How to Book It

Adios Adventure Travel offers step by step instructions on how to book your trips to South America

When you're ready to book and confirm your trip to South America. Send us an email or call our US Office, located in Virginia.                 

757-714-6649  We're on Eastern Standard Time. M-F, 9 am – 5 pm and on weekends/evening, by appointment.


Here's what we need to know:

  • Exact dates of travel (or estimated dates if you are still in the planning stages)
  • Email a jpeg image or scan of each valid passport for each person in your group
  • If anyone is planning to renew their passport for any reason, we need to know at time of booking
  • Confirmation of itinerary or request for changes
  • Number of hotel rooms and beds you would like
  • Flight arrival and departure details 

If your passport is expired, or about to expire, can you make a reservation?

  • The answer is "Yes and No."
  • Yes, we can schedule and reserve our guides, drivers, horses, bikes and equipment.
  • No, we cannot reserve flights, train service or Machu Picchu entry tickets without a valid passport.
  • If you have an expired passport or passport about to expire, we can use it to get your Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets, AS LONG AS YOU TRAVEL WITH BOTH THE NEW AND THE OLD PASSPORTS.  IF WE USE THE OLD PASSPORT THAT'S ABOUT TO EXPIRE, THAT'S THE ONE YOU MUST SHOW AT THE CHECKPOINT TO ENTER THE HIKE AND THE NATIONAL PARK.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please let us know at time of booking.
  • If you have travel companions or are alone, we can sometimes make hotel reservations in your name without your passport, and follow up later with passport info. But hotels require the passport info to determine if you should pay the hefty hotel tax imposed on Peruvian citizens by their government. Eventually, one way or the other, they have to have your valid passport info.

Travel documents:

  • For each participant, include full name, exactly as it's written on the passport. If there are hyphens, apostrophes or other words (like "Junior",) we need to know. That's why we ask you to send the photo or scan. 
  • Email a copy of each valid passport (must not expire within 6 months of your travel dates)
  • Peruvian citizens can travel on a valid national ID
  • Students 16 years old and under who are eligible for the student discount price to Machu Picchu, must send us a scan of their valid passport at time of booking.
  • Discounts for students 17-24 yo  are no longer available. 
  • If you have more than one valid passport, you should provide the information from the passport you plan to present at the checkpoint for entry to hikes, trains and Machu Picchu.

Payment options:

  • If you book your trip at least 60 days in advance of arrival, payments can be made by credit card.via a link we will send by email from either our US office or Peru office. A minimum non-refundable payment of 30% is usually requred to confirm your reservation.
  • If you leave for your trip less than 60 days from the time you make your reservation, the full amount can be paid by credit card.via a link we will send by email from either our US office or Peru office.
  • We accept both domestic and international wire transfers to our US bank.
  • We accept personal and corporate checks in US currency in our US office in Virginia.
  • When making your reservation, please confirm your travel dates and destinations. It's possible that during the decision-making process, more than one date or place was discussed. It's wise to confirm the final date and review the destinations at the time of your reservation.
  • The quoted price for each trip includes taxes.  We have listed everything included and excluded for each trip.