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

Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits. I've included a link to see information about the new rules at Machu Picchu, a link to the new Machu Picchu website and other tips to help you navigate your way through the process of canceling or changing your trip…

Book Your Trip to Machu Picchu With Free Cancellation

Now is a good time to book a trip to Machu Picchu for travel later in 2020 or 2021 and support small travel companies. Adios Adventure Travel is offering free cancellation on trips to Peru of 5 days or more. With Machu Picchu being abandoned for 6 months, this is a good opportunity for travelers who want to see the Inca ruins in its most near natural…

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…

Hydroelectric Train & Inca Trail Closed Temporarily March 2020

The rainy season in the Andes is known for its unpredictability. Beginning every year in December (ish), you never know where the precipitation will hit the hardest and what region will be affected the most. Coastal flooding in Peru dominated the weather news last year, and in past years, Machu Picchu was actually closed, or rather empty, due to mudslides…

Looking for a Travel Companion to South America?

It's not only cheaper to travel with a buddy, it can be safer too. You're not alone. There are thousands of buddies out there searching for people like you. How can travel companions find each other? Decide what countries you want to visit and the destinations you want to explore. This will narrow the potential pool of chums to those with similar interests.…

Experience Insider Access on Your Trip to Peru

What do you value most when you travel? Affordability or unique hands-on experiences? I've always known that the trips we arrange in South America are similar if not the same as the trips offered by well-known companies like Road Scholar, G Adventures, REI, and Intrepid. But it wasn't until an agent from Abercrombie and Kent booked her personal trip…