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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
    • 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 - 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$ 1,900.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

US$ 100.00 Student and child discount.
Mimimum 2 person required for this tour.

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Overview

The Jorge Chavez Lima Airport recently renovated it is safe, modern and very practical airport, International and Domestic flights are located together at one area so its not difficult to be ready for your next flight.
Once you have all your luggage in a trolley, you just leave the arriving area and you walk straight through, hundreds of people waiting for their families... the area of Domestic flight checkings, is located on your left side you can see several Airlines counters, note Peruvian Airlines is Counter number 1, further down when is the last LAN counter, on the left side is the access through stairs or lift to the second floor where you will find different shops, restaurants, cafes, internet ,massages services.
Best to choose any Coffee shop with comfortable couches for few hours rest.
Boarding check start around 3:30 am.
In Peru airports and Banks are not a recommend places to exchange US$ Dollars to Soles Peruvian Money , best to use Casa de Cambios.

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Is it for me?

5 Days Special Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, Cusco the old Incas Capital City, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Boat trip through the highest navigable Titicaca Lake, Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands and their friendly people, Lima Kings City the impresive central area with the one of the nicest main Plaza in South America, colonial churches and convents and Miraflores modern and safe area.
All rates are quoted in US dollars. Prices are per person based on double / Triple occupancy.

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Difficulty

Moderate to Challenging.

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You are here: MULTI DAYS TOURS with CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TREK. -LIMITED SPOTS. (BOOK 10-5 MONTHS BEFORE) > VIVA el PERU -15 Day Tour (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek with 8 Kg porter service) Group Service.

VIVA el PERU -15 Day Tour (with 5 Day Inca Trail trek with 8 Kg porter service) Group Service.

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.

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrive to Cusco. Reception and transfer to Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: Cusco Free Morning. Afternoon Cusco City Tour Hotel Marqueses
Day 3: Sacred Valley tour Hotel Marqueses,
Day 4 Free day to relax or explore Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 5: Classic 4 Day Inca Trail trek with shared porter 8 Kg per person. Camp
Day 6: Classic 4 Day Inca Trail trek Woman`s Pass Camp in Chaquicocha.
Day 7: Classic 4 Day Inca Trail trek Sayaqmarca,Phuyu and Wiñaywayna.
Day 8: 4 Day Inca Trail trek Machupicchu, hot springs. Night in A.Calientes
Day 9: Train at 9:00am return to Cusco, Free afternoon, Hotel Marqueses.
Day 10: VIP class Cusco to Puno bus (Titikaca Lake) Accom in Qalasaya Hotel
Day 11: Boat to Uros + Amantani islands, meals B,L,D Accom in rustic homes.
Day 12: Taquile island, return to Puno by boat, night in Qalasaya Meals: B,L
Day 13: Puno to Chivay bus, see condors and Canyon, Hotel Pozo del Cielo.
Day 14: Enjoy Chivay and arounds afternoon return to Arequipa Hotel Castillo.
Day 15: Mid day Transfer to the airport Flight to Lima. End of our service.
Check Optionals: Hotel in Lima, Transfers, Lima City Tour, Pachacamac Tour.
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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: Lima - Cusco

Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatise. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!!
If you are feeling fine this afternoon you can go to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses.

Hotel Marqueses

Day 2: Cusco Excursion; City Tour

Free Morning breathe!!
At 13:45 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534 ,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints , Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Pisaq Ruins & Market , Yucay The Valley of Urubamba, Ollantaytambo (Daily Departures)
Morning: Departure from Cusco in direction of the Sacred Valley. This Tour includes a Visit to the Pisac colourful Handcraft Market, Pisac archaeological Park, Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress and Return to Cusco via Chinchero site and Market. Overnight at the Marqueses hotel. Breakfast Included.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 4: Free Day

Free day to prepare for the trek and just enjoy Cusco which we know you have already fallen in Love with and don`t want to leave!. Or if you want to do a optional extra day trip such as white water rafting or visiting Moray Maras this can be organised here!
Tonight Pre-Departure Inca Trail Briefing at 7pm with Inca Trail Group and guide ; SAS-Office 2

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 5: Inca Trail -

Drive Piscakucho Km 82 , Commence Inca Trail Trek . We leave Cuzco and set off on our three-hour drive via Ollantaytambo to the Trail's starting point at Km82. Breakfast is provided on the route , The first half-day walk is fairly easy and on an undulating path, which follows the left side of the Urubamba River for much of the way. After lunch a gentle climb takes us to our camp at Huayllabamba (2900m). There are a couple of steep drops and climbs into gullies along the way, with great views of Mt Veronica standing at 5860 m.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Camping

4198 mts

Day 6: Dead Woman's Pass

Today we climb the famous "Dead Woman's Pass" (4198m). We set off through cloud forest on climbing mountain trail. There is a wonderful array of exotic plants and we may even see hummingbirds collecting nectar from the flowering shrubs along the way. There is a small respite from the constant climb as we rest for lunch on a flat grassy meadow and then it's back into it with the last 400m of ascent in front of us. Stone steps take us up to and over the pass. In front of us is the most beautiful mountain vista, and we can see the meandering trail that lays ahead, our trek for tomorrow. Steep steps take us down to our camp at Pacaymayo 3600m. Walk 6 hours Camping and Meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Camping

Day 7: Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna

Inca Trail Trek Today sees some great hiking through cloud forest on well maintained Inca paths and steps. An hour of climbing out of camp takes us to the second pass (3900m) from where we descend three thousand steps via the ruins of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna. We will have a guided tour of each of these ruins. The afternoon is spent on 'classic' Incan steps traversing the hillsides and passing numerous ruins set amongst the forest. Walk 7 hours

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Camping

Day 8: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

Inca Trail Trek - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros A very early start means that we can hike the last hour or so of the trail to Inti Punku, the sun gate, for sunrise. Our first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the morning mist is stunning, and we can spend the day touring the ruins. In the afternoon we take a bus down the hill to Aguas Calientes to soak in the relaxing hot springs. We overnight in Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros. Walk 3 hours

Breakfast - Lunch

Hostal Viajeros or upgrade option of choice

Day 9: 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 . Then on to Cusco by local bus. Rest of day free to recover or just enjoy a wander through the streets of this combination of Inca Empire and Colonial Style architecture and culture

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 10: Cusco - Puno, spectacular journey from the high mountains to the Altiplano with stops enroute.

Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno.
6.30am transfer from Hotel Marqueses .
Spectacular journey with buffet lunch in Sicuani and tours with English speaking guide to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya & Pukara. Bus is fully equipped for tourism. Please have some soles for the entrance fees. Aprox total $8
On arrival to Puno transfer to the beautiful 4 star Qalasaya hotel

Breakfast - Lunch

Qalasaya hotel Puno

Day 11: Lake Titicaca- Floating Island tour to Uros and Amantani

Lake Titicaca- Floating Island tour to Uros and Amantani
8.00am 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. We will 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.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

rustic family lodging

Day 12: Taquile island -Puno

Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm. Overnight in Puno hotel

Breakfast - Lunch

Qalasaya hotel Puno

Day 13: Puno to Chivay to see the Condors at Colca Canyon

6am transfer to transport 4M express to Chivay depart Puno 6.30 beautiful journey through to Chivay where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approx 12.45pm you will join the part of group that starts from Arequipa and continue tour from here together for lunch and then to see the beautiful landscapes, local people.

Breakfast

Pozo De Cielo

Day 14: Chivay -Arequipa

Early excursion to the famous Crus de Condor to see the condors soaring on the thermal currents rising from the Canyon and visit other sites on the return to Chivay.
After lunch enjoy the journey to Arequipa ! We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and see the famous volcanos panorama from 4.800 meters above sea level. After we pass through the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American Cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas we will view the snow-covered Chachani mountain.
Arrival Arequipa between 5 and 6pm and transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast

Posada del Castillo Hotel.

Day 15: Arequipa - adios

End of our Services.
Optional extras flight to Lima or extension tour to Nazca Paracas

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Reception and transfer to Hotel Marqueses at your arrival to Cusco.
  • Cusco City tour, Saqsawaman,Tambomachay, Koricancha,Qenko.
  • Sacred Valley, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero
  • Special 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu includes: Full board meals,
  • 8 Kg personal porterage service in Inca Trail hike.
  • Tourist Train tickets, bus, entrance fee & trekking guide.
  • 5 Nights Hotel Marqueses Cusco, breakfast included,
  • 3 nights in Double Tent Camping
  • 1 night in Hostel Viajeros in Machupicchu (Double Room)
  • Inca Express VIP Bus Puno to Cusco with Lunch
  • 2 Day Lake Titicaca tour: Motor boat, entrance fee, Hostel,Guide & meals.
  • 2 Day Colca Canyon excursion + private transport, guide.
  • 1 night with a Family in the Amantani Island.
  • 2 Nights in Hotel Qalasaya in Puno with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Hotel Posada Castillo in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Hotel Colca Inn in Colca Canyon Tour with breakfast

What is not Included:

  • Flight tickets Lima - Cuzco / Arequipa - Lima with Star or Peruvian
  • Entries for City tour and Sacred Valley US$60.00 pp
  • Entrance fees for Inca sites en route to Puno US$12 -Optional
  • Hot springs in Colca and Machupicchu 15 soles -Optional
  • Sleeping bag to hire US$ 25 for the entire trek.
  • Trekking poles to hire US$ 20 for the entire trek.
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu US$ 85 pp ($ 40 with University student card) -Optional
  • Snacks for the hike as energy bars, snickers,dried fruits.
  • Tips for the trekking crew porters,cooks and guides.
  • Flight Tickets Lima-Cusco.
  • Travel Insurance. Check: Nomade Insurance
  • Hot Springs pools in Aguas Calientes -Optional (15 soles)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
  • Daypack to carry your personal items
  • Personal porter for Inca Trail ( we provide a duffle bag for your belongings)
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 5ºC
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support strong running shoes
  • Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries,Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
  • Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
  • Emergency money at least 300 extra soles.

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 hot spring 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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  • UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes.- (Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
  • Hotel Wiracocha US$ 25.00 p/person
  • Hotel Inka Town US$ 36.00 p/person
  • Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person.
  • Mapi -Inkaterra US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Inkaterra US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)

Please Note

  • Since clients are taking different option of tours and packages, you may not be neccessary at the same group with the same people in your tours.
  • Inca Trail trek group size : 8 -16 participants in agroup Service
  • Sacred Valley tour and Cusco Tour 6 -18 person
  • Titikaca Lake tour 15-24 person
  • Lima city Tour 15-24 person.
  • Colca Canyon tour 9-12 person.
  • You won´t be with the same people doing same itinerary as you except the trek to Machupicchu. I f you are solo traveller, couple or family you can join into our Package tours service at any departure day, our only concern is availability of Inca Trail trek, so book or request in advance. If in your planned dates no Inca trail trek permits are available you can still book this same Package with our alternative treks as Lares Valley or Salkantay trek instead ( see our fixed departures for those treks ending at Machupicchu )

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can book any of our Packages just as they are described on our web site or we can customize an itinerary to meet your exact needs and requirements.
  • As soon as we receive your booking on-line OR the reservation booking form we will start processing your tour reservations and will send you a promt confirmation by e-mail .
  • Please note that each Package has a certain deposit amount depending of the character of your tour.
  • One of our Agents will contact you in a few days to e-mail the official confirmation for your tour including your Reservation Code and Hotel Names.
  • The balance needs to be paid at your arrival to Cusco in US$ Dollars cash.

Booking Information

  • 1.- Once you have checked availability, provided and registered your details -or group details online and generate a reservation code or purchase number.
  • 2.- Pay a booking deposit online with your reservation code or purchase number with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 1,000.00 per person
  • 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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