RSS Feed en 120 The Questionable Story About The Protests and Closing of Machu Picchu Written by Vidal Jaquehua. Co-founder and co-owner of Adios Adventure Travel.

You won't see this version of what is happening in Peru in social media accounts or newspapers. It's not what you think. Who is Vidal?
Here's a link to read more about his personal background 

Highlights and main topics:

  • Why are Indigenous villagers in Peru being threatened with fines if they don't attend protests?
  • Why…
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 20:40:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Valicha: And A Tale of My Mother's Famed Chicha Brewery in the Andes Mountains The Qechua Culture Literary Project is a collection of Andean fairy tales from the Qechua culture, which will be translated into Spanish and English for publication. The books will serve two purposes. The primary objective is to capture the verbal stories passed down from generation to generation in Qechua communities. The secondary goal is to draft a picture book of stories told in 3 languages, with original artwork, for children of the indigenous Qechua communities of the Andes. Because Qechua is a spoken language, there is little if any historial record of these stories.…]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2022 15:52:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt Should You Buy More Than One Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu? Since the Peru government has tightened the rules for wandering willy-nilly around the Machu Picchu citadel, it's quite common for travelers who are interested in maximizing the enjoyment of their once-in-a-lifetime visit to Machu Picchu, to consider buying more than one entry ticket. What do people need to know about buying more than one ticket for entry to Machu Picchu on the same day? What is the best way to do it? When should you not worry about it? Keep reading while I break down the ins and outs of what you need to know. This post will address the question of buying more than one ticket…

Fri, 09 Dec 2022 19:18:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Links to Essential Gear for your Trip to South America These are products and services that I have used myself and would give to my mother. who is pictured above at Machu Picchu (at age 78.) Each link will take you to a page on the Adios Adventure Travel website where you can read more, buy, or in the case of the travel insurance, get a free quote or a toll-free phone number to talk to an expert. When you buy these products and services, it's like giving us a hug, and you can't imagine how wonderful that makes us feel!

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:44:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Go Pure Pod: The Best Water Filter for Travelers My quest for the best water filter for travelers is over. Go Pure Pod portable water filter is the winner. To say it was love at first sight is an understatement. Let me explain.

I've been traveling to South America since 2006 and have tried multiple water filtering devices for travelers. Most of them worked "well enough," but there was always a trade-off. I could not get the cost, weight, size, shareability (is that even a word?), shelf life, and performance in the field to integrate with each other. Then I found "the pod."

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:25:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
How to Avoid Crowds and Explore Real Peru on Your Trip to Machu Picchu Here's my take on how to explore the lesser known regions of Peru on your way to Machu Picchu. Everything I listed here is within driving distance from Cusco. I'm sharing my first-hand experience exploring "real" Peru without the crowds. I've been all over the southern desert, the amazon jungle in Tambopata as well as Iquitos, and the amazing Chachapoyas region. Not to mention Lake Titicaca. My adventures would not be possible without my business partner Vidal Jaquehua, in Cusco.  I cook up crazy ideas and Vidal gathers up a few of our guides, off we go! What I'm going to describe places that…

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 16:21:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What You Need to Know about Traveling to Patagonia Chile After the Pandemic While we have all been looking under the bed for our dusty suitcases and outdated passports, the country of Chile throttled their post-pandemic reopening in a single action. Chile skipped the gradual steps of reopening that I've seen other countries take.  What exactly did Chile do and how does this affect foreigners? They did it all baby. I'm happy to report that as of October 1, 2022, all covid requrements have been suspended. Chile dropped the axe on vax cards, covid tests, mobility passes and face masks. Don't get me wrong. If you show up with noticeable symptoms of upper respiratory infection,…

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 17:55:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
How to Choose the Most Handy Luggage for your Trip to Machu Picchu Eventually every one who is planning a trip to Machu Picchu will learn that there is a size limit for bags on the train to Machu Picchu. That is just the beginning of the information you need to know about the most practical kind of luggage to bring on your excursion to Machu Picchu. And there's more. I'm going to explain what you don't know yet. Whether you're traveling to Peru with carry-on luggage or checked bags, there are things you should know about the segment of your trip between Cusco (or Sacred Valley), and Machu Picchu. Literally every single person who goes to Machu Picchu will need…

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:27:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Why You Can't Resell Your Machu Picchu Entry Tickets Recently I saw people trying to sell their Machu Picchu tickets on social media platforms. Surely people must realize that the tickets have their names and passport information printed on them. This information is to help Machu Picchu ticket holders and those people looking to buy Machu Picchu tickets, to understand the basic rules for buying tickets. Unfortunately, there's no Stubhub for Machu Picchu tickets. So here's some Pachamama wisdom to shed some light.

These policies apply to all entry tickets to Machu Picchu including the Wayna Picchu hike. Here's what you need to…]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 18:13:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt Which Circuit is the Best For the Classic Photo of Machu Picchu? The fact that I'm asking this question should be an indication that not all of the 4 circuits at Machu Picchu are equal when it comes to photographing Machu Picchu ruins. Let me explain the situation. Machu Picchu visitors are traveling thousands of miles to the middle of the Andes Mountains, and investing heaps of dinero to arrive at their lifelong dream destination only to discover that they may not have access to see or photograph the iconic image of the ancient Inca city. Don't all entry tickets to Machu Picchu include access to this view of the city? No is the short answer. Read on for…

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:17:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt