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1. Posted by QCLisa (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone used them? I am curious about tour experiences and what campsites they were able to get. TIA

2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I used SAS to hike to Macchu Picchu last August. They were awesome. I cannot say enough good things about them. The food was incredible and everyone was really friendly. They let us hike at our leisure instead from other companies were they were constantly rushing you. My guides were Omar and Victor. Here is what I wrote in there guest book after just getting back:

06 September 2006

Brent Salamone

What can I say, it was amazing. I could not have been happier in choosing SAS for our tour. Victor and Omar were great guides. They were really patient when we stopped every ten feet to take more and more pictures. The food was beyond my expectations. The quality was incredible and was some of the best food I ate in Peru. I can't wait to return to persue another adventure with SAS. If you have any questions let me know.. Thanks for a great trip.

You will love it.

3. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Couldn't agree with boreal2673 more. I went with SAS. They are a bit more than others, but I got more than my money's worth. Knowledgeable and friendly guides, fantastic food, amazing porters. The camp sites are shared with other hiking groups and none were any less than I expected (it's rough camping out there, but you'd never know it with the common tent and food the porters haul around).

My two suggestions are:
- purify your drinking water, even though they boil it. It's hard to get a hard, bug-killing boil at that altitude.
- bring or rent a really thick sleeping bag and mat. It get's cold up there year-round.

Have fun. It's an amazing hike.

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I would also add a pair of gloves, flip flops, and and extra pair of socks (3 total). Change your socks if they get wet and put on a dry pair at camp and you will be happy. A good rain jacket is a plus, not just a garge bag style poncho. If you have one I would take a down jacket for camp. It does get cold at night you will be happy. If you have additional questions please let me know.

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