Machu Picchu Ticket Changes: Half Day is Still Better than None

Half-day entry tickets to Machu Picchu for entry after July 1, 2017 are now available on the official government website.  (This page is updated frequently as we confirm intel from our local sources. Last update: July 28) 3 Tickets to choose from: Machu Picchu (this will be the morning shift from 6 am - 12 Noon) Machu Picchu Segundo Turno (or "2do…

Mudslide Leads to Temporary Detour of 1-Day Inca Trail Hike

On Friday March 24, 2017, a mudslide occurred on the 1 day Inca Trail.  The location of the falling earth was just below the waterfall which is between Chachabamba and Winay Wayna ruins. That portion of the trail has been temporarily closed.  Machu Picchu has not been affected.  UPDATE: As of June 15, 2017, the original path from Km104 has been re-opened…

Peru Floods and Travel to Machu Picchu 2017

For anyone planning an upcoming trip to Machu Picchu, all eyes have been on the news about flooding in Peru.  This year, the rainy season, from late November to late March, has been particularly severe along the coastal regions of Peru.  Deaths have been reported in small communities to the north and south of Lima.  May 28 Update: At this time, aid…

Machu Picchu Weather: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The most frequently asked questions about traveling to Machu Picchu are regarding the weather.  We've collected the best intel we have along with a few other facts to help you determine when to travel. The good news about Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu is open every day of the year from 6 am to 5:30 pm.   there are 2 seasons:  WET from late November…

The Single Most Important Thing You Need to Enter Machu Picchu

It's not altitude meds, drinking water or sturdy, flat-soled shoes.  All of which are recommended.  (Although altitude meds are optional. Machu Picchu tops out around 8000 ft. / 2438 m. Which is not much compared to Cusco at 11000 ft / 3350 m.) By the time you go through Cusco and the Sacred Valley, which will squander about 5 hours of travel time to…

Inti Raymi Festival Entry Tickets 2017

Update June 15, 2017:  we are no longer selling tickets for the Inti-Raymi festival.  Tickets may still be available from other operators but be aware that seats are assigned and the remaining available seats may not be together, depending on the size of your group.  Get your entry tickets now for one of the most impressive outdoor theatrical performances…

World Orchid Conference 2017: Travel to Ecuador

Book your trip now for the 22nd Annual World Orchid Conference in 2017. Travel to Guayaquil on the coast of Ecuador in South America. Conference Dates: begins Wednesday, November 8 at 9 am through Sunday, November 12 at 5 pm.Location:  Guayaquil Convention Center  Flights depart daily from the US including Miami/Ft Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington…

Machu Picchu: The Story of the Lost Toy on the Way to the Lost City

Written by:  Heather Corona / Adios Adventure Travel Trip Consultant What is the absolute worst thing that could happen to a young autistic boy on his journey through South America?  And what is the best thing that can happen to a busy tour operator who is willing to work out solutions to any problems that land in her email inbox? Travel Companions For…

Machu Picchu Trains: Virtual Tour and Information

Everyone who goes to Machu Picchu, must take a train at some point.  Even hikers take the train for the return journey to Cusco because the Inca Trail hike is one direction only. And it's not surprising that there's confusion about train service to Machu Picchu. The internet is not always your friend. Apparently, neither is the Perurail website which…

Hike Classic 4 Day Inca Trail in Only 3 Days

For experienced hikers and people who are really fit, it is possible to hike the entire 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 3 day trek. You hike the same distance as people who hike for 4 days.  But you do it in 3 days. Total distance 43 Km / 27 miles in 3 days, hiking in to Machu Picchu on Day 3.  Whether you're short on time or just enjoy hiking at…