To visit this beautiful place that is the Inca Trail, there are 226 travel companies in the year 2023 who operate in the network for the visit of the Inca Trail, who are registered and have the authorization of the SERNANP (National Service of Natural Protected Areas) also have the authorization to operate officially.
The new companies have a permit for one or two years and have to be renewed, likewise there are other agencies that have more years of experience that offer services for the visit of the Inca Trail, the agencies that are old have a permit of 7 to 10 years these agencies come to have groups that leave every day and guarantees your trip to the Inca Trail, these agencies are the most recommended.
some of the 6 best Inca Trail tour companies that have years of experience.
The authorizations to operate on the Inca Trail were given to more than 100 travel companies. For this reason we include in a list moons of the 6 best travel companies that are established in the city of Cusco and with a greater reputation, to mention them as the best, we took into account different recommendations that include the tours to Machupichu that we found in the latest reviews on TripAdvisor and travel forums.
1. Lorenzo Expeditions (Recommended)
One of the best Inca Trail tour companies. With a lot of experience in Inca jungle trek, Lorenzo Expeditions now operates Inca Trail in small groups and with itinerary that includes an authentic Machu Picchu experience.
Travel company founded by Lorenzo Cahuana, with 15 years of experience who offers different services, traditional, inca jungle (adventure) and the Inca Trail, are known for adventure activities and the quality of service they offer, has specialist guides in these activities, and have good reviews on TripAdvisor.
- WEBSITE: https://www.lorenzoexpeditions.com/
- INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS $679 per person
- GROUP SIZE : 08 people maximum
2. Flashpacker connect
WEB: Connect is an American company with an office in Cusco, they were the first travel company to operate treks to the Rainbow Mountain, in the Peruvian market of treks and tours at all levels, they have an experience of more than 20 years, including the different treks throughout Peru as the Inca Trail 4 Days.
- WEBSITE: https://www.flashpackerconnect.com/
- INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: $850
- GROUP SIZE: 7 PASSENGERS MAXIMUM
3. Enigma Adventure
Agency known in the Inca Trail for the private services they offer, their price is double the price of a 4 day trek to Machupichu, but the service they offer is luxury, with Inca massage sessions, hot showers and gourmet food. They are known in the Inca Trail for their private luxury service.
- WEBSITE: www.enigmaperu.com
- INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: $1720
4. Wayki Trek
Tourism company founded in 1998 by a group of guides with experience in the field, what stands out about this agency is that they never go out with groups of more than 8 people unlike other agencies that go out with 16 people, therefore, they have experience with small groups.
- WEBSITE: www.waykitrek.net
- INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: $960
- GROUP SIZE: 8 PEOPLE MAXIMUM
5. Alpaca Expeditions
Alpaca Expeditions is another best Inca Trail tour companies. If you search for more information about this agency in Google, you will see that they have many positive reviews, as this agency offers group and private treks to Machupichu, including different alternatives of the Inca Trail.
INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS $750
GROUP SIZE: 16 PEOPLE
8. Intrepid and G Adventure
These international tourism companies offer excursions as part of a larger and more complete package, if you want a complete package visiting the important cities of Peru such as Lima – Cusco – Machupichu – Amazonia and all inclusive, you can hire them, but the difference is in the price, they are higher than a local agency: Lima -Cusco – Machupichu – Amazonia and all inclusive, you can hire them, but the difference is in the price, they are higher than a local agency.
how do you know if a travel company is good?
One of the recommendations is to search on TripAdvisor and check if they have good reviews before booking the trip. Prices vary according to the size of the group.
What are the requirements for a company to be an operator of the inca trail?
To deliver the licenses and be an operator of the Inca Trail first you have to verify if:
- They have an office in the city of Cusco.
- If they are international companies, have a local agency.
- Warehouse with the necessary equipment for the Inca Trail (first aid kit, dining tents, kitchen tent, cooking equipment, mattresses and clothes for the porters).
- SERNANP verifies all this and visits the warehouses of each company at least once a year.
Which travel company do we recommend?
Choosing a travel company is an important decision you will make to venture , of course all the travel companies we mentioned above are good , but our recommendation is to hire our services, Lorenzo Expeditions, we are a local company that has years of experience in the Inca jungle and the Inca Trail , with a staff that strives every day for passengers to feel a satisfaction of having surpassed the ideal that one has when arriving in Cusco , We remind you to take a look on the comments on Trip Advisor.
I am founder and content creator of Lorenzo Expeditions, since 2006 I started with the Inca Jungle tour, guiding and serving thousands of tourists in a personal way to get to know Machu Picchu in a unique and authentic way.