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    • 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
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US$ 1,400.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Combining the beauty of the Sacred Valley with archealogical mysteries and bustling markets of Pisac Ollantaytambo and Chincheros with this trek that takes you around Mount Salkantay, the second largest mountain in the Cusco region ( 6271m/20,568ft),  On the first night, you'll camp within clear sight of the snow capped peak of Salkantay mountain.  The second day will be the longest day of the tour, and while you work a bit harder to get there, the views at the top are even more rewarding.  The walk to reach the famous Apacheta Pass at 4,600m/15,088ft) (the Inca Trail's 'Dead Woman’s Pass' is only 4,200m/13,776ft)) is not strenuous neither very steep, afterward it is mainly descent into a more tropical area passing Andenes and Chaullay on the far side of the mountain. 

We`ll take the forty five minute train ride from the famous Hydro Electric Dam and then spend the rest of the 4th evening relaxing in the town and hotsprings of Aguas Calientes.  Early in the morning you take the bus (or walk if desired) up to Machu Picchu for your guided tour, a well deserved reward but many say the trek is a prize in itself!

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Distance:50 km trek
Duration: 5 Days
When to go: Best from April to October
Altitude: 2,800 masl to 4,600 masl
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
Modality: Trekking, Archaeological and Cultural
Location: Mountain range Vilcabamba - Cusco
Day Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC /
Night temperature: 4ºC to - 7º C
Note: 2-3 day acclimatization required.

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The night before of your trek at 7:00 pm at SAS Travel office.

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bus, train

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SALKANTAY TRAIL, Sacred Valley, Moray Maras, MACHU PICCHU, HUAYNAPICCHU & Cusco 9 Day / 8 Night. -Available

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!  -Based in a Twin or Double.
  • PERMITS ARE  AVAILABLE, BOOK NOW. (2 people minimum.)
  • This tour begins in Cusco. Arrive to Cusco before 13:00 Hrs
  • Only with highly recommended tour guides.
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  • Explore the Magic Cusco with its wonders, walk through inca streets as Loreto, Zetas, Santa Catalina Angosta, Maruri, Plaza Nazarenas. Admire The Coricancha -The Temple of the Sun, Saqsawaman the biggest archaeological Complex, which was built as a symbol of the unification of the Inca empire, visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train guided tour with Hotel Marqueses. SEE Machu Picchu as early it is open, plenty time to extra walks and guided tour. SEE the Alpaca and llama farm near Pisac at Andean weaving textiles, Artisan handy craft in Pisac, Qorao. SEE Colonial Church  WALK tour to Mercado –Cusco´s Market. SEE the Cristo Blanco and Saqsawaman.   ENJOY San Blas the Artists neighborhood in Cusco. SEE Yale University Machu Picchu Museum,  the Inka Museum.  SEE Traditional Cusco´s dances and Music. Try Pisco Sour, Cuzqueña beer or taste a Cuy al Horno -roasted guinea pig or the spicy Ceviche of Trout or Kingfish. Full adventure hiking Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.
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  • Our Promo Price: US$ 1400 pp in a Double Accom.
  • US$ 1200 pp for 3 people in a Triple  Accommodation.
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  • Single Supplement for solo traveler + US$ 140.00
  • Huayna Picchu Ticket, extra US$ 85 pp. Book in advance.
  • (Discount of $50 with University Student card or under 16 y/o.)
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  • ENJOY THE WALK TO HUAYNAPICCHU (Option).- If you would like to add the walk to Huayna Picchu -after your tour in Machupicchu, permits are LIMITED and need reserve in advance. 
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  • Choose your preferred Departure Date (Leaving Date) at the Calendar (left side) Fill in your details and group as requested and you will create a reservation code. Pay an online deposit of US$ 300 pp + 5% with Visa, MC, Amex, Diners. For more details see below in Booking Information.

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses. Cusco City Tour.
Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac, Ollanta) with lunch. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 3: Inca's Agricultural Laboratory of Moray, Maras, Salt Mines. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 4; 5 Day Hike Salkantay to Machupicchu 6 Hrs walk. Night in 2 persons tent.
Day 5: 8 Hours walk to Salkantaypampa Night in 2 persons tent.
Day 6: 8 Hours walk to Playa. Night in 2 persons tent.
Day 7: Walk from Playa to Llaqtapata, Train to Aguas Calientes. Hostel Viajeros.
Day 8: Early guided tour at Machupicchu. Time to explore. Cusco Hotel Marqueses.
Day 9: End of our service. Transfer to the Airport or Bus Terminal.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel. GET a FREE UPGRADE to our Suite or Deluxe rooms (booking this tour 6-2 months before.) Best location in Town, 24/7 Oxigen Assistance, (And many cups of Coca tea for the altitude). Free Pick up from Airport at your arrival to Cusco, Buffet Breakfast, Family-friendly and Non-smoking Hotel, Internet and Wi-Fi. 
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel “A charming and Amazing Hotel, Great Location one block near the center, the hospitality will blow you away. Your every need is attended to by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Excellent three-star Hotel”. © 2022 TripAdvisor LLC

Program Itinerary


Arrival to Cusco. Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco, Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level.
Optional Afternoon : At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. (Entrance fees 105 Soles (38US$) to pay directly) Overnight Hotel Marqueses.

Hotel Marqueses


Sacred Valley Tour with a Buffet Lunch in Urubamba, At 8.30am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.

We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Marqueses

Day 3: Maras Moray and Salt Mines guided tour. Inca's agricultural laboratory. Hotel Marqueses

Visit CHINCHERO: Located 28 kilometers from Cusco and surrounded by patchwork style fields of exquisite natural colours. Chincheros is a charming town, with colonial style constructions and was a major agricultural center during the Tawantinsuyo. One can appreciate the stone walls with trapezoidal niches that provide the setting for the traditional market, where they still practice bartering. The Chincheros women can always be recognized for their very distinguishing clothing and braided hair. The famous chuch and arquelogical site here requires the tourist ticket.

MORAY: a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.

MARAS / SALINERAS: located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here. Return to the Hotel Overnight. Marqueses Hotel. (Double or Triple private room)


Hotel Marqueses


06.00 am. Departure by our private transport to Mollepata town at 2,850 mts.  A beautiful 3 hour scenic journey through Izcuchaca and Limatambo, with a stop for breakfast and panoramic views of the “Mountain of Salkantay” in the Cordillera of Vilcanota. We can see spectacular views of the chains of snow capped Vilcabamba, the colorful village of Mollepata and the lush Apurimac River Valley. At this point due to the dirty and rocky road conditions we transfer into another truck or minibus.  After passing Cruzpata 3200 mts, then Challacancha, we arrive to our trailhead in Sayllapata at 3,600 masl where we meet our Arrieros “horsemen“ and trekking staff (Cook and Assistants). We commence treking with a gradual climb of 250 meters for about 2 and a half hours through a pristine Andean valley landscape before arriving to Soraypampa.  There after visiting a spectacular glacial lake we have lunch.  We continue after lunch with a gentle climb for approximately 2 and a half to 3 hours through more unspoiled Andean valley to Salkantaypampa. This first Camp is located at 3,950 masl.    

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


3950 masl

2850 masl

12km approx


After an early breakfast we start trekking a moderate climb from approx 07:00am for 3 hours to reach the Apacheta Pass at 4,590 masl. From this point we can appreciate spectacular views of Cusco's second highest peak, the stunning snow capped Mount Salkantay (6,264 mts) and also the snow capped mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. In the Apacheta Pass you can leave a piece of rock carried from the bottom as a present from you to the Apacheta. (In Inca times the walkers used to leave at the top their shoes, clothes, jewels or simply a piece of rock as an offering.) There is an option to take a nice walk from the Pass for 40 minutes to see an amazing lake of Soraycocha located just off the trail.
We continue 2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracmachay, and then, depending on the group ability, weather and walking conditions, the guide will decide whether to camp 2-3 hrs downhill walk in Rayan-niyoc at 3100 mts or travel a further 2km to camp at Collpapampa 2920 mts for experienced trekkers. Very nice camping near a natural hot spring pools.  
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


4590 masl

2920 masl

16km to Rayan-niyoc or 20km to Chaullay


We start the trek 07:00am with 3 hours easy hiking from Collpapampa, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle zone called Ceja de Selva.  Here we will see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, birds ectetera plus coca and banana crops can be observed.  You will have time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, and with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird "Gallito de las Rocas". We stop at Lluscamayo 2,400m for lunch and free time to rest before the 3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa 2,350 masl. A small village is located here with electricity and a shop   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


2920 masl

2350 masl


Approx 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. After climbing for 4 hrs to reach Llaqtapata 2,700 masl we can enjoy some free time to rest and observe the mountain of Machupicchu (Inca city) and some of this arqueological site from afar. Then 2 hours downhill to the Hydroelectric Plant at 1,870m where we have the last lunch with all of our staff. The arrieros, horses and donkey herders will prepare their return back to Soraypampa and we head to Aguas Calientes town. At 16:30pm we will take a 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2,000 masl where a Special Dinner and finally a comfy bed in the "Hostal Viajeros" await us.

* Walking poles recommended for the 2 final hours downhill. Optional evening bathe in the hotsprings 10 minutes walk from the town.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Viajeros Hostal or if you would prefer to upgrade to a hotel see recomendations

2350 masl

2000 masl

12km approx


Early walk (approximately 1.5 hours uphill from Aquas Calientes) or bus for 25 minutes to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people walk down the steps back to Aguas Calientes for the Buffet lunch and at approx 16:00 hrs we take our return train to Ollantaytambo with bus connection arriving to Cusco city around 9:00 pm. 

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Marqueses

Day 9: Adios Cusco

Adios Cusco Free morning then transfer to the airport for your fly to Lima or Arequipa-Puerto Maldonado ( Extension Trips )


What is Included:

  • Transfer from Airport at your arrival to Cusco.
  • 4 Nights in Boutique Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
  • Cusco and Inca Sites guide tour.
  • Sacred Valley guided tour Pisaq, Ollanta,
  • 5 Day Salkantay trek with 6 Kg portarage service
  • (Permits and Entrance fees for Machupicchu)
  • Accomodation in Aguas Calientes. Private rooms.

What is not Included:

  • Flight tickets. Transport to Cusco.
  • USD$ 65 pp Entrance fees for Cusco and Valley tour.
  • Sleeping bag for low temperatures minus 5-6 dc.
  • Dinner on the 5 th Day of your Salkantay trek.
  • The bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes US$9
  • Tips for your crew guides cooks, horse herders $30-40 approx
  • Huayna Picchu Ticket US$ 85 pp -Optional.
  • (Every SAS`s staff receive a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip, tips are optional also are a great gesture of esteem to them)

Additional Options:

  • Single tent supplement US$ 50
  • Single room in Aguas Calientes $ 20
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8º Celcius $ 25
  • 45 Lts Backpack $ 20
  • A pair of trekking poles $ 20
  • UP-GRADING YOUR RETURN from Aguas Calientes to Cusco with VISTADOME TRAIN.-
  • To Up-grade train return ( with Vistadome Deluxe ) US$50 pp
  • or for groups of 5 or more
  • $45 per person
  • 15:25 pm depart Aguas Calientes – 18:40 to Poroy Train Station
  • If you want an upgrade train they need to contact us directly on [email protected] for this to be done and confirmed to you.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Backpack & daypack :
  • Down sleeping bag : (can be rented at SAS office for $25 )
  • Hiking boots or Sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and trekking pants. not jeans
  • layers for variable temperatures specially at night
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Camera, extra film & batteries
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun hat : sunglasses
  • Thermals : wool socks : Gloves / scarf and woolen hat for cold nights
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho : a good rain jacket
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips. ( 200-300 soles)
  • Trekking poles optional but with rubber tips


  • 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 helpfull 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 right near the Buses 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:
  • UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes (Based on double occupancy ).
  • Hotel Wiraqocha Inn USD$ 25.00 p/person extra special price and amazing views from every room! highly recommended as best value
  • Hotel Inka Town USD$ 35.00 p/person
  • Hotel Killa Inn USD$ 45.00 p/person
  • Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person
  • Hotel Santuario US$ 54.00 p/person.
  • Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Casa Andina US$90.00 p/person
  • Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 240.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes D B)
  • To guarantee your hotel reservation UP-GRADE, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance. All Hotel policies require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date.
  • Please note if you are travelling by yourself the UP-GRADING cost is much more, as often Hotels in Aguas Calientes charge the same price for a room shared by 2 people or just one person!
  • (therefore the upgrade cost based on single occupancy are below… ).
  • Hotel Wiraqocha Inn USD$ 60.00 p/person
  • Hotel Inka Town $70.00
  • Hotel Killa Inn $80.00
  • Hotel Santuario $115.00
  • Hotel Andina Luxury $90.00
  • Hotel El Mapi- INKATERRA $170.00
  • Hotel Casa Andina $170.00
  • Hotel Sumaq $400.00
  • Hotel Sanctuary Lodge $950.00
  •  IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not loose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions related to the Salkantay & Machu-Picchu 5 Day with SAS Travel.
  • What is included in the price of the tour?
  • This link shows all the inclusions and what is NOT included in the price of the tour? http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/342/salkantay-machu-picchu-5-day/
  • Where are the Departure points for our TREKS?
  • There are various pickup points for safety and to help reduce the amount of time in going to numerous hotels.( Please be ready)
  • The standard meeting point is at the Plaza Regocijo or the Plaza Cusipata at 6.00 am. If you are at any hotel in San Blas area, please wait for us in front of the Church of San Blas for your transfer at 5.40 am. If you are at Hotel Niños 1 on Calle Meloc or Hotel Niños 2 in Calle Fierro, please wait for your bus at 6:10 am. If you are staying at Loki Hostal, please wait for us at the corner of Meloc & Arcopata (at the steps going down) at 6:10 am.
  • If you are at a different hotel far from the meeting point that is not listed, we will discuss the pick up procedure at the Office and “pre trek briefing” the night before you depart.
  • Where can I store my luggage while I am trekking?
  • On the trek/tour, you should only bring with you the things you really want/need and leave the rest of your things with us. SAS Travel offers Free luggage storage for all of our customers. If you have luggage that you wish to leave with us in Cusco then bring it to the meeting point on the morning of the departure. A SAS Travel Rep will take your things to be stored in the Hotel Marqueses (Calle Garcilaso 265- Tèl: 257819), which is right next door to our main SAS Travel office.
  • You can then pick up your things up from the safe storage in Hotel Marqueses any time after your trek (the hotel is open 24 hours). You must bring the tag given to you as receipt when you first dropped off your items:
  • What should I pack?
  • This link shows a list of recommended items:
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/342/salkantay-machu-picchu-5-day/
  • I don`t have a good sleeping bag. Can I rent one?
  • YES you can just organise it at the time of booking or book directly in the office on your check-in
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8º Celcius US $ 20
  • 45 Lts Backpack $ 20
  • A pair of trekking poles $ 20
  • porter/ mule for 9 Kg $ 45
  • porter/ mule for 18 Kg $ 90
  • Will I need any extra money?
  • YES, so that you can take part in options such as the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles), Bus ticket down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes US$7 pp if you don`t want to walk the trail. tips for your trekking staff, souvenirs, snacks in Machupicchu, bottled water, drinks, etc.
  • You should take at least 300 soles as emergency money that hopefully you will return to Cusco with!
  • Do the guides speak English?
  • SAS Travel has high standards for our guides. All of our top guides must be educated in the field of tourism, first aid assistance and completely fluent in English. Our guides are also one of the most popular aspects of our tours some of them being historians and archaeologists and all demonstrate a great passion for their culture and heritage.
  • How many people will be in my group?
  • We require 6 person minimum for our treks, indicated dates on web are open groups in which you are welcome to join, sometimes we have groups of 8 passengers. Average 8-12 and maximum 19 with 2 tour guides.
  • During low season the groups are more likely to small and during high season the groups will likely be full.
  • When a group goes over max, we will breakit into 2 groups who may travel together but have separate guides, cooks etc.
  • Should I hire an extra porter?
  • Unless you have hired an extra porter you will need to carry your own back pack, sleeping bag and water for the day. 75% of our travellers hire the extra porter/mule and it is highly recommended for the altitude. If you would like to have a porter carry your things, one can be hired for US $45 for every 9kg. SAS Travel provide a duffle bag at the briefing the night before your hike. You should bring only what you absolutely need/want on the trek, and store the rest of your belongings in Cusco (see the information on our Free Luggage Storage).
  • Even if you do hire a porter you will still need a day pack with you so that you can carry such items as your camera, water bottle, snacks ( energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, sweets, remember glucose is a big help and imperative in the hights), sunscreen, sun-glasses, a fleece or something warm and a poncho (during the rainy season or cloudy days) ie anything you will need before lunch as the porters do not walk alongside you. You will usually meet up with your bag at lunch and then it will be waiting for you in your tent at the campsite.
  • It is best to put everything up to 18 kgs in one duffle bag if you are a couple or 2 for the porter so that you don’t have 2 large backpacks in your tent. We can provide you with a duffel bag to use. At the final lunch with the trek crew on the 4th day, staff will collect up the mats and sleeping bags and take them back to Cusco as you sleep in a bed with bedding tonight.
  • B. ON THE TREK.-
  • **I am not really an experienced trekker?. What if I can’t keep up?
  • How difficult is the Salkantay Trek Trail?**
  • Only in extremely rare circumstances does a passenger need to come back early if they have acclimatised. You just need to remember that you are able to go at a speed that is comfortable for you. Take your time, pace yourself, and enjoy. The Salkantay Trail is considered a moderate hike, not a technical hike but high altitude may affect some individuals. We do carry oxygen and we recommend using a trekking pole.
  • Are Trekking poles really necessary?
  • we DO recommend the use of Trekking poles, especially for those passengers with known knee problems. There are multiple times during the trek that a Trekking poles is handy, be it ascending a mountain or walking along the rough trails.
  • Will I see many local villages
  • Lares is the better trek to do to see quaint local villages that have maintained a very typical andean rustic life style and traditional weaving skills. You will see small towns along the apporach to this trek and a couple of times during this but they have a mistizo feel rather than tiny andean villages.
  • How long will I be walking every day?
  • How long is the trail? 55 Km
  • This is an approximate breakdown according to our regular campsites:
  • Distance Travelled: 12km approx
  • Distance Travelled: 16km to Rayan-niyoc or 20km to Chaullay
  • Distance Travelled: 16km from Rayan-niyoc or 11km from Chaullay
  • Distance Travelled: 12km approx
  • If you still want more, climbing Huayna Picchu provides yet another hour and a half round trip. Check re permits with your tour guides.
  • Is altitude sickness common? And how high is the Salkantay Trek?
  • It's impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. A full 2 days spent in Cusco (3399m), taking it very easy and drinking plenty of water is enough for some people but if you can arrange to have minimum 2-3 days in case of any travel disruptions as well then this is what we recomend as there is also so much to do here!. The highest point you will reach while hiking the Salkantay Trek reaches 4590m on the 2nd day
  • Maximum Altitude: 3950 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 4590 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2920 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2350 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 2350 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2000 masl
  • What if I am unable to finish the trail?
  • In the scenario that you are unable to finish the trek due health issues.
  • SAS Travel will do everything in its power to get you to the nearest civilization and get help or transportation to help. If the issue is respiratory or due to altitude, we do carry at least one tank of oxygen on trek that you will have access to. In extreme cases, a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense.(Travel Insurance required) There are no refunds in the situation that you are unable to finish though. Generally those who have to be assisted off the trail but recover quickly are taken to Ollantaytambo where they rest and spend the night and then can join the group again on the 4th afternoon for by train to Aguas Calientes ( cost incurred by trekker ) and visit Machu Picchu according to original plan.
  • What if I become ill before the trail or am suffering severe altitude on the day of departure?
  • We do not recommend that any one starts this trek if not in good health. If you miss the trek part while gaining strength in Cusco we can assist you with discounted accomodation within your cancellation costs and we can still take you to meet the group on the 4th day so you can continue the tour from here.
  • That way you are still able to use the Machu Picchu entrance join your group for a tour and return train ticket at least
  • **Can SAS Travel accommodate my dietary needs?
  • What kind of food will there be?**
  • Not to worry, SAS Travel is able to accommodate many types of dietary needs upon request at the time of booking. If you are a vegetarian, or cannot eat gluten or have allergies to certain foods, it will not be a problem. The meals of our chefs are one of the most popular parts of our tours too, and the quality will not be reduced when accommodating your dietary needs. The meals are served buffet style and you are able to choose what you would like to eat. Your guides will let you know what time the meals will be served.
  • Our cooks prepare excellent high-energy meals appropriate for a trek of this nature. The menu usually includes quinua, cereals and vegetable soups, Beaf Lomo Saltado with rice, chicken cacerole, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of oatmeal, eggs and other breakfast foods as scramble egg, quinua panqueques.
  • Will I need to bring water?
  • We recommend that you purchase a 1.5 – 2 litre bottle of water to take with you on the first day. Every night during the trek, we will boil water so you can refill the same bottle every morning before setting out. If you are planning to drink from any streams or waterfalls, we strongly suggest you bring water purification tablets or filters.
  • Also, you will be able to buy water along the way on Day 1, for the first few hours of Day 2, then again on the afternoon of Day 3, and of course at Machu Picchu.
  • Are there bathrooms along the way?
  • Along the trail there are several sites with toilets. Bring a roll of toilet paper. As far as other trash goes, please carry your own trash to each campsite where the porters will pack it up and take it out. Leave no trace! Please do not litter.
  • Is it OK to bring toddlers on the trail?
  • It is not recommended . If you are thinking of bringing any small children with you, it is recommended that you do a private tour with us instead of going on a group service departure. That way, you can get the extra attention that you will require from the guide. It should be remembered that it is likely you will have a difficult time as it is, so if you have never done higher altitude trekking with your child before, you’ll want to carefully consider your enjoyment and the enjoyment of the child. Also, it should be kept in mind that the emergency rescue services while on the trek are extremely limited.
  • Is there a chance that my trek will be canceled?
  • There is lttle chance of a total cancellation of a trek unless due to natural disaster. Due to extreme weather circumstances there may be alternative routes taken but a trek will usually be altered rather than totally cancelled.
  • Is the trail still good during the rainy season?
  • we do not recommend this trek in the months of Jan, Feb and March.
  • The trail will have more episodes of stormy weather during the rainy season. It could happen at any time of the year though. Some people actually like to go during the rainy season because there are fewer tourists but we say please be prepared for wet weather and have suitable clothes and equipment. Possibly snow so be prepared for a possible change of route if a pass is deemed unpassable by the guide.
  • What kind of weather can I expect on the trek?
  • Temperatures?
  • During the “rainy season” (Dec – May), you can expect that it will rain pretty much every day. At the same time, it will also be noticeably warmer at night. The day times will get up to about 25 degrees Celsius, the low will be about 1 degrees Celsius.
  • On the other hand, during the “dry season” (June – Nov) the daytimes will seem strikingly like spring time, with bright and sunny skies, but it will be much colder at night. During the daytime you can expect it to be somewhere in the range of 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and at night it will be as low as minus -4 to minus -7 degrees Celsius.
  • It is always best to dress in layers during anytime of year, really. As you hike, put them on when you feel cold or shed them and put it in your day pack when you get hot.
  • How many trekkers and trek crew are in a typical group?
  • For a group of max 19 trekkers our typical trekking staff comprise of: 01 guide, 01 assistant guide, 01 cook, 01 assistant cook, 01 general assistant in charge of setting up and organization of safe campsites and 6-8 horsemen.
  • If the group is 12 or less then just 1 guide, 01 cook, 01 general assistant in charge of setting up and organization of safe campsites and 4-5 horsemen.
  • What is the standard procedure when it comes to tips?
  • Tips for the above mentioned trekking staff are not included in the price of the trek. Tips are optional not mandatory. Generally tips are distributed amongst the trekking staff (except the guide and the assistant guide ) on the 4th day since these trekking staff will not accompany the group to Machupicchu.
  • Tips for the Cook, Assistant cook, Coordinator & Porters On the third night at dinner time someone from the group is usually elected to collect the tips. Please remember to take plenty of small denomination bills in Peruvian Soles. We recommend that the cook should receive about 50% more than the other trekking staff. The money should be paid directly to each individual and not given to the guide, cook or representative of porters.
  • Deciding how much to tip is always a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable decision. SAS Travel pay our trek staff fairly and treat them with respect and try to provide good working conditions. We think that a tip should not be used to subsidize a poor wage but should be a way to show the staff that you have enjoyed the trek and appreciated the services that they have provided. The tip should therefore be optional and not mandatory. However, if you have enjoyed the service, we recommend that each person in the group contributes between 30 and 40 soles ( US$ 10-14 ) to a “pot” which is then distributed amongst the cook, assistant cook, general assistant and horsemen. This should ensure that each person will receive a tip of about US$15 and the cook around US$30. Obviously if you want to tip more please do so.
  • Tips for the Assistant Guide The assistant guide will not accompany the group to Aguas Calientes and Machupicchu. We therefore recommend that you also tip the assistant guide on the 4th day. We suggest that each person in the group tips the assistant guide approx 15 soles. (US$5) Again, tips are optional not mandatory and dependent on the level of service provided. Obviously if you want to pay more please do so.
  • Tips for the Guide The guide will accompany the group throughout the tour including Machupicchu. We recommend that you tip the guide after the tour in Machupicchu at the time of lunch at Hotel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes We suggest that each person in the group tips the main guide between 18 and 28 soles. (US$8-10) Again, tips are optional not mandatory and dependent on the level of service provided. Obviously if you want to pay more please do so.
  • SUMMARY: Like in most American countries, tipping is normal practice. If you have enjoyed the service provided by the trekking team we would recommend bringing between 70 and 85 soles ( US$ 25-30 ) to covers tips for the trekking staff. However if you think that you have received poor service you are under no obligation to pay a tip. The trekking team will soon get the message. Please pay tips in cash and do not pay in kind such as in beers etc. We have tried to be as clear as possible about tipping but we understand that this is a complicated issue when many different cultures and lifestyles come together.
  • The procedure and amounts listed above have been written in conjunction with our guides and trekking staff. We accept that not all of our clients will be in agreement with this information. It is important that you tip the amount that you feel comfortable with. Please try not to let the procedure stress you or cause anyone to feel badly towards other members of the group who wish to pay less than the recommended amount or decide not to pay a tip at all.
  • Will I be able to witness the sunrise at Machu Picchu?
  • You first encounter Machu Picchu as the sun rises over the high mountains encircling it. It is already dawn but this impresive moment of Machu Picchu coming out of the shadows of the looming mountains is awesome.
  • Will I be able to climb Huayna Picchu (300 mts above Machu Picchu site)
  • If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, please coordinate this with your tour guide as the park has restricted schedules for climbing times and the number of people who can climb per day at 400 and so require permits. We try to get permits for interested trekkers but they can only be obtained at the main entrance on the day of entrance. We have asked the INC to put aside permits for trekkers as since they walked 4 days to get here should be given priority but this is still under consideration. The trail to HuaynaPicchu is safe in good weather, but very steep with use of chains and not recomended for those with vertico. It is about an hour and a half round trip. and there are only 2 times during the day it can be climbed with a sign in and out security system.
  • How long am I able to stay at Machu Picchu?
  • How I will I get down to Aguas Calientes?
  • You will have a guided tour of the ruins that lasts approximately 2-3 hours, after which time you will have 2-3 hours more to spend on your own. You can climb Huayna Picchu or just explore. After the guided portion, your guide will reconfirm the times to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and / or train
  • What time will I be back in Cusco?
  • Can you explain the train service a little more??
  • Many of our travellers request a later train so they can spend the full day at Machu Picchu, to climb Wayna Picchu or to visit the natural hot baths (for which the town Aguas Calientes is named). We therefore try to reserve a late afternoon train around between - 6 pm for our travellers. Occasionally it is direct to Cusco, but otherwise the service is to Ollantaytambo with a private bus transfer onwards to Cusco. But still, these reservations times are confirmed by Peru Rail often only 9 days in advance during high season and holidays. When demand exceeds availability, we will always try to obtain tickets for an earlier service rather than one late at night for a more comfortable arrival to Cusco but this is sometimes difficult.
  • What are the benefits of doing a private trek?
  • One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is for families or groups of friends or for trekkers who want more individual time with the guide and flexiblity in the programme. You can choose any date that you want.
  • In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask a SAS Rep how you can arrange your own private tour.
  • What is an ISIC card? How can I use it to get a discount?
  • ISIC stands for “International Student Identity Card” and is the internationally accepted form of student identification. The INC accepts ISIC for discounts.
  • The discount that is offered isn’t a SAS Travel discount, but is actually offered by the INC and SAS Travel passes the discount on to you. You must carry your ISIC card on the trek.
  • Am I able to change dates after the initial reservation?
  • If you do not leave the group without a minumum you can change your date but there must be a group for the date which you want to move to.
  • What if do not have my passport right now?
  • You can book and then send us your passport details later for this trek as it is only required for train tickets
  • Can I pay for the entire tour up front?
  • Usually we only charge the deposit of your Lares Trail to the card (done without commission fee) to confirm your booking. This deposit and the details completed on your booking form are used as a guarantee for the balance and other tours. The balance is paid on your arrival to Cusco in cash. If you choose to pay with credit card you need to pay 5% commission. With Traveller’s Cheques there is a 3% commission.
  • The prices of the tours are for cash payment. You can withdraw US $ out of the ATMs, which there are plenty in Cusco.
  • If you like, some people prefer to pay the full balance by Western Union or Bank just before starting their travels to avoid carrying cash or spending time finalizing things when they arrive so let us know if you would prefer this. If you want to pay the full tour by credit card please add on the 5% fee.
  • Altitude sickness is serious and can ruin your trip. The biggest mistake you can make is to fly directly to Cuzco (3326m/10,910ft) and expect to hike the next day. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the altitude first.
  • Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, or Soroche, is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxigen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (approximately 8,000 feet). Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).The causes of altitude sickness are not fully understood. The percentage of oxygen in air remains essentially constant with altitude at 21% up until 70,000 feet (21,330 m), but the air pressure (and therefore the number of oxygen molecules) drops as altitude increases — consequently, the available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases above 10,000 feet (3,050m). Altitude sickness usually does not affect persons traveling in aircraft because the cabin altitude in modern passenger aircraft is kept to 8,000 feet (2,440 m) or lower. A superficially related condition is chronic mountain sickness, also known as Monge's disease, occurring only after prolonged exposure to high altitude. An unrelated condition, often confused with altitude sickness, is dehydration, due to the higher rate of water vapor lost from the lungs at higher altitudes.
  • Those who ascend rapidly to altitudes greater than 2500m (8100 ft)
  • may develop altitude sickness. In Peru, this includes Cusco ( 3326m)
  • Machupicchu (2400m) and Lake Titicaca (3820m). Being physically fit offers no protection. Those who have experienced altitude sickness in the past are prone to future episodes. The risk increases with faster ascents, higher altitudes and greater exertion.
  • Symptoms may include headaches,nausea,vomiting,dizziness,malaise, imsomnia and loss of appetite. Severe cases may be complicated by fluids in the lungs (high-altitude pulmonary edema) or swelling of the brain (high-altitude cerebral edema) If symptoms are more than mild or persist for more than 24 hours (far less at high altitudes), descend immediately by at least 500 meters and see a doctor.
  • To help prevent altitude sickness, the best measure is to spend two nights or more at each rise of 1000m. Alternatively, take 125mg or 250mg of acetozolamide (Diamox) twice or three times daily starting 24 hours before ascent and continuing for 48 hours after arrival at altitude. Possible side effects include increased urinary volume, numbness,
  • tingling,nausea,drowsiness, myopia and temporary impotence.
  • Acetazolamide should not be given to pregnant women or anyone with a history of sulfa allergy. For those who cannot tolerate acetazolamide, the next best option is 4mg of dexamethasone taken four times daily.
  • Unlike acetazolamide, dexamethasone must be tapered gradually upon arrival at altitude, since there is a risk that altitude sickness will occur as the dosage is reduced.
  • Dexamethasone is a steroid, so it should not be given to diabetics or anyone for whom taking sterorids is not adviced. A natural alternative is gingko, which some people find quite helpful.
  • When traveling to high altitudes, it´s also important to evoid overexertion, eat ligh meals and abstain from alcohol.
  • Altitude sickness should be taken seriously, it can be life threatening when severe.

Booking Information

  • Select the month and date and click on the Calendar your interested tour Departure Date (Leaving or Depart Date). Fill in your personal details as requested. In Travelling with: please fill in details of other members in your group. Once you finish sending us all your details you will create a Reservation Code (eg: 240622001). Pay a prepayment/deposit online on Step 3 or in How to Pay. (Pay for 2 or more people in your group with ONE reservation code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets, and tour all together in the same group.)
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  • 1.- Pay in our website a booking deposit of US$ 300 pp + 5% with a Credit/Debit Card (Visa, MC, Amex, Diners). Before paying please inform to your Bank that you are paying overseas. Use the reservation code number you have generated. (There is a 5% fee for payments with cards). OR
  • 2.- For group bookings (4-5 persons). Pay in our website a booking deposit of US$ 300 pp + 5%with a credit/debit card (Visa, MC, Amex, Diners) as it is indicated above OR make a Bank Transfer to our bank account. For Bank details please e-mail to: [email protected]
  • You will receive your tour confirmation and details of your Tour in your email within 24 hours.
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: We require full payment of your tour 1 month before the day when your tour starts, make an online payment on our website with your reservation code adding 5% card´s fee  OR you can pay us in our office in Cusco at your arrival in USD$ Dollars.

Terms & Conditions

  • 1.- You must advise SAS Travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate as Salkantay trek goes to 4600 mtrs.
  • 2.- You must advise your guides 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 in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
  • 3.- FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie rental of sleeping bags or trekking poles etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating the rental ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission.
  • 4.- If you get vertigo or do not want to climb Huayna Picchu for any reason then indicate No in the reservation format and write this in the comments section. Ensure we confirm you indicating No Huayna Picchu climb so we discount $10 off the package for you.
  • 5.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card or International Teachers cards are not accepted by the control.
  • 6.- You must carry your original passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any
  • reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp)
  • 7.- We include in this trek a 6 kilos for porterage for your camp belongings (Mattress,sleeping bag and personal clothes, a duffle bag is provided) due to the strenuos nature of the trek but if you will require more let us know. If you have no experience in high altitude trekking please hire more porterage. This is a serious requirement and 3 kilos more is only US$20 for the entire trek so well worth it.
  • 8-Please note Hostel Viajeros is not a 3 star hotel but is clean, safe and comfortable. If you are wanting alternative accomodation this can be organised, these are some upgrade options and the corresponding supplemental cost based on double occupancy see Recomendations. Please let us know of this request at the time of booking.
  • 9.- Cancelation made by Clients : you are strongly recommended to organise Travel Insurance.
  • 9. a.- Cancelation of tour up to 2 months before departure incurs a loss of the US$ 200.00 non refundable deposit.
  • 9. b..- Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost...
  • 9. c.- Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 1 week of departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost...
  • 9. d.- Cancelation of tour within 1 week - 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost...
  • However we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes day 4.
  • 9 e.- Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost...however we can organise an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes day 4.
  • 10.- Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and the train tickets and Machu Picchu entrance have not been finalised. US$ 25.00 is charged.
  • Change of dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs a further fee as Peru rail also charges for changes of dates. This administration charge of US$20.00 per ticket in this case is incurred. At times a change of date may only be possible in an upgrade to a higher standard carriage and so the difference in price would need to be paid additionally.
  • 11- If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter and mule will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger. If you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at Machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund from the original payment, however we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
  • 12- SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, 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 responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • 13.- SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry 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.
  • 14.- Salkantay trek is recommended in dry season. Unexpected rain can cause snow falls causing difficult trekking conditions and possibly closure of the pass. In the case of snow falls SAS Travel can not be held accountable for the need to take an alternative route. You would also need good quality trekking boots and equipment to protect you against snow related conditions, cold and glare. In extreme cases when “Salkantay trail to Machupicchu” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS Travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 5 Day Choquequirao trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 5 Day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc. to give you some of the many options.
  • I have read and accept the conditions.