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06 June 2014
The best thing about our 4 day and 4 night Inca Trail hike was the excellent care and knowledge provided to us by our guides, Saul Palma Herrara, Paul Gibaja Tapia, Yoshiro Canal Ortiz, as well as the good food and service from the rest of the crew. We wouldn't have been able to have had such a memorable experience if it hadn't been for them. I couldn't imagine having a better Inca Trail guide has Saul who has done the Inca Trai countless times and has a special tie to Machupicchu since his dad took him there at the age of 6. He is a passionate and eloquent speaker who is obviously proud and extremely well - educated about Peruvian history. The Inca trail and Machupicchu is absolutely amazing on their own merit, but having such a great guide made the Inca sites come alive as only a truly gifted historian can do! Thanks again Saul, Paul, Yoshiro, and the rest of the SAS Peru travel company!read more
05 June 2014
We had a fabulous trip with Ruben and Alex! They were the best guides. The food was amazing and the scenery was unforgettable!
Thank you for a wonderful trek to Machu Picchu!
08 May 2014
We had the MOST AMAZING trek. The food highly exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. The equipment was great, our porters were awesome. Other people we wold meet along the way that hired other tour company's complained and we kept hearing they were unhappy with their food, equipment, etc but not one person in our crew complained and we were so thankful we hired SAS. This is more than a vacation, it is an experience you will never forget.read more
16 January 2014
We finished our trip in South America the best experience was Peru specially the Inca Trail to Machupicchu city it is a big challenge, the team: porters,coordinator, cook and the amazing guides, Hilbert made this adventure an unforgettable experience I will recommend this company SAS travel to all my friends.Thanks...Peru country is a Paradise.
The survivers from Canada - no gain, no pain
15 December 2013
Thanks for a wondeful adventure in the mountains I learnt the Mother Earth(Pachamama) and the Sacred Mountains (Apus) are very important. The andean people (porters,cook,coordinator) are hard workers, all my respect...we had 4 wondeful days , the Inca trail is a fantastic experience...One more time...THANKS Hilbert and Joseread more
25 October 2013
SAS Travel organized our Sunrise tour of Machu Picchu, and also a classic tour of Colca Canyon from Arequipa. All went well and we had a great time. We were picked up at our hotel on time, our guides were very informative and did a great job taking care of the group. The hotel in Aguascalientes was basic but we did not mind since we spent such a short time in it. The food was good. We had plenty of time for pictures, and exploring on our own in MP. We highly recommend SAS Travel, and we thank them for a memorable experience in Peru.read more
07 October 2013
This has been one of the most tough yet exhilarating adventures I have experienced. I am not a very experienced hiker but fit for my young (51 years) age.
The scenery and archaeological site visits where worth every step. It was amazing.
The physical effort was sometimes demanding but the food provided in the rest breaks was perfect ; delicious, nutritious and plentiful.
The team who supported us - Guide, Chef and assistants, and horseman, where just incredible, thoughtful and so well organised.
We had a person on our team who was challenged with Soroche/ Altitude Sickness and the Guide supported and cared for him in an experienced and considerate manner. Fortunately this trekker managed to continued safely and enjoy completing the adventure.
Thank you for organising such an incredible adventure that gave mean opportunity to discover more of beautiful Peru and more about me!
With much appreciation, Chris
01 October 2013
Finished the 4D/3N Lares Trek last night and can barely even find words for how amazing it was. This trek has been the most exciting portion of my travels through Peru thus far as an ESL teacher, and I want to motivate anyone who may be apprehensive towards booking it to just DO IT!
I could clearly see where every dollar went and it was worth every penny.
Our guide, Christian, was incredibly knowledgeable, hilarious, and caring. Our chef, Ricardo, made the most fantastic meals I have had in Peru, and we were lucky to have them both on our trip. The porters paid attention to every detail, and went as far as rolling up our sleeping bags for us while we were haing breakfast, and setting up our tents comfortably before even arriving to our camp destinations.
Macchu Picchu of course was breathtaking, and the tour was incredibly inspiring and informational. The trek itself was challenging and fun, though TOUGH at some parts. If I can offer some advice, acclimatize for 3 days at least before beginning this trek.
Once again, book with SAS. I can confidently say that I will book my future endeavors with them and will recommend to all of my friends and family to do the same.
Thanks for an awesome trip SAS!
10 September 2013
Our trip was an unforgettable experience that was only heightened by the two wonderful guides (Ruben and Michael) that lead our tour! There was not a dull moment or a time when anyone in our group felt discouraged. The authentic and meaningful stories helped teach history along the way; the constant jokes and banter made us all laugh on a regular basis; and the patience and understanding for those in our group who were a little slower. Big shout out to Mike who spent every trek helping one of our group members make it up and down every step and encouraged her every time she needed a break. He was always happy and excited regardless if it was 9pm or 4am really made the whole trip more than an experience. Thanks to our guides for a completely perfect excursion!read more
10 September 2013
This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life!
Thank you SO much Robyn, the office staff and most of all Edward - the EXCELLENT guide and his associated cook and porters! (how did they do it!)
It was one of these experiences that could have gone SO wrong! The others booked on the trip were sick and so it was only me left to go- AND SAS RAN THE TRIP FOR one person!
I cant thank them enough for the experience.
On the trail Edward was so supportive and helpful. I had trouble with the altitude (which I hadnt anticipated) - without him I wouldnt be able to say "I did it!"
I learnt SO much about the Inca people and their beliefs- had so many encounters with the locals in villages and now have a mind full of marvelous pictures of great vistas and experiences. All the other reviews I have read tell of the passion of the guides for their culture and surroundings and I can only endorse this!
Thank you all SO much for such an experience - I include the staff of the Marqueses in this!
If anyone else is reading this and making up their mind to go - DO IT with SAS!
02 September 2013
We hiked the Inca trail from 1st - 4th August and it was the highlight of our holiday in Peru.
Our guides Freddy and Henry were amazing, and made sure that everyone had a great time. They were extremely knowledgable and passionate about the Inca civilization and we learned a lot. They were very patient, motivating us when the going got tough and they were also great fun.
Our team of porters, led by Walter, was absolutely fantastic - they looked after us so well. The food, prepared by Julio and Raymondo, was super-delicious.
A huge thank you to the whole team, including the staff in the SAS office and the Hotel Marqueses.
We had a brilliant time, a truly unforgettable experience. Muchas gracias
10 July 2013
We had an absolutely amazing experience of the Inca trail with SAS travel. The chef, chatskis and our guides Eddie and Henry were absolutely amazing. Professional in everything they did which made our trip more enjoyable. Eddie was a great leader, witty and passionate about the historical and cultural impact of the Incas! Henry was caring, kind and always helping out others.
I would thoroughly recommend SAS for a wonderful Inca trail experience!
04 July 2013
I was on the June 3-8th Salkantay hike, the trip was excellent! I highly recommend it, had a blast. Peru was wonderful, friendly people, good food, great hike to Machu Picchu! Our guides did a wonderful job. I'd go again....read more
26 June 2013
We took part in the Inca Trail on 2-5 June this year and we both had an absolutely fantastic experience from the beginning to the spectacular end of the trip. Our guides Jimmy and Juan Carlos were superb, they were on call 24 hours of each day and were always: supportive; motivational; educational; and ready with a smile. We really felt like a team. The co-ordinator (Ricardo) made our campsites for lunch, dinner and the evening so very comfortable. It all worked like a smoothly oiled machine. The food was plentiful and really tasty. I am vegetarian and often do not have much choice in restaurants but every meal was a delight, bravo to the chef. Our Chaskis were the backbone of the team (strong and reliable) quietly trekking past us to carry all the requirements for our comfort from one stop to the next. The final praises go to the administrative team in the Cusco office that brought all of us together with such efficiency for the trek of a lifetime. We send our best wishes to you all.
Vamos a la playa!
08 June 2013
Thank you so much for an amazing trip!! We had such a fun time. Erik was the most amazing guide. So knowledgeable about the trail and really made our trip the best!
04 June 2013
Inca Trail was much more than I expected and I loved every minute of it. Our guide, Danny Ramirez, has a great sense of humor and was wonderful throughout the trip. Danny took the time to explain to us each of the ecological sites we stopped by and told us many interesting facts about the Inca people. Highly recommended tour guide!!
The porters were amazing. They took care of us very well. The food was amazing - a handmade cake for breakfast prior to our departure to Machu Picchu, handmade pizza with fresh tomatoes and ham, everything was delicious.
This was a once in a life time experience for me and I want to thank Danny and his team to make the trip an unforgettable one.
25 May 2013
Buenos Dias Amigos,
I´ve joined in the Inca Trail 4d/3n with SAS Travel with the guides Ruben and Michael. The trecking tour was a great experience, I enjoyed the tour - it was unforgettable for me. We were a funny group with two great guides . The 2nd day was a real challenge, but Ruben and Michael motivated and helped me when I had problems. All the SAS team was great - good food and good service, we had a very good time with unforgettable experiences in the nature and on the old Inca places and always with much fun. The greatest when we arrived the sun gate with the view of Machu Picchu in the morning on the 4th day!
A special event too the climbing up the Huayna Picchu at the end of the tour with Michael, we did it in the half time like recommended.
Thank you for all your efforts, for your service and for your help.
I remember a great time in Cusco and on the trail.
13 May 2013
So much more what I ever expected, and I mean in everything !!!! The guides were amazing ( Ruben and Michael ; ), the food, the porters, the arrangements, just name it, everything worked so well. Now I really do understand why it is worth to pay maybe little bit more than just an ordinary tour operator, Sas Travel really makes your trip easy and that you can enjoy every moment of it, and very important point, with the excellent and professional guides who can really make a huge diffence while up there in the mountains....my best wishes to all SAS Travel staff, would return anytime with you, my Inca Trail was one of the top experiences of my life, thx to you ! Special greeting to our funny and the best guides, Ruben and Michael ; )read more
10 May 2013
AMAZING AND UNFORGETTABLE! Jimmy and Eric were our incredible guides on this fantastic journey. They were thoughtful guides who helped our group of 11 hikers bond right away. I can't emphasize enough how amazing the porters and chefs were- we had elaborate meals every day, and were always well-fed and hydrated. SAS did an exceptional job and it's clear that they are an elite company. Thank you for everything.read more
30 April 2013
Phenomenal trip. We were so incredibly lucky to have Eddy and Herlin to guide our big group of 15 hikers. They were so passionate and incredibly well-informed about the ruins, the medicinal plants along the trail, and took us to less-frequented spots that made this trip very special.
In fact, we were all commenting on our luck on how this trip came together-- the fun & amazing guides, the beautiful weather, bonding with our fellow hikers, the phenomenal cooking (ceviche in the middle of the Andes!), the dedicated and hard-working chasquis -- we all felt very well taken care of by our fellow brothers.