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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 - 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
VERY IMPORTANT: (Inca Trail permits from Jan 1st - July 30th 2019.) The Classic Inca Trail Trek 4, 5 Days office, has announced that permits will be sold from October 1st, 2018, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible and therefore avoid disappointments.
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Price Information

US$ 1,100.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Single Supplement for solo US$ 120.00

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HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN TICKETS.- For those trekkers who want to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, please reserve and pay in advance at the Park website OR send us an email and payment of US$ 85.00 per person, so we can purchase your tickets.

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CUSCO, Sacred Valley, 4 Day/ 4 Night CLASSIC INCA TRAIL with 8 Kg porter service. -8 Day Tour Pakage.

Last Minute Information

  • VERY IMPORTANT.- Classic Inca Trail trek permits for departures in 2019 are likely to go on sale from October 1st 2018, many dates will sell out almost immediately particularly for departures in May, June, July and August 2019. We highly recommend you and encourage you to book as far in advance to avoid disappointment. There is a limited number of permits each day -only 200 hikers are authorized daily. BOOK NOW !
  • Small Groups size: 6-10 (occasionally 16 participants with 2 guides). Exceptional mountain guides, cooks and porters make your trip authentic, enjoyable and hassle-free.!
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  • Our Price: US$ 1,100 per person BOOK NOW.. pay a booking deposit online !.
  • US$1,050 with University Student card or under 16 y/o.
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  • This tour give you 2 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 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: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • MARCH 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • APRIL 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,27,28,30
  • MAY 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • JUNE 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • JULY 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • AUGUST 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • SEPTEMBER 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • OCTOBER 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
  • NOVEMBER 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30
  • DECEMBER 2019: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,31
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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: If you would like to add the walk to Huayna Picchu Mountain after the Machu Picchu´s tour, please let us know ASAP... the passes are also limited.It takes 1.5 -2 Hrs. The admission is US$85.00 per person (US$45 pp for students with University card, card holders must send a copy of card by email at the time of booking), Pay online with your reservation code US$ 585.00 pp plus 5% card fees. Your pass will be valid for 2nd turn at 11:00 a.m after your tour at Machu Picchu. When permits for Huaynapicchu Mt are sold out a good alternative is Montaña Mt walk instead, it will take 3 Hrs and it is less steep.
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  • Alternatively, book: 8 Day Cusco, Sacred Valley Tour with Inca Trail. OR
  • 9 Day Cusco, Sacred Valley Tour with Inca Trail and Huaynapicchu Mt.
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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

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail to Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes. 8 Day
Daily Departures !!!
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Day 1.- Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2.- Sacred Valley Tour with lunch Hotel Marqueses.(Briefing at 7 pm)
Day 3.- 4 Day/ 4 Night Inca Trail hike with 8 Kg porter. Night in 2 p tent.
Day 4.- 8 Hrs walk to Pacaymayo camp Night in 2 person tent.
Day 5.- 8 Hrs walk to Wiñaywayna.Night in 2 person tent.
Day 6.- 3 Hrs to Machupicchu guided visit Night in Aguas Calientes
Day 7.- Return to Ollantaytambo, private transport to Cusco.Hotel Marqueses.
Day 8.- Transfer to Airport or Bus Terminal.
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MARQUESES Boutique Hotel -SPECIAL: Free Oxygen service, Medical Assistance and cups of Coca tea. Free up-grade to our De Luxe Room or Suite room in this tour / Package for early bookings (10-7 months in advance.) FREE walking tour to Central Market.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO AT ANY TIME. Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your Hotel Marqueses.

Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco , Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level. If you are feeling up to it.. Optional Afternoon: At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay,Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. OR Cusco Sightseeing Bus tour. Night at Hotel Marqueses.

Day 2: Cusco, Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac, Pisac Market, Urubamba, Yucay, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros, 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 you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm. Night at Hotel Marqueses. Brefing at 7:00 pm for your Inca trail trek at SAS Travel office. Full Day. 160 Km. 3,400 masl

Day 3: 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!!! Camping. Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Min: 2,680 m/8,790 ft / Max:3,300 m/10,824 ft Distance: 12 Km approx. Approximate Walking Time:Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 4: Ayapata 3 stones, Llulluchayoq, Dead woman`s pass, Pacaymayo, Runkuracay, Sayacmarka, Chakicocha

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. Camping: Tent for 2 ppl Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Min: 3,000 m/9,840 ft Max: 4,200 m / 13,776 ft Distance: 10 Km approx. Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 5: Chakicocha, Aobamba Valley, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Winaywayna

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. Camping: 2 people tent. Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Min: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft / Max:3,750 m / 12,300 ft Distance: 10 Km approx. Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours / Descent : 700 m

Day 6: 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. Accommodation: Viajeros Hostal Aguas Calientes or please choose upgrade your accommodation booking in advance. Meals:Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Min: 2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu) 2000 Aguas Calientes / Max: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft. Distance: 8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu. Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

Day 7: Aguas Calientes town, Train return to Ollanta and private bus to Cusco. (Hotel Marqueses).

After breakfast at the Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes. Walk to the Train Station. At 08:45 am Expedition train to Ollantaytambo and private bus to Cusco. Arriving to Cusco approx at 12.45 pm (Hotel in Cusco not included). Free storage of your belongin at Hotel Marqueses. Min: 2,050 masl / Max:3,400 masl Distance: 112 Km. Time to return: 2.0 Hrs train ride and 2.0 Hrs drive to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses. Arrive to Cusco by 12:30 pm Rest in town or relax walking around.
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Day 8.- Free morning in Cusco. Afternoon Transfer to the Airport or Bus Terminal.

What is Included:

  • Reception and guided transfer at your arrival to Cusco.
  • 3 nights in Hotel Marqueses Cusco with buffet breakfast
  • 1 Night in Aguas Calientes Double private room. Dinner & Breakfast.
  • Guided City tour included in Day 1 for people arriving to Cusco early.
  • Guided Sacred Valley Tour to visit Pisac Ruins and Market, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros with Lunch in Urubamba,
  • 4 Day/ 4 Night Classic Inca Trail trek -Group service.
  • 8 Kg porter service to carry your personal belongings,
  • Train and shared van return to Cusco on final day.
  • Transfer out to airport.

What is not Included:

  • Entry for Sacred Valley Tour 70 Soles.
  • Sleeping bag (-Minus 8ºC) to hire US$25
  • Single tent US$ 70 Upon your request. -Optional.
  • Trekking poles US$20 a pair
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu US$ 85 pp ($ 40 w University student card) -Optional
  • Snacks for the hike as energy bars, snickers,dried fruits.
  • Tips for the trekking crew porters,cooks and guides.
  • Flight Tickets Lima-Cusco.
  • Travel Insurance. Check: Nomade Insurance
  • Hot Springs pools in Aguas Calientes -Optional (15 soles)

Additional Options:

  • Down 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 US$70
  • Return to Cusco with up grade Vistadome Train.- Extra US$ 60 pp.
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  • Please write as soon as possible at: [email protected]
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  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu Mountain or Montaña.- Passes are limited, reserve and pay in advance. Pay online the fee with your deposit (US$ 85 pp (US$ 45 pp for students with student card)
  • If Huaynapicchu Mt. tickets are sold out there is an option to climb Machu Picchu Montaña instead it takes 3 hours in and return.)
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  • Up-Grading Hotels in Aguas Calientes (Based on double occupancy ).
  • Hotel Wiraqocha Inn USD$ 25.00 p/person
  • Hotel Inka Town USD$ 35.00 p/person
  • Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person
  • Mapi -Inkaterra US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 249.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)

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 Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
  • Emergency money at least 200-350 extra soles

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

  • Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions
  • A.- BEFORE YOU GO / B.- ON THE TREK / C.- BOOKINGS & RESERVATION
  • A. BEFORE YOU GO.-
  • What is included in the price of the tour? What is NOT included in the price of the tour? SEE above this page.
  • Where are the Departure points for our Treks? Pick up from your hotels from 05:30 am (have early breakfast, most hotels offer breakfast or pack breakfast) Meeting departure point at Hotel MARQUESES at 05:45 am (located near SAS Travel office) we depart at 06:00 from (Plaza San Francisco) please provide a clear contact details of your accommodation in Cusco at your check-in at our office. Your guides will provide procedure`s details at the “pre trek briefing” the night before you depart too.
  • Arrival to Cusco and check-in at the Cusco SAS Travel office We assume most people try to arrive to Cusco 2-3 days before the trek to allow adequate time for acclimatization and a buffer in case of transport delays. Once you have settled in and rested you must come to the Cusco office to view and reconfirm the information we have pertinent to your trek, personal requirements and sign the conditions (even if you have already paid in full.) There are occasions when local holidays or unrest may require last minute changes to departure times or some additional information and so we have a short briefing at 7pm the night before your trek when you meet your guide and other group members and receive any rental equipment.
  • Where can I store my luggage while I am trekking? On the trek/tour, you should only bring with you the things you really want/need and leave the rest of your things with us. SAS Travel offers Free luggage storage for all of our customers. If you have luggage that you wish to leave with us in Cusco then bring it to the meeting point on the morning of the departure. A SAS Travel Rep will take your things to be stored in the Hotel Marqueses (Calle Garcilaso 265- Tèl: 257819), which is right next door to our main SAS Travel office. You can then pick up your things up from the safe storage in Hotel Marqueses any time after your trek (the hotel is open 24 hours). You must bring the tag given to you as receipt when you first dropped off your items:
  • What should I pack? See on the page. What to Bring:
  • I don`t have a good sleeping bag. Can I rent one? YES you can just organize it at the time of booking.
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8º Celcius US $ 25.00
  • 45 Lts Backpack $ 20.00
  • A pair of trekking poles US $ 20.00
  • Personal porter for 8 Kg US$ 80.00 (shared porter, a porter carries 16 Kg + his belongings).
  • I don`t have a sleeping mattress. Do I need one? We include in the cost of the tour the loan of a sleep mat for the duration of the trek. This is a fairly thick bulky mat that weighs 1 kg and we still say if you are travelling with a termal-rest or technologically advanced type of sleep mat then definitely bring that instead! Also you can hire a thermal-rest mattress for extra $20 for the trip.
  • How much does the sleeping mat and sleeping bag weigh? Sleep foam pad matress weight = 1 kg and Sleeping bag weight = 2-5 kg.
  • I am on my own, will I have someone to share a tent with? Yes another person of the same sex or if you prefer you can pay a single supplement for a tent just for you. This is US$ 70 (For the entire trek )
  • Will I need any extra money? YES, so that you can take part in options such as bottle water/drinks, a hot shower on the 1st night (10 soles), the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles), tips for your trekking staff, drinks, snacks in Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes etc. You should take at least 300 soles as emergency money that hopefully you will return to Cusco with! Also, for the passengers that are concerned about health, it may be prudent on your part to keep in mind that a train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes costs approx US$50-65 (in the case you need to leave the trail early, in this rare case a 2nd guide or assistant will help you).
  • Do the guides speak English? SAS Travel has high standards for our guides. All of our top guides must be educated in the field of tourism, most of them obtained a University degree, first aid assistance and completely fluent in English. Our guides are also one of the most popular aspects of our tours as some of them are historians and archaeologists.
  • How many people will be in my group? We require 6 person minimum for our treks, indicated dates on web avalaibility are open groups in which you are welcome to join, Average 10-12 . We can have up to 8 trekkers with one guide and from 9 -16 trekkers we have 2 licensed trekking guides. During low season the groups are more likely to be small and during high season the groups will likely be full. The INC has a rule in place that limits the amount of passengers per 2 guides to 16 persons. If we are getting a lot of requests for a date and there are still a good number of permits available, we can easily open up a second group for the same date.
  • Should I hire an extra porter? Should I hire an extra porter? If you have not trekked in altitude before (3,000 meters to 4,215 meters / 9,842.52 feet to 13,828.74 feet) we would suggest you organize an extra porter, (70% of travellers hire an extra porter). If you would like to have a porter carry your things is $80.00 for the entire hike for 8 kilos (a shared porter, each porter carries 16 Kg plus his gear) (then you only need to have a small daypack with water,camera,snack and a rain gear in case). SAS provide a duffle porter bag at the briefing the night before your hike. You should bring only what you absolutely need/want on the trek and store the rest of your belongings in Cusco (in your hotel or Hotel Marqueses offer free luggage storage). Unless you have hired an extra porter, you will need to carry your own back pack, sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, clothings,personal staff and water for the day (boiled water is provided from Day 2). Even if you do hire a porter you will still need a day pack with you so that you can carry such items as your camera, water bottle, snacks (energy bars, dried fruits, sweets, remember keeping up your glucose help lots to adapt the heights and is highly recommended), sunscreen, sun-glasses, a fleece or something warm and a poncho (during the rainy season or cloudy days) and anything else you will need before lunch as the porters do not walk alongside you. You will meet up with your bag at lunch and then it will be waiting for you in your tent at the campsite. It is best to put everything up to 16 kgs in one duffle bag if you are a couple or 2 for the porter so that you don’t have 2 large backpacks in your tent. We can provide you with a duffel bag to use. At the final lunch the staff will provide blue sacs to those who hired extra porters for transporting your belongings back to Cusco. Please return it to our main office in Cusco. Please note that there are fines and notifications if you give an excess of 8 Kgs or 16 kgs, so try to under-pack rather than over-pack—if it is overweight at the weigh station, items will have to be removed to reduce the weight.
  • B. ON THE TREK.-
  • I am not really an experienced trekker? What if I can’t keep up? How difficult is the Inca Trail? Most people have that concern but don`t worry. Only in extremely rare circumstances does a passenger need to come back early. You just need to remember that you are able to go at a speed that is comfortable for you. Take your time, pace yourself, and enjoy. (One of the guides will always scort the slow participants in the group help and assit you !!!
  • The Inca Trail is considered a moderate hike. It's not a technical hike but there are a lot of Inca stairs to walk up and down, and the altitude may affect some individuals. We recommend using a trekking poles...and have an early night before the trek!
  • Are Trekking poles really necessary? For this trek more than any of the treks, we DO recommend the use of Trekking poles, especially for those passengers with known knee problems. There are multiple times during the trek that a Trekking poles is handy, be it ascending a mountain or walking down immense sets of Inca stairs. It will help with your balance and reduce the impact on your knees. SAS Travel and the INC ask that you not use trekking poles with metal tips as it damages the trail. You can purchase rubber tips for metal poles from any local camping shop.
  • How long will I be walking every day? How long is the trail? 46 Km/ 28 Miles
  • This is an approximate breakdown according to our regular campsites:
  • Day 1: 12 kilometers (8.6 miles) 6-7 hours Ayapata camp.
  • Day 2: 18 kilometers (10.9 miles) 7-8 hours (“Dead Womans Pass,” the highest pass of the trek at 4,200m, is on this day and the longest day )
  • Day 3: 10 km (7.3 miles) at 5-6 hours.
  • Day 4: 6 Km around 2 hours walk before arriving to Machu Picchu.
  • You will wake up around 4.30 am, 1 hour to Inti-punku Sun`s Gate. The entire trail is about 46 kilometers (27 miles) long from start to finish. If you still want more, climbing Huayna Picchu provides yet another hour and a half round trip. Check for the free passes with your tour guides.
  • Is altitude sickness common? And how high is the Inca Trail? It's impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. A full day spent in Cusco (3,399m), taking it very easy and drinking plenty of water is enough for some people but if you can arrange to have minimum 2-3 days in case of any travel disruptions as well then this is what we recomend as there is also so much to do here the highest point you will reach while hiking the Inca Trail is 4200m/13818 ft. You will sleep at 3,340m/10988 ft for two nights.
  • What if I am unable to finish the trail? In the scenario that you are unable to finish the trek due health issues, SAS Travel will do everything in its power to get you to the nearest civilization and get help or transportation to help. If the issue is respiratory or due to altitude, we do carry at least one tank of oxygen on trek that you will have access to. In extreme cases, a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense.(Travel Insurance required) There are no refunds in the situation that you are unable to finish though. Generally if due to altitude sickness people can`t make it over the pass on the 2nd day they come back to Ollantaytambo accompanied by a porter if just mild (or guide if serious) and if they recover from altitude sickness they stay the night here in Ollantaytambo and then take the train to Aguas Calientes the next day ( Day 3) and we look after them in Hostal Viajeros and then they rejoin their group in Machu Picchu early on Day 4 and continue the tour as normal. Tthe additional costs for this such as train ticket and accomodations is payable by the passenger and usually is between $60 and $100 total and a document for insurance purposes is provided for your claim
  • Can SAS Travel accommodate my dietary needs? What kind of food will there be?
  • Not to worry, SAS Travel is able to accommodate many types of dietary needs upon request at the time of booking. If you are a vegetarian, or cannot eat gluten or have allergies to certain foods, it will not be a problem. The meals of our chefs are one of the most popular parts of our tours too, and the quality will not be reduced when accommodating your dietary needs. The meals are served buffet style and you are able to choose what you would like to eat. Your guides will let you know what time the meals will be served. Our cooks prepare excellent high-energy meals appropriate for a trek of this nature. The menu usually includes quinua, cereals and vegetable soups, Beaf Lomo Saltado with rice, chicken cacerole, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of oatmeal, eggs and other breakfast foods as scramble egg, quinua panqueques.
  • Will I need to bring water? We recommend that you purchase a 1.5 – 2 litre bottle of water to take with you on the first day. Every night during the trek, we will boil water so you can refill the same bottle every morning before setting out. If you are planning to drink from any streams or waterfalls, we strongly suggest you bring water purification tablets or filters. Also, you will be able to buy water along the way on Day 1, for the first few hours of Day 2, then again on the afternoon of Day 3, and of course at Machu Picchu.
  • Are there bathrooms along the way? Along the trail there are several sites with toilets. Bring a roll of toilet paper. As far as other trash goes, please carry your own trash to each campsite where the porters will pack it up and take it out. Leave no trace! Please do not litter.
  • Is it OK to bring toddlers on the trail? If you are thinking of bringing any small children with you, we highly recommend arranging a private tour with us instead of going on a group service departure. That way, you can get the extra attention that you will require from the guide. It should be remembered that it is likely you will have a difficult time as it is, so if you have never done higher altitude trekking with your child before, you’ll want to carefully consider your enjoyment and the enjoyment of the child. Also, it should be kept in mind that the emergency rescue services while on the trek are extremely limited.
  • Is there a chance that my trek will be canceled? There is very little possibility of a cancellation of a trek by the INC (Park Office) even under extreme weather circumstances or even in case of a strike there will be no cancellation. The INC or SAS Travel cannot change the date of a trek if there is a general strike. We do everything possible to ensure you get to the trail head to start the trek for the permit date and this means that we must have correct contact details as about 4-5 times a year there is a general strike. This means no land transport is allowed to travel and so the night before the trek /strike date we have to gather everyone together and drive to the trail head area to camp the night before so we make sure that the trek goes ahead. In the case that a passenger decides to cancel the tour for whatever reason, you will just have to pay US$75 more and we can put you on a train to Aguas Calientes. That way you are still able to use the Machu Picchu entrance join your group for a tour and return train ticket at least.
  • Is the trail still good during the rainy season? Is it safe? The trail is perfectly safe during the rainy season. Some people actually like to go during the rainy season because there are fewer tourists. If you are one who doesn’t mind the rain, then we say ‘Go for it!’ You will just have to bring good rain gear and waterproof boots.
  • What kind of weather can I expect on the trek? Temperatures? During the “rainy season” (1 Dec - 1 May), you could have some rain any day but you can expect that it could rain every day in Feb and could be heavy! Often in Dec and Jan you may just get some light continual showers or it could be fine and then a heavy afternoon downpoor but in truth you could also have fine days. At the same time, it will also be noticeably warmer at night. The day times will get up to about 25 degrees Celsius, the low will be about 2 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, during the “dry season” (June – Nov) the daytimes will seem strikingly like spring time, with bright and sunny skies, but it will be much colder at night. During the daytime you can expect it to be somewhere in the range of 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and at night it will be as low as 0 to -5 degrees Celsius. It is always best to dress in layers during anytime of year, really. As you hike, put them on when you feel cold or shed them and put it in your day pack when you get hot.
  • How many trekkers and trek crew are in a typical group? For a group of max 16 trekkers our typical trekking staff comprise of: 01 guide, 01 assistant guide, 01 cook, 01 assistant cook, 01 general assistant in charge of setting up and organization of safe campsites and 18 porters or carriers. If the group is 8 or less then just 1 guide, 01 cook, 01 general assistant in charge of setting up and organization of safe campsites and 12 porters or carriers.
  • What is the standard procedure when it comes to tips? Tips for the above mentioned trekking staff are not included in the price of the trek. Tips are optional not mandatory. Generally tips are distributed amongst the trekking staff (except the guide and the assistant guide ) on the third night of the trek at Wiñaywayna camp after the evening meal since these trekking staff will not accompany the group to Machupicchu.
  • Tips for the Cook, Assistant cook, Coordinator & Porters: On the third night at dinner time someone from the group is usually elected to collect the tips. Please remember to take plenty of small denomination bills in Peruvian Soles. We recommend that the cook should receive about 50% more than the other trekking staff. The money should be paid directly to each individual or representative of porters rather than given to the guide or cook. Deciding how much to tip is always a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable decision. SAS Travel pay our trek staff fairly and treat them with respect and try to provide good working conditions. We think that a tip should not be used to subsidize a poor wage but should be a way to show the staff that you have enjoyed the trek and appreciated the services that they have provided. The tip should therefore be optional and not mandatory. However, if you have enjoyed the service, we recommend that each person in the group contributes between 80 - 110 soles ( US$ 30-40 ) to a “pot” which is then distributed amongst the cook, assistant cook, general assistant and porters. This should ensure that each person will receive a tip of about US$15 and the cook around US$30. Obviously if you want to tip more please do so.
  • Tips for the Assistant Guide: The assistant guide will accompany the group to Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes, he is incharge of getting the passes for Wayna Picchu climbing. We therefore recommend that you tip the assistant guide at the lunch time on the fourth day in Aguas Calientes at the lunch time in Hotel Viajeros. We suggest that each person in the group tips the assistant guide between 15 and 20 soles. (US$5-7) Again, tips are optional not mandatory and dependent on the level of service provided. Obviously if you want to pay more please do so.
  • Tips for the Guide: The guide will accompany the group throughout the tour including Machupicchu. We recommend that you tip the guide after the tour in Machupicchu at the time of lunch at Hotel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes We suggest that each person in the group tips the main guide between 18 and 28 soles. (US$8-10) Again, tips are optional not mandatory and dependent on the level of service provided. Obviously if you want to pay more please do so.
  • SUMMARY: Like in most American countries, tipping is normal practice. If you have enjoyed the service provided by the trekking team we would recommend bringing between 80 and 110 soles ( US$ 30-40 ) to covers tips for the trekking staff. However if you think that you have received poor service you are under no obligation to pay a tip. The trekking team will soon get the message. Please pay tips in cash and do not pay in kind such as in beers etc. We have tried to be as clear as possible about tipping but we understand that this is a complicated issue when many different cultures and lifestyles come together.
  • The procedure and amounts listed above have been written in conjunction with our guides and trekking staff. We accept that not all of our clients will be in agreement with this information. It is important that you tip the amount that you feel comfortable with. Please try not to let the procedure stress you or cause anyone to feel badly towards other members of the group who wish to pay less than the recommended amount or decide not to pay a tip at all.
  • Will I be able to witness the sunrise at Machu Picchu? In truth it is not typical sunrise. As long as you don´t have too much mist or low cloud thenyou see the first light illuminating Machu Picchu. It is after dawn though as the sun musg rise up over the high mountains surrounding Machu Picchu.
  • Will I be able to climb Huayna Picchu (300 mts) If you are wanting to include an ascent of Huayna Picchu in your visit to Machu Picchu, note that The trail to Huayna Picchu is safe but very vertical and is about an hour and a half round trip.….. beware that there are new regulations since July 2011 and permits have to be bought in advance. if you want us to organise your permit to climb Huayna Picchu and we must have this request in writing and confirmed at the time of your booking indicating you will pay the extra $ for this permit. Deposit for this tour including Huayna Picchu permit is $375 cash instead of $300. If you are considering Huayna Picchu we just want to make sure you know your best value for money options especially since you are already staying the night in Aguas Calientes with Inca Trail 4D/4Nights option (with morning train to Ollantaytambo on the 5th day.) If you have the time to stay until the afternoon of the 5th day this programe Inca Trail plus Huaynapicchu mountain & Aguas Calientes 5D/4N - may be a better option. 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 at least US$75pp more. To get the best value from this US$75 you should stay the night in Aguas Calientes and re-visit Machu Picchu the next day with your climb up Huayna Picchu mountain done then as you also get that full extra day in Machu Picchu ( A walk to Inca bridge can complete this great experience). This is especially a good opportunity in wet season giving you a second opportunity to see Machu Picchu in good clear weather!. So this package includes the second entrance to Machu Picchu on the 5th day and permit to climb Huayna Picchu mountain and train in the afternoon back to Cusco arriving around 9:00 pm on your 5th day. for more info see....
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/743/inca-trail-plus-huaynapicchu-mountain-aguas-calientes-5d4n-group-service
  • Please note your entrance to Machu Picchu and permit for Huayna Picchu are with your name and passport details so are non transferable and non refundable.
  • How long am I able to stay at Machu Picchu? How I will I get down to Aguas Calientes? You will have a guided tour of the ruins that lasts approximately 2-3 hours, after which time you will have 2-3 hours more to spend on your own. You can climb Huayna Picchu or just explore. After the guided portion, your guide will give you a bus ticket for the transfer down to Aguas Calientes. You can take the bus anytime you like. We will be serving a buffet lunch at the Hotel Viajeros starting at 1.45 pm so that is something to keep in mind. If you choose to skip the lunch, then you just need to be down in time for your train ride.
  • What is the Special 4th Night in Aguas Calientes? Is it for me? Inca Trail 4D/4Nights Group Service is the regular Inca Trail 4d/3n plus 1 night (based on double/triple accommodation) in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town) in Hotel Viajeros or similar level accommodation. It is a great way to take advantage of the relaxing jungle ambiance of Aguas Calientes. There are more trails to venture on for further exploration including the Putukusi Trail, where the summit offers an amazing view of the immense site and Huayna Picchu Mountain. Or to wind down after a grueling trek, soak in the natural hot springs for 10 soles. The soothing, naturally heated waters are said to possess healing properties. For more information see the actual trek Inca Trail 4D/4Nights -Group Service
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/614/inca-trail-4d4nights-group-service
  • What time will I be back in Cusco? You generally arrive back to Cusco around 8.30 -9pm so don`t expect to be able to book a flight out for the same night as flights do not exist after 4.30pm.
  • Can you explain the train service a little more?? Many of our travellers request a later train so they can spend the full day at Machu Picchu, to climb Wayna Picchu or to visit the natural hot baths (for which the town Aguas Calientes is named). We therefore generally reserve a late afternoon train around 5 - 6 pm for our travellers. Occasionally it is direct to Cusco, but otherwise the service is to Ollantaytambo with a private bus transfer onwards to Cusco. But still, these reservations are only confirmed by Peru Rail 6 days in advance. During high season and holidays, when demand exceeds availability, we will always try to obtain tickets for an earlier service rather than one late at night for a more comfortable arrival to Cusco. Often passengers decide to stay a further night in Aguas Calientes instead of returning on the 4th night. This is fine, and we can coordinate your accommodation, but any changes you would like to make with train tickets must be made in person with Peru Rail in Aguas Calientes with proof of identity (i.e. your original passport). They will charge a fee for change of dates and coach options will be according to availability.
  • C. BOOKING & RESERVATIONS.-
  • What are the benefits of doing a private trek? One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space. Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available. You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available. In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask a SAS Rep how you can arrange your own private tour.
  • What is an ISIC student card? How can I use it to get a discount? ISIC stands for “International Student Identity Card” and is the internationally accepted form of student identification. The INC accepts ISIC for discounts. The discount that is offered isn’t a SAS Travel discount, but is actually offered by the INC and SAS Travel passes the discount on to you. For that reason, it absolutely necessary that we have a scan of your card “in hand” when we go to purchase your permits. If you didn’t send us a copy of it along with the initial booking, then make sure to note on the registration form that you have one and will send the scan as soon as possible so that we know to try and wait before we purchase the permit.
  • Am I able to change dates after the initial reservation? The only time that you can change your dates with no penalty charge is if we have not purchased your permit yet. Usually we try to purchase the permits, at the most, a few days after your deposit is paid—depending on the urgency of the situation of course. The only time that we don’t get them within a few days is if you have reserved a date more than 6 months ahead of time. If we do not already have your permit you can change your date. If we already have your permit, the penalty to change is US $150 and there must be availability for the date which you want to move to.
  • What if do not have my passport right now? The INC requires a valid passport to issued your permit to the trail,best case is to organize your new passport in advance if that is the case. There is the possibility due to the limits of spaces on your requested date to book with your ald passport number, them we can do a paperwork to change it, ( extra of $15pp)
  • Can I pay for the entire tour up front? Usually we only charge the deposit of your Inca Trail to the card to confirm your booking. This deposit and the details completed on your booking form are used as a guarantee for the balance and other tours. The balance is paid on your arrival to Cusco in cash. If you choose to pay with credit card you need to pay 5% commission. The prices of the tours are for cash payment. You can withdraw US $ out of the ATMs, which there are plenty in Cusco. If you like, some people prefer to pay the full balance by Western Union or Bank just before starting their travels to avoid carrying cash or spending time finalizing things when they arrive so let us know if you would prefer this.
  • I have forgotten how to pay for my reservation so I can confirm. How can I pay online It is very important that you pay for your reservation immediately after making it online as permits could run out if you do not do so immeidately. You normally just follow the instructions at the time but if you have let some time lapse then please immediately enter this site to make your deposit of $300 per reservation
  • http://sastravel.online-systems.co/pay.php
  • It will take you through online payment instructions step by step! Please use your reservation code as the purchase number. When you enter the website: (Visa and Masterard online paymentens are accepted. OR pay through PAYPAL to: SAS TRAVEL PERU. Then if all is correct and you have read the conditions sent in other email you click on Pay Visa then will verify your details and send you a message on the site and an email. Resend this email to us so we can confirm to you.

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$ 420.00 per person ($400 + 5% Visa, MC fees and surcharge)
  • 3.- Pay a booking deposit with your reservation code or purchase number through Paypal.- US$ 424.00 per person. ($400 + 6% PayPal fees and surcharge)
  • 4.- If you would like to add an Entrance pass for Huaynapicchu mountain you must pay a booking deposit of US$ 485 pp plus 5% Visa or Mastercard surcharge or 6% w PayPal.
  • 5.- For group bookings (4-5 persons) you can pay in the same above way or transfer your booking deposit or full payment to our Bank account in Peru or transfer throughout Western Union. For more details please e-mail us to: [email protected]
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: We require a full online payment of your tour transferring 1 month before the day when your tour start. Pay online with your reservation code OR pay in our office in Cusco at your arrival in USD$ or Peruvian Soles cash. (Final payments in our office in Cusco 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 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 $400.00 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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