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27 October 2009
Hola! I trekked the Inca Trail with Discover Adventure and SAS in early October and it was absolutely wonderful.
The whole trek, and the acclimatization days preceeding it, was extremely well organised and could not be faulted.
The porters were amazing: so hard working and yet so cheerful. The food was wonderful: I don't understand how the chefs managed to produce such healthy and varied meals in the wilderness. The guides were the best: knowledgeable, educated, endlessly helpful, tolerant, cheerful, friendly and funny.....thank you Wilfredo, Danny and, of course, Jose Luis (sorry about the teasing but I do think you are gorgeous!). Wish I could do it all over again. Thank you SAS.
27 October 2009
Today I needed OSCAR behind me at work to encourage me to finish, keep going, let me know I was a strong hiker and play the Rocky song so I could finish my shift. He was instrumental in keeping me enthused about finishing and encouraging me to press on. His concern and support was greatly appreciated during our 4 day Inca trail hike. His team work with Wilfredo was exceptional and they made the trip doable and pleasant amid grueling hiking and focus. Thanks Oscar and Wilfredo, I needed you! Mary ps, I am trying to get the photos on facebook, but having some trouble. Keep checkingread more
24 October 2009
Great trek with an awesome guide, SAS is an excellent travel company, I would have no hesitation in doing another trek with Isaac & with SAS.
Very well organized, professional and esthusiastic !
The porter team was nice and the food amazing !
Linda Johnson NZ
Nadine Laflour Germany
12 October 2009
Dear SAS Travel - Peru
Att.- David Quintana
I wanted to write and say how impressed I was with the level of service and care your team gave us on our recent Lares Trail Trek in Peru. I was a member of the group that came with Discovery Adventure 12th to 22nd of September this year.
The two guides Oscar and Fred were brilliant and looked after us very well. They were always first up in the morning with our Coca Tea and last to bed checking everything was safe for us in the camp site. Fred is obviously very passionate about the Inca history and really gave 100% when he spoke to us on the journey. We all felt like we got the inside story and benefited from Fred’s extensive studying and interest in his subject. His English was excellent. Oscar was very caring and really made sure we were all safe and happy on the trek. He is very responsible and watchful and took the time to make sure that everyone on the trip made it despite some of their difficulties. They are an ideal partnership and were happy to join in with the social aspects of the trek too. We had a lot of fun with them both. They both made it special for us all.
The porters and cooks were amazing too. The food they produced from those tents was outstanding. I think we all wished that we had better appetites. We all loved the pop corn in the evening and the quinoa and pancakes for breakfast!
It was a fantastic trek and I know that all of us enjoyed it immensely and would have no hesitation in recommending SAS Travel in the future.
30 September 2009
Best Tour Ever...!!!
This Lares trek was brilliant. Every thing about it was 10/10
The organization, service, equipment and most of all the delicious meals and the guides !!
Paul and Valentin knowledge and the history ( both spanish and Inca ) The most outstanding aspect of their personalities are their care for the group and the way they made sure every one were okay all the way throughout the trek people who were little sick with the altitude were well looked after but not to the detriment of every one else. They were truely brilliant.
Emily Young AUSTRALIA
30 September 2009
Our guide Aldo did a fantastic job organizing the group and making sure that we make to campsite / destination.
The porters were awesome and we much appreciate their assistance.
The booking process was very easy and Ruben was great in providing answers pre-trip.
Excellent service and guides !!
Thanks for a great experience.
Melinda Wong USA
30 September 2009
The whole trail trek with SAS was very enjoyable as were the Office staff when I had a problem the evening before the trek.
Very well organized, great break up of trek and camping sites, allways well set up
Excellent guide Aldo , FANTASTICO.
Thank you very much !!
30 September 2009
I believe Aldo our tour guide is the reason I was able to successfully complete the Inca Trail. He was so kind and patient. I was often the last one to reach the pass and he nevermade me feel badly. I also think SAS was the best group on the trail. Our porters were always efficient and professional. The meals were unbelievable.
Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Muchas gracias !!
29 September 2009
Hi Guys (HellOOOOoooo)
Queria decir unas Gracias especiales a todos en el Lares Trek, pero especialmente a "Los Gilipollas": Jose, Fred, Oscar y Amilcor por ser tan graciosos, trabajadores duros y personas muy buenas durante toda la semana. Si quereis mantener en contacto conmigo mi correo es [email protected] y podemos continuar el cachondeo, tios!! Que tengo que hacer para mandaros fotos? Tengo muchas, pues la Ann tomo mil cuatrocientas, pero solo quiero mandar unas 10 a vosotros. Dime que hacer, p.f. Abrazos a todos, de vuestra amiga, Justine (Rambo)
24 September 2009
Dear Soledad and SAS Travel Cusco;
My wife and I have recently returned from a trip to Peru and used SAS to book almost all of the things that we did, including Sacred Valley Tour (guide: Martin Martinez), 5 day Inca Trail option (guides: Ruben and Valentin), Rafting day trip, Puno/Titicaca trip with stay on Amantani Island (guide: Edward, family stay: Erme), and day trip in Lima.
Firstly, I would like to say that we were very pleased overall with the quality and the service that SAS provided and that it is really good to see that SAS treats the porters for the Inca trail trip with more dignity than some of the other operations. This was very important to us in addition to the obvious benefits of the wonderful experience and beautiful sights. As a result, I will definitely be recommending SAS for the Inca trail to anyone I know traveling to Peru in the future.
I would also like to specifically mention our guides for the Inca trail. While Martin provide excellent service and great humor (and Edward did an acceptable job in Puno/Titicaca), Valentin and Ruben were absolutely excellent guides. In particular, my wife moved a bit slower than some of the others in our group and we spent a lot of time at the back with Valentin, and he was without question the best guide we have had on any of our trips around the world so far. He was very kind, generous, and funny. When my wife had a hard time on the last day, he carried her small day pack and taught us many very interesting things about the plant life on the trail and in Peru. Without his help, we may not have finished this trek and we definitely would not have enjoyed it nearly as much as we did because of his presence.
I do not know how many trips we have taken on tours in the past, but Valentin definitely put in a lot of extra effort that made our trip unbelievably enjoyable and very memorable. I have never felt strongly enough to write a tour company before, but in this case I think that Valentin warrants some extra credit! He even accompanied us to the train station ahead of time in Aguas Caliente when we weren’t sure of the direction, even though he was done being our guide at that time. If the rest of the guides at SAS are half as good as Valentin, then you indeed most lucky!!!
Thanks again for a great trip, and we are sure we will utilize your services again when we return to Peru! Adios,
Chris Spring and Katrinka Labelle
15 September 2009
Just got back from a Breast Cancer Care Trek and would like to thank Fred and Oscar for their help and patience, also to the Porters and Chef's for setting up camp each night and providing us with the delicious food! Thanks!!!read more
03 August 2009
We just got back from the Classic Inca Trail trek that was on July 18-21. It was a great adventure and Issac was very patient and encouraging to any of us that fell behind. The food was great! We've been to several treks where we had hydrated food for dinner but with SAS you get delicious home cooked meals. In addition, one of the girls from our group got altitude sickness on Day 1 and was safely taken back to Aguas Caliente, she was able to meet us at Machu Picchu and she said she was very well taken care of.
SAS is a wonderful organization and they truley take care of the group. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, we will definitely recommend you to our friends. Thanks again Issaac for making every day enjoyable.
11 July 2009
Alex is a terrific professional guide. His enthusiasm about his job, knowledge, considerateness, and humor made us a wonderful trip. Once at an Inca ruin, he told me Andes mountain is his office. His love of nature and tour guiding tremendously infected me. I wouldn't have had such a nice trip without Alex! Thanks to you, Alex!
Our porters were heroes! They made our trek very luxury, having lots of delicious food, warm water to wash hands, setting up tents for us. Our cook and waiter were amazing to serve us. We were spoiled by these hard working guys! I am glad SAS treats them well.Salute to you! Thanks a lot!
Nobody should miss Inca Trail Trek if your health is good. This is a challenging whereas definitely rewarding trip.
08 July 2009
I have just recently come back from doing the Inca Trail with Discover Adventure and you guys. I just wanted to say how fantastically organised it all is on your part. The Chaski's are amazing, the chefs and the guides. The food was far superior on the trail than in the hotel and the toilets were the best on the trek. well done guys you were amazing and I am humbled by you.read more
30 June 2009
I want to say that experiencing the Inca trail the SAS way is the best way to do it. The guides are wonderful and they work really hard at making this a memorable experience for everyone. The food prepared during the trip is absolutely delicious. The porters are amazing and their hard work is very much appreciated. I recommend this trip and SAS to anyone interested. Thank you for the memories. Eddy and Dalmiro - you guys are awesome :)read more
24 June 2009
Dear SAS Travel
Att.- Ruben Dario,
Thanks so much for organizing our wonderful trip. Both my dad and I had an incredible experience and are sad it's over. I now love Peru and hope I get to come back in the near future. There is so much left to see and do.
Good luck and thanks again,
19 June 2009
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone at SAS, but especially Paul, Dolmiro and all our amazing porters, for making our Inca Trail experience so amazing. It made such a massive difference to have such knowledgeable guides who were obviously so passionate about Peru's incredible history & so eager to share it with us. Everyone was so encouraging, helpful and understanding at the slightly tougher parts of the trek, and the food and accomodations that awaited us at the end of every day were incredible!
Paul & Dolmiro made trekking to Machupicchu an unforgettable experience, we'll never forget them!
18 June 2009
Thank you so much Carlos and Mauro- You made our Inca Trail trip so special. Your good humour, passion and knowledge was more than we could have asked for. SAS should be proud to have such great staff. Also a MASSIVE thanks to the portors and chefs-what amazing guys!
We hope to come back to Peru one day, we will be sure to use SAS again.
MUCHOS GRACIAS AMIGOS. Gemma and Tristan.
15 June 2009
We took two trips with SAS in May 2009 to celebrate our birthdays. The first was to Tambo Jungle Lodge, everything about this tour exceeded expectations, the food, accomodation and best of all our guide Jackson, with his immense knowledge and fantastic English he really went out of his way to spot wildlife for us. We have travelled in many countries and took many tours and this guide is worth his weight in gold, a real credit to SAS. The second was the 4 day Inca Trail, again food and accomodation were excellent and the guide Saul very knowledgeable. Well done SAS for having 1st class guides.read more
10 June 2009
Our Inca Trail trip on May 12-15 was awesome! You should be very proud of your staff -- from booking, check in, transportation, food, trail -- everything worked seamlessly.
Our trail guide, Saul Palma, was excellent. He is articulate, informative, passionate about the history, and has a great sense of humor. The Inca ruins -- all of them, not just Machu Picchu -- are beautiful and rich in history, and Saul was incredible at explaining things. Please let him know how much we enjoyed his company and friendship. We e-mailed him but didn't receive a response so we're not sure he got it.
The food was superb, all the people so nice. Peru is a wonderful country, and we will highly recommend SAS Travel Peru to our friends. Hotel Marqueses was also a great place to stay while in Cusco.
Thank you very much for making this our most memorable trip ever.
Teresa, Karl, Melissa & Ryan Ford