SAM Travel Peru understands that passengers are concerned about what to do with your extra luggage while on a tour or trek. We have the solution for our passengers. You can store your extra luggage with us at no cost or with your hotel in Cusco, if you are returning to that hotel. We have a safe secure location for storing luggage and we will provide a luggage ticket to our passengers, which identifies their luggage.
The best time to give SAM Travel Peru your luggage is the morning or day that you are picked up by our driver to begin your trek or tour. You can leave it with him and he will bring it to the office to be stored in our safe and secure storage area.
It will be returned to you on the return from your trek or tour. The driver will take you to our office to retrieve your luggage and then take you to your hotel.
If you are staying in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba before taking the train to start the Inca Trail or a tour to Machu Picchu, you can still store your luggage with SAM Travel Peru. All you need to do is give your luggage to our driver when he picks you up to take you to the train in Ollantaytambo. He will return your luggage to our office in Cusco, where we will store it until your return to Cusco. If you are not returning to Cusco, please inform us at your briefing and we will have our driver that picks you up in Ollantaytambo bring your luggage with him when he picks you up.
Passengers that are doing the 1 day or 2 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu can only carry a limited about of personal items and clothes in their backpack. Those that are doing a tour to Machu Picchu can only take on the train a carry on sized suitcase or medium size backpack. The train does not allow anymore.
If someone is planning to stay a day or two extra in Machu Picchu and they really need their luggage, SAM Travel Peru can get it to them in an extra duffel bag. There will be a fee for this service. ***Please check with the office at the time of your booking.
Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.
These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu will be divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour will be limited to 600 visitors.
The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huayna Picchu tickets will go up from $35 per person to $75 per person
All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $75 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours. If you have booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with us and do not want to pay the higher fee, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.