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Terms and Conditions

Dear Friends, Travellers and Clients!

Thank you very much for choosing SAM Corporations Peru! We strongly suggest you read the following carefully:

Travel in Peru: SAM Corporations Peru! operates in regions where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients.

Travelling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding. Changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. By booking any of our tours & treks you agree to allow SAM Corporations Peru! to make necessary changes without liability.

Force Majeure

Force Majeure is any event that SAM Corporations Peru! cannot even with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control.

In this case, SAM Corporations Peru! will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (The last option of course!)

Incremental change in case of protests or strikes

In the event of a protest or strike it may be necessary to leave a day or even two days earlier than scheduled. So that we are able to comply with other services. In this case there may be an additional fee, depending on the situation.


By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay treks and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, SAM Corporations Peru! Agency accepts no responsibility.

Sending your primary departure date and backup date

By providing us with a primary date and a secondary date for your trek (classic Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, Tour to Machu Picchu, etc) you automatically authorize SAM Corporations Peru!  to use either of those dates for your reservation.

After we have received your booking form and have confirmed that your deposit was made successfully. SAM Corporations Peru! will send you the final re-confirmation via email, also to re-confirm the exact departure date of your trek. You should receive the re-confirmation email within 48 hours.

Sending us your personal details for booking

Your passport number and other personal information must be valid. Please advise us immediately if your passport number changes after booking your tour. This is especially important for booking any trek or tour to Machu Picchu. Please ensure that your passport has 6-month validity when you enter Peru. Your personal information we will not share with any other company or person here in Peru. It will not be used for any other purpose than intended.

Making a reservation and payment of your deposit

1.- In order to make a reservation for a Tour or Trek with SAM Corporations Peru! the client is required to make a deposit as indicated in each tour. The deposit can made through PayPal or VISA, which will incur a 5.5% PayPal or visa merchant fee paid by the traveler. This deposit is non-refundable. Upon making a reservation, regardless of reservation method, SAM Corporations Peru! assumes that the client has read the Terms and Conditions.

2.- The reservation order becomes final on the date that SAM Corporations Peru! receives the client’s deposit. Upon receipt of the deposit, a compulsory contract is in place between the client and SAM Corporations Peru!.

3.- All people named on the reservation order are committed to the contract with SAM Corporations Peru!. The person who signs the contract is regarded as having the permission of all persons whose names are on the reservation order and verifies that all these people are fully aware and accept the Terms and Conditions of SAM Corporations Peru!

4.- We require a non-refundable deposit (as mentioned above) along with your personal details (full name, passport number, gender, nationality and date of birth) at the time of making the reservation.

Student Discount.

  1. According to Peruvian Law you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
  2. All students from 12 to 17 years, the discount is $30.
  3. For children from the age of 2 to 12 the discount is $40.
  4. For children from the age of 0 to 2 are free.
  5. All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
  6. Send us a copy at

Holiday or election increments

An extra charge of $35 USD per person is applicable for all treks (regardless of group / private option / size of group) starting on any of the following dates:

  • Christmas (Dec 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th)
  • New Year (Dec 29th, 30th, 31st, Jan 1st).

An extra charge is also applicable if a trek leaves during election days. (Peruvians are fined if they do not vote)

***We use the extra charge to pay staff a bonus for working during holidays or to pay fines for not voting.

Final Payment Terms

The remaining balance will be paid in our office in Cusco at least 2 days before your tour start date. However, it can also be paid in advance through PayPal or VISA with a 5.5 percent merchant fee paid by the traveler. Please notify us if paying by PayPal or Visa.

In our office we accept both U.S. and Peruvian currency of any denomination. We do not accept any torn bills. If you are not arriving to Cusco 2 days before your tour begins, please arrange your payment with the SAM Corporations Peru! team before your arrival

Cancellation policy for treks and tours


Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


Our policy for our deposits for our treks and tours are that they are 100% non-refundable.  There are no exceptions due to the fact that SAM Corporations Peru! expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation.

Cancellation Fees if the tour is paid in full before arriving in Cusco

  1. If you cancel eight weeks or more before the date of your departure: Cancellation fees are equal to the amount of your deposit.
  2. If you cancel eight weeks to 4 weeks before the date of your departure: 60 percent of the total tour or trek price is due.
  3. If you cancel four weeks to five days before the date of your departure: 80 percent of the total tour or trek price is due.
  4. If you cancel five days to 48 hours before the date of your departure: 90 percent of the total tour or trek price is due.
  5. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the date of your departure: 100 percent of the total tour or trek price is due.
  6. Cancellation of a trek during the trek is 100% non-refundable unless SAM Corporations Peru!  is determined to be at fault.

Changes made by the Client

The person who signs the reservation order is the only person that can make changes to the Tour, trek or any trip. A $35 USD order fee is charged to make any changes. Though all efforts will be made to make the changes requested, they are not guaranteed and there may be additional costs in relation to these changes.

Please Note, for the Inca Trail, Permits, Machu Picchu entrance tickets are Non-Changeable, Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

Changes and Cancellations by SAM Corporations Peru!

We always make our best efforts to carry out tours / services according to the original schedules as listed in the reservation order. However, by entering into this agreement with SAM Corporations Peru! the client accepts that necessary changes may need to be made to a tour, trek, or any trip, due to predominant conditions (see ‘Force Majeure’ section above).

SAM Corporations Peru! reserves the right to change or cancel any facilities, services and substitute for reasonable alternative of comparable value.

In the event of a major change, the client will be notified as soon as possible. The client will have options with regards to accepting the change.

About the briefing

The night before your trek, there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office at either 6:00pm or 7:00pm. (exact time will be confirmed upon your arrival or by email). A duffel bag will be provided, if you have paid for a sleeping bag it will be given to you at this time.

Before coming to the briefing please have a look our packing checklist in which you will find all of the things you will need to take for the trek

Preparing for your Trip

Travel Documents

It is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate documents, including passports, visas, tourist cards and immunizations required for the country or countries you are visiting. Those who travel with underage persons need to contact their international carrier to get necessary requirements for travel with underage persons. Therefore, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent, guardian, or relative with proper documentation.
Please note the following: We will use the passport information you provide in your booking form to reserve hotels, trains, flights, and the Inca Trail (where it is applicable). If you changed or renewed your passport, please be sure to carry the old passport and the new one. Or, if it is not possible to carry both, you must notify us of the new passport number 90 days prior to your trip. This is so there will be no later confusion in your bookings. We will in no way use your information for anything other than what it is intended.

Health Requirements

Please contact your local health board for immunization requirements for different countries’ entrances. You can also find information at on the required immunizations site. Some immunizations require up to one month to take effect; even you may be required to receive immunizations or sign a release form when visiting certain zones.

You are responsible for obtaining this information before traveling to Peru and applying them. You will as well as supplying us with any health information pertaining to conditions you may have that may affect your ability to travel and/or that may pose a danger to yourself or others. SAM Corporations Peru! does not offer any advices as to what immunizations that are advised.

Travel Insurance

SAM Corporations Peru do not provide travel insurance and the approval of one of our trips in no way implies that you or your travel companions will be insured. We strongly recommend that you purchase a single-trip travel insurance policy within 15 days of payment of your trip.

Trip cancellation insurance reimburses you for air and land costs should you have to void your trip due to a personal or family emergency. Emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense coverage are also strongly recommended. Important note: Please, send us a scanned copy of your travel insurance 15 days before your tour begins. Otherwise, we will not be able to serve you properly.


SAM Corporations Peru is not liable for any injury, damage, loss, inconvenience, irregularity, or delay resulting, directly or indirectly, from fortuitous acts, detention, quarantines, civil disturbance, criminal activity, government regulations, etc. over which it has no control. Because of this, it is necessary that the tour participant let us know about any abnormal circumstances that might affect the normal development of their trip (previous health conditions like high blood pressure, and diabetes among others). In this way, we will be able to act together to solve any problems.

Sam Corporations


Local Peruvian Company

Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.

Service Quality

The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide

Responsible travel

We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children

Small Personalized Groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans

100% Customised Itinerary

Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.

Community and Environment

We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment

  • 100% Locally owned and operated.
  • Best Tour guides & trip leaders.
  • Quality-Touch & Personalized service
  • Highest quality, name brand equipment.
  • All Inclusive Tours with no hidden fees.
  • Sustainable Prctice and responsible travel.
  • Safety conscious with first aid training annually.
  • Unique Tours & Trekking routes
  • Customized Tours & Packages forFair and kind travel.
  • Personalized Attention with the Most Dedicated Team
  • Giving back to our local communities



100% Customised itinerary

Contact our travel advisors to plan the most complete trip of your life.

Easy communication

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Professional and experienced

Our guides are local and have vast knowledge in Peruvian culture and history.

Local peruvian company

100% local company. Development and environmental sustainability

Small personalized groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you an unforgettable experience

Memorable trips

Discover an exceptional journey where perfection meets adventure.