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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!


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 tents and campsite sam travel peru


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!


  • 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)


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.



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.



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!



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.



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.



SAM Travel was born of our love for sharing these beautiful places with travelers. Our owner ( Saúl Alvarez ) went from porter to guide to business owner, without losing sight of his roots. We know how to show you the most beautiful places and give you the most authentic experiences. For Sam Travel our guides are the most important in the business, they all are fluent in Ingles and passoinated about teh culture. They are all trained and retrained in first aid and carry satellite phones for any emergency to be connected to a medical professional when or if needed. We can guarantee our guides will make you feel like hiking with your own family or friends

EXPERT Direct & 100% Local Tour operaor

All our Tours & Treks are provided only by SAM Travel Peru staff and professional guides. What that means for you is that SAM Travel Peru will never pass you onto another company or 3rd Party .

Our Camping Equipment

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.

Small Groups for Big Wows

To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM Travel Peru we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups..

Unique Tours & Trekking Packages for all budgets

We have the most customized tours and packages for all budgets. They are created to meet our clients’ desires and needs when looking for something unique in a travel experience.

Gourmet and Hearty Meals

SAM TRAVEL PERÚ has one of the most outstanding meal services. Our chefs have been highly trained to prepare the best peruavian food our treks.

Our Commitment to the Environment

SAM Travel Peru has annual clean-up campaigns that creates awareness towards people across the planet that have the same desires to help protect the environment. It is our commitment in creating a positive and sustainable contribution towards the quality of life for rural Andean communities. .

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    23 March, 2022

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    Margie S
    14 June, 2022

    star rating  Very nice and interesting tour. Ray was an excellent guide with an extended knowledge and passion about the regional history.

    3 June, 2022
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    14 March, 2022

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    25 May, 2022

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    Heather B
    15 May, 2022
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    16 May, 2022

    star rating  This trek was amazing! Challenging but well worth it. I highly recommend our guide Deivid and co-guide Cristian, both of whom made the experience even better. They made us feel... read more

    7 June, 2022

    star rating  We did the Sacred Valley and short Inca Trail three day trip. Dayvit was amazing! He made sure we were taken care of at all times. The sights... read more

    Jim O
    19 June, 2022
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    13 May, 2022

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    1 May, 2022

    star rating  5 of us went to this trip with Ray and Nilton. Both of them are absolutely amazing guides. From the moment we met it was clear we are to have... read more

    Z P
    7 June, 2022
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    Bryan P
    14 April, 2022

    star rating  We had a great experience hiking the lares trek! The nature was absolutely stunning and the feeling of camping in the middle of the Andes was an experience. Our guide... read more

    2 April, 2022

    star rating  We had a great time with Sam Travel. Our group was lucky and got a private tour for the 4 day inka trail. Our guide, Jhony was fantastic and really... read more

    22 June, 2022
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    23 March, 2022

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    27 May, 2022

    star rating  This trip was absolutely amazing! John Pierre (JP), our guide, had an excellent knowledge of everything and looked out for us in every way. The Porters were friendly and looked... read more

    26 June, 2022
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    12 March, 2022

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    18 May, 2022

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    28 April, 2022
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    15 May, 2022

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    20 May, 2022

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