TOP Rated Inca Trail Tour Companies 2024 – 2025

Written by: Sam Travel | 10 April, 2024
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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 2024 & 2025 there are exactly 226 travel companies operating the Inca trail.

Getting licensed by the government is a complicated and stringent process for the protection of tourists. The government evaluates your entire business operation and office site, if you paid taxes, they check the tour guides, porters, chefs, camping equipment, first aid equipment and preparedness and if we are we part of the union. Those companies that do not have a tour operator license for the Inca Trail, do not have one because they cannot meet the standards required by the government.  

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 are usually the ones that have groups every day and guarantee your trip to the Inca trail. They are the most recommended.

#1 Inca Trail Trail OPERATOR!

SAM Travel Peru has been a Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operator since 2013. All companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each December and SAM Travel Peru is licensed for the coming year of 2025.

Our licenses as an Official Travel Agency & Inca Trail Operator is under the name of SAM Travel Peru Expedition E.I.R.L. We are registered on the official Government web site: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.

5 VITAL POINTS TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE BOOKING WITH AN INCA TRAIL OPERATOR

  1. The amount of registered tour operators that run, sell, and operate their own Inca Trail packages is limited! SAM Travel Peru is one of the primary companies that is able to do this.
  2. There are two types of companies that will try to sell you an Inca trail packageregistered tour  operators and middle men, otherwise known as endosars.  
  3. If you book with a company that is a middle man, you will pay higher prices and there is no way to know the quality of the service being provided by the third party servicers that they use.
  4. A licensed tour operator can guarantee 100% of their services because they are providing all of the services directly with their own guides, chefs, porters, and drivers etc.
  5. If you book with a licensed tour operator, the advocate that you speak with are the ones you will be working with directly, so if you have any concerns you can go to them and get your needs meet quickly.

List of the TOP Inca Trail Companies & Operators

The top #1 Rated by TRIPAdvisor is SAM Travel Peru, So, 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. Of course all the companies feature above are good but we do highly recommend SAM Travel Peru because it is a Direct Local  Inca Trail Company based in Cusco.

List of all the Inca Trail Operators

  • 69 Explorer Peru
  • AB Expeditions E.I.R.L.
  • Action Peru 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Orange Nation Peru
  • 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.
  • SAM Corporations Peru
  • 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.
  • 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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Had a great trip with our guide Ray Herrera and driver Alfredo. Lots of good experiences in a short period of time 4 days. Learnt a lot not just about the main tourist destinations but Peru in general by Ray. Ray has a passion for Inca history and local produce. Ray knows all the good photo spots and we managed the sun out every day .. Good culture and if you want to get on a tour ask for Ray at Sams Travel = amazing

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Ray was our Tour Guide and Alfredo was our driver for a 4 day tour we did with SAM Travel Peru. Ray's knowledge of the history of Cusco and Machu Picchu was outstanding. Ray was very accommodating with all our needs. He stayed alongside us when trekking and helped where he could. His sense of humour was pleasant to be around. Ray spoke very good English. He is such a nice guy. I would strongly recommend Ray to be your tour guide to visit Machu Picchu. Ray explained everyday what the plans were for the next day, which was reassuring what we needed to take etc

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Our 1 day tour thru the Sacred Vally with Danny was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions in detail. I would recommend asking for him personally if you are able.

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We booked the Classic Cusco to Machu Picchu tour with SAM travel which we really had a good experience. SAM travel is very responsive during the communication and cater to our changes needed. Our guide is Ray who is also an very awesome guide. He is knowledgeable, patient, humorous as well reliable, he help us take many good photos and also go extra mile to help with our request. Thanks Ray! Thanks SAM travel that gave us good memories in Peru! Highly recommend if you consider booking any tour in Cusco.

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2 day tour sacred valley / Machu Picchu highly recommend! David was the best tour guide. He knows an incredible amount about Incan culture and is personable and funny. He also kept us up to date on a political situation happening when we were there and was informative. Overall, this tour checks all the boxes. Thank you!

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We used SAM Travel for a 2D/1N trip from Cusco to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on Dec 25-26, 2022. The team was good with communication from the start - both Saul and Junior were very helpful and professional with answering any questions and clearing up any misunderstandings. Our guide, Miguel, was prompt, pleasant, and quite knowledgeable. We enjoyed his company and insight over the 2 day trip and recommend him to anyone booking with SAM Travel.

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Cheri Buccino April 21, 2024

Powerful! This journey tests your humanity and leaves you in awe of yourself and the beauty that Pachamama provides. April 2024 We conquered the Inca trail and it was only made possible with the help and guidance from our expert guides Jean Pierre (JP) and Jimmy. The knowledge these gentlemen shared was admired by all of our group and the envy of other trail hikers who stopped to listen. The hike has many layers of challenges including language barriers, altitude sensitivities and food specifications. The team at Sam travel exceeded the needs and went above to ensure our comforts were met. A special mention must be made to Mario, the Chef who somehow performed magic with nutritious flavourful meals to satisfy even the pickiest consumers and Francesco who was our lead porter who orchestrated the harmony that happened behind the scenes to get everything done. Nothing less than marvellous from this team. Thank you to each of the group who made our trek a remarkable experience.

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Bhavana Lalwani April 18, 2024

Jose and Henry were great guides for our first time exploring machu pichu! They were very attentive and kept everything on a smooth schedule. Highly recommend!

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Ryan April 9, 2024

The whole experience was amazing. Ray, our guide answered all of our questions and definitely had our best interest in mind the whole time. Timothy the cook made fantastic food and somehow found a way to prepare a birthday cake with no notice! Boni our head porter and his whole crew were kind, accommodating, and had such upbeat attitudes which really made the experience great!

Isabel Batteria April 17, 2024

I spent two days with Sam Travel’s guide Raymier, who guided us through the one-day 12-km stretch of the Inca trail and then took us to Machu Picchu the next day. In my group, I was always the last one on the trail because I come from the coast and I’m not used to altitudes, and honestly I could also have prepared physically a little better. Raymier respected my pace, never rushed me, and supported me throughout the ardous trail. He had much knowledge to share. I speak Spanish, but ended up in an English tour, and Ray’s English was very good. He was funny, respectful, and versatile. He knew where to take all the best photos and patiently took photos of all of us. I would trust Sam Travel again especially if I was lucky enough to have Ray as a guide again.

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