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.
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.
Thanks for an awesome trip SAS!
Liz HoffmannSeptember 2013
This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life!
Thank you SO much Robyn, the office staff and most of all Edward - the EXCELLENT guide and his associated cook and porters! (how did they do it!)
It was one of these experiences that could have gone SO wrong! The others booked on the trip were sick and so it was only me left to go- AND SAS RAN THE TRIP FOR one person!
I cant thank them enough for the experience.
On the trail Edward was so supportive and helpful. I had trouble with the altitude (which I hadnt anticipated) - without him I wouldnt be able to say "I did it!"
I learnt SO much about the Inca people and their beliefs- had so many encounters with the locals in villages and now have a mind full of marvelous pictures of great vistas and experiences. All the other reviews I have read tell of the passion of the guides for their culture and surroundings and I can only endorse this!
Thank you all SO much for such an experience - I include the staff of the Marqueses in this!
If anyone else is reading this and making up their mind to go - DO IT with SAS!
Amy HineSeptember 2013
Our trip was an unforgettable experience that was only heightened by the two wonderful guides (Ruben and Michael) that lead our tour! There was not a dull moment or a time when anyone in our group felt discouraged. The authentic and meaningful stories helped teach history along the way; the constant jokes and banter made us all laugh on a regular basis; and the patience and understanding for those in our group who were a little slower. Big shout out to Mike who spent every trek helping one of our group members make it up and down every step and encouraged her every time she needed a break. He was always happy and excited regardless if it was 9pm or 4am really made the whole trip more than an experience. Thanks to our guides for a completely perfect excursion!
DEPARTURES UPON AVAILABILITY
Please SEE: AVAILABILITY and BOOKINGS.
US$ 890.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Student price US$ 850.00 pp (with ISIC international student card)
Youth price US$ 840.00 pp (Youth (9 to16 y/o) Single supplement US$160 for SOLO traveler.
--------------------------------------- Package price from May 1st 2014 US$ 910 pp
US$ 870 pp for students with ISIC student card.
Inca Trail plus Aguas Calientes, Cusco and Sacred Valley 8 Day / 7 Night
Last Minute Information
The permits for Inca Trail trek are so limited, only 200 permits available per day FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 6-5 months in advance.) See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Low season (November to April, 4-3 months in advance.) Permits for this tour are SOLD OUT until October 2013... so we recommend you to hike the 5 Day Salkantay and Machupicchu trek, 4 Day Lares and Machupicchu trek or the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo and Machupicchu trek, these tours are still great options if you expect a lot of walks, (for more information please see Trekking to Machupicchu - Alternative treks). Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 500.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin Jesus POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 525.00 per person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose the tour of your preference and package departure date, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will get a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. For any assistance Call or Skype us and we can confirm your permits in only few minutes with our english/french speaking staff.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU: The best itinerary and campsites for each night, including Wiñaywayna camp. Pick up from your hotel at 05:00 am on Day 1. Tour with the best Inca Trail guides, extraordinaire chefs (Gourmet Peruvian meals) and well respected and better paid porters (The Blue Label Team). Treated drinkable water provided on route. Packed snacks in Machupicchu and snack lunch with Pisco Sour in Aguas Calientes, before your train to Cusco. Confirmed and Guaranteed Daily departures on any date you wish. Welcome group of friends, couples or solo travellers. New and decent tents and equipment. 100% Operated by SAS Travel. Free Luggage Storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses..
TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished Inca Trail trek need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 70.00 per person (US$ 40.00 pp for students with ISIC green student card) with Master Card or Visa card, so we can purchase your Ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am OR a ticket for the next day, just send us an email.)
Inca Trail trek with SAS Travel... ...an spiritual pilgrimage throughout the Inca Trail and Machupicchu for your mind, body and soul... unique adventure for your senses ! Quality tours with a special personal touch !!
Inca Trail with a night in Aguas Calientes town SPECIAL 8 Day / 7 Night.
Day 1. Reception at Cusco´s airport and transfer to Hotel Marqueses.
(Time to explore Cusco, Koricancha temple, San Blas, Nazarenas.)
Day 2. Sacred Valley Tour with a buffet lunch, Hotel Marqueses.
Day 3,4,5,6, -4D/4N Inca Trail tour with personal 6 Kg porter. Night in Aguas Calientes town, private accomodation Dinner.
Day 7. At 9:00 am After breakfast. train return to Ollantaytambo arriving approximately 10.30 am van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 8.- Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. (End of our services.) INCLUDES: 3 nights Hotel Marqueses with breakfast, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valey Tour with lunch, 4D/4N Inca Trail with personal porter 6 Kg, Transfers.
. NOT INCLUDED:* Flight tickets Lima- Cusco / Cusco-Lima US$ 240 pp, Sacred Valley Ticket $26, Meals not mentioned, $70 Huaynapicchu mountain ticket (Optional, reserve it in advance). Book this tour ONLINE, you will receive a code, pay a booking deposit.
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatise. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!!
Optional :At 13:45 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534 ,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints , Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.
Or free afternoon and maybe go to Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour with buffet lunch, Hotel Marqueses.
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 you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.
Day 3: INCA TRAIL TREK 4D/4N with an EXTRA NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN.
CUSCO- PISKACUCHO Km 82- PATALLAQTA -CUSIPATA- WAYLLABAMBA- AYAPATA (CAMPING). 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!!!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
3,300 m/10,824 ft
2,680 m/8,790 ft
12 km approx
6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m
Day 4: AYAPATA- LLULLUCHAYAQ- DEAD WOMAN`S PASS- PACAYMAYO- RUNKURAQAY-CHAKICOCHA
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.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4,200 m / 13,776 ft
3,000 m/9,840 ft
approx 6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m
Day 5: CHAKICOCHA- AOBAMBA VALLEY- PHUYUPATAMARKA- INTIPATA- WIÑAYWAYNA
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. Tea time and Buffet Dinner.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
3,750 m / 12,300 ft
2,700 m / 8,856 ft
10 Km approx.
5-6 hours / Descent : 700 m
Day 6: WIÑAYWAYNA- INTUPINKU- SUN´S GATE- MACHUPICCHU- AGUAS CALIENTES
We will get up early - around 5:00 am - to get to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), overlooking Machu Picchu for the first rays of the sun on Machu Picchu. This will be a hike of 1-2 hours, with significant upward stretches in the last half.
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.
Additional options: If your legs, lungs and energy still hold up after our four days of hiking, it may be possible to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu, behind the main site. However, special permits are required and they are issued in limited quantities and cost inca trail trekkers $55 and ISIC card holders $35 have to be purchased in advance.. If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to purchase this off the INC site directly. The directions for this are given in Additional Options section below. For ISIC card holders ... if you want this permit, you must email us indicating this in writing and ensuring we have a clear scan of your ISIC card as you cannot purchase a student price entrance off the INC website so we will do this for you..and you must indicate in writing that that you will pay the extra $35 for us to buy the student 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 and this is the accomodation for people doing this tour unless full and then similar accomdation is provided nearby. Machupicchu is officially open from 06:00 am to 17:30 pm
You may like to soak in the hotsprings in the afternoon before dinner provided in Viajeros in the evening.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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 7: AGUAS CALIENTES- OLLANTAYTAMBO - HOTEL MARQUESES
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. The tour ends at Ollantaytambo. If you have time to explore this charming town try and spend a few hours here. It is a lovely place to walk around, visit the Incan sites and even to spend the night;
There are many public buses and collectivos at the Ollantaytambo Train Station that provide a cheap transfer to Cusco via Urubamba for around 10 soles or $3- $3.50, departing regularly throughout the day; there are also many tourist buses now who provide transoprt for around $6 directly from the train station area. This transport usually takes about 2 hours so don`t expect to be back in Cusco before 1.30pm
If you choose this overnight option, we will automatically register you for the morning train at 08:53 am;
If you would like another option you must indicate this very clearly and receive a clear confirmation.
Please note if you request an afternoon train which has transport through to Cusco then the additional cost on the package witll be $15 extra but includes transport back to the main plaza in Cusco.
Day 8: ADIOS CUSCO-
Free morning then transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, Arequipa, Puno ( Juliaca ) or Puerto Maldonado. for what ever time you have booked your flight checkin.
What is Included:
Transfers in and out from and to the airports in Cusco
3 Nights in Hotel Marqueses Cusco with breakfast.
3 Nights camping on Inca trail ( 2 person tent)
1 night accomodation in Aguas Calientes
6 kilos for porter
Tourist vehicles and experts guides.
4 Day Inca Trail Trek -Book 4-6 months before.
Guided tour enroute Inca Trail and Machupicchu
Sacred Valley guided Tour
Expedition Train Tickets, buses tickets
Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDE:
Bus and train tickets, accommodation in 3 star Cusco hotels, excursions with English speaking guides, 24 hours emergency assistance to ensure you have a peace of mind and safe vacation and all in and out transfers to airports, train station or bus terminals. This means when you get off a bus, plane, or train, you will be met by one of our SAS Travel english speaking representatives, who will drive you to your hotel or to your next tour.
What is not Included:
Flight Tickets Lima-Cusco-Lima
Cusco VisitorsTicket (165 soles approx US$60)
Single tent $70
Sleeping Bag extra of US$20
Hot springs 10 soles entrance fee
US$ 180 for Single room ( Single Supplement )
We recommend that you bring
-ISIC internatinal student card if applicable.
-Backpack to carry your personal items
-Warm sleeping bag Minus 5ºC
-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 or buy it enroute.
-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 200-300 extra soles
If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.
Sleeping bag to hire for $ 25 for entire trek.
Trekking poles to hire $ 10 each
Back pack to hire $ 20
Single tent $70
If you do not have domestic flights and would like a quote please contact Soledad and advise of your interest so she can confirm date availability immediately and send you a booking form
Upgrade to Delux room in Hotel Marqueses special $40 per person instead of $60 if requested well in advance price based on Double basis 2 person sharing room.
Up-grade to Vistadome Class Train Coach for Machu Picchu tour $ 36 per person
Please Note: Hostel Viajeros 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 private bathroom and hot water with a gas system. They offer varied and fresh meals made by local peruvian products. It has the best location on town, only few blocks from Train and Bus Station and 10 minutes from the hot spring open pools.
If you are wanting alternative accommodation this can be organized. These are some upgrade options and the corresponding supplemental cost based on double occupancy.
To guarantee your UP-GRADE hotel reservation, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance.
All upgrade Hotel options require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date. Thanks for your cooperation.
■UP-GRADING HOTELS: price per person double basis
■Hostel Presidente US$20 pp
■Hotel Santuario US$44 pp
■Hotel Andina Luxury US$46 pp
■MaPi by Inkaterra US$85 pp
■(Dinner and Breakfast included)
■Hatuchay Tower US$120 pp
■Hotel Inkaterra US$249 pp
■(Dinner and Breakfast included)
■Sumaq Hotel US$195 Promotional
■(Dinner and Breakfast included)
Accomodation in Lima
"Double Room" Imperiale Residence us$74 / Melodia Hotel us$50 Embajadores Hotel us$75 / Casa Andina us$ 85.
Note: Late bookings of this tour could incur an extra cost if only expensive flights are available: Please check this at time of interest in package providing your exact dates and international flight arrival details.
Upgrade to Delux room in Hotel Marqueses $ 40 per person on Double basis room.
Up-grade to Vistadome Class Train Coach for Machu Picchu tour $ 45 per person
When requesting availability for this tour please indicate your exact international flight details. If you do not have domestic flights and would like a quote please contact Soledad and advise of your interest so she can confirm date availability immediately and send you a booking form.
Optional Guided Cusco City Tour Please note you can organise the city tour for Day 3 if you prefer or if you are organising any pre or post tour accomodation you can organise the city tour for any day not necesarily the day of you arrival.
Packages/ Multiday Tours SAS rep is Soledad:
Thank you for deciding to register for a SAS Travel tour !
Step 1.- CLICK: CONFIRMED GROUP DEPARTURES to see which dates still have permits available for day 3 of your package ie the inca trail start date.
Step 2.- Select your tour and fill out with your personal details. Note when indicating the date of the package you must count back 3 days from the inca trail. Ie if you are choosing the 2nd of Aug inca trail you need to choose 31 July start date of package.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel.info or call us.
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 8%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCEwith card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union.
Terms & Conditions
SAS Travel 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 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.
CANCELATION BY YOU.- Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by SAS Travel
The charges are shown below:
60 and more days before departure: retention of deposit
59 to 30 days before departure: 75% of total price
Less than 30 days: 100% of price
TRAVEL INSURANCE.- We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, 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 CONDITIONS OF THE 4 DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
1. You must advise SAS travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate.
2. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour
please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems ASAP.
3. You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon, 2 days before your departure. Payment of your balance in the Cusco SAS office is requested in cash. US $ is easier but if you choose to pay in soles the rate charged is generally 3.0 soles = US$1 You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards. If a final payment is not made by 12 noon the day before any tour or service such as the Inca trail, the total balance will be charged to the credit card + the 8% commission.
4. The student US$40 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid 2011 ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card is not accepted by the control.
5. You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is $15.
6. Unless you hire an extra porter you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. if you want an extra porter (for the full trip) you must have booked this with your original booking form as they require permits as well.
If you are a single traveller you are obliged to pay single supplement for hotel room but if you do not require a single tent on the inca trail and are happy to share, then you can let us know at the time of booking and be exempt of this $70 fee. so single supplement fee for just hotel is $100.
7. a Cancelation of tour once a permit has been registered up to 6 weeks in advance incurs a loss of $200. non refundable
7. b. Cancelation of tour within 6 weeks to 2 weeks of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
7. c. Cancelation of tour within 2 weeks to 5 days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost...
7. d. Cancelation of tour within 5 days - 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu by train with overnight in Aguas Calientes joining your group and completing the tour as normal from here.
7. e. Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your permit, completing the tour as normal from here within this cancellation penalty charge if train tickets are available . The only extra charge is the cost of the train to Aguas Calientes. US$ 46 or with a Vistadome upgrade US $71.
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. 4 Days / 3 Nights package includes transport to Cusco, the train return depends on train company availability. Our preference would be a train departure between 4pm - 6pm but needs to have enough seats available to accomodate the group and usually this is not an issue except around large festivals such as Inti Raymi, Independence day and Easter. So there may be some slight variability around those dates and full high season, for which we appreciate your understanding.
10. 4 days-4 night -package with overnight in Aguas Calientes includes 09:22am train to Ollantaytambo on day 5. ( unless you specified at the time of booking a alternative afternoon train option ) Changes to schedules or dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs an administration charge of $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. So please email us to confirm if you would prefer the afternoon train on the 5th day with transport through to Cusco, instead of morning train to Ollantaytambo.
11. 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.
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.- 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.
15. When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 8% comission for use of credit card.
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SAS Travel is supporting many of the community projects run by Hotel Marqueses: Eg. "Walk a Mile in my shoes", "Wawa-Wasi", "Shoes shiners boys" If you are coming to Cusco please make a space for a couple of second hand clothes, shoes especially for kids, school equipment, toys and drop them off in our office. We will help distribute the items to people who really need them in small village schools and communities in the mountains of Lares.