Our team (guides, cooks, porters, horsemen) and our equipment are what really makes SAM Travel Peru stand out from all of our competitors.
Please take the time to look at the information on what we really offer you in comparison to our competitors!
Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking poles so you don’t have to bring the dirt inside.
OUR FOAM MATTRESSES:
Comfortable foam mattresses are included to separate and insulate you from the ground. We are proud to be the only company providing comfortable foam mattresses for FREE to all of our clients.
Our Thermarest Air Mattresses can be rented to add additional comfort!
ADDITIONAL RENTED EQUIPMENT:
- Coleman Sleeping bags -15 c°: $20 USD per person
- Thermarest Air Mattress: $20 USD per person
- Blackjack Trekking Poles: $15 USD (1-5 days) -$20 USD (6-9 days)
OUR KITCHEN & DINING TENTS:
The dining tent is used as our room to get together during meals or tea time; and it gives us a chance to sit down, relax and chat before and after our meals.
OUR TABLES & CHAIRS:
The interior of the dining room includes tables and chairs. The tent has two doors on each side, which will be adapted according to the day’s conditions (sunny days, windy days and rainy days).
We use late model vehicles for reliability and safety. Our drivers are fully licenced and very professional.
OUR CAMPING TOILET:
This has been very much appreciated by most of our clients, especially by our female trekkers, who want a private, clean and sanitary toilet! SAM Travel Peru toilet facilities have an individual tent and a “camping toilet with a seat.” Check out the picture below which illustrates how we set up our camping toilet on the trek. Our toilet is always set up a comfortable distance from our campsite. At night if you need to use the toilet it is readily accessible and clean, unlike the facilities supplied by the government which can be dirty.
We protect our environment by using Responsible and Sustainable facilities. We make a hole 30 cm deep under the seat and the waste goes right in. At the end of our stay we will fill it in without creating any contamination to the environment, SAM Travel Peru will NOT use any chemicals which can contaminate the environment. We do NOT put the waste into plastics or biodegradable plastics, because they are still distructive to our environment and we really care about protecting our earth.
We protect our crew with our toilet procedures. They will not have to touch the waste because it is in the hole. We really care about protecting our team (guides, porters, cook) Our TEAM is what really makes SAM Travel Peru stand out from all of the other competitors.
TIPS: Please always take your own toilet paper with you and put it into the plastic bag provided!
OUR SUPER COOL PORTERS
We provide the following items to our porters and cooks for free: Jacket, sun hat, warm hat, t-shirt, pants, hiking boots, conmfortable duffle bags, canteen, girdle for protecting their spine, sleeping bags, mattress and insurance.
Hiking the Inca Trail or other alternative treks with SAM Travel Peru Travel is a life changing experience, fully portered trek where your comfort and enjoyment are our first priority. We make sure that you get the best experience of your holidays in Peru while you interact with locals, explore fantastic sites and re-discover remote ancient Inca towns and buildings, speaking some Quechua words and learning the fascinating Inka history. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape and simply feel the magic of Mother Nature (Pachamama) and the Andes, while we carry your gear, prepare your meals, set up your tents avoiding crowded campsites while you sit back and relax.
OUR EMERGENCY HORSE
Available for some treks only in case of emergenices!
Our Mules and Horses
Animals deserve to be treated with kindness and compassion. SAM Travel Peru treats their packing horses and mules with dignity and respect. (We work with mules and horses for our alternative treks ONLY).
No one is more concerned about animal welfare than our company. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about mules and horses, if you have any other questions – please ask!
What kinds of animals do we use?
We use mules and horses for emergencies while trekking. We use more mules and horses than other companies allowing them each to carry less weight per trip.
How many animals do we have?
We do not own them; each horseman has a team of about 20 mules and 10 horses. There are 7 SAM Travel Peru horsemen.
How long do the animals work each day?
Their work hours and days are very limited. They can work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, this is the maximum we allow.
If the animals are sweating, is that bad?
No, it’s actually good. Sweating is the animal’s way of cooling itself. We collaborate with our horseman with vitamin E supplements into the animal´s feed to promote sweating and also add electrolytes to their feed to replace necessary elements lost through sweating. Animals never go more than an hour without access to water.
How often does the vet check the animals?
As an example, our animals are seen by a vet a minimum of 2 times a year or as needed. This is a requirement to work with us. This is part of our commitment to animal welfare.
How much do the animals weigh?
The average weight of our animals is 1,200 pounds.