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    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
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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 - 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!
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    • 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
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US$ 1,220.00 p/person

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Single supplement for solo traveler $180

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CUSCO, Sacred Valley, 5 Day CLASSIC INCA TRAIL, Aguas Calientes and Huaynapicchu Mt. 9 Day Tour Package.

Last Minute Information

  • 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. To help ensure you get a permit for this awesome trek, we encourage you to book as far in advance as possible.
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  • Our Price: US$ 1,220 per person
  • US$1,150 with University Student card or under 16 y/o.
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  • This tour give you 3 full days in Cusco before your trek so you can cope finely with the altitude while you visit impressive places nearby Cusco guided by our staff. Include a full Day Sacred Valley Tour, 8 Kg personal porter in your trek, night in Aguas Calientes town and Deluxe or Suite room at MARQUESES Hotel in Cusco.
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  • EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL 2019: (From Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2019)
  • CONFIRMED DEPARTURES ON: (Dates below are Inca Trail Trek Leaving Dates.)
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  • 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
  • September 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • October 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • November 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • December 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 August to October 2018: Permits for this trek are fully booked). We encourage you to book as far in advance as possible.
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  • Available spots on: *(Dates below are Inca Trail Leaving Dates:)
  • NOVEMBER: 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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  • HOW TO BOOK: Once you have checked our OPEN DEPARTS. Choose on the Calendar -left side (Leaving Dates), the date of your preference. Select the month, year and click on your desired date. Fill in out with your personal details, then below fill in out details of other member in the group in Traveling with, once you have finalized your online booking you will receive an email with a reservation code (Purchase number). Booking deposit required US$ 525.00 per person.($500 + 5% card fees) Pay a booking deposit online with Visa or MC or through Paypal US$ 530.00 per person.($500 + 6% Paypal fees.)
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  • SAS Travel Highlights:
  • Small groups 6-12 -16 max, confirmed departures, personalized service.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced recommended guides.
  • Guided tours of the seven Inca archaeological sites en route to Machu Picchu.
  • Delicious and nutritious healthy, 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.
  • Inca Trail Survivor T-shirt.
  • Special snack and buffet lunch on Day 4 (final day) in our Hostel Viajeros.
  • Hot shower in Aguas Calientes in our Hostel Viajeros at lunch time.
  • 100% Operated by SAS Travel: We never will place you with other tour operators.
  • Fully 24/7 assistance in our Cusco Office for your last minutes requires.
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  • Tickets for Huayna Picchu: Included in this tour. When permits for Huaynapicchu Mt are sold out a good alternative is Montaña Mt walk instead, it will take 3 Hrs.
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  • SHORT INCA TRAIL and ALTERNATIVE TREKS to MACHU PICCHU :
  • Permits are AVAILABLE for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 or 3 Day, 5 Day Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek, 4 Day Lares to Machu Picchu trek, 4 Day Lares + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (June 1st 2018 to DECEMBER 31st 2018 -Available. SEE Departures: Short Inca Trail and Alternative Treks
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  • Up -dated 2018 PERÚ´s Information: Please Click Here

Special Offer

ITINERARY: Cusco, Sacred Valley tour, Classic Inca Trail hike plus Huaynapicchu mt walk and night in Aguas Calientes. 9 Day/ 8 Night tour.
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Day 1.- Reception at Cusco´s airport and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2.- Free morning to see Cusco.Afternoon CuscoTour. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 3.- Sacred Valley Tour, (Briefing for Inca Trail at 7 pm) Hotel Marqueses.
Day 4,5,6,7 (5 Day/ 4 Night Inca Trail w 8 Kg porter. Night in Aguas Calientes).
Day 8.- Walk to Machupicchu & Huaynapicchu.Train to Cusco Hotel Marqueses.
Day 9.- Breakfast and transfer to the airport. (End of our service).
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MARQUESES Boutique Hotel.- FREE Up-grade to our DELUXE ROOMS in this tour for early bookings (10-8 months in advance.)

Cusco.- Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco´s history lives in its streets, squares, temples, valleys and towns. Stunning destinations an example of fine engineering made by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Saqsaywaman, Tambomachay, Kenqo, Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment, honoring mother nature...
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Walking the Inca Trail with SAS Travel. Passionate, experienced and highly recommended guides. They provide extensive and accurate historical and archaeological information about the Incas, a memorable and informative tour at Machu Picchu.
We hike in small groups that give you a more intimate experience, and we provide plenty of flexibility in the tour schedule to give you greater choice and freedom: spending more time in places you like and less in places you are not so interested in. Our experienced porter team will carry tents, food and cooking equipment and assist trekkers when is required.They set up our tents each day. Our cooks prepare delicious and nutritious freshly gourmet meals using local products. Once you complete the Inca Trail trek, you will have plenty of time to explore with your guide the entire citadel afterward you’ll have a celebratory meal in Aguas Calientes --and you’ll even receive a certificate of achievement!
Many items are included in our Inca Trail trek, such as the return to Cusco on the Expedition train, trekking permits and entrance fees. Transfer from Airport, Accommodation in Cusco, highlight tours, night in Aguas Calientes town, a second visit to Machu Picchu and climb to the emblematic Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO 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 acclimatize.(Oxygen containers available 24/7) 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: FREE DAY TO EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CUSCO, AFTERNOON CITY TOUR.

Free morning to explore the artist area of San Blas with many workshops of paintings and scultures, (typical from Cusco) visit the Inca Museum just near the main Cathedral on the main Cusco´s plaza, then you can visit the new Machupicchu Museum just 2 blocks near the Plaza and visit the Merced Convent. At 13:30 pm (meet at SAS Travel office) Guided Cusco City tour for 4 Hours to Explore the famous temple of the sun "Koricancha" Cusco´s Cathedral and the 4 Inca temples Saqsawaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Pucapucara. 70 Soles Tourist Ticket not included. Night in Hotel Marqueses.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 3: Cusco Sacred Valley Pisac Urubamba Ollantaytambo Cusco

At 8.20am 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 a lunch at Inkalicius. 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. Hotel Marqueses. Brefing at 7:00 pm for your Inca trail trek at SAS Travel office.

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

Day 4: Inca trail Piskacucho Km 82, Patallaqta Cusichaka Canyon, Wayllabamba, Ayapata 3 stones.

Early pick-up from your hotel will begin around 5:30 am to board our private transportation. Make sure you carry your original passport or ISIC card. Our journey from Cusco to Piskacucho takes approximately 3 hours, with many beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, Andean towns, and the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Along the way, we will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and enjoy breakfast, before continuing on to Piscacucho (2,680 m / 8,790 ft). There we will meet our camp crew and the porters who will carry our belongings during our 35-mile hike. Passports in hand, we clear the official Inca Trail check point, cross a suspension footbridge across the Urubamba River, and begin our trek with a gentle climb. We have three hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the course of the river, rewarded with superb views of Mount Veronica (5,750 m). The easy walk passes through a forest of giant cactus and native bushes. At Miskay we take the trail to the left, ascending gradually to Willkaraccay high above the mouth of the Cusichaca River and across from the Inca town of Llactapata (Terrace Town). Our vantage point is from a flat bluff above the extensive site, which was built as a fort because it commands the entrance to the Cusichaca Valley. The terracing system was used during Inca times for growing maize, a prestige crop that needed irrigation in the dry highlands. After a short rest, we continue another 15 minutes down to our lunch site at Tayaroc. Our path is adorned with native flowers and bromeliads growing in the boulders along the left side, and by majestic views of the mountains in both valleys. Walking times are always approximate, depending on weather conditions, group ability and other factors. After lunch, another 3-4 hours will bring us to the village of Wayllabamba (3,000 m / 9,840 ft), followed by an uphill climb through woods and along a stream to our first camp at Ayapata (3,300 m / 10,824 ft). You will be rewarded with Te Macho and a buffet dinner. Buenas Noches!!!

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Camping

Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft

Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft

12 Km approx.

Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 5: Ayapata 3 stones, Llulluchayoq, Dead woman`s pass, Pacaymayo, Runkuracay, Sayacmarka, Chakico

After breakfast, we depart from the Ayapata camp around 7:00 am. This is our longest day, but one rewarded with spectacular views down several valleys and up to the surrounding snow-covered peaks. We will put in a 5-hour hike to reach our lunch camp in the Pacaymayo Valley, then another 3-4 hours to our night camp at Chakicocha. We begin with a 900-m ascent up to the Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass at 4,200 m/13,776 ft. Along the way, we ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchayoc Zone, where you can see several species of birds. With luck we’ll see hummingbirds, falcons and black-chested buzzard eagles. We’ll soon enter a beautiful cloud forest, or polylepis woodland, and the treeless grasslands of the puna. From this point, you can see the highest pass ahead. The path climbs for two more hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion. You can walk at your own pace, stopping to catch your breath whenever you like. This last hard climb brings us to Dead Woman’s Pass, the first of two that we will cross today. Once the full group reaches this pass, we take a rest break before beginning a steep descent into the Pacaymayo Valley on the other side. You’ll find that your energy returns as we proceed along this downhill segment toward a generous lunch and rest. In the afternoon we begin a second ascent, this time to the ruins at Runcuracay, located a bit below the Runcuracay Pass (3,950 m / 12,956 ft). From the pass, in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman’s Pass and forward to a breath-taking sweep of snow-capped peaks. These include the 6,000-m Pumasillo (Puma’s Claw) massif. From here, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the impressive ruins at Sayacmarca. After some exploration, another 20 minutes bring us to Chakicocha (3,400 m / 11,000 ft). This will be our coldest night on the trail, at around +3 degrees C in December and -4 C in June. Tea time and Buffet Dinner.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Camping

Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m / 13,776 ft

Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft

10 Km approx.

Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 6: Chakicocha, Aobamba Valley, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Winaywayna

At sunrise, you will catch sight of Sayacmarca back along the trail, perched on the side of one of the many mountains that surround our campsite. Today’s hike is exceptionally beautiful because we will pass the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, Winaywayna and Intipata, and enjoy dramatic vistas of the Aobamba Valley. This stretch of the trail is of well-kept paved stone, still in great condition after many centuries. Your lungs will appreciate the fact that today’s hike is much more down than up, and significantly shorter than yesterday’s. In getting to Phuyupatamarca (the Town of the Clouds), we will pass through the first of two short, natural tunnels in the mountains. After visiting this site, we will descend about 2,000 stone steps to Winaywayna. If you have not had any knee problems up to this point, you may after this descent. If you have had prior knee injuries, we recommend the use of trekking poles, and perhaps an extra porter, to relieve some of the stress on your joints. Around mid-day, we will arrive at the site of Winaywayna, which we will explore before completing a short additional hike to our camp site for the night (2,700 m / 8,856 ft). After lunch, we will visit the adjacent site of Intipata with its dramatic terrances. A number of creature comforts will be available at this camp site. There is a bar and a small gift shop, and best of all, hot showers for a small fee. There will also be many more trekkers gathering here, ready for the final hike into Machu Picchu tomorrow. We therefore recommend taking extra care of your personal belongings here. Keep an eye on your daypacks and don’t leave anything outside your tent at night. Tea time and Buffet Dinner.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Camping

Maximum Altitude: 3,750 m / 12,300 ft

Minimum Altitude: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft

10 Km approx.

Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Descent : 700 m

Day 7: Winaywayna, Intipunku Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

We will get up very early - around 4:00 am - to get to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), overlooking Machu Picchu for the first rays of the sunrise. This will be a hike of 1-2 hours, with significant upward stretches in the last half. You will be hiking in darkness, so a headlamp is strongly recommended.
From Inti Punku, a final easy 40-minute hike will bring us to the entrance to Machu Picchu itself. The trail ends at a series of terraces, which present classic views of the overall city. We will continue on to explore the site, with explanations provided by the trek guide(s). The formal tour will end in the late morning, after which there will be a couple of hours for more exploring on your own, or to just collapse under a tree in the central plaza area. If you are exhausted just come day to Aguas Calientes and relax in the hot springs as you have a second opportunity to see all of Machu Picchu well rested tomorrow! In the early afternoon, lunch will be provided at “Los Viajeros” hostel down in the town of Aguas Calientes and this is the accomodation for people doing this tour unless full and then similar accomdation is provided nearby. Machupicchu is officially open from 06:00 am to 17:30 pm
You may like to soak in the hotsprings in the afternoon before dinner provided in Viajeros in the evening.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Viajeros Hostal Aguas Calientes or please choose upgrade from recommendations below

2,700 m / 8,856 ft

2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu) 2000 Aguas Calientes

8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu

Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

Day 8: Machu Picchu - Huayna Picchu Cusco

After an early Breakfast you can walk or take the bus back up to explore Machu Picchu more fully and of course for your climb of Huayna Picchu. If you were so tired yesterday then you have plenty of time to really capture Machu Picchu today so start out early! Buses are available from 5.30am. you can buy the ticket and they depart only a block away from Viajeros Hostel. You can store your backpack in Viajeros and make sure you get back down to Aguas Calientes at least an hour before your train departure which is genenerally at 4.43 pm but you should recheck this with your guide on day 4. Grab some snacks and drinks before boarding the train as the journey back to Cusco is about 4 hours!

Breakfast

Hotel Marqueses

2,700 m Huayna Picchu and Cusco 3400 m

2000 m Aguas Calientes

Day 9: Free Day Cusco or Adios Cusco

Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue.
Transfer to the Airport - for your flight to Lima or where ever you are going from here!

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Transfers in and out from and to the airports in Cusco
  • 4 Nights in Hotel Marqueses Cusco with breakfast .
  • 1 Night in Aguas Calientes (Private room)
  • 3 Nights camping on Inca Trail (2 person tent)
  • Porter service for 8 Kg (a duffle porter´s bag is provided)
  • Tourist vehicles and experts guides.
  • 4 Day Inca Trail tour
  • 1 Ticket for Huaynapicchu on Day 5th.
  • Guided tour enroute Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Cusco City and Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch..
  • Expedition Train Tickets, buses tickets
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes on Day 4th.
  • Transfer to Hotel Marqueses.

What is not Included:

  • Airline Tickets Lima - Cusco.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx US$50.00
  • (Entrance fees on Cusco Tour and Sacred Valley)
  • Meals when not indicated.
  • Extra drinks, bottle water
  • Bus up and down to Macchu Picchu $ 12 pp each way on 5th Day as you may like to walk one way. Bus transport up and down in one ticket is $24
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters. It`s a tradition but not mandatory.
  • Sleeping bag (-Minus 8ºC) US$25 for 3 nights
  • Single tent US$ 70 for 3 nights entire trek
  • Trekking poles pair US$20
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)

Additional Options:

  • Sleeping bag to hire for US$ 25 for entire trek.
  • Thermal Inflatable Mattress US$ 25 for entire trek.
  • Trekking poles to hire $ 10 each US$20 per pair
  • Back pack to hire US$ 20
  • Single tent $70
  • If you do not have domestic flights and would like a quote please contact Soledad and advise of your interest so she can confirm date availability immediately and send you a booking form
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  • UP-GRADING A VISTADOME DELUXE TRAIN.- (Expedition Tourist train service is included in your tour.) Vistadome Deluxe is an optional train returning from Aguas Calientes to Cusco extra of USD$ 60.00 pp . or if you are are a party of 3 then the cost is $50 per person for the upgrade and if you are a party of 5 then the cost is $45 per person for the upgrade )
  • This service generally departs at 15:25 pm from Aguas Calientes Station and arrives at 18:40 pm to Poroy (Cusco) Train Station then a 30 minutes private vehicle to Cusco. There is also a later train if you prefer departing at 5.27pm but we always try to get 3.20pm as we suggest you get more daylight views before 6pm sunset.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and (University student card if applicable)
  • A Daypack (for your personal porters we provide a duffle bag)
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • 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 (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
  • If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc you can rent/buy them from SAS Travel at the office at your check-in 2 days before the trek departure.

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 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

  • Drinkable water on the trail.- Bring 2 or 3 Lt of water for Day 1 and 2, there will be hot and cool drinks at meals times provided by our staff, we provide boiled water from 2nd Day at lunch time, bottle water and drinks are sold by locals on Day 1 and 2.
  • Time for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes? Yes you will have, very recommended and really good for your legs and body... another 10 minutes extra walk but worth it.
  • Tips for porters and staff.- It is not mandatory but it is a tradition on Inca Trail.
  • Hot shower on the Inca Trail hike ? Only at the first camping site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • THE CUSCO´S TOURIST TICKET:
  • The full Cusco Tourist Ticket allows you entry to 15 sites and valid for 10 Days. These sites which are part of the City tour are Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tambo Machay and these sites which are visited in the Sacred Valley tour are Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero plus other sites in Cusco such as Religious Art Museum, Church of San Blas, Regional History Museum. The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) this visitors ticket costs 130 soles + 35 soles (approx US$50 / half price for students USD$ 25.00) and is valid for 10 days.. It must be paid for in soles.
  • The entrance to Moray is included on the full ticket and is used if doing the new famous Maras Moray and Salt Mines or the mountain biking adventure tour.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket is also sold at the Inca sites themselves and can be bought on the day of tour if you like.(Partial or Day visit Ticket). Note this ticket does not include: Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles
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  • Cusco Tourist Ticket also includes the admission to the Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center (Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo) in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation everynight from 7:00 pm
  • Alternatively you can purchase a partial ticket for 70 soles which allows a one day only visit of just the 4 Archeological sites if you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros or a one day only partial ticket to visit the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros ( Moray ) if you are not going to have time to visit the 4 Archeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay.
  • The partial ticket for 70 soles does not allow for any further discount for ISIC card holders. Student partial ticket cost is also 70 soles

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$ 585.00 pp plus 5% Visa, MC surcharge.
  • 3.- Pay a booking deposit with your reservation code or purchase number through Paypal.- US$ 585.00 pp plus 6%. (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: We require a full payment of your tour transferring 1 month before the day when your tour start OR pay in our office in Cusco at your arrival in USD$ or Peruvian Soles cash. (Payments with cards 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.This ticket is included for the first session on 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 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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