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Exploring the Cusco Surroundings

08 Jun
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Cusco Surroundings offer impressive ruins, saltpans, churches
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Exploring the Cusco Surroundings

Cusco – the beautiful city, nestled in the Andes in Southern Peru – is the perfect starting point for hikes and visit to interesting Inca sites and beautiful nature. While traveling to the Sacred Valley or the Southern Valley, you can’t stop wondering about the impressive architecture of the Inca culture. Here are some tips for Exploring the Cusco surroundings.

First things first: Cusco Tourist Ticket

If you want to visit the archaeological sites in the surroundings of Cusco, first buy the tourist ticket or the so-called Boleto Turístico. I would recommend buying a ticket that is valid for ten days that will allow you to visit everything. The ticket costs S./ 130, however, if you have an ISIC student card, you only need to pay S./ 70. (more…)

Choquequirao: trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu

04 Jun
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Choquequirao: trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu
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Choquequirao: Trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu

Only a 4-hour bus ride away from the city of Cusco you can find the amazing Inca ruins of Choquequirao, another “lost city of the Inca’s.” Choquequirao is bigger than Machu Picchu but almost “undiscovered” (like any other remote part of the Andes here in Peru). While the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is so popular that it is very hard to get Inca Trail Tickets, we could not join a group of hikers to do the Choquequirao Trek, simply because there were no groups available for the date we wanted to go. Unlike Machu Picchu, Choquequirao (or Choqueqirow) was not thoroughly explored and excavated until the 1970’s.

How it is possible that Machu Picchu has 1,4 million visitors every year and Choquequirao only 5,5 thousand? The answer lies in the remoteness of this archaeological site. Of course, this is what makes it so unique too. During the Choquequirao Trek, you will get a more intense feeling of achievement; and, at the same time, an immense appreciation of Peruvian nature. How it is possible the Incas have built this magnificent city here, at this incredible location in the saddle of a high Andean ridge, 3000, above sea level and 1,500 meters above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River? The Sacred or the Lost Sister City of Machu Picchu – as Choquequirao is often called – is only accessible through an (at least) 4-day hike through the beautiful mountains and valley passing over the wild Apurimac river. (more…)

Why Inca Jungle Trek the best choice is for visiting Machu Picchu

23 May
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Why Inca Jungle Trek the best choice is for visiting Machu Picchu
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Why Inca Jungle Trek the best choice is for visiting Machu Picchu

 

An intriguing question for many travelers in Peru: what is the best option to travel to Machu Picchu, the amazing Inca Citadel? There are several ways to travel to Machu Picchu. Do you want to know Why Inca Jungle Trek the best choice is for visiting Machu Picchu?

When preparing for your visit to Machu Picchu, the first decision you have to make is: will I do a Machu Picchu Tour by train? Or a Machu Picchu hike? My boyfriend, my mother-in-law and I agreed from the beginning that we wanted to hike to Machu Picchu instead of taking a bus or train. But which trek would be the best option for us?

It was not easy to decide for a trek to Machu Picchu. The tickets for the Inca Trail were already sold out months in advance, so this was not an option for us. The 4- or 5-day Salkantay Trek offers amazing views and nature experiences… But it seemed to be a bit too difficult for us. Then we heard about the Inca Jungle Trek. The Inca Jungle Trek offers hiking at a lower altitude than the Salkantay Trek, and it also includes biking and optional activities like rafting and zip lining. That sounded perfect! So, we booked the Inca Jungle Trek with Dos Manos! (more…)

12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru

23 Apr
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12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru
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12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru

At Dos Manos Peru Travel, we like to share 12 tips with you: 12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru. We hope this will help you to practice sustainable tourism, not only in Peru but wherever you go.

Because regardless of where we go, we should always have a responsible attitude. Responsible Travel means traveling in a way that you respect local people of Peru and their culture, economy, environment, and way of living. Check out our tips on how to travel in a responsible, sustainable way in Peru.
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Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu now!

21 Mar
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Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu now!
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Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Now!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Peru?

The Peruvian food? The llamas? The ancient Inca culture? No!! Most likely the FIRST thing that came to your mind is the famous Inca site,

Machu Picchu, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

One of the most unforgettable and amazing experiences is to hike the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

BUT it can be hard to get the Inca Trail Tickets on time! So you don’t want to miss out on this great experience, you need to book NOW!

 

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Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

11 Mar
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Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions
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Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

While traveling in Bolivia, tourists will know different cultures, ethnos, languages, myths, and constructions. Due to the variety of the country, you can easily spend some weeks in Bolivia, and for moments, you will even have the feeling that you are on a different plant because of the extraordinary Bolivian landscape. That’s what one of the travel writers of the Spanish travel blog “Intriper” says in the blog post “Bolivia: 5 must-visit natural attractions”.

In the following, you find a list of those 6 must-visit natural attractions in Bolivia.
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Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

20 Feb
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Maras Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco Peru
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Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

When visiting the Cusco area while traveling in Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-see. Many travelers visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros while doing a Sacred Valley Tour. However, there are also two two lesser known sites called Maras and Moray. Here you read why we recommend you Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Just 31 miles Northwest of Cusco (Peru) lies Moray. Moray is the number 20 of 127 top attractions to visit in the Cusco region ranked by the Tripadvisor. It is a must see for everyone. First photographed in 1931, these particular ruins have been carved into the earth just about 100 feet deep or more.

The most popular theory is that this site once was an Agricultural Laboratory to the Incas. With sixty percent of the world’ stood crop originating from the Andes the theory seems to fit well. Pollen studies have proven that the earth from each basin was once imported from different regions in Peru. From top to bottom the temperature can reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit and with each level in these circular basins being 2 meters apart one would assume it was apart of these experiments.
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Inside Scoop on Booking Inca Trail Peru

18 Feb
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The Inside Scoop on Booking the Inca Trail in Peru
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Inside Scoop on Booking Inca Trail Peru

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular trekking routs in Peru. This is not only because it leads to one of the most visited and renowned Incan sites, Machu Picchu. But also because it lets the trekker discover a landscape full of wonders and beautiful Peruvian nature.

The 43km Inca Trail trek starts in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near the beautiful city of Cusco. From here, the trek to Machu Picchu continues in the magnificent Andes along ancient Inca ruins. While on this incredible journey, trekkers will experience Peruvian biodiversity first-hand as they dive into a variety of microclimates, flora and fauna, typical Andean highlands, as well as the cloud forest of the Amazon.

There are, however, some challenges! Before reaching the site of Machu Picchu, the traveller has to ascend an altitude of 4600 m, climbing over three Andean passes. (more…)

Most Romantic Places in Cusco

13 Feb
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The Most Romantic Places in Cusco
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Most Romantic Places in Cusco

for Valentine’s Day, Honeymoon or any other Special Day

Most Romantic Places in Cusco

The old Inca Town Cusco is nowadays a charming city, full of romanticism. It is the perfect destination for couples who are traveling in Peru and who want to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day during their trip, or a Honeymoon, or any other special anniversary or celebration. Due to the wide variety of cozy and nice restaurants, the picturesque, narrow streets, the colorful local people and the amazing scenery, Cusco can be called one of the most romantic cities in South America, without a doubt.

But, where to go in Cusco to make the most out of that amazing romantic event?

Here are the best tips for travelers in Peru staying in Cusco during Valentine’s Day: most romantic places in Cusco. (more…)

Visit Cusco in Rainy season?

09 Feb
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Visit Cusco in Rainy season?
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Cusco in Rainy season

If you are planning your trip to Peru and Cusco, you might have looked into information about the climate in Peru. Knowing about the weather in Peru is essential for planning your trip as well as for packing!  If you plan to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu – and let’s face it: who won’t? – you must have read about the rainfalls in the Andes. Have you wondered what the rainy season is like in Cusco? Is it worth visiting Cusco in rainy season? What is the weather like in Cusco?

And what about trekking in the rainy season in the Cusco area? (more…)