Travel Peru: Tips, Tours, Reviews

Travel in Peru and the team of DOS MANOS PERU TRAVEL AGENCY will be your trusted and informative guide. It is our mission to make your trip to Peru unforgettable, while you discover Peru and the people, culture, and nature through interesting, safe and reliable tours.

We are specialists in Peru travel, cultural and adventure tours and treks. A shortlist of the amazing tours in Peru we offer include Rainbow Mountain, tours Cusco, hikes Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek, the Inca Trail, as well as Machu Picchu tour in train, Lima city tours and Amazon tours.

We also offer cultural experiences like Peruvian cooking classes, Andean ceremonies and outdoor adventure tours like hiking, rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, and rock-climbing in Peru.

We constantly update our Peru Travel blog with insider tips, maps, photos and travel stories with info on how to stay safe in Peru, how to combat altitude sickness, what to do in Cusco, the best restaurants in Lima, and so many more fun facts submitted by travelers just like you!

Visit Peru: a world of opportunity and adventure awaits you!

When Can we Travel to Peru?

14 Jun
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When Can we Travel to Peru?
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When Can we Travel to Peru?

Peru Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Peru Travel after the Corona Pandemic: when can we travel to Peru? — As many countries across the world are beginning to relax their borders, prepare for tourism and open restaurants and schools, we all wonder about the possibility for international travel to Peru. Peru still in a state of emergency until June 30, 2020. The international borders are closed; there is a mandatory social distancing policy, and people cannot move around the street between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. There are many uncertainties about the Peru travel restrictions. Will the travel ban be lifted after June 3oth? When can we travel to Peru again?

On this page, Dos Manos Peru will be talking about the most recent travel news for Peru and updates about when the travel ban to Peru will be lifted, and when Peru will be open again and ready for tourism. (more…)

How to plan your trip to Peru

09 Apr
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How to plan your trip to Peru
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How to plan your trip to Peru

Are you daydreaming of a trip to Peru where you can practice your Spanish and learn about UNESCO World Heritage sites, otherworldly biodiversity and scenery, award winning cuisines, and a blend of cultural and spiritual traditions? Peru is a dream destination and can start dreaming ánd planning your trip now!

Although the world seems to be closed off for even short trips to the grocery store let alone traveling to a new continent at the moment of writing due to the CORONA pandemic, there is plenty of time to learn and prepare for your travels later. So let us tease your imagination a little about your future trip to Peru and give you tips on How to Plan your Trip to Peru from the comfort of your own house, or bed! Trust me, there is no judgment here during these tough times in quarantine. (more…)

How to Stay Safe While Traveling in Peru during Coronavirus Outbreak

12 Mar
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How to Stay Safe While Traveling in Peru during Coronavirus Outbreak
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How to Stay Safe While Traveling in Peru during Coronavirus Outbreak

– March 11, 2020 – . Now that the Coronavirus is currently disseminating across the globe, it seems that no country is protected from the spread of the virus. But people still have travel plans and do not want to let the virus put their dream trips on hold. Peru is a highly touristic country , especially the region of Cusco.

UPDATE PER MARCH 16TH

The Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, on Sunday night (March 15, 2020) reported that the Council of Ministers approved a Supreme Decree, which declares a state of national emergency for a period of 15 days. This implies mandatory social isolation This measure aims to prevent the COVID-19 new Coronavirus from further spreading in Peru.
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How to find cheap flights to Peru

09 Mar
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How to find cheap flights to Peru
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How to find cheap flights to Peru

If you are planning a trip to Peru for sure you are interested in knowing How to Find Cheap Flights to Peru. Are looking for cheap flights to Lima or Cusco? We recommend you spend some time and try to find cheap flights to Peru. Search for the airline and the flight ticket that is most convenient for you and don’t wait too long to book your flight to Peru.

Best tools to use for finding cheap flights to Peru:

Google Flights, Skyscanner & Momondo

1. Google flights

Google Flights is a flight aggregator and search tool, showing routes and fares from all the major airlines around the world. It is one of the most useful tool to find cheap flights. (more…)

The Secrets of Peruvian Ceviche

07 Feb
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The Secrets of Peruvian Ceviche
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The Secrets of Peruvian Ceviche

When travelling in Peru, you cannot ignore it: you will probably hear about the dish ceviche, or find it on the menu of any restaurant. It is one of the most famous Peruvian dishes based on raw fish marinated in lemon juice. For every fish- or non-fish-lover the dish is worth a try!

Learn about the Secrets of Peruvian Ceviche.

The origin and tradition

Ceviche is a very well-known and popular dish in the Spanish-speaking countries of South-America. Its origin presumably comes from the first inhabitants in the North of what is now Peru and the limes were introduced by the Spaniards. Ceviche is a dish often eaten during lunch or brunch, because it is such a light meal with a refreshing taste. Also, this dish is very popular on the beach and in the capital Lima. Late in the evening it would be unlikely you are able to order ceviche, because the fish would not be fresh enough anymore.
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Quick Steps to Combat Altitude Sickness While Traveling in Peru

30 Jan
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Quick Steps to Combat Altitude Sickness While Traveling in Peru

Do you need dome quick steps to combat the altitude sickness while traveling in Peru? In this blog article you will find what you need.

When traveling in Peru you will visit places such as Cusco, Huaraz, and Puno, all above 3000 meters above sea level. Most certainly upon arrival in those cities, you will feel some of the effects of altitude. The symptoms of altitude sickness or “soroche”, as it is called in Peru, can include, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and problems sleeping.

Most travelers have minor problems adjusting; many only feeling a shortness of breath when climbing the many hills and stairs. Others take longer to acclimatize and may suffer more from the symptoms. Follow those quick steps to combat altitude sickness in Peru.

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Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

18 Dec
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Highly recommended: the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
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Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

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As the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is always sold out much in advance, for me and my three fellow travelers in Cusco, one of the nicest alternatives was the Inca Jungle Trek. We were looking for both adventurous activities and good hiking trails. And the Jungle Trek offers a perfect combination of activities such as biking, rafting, zip lining and hiking. It is also wonderful way to get to know the Peruvian jungle. And, last but not least, this Machu Picchu  hike ends in the beautiful Inca Citadel Machu Picchu! Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu.

 

Don’t miss this chance to Join us on the amazing and challenging:

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Huayna Picchu Hike: a new perspective on Machu Picchu

23 Oct
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The Hike Up To Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu Hike: A new perspective on Machu Picchu

All you need to know about the Huayna Picchu Hike

How many times have you seen a picture like the above of Machu Picchu? Probably numerous times, just like me. Before I traveled to Peru, I always dreamt of visiting Machu Picchu and taking a picture like that myself– and I did! But did you know, that the mountain you see here, is actually NOT called Machu Picchu?

I only found this out on my awesome trip to Peru. On these famous pictures of the famous Inca Citadel “Machu Picchu” you see so often, the mountain Machu Picchu is actually behind us! The impressive archaeological site is only named AFTER the mountain Machu Picchu! The mountain you see in our picture above is called Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu! In Quechua – the language that the Inca’s spoke, – Huayna Picchu means “young peak,” while Machu Picchu means “old peak.” (more…)

Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience

11 Sep
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Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the best experience
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Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience

Lake Humantay is currently listed as #4 on the list of the Top Attractions in the Cusco Surroundings, making Humantay one of the most coveted day trip destinations for travelers in Peru. On this day trip, you will admire panoramic views over Lake Humantay, the Apurimac River and learn about the region’s Inca and pre-Inca history.  Read more about Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience.

Lake Humantay or “Lago Humantay” – in Spanish – is a gorgeous body of water located at the foothills of the snow-capped Humantay Mountain at an altitude of 4,200 meters or 13,779 feet above sea level. The lake is nestled into a secretive and hidden location like a precious gemstone that you can only see once you arrive directly upon it. The tropical-colored turquoise water contrasts strikingly against the snowy mountain in the distance. (more…)

10 Things That May Surprise You in Cusco

19 Aug
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10 Things That May Surprise You When You Arrive in Cusco
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10 things that may surpise you in Cusco. Planning a trip to Peru? No doubt that the picturesque city of Cusco is on your Peru bucketlist. Cusco is a stunning destination, a  not-to-be-missed highlight of a trip to Peru. With the following tips you will be prepared for your stay in Cusco, the gateway for the Inca Trail, Sacred Valley and treks and tours to Machu Picchu.

 

1. Alpacas and baby sheep all over the place

There are alpacas and llamas everywhere in Cusco, grazing in the fields at Saqsaywaman – an archeological site above Cusco – and walking the streets in Cusco´s historical center. They also pose for photos along with women and children carrying baby sheep, all with traditional dress (including the baby sheep).

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