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Machu Picchu Ticket Changes: Half Day Entry

Effective July 1, 2017, all entry tickets to Machu Picchu will be for half-day.

Visitors can choose from the following 3 options:

  • 6 am - 12 Noon (1st shift)
  • 12 Noon - 5:30 pm (2nd shift)
  • 1 pm - 5:30 pm (discounted "VESPERTINO" rate)

All tickets can be purchased from the new updated Machu Picchu government website.  Other changes include the…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on July 21, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

Join our Trip to Machu Picchu for Travel Agents Dec 4-8

We want to get to know you.  And we want to help you get to know more about Machu Picchu.

Adios Adventure Travel specializes in adventure travel in South America.  

Join our Machu Picchu "Show & Tell" 5-Day Trip
for Travel Agents.
Dec 4-8,…

Added by Jacquie Whitt on October 1, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

More Than a Worn-out Piece of Luggage - A Bag Full of Memories - Part 2

(continued from Part I)

Not wanting to outright disagree with a doctor, I countered with the suggestion that we go to a local hotel for the night. The doctor nodded his head without challenging me in any way. When we checked in to…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on August 11, 2015 at 7:09pm — No Comments

More Than a Worn-out Piece of Luggage - a Bag Full of Memories (Part 1)

When I returned my worn out Osprey backpack to the place where I bought it to get it repaired, it never occurred to me that I wouldn't see it again. I casually handed my inanimate traveling companion over the counter to the sales clerk, signed the papers and meandered off to look at more stuff. Little did I know how the Osprey lifetime guarantee would affect…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on July 17, 2015 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Update: Inca Trail Permits 2015

Permits for 2015 Inca Trail season went on sale January 12, 2015.  By 11:05 am, most of the month of May was sold out, and as of today's date, the entire month of May in 2015 is sold out.  And the week before and after Easter are sold out. 

This includes permits for the easy 1-day hike or the classic 4-day hike.

To get a permit, you will need a valid passport (or…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on January 18, 2015 at 6:38pm — No Comments

New trend in destination weddings? Adventure and Machu Picchu!

There is an exciting trend for destination weddings.  Brides and grooms are stepping out of the comfort of all-inclusive resorts around the world, to seek out meaningful "new" venues for their ceremonies in "old sacred places."  Some are willing to hike 30 minutes to 2 hours, hauling dresses and wedding garb, for the chance to stand in the shadow of ancient Inca ruins &…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on December 20, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Permits in 2015/New Online Tracking Tool

The buzz for the next Inca Trail hiking season is underway.  Permits for 2015 season will go on sale in early January.  (the exact opening day for the permit office is not known.  They open when they're ready!)  Last year, permits for hikes in the month of May sold out first.  Most of the month of May sold out opening day. 

It's recommended that people planning to hike…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on November 18, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

How your group can have it both ways when hiking the Inca Trail: strenuous & easy

Adios Adventure Travel offers families and small groups the option to divide their members up between those who can and want to hike the strenuous 4-Day Inca Trail and those who prefer the easy 1-Day Inca Trail hike. (no camping)  Both groups hike over the Sungate into the ruins to meet up in Machu Picchu for a…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on September 26, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Adios Adventure Travel is Hiring! Are you the right person for these positions?

Business is growing and we need to hire bi-lingual licensed adventure guides in Cusco.

We're also seeking part-time, bilingual reservations agent in Cusco.

Benefits may include accommodations, if needed.

To arrange an interview, please contact: …


Added by Jacquie Whitt on November 8, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

A Copenhagen Adventure: Kayaking to Its Secret Underwater Statues

On our recent trip to Denmark, we spent a few days in Copenhagen.  We did a kayak tour of the canals where we discovered that the Little Mermaid statue has a boyfriend! 

We were able to get video footage of the underwater statues as seen here.



Added by Jacquie Whitt on September 30, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

What to do if natural disaster strikes on your vacation

Before heading off on vacation to get away from your worries and your troubles, take a few minutes to think about

how you would handle a natural disaster away from home.  Maybe even in a foreign country.  Would you know how to use the local phones?  If you had access to someone else's computer, would you…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on June 26, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

In Peru, Why Were Grandma & Grandpa Showered With Guinea Pigs & Potatoes?

If you suddenly discover that your children's grandparents have gone missing, check their closets to see if their backpacks-on-wheels are gone. Then check your email to see if they sent a quick message from an internet cafe in a South American city. They may have done it again.

Grandma and…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on April 15, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Would kidnapping in Peru be better than this?

After all the heavy discussions about kidnappings and terrorist groups in Peru, this is hysterical . . .

gives new meaning to the expression "helicopter" mom


Dear Mom,

Thanks for ignoring me and thanks for not butting in to my life.  But mostly thanks for not contacting the Peruvian authorities while I was traveling during the US citizen kidnapping…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on March 3, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Are Americans at Risk of Being Kidnapped in Cusco & Machu Picchu?

I arrived in Cusco the day before the US embassy website posted the kidnapping advisory for US citizens in Cusco & Machu Picchu.

I spent the next week walking around the city of Cusco, often alone, and went to the village of Ollantaytambo for a hike to unknown ruins. 

I made a short video of my observations while in Cusco that I hope will address some of these questions . . .…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on February 26, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

In the Galapagos, the Art of Slumbering Under the Stars

My God, it wasn't just your run-of-the-mill gorgeous outdoor destination, it was a freaking, sparsely populated island in the Galapagos! "How could you people walk away from the sky and ensconce yourselves in walls. For chrissakes, come outside and sleep!"

Those were the thoughts that passed through my mind as I dragged my mattress off the rustic, yet sturdy, hand-cut, wooden bed frame and dragged it across the floor of the cutest little cabin I'd ever been in, and slammed it down…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on February 14, 2013 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

NEW! 5-Day Inca Trail Hike

Is 5-day Inca Trail hike right for you?  Same total distance as the 4 day hike, but offers more time on the trail and more time to explore the Machu Picchu ruins.  After all.  That's kind of why you are there. 

See full description…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on April 25, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Volunteer Vacations in S. America

Privately run animal refuge in Bolivia for individuals or groups: http://www.sendaverde.com/

Short-term medical missions in Bolivia, Haiti, Africa & other destinations:


Indigenous school for girls in Peru:…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on April 9, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Bolivia: salt flats & FLAMINGOS!

The Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia were mind-blowing.  Perhaps you've seen pictures?  Photographs of optical illusions created by posing close to the camera with distant objects appearing much larger/smaller in contrast.  The challenge is to come up with new poses.  We did our best!

After the tour of the salt flats, we continued to the high desert to explore high-altitude…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on March 28, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Teacher-Student Travel Tips

After sleeping under the stars with snoring teens in tents all around me, I have discovered students can be a different breed of traveler than adults.  For instance, they can be picky (perhaps suspicious is a better word!) eaters, but I haven't met one yet that I couldn't get to at least try the local locro or quinoa soup.…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on April 22, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Vidal Jaquehua on Sustainable Tourism in Ecuador & Peru

The fact that we took a group whose leader went to Galapagos Islands for free, as you know, it was because she has her group, and she had a full size group (14) ready to go. And the fact that they choose Adios Adventure Travel, it was because they know that we are very carefull whit their people and we are very attend to them.
I think that the fact of choosing the island hopping instead of the boats or…

Added by Jacquie Whitt on November 24, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

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