Pioneer in Trips to Peru supporting sustainable, responsible & ethical tourism in Peru, since 1990.
Professionalism, Integrity, Generosity, Solidarity & Experience… travel with a purpose with SAS, to give back to others & have a true positive impact in this unfortunate society. Unemployment levels in Cusco`s region and the Southern are very high, especially after Covid. Thanks for letting us help and serve others.
Traveling with SAS Travel & Marqueses Hotel helps more than 300 hundred farmers of 5 communities in Pisac at the Sacred Valley of Urubamba who work as a porter, cooks, guides and drivers in our treks and to ANIQUEM. The Burnt Child Help Association in Peru. “We change pain for smiles and scars for hope.” Compression garment workshop in Cusco Regional Hospital aniquem.org
Highly Recommended by:
South American Handbook (Footprint)
Lonely Planet Peru Guide
South America on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet)
Peru Handbook (latest edition)
Cusco & the Inca Trail Handbook
The Inca Trail Cusco & Machu Picchu(Trailblazer),
Moon Handbooks Peru (latest edition),
Andean Travel Web Guide to Peru
South American Explorers Club.
Awarded Best Cusco Travel Agency by the Ministry of Tourism.
Hormigas - Hannah, Eliza, Matilda
Our Inca Trail Tour was absolutely incredible and exceeded all expectations! This was largely due to our guide Henrry who is so knowledgeable about the landscape, history, astronomy and spirituality of the region - he also has a really fun attitude & energy. The chef was wonderful and cooked us delicious food, it was lovely to try some peruvian classics while also accommodating our dietary requirements. All of the team at SAS were so welcoming and made our trek so special and memorable, we can’t thank you enough!!
Incredible experience and will never forget!
Dayvis is the best tour guide. He is super nice, very knowledgeable and very accommodating! The whole SAS trek team is incredible and highly will recommend to all my family and friends! It was my birthday and they even baked me a cake with what they had, it meant so much to me! Appreciated all the cooks, porters and especially our guide Dayvis. We are so thankful for SAS !!
Best Salkantay Tour Company!!
SAS went above and beyond in every way for our 5 day salkantay trail! Best trip ever! Highly recommend this company for the best service and experience.
Roger, our tour guide made every moment so special full of knowledge sharing, laughter, and positivity. He brought us on special add on hikes and excursions that were incredible. Oscar, our chef, prepared literal feasts for every meal that were all delicious, unique, and nourishing. Other tour groups were salivating when they saw the food we were served. Elias, quickly became our friend with morning tent wake-ups with cocoa tea, his huge smile, and incredible service for camping and meal time. All of the staff was incredible and made our experience feel like “glamping” in the most beautiful Peruvian Andes scenery.
Jonathan, made planning this trip so easy with quick responses and extreme flexibility when we had to reschedule to 2022 after the 2020 surprise pandemic interrupted plans.
It should also be noted that during our trip there were strikes going on that led to blockades around Cusco, making it difficult to get to the trailhead on day 1. However, our SAS team was the only tour company that found a way for us to begin the trip on time with commitment and creativity. We are so thankful for SAS!!
Amazing 4d/3n classic Inca trail.!
I just finished hiking the 4d/3n classic Inca trail with SAS and would absolutely recommend this company. Communication was great from start to finish - even before my friend and I booked the tour, Jonathan was extremely responsive and helpful in answering all of our questions.
On the hike, our tour guide Deyviss was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of the Inca empire. He was also very accommodating for the varying fitness levels in our group, even helping me carry my backpack when I got really bad altitude sickness on the second day. Elias, the porter team, and the chef were also phenomenal, running ahead of us to ensure everything ran on schedule.
Overall, this was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed hiking with Deyviss and team!
Sacred Valley plus Short Inca Trail.!
Just finished the Sacred Valley plus Short Inca Trail 3 Days/ 2 Nights Tour. The tour was incredible and more than covered everything in the prospective. But what really made the trip was the office staff and the guide. The personal attention from the Cusco office staff Jonathan as he setup the trip just as we requested including getting tickets to Huayna Piccho Mountain at the time we wanted and arranging for airport transport and Covid testing. I had a few special needs due to age and allergies, and he made sure that they were addressed.
Our guide for the 3 days, Danny Ramirez, was both an expert guide with a deep knowledge of Inca and Spanish culture as well as the local flora and fauna, but also a personal coach, encouraging me forward yet giving me space to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. It was a real privilege for me and my family to spend 3 days with him. Thank you.
INTI-RAYMI, SUN FEAST, Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train and Cusco 4Day/3Night -Group Service
Last Minute Information
The Inti Raymi or Feast of the Sun was in Incan times, one of the most important ceremonies that took place on annually in Cusco capital city, (Cusco, Ciudad capital de los Reynos y Provincias del Grande y Riquísimo imperio del Peru. -El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega), Qosqo the capital city of the Tawantinsuyo, (ancient name of Peru), between the end of the harvest period and the beginning of the vernal equinox of the Andes, in the second half of June. The Inti Raymi at the time of the Incas was the equivalent of what today is for us the New Year festival. This was a Feast at which the new year began and ended all the previous -crop year, between the months of May to June, and also began the new agricultural cycle from July, so the period since the last week of June and early July was a period of transition from an old agricultural year to a new one, then the Feast was dedicated in honor to the Sun, revered, recognized and grateful for the fruits and foods that (Pacha-Mama) the mother nature gives us and allows us to live in abundance and peace.
DAY 1.- RECEPTION AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL MARQUESES (June 23rd) . Arrive to Cusco Jorge Chavez Airport at any time, private transfer to your Hotel located in the centre of the City. MARQUESES Boutique Hotel.
DAY 2.- INTI-RAYMI -WINTER SOLSTICE SUNS FEAST -FULL DAY.- Star from early morning from MARQUESES Hotel and walk for 10 minutes to Coricancha Temple where the Feast start with the speech of the Chaskis in front of this impresive Inca Temple and Spanish church, then continue to the Plaza de Armas, later on to Saqsaywaman.
DAY 3.- FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU TRAIN TOUR HOTEL MARQUESES.- Early Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Train Station), then a 30 minutes bus up to the Citadel and Park of Machu Picchu, Guided tour, time for pictures and explore, after mid day bus down to Aguas Calientes town and Train return to Cusco. Transfer to your Hotel.
DAY 4.-Free morning, later a transfer to the Airport.
Please Note.- Feel free to arrive 3, 2 or 1 Day previous and we will reserve a hotel with extra cost.
SCENARIOS FOR THE CEREMONY:
On June 24 th, the feast in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural settings usually used for staging:
1.- The Qorikancha (The golden sun temple that shines).- In Inca times was the principal temple dedicated to the sun, to their Incas chief founders and other divinities.
2.- The Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Auqaypata or Warrior Square): During the Inca Empire, this vast square was used for the ceremony for the citizen from all regions of the Tawantinsuyo, and the Inca Court, the Priests, advisors and collaborators took place and manage from the great ushnu or ceremonial platform at the middle of the Plaza.
3.- Saqsaywaman (A Quechua word which means (the head of a falcon). This impressive archaeological site is located at 3,555 meters above the sea level, and one kilometer from the Inca Qolqanpata neighborhood. 2 nd Part of the Act where the Inca and his Court continue the ceremony to the end (Saqsaywaman).
- 07:30 am Meeting at Marqueses Hotel, 5-10 Minutes walk to Sol Avenue, Qoricancha Temple.
- 8:20 hrs Qorikancha: Home of the staging. Duration 30 minutes.
- 10:30 hrs. Auqaypata (Square): The lnka and his royal court, enter the street Kijllu Inti. Duration 45 minutes.
- 13:30 hrs. Main ceremony. 90 minutes.
ACTS, CEREMONIES AND RITUALS:
• Ceremonial Initiation
• Report the 4 Regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
• Ritual of the sacred Chicha a corn beer drink
• Ritual of the Holy Fire
• (A simbolic sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid).
• Rite of Sankhu (Incan holy bread)
• Qochurikuy (Dances and music presented by every region of Cusco.)
HOW TO RESERVE AND BOOK:
Book online in this page (Calendar) pay a booking deposit of US$ 315 per person. Once you have completed and sent your booking format, them you will now be logged into our online payment page. You must pay a booking deposit of US$ 315 per person (which includes a 5% per person card surcharge) or the amount indicated in the page of the tour.
A hat, an umbrella, suns cream, a sun glasses, a small backpack with drinks and snack are mandatory.
What is Included:
3 Nights Hotel Marqueses with Breakfast.
1 Full Day Train tour to Machupicchu -Group Service.
Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch -Group Service.
Inti Raymi Sun`s Festival, lunch included.
Transfers in and out.
What is not Included:
70 Soles Ticket for Sacred Valley Tour.
Lunch in MachuPicchu
1. Start by selecting the month and year on the Calendar, then click the starting date for this Trek. This will then take you to the subsequent page where you will be required to enter your details to complete the booking process.
2. Click the option of -number of participants and select the suitable number, then click `continue´.
3. Follow the instructions to fill out the `SAS Travel Registration Form`, you will need to fill out your details as well as the details of all the people travelling with you. Once you have finished click `Send`.
4. You will now be logged into our online payment page. You must pay a booking deposit of US$ 315 per person (which includes a 5% per person card surcharge) or the amount indicated in the page of the tour.
BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.- USD$ 300 per person.
1.- Pay on Step 3 a booking deposit ONLINE with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 315 per person. (US$ 300+5% card fee). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.
2.- Pay on Step 3 a booking deposit with Paypal.- US$ 300 per person. (US$ 300+6% card fee. Payments by Paypal will carry a surcharge of 6%.
Office Hours: Mon to Sat: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm - Sun: From 4:00 to 7:30 pm
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Catch the trade winds in your sails." "Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
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SAS Travel is supporting many of the community projects run by Hotel Marqueses:
Eg. "Cusco Hospital
Regional Project", "Walk a Mile in my shoes", "Shoes shiners boys"
If you are coming to Cusco please make a space for a couple of second hand clothes,
shoes especially for kids, school equipment, toys and drop them off in our office.
We will help distribute the items to people who really need them in small village
schools and communities in the mountains of Lares, Amaru Choquecancha, Sacaca,
Pampallaqta, Paru Paru. Thank you.
MARQUESES Boutique HOTEL is a beautiful Colonial Casona built at the end of XVII century that has recently been refurbished and renovated according to the modernity and comfort, designed for couples, families and are waiting to welcome you. The ancient stone fountain, the woodwork of balconies and doors, the colorful andean weavings and the classic paintings from the famous paintings of Cusco´s school… adds so much to its own appeal. It is great value for a lovely and safe staying in Cusco. An amazing history going back 400 years is great for classic photos. Hospitality and service are waiting to welcome you!.