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

It's important to understand that labor strikes and protests are part of the political landscape in Peru. If a group wants to transmit a message to the Peruvian government, it's an acceptable practice to organize a public protest.  Strikes can pop-up with very short notice. Sometimes as little as 12-24 hours, or without any notice at all.  Strikes can…

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.   As of July 28, this regulation is not being enforced.  There are simply not enough guides available.…

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?   How…

Adventure Travel Job Opening: Work in Cusco, Peru

Are you passionate about travel and tourism? Do you want to learn about the hospitality industry? Are you looking for practical experience in tourism?  Adios Adventure Travel is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic administrative assistant in Cusco, Peru. This employment opportunity can begin immediately.   Most travelers coming to Cusco are on…

How Many Miles will an Airline Compensate You for Fainting on a Flight?

It was never my intention to find out the answer to that question. But if you guessed 20,000 miles, you are correct.   Let me make it clear that Delta Airlines in no way caused me to faint on my flight from Lima, Peru to Atlanta.  But what happened after I fainted, is why they compensated me with 20,000 frequent flyer miles.  The story began after…