Why You Should Keep Sacred Sites on Your Bucket List

Why You Should Keep Sacred Sites on Your Bucket List

Machu Picchu and its surrounding communities (as well as other sacred sites around the world) need your support now more than ever. Forget about overtourism and crowding. The Inca citadel and all archaeological sites in Peru have…

Families Traveling in Pandemic Pods

Families Traveling in Pandemic Pods

There's nothing like a global pandemic to inspire creative thinkers to come up with solutions for pretty much every difficult situation. How can people continue traveling safely after covid-19? How can we restore our confidence…

Packing Guidelines and Tips for Travel After Covid-19

Packing Guidelines and Tips for Travel After Covid-19

How things have changed virtually everywhere in just a few short months since covid-19 snatched the full attention of every single adult on the earth! As international travel gradually returns, people are reviewing their packing…

Machu Picchu Launches New Website After Covid-19

Machu Picchu Launches New Website After Covid-19

On November 1, 2020, the first visitors stepped foot into the sleepy Machu Picchu ruins with small crowds at 30% capacity, then Machu Picchu National Park increased visitor capacity to 40% in December. (If you're fit enough to…

After Closing for Covid-19, Machu Picchu Reopens With New Rules for Travelers

After Closing for Covid-19, Machu Picchu Reopens With New Rules for Travelers

We're tracking ongoing changes and situations that can affect travel to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail hikes and other relevant destinations in South America. So check back from time to time. What do travelers need to know about navigating…

Travel After Covid: Why Small Groups are the Safest

Travel After Covid: Why Small Groups are the Safest

Is big group travel dead? If one thing has become obvious after experiencing the biggest pandemic in modern history, we can all agree that there is an intrinsic health benefit to avoiding large groups as much as possible. Whether…

Latam Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: How Will This Affect Travelers?

Latam Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: How Will This Affect Travelers?

Due to the exceptional circumstances affecting the travel industry, on May 26, 2020, Latam Airlines filed to reorganize the company under Chapter 11 protection in the US. Ttravel restrictions caused by covid-19 have affected every…

Free Entry to Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Hikes For Public Servants

Free Entry to Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Hikes For Public Servants

On May 10, 2020, Peru President Martin Vizcarra officially decreed that Peruvian public servants, as well as foreign kids and senior citizens are temporarily granted free admission to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. And to sweeten…

Why You Need To Travel With A Thermometer:  TSA Checking Temperatures

Why You Need To Travel With A Thermometer: TSA Checking Temperatures

Finally, we're happy to report that Peru and Ecuador have ended their states of emergency and eliminated all covid restrictions. Foreigners with valid passports can enter as before the start of the pandemic. Chile and Bolivia…

Avianca Airlines Goes Bankrupt & Discontinues Services in Peru

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, 2020 Avianca airlines, the third largest airline in South America, filed…