What is the Cost of a Trip to Machu Picchu?

Looking for travel deals to Machu Picchu in 2018? Click here to see our holiday promotion If you're contemplating a trip to Machu Picchu, we've listed the real costs,  Including flights, hotels, guided tours, ground transportation and meals. Here is the break down of the cost of a trip to Machu Picchu based on minimum of 2 people sharing a hotel who…

Ecuador birdwatching: Maria the Diva

On their quest to find out more about the birds of Ecuador, the Virginia Beach Friends School 4th & 5th grade girls get up at 4 am to arrive at the La Paz reserve, near Mindo, Ecuador, just to see the famous Andean Cock of the Rock. After glimpsing the colorfully red bird, they continued their march through the jungle where they saw an even more rare…

Add Colca Canyon to the list of Peruvian destinations

The rich & famous, and not-so-rich, not-famous-at-all, go there. The ancient abandoned city of Machu Picchu attracts many kinds of travelers from around the world. Luxury travelers ride the Perurail 1st class Hiram Bingham train and backpackers hike the Inca Trail. They go by the thousands. Up to 2500 people per day will explore the Machu Picchu ruins.…

Should Kids Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Parent Checklist

Yes!  Kids should hike the 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  But like adults, there are some instances where they should not.  We provide a checklist for parents to determine if your child is ready.   Use the list of questions below to help decide if your child should do the 4 Day hike. Does your child participate in regular physical activity?…

Why you can't drive a rental car to Machu Picchu

Every year someone asks me about renting a car during their trip to Machu Picchu in Peru.  Americans are hopeless addicts to self-driven, gasoline-powered vehicles.  We think it will give us freedom, flexibility & independence on our trips.  Like it does at home.  Although I'm an avid proponent of independent travel, there are places where you should…

Best Packing Guide for Travelers to Machu Picchu

Are you traveling to Machu Picchu, Peru this year?  The comprehensive Adios Adventure Travel packing list is your best resource for preparing for your trip to Machu Picchu.  Whether you're hiking or traveling by train, we provide detailed information to help you decide how much is too much, and how to choose only the essential items needed for this…

Going to Machu Picchu? Our tours and prices are guaranteed

The last thing anyone booking a trip to South America needs to worry about is having their guided tour or Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu cancelled by the operator.  But there are circumstances in which a tour operator may cancel your trip.  Reasons may include insufficient bookings which make it unprofitable to run a trip.   Operators may confirm…

Vidal Jaquehua's adventure on the lost path to Machu Picchu (part 2)

So I went back to the mountains whit Marcos, my best friend. And we thought that we can do anything and that we could get anywhere.   Both of us whit a lot of experience, but that is how confusing those small trails are. We start looking for alternative trails to get to Machupicchu. Well happen that the Machu Picchu National Park has some limit on…

Vidal Jaquehua: the lost jungle trail to Machu Picchu (part 1)

On those mountains in Peru, a lot of people get lost easily. I was one of them.  I grow up in Cusco and as a child, I played on the trails and in the mountains where I now guide the people.  But I did get lost one time. I think the first year that I was working as a guide, one company ask me to take a group to Machupicchu on the 4-day Inca trail hike.…

Which countries need a visa to enter Peru?

Going to Machu Picchu?  Find out if you need a visa.  How long is it valid?  And where do you go to get it?  Check below and see if your country is on the list of those required to obtain a visa.  Then view the list of Peru embassies around the world to find the closest one to you. Freqently asked questions: Q:  Can I get my visa when I arrive in…