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.
For Availability CLICK here: AVAILABILITY
Once you book online you will have a reservation code.
BOOK and PAY your booking deposit ONLINE on STEP 3
US$ 890.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Student price US$ 850.00 p/person (with ISIC international student card)
Single Supplement US$ 80.00
HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN TICKETS.- For those trekkers who want to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, please reserve and pay in advance at the Park website OR send us an email and payment of US$ 70.00 per person, so we can purchase your tickets.
Cusco, Sacred Valley tour, Classic Inca Trail hike with 6 Kg porterage service 7 Day / 6 Night tour
Last Minute Information
The permits for Inca Trail Classic tour are so limited every year... only 200 permits are available per day -FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.... You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. (For high season from May to October, 6-5 months in advance. Low season November to April, 4-3 months in advance.)
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour of your preference and departure date, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group if is the case in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive 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 mountain 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. Ticket for Huaynapicchu walk on Day 5th. Confirmed and Guaranteed departures on any date you are planing. Welcome group of friends, couples or solo travellers. New and decent tents and equipment. 100% Operated by SAS Travel and Adventours SAS. (Free Luggage Storage in Cusco at our Hotel Marqueses.)
HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR TOUR.- See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Permits for Inca Trail are SOLD OUT until September 25 th 2014... so we recommend you to hike the 5 Day Salkantay, 4 Day Lares trek or the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo instead, these tours are still great options if you expect a lot of walks,fantastic views at Machicchu, (for more information please see Trekking to Machupicchu - Alternative Treks). Book ONLINE on Step 2: INCA TRAIL BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 500.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) OR transfer this booking deposit with PayPal US$ 500.00 + 6% USD$ 530.00 pp OR pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 525.00 per person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
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.)
Program.- Cusco, Sacred Valley tour with Lunch, Classic Inca Trail hike with 6 Kg porterage service and a Night in Aguas Calientes town. 7 Day / 6 Night tour* Day 1.- Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses. Day 2.- Sacred Valley Tour with lunch, Hotel Marqueses.(Briefing for ITat 7 pm) Day 3, 4,5,6 (4 Day/ 4 Night Inca Trail + night in A Calientes) with 6 Kg porter. Day 7.- Early train return to Ollantaytambo, private transport to Cusco, transfer to airport or Bus Terminal. End of our service. Arrival time to Cusco approx 13:00 Hrs. (Hotel not included).
--- BOUTIQUE MARQUESES HOTEL Special: Free up-grade to our DELUXE room or Suite in this Package for early bookings (6 months in advance.) Free storage while you are touring in Cusco.
Book and pay your deposit online on: AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS.
Day 1: Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco , Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level. If you are feeling up to it..
Optional Afternoon: At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay,Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.
Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch in Urubamba.
Transfer from hotel Marqueses at approximately 8.30am and travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun", For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for our delicious buffet lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at 6.00 pm.
Day 3: INCA TRAIL,PISKACUCHO Km 82-PATALLAQTA- CUSICHACA CANYON- WAYLLABAMBA- AYAPATA 3 STONES
Pick up from your hotels since 05: 20 am The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek At 06:00 am a spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 Piskacucho. After meeting our staff and porters you will set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, where we camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12 km approx
Day 4: INCA TRAIL, AYAPATA 3 STONES, LLULLUCHAYOC, DEAD WOMAN`S PASS, PACAYMAYO.
The Inca Trail trek adventure We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanting subtropical woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m). Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks Huayanay and valleys We then follow the trail to the floor of the Pacaymayo valley, where we camp for the night.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16 km approx
Day 5: INCA TRAIL, PACAYMAYO, RUNCURACAY, PHUYU, WIÑAYWAYNA.
The Inca Trail trek adventure This morning, we pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. We descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca ( Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).Pausing to explore the maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spills down the mountainside here, we begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10 Km approx.
Day 6: INCA TRAIL, INTI-PUNKU, MACHUPICCHU, AGUAS CALIENTES,CUSCO.
Early wake up at 04:30 am for a fast breakfast, pack our belongings and be ready first at the line,( campsite`s door will open at 05:30 am) The hike takes us an hour toward a gentle up walk through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation, well preserved stone road and stair with a wonderful views of the Valley of Torontoy. Suddenly after an hour we cross and arrive to the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun`s Gate) first great view of the whole city and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
We complete the final leg down the royal Inca road 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 rocks and corners; after your guided visit in this sanctuary later on you will have a free time for picture or exploration in your own.
In the early afternoon (14:00 hrs) a bus takes us down to the foot of the mountain to the small town of Aguas Calientes where we will have our last meal together with your trek group in the Hotel Viajeros, Accommodation in Double private rooms. It is optional to stay longer at Machupicchu since it is a wonderful place, you can take some snacks or buy at the gate, The park is closed at 5:30 pm and you can board the last bus to Aguas Calientes town (included) .
Once you are at Viajeros Hotel before dinner you can go to hot springs pools to relax, extra of 10 Soles pp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
2,700 m / 8,856 ft
2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu)
8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu
Day 7: RETURN TO CUSCO AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR BUS TERMINAL.
After Breakfast you are assisted to board the train that departs Aguas Calientes at 08.53 am and arrives at Ollantaytambo at 10.30 am. Bus to Cusco is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Arrival to Cusco approx 1pm . It is not wise to have a flight before 3.30 pm as you need enough time to pick up luggage from Hotel Marqueses and continue on to the airport for checkin.
Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight, Bus terminal or just return to Cusco.
(Hotel in Cusco not Included)
End of our service.
What is Included:
Reception and guided transfer at your arrival to Cusco.
2 nights in Hotel Marqueses Cusco with buffet breakfast
1 Night in Aguas Calientes Double private room. Dinner & Breakfast.
Guided Sacred Valley Tour to visit Pisac Ruins and Market, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros with Lunch in Urubamba,
4 Day/ 4 Night Classic Inca Trail trek -Group service.
6 Kg shared personal porter to carry your personal belongings,
Train and shared van return to Cusco on final day.
Transfer out to airport.
What is not Included:
Flight Tickets Lima-Cusco.
Tourist Ticket Fees for Valley and City Tour US$60 pp
Sleeping bag (-Minus 8ºC) US$25
Ticket for Huaynapicchu US$ 70 pp (USD$ 40 with student card)
Single tent US$ 70 for 3 nights
Trekking poles US$20 a pair
Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters.
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
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 Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
Emergency money at least 200-350 extra soles
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) this visitors ticket costs 130 soles approx US$60 (half price for students) and is valid for 10 days..
The full Cusco Tourist Ticket ticket allows you entry to 15 sites These sites which are part of the City tour are Sacsayhuaman / Qenko/Puca Pucara/Tambo Machay and these sites which are visited in the Sacred Valley tour are Pisac/Ollantaytambo/Chinchero plus other sites in Cusco such as Religious Art Museum / Church of San Blas / Regional History Museum
The entrance to Moray is included on the full ticket and is used when doing the mountain biking tour
Cusco Tourist Ticket is sold at the sites themselves and can be bought on the day of tour if you like.
Note this ticket does not include: Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles (the visit of the Cathedral is optional as many people prefer not to visit now that it is more expensive so there is the option to have afternoon tea in a restored Colonial house / hotel if you prefer during this part of the City tour)
Cusco Tourist Ticket also includes the admission to the Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation everynight from 7:00 pm
Alternatively you can purchase a partial ticket for 70 soles which allows a one day only visit of just the 4 Archeological sites if you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros or a one day only partial ticket to visit the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros ( Moray ) if you are not going to have time to visit the 4 Archeological sites of Saqsayhuaman /Qenqo /Pucapucara /Tambomachay.
The partial ticket for 70 soles does not allow for any further discount for ISIC card holders. Student partial ticket cost is also 70 soles
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$ 500.00 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$ 525.00 per person. (US$ 300.00 +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
PACKAGE CANCELLATION POLICY.-
SAS Travel Peru wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with us. The quote given by us will be valid for 30 days from the date of final quote delivery. This time restriction is given as domestic flight prices, prices of trains / other services and hotels can change at short notice. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding your vacation, the booking procedure or conditions of sale then SAS Travel Peru will be happy to answer them for you.
International and domestic air fares.- Our prices do not include the international air fares to Latin America (although many inter-country connecting flights may be included, depending on your agreed itinerary), international airport taxes, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, tips and baggage porterage. Though in Packages where domestic flights are included Air companies Applied No-Show no reimbursements tickets fees.
Deposit becomes non-refundable once you receive confirmation of accommodations. For all other treks and tours the prepayment becomes non-refundable once hotels, airfare and/or trek have been confirmed.
For student discounts we require a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we don't receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price
If you cancel your reservation.- If you find it necessary to cancel your confirmed tour reservation, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by SAS Travel
The charges are shown below:
60 days and more days before departure: retention of the booking deposit.
59 days to 30 days before departure: 75% of total price
Less than 29 days: 100% of price of Package tour.
In case part of a booking is cancelled, the remaining party may have to pay additional charges (e.g. under-occupancy, or single room supplements).
Travel Insurance.- We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. A comprehensive travel insurance policy will provide sufficient protection against unexpected cancellations, journey delays, medical costs, loss of money, or personal liability claims. note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services.
TERMS & CONDITIONS.-
1.- You must advise SAS Travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor re high altitude trekking. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate.
2.- You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
3.- Final Payment of your Tour.- For all Tours and Tour Packages the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start of the program, it can either be paid in full transfering by Western Union Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
4.- The student US$40 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card or International Teachers cards are not accepted by the control.
5.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp)
6.- Unless you hire an extra shared porter you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and a mattress (both 3.8 Kgms), personal items, clothing and water for the day to drink, if you want an extra shared porter (for the full trip) you must have booked this with your original booking form as they require permits as well or send us an email immediately. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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$ 65.00 pp or with a Vistadome upgrade US $77.00 pp. Simple Accommodation in Aguas Calientes is provided.
7.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been processed. It is non transferable nor refundable Permits. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your spot after you have cancelled. However you can use part of the permit for Machupicchu admission in other tour such as Lares, Salkantay, or train tours to Machupicchu, if the entrance dates match, etc .
8.- The Inca Trail Classic 4D/3N package includes: Train transport return to Cusco depends on train company availability. The train company only confirm the train schedule option to trekking agencies a few days before a trek for one way tickets from Aguas Calientes in high season dates. The train schedule offered could be anywhere between 4pm and 9pm and usually requires a private bus connection from Ollantaytambo to Cusco provided by SAS Travel. Our preference would be a train departure between 16:30 pm – 5:30 pm but needs to have enough seats available to accommodate the group and usually this is not an issue except around large festivals such as Inti Raymi, Independence day and Easter.
9.- Train tickets: Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of US$ 10 per ticket. At times a change of date may only be possible with an upgrade and so the difference in price would need to be paid.
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.- Travel Insurance.- We recommend that full travel insurance is taken, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges. Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services.
SAS Travel will do everything possible to assure a safe and enjoyable trip but we will not accept any responsibility for damages, injuries, losses, expenses due to delays, for any cause whatsoever, this applies to any person or property in connection with any service we or our intermediaries provide, which result directly or indirectly from acts of God or forces mayor.
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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.