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…

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…