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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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Price Information

US$ 1,080.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

USD$ 50.00 off with Univ student card or under 16
Single supplement for single $250 for solo traveler.

Overview

Extra night in Aguas Calientes town after your trek
ADVANTAGES of this Tour: Allow you spend more extra time in Machupicchu after your guided tour and you can explore in your own other amazing areas at this unique sanctuary and return again to the temples or sectors for pictures or rituals.
Gives you the oportunity to climb Huaynapicchu mountain on Day 5th (Extra US$60 per person let us know in advance to reserve a ticket), walk to the Inca Bridge trail still without any restrictions. You can have a lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel near to the site (not included) or a pack lunch will be provided. Bus to Aguas Calientes or Walk downhill for an hour to Aguas Calientes town.
Visit the renewed Julio C Tello- Museum and the Botanical & Orchids Garden near Puente Ruinas (old Machupicchu Train Station).
Relax in the Hot Springs open pools at lnkaterra Hotel Resort Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 5th train return in the afternoon to Cusco. Transfer to your Hotel.

The Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary was created in 1981, with an area of 32,592 hectares. In 1983 it was designated by UNESCO as both a Natural and Cultural World Heritage site in the western hemisphere.
Machu Picchu
The Lost City of the Incas was elected in the 7 New Wonders of the World on July 2007.

Is it for me?

If you think you are going to need an incentive to get over the 4200 mt Dead Woman Pass then this is it. Knowing that you will be rewarded with the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo luxury Hotel experience will get you through the hardest climbs with a smile !
An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas.

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Difficulty

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

Briefing

Meet the night before the trek in the SAS Travel office in Cusco at 07:00 pm at Calle Garcilaso 270 near the San Francisco Plaza, where you will meet with your group and guide. Here you will be given any rental equipment such as sleeping bags and duffle bags if you have requested extra porter.

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You are here: CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TREKS to MACHU PICCHU. -LIMITED SPOTS. (BOOK 10-8 MONTHS BEFORE) > Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes DELUXE -Group Service.

Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes DELUXE -Group Service.

Last Minute Information

  • Permits for Classic Inca Trail hike are restricted and limited every year. (There is a LIMITED number of permits offered daily, only 200 spots are granted... so Book Now !). FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. - BOOK ONLINE well in advance (10-8 months IN ADVANCE.) on low season (from December to March 7-6 months in advance). WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU to -ACT NOW and SIGN UP SOON ! Group size: 6-12 sometimes 16 participants. Only with highly recommended mountain guides !
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  • EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL 2019: (From Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
  • US$ 1,100 per person (Includes: 6 Kg personal porter). Based in Twin Shared room.
  • US$ 50 off for students with University student card or under 16.
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  • FIXED DEPARTURES, AVAILABLE SPACES ON:
  • 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
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  • 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: BOOK NOW and CONFIRM your TREK.
  • Our Price: US$ 1080 per person / $ 1030 with Univ Student card or under 16 year.
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  • 2018 -AVAILABLE OPEN DATES ON:
  • NOVEMBER: 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • DECEMBER: 1, 3, 6 ,8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
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  • HOW TO BOOK: Once you have checked our open groups departures. Choose on the Calendar -left side (Leaving Dates), the date of your preference. Select the month, year and click on your interested date. Fill in out with your personal details, then below fill in out details of your group in Traveling with, once you have finalized your online booking you will receive an email with a reservation code (Purchase number). Pay your booking deposit to confirm your spots on Step 3 with Visa or MC or through Paypal. Booking deposit required US$ 300.00 per person. Or See below for more details in: Booking Information.
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  • SAS Travel Highlights:
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides.
  • Guided tours of the seven Inca archaeological sites en route to Machu Picchu.
  • Delicious and nutritious freshly cooked gourmet meals using local products.
  • Experienced team of local porters from Pisac and Paucartambo.
  • New tents and quality camping equipment. Showers on the first campsite.
  • Free baggage storage in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses and in Aguas Calientes.
  • Celebration Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Inca Trail Survivor Certificate signed by your guides.
  • Special snack and buffet lunch on Day 4 (final day).
  • 100% Operated by SAS Travel: we never place you with other tour operators.
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  • Tickets for Huayna Picchu: If you would like to walk up Huayna Picchu Mountain after the trek and tour of the Machu Picchu archaeological site, please let us know ASAP as passes are also limited. The admission is US$85.00 per person (US$40 pp for students with ISIC card), which we’ll add to your booking deposit so we can purchase your tickets for the second Huaynapicchu turn at 11:00 a.m. Alternatively, we recommend booking our 5 Day Inca Trail with Huaynapicchu Mountain.
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  • Special: 7 Day / 6 Night Classic Inca Trail trek, Cusco and Hotel Marqueses Package. This includes a Cusco and Sacred Valley tour, as well as the classic Inca Trail hike with 6 kg porter service, for US$920.00 per person. You can read more about this offer here: 7 Day Classic Inca Trail Package.
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  • ALTERNATIVE TREKS and OTHER HIKES and TOURS by TRAIN to MACHU PICCHU are -AVAILABLE... from May to December 2018, 2019: 2 Day Short Inca Trail, 2 Day Short Inca Trail with Camping, 3 Day Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail, 4 Day Lares Trek, 4 Day Lares + Short Inca Trail, 4 or 5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu SEE our OPEN Trips: Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu.

Special Offer

BOOK a Tour with SAS Travel and GET a 10% DISCOUNT in our MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Suite, Deluxe or Standard rooms plus a FREE pick up from airport at your arrival to Cusco. Reservations at: [email protected]
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.... After you enjoy the trek and Machu Picchu you come down to Aguas Calientes located at 2000 meters of altitude. Known as Machu Picchu town, Aguas Calientes Pueblo is quite beautiful with the Urubamba river rushing through the lush jungle follage below Machu Picchu with the high mountains rising sharply from its banks on one side and the town on the other. The buildings of the town are actually many in a small area but the Inkaterra Hotel is on a property of hectares and from the moment you arrive you will realize you have entered an enchanting sanctuary. They have thought of everything and every moment is a real treat. You are welcomed with a refreshing herbal towel and after settling into your georgeous habitation you enjoy afternoon tea made with organic tea and coffee harvested and processed by hand from this same property..... Lounging in front of the fire place in the lobby, your most difficult moment is trying to decide among the numerous included excursions while you sip the complimentary Pisco sour.
The guided tour of the exquisit birds, or the extraordinary orchids garden
you start to realize you have entered a sanctuary that will be very hard to leave...

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Piskacucho Km 82, Patallaqta Cusichaka Canyon, Wayllabamba, Ayapata 3 stones. Vamos Amigos !!

Early pick-up from your hotel will begin around 5:00 am. We will meet at our departure point, Plaza Regocijo, by 5:30 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!!!
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

3,300 m/10,824 ft

2,680 m/8,790 ft

12 km approx

6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 2: 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.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m / 13,776 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft
Distance Travelled: 10 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

4,200 m / 13,776 ft

3,000 m/9,840 ft

10 Km approx

5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 3: 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.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Camping

3,750 m / 12,300 ft

2,700 m / 8,856 ft

10 Km approx.

5-6 hours

Day 4: 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 want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing that that you will pay the extra fee $70 adult or $$40 ISIC for us to buy the permit in advance. If permits are not available, you may instead hike to the Inca Bridge or climb Machu Picchu mountain, both located near the site.
In the early afternoon, lunch will be provided at “Los Viajeros” hostel down in the town of Aguas Calientes but as you have accomodation in the luxury Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel you may prefer that we take you there first for you to settle in and have a refreshing shower andreturn to Viajeros for lunch with your group. We totally understand if you can´t tear yourself away from the Santuary of Inkaterra as you may prefer just to stay and enjoy the tea making excursion followed by the included afternoon tea. Or relax in the heated pond surrounded by humming birds while sipping your complimentary Pisco sour. Make sure you sign up for your included guided experiences of the early bird watching and mid morning orchid garden tours led by professional English speaking guides for tomorrow.
The a la carte dinner is truely a 5 star experience as the meal is of incredible quality and then relax in front of the wood fire with your coffee before enjoying the comfort of an orthopeadic mattress at last!

Breakfast Lunch Dinner a la carte

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Luxury Hotel

2,700 m / 8,856 ft

2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu)

8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu

6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

Day 5: Hummingbird and orchids tour return by Expedition train.

Early morning tour with guide of the exquisite birds on the property. You will be mesmorized by the humming birds and only the smells of the delicious buffet breakfast awaiting you can pull you away.
After Breakfast there is the orchid garden tour and again a professional guide explains these fascinating plants and helps you spot some of the smallest orchids in the world.
If you are not already blown away by all this info and beauty, you may like to join the excursion to see the spectacled bear also cared for on the Inkaterra property. A small donation is requested to assist the research and care of this beautiful animal.
If you didn`t participate in the tea making afternoon yesterday, set aside some time this afternoon as it is fascinating and a gret way to finish your stay with afternoon tea before boarding the train back to Cusco.

optional ; if you were wanting to do the Huayna Picchu climb within Machu Picchu you could do this around 10.30am today.

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before of your tour in our office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco from (05:00 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private bus to km 82 –Piskacucho village (trek starting point)
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farm house, bathrooms available.
  • 11 Full meals for the entire tour 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch 3 Dinner, (vegetarian,vegan option, gluten,wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dinning and cooking tents,table,stools,cooking gear, stove, gas container,cutlery,plates, food and fresh vegetables).
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert SAS gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon on camp.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • 2 person per tent clean, new, spacious (4 person dome igloo tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance..
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Snacks at Machupicchu before your tour. (no extra cost).
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Buffet Lunch in Aguas Calientes after Machupicchu. Time to go to the hot springs or shop around the village.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station and bus to Cusco (Return to Plaza Regocijo end of our tour.)
  • 1 Night at INKATERRA Hotel in Aguas Calientes. Dinner a la Carte & Breakfast.
  • 6 Kg personal porter service.
  • On Day 5 Buffet Breakfast , Time to rest and relax, Hot spring or cold pool (Check out at 11:00 am) Expedition Train return at 4.45 pm to Cusco.
  • (Option of a 2nd visit of Machupicchu, new admission fee is required and bus fees).

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (-Minus 8ºC) US$25 for 3 nights
  • Single tent US$ 70 for 3 nights
  • Trekking poles US$ 20 a pair
  • Hot shower on 3rd camp (10 soles)
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Extra drinks, bottle water
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters. It`s a tradition but not mandatory.
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  • ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8 ºC (US$ 25.00 for the entire trek)
  • Inflatable Thermal-rest mattress US$25.00 for entire trek.
  • Single tent US$ 70.00 (If you travel solo and is your choice.)
  • Trekking poles US$ 20.00 (For the entire trek)
  • Backpack (30 Liters) US$ 20.00 (For the entire trek )
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu Mt. USD$ 85.00, USD$ 40.00 with ISIC student card.
  • Vistadome Train + car return to Cusco (Up-grade train return) extra USD$ 60.00 per person. (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.)

Additional Options:

  • If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing in the comments section of the reservation the exact date and time of the permit and you need to pay the extra fee $85 adult or $$40 ISIC with your deposit for us to buy the permit in advance.
  • for example the deposit is $500 so if you request the Huayna Picchu for the 5th day 10-11am entry time slot (15th of Nov) so you can reenter Machu Picchu on the 5th day as well and start your climb between 10 and 11am your deposit as adult would be required as $570.
  • ■UP-GRADING YOUR RETURN from Aguas Calientes to Cusco with VISTADOME TRAIN.-
  • To Up-grade train return ( with Vistadome Deluxe ) US$46 each
  • 15:25 pm depart Aguas Calientes – 18:40 to Poroy Train Station and 25 minutes private vehicle to Cusco.
  • ■If you want an upgrade train you need to contact us directly on [email protected] for this to be done and confirmed to you or mark in your Booking form when you book your trek.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Original passport and (ISIC 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

  • If you wanted to climb the HuaynaPicchu mountain found inside the Machu Picchu site.(2-3 Hrs) read on...
  • The Peruvian Cultural Institute INC, still does not allow for people with an Inca trail permit to simply add the Huayna Picchu permit valued at about US$10 to it. They only sell the Huayna Picchu permit combined with a Machu Picchu entrance and this cost is US$ 70 ( If you want to pay an additional $70 on your deposit we can included this in your Package, (bus from Aguas Calientes on Day 5th not included).
  • To get the best value from this US$70 you should re-visit Machu Picchu on your 5th day with your climb up Huayna Picchu mountain done then as you also get that full extra day in Machu Picchu. This is especially a good opportunity in wet season giving you a second opportunity to see Machu Picchu in good clear weather!. you also don´t have to feel you have to stay longer in Machu Picchu on the first day if you are exhausted come day and enjoy your beautiful hotel, relax and recuperate to fully enjoy Machu Picchu tomorrow!
  • So this package would be nice if you request the later entrance so you can enjoy the early morning tours in your hotel. you would need to take the bus at about 10am to get up to Machu Picchu as you need to start the climb by 10.45am and then you have plenty of time to further explore Machu Picchu until about 2.30pm when we would suggest you come down to have plenty of time before the afternoon train.
  • If you want a permit for Huayna Picchu you need to indicate in writing in the comments section of the reservation the exact date and time of the permit and you need to pay the extra fee $70 adult or $$40 ISIC with your deposit for us to buy the permit in advance.
  • for example the deposit is $500 so if you request the Huayna Picchu for the 5th day 10-11am entry time slot ( eg 15th of Nov 10-11am) so you can reenter Machu Picchu on the 5th day as well and start your climb between 10 and 11am. In this case your deposit as adult would be required as $570.

Please Note

  • Please SEE our CONFIRMED DEPARTURES DATES
  • (AVAILABILITY and BOOKINGS)
  • http://sastravel.online-booking.co/
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  • OPEN GROUPS for 2018: (From May to October 26th 2018: Permits are Fully Booked.) Our Price: US$ 690 per person / $ 650 with valid Univ Student card or under 16 year.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Below are tour options included with your stay in Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • but tour times I understand often overlap and so you would need to think about your priorities.
  • Birds
  • Wake up early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found.
  • Along the hotel’s pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green-and-white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Birds / Photos.
  • Orchid Trail
  • Meander through the orchid garden to spot some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchid species in their natural habitat, the world record according to the American Orchid Society. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries.
  • From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Orchids / Photos.
  • Tea
  • Visit our organic tea (Camellia sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag.
  • A glass of fresh iced-tea direct from Inkaterra Machu Picchu’s tea house completes the experience.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Medicinal plants / Photos / Tea.
  • [09:26:57 a.m.] sas.travel: Nature Walk
  • Walk along the hotel’s trails, discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. Your nature stroll offers a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds
  • as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Tea / Birds / Medicinal plants / Butterflies / Insects / Photos.
  • Twilight Walk
  • Take an early evening walk designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature’s core elements like an enchanting waterfall, as well as sacred pre-Inca pictographs, your spiritual walk will linger at the Rocotal Observatory.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: II.
  • Attractions: Insects / Photos / Waterfall / pre-Inca Pictographs.
  • Native Farm
  • Visit the crop-rich native farm at km 108, a 30-minute walk. You will have a comprehensive nature interpretation of the flora and fauna of the area – detailed explanation of the various plantations
  • origin, properties and uses. Learn about beekeeping as well as guinea pig and rabbit breeding. Taste some snacks made from the farm products.
  • Duration: ½ day
  • Difficulty Level: I
  • Attractions: Birds / Insects / Medicinal plants / Native skills / Photography
  • Spectacled Bear
  • The Inkaterra Association (ITA) and the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) manage the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project, an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and reintroduce them into their natural habitat.
  • Once common throughout the Andes, the spectacled bear is now critically endangered. Visits to the project are organized with advanced coordination to gain insight into the world of these large mammals (the only bear species in South America), and learn about the challenges they face to survive in today’s world. Donations to the project are welcome and will be duly acknowledged and certified.
  • Duration: ¼ day.
  • Difficulty level: I.
  • Attractions: Photos / Spectacled Bear Project.
  • * Voluntary Contribution for Spectacled Bear visit.

Booking Information

  • Once you have seen available permits for the tour of your preference and created a reservation code. (If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation code.) But please complete details of your companion on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit online on Step 3 (pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE reservation code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.)
  • BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.-CLICK ON HERE PAY ONLINE
  • 1.- Pay a booking deposit ONLINE with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 525.00 per person. .
  • 2.- Pay a booking deposit with Paypal.- US$ 500.00 per person + 6%. (Payments by Paypal will carry a surcharge of 6%).
  • 3.- Group bookings you can transfer to our Peru Bank (ask for details to: [email protected]
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  • 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 trekkking 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 commission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.

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 is not included, we recommend to hire a shared personal porter for 8 Kg 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 tour Inca Trail & Inkaterra Resort 5D/4N Aguas Calientes include Inkaterra Hotel with Dinner. The expedition train return will be on Day 5 th at 15:00 Hrs from Aguas Calientes to Cusco train station or a train to Ollantaytambo plus a private transport to Cusco, returning to Cusco by 19:30 Hrs approx in both cases.
  • 10.- If you decide not to go, or you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter or assistant will accompany you back to a safe area with emergency assistance at Ollantaytambo town, from here you can continue by train to Aguas Calientes town and meet the group on the 4th morning (train cost will be at your expenses US$70-80 approx). Helicopter air lift and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger, therefore we recommend to have Travel Insurance. If you fail to complete the hike due to illness we will assist you to meet your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour there, although there will be no refund from the original payment, we will however present you with a document to certify your illness and this can be used to present to your Travel Insurance company. If this is the case a hotel in Aguas Calientes, meals during this time, tour in Machupicchu, bus down to Aguas Calientes and train return to Cusco with the group will be provided by SAS Travel with no extra cost, except the train to Aguas Calientes which costs US$ 70-80 pp and the bus up to Machu Picchu which costs US$14.
  • 11.- Huayna Picchu Mountain Entry.- Upon availability and need to book in advance.This ticket is not included 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. + Inkaterra Hotel will charge 100% night cost and apply No show fee.
  • 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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