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SAM Travel Peru has a large variety of options for those that want to hike the Inca Trail. We offer the Classic Inca Trail in 4, or 5 days treks. We also have the Inca Trail trek in a 2 day or 1 day format where those that want a shorter hike can still enjoy the incredible experience of hiking the trail and entering through the Sun Gate to the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
When you book with SAM Travel Peru, you are going with an experienced local tour operator that knows what trekkers are looking for in a tour. Our college-trained licensed professional guides are very fluent in English and knowledgeable of the culture and history of the Incas. Our chefs provide gourmet buffet style food on all of our treks and can adjust to all dietary needs such as vegetarian or vegan. Hiking the Inca Trail with SAM Travel Peru is a life changing experience with a fully portered trek where your comfort and enjoyment are our first priority at no additional cost, unlike others that may charge up to $150 for extra services. Our trekking team is fully equipped by SAM Travel Peru with the best possible gear such as back supports, proper shoes, and clothing.
For the Classic Inca Trail, we camp at the least crowed campsites and provide roomy four man tents for two persons only. Our rental equipment is of high quality; Coleman sleeping bags -15°, Blackjack trekking poles, and Therma Rest Air Mattresses. In addition, on our Classic Inca trail treks, you will have a hot shower on the third day. For those that want to take more time to relax, take photos and explore we offer the 4-day trek in a 5-day trek format. It is great for families, for more mature trekkers, or anyone that still wants to do the Classic Inca Trail but is a more relaxed trekking pace. We offer either trek in a group or private service.
SAM (initials of Saul Alvarez Montalvo) Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders. Saul the owner is passionate about providing people the best quality service possible.
SAM Travel Peru is the specialist in creating unique tour and trekking routes. We focus on trekking “Off the Beaten Track” and camping at places no one else does! On the Lares trek, we have our own campsites for our trekkers only. Our special trek routes do not follow the crowds. No other trek and tour operators do this. This gives you the best possible opportunity to experience the marvels and wonders of the Inca Trail & Alternative Treks like the Lares Valley Hike and Salkantay Trek. Thus, you will have a truly wilderness experience off the beaten track.
Is the Inca Trail Sold out for your chosen date, do not fret, we have a large variety of alternative treks to Machu Picchu available. This gives our passengers plenty of options to choose. We do not just focus on the standard treks that everyone else offers. We have Lares Treks, Salkantay treks, and Ausangate treks. However, it is important to explore our unique routes and benefits we have added to provide the best experience for our trekkers. Our treks have different routes, campsites, and added features that no one else does. It costs a bit more to do this but our focus is to provide the best “Off the Beaten Track Trekking” experience possible.
Other alternative treks we offer from 2 to 9 days are Huchuy Qosqo trek, Ancascocha trek, Inca Quarry trek, Choquequirao trek and Ausangate with Rainbow Mountain. We also have a special combination trek of Lares 3 & 4 days and the Short Inca Trail, 1 & 2 days, which is very popular and provides the best of both worlds, the Lares and the Inca Trail. Another special trek we have is the 7 days Salkantay trek and Classic Inca Trail. If you only want a couple of days of trekking or a trek to challenge yourself of 7 or more days, SAM Travel Peru has an option for you.
Here are some great Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu, just click on the links below to explore them:
SAM Travel Peru has the most customized tours and packages for all budgets, which are created to meet our clients’ desires when looking for something unique in a travel experience. Our adventure tours and all-inclusive packages are carefully designed to give the best tour experience possible. Our tours are done in private or small groups with an average 4 to 6 persons and a maximum of 8 persons. We have several tours to Machu Picchu from which to choose.
With our tour packages, we have the flexibility to adapt them to your needs, such as you want to spend an extra day in Machu Picchu, add an additional tour or change the order a bit. Just let us know what you want to do and we will send you a customized itinerary. The details of all of our tours and tour packages can be found on our website at www.samtravelperu.com under the titles of “Tours to Machu Picchu” and “Packages”. Take some time to explore it!
All Treks & Tours 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; we will work with you until we get it right…. All the departures are 100% guaranteed – If you are booked and have made your deposit. ! You are going!
SAM Travel Peru is a family owned tour agency based in Cusco, which provides personalized attention to each client’s needs from the very beginning to the very end of our treks and tours. We want you to feel that your needs and desires are important to us. We work hard with all the details because we want you to have the best travel experience possible. The personalize service includes making little adjustments to our tours or treks so that we can meet your individual needs. One size does not fit all. We keep our groups small, 4 to 6 on average with a maximum of eight person and offer private groups for a little extra money. By keeping our groups small, our professional guides can give each client the personalized attention they deserve and want.
We have the most customized trekking routes to meet our clients’ needs when looking for something different other than the typical classic treks offered everywhere. Our adventure treks are carefully planned and designed to give the best trekking experience possible. Their details can be found ONLY on our site, www.samtravelperu.com. Take some time to explore our numerous options!
Unique Trekking Routes: SAM Travel Peru is the specialist in creating unique trekking routes, following the original Inca Trail through the Andes Mountain Range. Trekking off the beaten track and camping at places no one else does! No other trek and tour operators do this. This gives you the best possible opportunity to experience the marvels and wonders of the Inca Trail & Alternative Treks like Lares Valley Hike and Salkantay Trek.
SAM Travel Peru carefully chooses the best native Inca guides possible. They all speak fluent English and are passionate about trekking in the Andes. All of them have a University Degrees in Tourism and Guiding in order to become Professional Guides. Each guide is licensed and has completed studies in Archeology, Anthropology and Biology. We only hire guides with a minimum of 2 or more years of experience. That means the best possible experience for you with guides that truly speak English and are knowledgeable in the Inca History, Heritage and Culture. In addition, all of our guides get trained by the RED CROSS in first aid, CPR and are prepared to deal with possible health emergencies.
Our professional chefs are fabulous! On the treks out in the middle of nowhere, they are able to prepare delicious and abundant Buffet style meals. Our professional and dedicated cooks from a mixture of local and exotic produce prepare Peruvian and International Cuisine. We also cater to vegetarians, vegans, and other types of special diets or special dietary requirements upon request. We are sure you will enjoy your gourmet meals as you trek the Inca Trail.
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.