To Machu Picchu
Take the Challenge of the Inca Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on 500-year-old trail
Explore all the ruins of this historical scenic trek
Hike through to Sun Gate directly to Majestic Machu Picchu
Choose the best Inca trail for you - 1, 2, 4 or 5 day
What to Expect when Booking
Small intimate groups of 2 to 8 person
Guaranteed 2 or more book, you go!
Porters included at no extra cost
Best campsites, Winayhauyna included
Highly trained English-speaking guides
Highly trained English-speaking guides
Inca Trail Treks
Trek the most popular hike of South America
lares trek to machu picchu
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Join SAM TRAVEL PERU for an Unforgettable, Once In a Lifetime Travel

Experience In The Cusco Region

SAM TRAVEL PERU is a 100% locally family owned Travel Company that creates customized uniquely designed adventure treks and tours to untouchable wilderness places, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, in the Andes Mountains of Peru. By designing our own treks and tours we offer our clients an adventure of a lifetime, a more enjoyable experience, and added value for their money that other companies may not do. Saul Alvarez, SAM TRAVEL PERU’s owner and manager is an experienced guide and knows what people want in a trek or tour.  We focus on providing PERSONALIZED HIGH QUALITY SERVICE with SMALL GROUPS of no larger than 8 persons.

SAM TRAVEL PERU operates all of its own treks and tours with its own highly trained staff and guides.  We never pass you off to a third party provider!  SAM TRAVEL PERU knows how important it is to work with a TRUSTWORTHY AND HONEST tour operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Thus our HIGH QUALITY SERVICE is not about quantity, nor is it about cheap prices and large groups…. We offer a fair-price while providing the best possible service and personalized attention in small groups.


Tours To Machu Picchu

Tours To Machu Picchu

Rainbow Mountain Treks

Rainbow Mountain Treks

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Choquequirao Treks

Our last Reviews

  •   We were staying in Sacred Valley and we wanted to be able to do the 2 day Inca Trail from there. SAM’s Travel was so accommodating, they allowed us to start from there and they even did our briefing over the phone, so we did...More

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      My partner and I did the Sacred Valley & 1 day Inca trail to Machu Picchu trip with Joyce as our guide. This tour seems less known, but I would highly recommend it. Joyce led us through the history of the Sacred Valley on Day...More

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      Our family put off signing up for the Inca Trail and almost lost our opportunity to get permits. SAM Travel helped up get permits in the fall. I highly recommend booking ahead. We found out why it is such an in-demand trek. There are many...More

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  •   As we were traveling in low-season and were lost trying to find a reputable, economic and authentic operator online, we decided to simply visit a couple of tour operators in Cuzco and discuss our expectations of a Salkantay trekking. After visiting a couple of operators...More

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      I decided to travel solo to Peru for a week, and came upon SAM travel. I wanted to do a short Inca trail hike and see the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and didn’t want to have to plan every little thing. SAM Travel was...More

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      Miguel Mayorea was our guide and he did a fantastic job in every detail of our tour. They picked us up on time at 4 am and we had a great breakfast near the trailhead prepared by Chef Ever Machaca. The driver Jair Fernandez was...More

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  •   I had always wanted to hike the Classic Inca Trail but never got around to booking it. It was so worth the price of the trek. There is no other trek like it. To walk on the actual Inca Trial hiked by the Incas for...More

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      We contacted Sam Travel to help us arrange a 1-day trip of Machu Picchu, and they did not disappoint. They were prompt at our meeting points (airport, train stations, etc), and took the time to ensure we understood our itinerary. When we make a mistake...More

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      Our experience with SAM started off great, we got picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel and were shown where the office was for our briefing the following day. We were the only 2 people who had booked the trek which we...More

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  •   Several of my college buddies got together and decided we were going to hike the 4 day Inca Trail in Cusco Peru. We had to book 6 months in advance to be sure we got permits. With the help of SAM Travel we planned everything...More

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      This tour was amazing. There are no words to describe how awesome this tour was. I honestly didn't know much about the sites in Peru besides Machu Picchu but this tour took us to all sorts of amazing sites. I honestly wasn't expecting much from...More

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      My husband and I just got back from our trek in Peru with Sam Travel. We chose the classic Inca Trail 4 day 4 night hiking and camping trek with the final night spent at the luxury Santuary lodge right next to Machu Picchu Upon...More

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  •   We had a wonderful experience with SAM Travel Peru with our second guide in Puno. "Mauricio" met us at our hotel in Puno and arranged for travel the next day to the Floating Islands ( Lake Titicaca) by boat. The tour included both English and...More

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      This was by far the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life. My son and I did the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Sam Travel team was incredible. Our guide Wilbert was amazing and I cannot recommend him highly enough....More

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      I can't thank our guide Elvis enough for the memorable experience on our 2 day/1 night tour with Sam Travel! I chose this tour because I originally wanted to visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu (early morning) not having to do 2 separate tours...More

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  •   My husband and I had trekked the Inca Trail the previous year and we were looking for something different. We found that with the Lares Trek with SAM Travel Peru. It was an incredibly scenic trek with views of snowcapped mountains, waterfalls and valleys with...More

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      My husband, Dennis, and I would like to express our gratitude for having Hilbert as our guide during our Machu Picchu (and other ruins in Peru) experience. Hilbert was very knowledgeable about the history and background of this fabulous UNESCO World Heritage site. We were...More

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      I recently finished the Lares Trek with Sam. The scenery was breathtaking and food was amazing as were the guides who were very passionate about their job. It was however extremely cold but the sleeping bags we hired from them kept us warm. They are...More

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Do not miss the Classic Inca Trail for 2019!

Inca Trail
Availability 2019
We are now booking for the 2019 season. In 2017 within hours after the permits went on sale, the majority of the popular dates from April through September sold out. By booking for 2019 Classic Inca Trail in 2018, you insure that you will not miss this incredible trek. Even after booking, you have the option until December 1st 2018 to change your dates or cancel with a full refund.


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