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13 January 2007
We had a wonderful time hiking the Inca Trail with SAS. They were very well organized, the porters were amazing, the food was fantastic, and the guides were great! SAS even went above and beyond the specific duties included in the trek and helped us make arrangements to get to/from the airport as well as making a couple of phone calls for us in spanish to settle arrangements for our travel plans at our upcoming destinations in Peru. Thanks for a wonderful experience in Peru! I would use this tour guide again in the future.read more
04 January 2007
Thank you thank you thank you... i had the best time ever on the trail.. im so glad i went.
But i would really like to see more pictures of everyone on the web site! thanks again
18 December 2006
I had one of the best vacations ever thanks to your suggestions and would reccomend your services to anyone wishing to travel to Peru.read more
08 December 2006
Our hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Pichhu was the fulfillment of a lifelong desire and I thank you for making the dream come true. The service provided by the porters was excellent. They are simply amazing! Their help to me on the Day 3 descent, after i injured my left knee, was heroic. The lead guide, Victor, was kind, informative, and professional. He made wise decisions each time something came up that was out of the ordinary. Erik, our second guide, was so patient. I was the slow person in a very fast group, and he stayed with me and my husband, never complaining, always encouraging, even though it took us hours longer than the rest of the group to reach camp. When I think about it, I believe that it is the guides, more than anyone or anything else, that define SAS Travel for me. Everything was perfect, but mostly because of Victor and Erik, I will highly recommend your agency to anyone who seeks adventure in Peru. Thank you again.
04 December 2006
Just wanted to say thanks to SAS for the great time my friend Grainne and I had on the Inca trail from 8-11th Nov. Our group of 12 were lovely, the food was delicious and i discovered i really enjoy trekking! The fun we had with our guides Carlitos and Jose was brilliant, they are both very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about their jobs. I can\'t believe the work the porters do its amazing. I loved it so much that i\'m going back to South America after Christmas and will definitely recommend SAS to any travellers i meet.
PS Jose & Carlitos I have some great photo\'s that i can email on if you\'d like to see them!
27 November 2006
Merci à SAS, au personnel, aux guides (Ozzie et Alex) et aux porteurs pour le magnifique trekking du sentier Inca. Service excellent, personnel courtois, nourriture délicieuse. Nous nous rappellerons longtemps des réveils au thé de coca, de la bonne soupe, des paysages magnifiques et de toute l\'équipe qui veillait à notre confort lors de notre périple en août 2006read more
21 November 2006
Thanks so much to Roberto (our guide), our porters, Alberto the cook and SAS in general. A faultless experience along the Machu Picchu trail. Roberto was such an optimistic, knowledgable, enthusiastic and funny guy. Even in the rain, he managed to keep our spirits high. So happy to have spent a little more money, well worth it that´s for sure.read more
11 November 2006
My partner Dave and myself did the 4 day Inca Trail on October 11th 2006. The porters were absolutely fantastic, they made us breakfast before we started walking and were soon overtaking us to get everything ready for our next stop. They encouraged and applauded us when us stragglers made it back to the camp. The food was excellent and veggies were well catered for. Our guides Miguel and Demos were second to none, it was a fantastic 4 days and we couldnt have done it without any of them.read more
30 October 2006
Got back from doing the Inca trail in October with the Anthony Nolan Trust and would just like to say a big thankyou to Victor and Elvis and all the guys at SAS for a truly memorable trip. Victor was knowledgable and funny and had a great enthusiasm for his job. Thanks for everything guys.read more
28 October 2006
We did the Inca Trail with Silverio (Banderas) at the beginning of August and he is an excellent Spanish guide, solid as a rock, a super sweet guy and very knowlegdeable. We really recommend that you have him on your trail.
Thanks Banderas! Also, a HUGE thanks to the porters!
20 October 2006
I am just back in Ireland after a great holiday in South America. As part of our trip we did the Inca Trail from the 5th to the 8th of October with SAS. I would just like to say that it was a truly brilliant experience thanks in no small part to our guides Saul, Mario, the fantastic chef and the incredible porters. Saul\'s knowledge and passion for his culture was particularly impressive. I would not hesitate in reccomending your company to anyone looking to undertake the trail as it really was a magical experience.
16 October 2006
I have just returned to New Zealand after a fantastic three weeks in Peru.
I want to say a special thank you to all at SAS for making the Inca Trail trip (9th - 12th Oct) such a special highlight.
From our arrival in Cusco Reuben in the office looked after us brilliantly and was always full of humour. The trek itself with Reuben and Marco was unbelievable. Reuben is a brilliant guide who deserves special thanks, the guy is a legend. He obviously cares deeply about the history of his people and his humorous, energetic descriptions were always interesting and informative. Between Reuben and Marco they looked after us at all times with people of different walking speeds and health.
Valentino the Chef produced food the best restaurants would be proud of in conditions that are challenging to say the least. The Porters work harder than anybody I know and always had a smile for us. Good Work Fellas!!
Thank You All for a trip I\'ll never forget.
14 October 2006
I had a great time on the inca trail 04 oct until 13 oct 2006. I wanted to say a HUGE thanks for all the team Simon, Mark and Kelso and to Ozzie and the team. The guys behind the scenes worked so hard and are fantastic. SIlverio deserves another thanks as he carried a seriously ill member down from the highest pass on his back! AWESOME. I cannot praise the porters, cooks, horsemen, guides enough. A world class team - thanksread more
10 October 2006
had a fantastic time walking the Inca trail starting on 26 Dec 05. Our group of 15 had Roberto and Julian as guides. They were both very knowledgeable on the area and the Inca history. Roberto also managed our group and the porters extremely professionally. He was always aware of any problems in our group either with people who were struggling with walking due to injury or illness or with personality conflicts.
I was the slowest walker in our group for all the uphill sections and so spent a lot of time walking with either Roberto or Julian at the back of the group. I had a great time chatting and laughing with them. They are both very kind men. I would not have made it to the top of Dead Women\'s Pass without their encouragement and support. Also their cheerful attitude to walking in the rain each day was infectious. The Inca trail didn’t turn out to be as difficult as I expected once I followed their advice and went at my own pace instead of trying to keep up with the group.
All our porters and cooks were fantastic. Boris cooked great food for us, I never expected that we would eat so well when camping. It was great to arrive at the campsite after a few hours walking and have someone take my pack from me and then get handed a hot drink to revive me. They also surprised me by having a hot, sweet cup of chamomile tea and a sandwich waiting for me when I got to the top of Dead Women’s Pass – an excellent touch. Thank you to all the porters who tried to teach me a few Spanish words as they ran passed me several times each day.
I will have great memories from the Inca Trail for a long time
18 September 2006
Just returned from the traditional 4 day Machu Picchu trek. Had a fantastic time. Many thanks to SAS Travel and our fabulous guides Hilbert and Banderas!
06 September 2006
What can I say, it was amazing. I could not have been happier in choosing SAS for our tour. Victor and Omar were great guides. They were really patient when we stopped every ten feet to take more and more pictures. The food was beyond my expectations. The quality was incredible and was some of the best food I ate in Peru. I can\'t wait to return to persue another adventure with SAS. If you have any questions let me know.. Thanks for a great trip.read more
09 August 2006
I just returned home (FL, USA) from my trip to Machupicchu via the 4 day hike with SAS. I must say that they are extremely professional and caring. I had a difficult time with the altitude, but our guides, Victor and Jose, were there to support me and help me when I needed it. The food was beyond excellent, the tents, sleeping bags and pads were comfy. The best is the morning wake-up with hot coca tea or coffee at your tent. I have nothing but excellent things to say, and I loved every moment (lack of oxygen, dizzy, and complaining) of the hike. My only advise to those considering - make sure your boots are tied tight enough.
31 July 2006
Just came back from Peru...and what an amazing experience it was to hike the inca trail with your company (7/11-7/14)! Fantastic food...super-encouraging and supportive guides (Bravo, Saul & Silbario/Banderos!!!) who went out of their way to take care of us and who made us BELIEVE we can do it! Now that i\'m home, i plan to do 2 things: (1) to tell you what a great job your company did and i will recommend you guys to anyone who considers going, and (2) display my hiking sticks on the family room wall! Thank you for helping me accomplish a major birthday wish!read more
31 July 2006
oops...forgot to thank Robyn Quintana! My group had to travel in 2 separate groups with varying itineraries and you did an awesome job arranging everything. thank you!read more
27 July 2006
I just wanted to send a little note to thank you for making our Inca trail an unforgettable experience. Thanks Isaac and Eric for being very parient with us. We never felt like there was any pressure on us. The food was great, probably the best I have had in South America and our porters were unbelievable. We´ll definitely recommend SAS to anyone who asks. (and the celebration in Mama Africas was pretty good too!)
Annie, Alison, Helen, MC and Peter (the irish gang from 7th July!)