Inca Trail Peru / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Independent Inca Trail information for visitors to Peru. This is a non-commercial site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inca Trail Peru Homepage Inca Trail  Peru Introduction

Inca Trail Peru Route Options

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Inca Trail Peru Responsible Tourism

Inca Trail Peru Porter Welfare

Inca Trail Weather

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

Inca Trail Photos

Orchids of the Inca Trail Peru

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Web Links

Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2014

 

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 183 licensed operators (2014). 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 2013 did not receive their license in 2014 (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$560 - US$660

   

Peru Treks  www.perutreks.com

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 price US$595 (2014)

   

Llama Path www.llamapath.com

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 price US$635 (2014).

   

SAS www.sastravelperu.com

The largest adventure tour operator in Cusco offering all the usual treks plus white-water rafting, biking and trips to the jungle. Inca Trail price US$640 (2014)

       

United Mice www.unitedmice.com 

United Mice have been operating treks since 1990. They have regular Inca Trail departures. Inca Trail price US$580 (2013). Prices not available for 2014. Also offer Ausangate, Choquequirao, Espiritu Pampa and Salkantay treks.

 

Enigma www.enigmaperu.com

Professional trekking company offering a wide variety of tours and treks. Inca Trail maximum group size 12 persons. Inca Trail price US$702 (2014)

 

Expensive US$660+

 

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 www.andeantreks.com

   

Explorandes www.explorandes.com

 

 

 

Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2014

(recommended)

 

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

www.perutreks.com

SAS

www.sastravelperu.com

Andina Travel

www.andinatravel.com

Enigma Adventure Tour Operator

www.enigmaperu.com

United Mice

www.unitedmice.com

Llama Path

www.llamapath.com

Wayki Trek

www.waykitrek.net

Amazonas Explorer

www.amazonas-explorer.com

Apus Peru

www.apus-peru.com

Andean Adventures

www.andeanadventuresperu.com

Apumayo Expediciones

www.apumayo.com

Chaska Tours

www.chaskatours.com

Condor Travel

www.condortravel.com

Explorandes

www.explorandes.com

Grandes Aventuras del Peru (GAP)

www.gapadventures.com

InkaNatura Travel

www.inkanatura.com

Manu Expeditions

www.manuexpeditions.com

 

 

Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operators 2014

(complete list)

 

 

 

1. A.T.& Jungle S.A.C
2. A.V.T. Gregory Cusco Peru.S.A.C
3. Adventours-SAC E.I.R.L
4. Adventure Peru Tour Operator S.A.C.
5. Ag. De Viajes Y Turs Ecotime Peru E.I.R.L.
6. Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Apu Salkantay E.I.R.L.
7. Agencia Turismo K.B. Adventures S.A.C
8. AHP E.I.R.L.
9. AIT S.C.R.L.
10. Alpaca Expeditions E.I.R.L.
11. Amadcus travel Tours E.I.R.L.
12. Amazin Adventures E.I.R.L.
13. Amazon Andes Peru S.C.R.L.
14. Amazonas Explorer S.A.
15. America Andina Bg. S.C.R.L.
16. Andean Adventures S.R.L.

17. Andean Amazon
18. Andean Challenger E.I.R.L.

19. Andean Life Peru Premium Trips SAC

20. Andes Amazon Trails Peru E.I.R.L.
21. Andina Travel Treks & Eco Adventure E.I.R.L.
22. Apu Andino Travel E.I.R.L
23. Apu Travel Service E.I.R.L.
24. Apumayo Expediciones S.A.C.
25. Apus Peru Adventure Travel Specialists S.A.C.
26. At. Mountain Expedition E.I.R.L.
27. Auqui Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
28. Auqui Peru Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
29. Ausangate Travel Srl
30. Aventure X-Treme Tourbulencia En Cusco E.I.R.L

31. Andean Sprit Path
32. Best Andes Travel Srl
33. Caminos De Llama S.A.C.
34. Camping Tours E.I.R.L.
35. Ceci's Travel E.I.R.L.
36. Chaska Tours Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo E.I.R.L.
37. Chaski Peru Treks
38. Chaski Tours S.A.C.

39. Cocatambo Inversiones Turisticas SRL

40. Conde Travel E.I.R.L.

41. Condor Expeditions E.I.R.L.
42. Condor Travel S.A.

43. Cultural Immersion Travel Peru E.I.R.L.
44. Culturas Peru Viajes Y Servicios S.R.L.
45. Cusco Big Foot Travel Agency E.I.R.L.

46. Cusco Jungle S.A.C.
47. Cusco Native Travel Agency E.I.R.L
48. Cusco Sunrise Peru Trek Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
49. Cusi Travel International Scrl
50. D Y F Expediciones E.I.R.L.

51. Daily Tours EIRL
52. Destinos Turisticos Group Peru S.A.C.
53. Earthbound Adventures Peru E.I.R.L.
54. Eco Tour Cusco E.I.R.L.
55. Eco Wayky's Tour Aventura E.I.R.L.
56. Ecoandes Adventures S.R.L.
57. Ecoinka S.R.L.
58. Ecs Travel S.A.C.
59. El Chakaruna E.I.R.L.
60. Enigma Adventure Tour Operator S.A.C.
61. Epitour's Trek E.I.R.L.
62. Expeandes S.R.L.
63. Experience Turistica E.I.R.L.
64. Explorandes S.A.C..
65. Exploring Incas Pachamama E.I.R.L.
66. Exploring Peru Travel Service E.I.R.L.
67. Fiesta Tours International S.A.
68. Frontier Expedition E.I.R.L.
69. Gladium Inka Adventures & Services SRL
70. Golden Empire Tours E.I.R.L.
71. Grandes Aventuras Del Peru S.A.C.
72. Green River Expediotion S.A.C.
73. Grupo Tourbulencia En Peru S.C.R.L.

74. Illa Yaku S.A.C.
75. Illapa Culturas Andinas Inversiones S.R.L.
76. Inca Hike& Adventures S.A.C.
77. Inca Peru Travel Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
78. Inca Tours And Travel Adventure S.A.C
79. Inca Trail Bamba Experience E.I.R.L
80. Inca Trail Peru Treks S.A.C (Peru Treks)
81. Inca World Peru S.A.C.
82. Incas Journey Adventure E.I.R.L.
83. Infocusco S.A.C
84. Inka Sites Adventures S.C.R.L.

85. Inka Trail Expeditions Peru E.I.R.L.

86. Inka Trail Machupicchu E.I.R.L.
87. Inkaland Group S.A.C.
88. Inkanatura Travel S.A.C.
89. Inkas Peru Agency E.I.R.L.
90. Instinct S.C.R.L..
91. Intense Peru S.A.C.
92. Inti Kuntur E.I.R.L.
93. Inti Sun Trek E.I..R.L.
94. Inverciones Inca Trail Reservations E.I.R.L.
95. Inverciones Caminos Del Peru S.C.R.L.
96. Inversiones Cusco Explorer's E.I.R.L.
97. Inversiones En Turismo Cuavoy Peru Travel E.I.R.L.

98. Inversiones Mako's SRL
99. Inversiones Turisticas Andean Explorer's Cusco E.I.R.L.
100. Inversiones Turisticas K'intu E.I.R.Ltda.
101. Inversiones Turisticas Maza E.I.R.L.
102. Inversiones Turisticas Peruinca Explorer E.I.R.L.
103. Inversiones Unitours S.A.C

104. Inca Trail Company
105. Journey Experience S.A.C.

106. Kaypi Peru S.C.R.L.
107. Llama Online Tour Peru S.C.R.L.
108. Llama Path E.I.R.L
109. Loreto Tours E.I.R.L.
110. Machete Tours S.R.L.
111. Machupicchu & Beyond E.I.R.L.
112. Machupicchu Mega Tours E.I.R.L.
113. Manu Expeditions E.I.R.L.
114. Marquez Viajes Y Servicios Turisticos E.I.R.L. (SAS)
115. Marvelous Peru Srl
116. Mava Travel Service S.R.L.
117. Mire S.C.R.L
118. Mother Earth Tours E.I.R.L.
119. Mountain High S.A.C.
120. Naty's Travel Agency E.I.R.L.
121. NCTravel Cusco E.I.R.L.
122. Pacha Tours & Trips E.I.R.L.
123. Pachakamaq Journeys Magic Adventures In The Andes S.A.C.
124. Pachatusantrek S.A.C.
125. Peak South America S.A.C.
126. Personal Travel Experience S.A.C.
127. Peru Adventure People E.I.R.L.
128. Peru Adventures Paradise S.C.R.L.

129. Peru Andes Top Grupo Path of the Andes E.I.R.L.
130. Peru Eco Adventures And Cultural Trips E.I.R.L.

131. Peru Golden Treks & Expeditions SAC
132. Peru Nao Tours S.A.C.
133. Peru On Road E.I.R.L.

134. Peru Path
135. Peru Rafting E.I.R.L.

136. Peru Real Way
137. Peru Tours And Adventure S.A.C.
138. Peru Travel Reps S.R.L.
139. Peru Travel And Healing S.A.C.

140. Peruvian Highland Trek Expedition E.I.R.L.
141. Peruvian Sacred & Adventure S.R.L.

142. Peruvian Tucan Trek SCRL

143. Pukupuku Travel SRL

144. Pumapath Adventures Peru E.I.R.L.

145. Peru Unique Destination E.I.R.L.
146. Qhapaq˝an Adventure S.A.C.
147. Qori Travel Service E.I.R.L.
148. Qosqo Mistico S.R.L.
149. Quechua Treks Peru E.I.R.L.
150. Raices Peru Operadores Mayoristas S.A.C.
151. River Explorers Specialists In River And Adventure E.I.R.L.
152. Royal Crown Adventures E.I.R.L.
153. Saca Expeditions Servicios Turisticos S.C.R.L
154. Samari Travel S.A.C.
155. SAP Adventures EIRL
156. Sky Viajes Y Turismo S.R.Ltda
157. South Adventures Peru Tours E.I.R.L.
158. South America Trek S.A.C.
159. South American Travel Services S.R.L.
160. South Wild S.A.C
161. Sun Gate Tours S.A.C.
162. Sunshine Travel Peru E.I.R.L
163. T Y G Travel Agencias De Viajes Y Turismo S.C.R.L.
164. Tambo Treks S.C.R.L.
165. Terra Explorer Peru E.I.R.L.
166. Tierras De Los Andes S.A.C.
167. Tierras Vivas E.I.R.L.
168. Transtrekperu S.A.C.
169. Tucano Representaciones - Peru Latin Trails S.A.C.

170. Tucanos Peru EIRL

171. T'ika Ecological and Cultural Travel SRL
172. United Mice Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
173. Valencia Travel Agency S.A.C.
174. Vamos Expeditions S.A.C.
175. Viajes Colon E.I.R.L.
176. Viajes Rumbo Peru E.I.R.L.

177. Viajes y Servicios Turisticos Flamenco S.A.C.
178. Wake Up Peru Trekking E.I.R.L.
179. Wayki Trek Transportes Turisticos S.A.C
180. Willka Mayu Peru Tours Grupo Caminos Del Sol S.A.C.
181. Wonder Land Tour Viajes Y Turismo E.I.R.L.

182. Worldwide Exotic Adventures S.C.R.L.
183. Yupi Adventure E.I.R.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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