New Short Route from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

New Short Route from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

On the map it looks easy to get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo on your way to Machu Picchu. For people who don't know why this is important, the main railway station for trains to Machu Picchu is in Ollantaytambo, which is a 2 hour…

Map of Sacred Valley Routes and 1 Day Inca Trail Hike

Map of Sacred Valley Routes and 1 Day Inca Trail Hike

Map of Cusco, Sacred Valley Tours (2 options) Ollantaytambo and 1 Day Hike to Machu Picchu. Click on markers or zoom in or out to see different features.  Includes the new shorter direct route between Cusco and Ollantaytambo.  

Traveling in South America? How to communicate for free

Traveling in South America? How to communicate for free

We're all about travel in South America and one of the most important questions we get is how to communicate while on the go. I use T-mobile phone service including an optional international plan that gives me free unlimited texting…

Machu Picchu Hourly Entry Tickets: it's not What You Think

Machu Picchu Hourly Entry Tickets: it's not What You Think

It seems there is a misunderstanding of the purpose of the new hourly entry tickets for visitors traveling to Machu Picchu. Peru launched a new website with a new system for selecting entry tickets by the hour effective on January…

Hidden Benefit of Perurail Bimodal Service to Machu Picchu

Hidden Benefit of Perurail Bimodal Service to Machu Picchu

Hidden in plain view. This secret benefit on Perurail can save you money and add convenience to your trip to Machu Picchu. How? During the rainy season in Peru, PeruRail shuts down the train station in Poroy from January 2- April…

Travel to Machu Picchu: How to choose the best water bottle

Travel to Machu Picchu: How to choose the best water bottle

Although it was announced to tour operators that starting in January 2019, single-use plastic water bottles and other plastic waste is banned from Machu Picchu, so far the new rule is not being enforced. For more information about…

Plastic Water Bottles Banned in Machu Picchu

Plastic Water Bottles Banned in Machu Picchu

The ban on plastic should be making it's way to the land of the Inca. But it's not being enforced. Recent reports in June 2019 indicate that the plan to ban plastic is not being enforced at this time! Adios Adventure Travel still…

2019 Machu Picchu Tickets: New Website Launched

2019 Machu Picchu Tickets: New Website Launched

Peru government launched new website for booking Machu Picchu entry tickets in 2019. They eliminated the half-day morning and afternoon ticket option and replaced it with tickets for entry on the hour.  Get ready. All of this…

Machu Picchu Entry Ticket Data and Statistics 2018

Machu Picchu Entry Ticket Data and Statistics 2018

For entertainment I like to track stats and compare tickets sold. Unfortunately the government website no longer shows tickets sold for past years. I don't know if that is deliberate or just due to the changes in how tickets are…

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

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…