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Inca Trail


I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to Sap Adventures for an amazing and unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail. From the first email before our trip until our departure from Cusco, everyone at SAP took excellent care of my mom, my aunt, and me, but I especially want to thank our guides: Braulio and Franklin. We literally would not have made it to Machu Picchu without them.
We knew going into the trek that we would be the slowest of the group, but we were unprepared for the altitude sickness and exhaustion. After the first half hour of hiking, we only saw the rest of the group and Braulio at a few rest stops, meals, and in the evenings. When we did see Braulio, he was a wonderful guide; very knowledgeable, outgoing, friendly, and concerned for our well being. At Machu Picchu especially, he demonstrated an extensive archaeological understanding, and my only regret is that we were not fast enough to spend more time with him and the rest of the group. Franclin stuck with us at the back for the entire trek, and I sincerely believe that it was only his patience, encouragement, and care that got us to Machu Picchu.
Beginning on the first day, my aunt unfortunately had a hard time and struggled with altitude sickness and exhaustion. As would become our trend, darkness fell before we reached camp, and we needed to stop every few feet to take a break. But Franclin, who had been with us all day, kept up his enthusiasm and encouragement. Braulio and several porters, despite having already reached camp and seen to the needs of the rest of the group, returned to us for the last part of the trek to light our path and help us for the rest of the way to camp. Once there, they administered oxygen to my aunt and made sure we were as comfortable as possible.
At the beginning of the second day we were amused to see that we had been assigned our own personal porter, Mario, who quietly shadowed us like a guardian angel for all of the second and third days just in case we needed more help. Despite having to take care of three rather slow hikers, Felipe and Mario never complained. I cannot possibly express my appreciation enough. Felipe treated my mom and aunt as if they were his own much-loved and respected mother and aunt, and helped keep my worry for them at bay by pointing out orchids, describing the Inca ruins, and trying to teach me Quechua.
In addition to Felipe, Braulio, and Mario, the other Sap Adventures porters, cooks, and coordinator all helped make the trip amazing.
Linton Smith Lintonsmith32@gmail.com
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Inca Trail

I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to Sap Adventures for an amazing and unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail. From the first email before our trip until our departure from Cusco, everyone at SAP took excellent care of my mom, my aunt, and me, but I especially want to thank our guides: Braulio and Franklin. We literally would not have made it to Machu Picchu without them. 
We knew going into the trek that we would be the slowest of the group, but we were unprepared for the altitude sickness and exhaustion. After the first half hour of hiking, we only saw the rest of the group and Braulio at a few rest stops, meals, and in the evenings. When we did see Braulio, he was a wonderful guide; very knowledgeable, outgoing, friendly, and concerned for our well being. At Machu Picchu especially, he demonstrated an extensive archaeological understanding, and my only regret is that we were not fast enough to spend more time with him and the rest of the group. Franclin stuck with us at the back for the entire trek, and I sincerely believe that it was only his patience, encouragement, and care that got us to Machu Picchu. 
Beginning on the first day, my aunt unfortunately had a hard time and struggled with altitude sickness and exhaustion. As would become our trend, darkness fell before we reached camp, and we needed to stop every few feet to take a break. But Franclin, who had been with us all day, kept up his enthusiasm and encouragement. Braulio and several porters, despite having already reached camp and seen to the needs of the rest of the group, returned to us for the last part of the trek to light our path and help us for the rest of the way to camp. Once there, they administered oxygen to my aunt and made sure we were as comfortable as possible.
At the beginning of the second day we were amused to see that we had been assigned our own personal porter, Mario, who quietly shadowed us like a guardian angel for all of the second and third days just in case we needed more help. Despite having to take care of three rather slow hikers, Felipe and Mario never complained. I cannot possibly express my appreciation enough. Felipe treated my mom and aunt as if they were his own much-loved and respected mother and aunt, and helped keep my worry for them at bay by pointing out orchids, describing the Inca ruins, and trying to teach me Quechua.
In addition to Felipe, Braulio, and Mario, the other Sap Adventures porters, cooks, and coordinator all helped make the trip amazing. Each meal was a delicious masterpiece that nevertheless accommodated multiple dietary restrictions, and we were completely spoiled by being gently awoken each morning with hot tea. The care that was provided by everyone at Sap Adventures enabled us to overcome the altitude sickness and exhaustion and enjoy the spectacular trail and ruins; left to our own devices, we would have been absolutely miserable, and I highly doubt we would have made it to Machu Picchu. I have a great deal of respect and gratitude for everyone who helped create this amazing experience and who shared the history, culture, and beauty of the Inca Trail and those who created it. 
This experience changed my life, and I will never forget the hike or the wonderful people we met along the way. I cannot find enough words to express my gratitude, so I will close by simply saying thank you; muchas gracias; sumaqllapapaq.
Linton Smith
Lintonsmith32@gmail.com

Jungle  Trip (Manu)

Hi John.
I wanted to let you know what a wonderful tour my husband and I had to Manu with our guide, Francisco Mamani. We have been on several guided tours with other companies, but Francisco made this trip perfect in every way. He is extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of the flora and fauna and culture of Peru. His enthusiasm, kindness, thoughtfulness, and care made a trip of a lifetime possible for two older folks who were not in the best physical condition. His mastery of the English language was also sincerely appreciated. The other Sap Adventures guides who assisted us driving the van and the boat were also outstanding. Long days of traveling, intense heat and bugs were of no real bother because all these gentlemen took such good care of us. Please feel free to use this letter as a glowing reference for Sap Adventures to all future visitors.
Sincerely, Susan Cuelan
mcuelan@gmail.com

Salkantay.

Hi.
My name is Robbing and I was fortunate enough to do the Salkantay trek with Everton and Franklin In December 01. I cannot even begin to tell you what a life changer my trip to Peru was for me. What I can tell you is about the wonderful experience I had with my friend Everton. He was patient and supportive with the seven of us who embarked on the trek. Everton has a great understanding of his surroundings in the mountains, forest, and local communities. Every time we set foot into a new village or town Everton would be called out from a distance and smiles and waves came from people working around the house or walking down the street. I felt along with my group felt very welcome where ever we went having Everton around. I miss my first night under the stars camped next to the great Salkantay mountain.  I miss hiking on the trail whistling "Alborada" tunes (my favorite new group thanks to Everton, wish I would have bought the Cd while I was there). We spent many nights’ playing cards laughing after filling ourselves with amazing food prepared by justino. We all felt extremely lucky that that you chose those two guys for us on our trek. I often sit back and look at my pictures and remember what it felt like to be there and I feel very fortunate to have spent time with your staff, my good friends and my new friends from Canada. Please keep up the good work. Say hello to Everton for me!
Muchas Gracias,
Robbing Terence Barclay.

Arequipa – Cusco – Titicaca Lake.

Dear Sap Adventures

we have recently returned home after a tour which was organised locally by your company. My husband an I would like to thanks all of you  for the excellent service we received throughout our travels.

We wolud specifically like to mention the guides, who were first class. Namely, Julian and Victor in Arequipa, Bruno en Cusco and Orlando for Lake Titicaca. Their depth of knowledge, their very professional and considerate attitude towards their environment and the people they came into contact with (us included)  all served to enhance and enrich our experience of your country.

We were very pleased with all the accomodation and the arrangements (including the Bus services) worked perfectly. We will most certainly recommend your company to other travellers and we hope to have the opportunity to return to peru once again sometime and enjoy more of what you have to offer. Many thanks once again to all of your staff that we met during our tour.
Yours sincerely.
Sophia Boyd

Inca Trail

This trip was better than expected. Franklin’s knowledge of every aspect of the Inca Trail was impressive. He never missed a chance to teach us about history, local customs and courtesies, geology, fauna, and current efforts to preserve Inca Culture. He made this trip exceptional! I will always recommend Sap Adventures! Meals while hiking exceeded expectations. Other hikers even commented when they saw our meals that theirs’ didn’t come close.
Andreww Purgallimi.

Inca Trail

This trek was so much more than I expected. I loved every second of it. Julio was so patient and encouraging at all times and we had a great team spirit even though we were all at different fitness levels. The cooks and porters were incredible. They worked so hard to ensure we were comfortable and well catered for and put us to shame when they had to walk such long distances with huge packs then set up the camps and had everything organized by the time we came stumbling in. I will be recommending SAP to anyone I know of who is considering doing the Inca Trail. Muchisimas gracias Sap Adventures! 

Amazon Trip

Just a quick note to let you know what a terrific time we had on the Manu biotrip. Our guide Percy did a terrific job and we had lots of fun and saw lots of animals, particularly monkeys. I even got to see a sloth, although it was rather far away. So thanks for arranging everything so beautifully and I will definitely recommend Sap Adventures for people planning to on a trip to the Amazon.
Best regards,

Anna silema

10 Days Peru

Thank you so much for all your help in making our trip to Peru such an unforgettable experience. You did such an excellent job of making all the plans for our tours, hotels etc. We never had one problem thanks to your planning and organization. All of the guides and agents who met us and supervised the tours were friendly, helpful and knowledgable. I've already told 2 friends who are talking about a trip to Peru that they must use your agency. Jane will be sending you a photo in the near future.

Sincerely.

ANDREY MILLS

Inca Trail

As seven girls listened eagerly to their guide at the Sun Gate, they knew a Bucket List item lay just around the corner. After 4 days of hiking, we were finally going to be able to set our eyes upon Machu Picchu! When we climbed the steps and looked into the valley, we all cried. Not only was it a breathtaking moment, but it culminated a wonderful journey. 

Sap Adventures is solely responsible for the incredible experience of the Inca Trail. The service was so much more impressive than we even dreamed when we booked the trip! We were fed better on the 4-day hike than we are at home! Our porters were so friendly, professional, encouraging, fun, and amazing! We all agreed, we never want to go hiking and/or camping again without our great guys! Thank you so much.
We saw so many beautiful sites, amazing ruins, and learned so much en route to Machu Picchu, by Day 2 we already whispered amongst each other that we'd be completely content with the trip even if we never reached Machu Picchu. THAT'S how well SAP took care of us and made us feel!

A special and heartfelt THANK YOU goes to our wonderful guide, Everton. Your knowledge, your caring, your professionalism, and your personality MADE our experience. You felt like a big brother right from the start - you made us feel safe, you really looked out after us, you knew EVERYTHING, and we bragged about you to everyone! We feel blessed that we were paired up with YOU as our guide. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for everything!!

Sap Adventures, you have an absolutely outstanding service going on - I'm recommending your company to anyone and everyone! Thank you for giving me and six of my friends an experience that will forever be engraved in our memories and heart.

Sarah adeney

Peru Trip

Dear John

We booked the trip for my parents in law which don`t speak a word spanish. The trip was professionally organized and my parents in law enjoyed the trip very much. The hotels, the local food and the transportation were perfect. Your German speaking tour guide was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and with perfect German speaking skills.

My father in law had a health problem and you helped him to get all the necessary help and the communication with the local health provided. In addition you kept me up to date via email regarding the situation. Thank you very much for your outstanding service.

I will recommend your professional and friendly services to my friends and I would not hesitate to consider your service for my next trip to Peru.

Thank you very much.
Ashley Spade

Machu Picchu

Dear Sap Adventures

My cousin and I have both returned safely, and we both agree that this trip to Cusco and to Machu Picchu was a trip of a lifetime.

We owe our incredible experience to SAP ADVENTURES and it's excellent staff. I can honestly say that In all of my travels, I have never once had greater service or personal attention.
You are all very amazing and we left feeling like we made some good friends in Peru. 

John, you went above and beyond to secure our plans, taking care to oversee our trip and making sure we had everything arranged properly. We truly felt as if you were there every step of the way— from arrival to departure at the aiport. 

It was so reassuring to meet Shelia in Cusco, and her personal attention to us was first class. She handled our hotel check in, explained our plans, and even gave us her cell phone number to use at anytime if we needed. This is not to mention her last minute booking of our tour in Arequipa. Romulo took the most excellent care of us on our way to and from Machu Picchu. I am pretty sure that without him, we'd have been stuck in the construction at Ollantaytambo and would not have arrived to the train on time. Amazing. Did I mention Nataly and Maria, (sorry for the shortened names,) were wonderful, knowledgable tour guides? (And great company!). 

I would highly reccomend SAP ADVENTURES to anyone, and I personally won't plan another trip to Peru without you. I am already scouring your website to see what I will book for next year!
(There is so much to see and do in Peru!) 

Thank you, so very much, for everything. 


Very Sincerely, 

EMILY TATE

Inca Trail

Hi John, 

Thanks for recommending the package Following the Inca Trail 7 days 6 nights. We had an amazing trip that we will never forget. We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having Bruno as our Guide. We felt completely safe, as he was always looking out for our well being for the entire trip. He arranged the trip beautifully so that we could have the best experience possible: reserving the best campsites, scheduling our meals to match our pace, timing our hike so that we could view the Temple of Water with no one else around, and many other thoughtful touches. He encouraged us when we were tired and always congratulated us on our accomplishments. His knowledge of nature and history were impeccable; we learned so much from him. Just as importantly, his respect for the environment and the local culture was always apparent and his perspective enhanced our appreciation of both. The fact that he spoke Quechua gave our experience a level of authenticity that we had not anticipated and made us even more grateful for his presence. 

We also wanted to tell you that the Porters were wonderful. Aquilino is not just a cook but a gifted chef. The fact that he could create such amazing dishes on a camping trip is astonishing. We ate better on the trail than we did in Cusco. Juliano did a superb job as Head Porter and was so attentive to our needs. We have never been treated so well or felt so pampered. All of the Porters were kind, respectful, and helpful and we have great appreciation for the work that they do. They made it possible for us to have a trip of a lifetime. 

Thanks again for your services and rest assured that we will be recommending your agency to our friends. 

Best Wishes, 

clara Murphy, Ciaran Lyns

Inca Trail

I loved this trek! it was fabulous! Our guide was excellent- very knowledgeable, experienced trekker, respectful and good fun. the scenery was great. food excellent. Over all a great time! thanks!

Inca Trail

Dear John

Just an e-mail to thank you and Sap Adventures for an amazing 10 days in Peru Your service exceeded our expectations 

The welcome call in our hotel room the first night , the perfect transfers , the experienced guides , the small group size on the Inca trail (we were 5 people accompanied by 13 porters , a cook and 2 guides) , the amazing camping sites (often better than all the other groups) , the personal touch of the local Sap Adventures representatives
You really made the difference ! Congrats
BEYHAM ISLAM

Inca Trail

I'm a 20 year old American. I hiked the Inca Trail on the 11th of July. Thanks to my guides, Everton and Franklin, the Inca trail was the highlight of my trip to Peru. Everton kept us on track, but always with respect and a sense of humor. I enjoyed learning about the culture and history from him. It is inspiring that he is so passionate about his country and his work. I noticed that Eder always listened carefully when Everton was talking about the Incas/Quechua. 
I was the only one in my group with a full pack. On the first night Everton and Franklin convinced me to hire a porter for the next day which was the hardest and longest. I'm glad that they did convince me because it was hard enough with the lighter pack. It was nice that they took care of me and it showed how experienced and caring they are. 
It felt like we were a family. I will never forget the Inca Trail. I would like to go again with Everton and Franklin.
Jonathan Coester

Mi Viaje en Peru

We're finally back from our holiday in South America. Want to thank you Very much for your help during our visit to Peru in early May. Everything worked out perfectly. Everyone who met us at the hotels, airports, train station, the tour guides, the drivers, everyone was friendly, pleasant, and on time. It all contributed to an excellent stay in Peru. Great job.

Ya hemos regresado de nuestras vacaciones en Sur America. Quiero darles las gracias for su ayuda planeando nuestra visita a Peru en Mayo. Todo funciono maravillosamente. Todas las personas que not recibieron en los hoteles, los aeropuertos, la estacion de trenes, los guias, los choferes, absolutamente todos fueron muy amables y siempre puntuales. Gracias a ustedes nuestra visita a Peru fue extremadamente agradable. Mil gracias por un trabajo excelente.

Herb Fontecilla

hfontecilla@comcast.net

7 Days in Peru

Hola Mr. Yohon I have just returned from my trip to Peru, and I had booked the 7 day Peru Adventure tour with your company. Just wanted to let you know the wonderful experience that I had. Everything was really great, all the guides were very knowledeable, friendly, and warm. The hotel in Cusco called Arqueologo was wonderful , from it"s warm cozy room with unbelievable views of Cusco to the young staff that was so friendly and kind to this single traveler that spoke limited spanish. Also just wanted to mention the rafting trip that was just so much fun and the guide Orlando and his father Juan. Orlando was very knowelegable of the river and Inca history, and had a great sense of humor. The whole trip from beginning to end was a experience that will be with me forever. Thank you again. I am now home in the USA but my heart is in Peru and it"s wonderful people.

Sincerely Alberto Siniscalco

Inca Trail

We really enjoyed literally Everything about this tour. We were not so sure if this experience will end up in disaster (by altitudes sickness, water problems, mosquitos in jungle, scheduled transportations..etc. ), or a heavenly experience. There were some obstacles, but we were
not disappointed at all. It was really a heavenly experience, we're even thinking about moving in to Peru.

Thank you very much, it all happened because of you guys! 

Kiyo&Tsuyoshi 

Tsuyoshi.Sakurai@mizuhocbus.com

Inca Trail

I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip with SAP and particularly with Itzak and Julian as guides. We were every tired when we filled our the review form on the last day after lunch and I wanted to impress upon you what a great experience we had on the Inca trail. My husband and were particularly impressed with the sensitivity that our guides had for the environment and for the porters and their welfare. Our guides made the difference between a good trip and a great one. I want to pass on a very big thank you to Itzak and Julian for a very memorable and worthwhile experience. Thaks SAP!! I have some great pict6ures if you would loke me to send them to you..

Pat Laas

Inca Trail 

Dear Sap, 

We were in the group with SAP ADVENTURES during the extreme weather in the end of February with Fred and Ramiro as our guides. We want to express our gratefulness to our guides that practically saved us. During the last days when there were avalanches and landslides on the mountain and people were dying around us, they acted very professional and responsible. They took us over the mountain with deep knowledge and experience about the weather conditions and the nature. For that we are forever thankful. They are not only good guides, but also good psychologists and became good friends of ours during these scary days. They calmed us down, made jokes and treated us very well. 

They saved our lives. 

Please, forward this message to them and be aware of that you have the best guides ever. 

We are also grateful to you at SAP that took good care of us when we finally got down to Aguas Calientes. We will recommend SAP Adventures to all our friends. 

Best regards, 

Sara Lindblom
Sofia Nordin
Sofia Jönsson

Inca Trail

We had a wonderful time. Your staff was courteous and helpful. We appreciated the customized tour. We liked being able to decide for ourselves how long to stay in the various locations, but is was comforting knowing that there would be someone waiting for use at each new city. The Inca trail tour was outstanding!!!!

Wayne Hunwicks 
Collingwood

wilkhun@bmts.com

Peru Trip

I was so pleased to encounter the warm and friendly people of Peru. You have very strong and energetic country men and women. Most were very grateful to have me visit their territory. You must be proud to be Peruvian.
I was especially pleased with Sap Adventures; they gave me a warm welcome and thorough briefing in Cusco.
I learned as much about your way of life as I did about the countryside. Ursula, who took me on the Lima City Tour, was also quite knowledgeable and amicable. Additionally, I am especially thankful for Gustavo and Paula Araya in Lima, who met me at the oddest of hours, both early and late, and transported me to a variety of places. Many thanks to your entire team sap adventures for your organization, your connections, and your friendship. You helped make my trip to Peru quite memorable. 

Sincerely

Robert C. McHugh

bob@robertcmchugh.com

Peru Package

We had a truly great time on our trip. The arrangements were virtually flawless. The only variation we encountered was no problem at all, and a phone call confirmed that an alternative transportation arrangement had been made.
All of the guides we had were exceptionally knowledgeable, and all transportation/connections were punctual. 
Thanks again to all Sap adventures staff for all of your help in formulating and executing the itinerary. We are extremely satisfied with your services and would recommend them highly.

Best regards,

Marc Crowley and Scott Smith

Inca Trail

I recently completed a 4 day trek with your company on the 5th of April.
I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to have been smart enough to use your company. Omar and Stefano were absolutely wonderful as guides. They were kind and patiently responded to any questions asked of them. Their meticulous attention to detail was greatly appreciated by the rest of the group and myself. The porters were the hardest working bunch of guys that I have ever seen. It amazed me that they could tear down and put up a site so fast. Your cook is a tremendous asset as all of the meals we were served were outstanding. I would recommend your company to anyone looking for a reputable firm to guide them over the trail. It was a trip that I will never forget. Please give my regards to everyone there. 

Sincerely, 

Mike Richards Bradenton, Florida

Peru Package

To all the employees at sap.

Thank you all for an unforgettable excursion to your beautiful country. We are grateful for the perfect organization with which all arrangements were done. Everyone was punctual, the hotels were excellent, all tours could not have been better. The highlight of course was Machu Picchu, but the tour through the Sacred Valley was almost as interesting. Our guides also deserve special praise for their expertise.
Thank you again for a wonderful time.

Best Regards,

Harry Schmider and Gisela Knox
harrygisela@cox.net

Inca Trail

Hi!

Just wanted to send an email to say thanks for your excellent service. We went on the 4 day Inca trail, and were really pleased with everything. We'd had lots of recommendations for your company throughout our travels in South America, which made us sign up with you even though your prices are a little higher than others. It was definitly worth it! HUGE spacious tents (plus an awning to keep those stinky boots outside), friendly porters, great (and lots of) food - and most of all an excellent guide. Augusto really made the trip fantastic. He was always smiling and making sure everyone was OK. We got so much more information than many other groups, some people even tried to listen in on our group! He was really encouraging when we had to climb the pass - something which I'm sure we all appreciated whilst we huffed and puffed up the slope! All the small touches like Vodka in the morning to perk us up, Rum and hot tea and even a decorated birthday cake for 2 group members made the trip even more special.

Thanks so much!!! 

Al and Stu

p.s The hostel in AC was lovely too - a most welcome lie-in!

Inca Trail

Just a note to say "muchas gracias' for a wonderful tour.
All your representatives were very professional, friendly, informed and on time.The Picoaga hotel facility was fine and the hotel personnel friendly and helpful. My group thanked me for a great tour . However the credit for this great tour goes to you and your fellow employess.
"Mi corazon es en Peru!"

Robert Lawler

rplawler7@yahoo.com

We greatly enjoyed our time in Peru

My boyfriend and I arrived home yesterday after a week of touring through Peru. We would like to thank you for such a magnificent trip! Everything was orchestrated beautifully. We never had to worry about anything. All of the people we encountered from your agency were polite, friendly and punctual. 
We greatly enjoyed our time in your beautiful country. Cusco was extremely interesting. Our favorite part of the trip was our time spent at Lake Sandoval Lodge. Our guides, William, and Marco were wonderful. They were very energetic, knowledgeable, and showed us an amazing time. I highly recommend Lake Sandoval Lodge. The atmosphere, the food was incredible.

Thank you again!!

Amy Proctor 

dougtight@hotmail.com 

Choquequirau

The trek to Choquiquirau was hard however the staff worked very hard to put together an enjoyable and amazing experience. Roberto was an excellent guide, he was able to answer all our questions, was friendly and approachable.
I would definately recommend SAP to my friends.
Julio and Louis made a very organized trip... Food was awesome !! Better than restaurants, 
Mariano and his son took good care of horses and equipment. 
Everyone was very kind.

Alexa Baliak / Jennifer Ward 

Inca Trail

Dear SAP ADVENTURES,

Last night, as we discussed what to have for dinner, we reminisced (not for the first time) regarding the wonderful food and dishes we were given while walking the Inca trail earlier this year with Sap Adventures. Which made us think two things – we still hadn’t written to thank the guides for their wonderful assistance, and do you have any recipes available for that fantastic food? 

On October 28th 2009 my wife Paula and I embarked on the 4 day Inca Trail trip under the guidance of Ernesto, Eider (sp?), and numerous support crew. To give some background, we chose SAP on the recommendation of Melbourne friends who had done the same trip previously. We also chose your organisation based on the guide to client ratio, and an expectation of good service. My wife has advanced breast cancer, at the time also had blood clots in her lungs, and has had brain surgery which affects her balance - so the quality of service and safety was very important to us. 

We spent some time adjusting to the climate in Cusco prior to the walk, nevertheless, as expected, my wife found the walk challenging - particularly climbing up to over 4000m to dead woman’s pass on what turned out to be a 10 hour day. However, being the slowest walkers in the group, at all times we were supported by a guide. If we were late to the tent for lunch, food had been kept aside (did I mention how good the food was?), and we received from the guides just the right amount of encouragement to ensure that we kept moving to make it to our destination. I would like to thank Ernesto, and particularly Eider, who usually had the ‘tail end charlie’ role of walking with us, carting the oxygen the whole way, encouraging and being patient while we carefully negotiated the path in the rain. It was a wonderful achievement for my wife to make the trip, walk the Inca trail, and explore Machu Pichu, and it was made possible and enjoyable with the support from your crew. We had a great time and it was the highlight of our 6 week trip to South America. So please pass on our belated gratitude to your team, and in particular Ernesto and Eider. 

Since then we have also travelled in North America and the Northern Territory of Australia. Paula continues to receive treatment, recently had further brain surgery to remove tumours, and is generally doing well and planning our next trips. 

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Ayrey and Paula Drum.

Peru Package

Many thanks to everyone at sap adventures, our trip was outstanding! the services were impeccable, everyone was prompt, polished, professional, personable , patient and just plain nice. the guides were the most knowledgeable i have ever encountered.each tour was excellent, timed to perfection and totally enjoyable. my parents and i were very impressed with the entire tour. i cannot thank you enough. please pass our on best wishes to paula, and mariellena, and all the guides and drivers. i would highly recommend your company to anyone planning on visiting peru. from beginning to end you answered our myriad of questions, and we felt very assured that our vacation would be flawless and it was. our only problem, we didn't want to leave. until our next trip, take care and muchas gracias!! beth linn 

Beth Linn 

blinn410@ptd.net 

Inca Trail

I just wanted to thank you and the entire SAP team for the wonderful time my husband and I had on our four-day trek. 

To be honest, the hike was more difficult than I had anticipated. I was pretty nauseous at times and had difficulty eating – and breathing. I think that the challenges I faced made completing the trek even more rewarding than I could have imagined! Ozy and the porters were absolutely fantastic! They knew I was having a hard time and remained within earshot throughout the entire four days! They allowed me to walk at my own pace (very slow) and never pressured me to keep up with the rest of the group. Ozy encouraged me, gently and professionally, to succeed at completing the hike. The porters made sure I had a tent and mattress to rest during a tea break after having a difficult morning, and at one point they met me on the trail with a sandwich. They too were extremely professional. 

If I had not completed this trek I know I would have regretted it for the rest of my life. This trip had been a dream of mine for the past five years. I couldn't have made it without SAP ADVENTURES. 

Thank you for turning my dream into reality! 

Sincerely,

Paula Streeter

Peru Trip

it's been quite a bit since we came back from our journey in Peru, which we

(4 people) visited "far and wide" with the Peru Highlights 11 days tour, offered by your agency and which we found through your web site. 

As you may know, we've also filled in all the official feedback forms provided by the different tour guides we met at each place and the overall feedback form sent via email by one of your colleagues. 

However, on top of these, we feel we want to spend a few additional words in order to thank you (and your agency) so much for the excellent service you've provided us with throughout the tour! 

The reservation process (completed via web and phone) has been great, in spite of our pretty short lead time, which led us to change the arrival's dates at the very last minute (4 days before the actual arrival in Lima). 

Once in Peru, in each and every city we arrived (either via plane or bus) we found one of your representatives standing there, waiting for us and ready to drive us to our hotels. Punctuality has definitely been one of your key strenght! 

The hotels you booked for us were absolutely wonderful: nice and clean - of course - but also really peculiar in their unique Peruvian/Inca style, which we appreciated a lot! Special mention goes to the Sonesta Posada in Arequipa, to the Colca Lodge and to the Picoaga in Cusco. We really enjoyed our stay there and the special atmosphere that we could breath! 

All the tour guides were really polite, dedicated, and very well prepared on what to tell us. On top of this, they really embodied the typical Peruvian attitude (which we liked so much!), always smiling and ready to help you or welcome you as a foreigner, which made our days even better... :) 

Among all of them, we would like to dedicate a special recognition to Joanna, the guide we met in Arequipa and that stayed with us for 3 and a half days (Arequipa city tour + Colca canyon). She's been simply exceptional in each and every aspect: extremely competent and dedicated, but also very efficient and reliable in every situation. For example, when we encountered an issue at the Arequipa airport (leaving for Puno) and were left off the plane, together with other 15 tourists, because of a deplorable behaviour from one of the Peruvian internal airline companies, among all the guides there she was undoubtedly the one that stood up and promptly reacted to the emergency, talking to the airline personnel, calling other contacts elsewhere, and ultimately succeeding in getting an alternate solution for all of us (not only the 4 of us!) to reach Puno. 

All in all, our journey in Peru has been really perfect and we've enjoyed it tremendously! We've brought back with us very nice memories of your country and of the Peruvian people! 

Once again we would like to express our thanks to you and to your agency for the terrific service you've been able to provide. 

Best regards from Italy, 

Marco & Damiana Iannazzi

m.iannazzi@NOSPAMtin.it

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

4 Day Lares Valley Trek to Machupicchu

It was the best tour we had, Our guide Isaac was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The best trip in Peru.
Michelle Laedosh - Switzerland - 

All walker were very enthusiastic and helpfull. They all have smiles and a friendly approach. Service are excellent and with respect and courtesy given to the group. Issac was very helpful, enthusiastic, caring to the needs of the group. Jacqueline Montenegro.

Issac was and amazing guide, knowledgeable about a huge range of things, history of lands, history of the people, environmental issues,animals,insects,rocks, rivers, etc Isaac has a great way of turning everything into a possitive. If its misty and no views, its mystical. Very cool.
He is very caring and knowledgeable.
Lynley Bell New Zealand 

Issac´s enthusiam and passion are unrivaled. He was always full of enthusiasm and patience. Very professional, and highly recommended.
Jakub Pielzonk CANADA

Isaac was very enthusiatic and would go out of his way if you needed help. A very enjoyable experience. 
Michelle Hokan UK

Issac is a very hard worker, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. He has been very encouraging throughout the trek. Excellent.
Laurie Gallego Paredes España.

The best guide I ´ve had in South America !!
James Strink NZ

Ha sido muy buen guia, tiene paciencia, amplio conocimiento de la historia del pais, buen organizador de actividades, capaz de unir al grupo y motivar, conocedor de la lengua Inglesa, simpatico divertido con recursos, ha sabido buscar soluciones para miembros del equipo cuando lo necesitaban. Ha sido un placer conocerlo.

Mireja Lopez Rey Ferrer ESPAÑA.
Michelle Laedosh

Inca Trail

I had a fantastic time walking the Inca trail starting on November26 – 28th. Our group of 15 had Roberto and Julian as guides. They were both very knowledgeable on the area and the Inca history. Roberto also managed our group and the porters extremely professionally. He was always aware of any problems in our group either with people who were struggling with walking due to injury or illness or with personality conflicts.

I was the slowest walker in our group for all the uphill sections and so spent a lot of time walking with either Roberto or Julian at the back of the group. I had a great time chatting and laughing with them. They are both very kind men. I would not have made it to the top of Dead Women's Pass without their encouragement and support. Also their cheerful attitude to walking in the rain each day was infectious. The Inca trail didn’t turn out to be as difficult as I expected once I followed their advice and went at my own pace instead of trying to keep up with the group. 

All our porters and cooks were fantastic. Boris cooked great food for us, I never expected that we would eat so well when camping. It was great to arrive at the campsite after a few hours walking and have someone take my pack from me and then get handed a hot drink to revive me. They also surprised me by having a hot, sweet cup of chamomile tea and a sandwich waiting for me when I got to the top of Dead Women’s Pass – an excellent touch. Thank you to all the porters who tried to teach me a few Spanish words as they ran passed me several times each day.

I will have great memories from the Inca Trail for a long time. I am looking forward to the day when I can walk it again.

Muchas gracias, 

Anita

Peru Package

We are just back from a fabulous 3 weeks in Peru all organised through SAP Adventures (5th December till 21st October). Thank you for a wonderful time - we met so many great people, saw so many amazing sights, and have many great memories. The Inca Trail was brilliant, our guides Orlando and Washington and the team of porters were excellent - thank you to all of them for making the Inca Trail the experience it was. 
We also had a great time in Manu - thanks for the efficient way in which our unexpected extra night at Boca Manu was organised - Dustin and the rest of the team were very helpful. Our other tours were fantastic experiences too - staying on an Island in Lake Titicaca and the Colca canyon trip. All hotels were excellent too. Raul in the office in Cusco was also great and really helpful to us and others we were travelling with whenever we needed anything clarified or organised/changed.

Thank you to everyone at SAP ADVENTURES - we were very sad to leave Peru and would recommend your company to anyone wishing to travel in Peru.

It\'s difficult to get across in words what a fantastic time we had and how it was made so hassle-free by SAP....may be I\'ll write more again when I\'m over the jet lag! Sian & Ben Faire

Inca Trail

This is especially for Hilbert, Rodney and Oscar. 

Hi there

We came to Q\'osqo at the beginning of November and did the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, starting at km82 on 11th Nov. We want to say a big thank you to our guides, Hilbert, Rodney and Oscar, for looking after us so well and making our trek so memorable. We had a truly fantastic time, even though it was tougher than we had expected. You three guys realy did care for us, encourage us and keep us going when we felt we couldn\'t go another step. And you were so interesting to listen to, and so clearly in touch with the mountains and the history. And we haven\'t forgotten our porters, those amazing men who carried all our stuff, made camp for us and cooked us some delicious meals. Thank you all so much.

We\'ll never forget our time in Peru, and we hope to come back and visit again - it\'s a truly special place.

With our love
Alison and Jim Morton
 

Peru trip
Dear Sap Adventures,

My family have arrived back home. I want to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Peru and to express my gratitude for helping to make it such a wonderful experience. I know you must have been very busy when the strike caused the road between Juliaca and Cusco to be closed and I appreciate the effort you made to get us safely to Cusco. I will send some photos soon. I would like to tell you how especially pleased we are with Carlos Pena (Carlos of the Jungle) who was our guide in the jungle and with Senora Carmin of the Residencia del Sol in Cusco. When my wallet was taken in Cusco, Senora Carmin was tremendously helpful and she always made us feel like family. Carlos has an amazing knowledge of the plants and animals of the rain forest (and of North America). He is a wonderful person who I will always consider a friend. 

Thanks so much for making our trip so special !!
Carol and Terry Steen, Alberta

Peru package

Dear Mr. Vanessa:

Our trip was wonderful. Everyday was an adventure. Everything ran smoothly -- our flights were on-time; we were met promptly at each airport; the day trips were marvelous, with well-informed and fun guides. I became ill, probably from bad cheese on an airline, and the hotel got me a doctor promptly, I was given medication, and the guide in cusco was fantastic in delaying our flight one day so I could recover, and changing around our itinerary in a seamless manner. This was certainly the trip of a lifetime, and we owe it all to you and Sap adventures. Thank you so much for all your efforts in making this a fabulous trip.

Sincerely,

Jesslyn Cobb and Gary Kent

cobbkent@suddenlink.net.

Inca Trail hike on October 9th 2009 

SAP reputation as one of the best Inca Trail company and guides definitely showed, especially being led by Angel. All the porters were genuinely caring and overall customer service is worth the extra money paid. I had a great time and would totally recommend SAP to others, just as some of my backpacker friends said I must book the Inca Trail with SAP.
Keep up the good work !

Tashi Mar
New York City USA.

Dear Yohon, 

We have returned from our South American trip and are safe and sound back in Amsterdam. I want to let you know that we enjoyed our trip to Peru immensely. You and your organisation did a very good job. Everything went as smooth as could be expected. We loved Lima and Cusco and we were very impressed by Machu Picchu. I am glad we stayed in the Sanctuary Lodge, it was worth the steep price! Thank you and your staff for taking good care of us, we will certainly recommend you to our friends. Kind regards, 
Rob Engels.


Canada

Hey, thanks a lot for everything. Ruben, Shirley (my Manu guide) and Paull Palma. Good thing Inca trail was booked out already, i had the best time of my life on the Lares. You rock. Thanks again. Looking forward seeing you next year ;) 

Kind regards,
Sviatlana

Australia 

Dear SAP ADVENTURES,

Just to let you know we had a great time in Peru. The arrangements for our trip were perfect and everything went smoothly. Your company really made our trip hasslefree, we were met at the airport on time, the hotels were very good.I want to specially mention our experience doing the Inca trail, it was tough but awesome, the guide Mr Saul was very good and kept his team of visitors, porters and cook very well organized and taken care of. Wish the weather had cooperated as well, rained quite a bit but I guess that"s part of the experience.
Thanks again to your organization for a great job.
Karuna Abedin

USA

We just finished the four-day Inca Trail trek and wanted to express our thanks for an amazing time! Everything about the trip was extremely well-organised, the food was terrific, and the porters worked very hard to make the experience enjoyable. Most importantly, our guide Isaac was everything we hoped for and more. His knowledge of the Quechua people (being one himself) was immense and he was great at communicating it to us. He is very funny, sincere and trustworthy and his decision-making was always spot-on. We think he is a national treasure and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. One thing we thought might be good would be to include a few Quechua phrases on the itinerary handout to increase communication. eg. hello, excuse me or thank-you. 

Thanks again SAP ADVENTURES,

Peter and Clare.
 

We completed the Inca Trail with SAP in July 2007. It was the highlight of our month-long trip around Peru. Thank you so much for making the hike so enjoyable, it was an unforgettable experience. We could not have done it without the porters - your hard work was very much appreciated - and thanks to the expert guides, Javier and Rodney: we\'re family!
Bec Oliver

England UK

THANK YOU! SAP provided us with a fantastic experience in Cusco. After we left Cusco we dealt with other agencies who weren\'t as honest, punctual, thorough, helpful or worth our money. Also, SAP refunded our money for a tour that couldn\'t happen because of teacher strikes. In the US they NEVER would have given us a full refund. We have already recommended SAP to fellow travelers we met along the way and future travelers to Peru. Thank you for giving us a wonderful experience in your beautiful country. We\'ll be back to do the rest of the tours!

Gina

USA 

what an excellant team never thought it would be so great who could forget the early morning coca tea at 0430 in the morning the trek would nothave been the same without you,the inca trail was just out of this world, 

many thanks for looking after us
Neil Beecher
 

We did the four day trek as part of our honeymoon and it was one of the most fabulous experiences of our lives. We arrived at Machu Picchu feeling like we had \'earned\' the right to be there, after following in the footsteps of the Incas. Our guide, Hilbert was wonderful, very knowledgeable and with an endless supply of terrible jokes! Fermin, the other guide, was also great, and the porters were, well, quite unbelievable really. They carried such heavy loads, making our lives a lot easier, and still managed a smile for us all when we arrived into camp every evening. The chefs somehow managed to present the best trail food we had ever eaten with minimal cooking equipment.

And last but not least, our fellow group members, if you read this, you were a great bunch, glad to share the experience with you all!

We would definitely recommend SAP.
Judith and Andy McGuire
 

My wife and i completed the Inca Trail on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support and can not thank all of the staff at SAP Adventures enough. You made the trip so memorable for us both. Special thanks to Alex & Abraham who helped Sue down the steep steps. Also special thanks to the Chaski\'s and Chef\'s (amazing to see in action). 

Tony & Sue
 

Dear SAP ADVENTURES.NET 

I wanted to write and say how impressed I was with the level of service and care your team gave us on our recent Lares Trail Trek in Peru. I was a member of the group that came with Discovery Adventure 12th to 22nd of May this year.
The two guides Oscar and Fred were brilliant and looked after us very well. They were always first up in the morning with our Coca Tea and last to bed checking everything was safe for us in the camp site. Fred is obviously very passionate about the Inca history and really gave 100% when he spoke to us on the journey. We all felt like we got the inside story and benefited from Fred’s extensive studying and interest in his subject. His English was excellent. Oscar was very caring and really made sure we were all safe and happy on the trek. He is very responsible and watchful and took the time to make sure that everyone on the trip made it despite some of their difficulties. They are an ideal partnership and were happy to join in with the social aspects of the trek too. We had a lot of fun with them both. They both made it special for us all.
The porters and cooks were amazing too. The food they produced from those tents was outstanding. I think we all wished that we had better appetites. We all loved the pop corn in the evening and the quinoa and pancakes for breakfast!

It was a fantastic trek and I know that all of us enjoyed it immensely and would have no hesitation in recommending sap adventures in the future. 

Kind Regards

Jackie Jarvis

England UK

 


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