The Inca trail tour companies that operate in the Inca Trail Network must register and have the authorization of the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP) to operate officially. This year 2023 there are exactly 226 travel companies operating the Inca trail. New travel Inca trail trekking companies are introduced every year. Usually, new companies are given permission for 1 or two years, and then they have to renew their permission. The new agencies have few groups in a year. There are also agencies that have been operating the Inca trail for more years. Older agencies are given a 7-10 year permit. The old agencies usually have groups every day and guarantee your trip to the Inca trail. They are the most recommended.

Inca Trail News:  Inca Trail 4-day Permits are running out quickly for April, and May. Below you will find the dates that are still available.   

  • December 2023: Available all month.
  • January 2024: Available all Month. 
  • February 2024:  Closed for maintenance.

This information was updated on December 05th, 2023. Book your permits ASAP with a local Company AB Expeditions.


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More than 100 travel companies have been licensed to operate Inca Trail. We include on this list some of the most well-established and reputable Cusco-based travel companies. In order to choose the best ones, we take a variety of recommendations into account including Machu Picchu tour companies that are featured frequently in the latest Peru travel guidebooks, review sites like Trip Advisor, and travel fórums.


A Locally-owned Cusco-based travel company founded in 2004 by Abel and Elsa. Both have been working in Inca Trail since the age of 17, Abel as a porter for 5 years and as a tour guide for more than 10 years, and Elsa as a cook for more than 9 years. A key feature offered by AB Expeditions is small group sizes.  They provide you with Portable toilet tent and a Satellite Phone in Inca Trail. They take a minimum of 02 people and a maximum of 08 people and a good percentage of their profits goes toward community social projects. Also, Their porters are well cared with proper trekking gear, and their guides are knowledgeable. Definitely, one to consider. Check out their amazing reviews on Trip Advisor.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $695.
  • Groups size: 08 maximum.


Flashpacker Connect is a US-owned but Cusco-based company, with more than 20 years of experience in Peru’s high-end trek and tour market. They became the first travel company to operate hikes to Rainbow Mountain. They now run hikes all over Peru, including the Classic Inca Trail 4-day hike. They have plenty of amazing reviews on TripAdvisor. Absolutely one to consider.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $850.
  • Groups size: 07 maximum.


They are known in Inca Trail for their private luxury service. Their Price is more than double of a typical 4-day hike to Machu Picchu, but you will have amazing service, Inca massage sessions, hot showers, and gourmet food.  Not recommended for budget hikers, but worth considering if you want something luxurious.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $1,720(bigger group, lower the Price)


They are the first company who hire women porters on Inca Trail. They offer group and private treks to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, including a variety of alternative hikes to the Inca Trail. They have plenty of reviews on trip advisor.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $825(private service)


Wayki was founded in 1998 by a group of head guides. Something that makes different this company is the small group sizes. They never take more than 8 people, unlike many Inca Trail tour companies who take 16 people in their group. So, they have local experience combined with small groups.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $960
  • Group size: 08 maximum.


Trexperience is another Inca Trail tour company with plenty of positive reviews on Trip Advisor. And, as with Alpaca Expeditions, its owner, Juan Coronel, had plenty of experience working as a guide in the Cusco area before founding Trexperience in 2004.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $740
  • Group size: 16 maximum.


When you do a little research on google, you will see positive reviews about Alpaca Expeditions. They offer group and private hikes to Machu Picchu, including many of the Inca Trail alternatives. The maximum groups consist of 16 people.

  • Website:
  • Inca Trail 4 days: $750
  • Groups size: 16 maximum


These international tour companies offer hikes, usually as part of a larger package. These big international travel companies usually use local tour Agencies to run their hikes. whether you want to take complete package (for instance, Lima to Cusco to Machu Picchu then to the amazon, and back again, all included), then those international travel companies might be worth considering. But their prices will be more expensive than using the local company.

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More Inca Trail Tour Operators to consider

The following Machu Picchu tour Companies are on our watch list too. Those companies have mostly good reviews on trip advisor, but their prices are cheaper and we didnt get much information from them that s why we dont give them a full recommendations.  

  • Valencia Travel
  • Inkayni Peru
  • Sam Travel
  • Action Peru Trek
  • Extreme turbulencia

What requirements should a company have to be Inca Trail operator?

Licenses to be Inca Trail operator are only given to local Peruvian companies that have office in Cusco City. International travel trekking companies have to outsource their groups to local operators.

Also the Inca Trail tour companies should have storage with all equipment needed for Inca Trail, such as: First aid aquipment, dinning tents, kitchen tent, cooking equipment, mattress, and cloths for the porters. Sernanp (the entity in charge on Inca Trail), they visit storage of each company at least once a year to supervise.

How to know if a travel company is good?

We recommend seeing their reviews on trip advisor before booking your trip to the Inca Trail. Each company offers a different type of service. Some lead large groups others lead small groups. Their price varies on the size of the group they bring.

Note: Believe it or not, all travel agencies offer the Inca trail, even though they do not have a permit. Those who do not have permission, only pass their passengers to companies that have permission. It is not advisable to book with them.

What Travel Company do you recommend?

Making a choice of your travel Company is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated adventure and a dream adventure. Of course all the companies feature above are good. But we highly recommend you AB Expeditons E.I.R.L. because it is local Company based in Cusco City founded by Abel who was a porter in Inca Trail then became a tour guide. They provide proper trekking gear to their porters and proper food. They have satellite phone and private toilet tent which you will be provided. Check out their 5 stars review on Trip Advisor here

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Inca Trail tour Companies (Full List)

  • AB Expeditions E.I.R.L.
  • Action Peru Treks E.I.R.L.
  • ADV Gregory Cusco Peru.S.A.C.
  • Adventours-SAS E.I.R.L.
  • Adventure Peru Tour Operator S.A.C.
  • Agencia De Viajes Ecotime Peru E.I.R.L
  • Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Apu Salkantay E.I.R.L.
  • Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Ethnias Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Peru Top Adventure S.R.L
  • Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo Raices Tours E.I.R.L.
  • Agencia Prueba S.A.C.
  • Agencia Turismo K.B. Adventures S.A.C
  • Allyn Pacha Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Alpaca Expeditions E.I.R.L.
  • Alpaca Tours Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Altura Travel S.A.C.
  • Amazin Adventures E.I.R.L.
  • Amazon Andes Peru S.C.R.L.
  • Amazonas Explorer S.A.C.
  • America Trek SAC.
  • Andean Adventures S.R.L.
  • Andean Amazon E.I.R.L.
  • Andean Expeditions & Adventures S.A.C.
  • Andean Killa Tours SAC.
  • Andean Treks & Adventures SAC.
  • Andean Hiking.
  • Andes Amazon Trails Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Andina Travel Treks & Eco Adventure E.I.R.L.
  • Apu Andino Travel E.I.R.L
  • Apu Travel Service E.I.R.L.
  • Apumayo Expediciones S.A.C.
  • Apus Peru Adventure Travel SpecialistsS.A.C.
  • Auqui Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
  • Auqui Peru Mountain Spirit E.I.R.L.
  • Ausangate Travels SRL.
  • Aventuras Ecotrek Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Aventuras X-Treme Tourbulencia En Cusco E.I.R.L.
  • Andean Spiritual Path EIRL.
  • Best Andes Travel SRL.
  • Caminos De Llama S.A.C.
  • Camping Tours E.I.R.L.
  • Ceci's Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Chaska Tours Agencia De Viajes Y Turismo E.I.R.L.
  • Chaski Tours S.A.C.
  • Conde Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Condor Travel S.A.C.
  • Corporation BECRI SAC.
  • Crossover Peru SAC.
  • Cultural Immersion Travel Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Culturas Peru Viajes Y Servicios S.R.L.
  • Cusco Native Travel Agency E.I.R.L
  • Cusco Peruvian Adventures SAC
  • Cusco Sunrise Peru Trek Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
  • Cusi Travel International S.C.R.L
  • DHSG E.I.R.L.
  • Daily Tours E.I.R.L.
  • Danzak Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Destinos Turisticos Group Peru S.A.C.
  • Discover South America E.I.R.L
  • Eco Path Trek E.I.R.L
  • Eco Wayky's Tour Aventura E.I.R.L.
  • Ecoandes Adventures S.R.L.


  • Ecoinka S.R.L
  • Ecs Travel S.A.C.
  • Enigma Adventure Tour Operator S.A.C.
  • Epitour's Trek E.I.R.L.
  • EricXpeditions SAC
  • Evolution Treks Peru E.I.R.L
  • Experience Colibri Peru EIRL
  • Explora Peru Co SAC
  • Explorandes S.A.C.
  • Explore Adventures S.R.L
  • Exploring Peru Travel Service E.I.R.L.
  • Fiesta Tours International S.A.
  • Go2Inkas S.A.C
  • Golden Empire Tours E.I.R.L.
  • Grand America Tour SAC
  • Green River Expedition SAC
  • Group Empire Tours EIRL
  • Grupo Caminos del Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Grupo Peru Raymi Travel S.A.C.
  • Grupo Tourbulencia En Peru S.C.R.L.
  • Hatun Qhapaq Nan Expeditions EIRL
  • Illa Yaku S.A.C.
  • Illapa Culturas Andinas Inversiones S.R.L.
  • Inca Peru Travel Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
  • Inca Trail Bamba Experience E.I.R.L.
  • Inca Trail Machu EIRL
  • Inca Trail Peru Treks S.A.C (Peru Treks)
  • Inca Wonders Travel EIRL
  • Incas Journey Adventure E.I.R.L.
  • Inca's Discovery & Eco Lodges S.A.C
  • Incredible Peru Tours SAC
  • Infocusco S.A.C
  • Inka Sites Adventures S.C.R.L.
  • Inka Trail Expeditions Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Inka Trail Machupicchu E.I.R.L.
  • Inkaland Group S.A.C.
  • Inkanatura Travel S.A.C.
  • Inkayni Peru Tours S.C.R.L
  • Instinct S.C.R.L..
  • Intense Peru S.A.C.
  • Inti Kuntur EIRL
  • Into Paths
  • Inti Sun Trek E.I..R.L.
  • Inversiones Inca Trail Reservations E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones Arsa Tours S.R.L
  • Inversiones Cusco Explorer's E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones En Turismo Coavoy Peru Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones Mako's S.R.L
  • Inversiones Receptour S.A.
  • Inversiones TP E.I.R.L
  • Inversiones Turisticas Andean Explorer's Cusco E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones Turisticas K'intu E.I.R.Ltda.
  • Inversiones Turisticas Maza E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones Turisticas Peruinca Explorer E.I.R.L.
  • Inversiones Unitours S.A.C
  • Ittacca Experience SAC
  • Inca Trail Company SAC
  • Journey Experience S.A.C.
  • Karavaniers Peru EIRL.
  • Katachillay Travel EIRL.
  • Kaypi Peru S.R.L.
  • Killa Expeditions EIRL.
  • Kondor Path Tours E.I.R.L.
  • Kusa Treks Peru EIRL.
  • Kusisqa Travel EIRL.
  • Liberty Peru SAC.
  • Lima Tours S.A.C.
  • Llama Path E.I.R.L.
  • Llama Tours Peru S.R.L.
  • Lorenzo Expeditions EIRL.
  • Machete Tours S.R.L.
  • Machu Picchu INC EIRL.
  • Machupicchu & Beyond E.I.R.L.
  • Machupicchu Mega Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Machupicchu Reservations SAC

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  • Machupicchu Terra S.R.L
  • Machupicchu Travel Adventure E.I.R.L
  • Manu Expeditions E.I.R.L.
  • Marquez Viajes Y Servicios Turisticos E.I.R.L. (SAS)
  • Matours EIRL
  • Mava Travel Service S.R.L.
  • Mayuc Cusco EIRL
  • Mire S.R.L
  • Naty's Travel Agency E.I.R.L.
  • NC Travel Cusco E.I.R.L.
  • New Inca Wasi Travel Corp EIRL.
  • Nikkand EIRL.
  • Operador de Aventura Superior EIRL.
  • Pachatusantrek S.A.C.
  • Papi's Treks E.I.R.L
  • Peak DMC South America SAC.
  • Peak South America S.A.C.
  • Personal Travel Experience S.A.C.
  • Peru Adventures Paradise S.C.R.L.
  • Peru Andes Top Grupo Path of the Andes E.I.R.L.
  • Peru By Locals S.A.C
  • Peru Eco Adventures And Cultural Trips E.I.R.L.
  • Peru Fantastic Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Peru Grand Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Peru Inka s Collection SRL.
  • Peru Nao Tours S.A.C.
  • Peru On Road E.I.R.L.
  • Peru Top Times SRL.
  • Peru Sur Nativa E.I.R.L
  • Peru Tours And Adventure S.A.C.
  • Peru Tours Incorporation SAC.
  • Peru Travel Conexion S.A.C.
  • Peru Travel And Healing S.A.C.
  • Peru View Tours SRL.
  • Peru Winayhuayna Adventure EIRL
  • . Peru XP Travel SAC
  • Peruvian Highland Trek Expedition E.I.R.L.
  • Peruvian Sacred & Adventure S.R.L.
  • Peru Travel Dos Manos SRL
  • Private Machupicchu E.I.R.L
  • Pukupuku Travel SRL.
  • Pumadventures SAC.
  • Pumapath Adventures Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Peru Unique destination EIRL.
  • Qhapaqnan Adventure S.A.C.
  • Quechua Treks Peru E.I.R.L
  • Quechuas Expeditions Peru S.A.C
  • Q'ente South American Trek Tours EIRL
  • Raices Peru Operadores Mayoristas S.A.C.
  • Rasgos Cusco Tours Operator E.I.R.L
  • River Explorers Specialists In River And Adventure E.I.R.L.
  • Royal Crown Adventures E.I.R.L.
  • Saca Expeditions Servicios Turisticos S.C.R.L.
  • Salkantay Trekking E.I.R.L
  • Sam Travel Peru Expeditions E.I.R.L.
  • Scenic Peru EIRL
  • Sky Viajes Y Turismo S.R.L
  • South Adventure Peru Tours E.I.R.L.
  • South American Travel Services S.R.L.
  • Southern Peru Explorers E.I.R.L
  • Southwild S.A.C.
  • Sun Gate Tours S.A.C.
  • Sunshine Travel Peru E.I.R.L
  • Terra Explorer Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Tierra Biru Expeditions SAC.
  • Tierras De Los Andes S.A.C.
  • Tierras Vivas E.I.R.L.
  • Tour in Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Trexperienceperu EIRL.
  • Tucano Corporation SAC.
  • Tucano Representaciones Peru Latin Trails S.A.C.
  • Tucanos Peru E.I.R.L.
  • Turismo Perufull EIRL.
  • United Mice Tour Operator E.I.R.L.
  • Valencia Travel Agency S.A.C.
  • Valentin s Pachamama Journeys SRL.
  • Vamos Expeditions S.A.C.
  • Viajes Colon E.I.R.L.
  • Viajes Pacifico SAC.
  • Viajes y Servicios Turisticos Flamenco S.A.C.
  • Viracocha Turismo Internacional SAC.
  • Wake Up Peru Trekking E.I.R.L.
  • Wari Adventures SAC.
  • Wayki Trek Transportes Turisticos S.A.C.
  • Welcome South America Travel E.I.R.L.
  • Worldwide Exotic Adventures SAC.
  • Www Happy Gringo Tours EIRL.
  • Yupi Adventure E.I.R.L.
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