Important Update: 2018 Inca Trail Permit Availability

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture announced that Inca Trail permits for the 2018 hiking season will be released for sale on October 1, 2017.  People planning to hike 4 day Inca Trail in May 2018 should reserve their hikes immediately.  And anyone considering the 4-Day Inca Trail hike anytime in the first half of 2018 should start nailing down dates. In…

Dreaming of A Trip to Machu Picchu? 6 Strategies to Make it Happen

You want it. But that trip of a lifetime to Machu Picchu seems out of your grasp.  Are you overwhelmed by the obstacles?  Not enough time or money, and maybe you're out of shape.  The worries will be there no matter what. Here are 6 simple strategies to make your vacation to Machu Picchu happen. You can do this.   1. Invite a friend. Or 8.   Reach…

Travel to Machu Picchu for the Ultimate Team-Building Trip

Bring your employees to Peru for training, community service and rejuvenation. Not to mention a little side trip to Machu Picchu! We can't think of a better way to get their attention. Let Adios Adventure Travel US office help you coordinate flights, hotels, activities and all logistics.  We make all the arrangements with our local team of experienced,…

Best Honeymoon Hikes in Peru

We compiled a list of the best honeymoon hikes in Peru.  From easy to hard, and short to long, there are many choices to fit every budget and ability.  The rainy season in Peru is from December through early April.  It doesn't mean you can't hike, but you should be prepared for all kinds of weather including sunny, cool, warm and rainy.  All hikes…

Bolivia border visa: essential information for US Citizens

I've crossed into Bolivia on 3 different occasions and through 3 different checkpoints.  And each time I crossed I was asked to provide different information.  What I learned is that there is no standard for crossing the border.  Procedures vary depending on where you enter and who is on duty at the time.  I have included list of all the essentials…

Peru 2017: Teacher Strike Update

August 29 Update:  At this time the teacher strike has tapered off and is not affecting travel to Machu Picchu. Since the new rules for half day entry tickets went in to effect on July 1, the biggest delays are the waiting line for shuttle buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu main entry.  Go to MACHU PICCHU HALF DAY ENTRY TICKETS for more information  It's…

Adios Adventure Travel Women's Adventures: Machu Picchu and more

If you're looking for a small group tour operator to organize your women-only trip to South America, please call our US office in Virginia.  Adios Adventure Travel was founded by me, Jacquie Whitt. I can answer your questions from the perspective of a woman. I have personally visited all the places listed on the Adios Adventure Travel website.  Your…

Machu Picchu travel disruptions: what to expect

Whether it's a local strike, bad weather, unexpected illness or other random misfortune, interruptions can occur on any trip to Machu Picchu at any time during the year.   Due to the remote location, getting to Machu Picchu from Cusco requires a 2 hour transfer by car/bus through the Sacred Valley, 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes and 30 minute…

1-Day Guide Service to Machu Picchu

Beginning July 1, 2017, new regulations state that all visitors to Machu Picchu must be accompanied by a licensed guide on their first time in Machu Picchu.  To re-enter without a guide, you need to know the name of your guide who conducted the tour.   Click Here to go to information about new rules for half-day entry tickets to Machu Picchu As of…

How Many Days Should You Spend in Machu Picchu?

After traveling sometimes several days by air, train, bus and even on foot to get to Machu Picchu, you want to make sure you have enough time to visit and explore the ruins. Most visitors exert a great deal of effort, not to mention expense, to get to the middle of nowhere in the Andes Mountains.  How much time should you spend inside the ruins?  Should…