What's the Biggest Mistake Travelers Make When Planning A Trip to Machu Picchu?

You would think the biggest planning mistake would be something like forgetting to check the expiration date of your passport, which does sometimes happen and is among a list of oversights to be avoided. (follow this link to read more about the most important thing you need to enter Machu Picchu) But the biggest blunder is one that you may not be aware…

Machu Picchu Weather: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The most frequently asked questions about traveling to Machu Picchu are regarding the weather.  We've collected the best intel, along with a few other facts to help you decide when to travel and how to prepare for your trip. Follow this link to see our most popular trip: 7-Day Machu Picchu Walking Vacation. The good news about Machu Picchu: Machu…

Changes Affecting Travelers to Galapagos Islands

The following changes in the Galapagos Islands will affect costs for independent travelers and possibly the cost for packaged trips in 2020: Charles Darwin Research Center has always been free. A new pilot program to better control behavior of visitors, will require everyone to hire a guide at the main entrance at the rate of $10 USD per person and…

How to Give a Trip to Machu Picchu as a Gift

Will Machu Picchu fit under your Christmas Tree? Absolutely! Are you looking for a memorable gift for someone special? Giving the gift of travel is a trend that is becoming more popular, especially during the holidays. Perhaps it's due to the realization that we have accumulated mountains of stuff much of which is not only forgotten but is now part…

How to Use the Bathroom While Hiking the Inca Trail

Here's everything you need to know about using the potty during your Inca Trail hike. This information applies to all genders, but perhaps especially females. Honestly, everyone can benefit from knowing what to expect regarding how and where to use the privy while hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. One important thing to note about restrooms in…

Traveling with Grandchildren

Why are grandparents so keen to travel with their grandchildren? With families now living around the country, traveling with grandparents is one way for kids to spend quality time with the older generation. Grandma and Grandpa are more likely than parents to be in a position to foot the bill for educational and experiential travel. While parents take…

5 Must-Have Items to Pack for your Trip to Machu Picchu

Whether you’re preparing for Peru’s various microclimates, or looking for advice about how to pack light, you may be wondering what gear is essential for your trip to South America. Here are 5 travel essentials. And we included a list of a few other things you might want to leave at home.(we're assuming you know you have to bring your entry tickets…

Can You Get Discounts for Travel to Machu Picchu in the Low Season?

Personal note: Before you dive into the topic of this post, I want to explain why you don't see ads, popups, tracking codes and requests for your email. It's because we want Adios Adventure Travel website to be a haven for ad-free browsing, not to mention inspiration. We're not beholding to advertisers or investors. We're here for you. If you have any…

The Future of Machu Picchu Tours

For various reasons, there have always been rumors about Machu Picchu "closing shop." The grapevine of unreliable comments ebbs and flows depending on . . . who knows what? It might be confusion about the routine closing of the Inca Trail every February. But once a story lands on the internet, like a raging fire, it can easily blow out of control. People…

Should you Travel to Machu Picchu, Chachapoyas and Kuelap Ruins?

A new state of the art cable car system has been installed in a small village near Kuelap ruins, with the idea of attracting more visitors to the Chachapoyas Cloud Forest region in northern Peru. The cable car system solves but one of many logistical problems for getting the masses to the ancient fortress of Kuelap. The idea is to spread the wealth…