Latam Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: How Will This Affect Travelers?

Due to the exceptional circumstances affecting the travel industry, on May 26, 2020, Latam Airlines filed to reorganize the company under Chapter 11 protection in the US. Current travel restrictions caused by covid-19 have affected every business entity regardless of size, and Latam is one of many. Airlines around the world are asking governments for…

Free Entry to Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Hikes For Public Servants

On May 10, 2020, Peru President Martin Vizcarra officially decreed that Peruvian public servants, kids and senior citizens are temporarily granted free admission to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. And to sweeten the deal, he's throwing in entry to 54 other secondary archaeological and historical sites which I listed below. This is not just a one day…

Why You Need To Travel With A Thermometer: TSA Checking Temperatures

In a short 3 month period, the air travel industry has dramatically and irrevocably been altered. And the rules for air travel will continue to change as we learn more about covid-19 and its affect on the well being of otherwise healthy humans. One of the most prevalent and emerging practices being implemented by businesses, US airports and governments,…

Avianca Airlines Goes Bankrupt & Discontinues Services in Peru

Like all businesses hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic, companies operating in the travel industry have been crippled, some to the point of collapse. On May 10, Avianca airlines, the third largest airline in South America, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to protect and reorganize the remaining fragments of the 100 year old company.  Avianca Discontinues…

Tips for Traveling to Machu Picchu After Coronavirus

For people who have always dreamed of traveling to Machu Picchu, what should you do now? When should people begin planning their trips? If you're thinking about traveling anytime in 2020 or after, contact our experts in our US office to discuss your timing and strategy. The coronavirus has changed the travel community forever. How long should we wait…

Due to Coronavirus Machu Picchu Tickets and Inca Trail Permits can be Changed

The last few weeks have been a crazy year! And might be a historical first. Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits. This is an unprecedented opportunity to perhaps salvage some of the expenses of your trip to Machu Picchu. The borders of Peru are closed…

Book Your Trip to Machu Picchu With Free Cancellation

Now is a good time to book a trip to Machu Picchu for travel in 2020. Adios Adventure Travel is offering free cancellation on trips to Peru of 5 days or more if booked by April 30, 2020 for travel anytime through December 31, 2020. Definition of "Free Cancellation." We will refund 100% of your deposit and waive your final balance if you cancel a qualifying…

Alternative Routes Don't Actually Go TO Machu Picchu

This is perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts about the alternative hikes and treks in Peru. Do these hikes let you walk in to Machu Picchu? No. But they all include a visit of Machu Picchu. People think that when the Inca Trail is sold out they can book one of these alternate hikes and still hike in to the ruins. It's not your fault that…

Restricted Access to Machu Picchu Historical Landmarks

In the last 4 years, Peru authorities have made several significant changes that affect all visitors going to Machu Picchu. Tickets are now sold by the hour. circuits are one-way, and there is a dedicated, and dreaded, exit gate, which some people seem to arrive at much sooner than they expect! The most recent pilot project tested restricting access…

New Machu Picchu Airport Scheduled to Open in October 2024

Setting an opening date is probably a sure sign that the Peru government intends to go forward with plans to build a new Cusco international airport in the (soon-to-be-not-so-quaint) village of Chinchero, famous for small co-ops of qechua weavers, not to mention an indigenous market and a beautiful colonial church.  After years of wrangling over property…