There are 177 aurthorized companies that offer the Inca Trail, and they are published in a list on the INC webiste (you need to enter their intranet as a guest). Inclusion on this list does not in any way guarantee that the company will provide a quality service, and many of the companies listed we have never heard of.
It should be noted that operating licenses are only issued Peruvian trekking companies that meet minimum requirements. Licenses are not issued to overseas tour operators. This means that if you book your Inca Trail with a company outside of Peru then one of the companies included on the list will operate your tour.
Being listed in one or several guide books is probably the best indication that previous travellers have been satisfied with the services provided, although recently established companies providing a good service may take a while to develop a reputation. A great looking website does not always equate to a great tour.
We have included some of the most popular Inca Trail tour operators below. These are companies that we know of, and that are rated highly by previous trekkers and guide books.
Popular Peru Trekking Companies
Tel: (++51 84) 222 722
Address: Avenida Pardo 540, Cusco
Voted Best Travel Agency in Cusco 2006 by Peru’s Ministry of Tourism. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet Guide to Peru (2007)
Tel: (++51 84) 249 194
Address: Calle Garcilaso 270, Cusco
Large company with 17 years experience and daily departures. Voted Best Travel Agency in Cusco 2005 & 2007 by Peru’s Ministry of Tourism. Recommended in many guide books.
Tel: (++51 84) 240 822
Address: Calle San Juan de Dios, Cusco
Quite a new trekking company. Recommended in Lonely planet Guide to Peru (2007).
Tel: (++51 84) 221 139
Address: Calle Triunfo, Cusco
Experienced Inca Trail tour operator with a couple of departures per week. Recommended by many guide books.
Tel: (++51 84) 251 892
Address: Plazoleta Santa Catalina 219, Cusco
Experienced Inca Trail tour operator with a couple of departures per week.