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…

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?  Should…

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…

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

Peru government launched a new website in December 2018 with new rules for booking tickets. Tickets for entry to Machu Picchu in 2019 are now offered by the hour. Follow this link to see the full story.   (updated July 18, 2019) Half day entry tickets to Machu Picchu will no longer be offered in 2019. This blog post may provide good background info…

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, along with a few other facts to help you decide when to travel and how to prepare for your trip. 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:…

The Single Most Important Thing You Need to Enter Machu Picchu

It's not altitude meds, reusable water bottles or sturdy, flat-soled shoes.  All of which are recommended.  (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…