Machu Picchu Overtourism Update - It's Better Than You Think

Finally some good news. If you follow my blog you know I'm a straight shooter. I say it like I see it. And I double check my facts with my local contacts. I've been reporting on the travel trends and changes at Machu Picchu even before 2016, when the Peru government initiated the first big change to visitor access. They began the first of several steps…

What Happens if You Book an Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu and You Can't do it?

After months of planning and organizing your Inca Trail adventure, you arrive in Cusco, then calamity strikes. Maybe you get a sudden gastro-intestinal bug or slip in the shower and break your arm. (it's happened!) Or you don't realize how out of shape you are until you walk around Cusco or the Sacred Valley.  What You Need to Know About Your Inca…

There are 3 Routes to Hike to Rainbow Mountain

There are 3 routes to get to Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) 1. Original route via Chekacupe through Pitumarca community. Average 3 Hours to hike up and 2.5 hours to hike down. Hikers arriving in large buses will use this route because this road is the only one big enough to accommodate larger vehicles like buses.   2. Recently another route…

How to Travel to Machu Picchu and the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019

Get ready everyone! One of the busiest travel destinations in the world is about to share the summer spotlight in 2019 with The Pan American Games XIV. If you were to combine a tsunami sporting event with a hurricane travel season, you get an idea of what is about to happen. The Pan Am games will be the largest sporting event ever hosted by the country…

Machu Picchu - Print Kid's Games for the Car Ride

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Adventures in Flying to Machu Picchu: Avoid These Mistakes

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…

5 Pro Tips for Organizing the Perfect Trip to Machu Picchu

Don't let tight connections and poor planning ruin your trip to Machu Picchu. We're Machu Picchu travel experts and here's our list of top tips to help you make the most of your trip to the famous citadel.  #1 - Be Flexible.   About everything. Aim for your target dates, hotels and ideal train departures. But give yourself permission to choose alternatives…

Machu Picchu Update: One Ticket One Entry

"One and done." That's one of the biggest changes at Machu Picchu. Each general entry ticket entitles the holder to enter one time.   And there are now new options for buying entry tickets in 2019. Visitors can buy tickets to enter on the hour.   About the tickets: Peru launched new website in December 2018 for entry tickets in 2019 Entry tickets…

My Machu Picchu Reading List for Travelers

Whether you're anticipating a trip to Machu Picchu, or fueling your armchair wanderlust, these books are my favorites. I'm attracted to adventure mixed with a little science and historical facts. For ten years I've been traveling, reading and dare I say studying the Incas.  There are no travel guides on this list because I wanted to share interesting…

The Truth About Overcrowding and the New Rules for Machu Picchu Entry Tickets

On December 10, 2018, the Peruvian government launched a new website with yet again a new system for booking tickets. Now all tickets are displayed by the hour of entry. For full details follow this link to the updated story. For news about how corona virus is affecting travel to Machu Picchu, or info about how flooding affected the Inca Trail, follow…