SAM Travel Peru has been a Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operator since 2013. All companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each December and SAM Travel Peru is license for the coming year of 2017.
Our licenses as an Official Travel Agency & Inca Trail Operator is under the name of SAM Travel Peru Expedition E.I.R.L. We are registered on the official Government web site: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.
Getting licensed by the government is a complicated and stringent process for the protection of tourists. The government evaluates your entire business operation and office site, if you paid taxes, they check the tour guides, porters, chefs, camping equipment, firt aid equipment and preparedness and if we are we part of the union. Those companies that do not have a tour operator license for the Inca Trail, do not have one because they cannot meet the standards required by the government.
The amount of registered tour operators that run, sell, and operate their own Inca Trail packages is limited! SAM Travel Peru is one of the primary companies that is able to do this.
The most important thing is that not all agencies are licensed tour operators, thus their operation and quality of services has not been evaluated by the government because they cannot meet the standards.
There are two types of companies that will try to sell you an Inca trail package: registered tour operators and middle men, otherwise known as endosars.
If you book with a company that is a middle man, you will pay higher prices and there is no way to know the quality of the service being provided by the third party servicers that they use.
A licensed tour operator can guarantee 100% of their services because they are providing all of the services directly with their own guides, chefs, porters, and drivers etc.
If you book with a licensed tour operator, the advocate that you speak with are the ones you will be working with directly, so if you have any concerns you can go to them and get your needs meet quickly.
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