Foodie Vacations in South America

Explore Peru and Ecuador: two of the best little culinary vacations you never heard of Eat. Drink. Be merry. On your next vacation. Food adventures in South America are hot! Peru has emerged as one of the most world-renowned destinations for travelers who enjoy exploring local culture with their tastebuds, while on the way to Machu Picchu! And Ecuador…

Travel Insurance for US residents: What you need to know

Do you have to buy travel insurance? Unless you're traveling to a country that requires foreigners to show proof of medical insurance when entering, most independent travelers are not required to buy insurance. Some tour operators require medical and evacuation insurance as a prerequisite for participation.  For instance, the lodge-to-lodge trek in…

Peru has it all: World's Best Cuisine & Machu Picchu

Peru has done it again. For the 6th year in a row, this little "developing country that could" has topped the list of leading culinary destinations at the World Travel Awards (WTA). By an online voting process, people from around the world selected Peru for the best culinary hospitality in addition to Machu Picchu, chosen as the world's leading tourist…

Best Machu Picchu Adventure Trips for Millennials

Millennial travelers may be defined by a certain date range, but these trips are perfect for energetic, adventure-seeking travelers of all ages. Adios Adventure Travel is the real deal. A small operator who organizes hands-on adventures to all the big places. And all the unknown places. We selected our best adventure trips for small groups. Listed…

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 a list of all…