Inca Trail Peru / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Inca Trail Peru Choosing a trekking company

Inca Trail Tour Operators, Inca Trail Tours

Inca Trail Peru Trek Preparations

Inca Trail Trekking Regulations

Inca Trail Permits, Inca Trail Availability

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Orchids of the Inca Trail Peru

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Web Links

Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2016


All companies operating the Inca Trail must be registered and have a special Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each January. There are 188 licensed operators (2015). Many of these companies, however, may only operate a trek a couple of times a month during the high season and these treks are mainly private groups for overseas tour companies. Great care has to be taken when choosing a tour operator since many companies have great looking websites but operate out of a bedroom on the outskirts of Cusco!! There are really only a handful of reliable tour operators that offer the Inca Trail trek with fixed-date departures throughout the year. When making a trek booking you will be asked to pay a deposit of about 50%. This is needed by the company to buy your trek permit and reserve your train tickets. Always ensure that this deposit is paid to a company account and not to an account in the name of one of the employees. All companies listed in Part 1 below are well established and recommended in at least one major guidebook so you shouldn't have any problems. Many accept payment of the deposit by credit card or PayPal to their company account. The companies listed in Part 2 below are a bit of an unknown quantity to us. At least 20 companies are completely new and another 20 companies previously listed in 2014 did not receive their license in 2015 (obviously not listed below). For added security try to avoid wiring money to individuals working for these companies and ask for their company account details. Beware of "too good to be true" trek prices.

The information given in this website is given in good faith and the authors cannot be responsible for the services provided by the individual companies.


The following trekking companies have received consistently good reviews:


Medium Priced US$620 - US$760


Peru Treks

Small family run trekking business specializing only in the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Fixed departures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year. Good treatment of their porters. Consistently highly recommended so book well in advance. Inca Trail 4 day / 3 night price US$625 (2016)


Llama Path

Offer a wide selection of treks including the 2-day Inca Trail, 4-day Inca Trail and day trips by train to Machu Picchu. They also offer short all-inclusive package tours. Inca Trail 4 day / 3 night price US$650 (2015).



The largest adventure tour operator in Cusco offering all the usual treks plus white-water rafting, biking and trips to the jungle. Inca Trail 4 day / 3 night price US$690 (2016)


Wayki Trek

Well established trekking company offering a wide variety of treks plus day trips to Machu Picchu and trips to the jungle. Inca Trail 4 day / 3 night price US$760 (2016)



Professional trekking company offering a wide variety of tours and treks. Inca Trail maximum group size 12 persons. Inca Trail 4 day / 3 night price US$755 (2016)


Expensive US$760+


The companies listed below mainly operate tours and treks for overseas tour operators, hence the prices listed on their websites have been well over-inflated. If booking direct try to negotiate a discount.


Andean Treks Inca Trail 5 days / 4 nights price US$1065 (2016).


Explorandes Inca Trail 5 days / 4 nights price US$? (2016) email Explorandes for current prices.




Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2016



This group of licensed Inca Trail tour operators are well established and services provided by them are likely to be professional and reliable. You will find them recommended in many of the popular guidebooks.


Peru Treks


Andina Travel

Enigma Adventure Tour Operator

United Mice

Llama Path

Wayki Trek

Amazonas Explorer

Apus Peru

Andean Adventures

Apumayo Expediciones

Chaska Tours

Condor Travel


Grandes Aventuras del Peru (GAP)

InkaNatura Travel

Manu Expeditions



Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2016

(complete list)




Full List of Licensed Inca Trail Operators 2016


001. A.V.T. Jisa Adventure E.I.R.L.

002. ABC S.R.L.

003. Action Peru Treks E.I.R.L
004. A.V.T. Gregory Cusco Peru.S.A.C
005. Adventours-SAS E.I.R.L
006. Adventure Peru Tour Operator S.A.C.
007. Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Apu Salkantay E.I.R.L.
008. Agencia Turismo K.B. Adventures S.A.C
009. AIT S.C.R.L.
010. Alpaca Expeditions E.I.R.L.

011. Altura Travel S.A.C
012. Amazin Adventures E.I.R.L.

013. Amazon Andes Peru S.C.R.L.
014. Amazonas Explorer S.A.
015. America Andina Bg. S.C.R.L.

016. Anacondor Tours S.R.L
017. Andean Adventures S.R.L.
018. Andean Amazon
019. Andean Life Peru Premium Trips S.A.C

020. Andean Treks & Adventures S.A.C
021. Andean Spiritual Path E.I.R.L
022. Andes Amazon Trails Peru E.I.R.L.
023. Andina Travel Treks & Eco Adventure E.I.R.L.
024. Apu Andino Travel E.I.R.L
025. Apu Travel Service E.I.R.L.
026. Apumayo Expediciones S.A.C.
027. Apus Peru Adventure Travel SpecialistsS.A.C.
028. Auqui Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
029. Auqui Peru Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
030. Ausangate Travels Srl
031. Aventuras X-Treme Tourbulencia En Cusco E.I.R.L
032. Best Andes Travel Srl

033. C.R.L Peru S.A.C.
034. Caminos De Llama S.A.C.
035. Camping Tours E.I.R.L.
036. Ceci's Travel E.I.R.L.
037. Chaska Tours Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo E.I.R.L.
038. Chaski Tours S.A.C.
039. Conde Travel E.I.R.L.

040. Condor Travel S.A.
041. Cultural Immersion Travel Peru E.I.R.L.
042. Culturas Peru Viajes Y Servicios S.R.L.
043. Cusco Big Foot Travel Agency E.I.R.L.
044. Cusco Native Travel Agency E.I.R.L
045. Cusco Sunrise Peru Trek Tour Operator E.I.R.L.

046. Cusi Travel International S.C.R.L
047. D Y F Expediciones E.I.R.L.
048. Destinos Turisticos Group Peru S.A.C.

049. Discover South America E.I.R.L

050. Eco Path Trek E.I.R.L
051. Eco Wayky's Tour Aventura E.I.R.L.
052. Ecoandes Adventures S.R.L.
053. Ecoinka S.R.L

054. Ecotimeperu E.I.R.L

055. Eco Tour Cusco E.I.R.L
056. Ecs Travel S.A.C.
057. Enigma Adventure Tour Operator S.A.C.
058. Epitour's Trek E.I.R.L.

059. Eureka Andina Adventure Tour Operator E.I.R.L

060. Evolution Treks Peru E.I.R.L
061. Expeandes S.R.L.
062. Experience Turistica E.I.R.L.
063. Explorandes S.A.C..
064. Explore Adventures S.R.L
065. Exploring Peru Travel Service E.I.R.L.
066. Fiesta Tours International S.A.

067. Frontier Expedition E.I.R.L.
068. Gladium Inka Adventures & Services SRL

069. Go2Inkas S.A.C
070. Golden Empire Tours E.I.R.L.
071. Grandes Aventuras Del Peru S.A.C.

072. Grupo Caminos del Peru E.I.R.L

073. Grupo Peru Raymi Travel S.A.C.
074. Grupo Tourbulencia En Peru S.C.R.L.
075. Illa Yaku S.A.C.
076. Illapa Culturas Andinas Inversiones S.R.L.
077. Inca Hike& Adventures S.A.C.
078. Inca Peru Travel Tour Operator E.I.R.L.

079. Inca Trail Bamba Experience E.I.R.L

080. Inca Trail Company S.A.C

081. Inca Trail Peru Treks S.A.C (Peru Treks)

082. Incas Journey Adventure E.I.R.L.

083. Inca's Discovery & Eco Lodges S.A.C
084. Infocusco S.A.C
085. Inka Sites Adventures S.C.R.L.
086. Inka Trail Expeditions Peru E.I.R.L.
087. Inka Trail Machupicchu E.I.R.L.
088. Inkaland Group S.A.C.
089. Inkanatura Travel S.A.C.

090. Inkayni Peru Tours S.C.R.L

091. Instinct S.C.R.L..
092. Intense Peru S.A.C.
093. Inti Sun Trek E.I..R.L.
094. Inversiones Inca Trail Reservations E.I.R.L.

095. Inversiones Andean Key Travel S.A.C

096. Inversiones Arsa Tours S.R.L
097. Inversiones Cusco Explorer's E.I.R.L.
098. Inversiones En Turismo Coavoy Peru Travel E.I.R.L.

099. Inversiones Mako's S.R.L

100. Inversiones TP E.I.R.L
101. Inversiones Turisticas Andean Explorer's Cusco E.I.R.L.
102. Inversiones Turisticas K'intu E.I.R.Ltda.
103. Inversiones Turisticas Maza E.I.R.L.
104. Inversiones Turisticas Peruinca Explorer E.I.R.L.
105. Inversiones Unitours S.A.C

106. Journey Experience S.A.C.
107. Kaypi Peru S.C.R.L.

108. Kondor Path Tours E.I.R.L

109. Lima Tours S.A.C
110. Llama Path E.I.R.L

111. Llama Tours Peru S.R.L.
112. Loreto Tours E.I.R.L.
113. Machete Tours S.R.L.
114. Machupicchu & Beyond E.I.R.L.

115. Machupicchu Inkas Trek Explorer E.I.R.L.
116. Machupicchu Mega Travel E.I.R.L.

117. Machupicchu Terra S.R.L

118. Machupicchu Travel Adventure E.I.R.L
119. Manu Expeditions E.I.R.L.

120. Manu Explorers Peru E.I.R.L
121. Marquez Viajes Y Servicios Turisticos E.I.R.L. (SAS)
122. Mava Travel Service S.R.L.

123. Mire S.R.L
124. Naty's Travel Agency E.I.R.L.
125. NC Travel Cusco E.I.R.L.

126. Pachatusantrek S.A.C.

127. Papi's Treks E.I.R.L
128. Peak South America S.A.C.
129. Personal Travel Experience S.A.C.
130. Peru Adventure People E.I.R.L.
131. Peru Adventures Paradise S.C.R.L.
132. Peru Andes Top Grupo Path of the Andes E.I.R.L.

133. Peru By Locals S.A.C
134. Peru Eco Adventures And Cultural Trips E.I.R.L.

135. Peru Fantastic Travel E.I.R.L

136. Peru Grand Travel E.I.R.L

137. Peru Jungle Expeditions E.I.R.L
138. Peru Nao Tours S.A.C.
139. Peru On Road E.I.R.L.
140. Peru Sur Nativa E.I.R.L

141. Peru Tours And Adventure S.A.C.

142. Peru Travel Conexion S.A.C
143. Peru Travel Reps S.R.L.
144. Peru Travel And Healing S.A.C.

145. Peru Unique Destination E.I.R.L
146. Peruvian Highland Trek Expedition E.I.R.L.
147. Peruvian Sacred & Adventure S.R.L.

148. Peruvian Tucan Trek S.C.R.L

149. Peruvilca Expeditions S.R.L

150. Private Machupicchu E.I.R.L
151. Pukupuku Travel SRL
152. Pumapath Adventures Peru E.I.R.L.
153. Qhapaq˝an Adventure S.A.C.
154. Qorianka Tours S.R.L.

155. Quechua Treks Peru E.I.R.L

156. Quechuas Expeditions Peru S.A.C

157. Q'ente South American Trek Tours
158. Raices Peru Operadores Mayoristas S.A.C.

159. Rasgos Cusco Tours Operator E.I.R.L

160. Reservas CPM S.A.C.
161. River Explorers Specialists In River And Adventure E.I.R.L.
162. Royal Crown Adventures E.I.R.L.
163. Saca Expeditions Servicios Turisticos S.C.R.L

164. Salkantay Trekking E.I.R.L
165. Sam Travel Peru Expeditions E.I.R.L

166. Samari Travel S.A.C.
167. Sky Viajes Y Turismo S.R.Ltda
168. South Adventure Peru Tours E.I.R.L.
169. South America Trek S.A.C.
170. South American Travel Services S.R.L.

171. Southern Peru Explorers E.I.R.L
172. Southwild S.A.C
173. Sun Gate Tours S.A.C.
174. Sunshine Travel Peru E.I.R.L

175. Terra Explorer Peru E.I.R.L.
176. Tierras De Los Andes S.A.C.
177. Tierras Vivas E.I.R.L.

178. Tour in Peru E.I.R.L.

179. Trans Quebec Andes S.R.L

180. Tucano Representaciones Peru Latin Trails S.A.C.
181. Tucanos Peru E.I.R.L.
182. United Mice Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
183. Valencia Travel Agency S.A.C.
184. Vamos Expeditions S.A.C.
185. Viajes Colon E.I.R.L.

186. Viajes y Servicios Turisticos Flamenco S.A.C.

187. Viventur S.A.C.
188. Wake Up Peru Trekking E.I.R.L.
189. Wayki Trek Transportes Turisticos S.A.C

190. Wayna Mundo Explorers E.I.R.L

191. Welcome South America Travel E.I.R.L
192. Willka Mayu Peru Tours Grupo Caminos Del Sol S.A.C.

193. WinayHuayna Travel E.I.R.L.
194. Worldwide Exotic Adventures S.C.R.L.
195. Yupi Adventure E.I.R.L.



























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