SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator

Welcome to SAS Travel, Peru, Machupicchu and the Andes…. Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator. Leaders of Quality & Personalized treks and tours in Cusco, Manu National Park and Peru. Your memorable experience and superior service during your holidays touring with SAS Travel are our priority and mission, 100% operated by SAS Travel and guaranteed departures for affordable prices, environmentally and socially friendly sensitive company. Direct Operators and run by a local family. Highly recommended by more than 120,000.00 happy campers. An spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul... you will come back different.

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Leaving Frequency

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Price Information

US$ 940.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Student price US$ 895.00 pp (with ISIC international student card)
Youth price US$ 870.00 pp (Youth (9 to16 y/o)
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From May 1 2014
USD$ 960.00
USD$ 920.00 with ISIC student card.

Single supplement for single travellers ie a room for just one person is additional $160

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Overview

Extra night in Aguas Calientes town after your trek
ADVANTAGES of this Tour: Allow you spend more extra time in Machupicchu after your guided tour and you can explore in your own other amazing areas at this unique sanctuary and return again to the temples or sectors for pictures or rituals.
Gives you the oportunity to climb Huaynapicchu mountain on Day 5th (Extra US$60 per person let us know in advance to reserve a ticket), walk to the Inca Bridge trail still without any restrictions. You can have a lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel near to the site (not included) or a pack lunch will be provided. Bus to Aguas Calientes or Walk downhill for an hour to Aguas Calientes town.
Visit the renewed Julio C Tello- Museum and the Botanical & Orchids Garden near Puente Ruinas (old Machupicchu Train Station).
Relax in the Hot Springs open pools at lnkaterra Hotel Resort Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 5th train return in the afternoon to Cusco. Transfer to your Hotel.

The Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary was created in 1981, with an area of 32,592 hectares. In 1983 it was designated by UNESCO as both a Natural and Cultural World Heritage site in the western hemisphere.
Machu Picchu
The Lost City of the Incas was elected in the 7 New Wonders of the World on July 2007.

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Is it for me?

If you think you are going to need an incentive to get over the 4200 mt Dead Woman Pass then this is it. Knowing that you will be rewarded with the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo luxury Hotel experience will get you through the hardest climbs with a smile !
An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas.

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Difficulty

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

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Briefing

Meet the night before the trek in the SAS Travel office in Cusco at 07:00 pm at Calle Garcilaso 270 near the San Francisco Plaza, where you will meet with your group and guide. Here you will be given any rental equipment such as sleeping bags and duffle bags if you have requested extra porter.

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Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes DELUXE -Group Service.

Last Minute Information

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

Special Offer

MARQUESES BOUTIQUE HOTEL .- Stay 4 Nights pay for 3, in this beautiful historical monument Hotel or FREE Up-Grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in US$ cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel in the appropriate section and quote the offer you want. www.hotelmarqueses.com
Only valid if booking Inca trail for departure dates in Nov 2012 through January 2013.**

.... After you enjoy the trek and Machu Picchu you come down to Aguas Calientes located at 2000 meters of altitude. Known as Machu Picchu town, Aguas Calientes Pueblo is quite beautiful with the Urubamba river rushing through the lush jungle follage below Machu Picchu with the high mountains rising sharply from its banks on one side and the town on the other. The buildings of the town are actually many in a small area but the Inkaterra Hotel is on a property of hectares and from the moment you arrive you will realize you have entered an enchanting sanctuary. They have thought of everything and every moment is a real treat. You are welcomed with a refreshing herbal towel and after settling into your georgeous habitation you enjoy afternoon tea made with organic tea and coffee harvested and processed by hand from this same property..... Lounging in front of the fire place in the lobby, your most difficult moment is trying to decide among the numerous included excursions while you sip the complimentary Pisco sour.
The guided tour of the exquisit birds, or the extraordinary orchids garden
you start to realize you have entered a sanctuary that will be very hard to leave...

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Piskacucho Km 82, Patallaqta Cusichaka Canyon, Wayllabamba, Ayapata 3 stones. Vamos Amigos !!

Early pick-up from your hotel will begin around 5:00 am. We will meet at our departure point, Plaza Regocijo, by 5:30 to board our private transportation. Make sure you carry your original passport or ISIC card. Our journey from Cusco to Piskacucho takes approximately 3 hours, with many beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, Andean towns, and the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Along the way, we will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and enjoy breakfast, before continuing on to Piscacucho (2,680 m / 8,790 ft). There we will meet our camp crew and the porters who will carry our belongings during our 35-mile hike. Passports in hand, we clear the official Inca Trail check point, cross a suspension footbridge across the Urubamba River, and begin our trek with a gentle climb. We have three hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the course of the river, rewarded with superb views of Mount Veronica (5,750 m). The easy walk passes through a forest of giant cactus and native bushes. At Miskay we take the trail to the left, ascending gradually to Willkaraccay high above the mouth of the Cusichaca River and across from the Inca town of Llactapata (Terrace Town). Our vantage point is from a flat bluff above the extensive site, which was built as a fort because it commands the entrance to the Cusichaca Valley. The terracing system was used during Inca times for growing maize, a prestige crop that needed irrigation in the dry highlands. After a short rest, we continue another 15 minutes down to our lunch site at Tayaroc. Our path is adorned with native flowers and bromeliads growing in the boulders along the left side, and by majestic views of the mountains in both valleys. Walking times are always approximate, depending on weather conditions, group ability and other factors. After lunch, another 3-4 hours will bring us to the village of Wayllabamba (3,000 m / 9,840 ft), followed by an uphill climb through woods and along a stream to our first camp at Ayapata (3,300 m / 10,824 ft). You will be rewarded with Te Macho and a buffet dinner. Buenas Noches!!!
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

3,300 m/10,824 ft

2,680 m/8,790 ft

12 km approx

6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 2: Ayapata 3 stones, Llulluchayoq, Dead woman`s pass, Pacaymayo, Runkuracay, Sayacmarka, Chakico

After breakfast, we depart from the Ayapata camp around 7:00 am. This is our longest day, but one rewarded with spectacular views down several valleys and up to the surrounding snow-covered peaks. We will put in a 5-hour hike to reach our lunch camp in the Pacaymayo Valley, then another 3-4 hours to our night camp at Chakicocha.

We begin with a 900-m ascent up to the Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass at 4,200 m/13,776 ft. Along the way, we ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchayoc Zone, where you can see several species of birds. With luck we’ll see hummingbirds, falcons and black-chested buzzard eagles. We’ll soon enter a beautiful cloud forest, or polylepis woodland, and the treeless grasslands of the puna. From this point, you can see the highest pass ahead. The path climbs for two more hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion. You can walk at your own pace, stopping to catch your breath whenever you like. This last hard climb brings us to Dead Woman’s Pass, the first of two that we will cross today.

Once the full group reaches this pass, we take a rest break before beginning a steep descent into the Pacaymayo Valley on the other side. You’ll find that your energy returns as we proceed along this downhill segment toward a generous lunch and rest.

In the afternoon we begin a second ascent, this time to the ruins at Runcuracay, located a bit below the Runcuracay Pass (3,950 m / 12,956 ft). From the pass, in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman’s Pass and forward to a breath-taking sweep of snow-capped peaks. These include the 6,000-m Pumasillo (Puma’s Claw) massif. From here, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the impressive ruins at Sayacmarca.

After some exploration, another 20 minutes bring us to Chakicocha (3,400 m / 11,000 ft). This will be our coldest night on the trail, at around +3 degrees C in December and -4 C in June. Tea time and Buffet Dinner.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m / 13,776 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft
Distance Travelled: 10 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

4,200 m / 13,776 ft

3,000 m/9,840 ft

10 Km approx

5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 3: Chakicocha, Aobamba Valley, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Winaywayna.

At sunrise, you will catch sight of Sayacmarca back along the trail, perched on the side of one of the many mountains that surround our campsite. Today’s hike is exceptionally beautiful because we will pass the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, Winaywayna and Intipata, and enjoy dramatic vistas of the Aobamba Valley. This stretch of the trail is of well-kept paved stone, still in great condition after many centuries. Your lungs will appreciate the fact that today’s hike is much more down than up, and significantly shorter than yesterday’s.

In getting to Phuyupatamarca (the Town of the Clouds), we will pass through the first of two short, natural tunnels in the mountains. After visiting this site, we will descend about 2,000 stone steps to Winaywayna. If you have not had any knee problems up to this point, you may after this descent. If you have had prior knee injuries, we recommend the use of trekking poles, and perhaps an extra porter, to relieve some of the stress on your joints.

Around mid-day, we will arrive at the site of Winaywayna, which we will explore before completing a short additional hike to our camp site for the night (2,700 m / 8,856 ft). After lunch, we will visit the adjacent site of Intipata with its dramatic terrances.

A number of creature comforts will be available at this camp site. There is a bar and a small gift shop, and best of all, hot showers for a small fee. There will also be many more trekkers gathering here, ready for the final hike into Machu Picchu tomorrow. We therefore recommend taking extra care of your personal belongings here. Keep an eye on your daypacks and don’t leave anything outside your tent at night.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

3,750 m / 12,300 ft

2,700 m / 8,856 ft

10 Km approx.

5-6 hours

Day 4: Winaywayna, Intipunku Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

We will get up very early - around 4:00 am - to get to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), overlooking Machu Picchu for the first rays of the sunrise. This will be a hike of 1-2 hours, with significant upward stretches in the last half. You will be hiking in darkness, so a headlamp is strongly recommended.

From Inti Punku, a final easy 40-minute hike will bring us to the entrance to Machu Picchu itself. The trail ends at a series of terraces, which present classic views of the overall city. We will continue on to explore the site, with explanations provided by the trek guide(s). The formal tour will end in the late morning, after which there will be a couple of hours for more exploring on your own, or to just collapse under a tree in the central plaza area.

If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing that that you will pay the extra fee $70 adult or $$40 ISIC for us to buy the permit in advance. If permits are not available, you may instead hike to the Inca Bridge or climb Machu Picchu mountain, both located near the site.
In the early afternoon, lunch will be provided at “Los Viajeros” hostel down in the town of Aguas Calientes but as you have accomodation in the luxury Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel you may prefer that we take you there first for you to settle in and have a refreshing shower andreturn to Viajeros for lunch with your group. We totally understand if you can´t tear yourself away from the Santuary of Inkaterra as you may prefer just to stay and enjoy the tea making excursion followed by the included afternoon tea. Or relax in the heated pond surrounded by humming birds while sipping your complimentary Pisco sour. Make sure you sign up for your included guided experiences of the early bird watching and mid morning orchid garden tours led by professional English speaking guides for tomorrow.
The a la carte dinner is truely a 5 star experience as the meal is of incredible quality and then relax in front of the wood fire with your coffee before enjoying the comfort of an orthopeadic mattress at last!

Breakfast Lunch Dinner a la carte

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Luxury Hotel

2,700 m / 8,856 ft

2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu)

8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu

6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

Day 5: Hummingbird and orchids tour return by Expedition train.

Early morning tour with guide of the exquisite birds on the property. You will be mesmorized by the humming birds and only the smells of the delicious buffet breakfast awaiting you can pull you away.
After Breakfast there is the orchid garden tour and again a professional guide explains these fascinating plants and helps you spot some of the smallest orchids in the world.
If you are not already blown away by all this info and beauty, you may like to join the excursion to see the spectacled bear also cared for on the Inkaterra property. A small donation is requested to assist the research and care of this beautiful animal.
If you didn`t participate in the tea making afternoon yesterday, set aside some time this afternoon as it is fascinating and a gret way to finish your stay with afternoon tea before boarding the train back to Cusco.

optional ; if you were wanting to do the Huayna Picchu climb within Machu Picchu you could do this around 10.30am today.

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm presented by your tour guides
  • the night before of your tour in our Office.
  • Day 1
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • Private bus to km 82 –Piskacucho village (trek starting point)
  • Breakfast in Ollantaytambo in our farm house, with bathrooms.
  • Permit to the Inca Trail Trek National Sanctuary and Park.
  • 2 Excellent experienced top SAS mountain leader-guides.
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cook and assistants.
  • 1 group coordinator, 2 cheff of porter and 14 porters.
  • Dining and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools
  • Toilet tent with biodegradable system.
  • Buffet style lunch and hot drinks in Tarachayoc.
  • Guided visit of Llaqtapata, Wayllabamba and Cusichaca Canyon.
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon.
  • Camp at Ayapata, Buffet Dinner and hot drinks, (vegetarian option.)
  • 2 person per tent (clean spacious dome igloo style tent)
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent.
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.
  • 6 Kg personal porter.
  • Day 2
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • Hearty breakfast cereal and fruits to climb Dead woman`s pass
  • Boiled purified water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • 2 Excellent experienced top SAS mountain leader-guides
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cook, assistants.
  • 1 group coordinator, 1 chief of porter and porters.
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools.
  • Toilet tent with biodegradable system.
  • Buffet lunch in Pacaymayo and hot drinks, (vegetarian option.)
  • Guided visit of Llullucha, Pacaymayo, Runkurakay, Sayaqmarca.
  • Camp at Chakicocha, Buffet Dinner and hot drinks. (vegetarian option.)
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon
  • 2 person per tent (clean spacious dome igloo style tent)
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.
  • 6 Kg personal porter.
  • Day 3
  • A cup of hot chocolate tea or coffe kindly brought to your tent
  • Hearty breakfast cereals, bread, eggs and hot drinks.
  • Boiled purified water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • 2 Excellent experienced top SAS mountain leader-guides
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cook, assistants.
  • 1 group coordinator, 1 chief of porter and porters.
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools.
  • Buffet lunch in Wiñaywayna and hot drinks. (vegetarian option.)
  • Guided visit of Inca tunnel, Phuyupatamarka Intipata and Wiñaywayna.
  • Camp at Wiñaywayna, Buffet Dinner and hot drinks. (vegetarian option.)
  • 2 person per tent (new and spacious dome igloo style tent)
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing and hands towels
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks at afternoon
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.
  • 6 Kg personal porter.
  • Day 4
  • A cup of hot chocolate tea or coffe
  • Hearty breakfast cereals and pancakes
  • Boiled purified water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • 2 Excellent experienced top SAS mountain leader-guides
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cook, assistants.
  • 1 group coordinator, 1 chief of porter and porters.
  • Entrance fee for Machupicchu archaeological Sanctuary.
  • Guided visit of Intipunku the main entrance of Machupicchu
  • 3-4 guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Snack at Machupicchu before your tour
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes after Machu Picchu in Viajeros Hostel.
  • (Option to spend the entire day in MP until 5:00 pm ask a pack lunch)
  • Time to go to the hot springs or shop around the village.
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes. Selected Hotel
  • Special Dinner.
  • Day 5
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Time to rest and relax
  • Hot spring or cold pool (Check out at 11:00 am)
  • Train return at 4.45 pm to Cusco

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (-Minus 8ºC) US$25 for 3 nights
  • Single tent US$ 70 for 3 nights
  • Trekking poles US$20 a pair
  • Hot shower on 3rd camp (10 soles)
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Extra drinks, bottle water
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters. It`s a tradition
  • but not mandatory.

We recommend that you bring

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
  • A Daypack (for your personal porters we provide a duffle bag)
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
  • Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
  • If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel at the office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.

Additional options

  • If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing in the comments section of the reservation the exact date and time of the permit and you need to pay the extra fee $70 adult or $$40 ISIC with your deposit for us to buy the permit in advance.
  • for example the deposit is $500 so if you request the Huayna Picchu for the 5th day 10-11am entry time slot (15th of Nov) so you can reenter Machu Picchu on the 5th day as well and start your climb between 10 and 11am your deposit as adult would be required as $570.
  • ■UP-GRADING YOUR RETURN from Aguas Calientes to Cusco with VISTADOME TRAIN.-
  • To Up-grade train return ( with Vistadome Deluxe ) US$46 each
  • 15:25 pm depart Aguas Calientes – 18:40 to Poroy Train Station and 25 minutes private vehicle to Cusco.
  • ■If you want an upgrade train you need to contact us directly on info@sastravelperu.com for this to be done and confirmed to you or mark in your Booking form when you book your trek.

Recommendations

  • If you wanted to climb the HuaynaPicchu mountain found inside the Machu Picchu site.(2-3 Hrs) read on...
  • The Peruvian Cultural Institute INC, still does not allow for people with an Inca trail permit to simply add the Huayna Picchu permit valued at about US$10 to it. They only sell the Huayna Picchu permit combined with a Machu Picchu entrance and this cost is US$ 70 ( If you want to pay an additional $70 on your deposit we can included this in your Package, (bus from Aguas Calientes on Day 5th not included).
  • To get the best value from this US$70 you should re-visit Machu Picchu on your 5th day with your climb up Huayna Picchu mountain done then as you also get that full extra day in Machu Picchu. This is especially a good opportunity in wet season giving you a second opportunity to see Machu Picchu in good clear weather!. you also don´t have to feel you have to stay longer in Machu Picchu on the first day if you are exhausted come day and enjoy your beautiful hotel, relax and recuperate to fully enjoy Machu Picchu tomorrow!
  • So this package would be nice if you request the later entrance so you can enjoy the early morning tours in your hotel. you would need to take the bus at about 10am to get up to Machu Picchu as you need to start the climb by 10.45am and then you have plenty of time to further explore Machu Picchu until about 2.30pm when we would suggest you come down to have plenty of time before the afternoon train.
  • If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing in the comments section of the reservation the exact date and time of the permit and you need to pay the extra fee $70 adult or $$40 ISIC with your deposit for us to buy the permit in advance.
  • for example the deposit is $500 so if you request the Huayna Picchu for the 5th day 10-11am entry time slot ( eg 15th of Nov 10-11am) so you can reenter Machu Picchu on the 5th day as well and start your climb between 10 and 11am. In this case your deposit as adult would be required as $570.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Below are tour options included with your stay in Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • but tour times I understand often overlap and so you would need to think about your priorities.
  • Birds
  • Wake up early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found.
  • Along the hotel’s pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green-and-white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Birds / Photos.
  • Orchid Trail
  • Meander through the orchid garden to spot some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchid species in their natural habitat, the world record according to the American Orchid Society. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries.
  • From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Orchids / Photos.
  • Tea
  • Visit our organic tea (Camellia sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag.
  • A glass of fresh iced-tea direct from Inkaterra Machu Picchu’s tea house completes the experience.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Medicinal plants / Photos / Tea.
  • [09:26:57 a.m.] sas.travel: Nature Walk
  • Walk along the hotel’s trails, discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. Your nature stroll offers a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds
  • as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Tea / Birds / Medicinal plants / Butterflies / Insects / Photos.
  • Twilight Walk
  • Take an early evening walk designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature’s core elements like an enchanting waterfall, as well as sacred pre-Inca pictographs, your spiritual walk will linger at the Rocotal Observatory.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: II.
  • Attractions: Insects / Photos / Waterfall / pre-Inca Pictographs.
  • Native Farm
  • Visit the crop-rich native farm at km 108, a 30-minute walk. You will have a comprehensive nature interpretation of the flora and fauna of the area – detailed explanation of the various plantations
  • origin, properties and uses. Learn about beekeeping as well as guinea pig and rabbit breeding. Taste some snacks made from the farm products.
  • Duration: ½ day
  • Difficulty Level: I
  • Attractions: Birds / Insects / Medicinal plants / Native skills / Photography
  • Spectacled Bear
  • The Inkaterra Association (ITA) and the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) manage the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project, an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and reintroduce them into their natural habitat.
  • Once common throughout the Andes, the spectacled bear is now critically endangered. Visits to the project are organized with advanced coordination to gain insight into the world of these large mammals (the only bear species in South America), and learn about the challenges they face to survive in today’s world. Donations to the project are welcome and will be duly acknowledged and certified.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Photos / Spectacled Bear Project.
  • * Voluntary Contribution for Spectacled Bear visit.

Booking Information

  • Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !!!
  • Step 1.- CLICK: CONFIRMED GROUP DEPARTURES(See available spaces in our group and permits.)
  • Step 2.- Select your tour and please fill out with your personal details, fill out details of your group in Traveling with: (First Name and Surname, Passport number, Age and Nationality (Make sure your passports have 6 months validation on them before you enter Peru), Age and Nationality, Contact Phone and Skype address). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a reservation code (eg: 240611001). Then you just pay your booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code, so we can guarantee your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour together in a same group.
  • HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT.-
  • Step 3.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ 500.00 p/person in order to Mr: POMA FLORES Irwin Jesus. (Peru) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN),reservation code and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.com -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.- US$ 525.00 per person (US$ 500.00 + 5% card charge). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa) As soon as we receive your deposit we will procced purchasing your Permits for Inca Trail trek, tickets for Huaynapicchu if is the case. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information shortly. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to: office@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
  • PAY A BOOKING DEPOSIT or FUL PAYMENT.- Transfering money to Bank in Peru (Only for groups booking, (3 person mínimum or for Multiday Packages tours. Please send us an email for details.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco (7-2 days before the date of your tour) in US$ Dollars cash (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1 if you decide to pay in Soles). FINAL PAYMENTS WITH CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS in our Office is with 8% card fee.
  • Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior to the Inca Trail and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us 2 weeks prior to the tour responding to the email with your confirmation requesting any final items to be added and then we can reconfirm the exact balance to be paid plus the 5% commission. You then can enter the same online system with your reference code and make the balance payment.
  • If you prefer not to use the online system you can skype sas.travel and we can do a manual payment for you quickly and easily. Or you can use Western Union.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS TRAVEL TERMS & CONDITIONS :
  • Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes DELUXE -Group Service.
  • 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 y/o, 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 ASAP.
  • 3.- FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). or Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office.
  • Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior to the Inca Trail and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us 2 weeks prior to the tour responding to the email with your confirmation requesting any final items to be added and then we can reconfirm the exact balance to be paid plus the 5% commission. You then can enter the same online system with your reference code and make the balance payment.
  • If you prefer not to use the online system you can skype sas.travel and we can do a manual payment for you quickly and easily. Or you can use Western Union.
  • 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 2012-13 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 US$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.
  • 7.- a).- Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 8 weeks in advance incurs a loss of US$350 non refundable, non transferable for other tour or person.
  • 7.- b).- Cancelation of tour within 8 weeks to 4 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
  • 7.- c).- Cancelation of tour within 4 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
  • 7.- d).- Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • However we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu by train with your overnight in Aguas Calientes joining your group and completing the tour as normal from here.
  • 7.- e).- Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost... However we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here within this cancellation penalty charge if train tickets are available . The only extra charge is the cost of the train to Aguas Calientes. US$ 50 or with a Vistadome upgrade US$80
  • 8.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. A permit is non transferable/ nor refundable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your permit after you have cancelled.
  • 9.- Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes DELUXE -Group Service. package includes IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to 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. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your checkin
  • 10.-Single supplement for single travellers ie a room for just one person is additional $160
  • 11.Permit for Huayna Picchu can be purchased by SAS for inca trail customers or can be purchased directly from the INC website. http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe
  • If you want to include the permit for Huayna Picchu for the 5th day please indicate this clearly in your booking.
  • 12.- 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. There will be no refund from the original payment, however we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
  • 13.- 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.
  • 14.- 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.
  • 15.- 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.
  • 16.- Final balance in Cusco need to be paid in US$ cash, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use Travellers cheques and a 8% comission for use of credit card (MC,Visa,Amex) in the office. Credit Card payments made at least 2 weeks in advance only incur 5% commission.
  • I have read and accept the conditions. Signature and Date.