Peru: Are Lake Titicaca and Amazon Jungle Reopen After Covid-19?

Peru: Are Lake Titicaca and Amazon Jungle Reopen After Covid-19?

If you haven't heard by now, Machu Picchu is open for business after covid-19. In spite of a couple of setbacks due to covid restrictions in Peru, it's full steam ahead. At least for now. Every day I get calls and inquiries from…

Travel Guide for Post-Covid Outdoor Vacations to Machu Picchu

Travel Guide for Post-Covid Outdoor Vacations to Machu Picchu

A lot of people are ready to get outside now that we know covid-19 isn't going to magically disappear, and we have developed strategies for learning to live and maybe even travel with it. Is 2021 a good year to go to Machu Picchu…

What Hikes Are Open in Peru After Covid-19?

What Hikes Are Open in Peru After Covid-19?

Effective March 1, 2021, Machu Picchu reopened (again!) and so did Perurail and Inca Rail train service. But what about the hikes? Which hikes in Peru are open? Which hikes in Peru are closed? And for how long? I called Vidal…

My First Post Covid Trip to Machu Picchu

My First Post Covid Trip to Machu Picchu

The Trip from the US to Cusco There was absolutely no downside to booking business class seats from the US to Peru in December 2020 using my totally refundable points. So I did. However I made the mistake of waiting too long…

Peru Plans First Ever Direct Road to Machu Picchu

Peru Plans First Ever Direct Road to Machu Picchu

The Peru Ministry of Transport and Communications just announced a plan to build a road from Cusco to Machu Picchu using the "back door" route. Hallelujah! A real paved road! Currently, the only way to get to Machu Picchu is by…

Mayor of Machu Picchu Threatens Hunger Strike to Protest Government Restrictions

Mayor of Machu Picchu Threatens Hunger Strike to Protest Government Restrictions

Last week, when the story broke that the Mayor of Machu Picchu was threatening a hunger strike, it caught my attention. Dear Lord, what would Inca King Pachacutec say if he were alive today? Just how bad was it down there? Well,…

Essential Advice about Traveling in 2021 After Covid-19

Essential Advice about Traveling in 2021 After Covid-19

Everyone thought by the beginning of 2021 we would have a grip on what the best practices are for people who want to travel again. Well good luck with that. The rules for flying and crossing borders changes quicker than Twitter's…

Easy Covid Testing for US-Bound Travelers Going to Machu Picchu

Easy Covid Testing for US-Bound Travelers Going to Machu Picchu

With new travel protocols for US-Bound travlers poised to take effect at the end of January 2021, motivated travelers going to Machu Picchu in Peru will find this info useful. The Peruano Suiza Clinic in Cusco offers PCR and Rapid…

How to Get Delta Airlines Benefits on Your Latam Airline Bookings

How to Get Delta Airlines Benefits on Your Latam Airline Bookings

In case you haven't heard, Delta Airlines and Latam Airlines are now good buddies. In other words, they are code share partners. This means they have each other's backs. I recently traveled to Peru and thought I would try to use…

Chile Reopens Border After Covid-19

Chile Reopens Border After Covid-19

In early November 2020, it was announced that the Chile border will reopen to foreigners on November 23, 2020. Arrival protocols are a moving target. In January 2021, the policies are as follows: Negatice PCR test shown upon…