RSS Feed en 120 Are All the Circuits at Machu Picchu Different? Here's what you need to understand about the 10 circuits at Machu Picchu. There are people buying entry tickets to different circuits thinking they will see something different on each one. The old Machu Picchu website still has the best map tool on the internet to get a visual perspective of what I'm talking about.

To be perfectly clear, I'm not saying you should not buy additional tickets to enter Machu Picchu more than once. What I'm saying is that you will not necessariiy see new areas of the park from the…

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 18:47:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
How We Got to Machu Picchu On "The Wings Of A Condor" Fortunately, it's not often that something goes horribly wrong on a trip. Issues with hotel reservations, tardy flights, missed trains or buses are one thing, but getting stranded in a far-flung location during a mudslide on the way to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime occurence. In 17 years of exploring Peru, nothing like this has ever happened to me or anyone I know. It was a fluke. A wild card, A chance occurence that just happened. And depending on how you look at it, we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or maybe not. What happened after the slide was a remarkable collision between…

Sun, 09 Jun 2024 14:13:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Flights to Huaraz, Peru Resume in 2024,-peru-resume-in-2024/ After waiting 6 long years, adventure travelers can now fly between Lima and Huaraz starting July 1, 2024. In case you don't know, Huaraz is a small town in the heart of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, and the hub to some of the finest trekking, climbing and high mountain exploring, in all of Peru! This is a huge advancement for travelers not accustomed to riding buses for long periods of time. 

I flew up to Huaraz one year to scope it out. This was before flights were suspended. It was on a small plane with maybe 20 seats. The airport was relatively new, so I don't know why the recent…

Sat, 08 Jun 2024 15:55:00 +0000,-peru-resume-in-2024/ Jacqueline Whitt
Are Circuits Changing at Machu Picchu? Yes. It's true. It was officially announced less than two weeks from the date that it took effect on June 1, 2024. The Machu Picchu national park has been divided into 10 new routes, or circuits. All 10 routes are showing on the Joinnus ticketing website which I linked below. I also included a link to view a chart on the OLD Machu Picchu website showing how to convert the old circuits to the new circuts. So stay with me. Follow us on Instagram (@AdiosBasecamp) or Facebook 

Have…]]> Wed, 15 May 2024 17:06:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt We Swear This is the Final NEW Machu PIcchu Ticket Sales Website After several months of lots of computer coding, and then more coding, the final NEW Machu Picchu ticketing website is almost ready. But this time, before they launch, the Ministry of Culture is hosting the first round of meetings on May 13 and 14, to get everyone's input. That's right. Everyone except me. They never asked me. But that's ok. The Peru Ministry of Culture invited local tour operators for a little friendly get together on Garcilasa Street in Cusco. This is where the new version of "TuBoleto" entry ticket booking platform is being unveiled and scrutinized by tourism officials before…

Tue, 14 May 2024 15:47:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What to Know About Buying Machu Picchu Tickets Online Let me explain to you about booking your trip to Machu Picchu. We're hearing from people who bought entry tickets from a ticket distributer or tour operator, only to encounter poor customer service. and slow, or no response to their followup emails or calls. Several travelers reported that they did not receive their entry tickets and had to wait until they arrived in Cusco to find out if their tickets were legitimate! This is not how it should work folks. Unless you're told this before you buy, I would not be happy if I had to wait until my arrival in Cusco to find out if my tickets were confirmed,…

Mon, 06 May 2024 19:19:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Is It Necessary For Everyone To Hike To Machu Picchu Ruins? Are you confused about the hiking situation at the ancient city of Machu Picchu? Does everyone have to "hike" to enjoy the Inca citadel? I'm going to describe the various elements of traditional tours on the circuits inside the city and the hikes to Machu Picchu, as well as the terrain you can expect to encounter on your trip. And I will provide suggestions to help you prepare and maximize your enjoyment at the ancient wonder . The first thing we have to do is define the word "hike."

What if you don't want to hike to Machu Picchu?

We get emails and messages…

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:03:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What's the Difference Between Machu Picchu Upper and Lower Circuits? Many travelers heading off to explore the celebrated Machu Picchu ruins, are under the impression that their trip can be enhanced by buying entry tickets for more than one circuit. With 10 new one-way circuits to choose from, there is the impression that each circuit is different from the others and each circuit provides access to unique parts of the national park that cannot be approached except through that particular circuit. With the new circuits, there has been a major change in the routes. The biggest change (IMO) is that the 4 new circuit #1 routes do not include access to the ancient…

Sat, 30 Mar 2024 12:50:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
English Translation For Terms and Conditions For Buying Machu Picchu Tickets In case you don't speak Spanish, or you just can't find that little box with the link to see the official Terms & Conditions for buying Machu Picchu entry tickets, here it is translated into English. Everyone who buys an entry ticket to Machu Picchu on the Joinnus website has to agree to the terms before the transaction is completed. Based on the emails we're getting, either people are not seeing the terms and conditions, or they just can't find them. It is helpful to understand things like refund or change policy before you buy. Of course one of the issues is that the T & C are written in Spanish.…

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 20:13:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Should You Set Up a 1 Day Trip to Machu Picchu? The latest trend is for travelers to organize their own trips from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back in one day. But this was not always the case. And there's a good reason. I'm getting emails from people who are struggling with the tight transitions between trains, buses and entry times. Starting in 2024 the Machu Picchu National Park authorities implemented a 30 minute tolerance for late entry at the main gate. Why did they do that? Let's break down the trip step-by-step so you can judge for yourself and decide what's best for you.. 

Why do travelers want to go to Machu Picchu and back…]]> Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:01:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt