Machu Picchu: guide to Mosquitoes and Biting Insects

What should Travelers going to Machu Picchu know about biting insects? Although Machu Picchu (8000 ft) is well above the 6500 foot altitude boundary for exposure to mosquitoes, it's still possible for a few of the little buggers to pop up and annoy you. But possibly more bothersome are the midges that can't be seen until it's too late. I have seen people…

Important Update: 2018 Inca Trail Permit Availability

Inca Trail permits were released beginning the week of October 2, 2017.   In previous years, permits went on sale in early January, although last year, they were released in mid-December 2016, for the 2017 hiking season.  Groups planning to hike in April, May and June 2018 can expect those permits to sell out quickly.  In recent years, permits for…

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! Team-building does not have to be boring. 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…

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 from Peru 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…

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 guided vacations and trips 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…

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

Click Here to go to latest information about 2019 Machu Picchu entry tickets sold by the hour. Adios professional, licensed guides live locally. They speak English and are experts on local history, lore and culture. Scroll to bottom for information about booking our guides. What is the status of the regulation that states you need a guide to enter…