SAM Travel Equipment

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!

OUR TENTS:

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).

OUR TRANSPORTATION:

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!

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.

We do not own them; each horseman has a team of about 20 mules and 10 horses. There are 7 SAM Travel Peru horsemen.

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

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.

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.

The average weight of our animals is 1,200 pounds.

Your adventure. Our expertise.

WHY TRAVEL WITH SAM TREVEL PERU?

Superior Service

Custom itineraries designed just for you

Sustainable Travel

Conserving wildlife and supporting communities

Inca Trail Specialists

12+ years on the trail knowledge and experience

100% value for maney

Peace of mind with your money, Secure in hands you can trust.

we are rated #1 on trip advisor with five-star reviews

Dannielle P
Dannielle P
2022-07-04
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Professional and attentive service with incredible scenery Sam Travel were fantastic to work with and very responsive on email especially as plans were ever changing with covid. We are two couples who did the 4D/3N Lares trek to Machu Picchu including Lares Hot springs. Our guide Fabian was so attentive and helpful during our trek with perfect English and great sense of humor. His passion for Machu Picchu was obvious and made the entire experience an unforgettable one. Our chefs Nadio and Julio, and horsemen Roberto and Masalino were so professional and wonderful at what they do. The food was incredible and they were so attentive and efficient. Would definitely recommend this trek to anyone wanting an alternative experience to the more popular Inca and Salkantay treks. The scenery was breathtaking (as was the altitude). Thank you again to Fabian and the team.…
Kathy
Kathy
2022-07-04
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Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Macchu Picchu I had two different tours through Sam Travel Peru and both were wonderful experiences. Adner and Jahdiel (JD) we’re great guides through several sites in the Sacred Valley. Danny led my short Inca trail tour and Macchu Picchu visit. The guides were all very knowledgeable and so accommodating. Adner took us to a lace for authentic textiles after we expressed an interest in that. Danny was a great leader through a very long hike. He constantly encouraged us to take our time, stop for breaks and take lots of pictures. If I return to Peru I will definitely book all my tours with Sam Peru Travel.…
Madison G
Madison G
2022-07-04
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Sacred Valley Tour I had a great time with our guide, Rolando and our driver Ruben on the one day sacred valley tour. Would highly recommend!
Tor
Tor
2022-07-04
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Peru Trip! Jose was a fantastic tour guide!! He showed us all the best spots to see the sites and take pictures. During our tours he made the information fun and connected things from the previous day.
Keti29
Keti29
2022-07-04
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A must visit tour Really enjoyed and highly recommend this tour. Our guide Jose was very well informed. He gave good overview on Inca culture and history. The pickup and dropoff were on time. All the tourists attractions mentioned in the package were visited.Being a vegetarian, I didn't face any food options problem on this tour.…
Liam K
Liam K
2022-07-04
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Best trip of my life (so far) José is very kind and fun to spend the trip with. He is also very knowledgeable about the history of all of the sites that we visited, as well as the history of the Inca and Peru in general. The information he provided really enhanced the trip a lot. If I could give 6 stars, I…
Footprints639558
Footprints639558
2022-07-04
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Inca trail We did Inca trail 3N/4D trip with Sam travel and Johnny was our guide. We had fantastic time hiking with him, Johnny is very knowledgeable explaining Inca history, very accommodative with our requests. Whole crew was vey helpful, feeding us good food.
Misty R
Misty R
2022-07-03
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Ask for Liz Montesinos!! I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 day tour with Sam Peru. My guide, Liz Montesinos, was not only professional but also extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun. She made the entire experience that much more memorable by teaching me more about both the historic and modern day culture of…
Nicolle W
Nicolle W
2022-07-03
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Amazing experience I had zero experience in hiking before starting the trail and soon realized the task was not a small one. Our guide, Johnny was very caring and ensured everyone in the group felt safe and enjoyed their time regardless of their pace, so don’t feel scared if you’re a newbie like…
Gabriel P
Gabriel P
2022-07-03
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Inca Trail The 4 day Inca Trail was fantastic! The views were second to none.Johnny was a amazing guide and the rest of the crew were incredible! Highly Recommend!!

WE STAND OUT FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL CARE & DEDICATION TO OUR CLIENTS AND WORK TEAM

We are ISO 9001 certified, which ensures that all our customers get consistent, good quality services and products. Sam Travel honors and is committed to these principles.

ISO 14001 sets an internationally agreed upon standard for Environmental sustainability. They encourage organizations to protect the environment through the efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. Sam travel adopts a holistic approach to environmental sustainability and management.

We are honored to have been chosen by our travelers as their travelers’ choice of 2022. Trust us to plan your travel, for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. We are humbled and proud to provide the best tours to Machu Picchu, trekking the Inca trail and other tours and treks throughout the Cusco region and beyond.

Sam Travel is committed to a greener earth. We make direct contributions to counter the carbon emissions created by our website and its foot traffic. We play our part in reducing the impact on our environment by neutralizing our carbon emissions.

What Defines Us !