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

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…

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

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…

Changes Affecting Travelers to Galapagos Islands

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 and after: Charles Darwin Research Center has always been free. A new pilot program…

How to Give a Trip to Machu Picchu as a Gift

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…

How to Use the Bathroom While Hiking the Inca Trail

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…

Traveling with Grandchildren

Traveling with Grandchildren

Why are grandparents so keen to travel with their grandchildren? With families now separated by distance and living anywhere you can imagine, taking a trip with grandparents is one way for kids to spend quality time with the older…

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

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 most essential for your trip to South America. Here are 5 travel essentials. And we included…

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

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

Does Machu Picchu Go "On Sale" in the Low Season? The Machu Picchu low season begins in early January after the New Year holidsy are over, and continues to mid March. This coincides with the rainy season in that part of the Andes.…

The Future of Machu Picchu Tours

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…

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

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…