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Welcome to the DOS MANOS 2013 newsletter:
The Machu Picchu Special!
Spanish Version
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In this jam-packed edition, you’ll be able to find all you need to know about Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ and how to get there, the tricky topic of Peruvian trains, a trip report on the worlds famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (see also our 2012 Inca Trail Special).  Want to book this beautiful world-famous trek right away? More info here or book here.  This year will also see the continuation of our generous discount system: ‘like’ our page on Facebook, or opt for one of our fixed departures and save yourself money!
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Trains! Trains! Trains to Machu Picchu! The ins and outs of Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Pueblo Frequently Asked Questions about Machu Picchu
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If you don’t fancy hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu for several days and unless you want to take 4 mini-buses with crying babies and local produce, a small train overall taking about 10 hours, you better take the direct train to Aguas Calientes from Cusco. Unfortunately this process has been made overly complicated and quite expensive, due to it being the main route to see Machu Picchu, the jewel of the Inca Empire and the most important Peruvian tourism site in the country.
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Set around 400m. below the historic site of Machu Picchu, the town of Aguas Calientes is the unavoidable stop-off point for all visitors. Those who do a one day excursion to Machu Picchu from Cusco won’t have much time there, but anyone staying overnight in order to beat the crowds at Machu Picchu before sunrise the next morning, and/or hike up the Huayna Picchu mountain will have some spare time in the town (recently renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo, just to confuse everyone).
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Nowadays, there is so much information available on the web about a tour to Machu Picchu that is it very easy to confuse yourself. Hopefully this article of definitive answers to some commonly asked questions will clear a few things up for those planning to visit the “Lost City of the Incas” in Peru.

1. Is it necessary to use a travel agency to go to Machu Picchu?
No, this is not a requirement...
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Sights and ruins along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Day 1 + 2 The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Day 3 + 4
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The Inca Trail is without a doubt one of the most famed and challenging treks in Peru and known worldwide for its cultural content and natural beauty. Every year thousands of tourists flock to Cusco to embark on a four day trek to Machu Picchu, along a truly exceptional mountain trail, made hundreds of years ago by the Inca civilization. Besides the ancient trail itself surrounded by unique flora and fauna, trekkers will pass a range of magnificent archeological Inca ruins ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail had always been a huge ambition of mine.  Directly after arriving at the Amauta Spanish school in Cusco I met a group of students that were booking for later that same week, through their in-house travel Agency Dos Manos Peru! Admittedly I was quite relieved that there was still space; I guess the trail doesn’t get so booked up in the wet season.
The staff of Dos Manos made the whole booking process very easy for us ...
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After having hiked for two long days we were already half way on our trek to Machu Picchu.

Day 3
By the traditional route, day 3 is the longest day and it also has the most optional detours to see different ruins. So instead of staying in Wiñay Wayna, the traditional end-point of the third day, we decided to take some of these detours and enjoyed these greatly preserved ruins at regular intervals during the day ...
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