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!
Even though this is only a one day trek it still requires a high level of physical fitness as you will need to cover a long distance in 6 hours and especially if you are wanting to have the earlier train to enjoy daylight views to Aguas Calientes. Therefore you need to have at least 2 fulldays of acclimatisation in Cusco before doing the trek to ensure you are acclimatised and can walk at a good pace to allow time to enjoy the site of Huchy Qosqo.
If you request a new date (and it is 2 months before departure and not within 7 days of another date for the same tour), then if we are unable to get others to join you and confirm the group price then we can provide a free night in Hotel Marqueses for the night before the tour for free to compensate for the higher cost of the tour as private.. This offer is not for those requesting a private tour only for those requesting group tour if we cannot get 4 other people for their requested date.
DAILY DEPARTURES !!! The permits for Machupicchu citadel and train tickets are limited, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance (3-1 months before). See on Step 1: AVAILABILITY Book ONLINE on Step 2: BOOKINGS Get a Code (Purchase Number) and pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 p/person with: 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$ 210.00 p/person. Book and pay as soon as possible to avoid disappointments.
If you are booking as a Student, Please send us a scanned copy of your ISIC student card to email@example.com as soon as possible to validate your tour as a student rate.*
4 Nights for the price of 3 in MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2013 to APRIL 15th 2013). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash.www.hotelmarqueses.com
Huchuy Qosqo The Little Cusco, recently restored by archaeologists, located at 3,450 mals from this point you can see part of the famous sacred valley of the Incas, it is clear to see many beautiful big mountains as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Waccaywilca or Veronica ancient Apus so respected and venerated by the locals which most of them are Incas- Quechuas descendents. We have a guided tour for 1.5 hours to visit and explore this interesting Inca complex. Between the town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas existed many Inca roads connecting villages through a well elavorated stone trail system and this is one of those hundreds from Incas period.
Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba,Huchuy Qosqo, Ollanta,Aguas Calientes.
From 05:00 am early pick up from your hotels, (please organize with your hotel the night before for a packed breakfast to take with you for such an early start.) We will use a private vehicle for the 1.5 hour to Patabamba a community located at 3800 masl. On route we pass Saqsaywaman and go over the mountains towards Corao where we will watch sunrise over the Sacred Valley of the Incas, beautiful Andean village with amazing landscapes and land of great wool weavers, they use ancestral Inca thecniques to create amazing textiles. We will pass on few small communities as Siwas, Qenqo and Pumamarka where you can see locals farming their lands with potatoes and beams crops as their ancestors did. This little valley is beautiful with a lot of native trees, flowers and bushes, our walk will start with a gentle walk of a small ravine after 2 hours then we need to climb around 400 meters to the reach Pumamarka ruins, the walk from here is one hour to reach the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo, recently restored by archaeologists, located at 3,450 mals from this point it is clear to see many beautiful mountains as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Waccaywilca or Veronica ancient sacred mountains "Apus" so respected and venerated by the locals Incas- Quechuas descendents living in this valleys for centuries. This Inca site is amazing, we arrive and have enough time to rest, relax and recover with a delicious pack lunch, then we will be ready for our guided tour to visit and explore this interesting Inca complex.
Then we start our descent down to Lamay. This is an extraodinary trail down the side of the messa and hard due to being a continual descent ( a slightly slippery trail due to loose sand on rocks in some parts in the middle section in dry season. Expect to have sore feet and knees by now and it is with views of the valley about a km below so those with vertigo may want to be aware of this although the trail is wide enough to fit 2 or more people at all times.
Private car for 1 hour until Ollantaytambo town where we can visit for a short time this impresive living andean town where we will stop for our Dinner.
People have preffered the option of the earlier train to Aguas Calientes to see the scenery along the train trip and have time to enjoy the hot springs and Dinner here.) This does mean
Or at 6:45 pm we will be boarding our train toward Aguas Calientes town (Machupicchu village) this will be for 2 hours. Our staff from Hostel Viajeros will be waiting for your arrival and take you to our hostel located only few minutes from train station. Cup of tea, showers and good sleep for the next morning great day.
Early wake up at 04:30 am breakfast
05:30 am we board the first bus to Machupicchu.
After 30 minutes bus ride for approximately 400 meters, we arrive to Machupicchu and we are on front of this marvelous place, ready for our visit.
3 hours guided tour with our expert tour guide, he will show you and walk with you through the most remarkable sectors, areas, temples, residences, altars and he will offer a relevant history and archaeological informations.
After the guided tour you will have extra time to explore by yourself;
Climbing to Huaynapicchu mountain, climbing the the sun gate “Inti-Punku”, walking to Inca Bridge. Climbing to Huaynapicchu.-
At 10:00 am climb Huayna picchu mountain ( it takes 2 hours in and back)
By 15:45 pm we board a bus down to Aguas Calientes to Viajeros Hostel.
At 16.45 pm we board our train return to Poroy-Cusco train station, our transfer will take you to your hotel in Cusco, return time at 21.00 Hrs approx.
What is Included:
Collection from your hotels from 5.00am or if you are doing private and have a later train from Aguas Calientes then we can pick you up closer to 05:45 am
Transfer in private vehicle to Patabamba (starting point of the trek)
Experienced english speaking guide
Meal: 2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
First-aid kit including
Private vehicle from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Vistadome or Expedition)
Reception at Aguas Calientes and transfer to the Hotel
Accommodation in Double private room, with breakfast.
Early bus up to Machupicchu from Aguas Calientes
Admission fee for Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
Expedition Train return to Cusco
Transfer to your hotel.
What is not Included:
Breakfast on Day 1
Drinks and snacks.
Tip for guide not mandatory.
We recommend that you bring
A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits,
Camera, film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
Insect repellent, minimum recommended 20% DEET
Huchuy Qosqo The Little Cusco is an archeological site north of Cuzco, Peru it was originally an administrative and military center as Pisaq, with many constructions around, Inca buildings with perfect fine stones work, graneries structures called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn. Its name is Quechua for Little Cusco It lies at an elevation of 3600 meters (11,800 feet), above the 3000-meter high town of Lamay and the Sacred Valley. The site received its name in the 20th century previously it had been known as Kakya Qawani. Pedro de Cieza de León, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, claimed that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the Eighth Inca. Amongst a large number of buildings, some stone, some adobe, is a kallanka (great hall), 40m long. Providing water to the site is an Inca built irrigation channel, lined with stones for about 800m. The site is inaccessible by public road. The two main access points by foot are from Tambomachay or from with a pass at 4400m, then mostly downhill, and visiting some other ruins.
Thank you for booking with SAS Travel.
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Choose the tour and departure date required, fill out your personal details on Step 2, then below fill out the details of your group in Traveling with: (Make sure your passports have 6 months validation on them before you enter to Peru). Once you have finalized your booking, you will receive a reservation code (purchase number) to be able to pay ONLINE with. (eg: 240611001). If you are booking for 2 or more people, you can pay with just one code for one transaction.Please note if the permits are soon to run out you are better to do a credit card deposit as this is a more immediate charge to ensure quick confirmation.
HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT.- (USD$ 200.00 per person is required.)
PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION.- Transfer USDS$ 200.00 p/person in order to Mr: Irwin POMA-FLORES (Peru). Upon transferring the money email us the (MTCN) Money Transfer Control Number, your reservation code and the amount paid to: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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FINAL PAYMENT.- The remaining balance needs to be paid (7 Days before the date of your tour) Transfer your balance with: Western Union in US$ Dollars to: Irwin POMA-FLORES. (Peru) email us the (MTCN), your reservation code and the amount paid to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments with credit / debit cards need to be made 2 weeks prior your tour and only accepted with the commission of 5% included. You should contact us two weeks prior to the tour responding to the email with your confirmation requesting, any final items to be added and then we can reconfirm the exact balance to be paid plus the 5% commission. You then can enter the same online system with your reference code and make the balance payment.
FINAL PAYMENTS WITH CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS.- in our Office is with 8% card fee. (The remaining balance needs to be paid 5 Days before your tour).
Terms & Conditions
CONDITIONS Huchuy Qosqo & Machupicchu Hike 2D/1N. "NEW" 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT MINIMUM 2 person.(Private tours).
Price varies according to number of passengers confirmed.
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 the trek is still considered requiring a high level of physical condition.
2. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group 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. 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 2.90 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$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS travel. You must carry the valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail to Machu Picchu with you or pay the further US$20 at the control.
5. Unless you hire an extra porter / mule you need to carry your day pack with personal items.
If you have no experience in high altitude trekking please hire an extra porter. This is a serious requirement.
6. Change of dates without additional fee, is only possible up to at least 1 month before departure date and only if the group is still left with more than a 6 people as group price minimum and Machu Picchu entrances and train tickets have not been finalised.
Change of dates outside these stipulations in point 6, will incur a further charge of between US$60 -$80 if changing to a group departure date .
7. a Cancelation of tour once you have booked and paid incurs a loss of the $150. Non refundable deposit.
7. b. Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost...
7. c. Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 1 week of departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost...
7. 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 called Machupicchu & Sacred Valley "COMBO" Tour 2D/1N ( http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/353/machupicchu-sacred-valley-quotcomboquot-tour-2d1n)
which is similar but gives you a Sacred Valley tour instead of the trek part on Day 1 and utilising your train tickets and entrances.
7. 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 Ollantaytambo day 3.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.