5 Must-Have Items to Pack for your Trip to Machu Picchu

Whether you’re preparing for Peru’s various microclimates, or looking for advice about how to pack light, you may be wondering what gear is essential for your trip to South America. Here are 5 travel essentials. And we included a list of a few other things you might want to leave at home.(we're assuming you know you have to bring your entry tickets…

Best Time to Avoid Crowds at Machu Picchu

I've traveled to Machu Picchu just about every month of the year. Not to say that travel trends don't change, but I have a pretty good idea how to avoid the crowds at Machu Picchu. My focus here will be on the season, not the time of day, because no matter what season you travel, afternoons are always less crowded.   I don't include Inca Trail permits…

Can You Get Discounts for Travel to Machu Picchu in the Low Season?

Personal note: Before you dive into the topic of this post, I want to explain why you don't see ads, popups, tracking codes and requests for your email. It's because we want Adios Adventure Travel website to be a haven for ad-free browsing, not to mention inspiration. We're not beholding to advertisers or investors. We're here for you. If you have any…

The Future of Machu Picchu Tours

For various reasons, there have always been rumors about Machu Picchu "closing shop." The grapevine of unreliable comments ebbs and flows depending on . . . who knows what? It might be confusion about the routine closing of the Inca Trail every February. But once a story lands on the internet, like a raging fire, it can easily blow out of control. People…

Should you Travel to Machu Picchu, Chachapoyas and Kuelap Ruins?

A new state of the art cable car system has been installed in a small village near Kuelap ruins, with the idea of attracting more visitors to the Chachapoyas Cloud Forest region in northern Peru. The cable car system solves but one of many logistical problems for getting the masses to the ancient fortress of Kuelap. The idea is to spread the wealth…

What to Wear? "Machu Picchu Fashion Week"

Technically, the Peruvian government doesn't give a hoot about your haut couture. The only official decree regarding toggery, is that everyone must be togged. Nudity is explicity prohibited. Aside from that, Machu Picchu is your oyster. So what are visitors to Machu Picchu wearing these days? I would describe the average costume for the over 50 crowd,…

Which Amazon Jungle Lodge is Best for You?

For most people, traveling to South America is a pretty big deal. It's a big deal for me and I've been traveling there for more than 13 years. Many people are interested in exploring one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. The Amazon Jungle! But how do you decide where to go with so many variables? One of the questions that comes…

Should You Dine at MIL Restaurant in Sacred Valley Peru?

If you build it in the middle of nowhere, without public transportation, and charge scandalous prices, will they come? Chef and culinary pioneer Virgilio Martinez is confident they will. Why? Because after launching a successful restaurant empire in Lima, he knows foodies. Like sailors beckoned by the seductive song of the siren, gourmet diners will…

What's the Biggest Mistake Travelers Make When Planning A Trip to Machu Picchu?

You would think the biggest planning mistake would be something like forgetting to check the expiration date of your passport, which does sometimes happen and is among a list of oversights to be avoided. (follow this link to read more about the most important thing you need to enter Machu Picchu) But the biggest blunder is one that you may not be aware…

What you Need to Know About the Cost of Inca Trail Hikes

Whether you choose the Classic 4 day Inca Trail hike or the extended 5 day Inca Trail trek, the following policy enforcements may affect rates you pay in 2020.  The issue of porter weight limits flares up from time to time and we're pleased to report that park officials have recently began enforcing the limits and fining operators who try to circumvent…