Welcome to SAS Travel, Peru, Machupicchu and the Andes…. Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator. Leaders of Quality & Personalized treks and tours in Cusco, Manu National Park and Peru. Your memorable experience and superior service during your holidays touring with SAS Travel are our priority and full concern, 100% operated by SAS Travel and guaranteed departures for affordable prices, environmentally and socially friendly company. Direct Operators and run by a local family. Highly recommended by more than 200,000.00 happy campers. Trips with SAS Travel ... A spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul... Escape, travel, explore, dream, discover, trek and relax. You will love it this New Adventure !!!

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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 - 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

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4Day/ 3Night Trek has been REOPENED. Special offers for 2022-2023. Daily Departures

Tourism authorities and the Health Ministry have announced the REOPENING of the 4 Day Inca Trail trek route from July 15 th 2021, with a reduced capacity to 250 people per day -counting visitors, guides, porters and cooks, (50% of regular accepted capacity) therefore limits spots -we invite you to plan a trip to Peru and make this wonderful trek to Machu Picchu. The Trail has been reopened with limited hikers daily, with calm and quiet campsites. Daily Departures for private trips with 2 people minimum (US$ 980 per person), and our small group departures for our open groups (US$ 690 per person and US$ 650 for students). Make your booking on our website, 4-1 month before is required. We highly recommend you to book soon due to the reduced spots offered by the park. This is our popular trip mostly requested by our hikers: Cusco, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain 8 Day Tour or book on other options of ours tours.

COVID-19 Updated news -May 22nd.

The Machu Picchu`s citadel is reopened from March 1st, 2021, therefore 2 Day Short Inca Trail, a 4 Day Lares Trek with Short Inca Trail, and Tours to Machu Picchu by train are Available. Small group max with 8 participants. Daily Departures. Book on our website to confirm it.

Bookings and reschedule your trip. We are taking your online bookings for Tours, Treks to Machu Picchu. Permits and entrances for all our treks and tours are AVAILABLE. To reschedule or postpone your trek or tour date, just send us an email to: [email protected]

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Price Information

US$ 1,390.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Is it for me?

It is important to be in good physical condition to make this moderate rated but truly rewarding trek. If you want to visit a number of stunning Inca sites linked by a beautiful stone pathway built in the midst of the most incredible scenery in rising altitudes. A good mix of culture, nature, archaeology and scenic beauty. ..then this is for you! Book early, Get in shape, Get good boots and have fun... !
For families, group of friends.

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Moderate to Challenging.

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The night before there is a pre.departure briefing at 7.00 pm at your hotel with your tour guide.

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Van, Trekking, Bus and Train.

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Inca Trail Spiritual 5D/4N "PILGRIMAGE " -Private Service.

Last Minute Information

  • The Classic INCA TRAIL to Machu Picchu is -REOPENED 2022.
  • Quarantine requirements are eliminated for international travelers. With vaccinations continuing to roll out across Peru visitors are arriving in Cusco and Machu Picchu. Foreigners and Peruvians are able to enter the country without presenting a negative PCR molecular test result. In case passengers do not have the complete doses, they must present a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours.
  • *The prices of our Tours after the Covid-19, have not been increased despite the fact that several components have suffered increases such as payments in campsites, admission fees and increase in payment to our porters and staff. Thank you for helping us to help others.
  • Discounts for Peruvians and Andean Community members: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, for your inquiries email us to: [email protected]
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  • INCA TRAIL Trek 5 Day is AVAILABLE on 2022 , 2023.  BOOK NOW!  PERMITS HAVE STARTED SELLING LAST WEEK AND ARE RUNNING OUT FASTLY. Limited spots. Book with a LOCAL RECOMMENDED and RELIABLE OPERATOR. -Guaranteed Departures. Small-Group Sizes. High-Quality Equipment. -Delicious Peruvian Cuisine. -Friendly and knowledgeable guides, cooks and porters. - No hidden fees. -Porters carry a dinning, kitchen, client and toilet tent. Hike the Inca Trail to MACHU PICCHU, and immerse yourself within the fascinating Incan Civilization history. EXPERIENCE this marvelous trek WITH THE EXPERTS.
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  • 2 person group US$ 1,690 pp.
  • 3-4 person group USD$ 1,390 pp.
  • 5-6 person group USD$ 1,190 pp
  • 7-8 person group USD$ 990 pp
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  • We recommend you our other great treks: Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail 4 Day. SEE our Open Fixed Departures. CLICK HERE for DETAILS: **
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  • If you are interested in hiking this awesome trek to Machu Picchu in a small group and you would like to join 2 or 4 people to make lower costs, please let us know, then we can try to find other nice trekkers please contact here at: [email protected]
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  • UPON YOUR REQUEST, if you are 2 people and you would like to hike in a private trek you can book online, get a reservation code and pay a deposit to confirm. We will advertise and try our best to get more people to build up a small group. The price of the tour will be based in number of participants. We recommend booking in advance.!
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  • Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides.
  • Guided tours of the seven Inca archaeological sites en route to Machu Picchu.
  • Delicious and nutritious freshly cooked gourmet meals using local products.
  • Experienced team of local porters from Pisac and Paucartambo.
  • New tents and quality camping equipment. Showers on the first campsite.
  • Free baggage storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses and in Aguas Calientes.
  • Celebration Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Inca Trail Survivor Certificate signed by your guides.
  • Special snack and buffet lunch on Day 4 (final day).
  • 100% Operated by SAS Travel: we never place you with other tour operators.
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  • HOW TO BOOK: Permits for the Inca Trail trek sell out so quickly that we strongly advise making a booking and paying a down payment as soon as possible. Before booking on our calendar please see our open groups here or register your details in Step 2 and generate a code to pay a down payment with Visa or MasterCard in Step 3 (US$525.00 per person) or pay US$500.00 per person with PAYPAL. In the “Enter description” field, please write your reservation code and your name. In “Item price” write the amount you would like to pay.
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  • Tickets for Huayna Picchu: If you would like to walk up Huayna Picchu Mountain after the trek and tour of the Machu Picchu archaeological site, please let us know ASAP as passes are also limited. The admission is US$60.00 per person (US$35 pp for students with ISIC card), which we’ll add to your booking deposit so we can purchase your tickets for the second Huaynapicchu turn at 11:00 a.m. Alternatively, we recommend booking our 5 Day Inca Trail with Huaynapicchu Mountain.

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An spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul...
DAILY DEPARTURES … upon your request !!! -Minimum 4 person
Day 1: Cusco ,Pisac ,Sacred Valley Tour -Van to Km 82 -Llaqtapata 1st Camp.
Day 2: Ayapata, Dead woman`s pass, Llulluchapampa, Pacaymayo camp.
Day 3: Runcuracay, Sayacmarka,Chakicocha, Aobamba, Phuyupatamarka.
Day 4: Phuyupatamarka, Wiñaywayna, Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Early bus or walk to Machupicchu, guides tour, time to relax, bus to Aguas Calientes. Vistadome Train return to Cusco.Transfer to your hotel.
- See the Alpaca farm, andean textiles and Pisaq Inka town.
- Escorted by an expert mountain guide and a gifted Andean shaman.
- Ceremony and rituals to our Apus, Auquis (sacred mountains).
- Offering to Pachamama -Mother Earth called Despacho or "prayer bundle"
- Arriving to Intipinku at afternoon, time to enjoy the sunset in Machupicchu.
- Min 4 -Max 8 person per group (Open new departures upon your request.)
- Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour in your Hotel.
- Pick up from you Hotel in Cusco and Private van to Km 82, start of your trek.
- Full board meal for the entire tour 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinner (13 meals).
- 7 Kg personal porter, SAS provide a duffle bag for your belongings.
- New Eureka comfortable tents "Outfitters 4" tent for 2 person, pillows
- Thermal rest mattress, toilet tent, cooking and dinning tent,
- Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen. Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Porters to carry camping equipment, tents and cooking gear.
- Enjoy the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes town (Private rooms).
- Early guided tour in Machupicchu, extra time to explore.
- Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Return by Vistadome 1st Class train on Day 5th.
- Climb to Huaynapicchu after your tour (Extra US$70 per person Optional)
- Walk to Inca Bridge... highly recommended !! no extra cost.

Program Itinerary


At 6:00 am Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco and transfer to Awanacancha "The weaving andean museum" Alpacas, llamas, vicuñas farm in their natural environment to see how these cameloids were domesticated well in the Andes of South America, also to appreciate a different communities weavers demostrating their ancestral abilities using natural fibers and colors before the famous and traditional Inka town of Pisaq, you will have a 1 hour free time to enjoy the typical Market of Pisac great place for pictures, shopping artistic souveniers from local "Piseños" artists in wood, ceramics, in silver and weavings, then we have a guided walk tour for 2 hours in Pisaq Inka Citadel, afterward we continue in our private transport through small beautiful towns as Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay which is part of the famous Sacred Valley of the Inkas, then we stop in Urubamba for a delicious Peruvian lunch. After lunch our private vehicle continue to km 82 (start of the Inca Trail) takes approx 1.5 hrs. This afternoon we start our fascinating pilgrimage walk to one of the most impresive and magic place in the world Machupicchu throught to the 28 miles walk, scorted by our expert guide and our Qero`s chaman and our cheerful chaskis, all togheter will transport you in the time to connect you with ancient Inca`s traditions, philosophy and spiritual rituals practiced at the period of the Inkas. An spiritual journey in the Andes of Peru for your mind, body and soul...
Our trek will start at 2,580 mtrs with a small climb, rewarded with superb views of mountain Veronica, (Wakaywillka Apu mountain) 3 hours for a beautiful gentle walk through the left side of famous Wilkamayo river, the sacred Urubamba river to reach before dark to our first camp at Llaqtapata (2,800ms) where our "Chaskis" from Willoq Community our great collaborators in carring all camping gear will welcome us at arrival. Our walking times are always approximate depending on weather conditions, group ability and a thousand other possiblities. Approx 9 Kilometers - walking - 3 hours. Acclimatizing date.



Our chaskis will wake you up with a hot Coca tea cups, the local medicine for the Soroche the altitude sickness or cup of coffee. We will explore Llaqtapata Inka town restored by archaeologist recently and walk inside this fascinating place, our guide will offer you different theories in his lectures, then return for our campsite for our beakfast, by 7.30 am we start walking through the Cusichaca Cayon following the left route toward Tarayoc ,Hatunchaca and Wayllabamba village, then we turn to the right toward Ayapata and Llullucha were we stop for our lunch and relax in middle of amazing views. In the afternoon you walk from about the last 400 meters to reach Warmiwañuska (Dead woman`s pass) you can walk at your own pase, stop to get your breath whenever you like. You will find your energy returns once you continue down to the Valley of Pacaymayo. Campsite at 3600 m. This is the coldest night +2/+4 degrees celcius (December) -3/-5 degrees celcius (June) Approx 12 km - walking 7 hours.



Exceptionally beautiful because there are many Inka ruins to explore and incredible stone paved road (and more importantly for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up!!!). The nicer part of the entire trek is here, first the spectacular views at both sides of the mountains, after seen the "Apachetas" the 3 highest point enroute viewed from the first pass, and realize that the stone road connecting these small monasteries or temples are in a good condition and well maintained after hundreds of years. Little climb from the campsite to Runcurakay a semi-circular construction for ritual and offering purposes, afterward climbing more Inca steps to see 2 small lakes and little more to reach the second pass at 4,000 meters. "Runcuracay Pass" A great view to the Pumasillo snow-capped mountain. Then all our path is descending steps for 3 hours passing Sayacmarca, where we will have a break and have enough time to walk around this Inka complex to enjoy the stories and lectures from your guide and take some unique and beautiful pictures from this high corner, then we continue steps down to follow a granite rock road at the middle of the cloud forest near Chakicocha with an impressive view on front of us from the great Apu the Salkantay mountain which inspired to the builders to choose this beautiful area to build it. We will pass through the natural tunnel and get to our third campsite at Phuyupatamarca, the little town in the clouds, it’s a really nice campsite for the location of this place.

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Get up early to enjoy the spectacular views, Phuyupatamarca means the town in the clouds.. so early at the morning it is misty and clouds cover it, after our breakfast and pack our gear, we continue steps down and stop at the complex to explore it and learn about the construction tecniques, a great place for pictures, afterward we follow descending the 2,000 steps to Wiñaywayna in the middle of cloud and rain forest vegetation, bambus and lianes, with luck you will see some varieties of humingbirds and the cock of the rocks "Gallito de las Rocas" the national bird of Peru. Then we will arrive to Wiñaywayna and Intipata both spectacular places to explore and visit, rest time for a shower in this small lodge, early lunch to continue the last part of our journey toward Intipunku, "The gate of the sun" the principal entrance to Machupicchu.

We will arrive in a perfect time to see the tranquility of this magic place and enjoy the sunset. It is still 40 minutes to walk down from Intipunku to Machupicchu. Here is the best spot to contemplate in the total dimmention the harmony that exist here, the footprints of a great civilization ruled by love, kindness and respect to the mother nature, the mixture of the nature and human work inspired and dedicated to our humankind creator.
After of this amazing time here, we board a bus to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes . Hotel Viajeros will be witing for us in Aguas Calientes town, Time to go to the hot springs and our special Dinner. Early good night to rest enough for tomorrow our big day… visit, explore and discover of Machupicchu !! (There is an option to skip the night in Aguas Calientes town after your trek and if you prefere another night in camping, this can be sort it out easily, just please let us know.)

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Early breakfast at Viajeros Hotel and accompanied by your tour guide we board the first bus up the the Sanctuary of Machupicchu for our full exploratory day, guided tour in the most and remarkable temples and areas of Machupicchu.
Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards. Secret and mysterious citadel from the time of Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (IX-Inca`s Dinasty) emperor, his presumed constructor. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”. Machupicchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the magestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man.

Packed lunch will be provided, by 3 pm we board the bus down to Aguas Calientes.
At 16:30 pm train returning to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx, then met by our driver for private transport to your hotel. * Please note Hotel Viajeros is not a 3 star hotel but is clean, safe and comfortable.

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What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before of your tour in our office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco at 06:00 am to head to the Sacred Valley.
  • Visit of the Alpaca Farm, Pisaq Inca town, Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Private transport to km 82 –Piskacucho village (trek starting point)
  • 13 Full meals for the entire tour 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunch 4 Dinner, (vegetarian,vegan option, gluten,wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • 8 Kg personal porter for your entire trek.
  • Porters to carry camping equipment, tents, table,stools and cooking gear.
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Dining and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon on camp.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • 2 person per tent (clean,new spacious 4 person dome igloo tent)
  • 3 Nights in tent plus 1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance..
  • 3-4 guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Snack at Machupicchu before your tour.
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes after Machupicchu tour.
  • Time to go to the hot springs or shop around the village.
  • Vistadome train return to Cusco, depart at 15:30 Hrs.

What is not Included:

  • Visitor Ticket for Sacred Valley tour 70 soles.
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu $85.00 p/person (Optional)
  • Sleeping bag -8ºC US$ 25.00
  • Walking poles $ 20.00 ( a pair of poles )
  • Single tent US$70.00
  • Bottle water, drinks snacks in Aguas Calientes.
  • Tips for your trek staff, its a tradition but not mandatory.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable : imperative
  • A Daypack for water bottle,and personal items
  • sleeping bag (-8ºC)
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles.
  • 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 comfy day walks
  • Flash light : head torch
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun 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
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc ( soles or dollars )
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs. optional.

Booking Information

  • After checking our confirmed departs, book online filling out the online format (If you are traveling as a couple or in a group, please add person´s details as it is indicated in Travelling with: (write name and surname, passport number, Date of birth and Nationality.) --If your passport is expired or in renewing process you can still book a tour get a reservation code and pay a deposit. Send us the new numbers later when you have updated.
  • Once you have made a booking, you will receive a reservation code (e.g: 240611001). If you don´t receive our reply please check your spam/junk file or email us: [email protected] or WhatsApp: 51 974 217869
  • Pay immediately a deposit online with your reservation code. (Pay a deposit for you or for your group with ONE reservation code), so this will help us to apply permits immediately for all person in your group.
  • 1.- Pay a booking deposit online with VISA or Master Card. US$315 per person. US$300 + 5% card fee. (Payments by Visa,MC will carry a surcharge of 5%.)
  • 2.- Pay a booking deposit with PayPal. US$318 per person. US$300 + 6% Paypal fees. (Payments by PayPal will carry a surcharge of 6%).
  • 3.- If you would like to add the walk to Huayna Picchu Mt after Machu Picchu tour. Click on this option and write down at the booking format in Notes at the end of the page, Entry passes are limited, the walk takes 1.5 -2 Hrs. Pay online with your reservation code US$ 385 per person plus 5% card fees or plus 6% if you pay through Paypal. This pass will be valid for the 2nd turn at 11:00 a.m after your tour at Machu Picchu. When permits for Huaynapicchu Mt are sold out a good alternative is Montaña Mt walk instead, it will take 3-4 Hrs and it is less steep but longer or it is much recommended to walk Montaña on Day 5th at 07:00 am.
  • 4.- For group bookings (4-5 person) pay on the same way above or only when there are plenty of permits available for this hike on your preferred date you can transfer your booking deposit to our Bank in Peru or transfer through Western Union. Ask for more details at: [email protected]

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.This ticket is not included in this tour, if it is interest to walk book in advance and we can get your passes for the 2nd session at 11:00 am 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.
  • a.- Cancelation of tour once you have booked, permits has been purchased a reservation has been confirmed incurs a loss of the booking deposit US $500.00 per person plus cards or Paypal surcharges. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by SAS Travel.
  • b- Cancellation of tour from the date of confirmation to 60 Days of departure incurs a loss of 70% of total cost of the tour. You must pay a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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.
  • The final balance of your tour will be sent to your email with detailed information. You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month 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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