RSS Feed en 120 Travel to Machu Picchu for the Ultimate Team-Building Trip Bring your employees to Peru for training, community service and rejuvenation. Not to mention a little side trip to Machu Picchu! We can't think of a better way to get their attention. Let Adios Adventure Travel US office help you coordinate flights, hotels, activities and all logistics.  We make all the arrangements with our local team of experienced, licensed, English-speaking guides, logistics managers, and drivers, to organize a trip that will restore enthusiam, energize your employees, and make your company objectives come alive.  

Improve your organization's…

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:25:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Best Honeymoon Hikes in Peru We compiled a list of the best honeymoon hikes in Peru.  From easy to hard, and short to long, there are many choices to fit every budget and ability.  The rainy season in Peru is from December through early April.  It doesn't mean you can't hike, but you should be prepared for all kinds of weather including sunny, cool, warm and rainy. 

All hikes are available year round except the 2-day and 4-day Inca Trail which is closed every Feburary.  


Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:43:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Bolivia border visa: essential information for US Citizens I've crossed into Bolivia on 3 different occasions and through 3 different checkpoints.  And each time I crossed I was asked to provide different information.  What I learned is that there is no standard for crossing the border.  Procedures vary depending on where you enter and who is on duty at the time.  I have included list of all the essentials needed no matter where you cross.

  • Desaguadero - gritty border town on the edge of Peru.  From Puno, it takes about 2.5 hours by bus, which will stop and let everyone off to have their passports and documents stamped to exit Peru and…
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:26:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Peru 2017: Teacher Strike Update It's important to understand that labor strikes and protests are part of the political landscape in Peru. If a group wants to transmit a message to the Peruvian government, it's an acceptable practice to organize a public protest.  Strikes can pop-up with very short notice. Sometimes as little as 12-24 hours, or without any notice at all.  Strikes can last for 1 or 2 days or sometimes several days.  In the case of the teachers, this protest about wage increases has been going on since mid-June.

There is no greater way to get the attention of your government than to restrict or cut off…

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:35:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Adios Adventure Travel Women's Adventures: Machu Picchu and more If you're looking for a small group tour operator to organize your women-only trip to South America, please call our US office in Virginia.  Adios Adventure Travel was founded by me, Jacquie Whitt. I can answer your questions from the perspective of a woman. I have personally visited all the places listed on the Adios Adventure Travel website.  Your journey can include visits to high profile well-known destinations like Machu Picchu, combined with lesser known or obscure places for activities like a Pachamanca meal in a Qechua village.  I'm here to help you get as far off the beaten path as…

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:40:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Machu Picchu travel disruptions: what to expect Whether it's a local strike, bad weather, unexpected illness or other random misfortune, interruptions can occur on any trip to Machu Picchu at any time during the year.  

Due to the remote location, getting to Machu Picchu from Cusco requires a 2 hour transfer by car/bus through the Sacred Valley, 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes and 30 minute shuttle bus ride to the main entry. One way.  (Unless you want to hike 4 days on the Inca Trail)  Each leg of the journey includes…

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:18:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
1-Day Guide Service to Machu Picchu Beginning July 1, 2017, new regulations state that all visitors to Machu Picchu must be accompanied by a licensed guide on their first time in Machu Picchu.  To re-enter without a guide, you need to know the name of your guide who conducted the tour.  

As of July 28, this regulation is not being enforced.  There are simply not enough guides available. Don't worry about hiring a guide.  Just go.  There would be an uproar of momentous proportions if people showed up without a guide and were not allowed in.  When you check in to your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley, you can confirm…

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:12:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
How Many Days Should You Spend in Machu Picchu? After traveling sometimes several days by air, train, bus and even on foot to get to Machu Picchu, you want to make sure you have enough time to visit and explore the ruins. Most visitors exert a great deal of effort, not to mention expense, to get to the middle of nowhere in the Andes Mountains.  How much time should you spend inside the ruins?  

How long does it take to get to Machu Picchu?

From Cusco, the average travel time one…

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:58:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Adventure Travel Job Opening: Work in Cusco, Peru,-peru/ Are you passionate about travel and tourism? Do you want to learn about the hospitality industry? Are you looking for practical experience in tourism?  Adios Adventure Travel is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic administrative assistant in Cusco, Peru. This employment opportunity can begin immediately.  

Most travelers coming to Cusco are on the way to Machu Picchu.  Some will go by train and others will hike.  We're looking for someone who likes to be on the go helping travelers achieve their goals. That means everything from meeting and greeting our clients, to going to the…

Tue, 09 May 2017 12:13:00 +0000,-peru/ Jacqueline Whitt
How Many Miles will an Airline Compensate You for Fainting on a Flight? It was never my intention to find out the answer to that question. But if you guessed 20,000 miles, you are correct.  

Let me make it clear that Delta Airlines in no way caused me to faint on my flight from Lima, Peru to Atlanta.  But what happened after I fainted, is why they compensated me with 20,000 frequent flyer miles.  The story began after an amazing trip to Machu Picchu.  With activities, hikes, dinners and late nights.  In other words, I was busy right up to the minute I boarded the flight…

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:23:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt