The One Experience That Every Traveler Can Expect on Their Trip to Machu Picchu

The One Experience That Every Traveler Can Expect on Their Trip to Machu Picchu

What "experience" am I talking about? Every single traveler regardless of your age, income or occupation can expect daily interactions with street vendors and micro-business enterprises everywhere you go in Peru. I do mean everywhere.…

Miraculous Availability for Inca Trail Hiking Permits in Summer 2023

Miraculous Availability for Inca Trail Hiking Permits in Summer 2023

When I say miraculous, here's what I mean. We haven't seen anything like this, in forever! Probably at least since hikers have been required to get permits. Here it is the month of June and permits to hike the 4 day Inca Trail…

Are Tour Guides Required to Enter Machu Picchu?

Are Tour Guides Required to Enter Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is a huge ancient city in an outdoor setting with upper and lower one-way circuits spanning 34 acres. Are visitors required to hire a tour guide? So far, No. But here's why the discussion is bubbling to the surface …

What to Know About Traveling to Machu Picchu After Protests

What to Know About Traveling to Machu Picchu After Protests

With protests in Peru winding down and the restoration of supply chains well under way, what do travelers need to know about planning trips to Machu Picchu? The first thing to be aware of is that no one can ever guarantee there…

Machu Picchu Reopens After Protests - February 15, 2023

Machu Picchu Reopens After Protests - February 15, 2023

Since March, the main "Cusco to Machu Picchu Travel Corridor" is wide open and fully operational. "Come on down y'all! We're sorry we scared you!" Everything is back to normal. Visitors resumed travels to Peru and in July, August,…

The Questionable Story About The Protests and Closing of Machu Picchu

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…

Valicha: And A Tale of My Mother's Famed Chicha Brewery in the Andes Mountains

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…

Should You Buy More Than One Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu?

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…

Links to Essential Gear for your Trip to South America

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…

Go Pure Pod: The Best Water Filter for Travelers

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…