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Price Information

US$ 799.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

PRIVATE SERVICE..: DEPARTURE DATES UPON YOUR REQUEST
3-4 person group US$ 799 each
5- 6 > person group US$ 599 each
Ticket Huaynapicchu Included. + 6 Kg personal portarage service.
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**GROUP SERVICE DEPRTURES
We often get people who request a date 5/6 months in advance and ask us to open the date to others in availability as a specific date group price. ie the price lowers to $599 in case we get others to join them. But in the case that noone else opts for their date they pay as private $799 if they still want to go on that trek in that way.

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Is it for me?

If you are a very fit, experienced hiker who only has 4 days instead of 5 to trek in the lofty thin atmosphere of the Salkantay and Huamantay Apus and combine this trek with descending into the cloud forest to Machu Picchu then it is totally what you are looking for. Nominated as one of the 25 best Treks in the World. "National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazineas".
If you have 5 days then please book Salkantay & Machu-Picchu 5D/4N http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/342/salkantay-machu-picchu-5d4n/ to really be able to appreciate the experience over more time.

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Difficulty

Only recommended for experienced Hikers and must spend 3 days acclimatising in Cusco before begining this hike. Even then it is physically demanding but well rewarded and worth it if you only have 4 days!

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Salkantay & Machu-Picchu 4D/3N -Private Service

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 3-1 month in advance.)
  • FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 per person (or the total cost of the tour) through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 200.00 + 5% $210.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 200.00 plus 6%.(USD$ 212.00 pp)
  • Final Balance of your tour must be paid at your arrival to Cusco or before.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Soraypampa - Huayracmachay

Approx at 4.30am Transfer from your hotel with private transport driving approximately 2.5 hours to the village of Mollepata (2,800 masl) .. Hopefully you can continue to rest until about 5.00 am when you can enjoy the views and then around 7am we will have breakfast and a brief look around the village with time for you to buy any last minute provisions.
It is a further 1.5 hours to Soraypampa, (3,800 masl) and we hope to start hiking from here around 9am. We begin with a gentle climb for about 3 -4 hours to Soyrococha, (4400 masl).
Stunning area for lunch at the base of Salkantay mountain with time to rest with vista to the glaciers. From Soyrococha we continue to climb steeply for 1 hour to the Salkantay "Apacheta" Pass (4,600 masl) where your guide will lead you in some traditional rituals at this the highest point of the trek. From here we descend for 2 to 3 hours to the campsite at Huayracmachay. (3,800 masl) or another 40 minutes down hill walk to the cozy "Andenes" campsite.

BLD

Camping

4600 masl

3800 masl

14km approx

Total hours walking: 7-8 hours

Day 2: Huayracmachay- Arrayanniyoc - Challhuay-La Playa

After early breakfast we depart our campsite around 6-6.30, descending approx 1 -1.5 hr to Arrayanniyoc (3,300 masl). From here we start seeing the changing vegetation, indication of the high Jungle zone called or Cloud forest and we often see humming birds and varieties of orchids. We continue through the Ceja de Selva with gradual descent and enjoying level areas of “pampa” for approx 2 .5 hours to Challhuay 2,920 mt observing different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers and birds plus coffee and banana crops. Another 1 km gentle walk to Collpapampa 2,800 mt and then a further 40 minutes to Wiñaypoqo (2,600 masl) where we will have lunch around noon and rest near the waterfall here.
The afternoon follows a gentle descent through 300 metres for approx 4 - 4.5 hours to the small high jungle village of La Playa 2,300 mts where we will spend the night.
Maximum Altitude: 3,850 masl
Minimum Altitude: 3300 masl
Distance Travelled: 16 kms
Total hours walking: 8-9 hours

BLD

camping

3850 masl

3300 masl

16 kms

Total hours walking: 8-9 hours

Day 3: LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA - LLAQTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA / AGUAS CALIENTES

Approx 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. After climbing for 4 hrs to reach Llaqtapata 2,700 masl we can enjoy some free time to rest and observe the mountain of Machupicchu (Inca city) and some of this archaeological site from afar. Then 2 hours down-hill to the Hydroelectric Plant at 1,870m where we have the last lunch with all of our staff. The arrieros, horses and donkey herders will prepare their return back to Soraypampa and we head to Aguas Calientes town. At 16:00 pm we will take a 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2,000 masl where a special dinner and finally a comfy bed in the "Hostal Viajeros" await us.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Accomodation in Hostal Viajeros.
* Trekking poles recommended for the entire trek and downhill. Optional evening bathe in the hotsprings 10 minutes walk from the town.

BLD

Viajeros Hostal

3300 masl

2000 masl

12km approx

Total hours walking: 5-6 hours

Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES, MACHU-PICHU, CUSCO

Early walk (approximately 1.5 hours uphill from Aquas Calientes) or bus for 25 minutes to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people walk down the steps back to Aguas Calientes for the buffet lunch and at approx 16:00 hrs we take our return train to Ollantaytambo with bus connection arriving to Cusco city around 9:00 pm. or a direct train to Cusco depart at 16:30 from Aguas Calientes. Breakfast, Lunch.
Meals: BL

What is Included:

  • Collection from your hotel at 04:45 am
  • Private vehicle to Mollepata-Soraypampa (starting of the trek)
  • 2 person Igloo tents (large and comfortable) and a roll pad mattress
  • English speaking professional guide experienced in mountains
  • Full board meals 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Horses/donkeys to carry tents, food, cooking equipment
  • Hot water for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or private transport to Ollanta
  • Admission Ticket to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu, time to explore on your own,
  • Climbing to Huaynapicchu Ticket extra $10 pp
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes Double or Triple Accommodation
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent:
  • Free storage in Cusco for your belongings at Hotel Marqueses.

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (minus 8 ºC) US$ 20
  • Personal porter for 9 Kg US$45 ( per trekker)
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Dinner on day 4 th (return to Cusco)
  • Drinks, bottle water, drinks in Aguas Calientes.
  • The bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes US$8
  • (45 minutes down-hill walk to Aguas Calientes) to Hotel Viajeros.
  • OPTIONAL UP-GRADES:
  • VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train, Please add US$36 per person
  • Tips for your crew guides cooks, horse herders US$20-25 approx
  • (Every SAS`s staff receive a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip, tips are optional also are a great gesture of esteem to them)

We recommend that you bring

  • Backpack
  • sleeping bag (Minus 8ºC - can be rented at SAS office for US$20 )
  • Sturdy Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and trekking pants. not jeans
  • layers for variable temperatures specially at night
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Camera, extra film & batteries
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun hat : sunglasses
  • Thermals : wool socks : Gloves / scarf and woolen hat for cold nights
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho : a good rain jacket
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs
  • Water bottle : water purifying tablets optional
  • Personal medical kit
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks
  • Trekking poles

Frequently Asked Questions

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please let us know. Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.
  • PRIVACY POLICY: All the information you provide us, full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, telephone number, and address or your credit card info will be used strictly to process your trip arrangements. This information will not be shared with anyone.

Booking Information

  • Firstly.- Before you book your tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes for your trip.
  • Step 1.- please note the price depends on how many people in your party
  • PRIVATE SERVICE..: DEPARTURE DATES UPON YOUR REQUEST
  • 3-4 person group US$ 799 each
  • 5- 6 > person group US$ 599 each
  • At times there may be certain dates that have been opened in the avaiability section that are confirmed as group dates for the 4day trek and automatically are $599 to join that specific date.
  • Step 2.- Select your tour and fill it out with your own personal details, fill out details of your group in Traveling with: First Name and Surname, Passport Number, Age and Nationality contact email/skype address or phone.
  • If you are joining friends who have already been confirmed in a date you must indicate the same date in all 3 trek alternative date options and their names in the comments section. (If you do not have an alternative date you must indicate your only possible date in all 3 options. Make sure your passports are valid for at least 6 months before you enter Peru.) Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a reservation code (Purchase number) (eg: 240611001). Then you must pay your booking deposit as until we receive a payment your reservation is not confirmed or safe. It is only so we can find the full reservation details at the exact time of payment. The last spaces in the group will be guaranteed in order of payments received so it is best to pay for all people in your group together with 1 reservation code, so that we can guarantee your permits, tickets for Machu Picchu, train tickets and tour together in the same group. (Also ensure you send scan of ISIC student card if applicable at this time.)
  • Step 3 .-HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT.-
  • Please note if the permits are soon to run out you are better to do a credit card or Pay Pal deposit as these are a more immediate charge to ensure quick confirmation. Or you can skype sas.travel OR sas.travel.info with your credit card details for immediate payment and CONFIRMATION.
  • DEPOSIT OPTION 1.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ 300.00 per person. Western Union is the cheapest way to send money (up to USD$ 999.00 if you are from the US) I understand you can do this via Western Union online service for only about $6 fee when it is indicated as a non immediate pickup and using a checking account. You make the payment to: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru).
  • RECEIVER'S FIRST NAME: Irwin
  • RECEIVER'S PATERNAL NAME: POMA
  • RECEIVER'S MATERNAL NAME: FLORES
  • COUNTRY: (Peru) (This is the only person authorized to receive Western Union Payments for SAS Travel -Peru so only use these details.)
  • However if you are going to send larger amounts it has to be done via a Western Union office. Upon transferring the money email us the email confirmation reciept from Western Union with your reservation code and amount paid to: robyn@sastravelperu.com, reservas@sastravelperu.com and caja@sastravelperu.com -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • DEPOSIT OPTION 2.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 315.00 per person (USD$ 300.00 + 5% card charge) (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa) Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.
  • DEPOSIT OPTION 3.- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with PAY PAL .- USD$ 318.00 per person (USD$ 300.00 + 6% PAY PAL FEE) Payments by PAY PAL must include the additional 6% surcharge and the confirmation from Pay Pal needs to be emailed to robyn@sastravelperu.com and reservas@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel
  • DEPOSIT OPTION 4.- Bank transfer has large fees so best to pay as one FULL PAYMENT. ie $640 base price per person - Transferring money to a Bank in Peru
  • Banco Continental BBVA Swift Code: BCONPEPL (Best for group booking ie 3 person mínimum.) Email us to receive bank details. (Bank transfer fee $ 40).
  • Or if you have an Australian bank account there are no extra fees for 2014 to transfer to our Australian Bank account. Please email robyn@sastravelperu.com or skype sas.travel to receive the Westpac bank details. This can only be for a domestic bank transfer within Australia. If done internationally a fee of $40 will be charged.
  • As soon as we receive your deposit we will proceed purchasing your Permits for Inca Trail trek, tickets for Huaynapicchu if requested. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information within 12 working hours. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 18 hours please send an email to: robyn@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype: sas.travel or call us.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie rental of sleeping bags or trekkking poles etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating the rental ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.
  • Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • CONDITIONS OF THE SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS (PRIVATE)
  • 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 as Salkantay trek goes to 4600 mtrs.
  • 2.- You must advise your guides if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
  • 3.- FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie rental of sleeping bags or trekking poles etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating the rental ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then make your final payment either entering the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or via western union or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and final briefing details.
  • 4.- If you get vertigo or do not want to climb Huayna Picchu for any reason then indicate No in the reservation format and write this in the comments section. Ensure we confirm you indicating No Huayna Picchu climb so we discount $10 off the package for you.
  • 5.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card or International Teachers cards are not accepted by the control.
  • 6.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp)
  • 7.- We include in this trek a 6 kilos for porterage for your camp belongings (Mattress,sleeping bag and personal clothes, a duffle bag is provided) due to the strenuos nature of the trek but if you will require more let us know. If you have no experience in high altitude trekking please hire more porterage. This is a serious requirement and 3 kilos more is only US$20 for the entire trek so well worth it.
  • 8-Please note Hostel Viajeros is not a 3 star hotel but is clean, safe and comfortable. If you are wanting alternative accomodation this can be organised, these are some upgrade options and the corresponding supplemental cost based on double occupancy see Recomendations. Please let us know of this request at the time of booking.
  • 9.- Cancelation made by Clients : you are strongly recommended to organise Travel Insurance.
  • 9. a.- Cancelation of tour up to 2 months before departure incurs a loss of the US$ 200.00 non refundable deposit.
  • 9. b..- Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost...
  • 9. c.- Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 1 week of departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost...
  • 9. d.- Cancelation of tour within 1 week - 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • However we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes day 4.
  • 9 e.- Cancelation of tour within 48 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 train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes day 4.
  • 10.- Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and the train tickets and Machu Picchu entrance have not been finalised. US$ 25.00 is charged.
  • Change of dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs a further fee as Peru rail also charges for changes of dates. This administration charge of US$20.00 per ticket in this case is incurred. At times a change of date may only be possible in an upgrade to a higher standard carriage and so the difference in price would need to be paid additionally.
  • 11- If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter and mule 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 used to present to your travel insurance company.
  • 12- 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.
  • 13.- 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.
  • 14.- Salkantay trek is recommended in dry season. Unexpected rain can cause snow falls causing difficult trekking conditions and possibly closure of the pass. In the case of snow falls SAS Travel can not be held accountable for the need to take an alternative route. You would also need good quality trekking boots and equipment to protect you against snow related conditions, cold and glare. In extreme cases when “Salkantay trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS Travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 5 Day Choquequirao trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 5 Day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc. to give you some of the many options.
  • I have read and accept the conditions.