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    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
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    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
VERY IMPORTANT: (Inca Trail permits from Jan 1st - July 30th 2019.) The Classic Inca Trail Trek 4, 5 Days office, has announced that permits will be sold from October 1st, 2018, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible and therefore avoid disappointments.
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Price Information

US$ 2,990.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

USD$ 100.00 discount with University, college cards or child under 16 years.
2 person Minimum required for this tour.
If your passport is expired you can still book this tour and later on send us your new passport number.

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Overview

Colca Canyon-Arequipa, Lake Titikaca Puno, Cusco Magic, Inca Trail to Machupicchu (Lares or Salkantay Trek, if you booking is late for Inca Trail permits), Tambo Jungle Lodge - Sandoval Lake, Lima Kings City.

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Is it for me?

This package has something for everyone and gives you the opportunity to experience the rich diversity of tradition, adventure and mystery as you experience so many “one of a kinds” here in Peru! The deepest canyon in the world to watch in awe the condors flight overhead at Colca Canyon. The highest navigable lake in the world to enjoy an overnight stay with local Uros families on Lake Titicaca.
Discovery of lush national parks of the vast Amazon Jungle, stroll around Sacsayhuaman and back down through the delightful stoned streets of Cuzco, and the ultimate hike of the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu the 8th wonder of the world.
You do need to be fit and ready for adapting to a lot of travelling and higher altitudes as you climb from Lima sea level to Arequipa at 2400m to Puno at 3800m all in preparation for the highest point on the Inca trail at 4200 meters. The gradual increase of altitudes during the trip will assist your acclimatising and you will meet different people on each of the tours to enhance your enjoyment of meeting new people in new places!

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Difficulty

Inca Trail is Moderate to Challenging.

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Transport

Flights, tourist bus, train

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EXPLORING PERU & Jungle 21 Day (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek)

Last Minute Information

  • Permits for Inca Trail are LIMITED.. (There is a limited number of permits each day... only 200 spot per day). FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS... BOOK online well in advance (10-8 months before) you will receive a reservation code to pay a deposit online, so we will apply and purchase your permits immediately. For high season (from April to November 10-8 months in advance.) on (Low season from December to March 7-6 months in advance.)
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  • Classic Inca Trail trek permits for departures in 2019 are likely to go on sale at the beginning of October 2018, many dates will sell out almost immediately particularly for departures in May, June, July and August 2019. Please try to book before the end of August 2018 to avoid disappointment. There is a limited number of permits each day.
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  • EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL 2019: (From March 1st to Dec 31st 2019)
  • Confirmed Departures on: *(Dates below are Inca Trail Leaving Dates.)
  • January 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • March 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • April 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • May 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • June 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • July 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • August 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
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  • OPEN GROUPS for 2018: (From June to October 2018: Permits are fully booked)
  • Available spots on: *(Dates below are Inca Trail Leaving Dates:)
  • NOVEMBER: 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • DECEMBER: 1, 3, 6 ,9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31
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  • BOOK ONLINE.- Once you have checked confirmed leaving dates for Inca Trail trek. Book online on the calendar (Left side -Leaving Dates). Select the month and your preferred leaving date. (Note that Day 1 in this Tour is the day when you arrive to Lima). Fill in your details as requested, details of people traveling with you. You will generate a reservation code. To confirm you must pay immediately online a deposit of US$ 1,000.00 per person with Visa or Mastercard OR pay through Paypal. Ask for details to transfer a down payment into our bank in Peru if there are plenty of spots for the trek to Machu Picchu or check below at Booking Information.
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  • TICKET FOR HUAYNAPICCHU Mt.- (Those trekkers who want to climb the Huaynapicchu Mt. once they finished Inca Trail trek need to pay a deposit ONLINE of US$ 85.00 per person (US$ 45.00 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.

21 Day Tour: Lima, Colca Canyon-Arequipa, Lake Titikaca Puno, Cusco Magic, Sacdred Valley of the Incas, Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes,Flight to Puerto Maldonado Jungle Lodge. Lima Kings City.
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EXPLORING PERU:-Book soon Inca Trail spots are limited.
Day 1: Arrive to Lima. Transfer to Hotel Melodia in San Miguel or Miraflores.
Day 2: Flight from Lima to Arequipa. Transfer to Posada Castillo.
Day 3: Free Day.Arequipa.(Santa Catalina Convent, Optional). Posada Castillo
Day 4: Colca Canyon guided tour. Night in Chivay Pozo del Cielo.
Day 5: Mirador del Condor. Chivay - Puno (VIP tour bus to Puno). Hotel
Day 6: Uros Floating Islands guide tour, night in Island at Amantani.
Day 7: Taquile Islands tour return to Puno. Hotel Qalasaya.
Day 8: Puno Cusco (Inka Express bus) Transfer to Hotel Marqueses.
Day 9: Cusco City Tour (Saqsawaman,Temple of the Sun. Hotel Marqueses
Day 10: Sacred Valley Tour Pisaq,Ollanta. Cusco. Hotel Marqueses
Day 11: Cusco – Hotel Marqueses. Free Day previuos your hike to MP.
Day 12: Inca Trail -Group tour with 8 Kg personal porter.
Day 13: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Day 2. Camp in Pacaymayo.
Day 14: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Day 3. Camp in Wiñaywayna
Day 15: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Night in Aguas Calientes.
Day 16: Aguas Calientes – Return to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 17: Cusco- Puerto Maldonado. Morning Flight to Puerto Maldonado.
Day 18: Sandoval Lake, Monkey Island. Corto Maltes Lodge.
Day 19: Machiguengas world. “Rescue of Cultural Values proyect”
Day 20: Corto Maltes Lodge Flight from Puerto Maldonado - Lima
Day 21: Lima Transfer to the airport. (end of our service).
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FREE: Up-Grade with DELUXE or SUITE at MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco for early bookings (10-8 months in advance is required).

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Peru : Lima

Arrive in Lima on an afternoon or evening flight as you begin your holiday in Peru ! You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. If you arrive late afternoon you can relax and recover and perhaps wander around the San Miguel complex in the evening. If you arriving on an early morning flight today then we suggest our better option of connecting straight through to Arequipa in this case. (see recommendations)

Hotel Melodia or similar

Day 2: Lima-Arequipa

The White City of Arequipa - Flight Lima-Arequipa. After a lie-in to recover from your flight, we will take you back to the airport to catch a flight up to Arequipa - 'The White City'. This is probably the most beautiful city in Peru - a kind of Seville at the foot of a snow-capped volcano! We will meet you at the airport to take you to your hotel and you will then have the rest of the day free to rest or to visit some of the fantastic sights in Arequipa such as the monastery of Santa Catalina.

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Posada Castillo Hotel.

Day 3: City of Arequipa

Free day in the White City of Arequipa We'll given you a free day in Arequipa so you can relax and settle into your holiday. It's just such a lovely place to wander around so perhaps you might like to explore the colonial centre, with its churches and museums? For some hustle and bustle you could check out the local markets or, to get that perfect photo, maybe take a walk up to the Yanahuara mirador for a stunning view of the El Misti volcano?

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Posada Castillo Hotel.

Day 4: Colca Canyon Chivay

Colca Canyon to see the Andean Condor. Today, you'll set out from Arequipa on a guided tour of Colca Canyon. The Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon and is home to a stunning array of wildlife and also some great natural hot springs! You will stay overnight in a hotel in Chivay, a small town right in the middle of the Canyon.

We will pick you up from your Hotel between 07:30 – 8:00 am to initiate our trip to the one of the deepest Canyons of the world, taking the highway from Yura, bordering the snow-covered Chachani mountain towards Cañahuas Pampas. We stop for coca leaf tea at the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas. At Tocra lake we will be able to appreciate a variety of migratory birds, sometimes flamencos. We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and then stop at the famous volcanos panoramic viewpoint, at a high 4.800 meters above sea leavel. From here we will appreciate a great part of the western mountain range, where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approximately 13:30, Arrival to Chivay and stop for Lunch (not included).
At 15:00 our private transport will transfer to us towards the colorful town "pueblito" of Coporaque, from where we will initiate a walk of approximately 2 hours, to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley; as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located in the skirts of a mountain. You will notice that this region was intensively populated by andean communities.
At 17:00 on return from the walk you have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in the lime kiln whose thermo-medicinals waters oscillate between 35º to 38º degrees Celsius in the swimming pools. (US$ 3 entry).
At 20:00 Hrs Dinner (not included) accompanied by a folkloric show; be ready for the Peru andean dances.

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Pozo De Cielo (Private room with bathroom and hot shower)

local payment Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley (US$26)

Day 5: Colca Canyon Chivay - Puno

Colca Canyon A very early start this morning, as your guide and driver take you to the 'Cruz del Condor', a natural viewpoint opposite the nesting-sites of the famous Andean Condors. We'll arrive in time to see these majestic birds launch themselves into the Canyon as they set out on their day's hunt. After spending more time in the Canyon, you will return to Chivay and from here take the 4 M Express tour bus to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Arrriving around 7pm and still time to explore as it is the perfect place to pick up those alpaca scarves and sweaters...

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Hotel Qalasaya

Day 6: Lake Titicaca Puno

Between 7.40am and 8am Transfer from the hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands, some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. You have the opportunity to trek to the top of the mountain (4150 mtrs) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata and enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family.

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rustic accomdation with family

4150 mtrs

Day 7: Lake Titicaca Puno

After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to your hotel approx 5-6 pm.

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Hotel Qalasaya

Day 8: Puno - Cusco

Along the Andes to Cusco We will pick you up in the morning to take you to the station to catch the touri bus to Cusco
the ancient Inca capital. This is one of the most spectacular road journeys in the world as you travel right along the spine of the Andes and is an amazing experience as you stop off at several sites of interest along the way. On arrival, we'll take you to your hotel, just off the main square at the heart of Cusco. Hotel Marqueses Cusco

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Hotel Marqueses

local payment Entries to Ruins on route Puno to Cusco $10 pp.

Day 9: Cusco City Tour

Welcome to Cusco .
Free morning to get some washing done and then the afternoon is spent on a tour of the main sites in the city itself, and also in the surrounding hills. You will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple complex at Kenko, Tambomachay and many other unique and beautiful locations. You will have the evening free to relax and enjoy a meal overlooking the lively central square.

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Hotel Marqueses

Day 10: Sacred Valley Cusco

The Sacred Valley A full day away from Cusco today as you journey into the Andes for a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba. As you wind your way along one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, you will be able to visit the village of Pisac (including its famous market and temple) and the temple-fortress of Ollantaytambo. You really begin to feel the spirit of the Incas as you visit these extraordinary locations. Buffet Lunch Included Hotel Marqueses Cusco.

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Hotel Marqueses Cusco

Day 11: Cusco

Free day in Cusco A holiday isn't a holiday if you don't have a chance to relax so today is all yours - you can have a wander around the local markets, stroll through the bohemian San Blas district and check out the art and jewellery, or just sit back with a few coca teas and get those postcards written before you set off on.

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Hotel Marqueses Cusco

Day 12: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Day 1

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (If not available due to Permits; Lares or Salkantay Trek) A spectacular early morning drive back through the Sacred Valley takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our 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, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp.

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camping

3300m/10857ft

2680m/8817ft

12 km approx

6-7 hours

Day 13: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Day 2

The Inca Trail 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, Warmiwa?usca (4,200m). Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif. We then follow the trail to the floor of the Pacaymayo valley, where we camp for the night.

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camping

4200m/13,800ft

3000m/9870ft

16 km approx

7-8 hours

Day 14: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Day 3

The Inca Trail 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 Wi?ay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.

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camping

3750m/12,337ft

2700m/8883ft

10 Km approx.

5-6 hours

Day 15: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

The Inca Trail An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, 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 nooks and corners. In the early afternoon a bus takes us down to the foot of the mountain to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where you will be staying overnight.

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Hotel InkaTown or Quilla Inn.

Day 16: Aguas Calientes - Cusco

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. We will organise transport from here to Cusco which is about an 1.5hr drive. So hope to be back in Cusco for you to get some lunch and get all that washing done and packed for leaving Cusco tomorrow!

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Hotel Marqueses

Day 17: Cusco- Puerto Maldonado Flight. Adventure in the Jungle.

Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival to Puerto Maldonado.- Reception at the airport with transfer to our office, which is located in the center of Puerto Maldonado. Any luggage that you do not require during your stay in the rainforest can be safely kept in our storage room. This is to facilitate the transport by boat to the lodge. We will embark for our lodge traveling on the river-vessel “Puerto de Capitanía”. It is 40 minutes of navigation on the Madre de Dios River. After arrival at the facilities of the Lodge Corto Maltes Amazonía you will be received with refreshments made from seasonal fruits. Later, your guide will give you the necessary information for your stay and hand over the keys to your bungalow and security safe, followed by the lunch and some time to rest until the first excursion.
At 3:30 pm. Depart for your first contact with the jungle. You will be accompanied by your guide, who will show you the tropical trees, medicinal plants and other aspects of the exuberant nature among the 60 hectares of Brazil nut concession that Corto Maltés Amazonia stewards. Visit a shiringuero encampment, which is another one of the most important economic activities in the Madre de Dios region. This is a reproduction of a real camp, in which you can see the process of collecting rubber (better known as latex), and see how it is used for many products. The time for this trek is 2 hours.
Free time.- Back at the Lodge you can relax by the pool or in the hammocks on the terrace of your bungalow, savor an exotic cocktail at the bar, enjoy a relaxing massage by our qualified staff, visit our shop for a handcrafted souvenir of the rainforest or head to the riverside to view the breathtaking sunset.
Cayman spoting.- At 7:00 pm. Before dinner, we will leave for a nocturnal boat trip to observe caimans and, with a bit of luck, other animals which populate the riverbank at night.
8:00pm dinner in our riverside dining room.

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CORTO MALTES LODGE.

Day 18: Lake Sandoval, Monkey Island,Visit to the lookout tower and a Brasil nut harvesting camp.-

Early Breakfast. Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for Lake Sandoval. Your guide will hand out a bagged breakfast and snack for the excursion.
Lake Sandoval hike.- Departs at 6:00 am: After roughly 20 minutes of travel on the river Madre de Dios, we arrive at the landing stage of Lake Sandoval. During a 3 km hike through the wild vegetation, we will enter the territory of Tambopata National Reserve, where you will have the chance to admire giant trees, different snakes, monkeys (squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys) and various birds (notably the Hoatzin – also known as the stink bird-, kingfishers and snakebirds). Once on Lake Sandoval, we will embark in small rowboats in search of giant river otters. We will also have the possibility to spot a good number of other reptiles, mammals and birds in their natural habitat. When the guide finds an opportune spot where you can continue to observe the nature, we will eat breakfast. For the return trip, make sure you have gathered your belongings and we will row back to the pier.
Monkey Island.- This activity depends on the season and the discretion of your guide. There are times that due to flooding it is nearly impossible to disembark and walk around the island. There are also times in the year for mating and reproduction, and it is important to leave the wild monkeys alone, without human interruption. The animals are accustomed to visitors and can come very close. Therefore it is very important to always follow the instructions of your guide.
Visit to the lookout tower and a Brasil nut harvesting camp.- At 3:30 pm. We will visit of one of the two lookout towers of Corto Maltès Amazonía, with a height of 20 and 42 meters and designed for bird watching and the viewing of other types of animals living at this altitude in the canopy. In addition, you will enjoy an incredible view of the sunset. (The guide will consult with the guests on their preferences and adapt this excursion accordingly.) There will also be a visit to a Brazil nut camp, where harvesters stay for the duration of the season. The Brazil nut (also known as castaña, as it is known locally) is one of the most important economic activities in the Madre de Dios region.
Free time.- You will then have some free time to enjoy the pool or a massage, get refreshed at the bar or visit our souvenir shop.
Dinner 8:pm

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CORTO MALTES LODGE

Day 19: The world of Machiguengas. “Rescue protect of cultural values”

8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am. After a 20-minute boat trip down-river, we will arrive at a chacra, which is a farm owned by a local family. Here we will recognize and even taste different seasonal tropical fruits as well as other native products (cacao, banana, cocona, bread-fruit, noni, yucca, lime…) This place belongs to a typical rural family who maintain with care and without chemicals some native plants that grow naturally. They sell their products in the main markets of Puerto Maldonado for consumption. Once finished the visit we will return to take the boat, and after about 20 minutes we will arrive at the land of a native Machiguenga family.
12:00pm. The Machiguenga are one of the many ethnic groups that exist in the Peruvian Amazon. A family of native Machiguenga will receive us for a visit. They will show us the cultural value of their ancestors, as well as language and customs, including traditional clothes, hunting gear, handicrafts and the music they play during ayahuasca ceremonies. They will teach us how to take advantage of natural products to make tools, and what they use to make their houses, dresses and ornaments, each important for their daily life.
Lunch 1:00pm. We will share lunch with the Machiguenga family in a typical construction and enjoy an indigenous dish from the jungle.
2:00pm. Return to the lodge to relax and have free time to visit the boutique, refresh in the pool, have a cocktail in the bar or have a relaxing massage.
Dinner 8:pm

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CORTO MALTES LODGE

Day 20: Morning of parrots and colors, Transfer to PM, visit the market. Flight from Puerto Maldonado - Lima

Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for a 20-minute walk to the clay lick, where you will have the possibility to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots. The parrots come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay, only found in certain areas of this region. The clay is vital for the metabolic regulation of the birds, and therefore is host to a colorful and veritably delightful and exciting event.
8:00am: Breakfast and free time After breakfast, we will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado by boat.
One of our vehicles will receive you at the port. After a short stop at our office, we will drive to the local market where the local population supplies itself with foods and other products. During a short visit of around 20-minutes, you will be able to appreciate the different typical products of the area. We will then head to the airport to check-in for your respective flights.
* The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.Transfer into your hotel in Lima in Miraflores.

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Leon de Oro or similar

Day 21: Lima

Adios Peru. Last day in Peru
Sadly, today is the last day of your Peru holiday. You have a pretty much full day to explore the capital and enjoy its museums (or its shops!) before we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your international flight

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What is Included:

  • Flight Tickets: Lima-Arequipa / Cusco-Puerto Maldonado-Lima.
  • Transfers in and out in tours and Hotels.
  • 2 Day Colca Canyon Tour Includes: Bus, breakfast 2nd day Accom and guide.
  • Bus Transport from Chivay to Puno at 13:30 Hrs to Puno.
  • 2 Day Lake Titicaca tour: Motor boat, entrance fee, & Guide and rustic accom.
  • Inca Express Tourist Bus Puno to Cusco with Buffet Lunch.
  • City tour of Cusco includes: Tourist Bus & guide.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas:Tourist Bus, Buffet lunch & guide + Entries US$ 60 pp
  • 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu includes: Tourist Train return ticket, bus, permits and entrance fees,meals, tent and guides, 8 Kg porter in Inca Trail trek.
  • 12 nights of accommodation in 3 star Hotels w breakfast in Double, Twin Accom.
  • Standard room in Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
  • 3 night in double tent in your Inca Trail Trek or in Lares or Salkantay Trek.
  • 3 nights in Double/ Twin Lodge in the Jungle Trip our first option for Jungle lodge is Corto Maltes but in high season as space is limited we often have to organise a backup reservation in the equally priced Ecoamazonia Lodge with similar itinerary and quality.
  • 1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes.Double Private room.

What is not Included:

  • Entries to Ruins in Bus Puno- Cusco $12 pp. Optional
  • Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 10 soles in each.
  • Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley US$20.00 pp
  • Meals when are not indicated.
  • Fee in Jungle Trip US$10per person.
  • Tips for porters, guides.

We recommend that you bring:

  • For INCA TRAIL trek:
  • Backpack & Daypack : ( if you hire personal porter SAS provide a duffle bag )
  • -5 C sleeping bag :
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles: Poles with metal tips are not allowed on the trail.
  • Warm clothes : layers for variable temperature especially at night.
  • Thermals : Gloves / scarf : wool socks / woolen hat for cold nights:
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for a comfortable day walks
  • Flash light : head torch
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit / insect repellent :
  • Rain Gear: poncho/ a good rain jacket :
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle : disposable water bottles are not permited in Machu Picchu site water purifying tablets optional
  • Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable :
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc ( soles or dollars ) Emergency money at least 200 extra soles
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs. optional
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  • For Jungle Tour:
  • A small rucksack,
  • Lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts
  • A fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings.
  • Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • Sneakers or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • Sunhat / sunscreen
  • Insect repellent is a must, preferably with deet
  • A water bottle,
  • Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight,
  • Personal gear, toiletries, cameras, 400 exp film,
  • Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags.
  • A few energy snacks will be useful.
  • If you have extra large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber
  • boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not
  • available in Peru….so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.

Recommendations

  • 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 helpful 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:
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  • (Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
  • UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel Wiracocha USD$ 25.00 p/person
  • Hotel Inka Town USD$ 35.00 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$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
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  • Vaccination Information.- Though we have not heard of anyone contracting yellow fever anywhere in Peru in many years, we nevertheless recommend a yellow fever vaccination for trips to the rainforest. This vaccination is required or recommended for most rainforest areas around the world. The vaccination, which is valid for 10 years, is only really effective starting 10 days after it is administered -please bring your certificate.
  • When we receive the final balance of the payment all the vouchers required for your tours, hotels, transfers etc will be sent through to you.

Booking Information

  • 1.- Once you have checked our confirmed departs for Inca Trail trek, book online providing your details (if you are 2 or more person, provide details in: Traveling with). You will receive a reservation code into your email provided. If your passport is expired yo can still book a tour, get a code and pay a deposit to confirm, later you can send us your new passport numbers.
  • 2.- Pay a booking deposit online with your reservation code or purchase number with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 1,000.00 per person + 5 % card fees. (Payments by Visa or MC carry a surcharge of 5%.)
  • 3.- Pay a booking deposit with your reservation code or purchase number through Paypal.- US$ 1,000.00 per person. (Payments by PayPal will carry a surcharge of 6%.) OR
  • 4.- For group bookings (4-5 persons) you can transfer your booking deposit or full payment to our Bank account in Peru or transfer through out Western Union. For more details please e-mail us to: [email protected] or pay online with Visa or MC or thru Paypal as it is indicated above.
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: The final balance of your tour will be sent to your email with detailed information. You must pay the full balance of your tour 2 months before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options indicated in our website or before this date. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice (for example, add equipment, upgrade your hotel in Aguas Calientes, Vistadome Train return etc) you must contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by contacting our staff at: [email protected]
  • We can then adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you that week. You will need to add the 5% credit card commission or 6 % PayPal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.Or pay in US$ cash at our office in Cusco at your arrival. (Payments with cards in our office in Cusco are not accepted).

Terms & Conditions

  • 1.- You must advise SAS Travel office staff and guides of any medical problems or allergies. You need to have a good health and a good level of fitness is required. If your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 69, you will need to present us with a current medical certificate. It is highly recommended to arrive to Cusco a few days before your hike and stay in Cusco at least 3 - 1 nights previous to your hike so that your body is prepared for the altitude.
  • 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 at that moment so he can resolve any problems ASAP.
  • 3.- You must carry your original passport and valid University student card (if applicable) on the trail. If you do not take the correct passport as indicated in your booking and permit documents, the control will annul your permit and refuse your entry to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must send us a copy of your new passport or email the new numbers and bring both of your passport with you, or if this is not possible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the Park controllers with official documentation to avoid problems.
  • 4.- The student US$40 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student with University student cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid student card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it is confirmed though our agent. A Youth Travel card is not accepted to pay as a student by the Park control.
  • 5.- A personal porter for 8 Kg is included in this tour, at the time of briefing a duffle bag will be given to you so you can pack your items previous to the morning of your hike (Please make sure your duffle bag does not exceed the limit of the weight amount you requested, all hotels can provide you with a scale to weigh your bag.) The rest of your belongings can be stored in your Hotel or you can leave them in our Hotel Marqueses near SAS Travel office.
  • 6.- Every hiker must have and bring a comfortable 20-30 L daypack to carry your personal items. Bring 2-3 litres of drinkable water for Day 1 (disposable plastic bottles, plastic bags are forbidden). Our crew will offer you boiled water at Lunch time on 2nd Day until the end of the hike, locals sell bottled water and drinks on route and campsites on Day 1 and 2. Hot showers are available on the 1st campsite for 15 Soles (if wanted). At the campsite we will offer you hot water for washing/cleaning purposes.
  • 7.- If you are a single traveller you are obliged to pay single supplement for a hotel room but if you do not require a single tent on the Inca Trail hike and are happy to share, then you can let us know at the time of booking and be exempt of this US$70 fee.(This depends if there is someone else willing to share the tent that is the same gender.)
  • 8.- Change of dates is not possible after a permit has been purchased and processed. It is non transferable nor refundable. The deposit will be forfeited and penalties costs will be applied. Please note that we do this because we are prohibited to re-sell your spot/permits after you have cancelled. However you can use part of the permit for Machu Picchu admission in other tours such as Lares, Salkantay, or train tours to Machu Picchu on the indicated reserved dates.
  • 9.- This package includes a simple accommodation in Aguas Calientes and we ask you to please read the Recommendations section in the web page in case you would like to upgrade to a hotel option. The expedition train return will be on Day 5 th at 15:00 Hrs from Aguas Calientes to Cusco train station or a train to Ollantaytambo plus a private transport to Cusco, returning to Cusco by 19:30 Hrs approx in both cases.
  • 10.- If you decide not to go, or you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter or assistant will accompany you back to a safe area with emergency assistance at Ollantaytambo town, from here you can continue by train to Aguas Calientes town and meet the group on the 4th morning (train cost will be at your expenses US$70-80 approx). Helicopter air lift and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger, therefore we recommend to have Travel Insurance. If you fail to complete the hike due to illness we will assist you to meet your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour there, although there will be no refund from the original payment, we will however present you with a document to certify your illness and this can be used to present to your Travel Insurance company. If this is the case a hotel in Aguas Calientes, meals during this time, tour in Machupicchu, bus down to Aguas Calientes and train return to Cusco with the group will be provided by SAS Travel with no extra cost, except the train to Aguas Calientes which costs US$ 70-80 pp and the bus up to Machu Picchu which costs US$14.
  • 11.- Huayna Picchu Mountain Entry.- Upon availability and need to book in advance $85 per person..This ticket is not included, if this is your interest book for the 5th day which means you need to enter the control between 7am and 7.50am. Most people take the bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu at 6.30 am ($12.00) and then start the day with the climb for first light over Machu Picchu and then have plenty of time after to further explore Machu Picchu. However if you prefer the 2nd session that starts between 10:00 and 11:00 am then please let us know by writing this clearly in the comments and ensuring you have been confirmed with this specification.
  • 12.- Tips for the porters, cooks and guides.(US$50-60) is not mandatory but it is a tradition. You need to have your own money for bottled water or other drinks if wanted along the route, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes. Emergency money of at least 300 soles. Total per person (US$150 -US$180) approximately.
  • 13.- 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. Get a one week insurance with Nomads Insurance.
  • 14.- When transportation strikes are declared in Cusco without previous notice, the entire group will need to depart Cusco the night before of the tour and do camping near the beginning of the trail to avoid the risk of cancelation of your tour.(We recommend you to come to the SAS Travel office when you arrive to Cusco, to make sure that everything is ready and we ask you to bring your original passport with you.) We recommend to arrive to Cusco a few days prior to your tour.
  • 15.- In extreme cases when Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 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 Salkantay or Lares Valley trek and your booking deposit and payment money will be used for this, There will be no refund from the original payment, or other train trips to Machu Picchu.
  • SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness or 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 responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment from our company.
  • SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, political strikes, road strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the client responsibility to carry a Travel 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.
  • CANCELATION MADE BY CLIENT:
  • 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:
  • a.- Cancellation of tour once you have booked, permits has been purchased, hotels booked a reservation has been confirmed incurs in the loss of the booking deposit US$1,000.00 per person plus cards or Paypal surcharges. Non-refundable booking deposit.
  • b- Cancellation of tour from the date of confirmation to 60 Days before the tour departure date incurs in a loss of 70% of total cost of the tour. You must pay the final balance online using your reservation code.
  • c- Cancellation of tour within 59 Days to 35 Days of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total cost of the tour. You must pay the final balance online using your reservation code.
  • d- Cancellation of tour within 34 days to 15 Days of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total cost of the tour. You must pay the final balance online using your reservation code.
  • e- Cancellation of tour within 14 Days to 72 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost. You must pay the final balance online using your reservation code.
  • However we can organize an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilizing your train tickets and permits entrance to Machu Picchu, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes day 4. We will however if it is your desire present you with a document to certify your illness and this can be used to present to your Travel Insurance company.
  • FINAL PAYMENT:
  • The final balance of your tour will be sent to your email with detailed information. You must pay the full balance of your tour 2 months before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options indicated in our website or before this date. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice (for example, add equipment, upgrade your hotel in Aguas Calientes, Vistadome Train return etc) you must contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by contacting our staff at: [email protected]
  • We can then adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you that week. You will need to add the 5% credit card commission or 6 % PayPal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.Or pay in US$ cash at our office in Cusco at your arrival. (Payments with cards in our office in Cusco are not accepted).
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