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02 January 2013
Hi SAS Travel,
We complete the classic Inca trail with your company starting on 11th November and we would like to give great praise and thanks to Ruben, Roberto and the team they were exceptional!
We would especially like to mention how professional, knowledgeable and helpful Ruben was and how he made the tour even more exceptional. Having someone of his experience and passion really made the journey more enjoyable.
The food that was served to us was far beyond our expectations and the chef and team need to be thanked.
We were exceptionally lucky with a small group of 5 and had the experience of a life time.
Please extend our appreciation to your staff and we hope to use you again one day in the future.
Ben & Pamela Schoenhofer.
27 December 2012
Hi Robyn and David-
On behalf of my group, I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking all of your team at SAS Travel for their great service last week. We had an unforgettable experience and much of our positive experience can be attributed to SAS Travel; from the administrators to the tour guides to the porters and cooks, everyone was so unbelievably accommodating, especially given our bad luck/special circumstances (i.e. considerable dietary restrictions/medical conditions as well as the tardiness/lack of our luggage).
Again, thank you all and we will be sure to recommend SAS Travel to our friends and family.
Sirisha, Luke and Sebastian.
06 December 2012
Dear Friends from Peru country...we want to write this one..
Hilbert was an excellent guide very knowledgeable about Inca history Peruvian environment. He was very friendly and cared about helping everyone. Made the trek doable and enjoyable. Love it.
Also the rest of the BLUE TEAM was great, friendly very hardworking and the food was delicious. This company SAS Travel is the best one in Peru. I will recommend to my friends to book their trip with SAS, Hilbert did a great job keeping us informed and in his guided tours. It´s always nice to spend time with someone who love his job. He is awesome..Thanks my friends.
United States – San Francisco
16 November 2012
Us city slickers were def not expecting the hike to take a toll on our lungs let alone our bodies. We were always the last on our group to make it to our check points, but nonetheless, we had a blast. THANKFUL for our awesome tour guides; Eddie & Edwin. They were very informative, nice & great to joke around with. Most importantly always there to help push & encourage us! the food they supplied was good and def better than expected. I give all the workers that do this hike as an income my biggest respect. one of the most amazing and challenging experiences ever.read more
18 October 2012
We have just finished our hike with SAS and could recommend them more! Our tour guides Isias and Caesar were the best tour guides we have ever had! They were fun, positive, enthusiastic and very helpful! They did every thing to make sure we had the best experience! Our tour wouldn't have been the same without them, we highly recommend them:)read more
08 October 2012
I could not write this comment before, because I was a little busy , traveling in many countries in South America (Bolivia,Argentina now Chile). Peru was the best place...I really recommend this company Sas travel to all my friends, we had a wonderful experience hiking in the mountains, learning so much about this civilization in the Andes, the food was nice and the porters superrrrr....Thanks Hilbert for all your fantastic attention and knowledge for sharing them with your new students...A big hug from your friend from Canada.
18 September 2012
Our friends highly recommended us to go with SAS to do the 4D/3N Inca Trail and everything exceeded our expectations! Our guides, Fred and Hugo, were extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The porters were simply amazing with the level of service they provided. Our chef, Guido, cooked us gourmet meals everyday. We had such an amazing experience and we couldn't ask for a better adventure! Fred and Hugo, if you guys are reading this, thank you so much and we miss you guys!read more
14 September 2012
We travelled with SAS from the 20th August until 5th September. The 5 day amazon experience at Cortos Maltos lodge was faultless. Cusco 7 day with short inca trail was the best part of the whole trip.Then onto Puno for 3 day Titicaca trip and finally Arequipa and Colca canyon trip. We had everything run to clockwork and picked up at every airport.The office is next door to Hotel Marquess in Cusco.All the drivers, guides and office staff so friendly. A special mention to Eddie our 2 day inca trail guide who was so knowlegeable and kept us safe,Manuel a charming friendly and knowledgeable guide and Soledad back at cusco office who never tired of my relentless emails.read more
12 September 2012
Ed and I did this tour as part of our honeymoon and it was the best thing that we did in the three weeks we were in South America - it even rivalled visiting the Galapagos Islands!
Hilbert, our very knowledgeable guide was friendly and fun and looked after us and motivated us every step of the way.
The porters were wonderful and every time we arrived at camp our tents were set up, with our bags and beds inside and the food!! Wow!! This camp food was better than some food we have experienced in restaurants in Peru and UK! Every meal was different and plentiful with lots of choice.
We loved seeing Machu Picchu but to be honest, the four day journey to get there was as amazing as the final destination itself!!
Thank you Hilbert and SAS Travel for an adventure we will never forget!!!
12 September 2012
We did this trek back in August. We highly recommend SAS. Our guide Victor was full of knowledge and helpful the whole way. We will never forget this trip and if you are up for the physical challenge, do it! It's a trip of a lifetime. Oh and Hats off to the porters! These men are impressive and we appreciated their services the whole way. Thank you SAS and we will direct any future travelers your way!read more
06 September 2012
I had an AMAZING time on this trip in early July! We had an incredible staff (Isaac, Virgilio, and Wilbur) that took great care of us. They were patient, kind, and had everything prepared. The food was some of the most delicious we had on our whole trip to Peru. Even though some people in our group weren't feeling well, our guide, Isaac, managed to be accommodating, sympathetic, and gave assistance in the best ways possible. He was a lot of fun and I would recommend him to anyone! SAS Travel was a great deal and I feel so fortunate that we had this experience. Thank you!!read more
24 August 2012
Machu Picchu had an air of mystery and intrigue that drew us in. However, rather than booking a train to take us on a day trip to the site, we decided to give the Inca Trail, an intense 4 day adventure through 10,000-14,000ft elevations, arid mountainous terrain, high jungle, That was the reality of the Inca Trail, and with my recently injured knees and left ankle, it was one of the most daunting and challenging experiences in my life. However, our party of 11 was blessed to have been led by Hilbert Sumire, a passionate tour guide (over 500+ treks completed!) and experienced archaeologist. Hilbert showed us how to appreciate the beauty of the mountains and Sacred Valley, the majesty of the apus (glacier mountains), and taught us to show respect for the Mother Earth. Through Hilbert’s guidance, patience and humor, the Inca Trail turned out to be a perfect example of the quote the “journey is more important than the destination”.
Thanks for this wonderful experience...
20 August 2012
This review is a bit late as our group did the 4 days/3 nights classic Inca Trial to Machu Picchu back in Oct 2011. However, I had such a great time that it is worth coming back to leave a comment. Our guides Eddy 1 (Wilfredo) & Eddy 2 at SAS were knowledgeable and super helpful. My heart goes out to the chaskis who pampered us all the way from setting up and taking down our tents, preparing the delicious meals to bringing us warm water to wash our face each morning. Their strength and endurance for carrying the big packs amaze me to this day. Everything was very organized and executed. Muchas gracias a todos ^^
I love the Andes and will definitely go back for more trekking in the future. When I do, I would go with SAS again. Keep up the excellent services.
13 August 2012
This is a little message....the only thing we want to say is THANK YOU again for everything you guys did to make this trip so SPECIAL. You both went above and beyond to make that happen for us.
Hilbert all my pleasure for you and your people you are amazing...your homeland is so incredible..A big hug from this part of the world Canada....One more time...THANKS
Stephanie & Frank Blenchaer
02 August 2012
A big thank you to our wonderful guides Christian and Edi as well as the coordinator, cooks and helpers. We spent 4 unforgettable days In the Lares Valley and Machu Picchu, were served good creative meals and were taken care of really well - this in respect to our son's knee injury as well as other "slowdowns". My ride on amigo Chilii Pepper was so relaxing and helpful that I think of coming back and do another trek. Hurray to everyone at SAS and - keep on trekking.read more
20 July 2012
To anyone thinking of trekking the Inca Trail I would wholeheartedly recommend the services of SAS.
In May I trekked the classic trail as part of the group raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and it truly was a memorable experience. Our Peruvian guides Fred, Ed, Rocko and Oscar were so knowledgeable and supportive, as was Marco. It is a journey that will stay with me for ever. I have wanted to visit Machu Picchu for personal reasons since I was a young child (in my 50s now) and everything really lived up to expectations.
The photo I've chosen to upload is very special to me as it was a cloud I noticed on the third day of the trek - a condor messenger?
Thanks to all at SAS
14 July 2012
Dear friends from Peru:
We finished our trip in Peru , my family and friends have been in these cities: Cusco, Puno and Arequipa but our trip in Cusco city was wonderful , the Hotel Marqueses is a great option to stay in that nice city Cusco, we made the sacred valley tour and the short Inca Trail to Machupicchu city with our fantastic tour guide Hilbert, we could not have had a nice person , he is very kind , knowledgeable the passion to explain about his civilization is great, we do not have worlds to talk about him. We met some friends , they asked us about our trip, we explained them …how amazing is this country Peru, we recommend this company SAS travel..the best company..Thanks my friends….the Apus and the Pachamama bless you.
Hugs from this part of the world.. Colorado – EE.UU
Rod Guison and friends
10 July 2012
My friends, family and I were delighted with this trek SALKANTAY. Hilbert was a wonderful guide and played a big role in making the trek such a big success and amazing. I really appreciate Hilbert’s flexibility in helping us to modify the trek to help with Sammi’s foot problem. Hilbert the guide was superb and went above and beyond adapting to all individual personalities and levels of ability. He seemed to know how to get all of us over those mountains and made sure we had an enjoyable experience. We will never forget this experience and will tell all of our friends about SAS TRAVEL. The chef (Wilbert) was amazing. The food was way beyond our expectations. We love Peru, all of our experiences.The horsemen (Juan and Albert),the coordinator (Virgilio) were amazing. Organization was fantastic… We had a great time. Thank you..!
Elizabeth´s Family - USA
27 June 2012
We just returned from Peru and the Inca Trail. The Inca Trail was worth the money and extra time -- my husband and I felt it was just as wonderful as Machu Picchu itself. The food the chef makes is so delicious and plentiful. Our guide Ruben was really knowledgeable and funny. We always seemed to have the best campsites each night. SAS did a fantastic job and I highly recommend them. The extra night in Aguas Calientes is a must -- you can soak in the awesome hot springs and then return to Machu Picchu more refreshed the second day and hike Huayna Picchu. SUCH AN AWESOME TRIP!read more
24 June 2012
Dear SAS TRAVEL PERU.
We had a fantastic adventure in the Andes , mountains and jungle were really great...Guide,coordinator,cook and horsemen were very amazing team.
Hilbert himself as a tour guide and fearless leader is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and energy. He speaks and full of positive energy as you follow him through rugged terrain, often pushing yourself to limits you could never imagine. The food alone blew my mind-great restaurants while in each city and even better food from a fabulous chef on the way (three well balanced courses for each meal while you hike). The hike on the Salkantay Trek took a less beaten path, including our special campsites only for us, for three nigths.
Thanks very much for an amazing adventure..I will recommend this company all my friends who are coming to Peru country.
Tim - Sammy Morton