RSS Feed en 120 A Taste of Corn Beer in Cusco, Peru: the Ultimate Foodie Adventure,-peru-the-ultimate-foodie-adventure/ It's called Chicha de Jora, and consumption of authentic Inca corn beer is on the rise as foodies of all ages seek out hidden gastronomic experiences still available in Peru today. The production of home-made small batches of chicha beer is one of the most genuine examples of ancient Peruvian culture alive today . Brewed mainly by women, the process begins with selecting the perfect corn. Each brewer fosters her intuition for selecting the best ingredients for her signature brew. After soaking for just the right amount of time, the kernels are buried in layers with andean grass known…

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:56:00 +0000,-peru-the-ultimate-foodie-adventure/ Jacqueline Whitt
The Hidden Costs of Traveling to Machu Picchu and Peru During Covid-19 With everything pretty much mostly reopened in the Cusco to Machu Picchu corridor, eyeballs are starting to gaze once again on the once-in-a-lifetime dream of traveling to the epic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu before the crowds pickup. Adios Adventure Travel has been busy enough for the last couple of months that we have experience in helping people prepare and plan for their big adventure to Peru.

Here's a list of extra expenses that could affect the budget for your trip to Machu Picchu:

  • quarantine is suspended for all healthy people who arrive in Lima,…
Wed, 26 May 2021 15:11:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Shining Path Murders 16 Peruvians in Amazon Jungle Village On Sunday May 23, 2021, the murder of 16 people including 2 children was reported in a bar in the town of San Miguel del Ene, capital of the district of Vizcatán del Ene, located on the border between Junín and Ayacucho, in the area of the  Apurimac Valley, and the Ene and Mantaro rivers (Vraem). The area is marked by the remnants of the Shining Path movement, entangled in drug trafficking, and an area of confrontations between the Armed Forces and narco-terrorist groups. Vizcatán del Ene has become a base of operations for the Quispe Palomino narco-terrorist group for many years because it…

Tue, 25 May 2021 17:19:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Can Vaccinated Americans Travel to Machu Picchu? The answer is yes. But the real truth is that any healthy person can travel to Machu Picchu. All visitors, even those who have had the covid vaccination, must show either a negatice covid test taken within 72 hours of their flight to Lima, Peru, or proof of recovery from covid-19. It's the same rule for every person entering the United States. 

The real question is, are there any benefits for travelers entering Peru, who have the covid vaccine? Can vaccinated Americans, or citizens from other countries, skip the requirement for providing proof of negative covid test on arrival in Peru?…

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 21:47:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Tips for Filling Out Peru Declaration of Health Forms for Entry After Covid People planning to travel to Peru have called me to ask about information they've seen indicating that international passengers traveling to Peru must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Lima airport. Do you really need to quarantine upon arrival in Lima airport?

My partner Vidal and I cooked up a plan to ask each of our groups about their experience on arrival in Lima.

Here's a link to our most visited blog post about things you need to know about traveling to Machu Picchu…

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 17:24:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Peru: Are Lake Titicaca and Amazon Jungle Reopen After Covid-19? If you haven't heard by now, Machu Picchu is open for business after covid-19. In spite of a couple of setbacks due to covid restrictions in Peru, it's full steam ahead. At least for now.

Every day I get calls and inquiries from travelers planning to travel to Machu Picchu, who have the time and interest to visit other destinations in Peru. It makes perfect sense to look at spending 3-4 days in the Amazon rainforest and Lake Titicaca because they're both literally 1 day from Cusco.

As of June 2021, here's what you need to know about reopening in Peru and travel to the Amazon…

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:02:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Travel Guide for Post-Covid Outdoor Vacations to Machu Picchu A lot of people are ready to get outside now that we know covid-19 isn't going to magically disappear, and we have developed strategies for learning to live and maybe even travel with it.

Is 2021 a good year to go to Machu Picchu and Peru? For nature lovers, this could be the best year ever, provided you're prepared for the unpredictable and unexpected. 

Good Reasons to Travel to Machu Picchu in 2021:

  • Reduced crowds. 
  • Machu Picchu is outdoors surrouned by fresh air and nature
  • A visit to Machu Picchu is likely to feed your soul…
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:35:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What Hikes Are Open in Peru After Covid-19? Effective March 1, 2021, Machu Picchu reopened (again!) and so did Perurail and Inca Rail train service. But what about the hikes? Which hikes in Peru are open? Which hikes in Peru are closed? And for how long?

The list of "closed" hikes because that's the shortest. Each community has the autonomy to determine if they want to reopen their regions to hikers. So it's their call when and if they choose to reopen.

  • Choquequirao Trek 5 days - is on the verge of opening. Or so we're told. Trip to Machu Picchu not included but can be added after you return to…
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:57:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
My First Post Covid Trip to Machu Picchu The Trip from the US to Cusco

There was absolutely no downside to booking business class seats from the US to Peru in December 2020 using my totally refundable points. So I did. However I made the mistake of waiting too long to book my local flights between Lima and Cusco. Turns out I was traveling to Cusco on the first Sunday after Christmas. And so was everyone else. When I finally got around to booking my flight from Lima to Cusco, Latam flights topped out at $450 USD roundtrip. Or one way. Didnt' matter. The pain to your wallet was real.

Before I even got…

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:44:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Peru Plans First Ever Direct Road to Machu Picchu The Peru Ministry of Transport and Communications just announced a plan to build a road from Cusco to Machu Picchu using the "back door" route. Hallelujah! A real paved road! Currently, the only way to get to Machu Picchu is by train or by hiking the Inca Trail. It's a cumbersome journey from Cusco that takes about 5 hours each way. So the mere mention of a direct route by road is a pretty big deal. Even a game changer.  

But before you break out the champagne, be aware that this is not the first administration to announce plans to build a road directly to Machu Picchu. Members of Garcia's…

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:28:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt