.