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06 June 2005
We just finished the Inca trail Friday June 3rd 2005. It was an unforgettable experience. Me and my husband had a great time on the trip.
I had so many pre conceived notions about the trek, food etc but it was so different from what I had heard. The food was amazing. Getting a 3 course meal with atleast 4-5 dishes every meal is something unheard of in trekking trip. But SAS made it happen. The service was great. Our cook Juillo was a hero. Amazing food I must say.
Porters did an amazing job carrying our luggage and setting up the tents before we arrived.
We were really pampered.
Special thanks to our guide Ruben & Alex who made this trek a wonderful experience for us. They walked with me pretty much the entire hike as I was the slowest of all :). They were very patient and told me I could do it. Thanks to them I was able to do it.
I want to thank you all for making this a memorable trip for us.
Purnima & Anoobhav (San Francisco)
29 May 2005
I was one of the privileged hikers on the Lares Trek led by Isaac Andrade that began in Cusco on May 17, 2005. I write to Express my heartfelt feelings of appreciation for Isaac and let you know that he was an
incredible guide. I found Isaac to be extremely knowledgeable, patient, understanding, personable, enjoyable, and professional. I could not have dreamed of a better leader for the profound journey we took together. His passionate words revealed his personal connection to the Andean countryside, which allowed him to share his unique insight into what we experienced. He also had one of the largest English vocabularies of any non-native English speaker I have known, and he continually surprised us with his ability to
convey his thoughts with very specific English. He possessed the added gift
of interacting in a very personal way with the Andeans we met because of his
ability to speak quechua. He always had a positive, uplifting and inspirational attitude that lifted everyone's spirits. He treated all the hikers and our companion porters with respect, and he had a great sense of humor.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him. He is an invaluable asset to SAS.
17 April 2005
I have just finished the Inca Trail with Age Concern. April 2004
I would just like to thank your crew for a wonderful time.
Keny, Aldo and the white water rafting team.
Keny you are a fabulous dancer too!!
12 April 2005
I could not believe how incredibly hard the team worked to give us everything we needed to enjoy our trip. Strating with Boris (not the cook yet) who took us to Tambombachay, Puca Pucara and Saqsaywaman, he was incredible, alway cheery and up for a laugh and knew an incredible amount about just about everything.
The rafting guides, especially Alan, Willie, Jean-Claude, Louis, Boris (so many Boris's!) definately stood out of the crowd, Ramero also is an excellent kayaker and you're safe in their hands, they're too good to be dragging a load of unexperienced english people along a river and stopping us from drowning! They truly are superb! Big thanks to Boris the cook and all his friends as well, the food was exceptional! I can't believe you were able to cook such incredible food in that one tent! Even the amount you cooked was phenomenal! The team and company are truly lucky to have you, otherwise everyone would starve to death! The whole team works together perfectly and i couldn't see the team change for years to come because they are so synchronised. Everything was always on time, always in its place and always ready for us!
Victor, who took us to Ollyantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu was an excellent guide as well, he knew everything about the area, knew where everything is and was rushing himself off his feet, he was exceptional like everyone of the guides we met, always had a sense of humour and a good character on him!
I just want to say, thankyou all so much for an incredible and unforgettable experience, it will be impossible to forget it! Thanks everyone!
Many Thanks and Best Regards,
05 April 2005
I had the most fantastic experience hiking the Inca Trail with SAS. Thanks to Freddy, Roberto, Alex, and all the porters for 4 days of physical and spiritual renewal among the history and legend of the Andean people.read more
09 February 2005
Os envío este E-mail, para una vez más daros las gracias por la increible experiencia vivida con el INKA TRAIL de los días 23 a 26 Enero de 2005 -lo mejor de PERU-, nunca pensé que un camino tan duro, pudiera resultarme tan divertido, Ya que además de lo maravilloso del lugar y MACHUPICCHU, la gente que nos atendió fue lo mejor. Por favor, den las gracias al super cocinero Mario, por la comida, ni en un hotel de cinco estrellas se come mejor, a los porteadores y sobre todo a los guias, CARLOS Y JAVIER que son todo unos profesionales, siempre atentos con todos nosotros y se nota que de verdad les gusta su trabajo y disfrutan con ello. MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS!!!!!!!.read more
03 February 2005
estuve con vosotros en agosto de 2002, en el camino inca y en manu, y pienso volver pronto para repetir una experiencia inigualable, en parte, gracias a vosotros. hasta el próximo abril!read more
12 January 2005
Dear SAS Travel,
I recently participated in the 4-day Inca Trail organised by SAS Travel which departed on the 30th December and finished on 2nd January. I returned to the UK only this
weekend hence the delay in contacting you to say "thank you" to SAS Travel and the team for organising what proved to be such an exciting and enjoyable adventure.
The high level of standards and professionalism shown throughout the trek
is to be commended. The porters, cook and guides were professional, courteous and hard-working at all times and I was deeply impressed with the high quality of the facilities (tents, etc) and the food throughout. It was camping at a standard that exceeded all my previous experiences!
Most importantly though I wish to make special note of the two guides -Ruben and Omar. Again, both were highly professional but beyond that they worked so hard to ensure that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and did everything together as group.Special note must be made of Ruben's stories along the route: these were always informative, entertaining and at times quite humorous and proved Ruben to be a very talented story teller!
I should be most grateful if you would pass on my sincere thanks to both Ruben and Omar for their hard work, caring and patience - it was truely appreciated and made participating in the trek a real pleasure.
Once again many thanks to SAS Travel and very best regards to Ruben and Omar for 2005,
Rosamund (Roz) Davis
07 January 2005
We have used SAS on both our visits to Peru and found them to be Excellent.
Highly Recommended if you want to do the Inca Trail with no fuss or worry, good food and very knowledgeable guides
05 January 2005
Hello Everyone at SAS Travel!
I just wanted to thank all of your team on behalf of my three companions and myself for putting together a fabulous and memorable Christmas trip for us. The 4 day Inca Trail we went on was very professionally organised and run and special thanks to our two guides Ozzi and Julien for making it so. We all had a fantastic time and ate exceedingly well (including my girlfriend who is vegetarian!).
27 December 2004
I just wanted to thank you and the entire SAS team for the wonderful time my husband and I had on our four-day trek.
To be honest, the hike was more difficult than I had anticipated. I was pretty nauseous at times and had difficulty eating – and breathing. I think that the challenges I faced made completing the trek even more rewarding than I could have imagined! Ozy and the porters were absolutely fantastic! They knew I was having a hard time and remained within earshot throughout the entire four days! They allowed me to walk at my own pace (very slow) and never pressured me to keep up with the rest of the group. Ozy encouraged me, gently and professionally, to succeed at completing the hike. The porters made sure I had a tent and mattress to rest during a tea break after having a difficult morning, and at one point they met me on the trail with a sandwich. They too were extremely professional.
If I had not completed this trek I know I would have regretted it for the rest of my life. This trip had been a dream of mine for the past five years. I couldn't have made it without SAS Travel.
Thank you for turning my dream into reality!
27 December 2004
Hi, This is just an email to let you know that we went on the 4 day trek with Isiac and Efrain and wanted to recommend these 2 for anyone else going on an Inca Trail. Not only were they helpfull and full of information that we all wanted to hear they were thoughtful and so funny that if anyone else was booking this tour they would be missing out if they did not get these 2 guys. Also a big Thanks to SAS for the chefs you gave us ( Super Mario ) and the porters who did a great job. I thought we were supposed to loose weight when we up there not put it on but it was like 5 star camping. We have already recommended SAS to everyone who is thinking of doing the trail as there is not one fault any of us can think of and we just wanted to say Thank You, for one of the best experiences we have had since we have been travelling Andrea & Michaelread more
18 December 2004
Back in May this year we had a fantastic time walking the Inka Trail to Muchupicchu with SAS, the food was 5 star, and our guide Ruben second to none. SAS helped make a holiday of a life time, it not only met our expectations but exceeded them. We also took up your recommendation and did the 2 day tour of Lake Titicaca and this just built on the experience. When setting out on the Lake Titicaca tour the three of us never though we would be dancing in national costume at 3800 meters, so a very big thank you to you and your team who helped make our holiday so unforgettable. Valerie Cookread more
17 December 2004
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how professional and on top of
things your organization is. I came into Peru to hike the Inca Trail
November 25-29 and it was extraordinary. My guide was Julio and he was
great. His English was PERFECT and he had a wealth of information on the
area and environment. Actually, everyone I dealt with at your office was
extrememly friendly and went above and beyond to help, including your driver
who opened the office to help me when I arrived in Cusco a
day late due to a canceled flight out of Lima.
I will be telling all my fellow travelers that you are the company for the
You have a beautiful country and I feel so lucky to have had the chance to
Thank you for a great experience and memory.
17 December 2004
Just wanted to send an email to say thanks for your excellent service. We went on the 4 day Inca trail on the 6th Nov, and were really pleased with everything. We'd had lots of recommendations for your company throughout our travels in South America, which made us sign up with you even though your prices are a little higher than others. It was definitly worth it! HUGE spacious tents (plus an awning to keep those stinky boots outside), friendly porters, great (and lots of) food - and most
of all an excellent guide. Augusto really made the trip fantastic. He was always smiling and making sure everyone was OK. We got so much more information than many other groups, some people even tried to listen in on our group! He was really encouraging when we had to climb the pass - something which I'm sure we all appreciated whilst we huffed and puffed up the slope! All the small touches like Vodka in the morning to perk us up, Rum and hot tea and even a decorated birthday cake for 2 group members made the trip even more special.
Thanks so much!!!
Al and Stu
p.s The hostel in AC was lovely too - a most welcome lie-in!
12 December 2004
El Jefe de SAS - David
Having just returned from the 2 day Machu Picchu trip with SAS we wanted to
let you know what a great trip we had. We had been recommended SAS by
several sources and can see now why you are so highly regarded. We were
impressed with all aspects of the set up - from your office staff to the
guide. Our tour guide Ruben made the trip for us, his knowledge, passion and
enthusiasm was second to none, we couldnt have asked any more of him. On our
return journey the train broke down but SAS were waiting for us at the next
stop once we got going, whereas other travellers were left stranded.
Also your bus driver helped us sort a problem at Cusco bus station when our
Ormena bus to Puno was cancelled the following day. He refunded us the
correct amount of money and ensured we were able to continue with another
Keep up the good work, we will ensure SAS receives glowing reports to anyone
Emma and Jacquie Ericson
10 December 2004
I recently completed a 4 day trek with your company on the 5th of August. I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to have been smart enough to use your company. Omar and Stefano were absolutely wonderful as guides. They were kind and patiently responded to any questions asked of them. Their meticulous attention to detail was greatly appreciated by the rest of the group and myself. The porters were the hardest working bunch of guys that I have ever seen. It amazed me that they could tear down and put up a site so fast. Your cook is a tremendous asset as all of the meals we were served were outstanding. I would recommend your company to anyone looking for a reputable firm to guide them over the trail. It was a trip that I will never forget. Please give my regards to everyone there. Sincerely, Mike Richards Bradenton, Floridaread more
03 December 2004
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip with SAS and particularly with Itzak and Julian as guides. We were every tired when we filled our the review form on the last day after lunch and I wanted to impress upon you what a great experience we had on the Inca trail. My husband and were particularly impressed with the sensitivity that our guides had for the environment and for the porters and their welfare. Our guides made the difference between a good trip and a great one. I want to pass on a very big thank you to Itzak and Julian for a very memorable and worthwhile experience. Thaks SAS!! I have some great pict6ures if you would loke me to send them to you..read more