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!

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Peru

25 Oct
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Pan Caballo en Cusco
October 25, 2013 - Posted by

Many people know the Dia de Los Muertos because it’s a very famous holiday in Mexico but actually it’s just as famous here in Peru. It’s also celebrated in Cusco, and known as el Dia de Los Disfuntos or deceased, which sounds a bit more “respectful.”. Read more about Dia de los  Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Peru.

This national holiday and important fiesta local, is the day following the Dia de Los Santos (All Saints Day) on November 1st. It is believed that on Dia de Los Disfuntos (November 2nd) souls of ancestors and loved ones visit the Earth. This day is also used for remembrance of the deceased. Long before the Spanish brought the Catholic religion to Peru, Peruvians had celebrations in remembrance of their ancestors. In South America deceased are first buried and only later are they cremated. On the Dia de Los Disfuntos Peruvian families bring their deceased loved one’s favorite food and drink to their tomb. (more…)

Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Part II)

07 Oct
Camino Inca Machupicchu Cusco
October 07, 2013 - Posted by

Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (part II)

So here I’m back again, reporting on my personal experience of the Inca Trail back earlier this year. As I said before on my blog about the Inca Trail Day 1 and day 2, for me doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was like a dream coming true and definitely the highlight of my trip to Peru.   I recommend everybody to experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

First I want to share the video of the Inca Trail with you! It has great shots and I hope you enjoy watching it.


Day 3 Inca Trail

Traditionally, the third day of the Camino Inca as the Inca Trail is called in Spanish, is the longest, with the most opportunities to detour and see less-visited Inca ruins. Our group decided to take advantage of some of these detours and enjoyed many unique sites throughout the day. A downside of these side trips was a slightly later arrival to Machu Picchu the following day since we had to walk further, but it was worth it.

Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

01 Oct
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Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

(trip review Inca Trail)

Inca Trail Days 1 and 2

I had always dreamed of hiking the Inca Trail in Peru — and when I arrived in Cusco to study Spanish in Cusco at AMAUTA Spanish School, I was lucky enough to get hooked up with a group of students who were in the midst of booking the trek with the in-house travel agency (Dos Manos Peru Travel). Fortunately, I was still able to join, there were still a few Inca Trail Permits left! For me, this was a dream come true!   I was truly going to Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! I was so excited.

We met with our guide, Simon, for a pre-trek briefing 2 days prior to departure, and he gave us a complete run-down of what we would experience during the entire four day adventure on our way to Machu Picchu. After listening to and chatting with Simon, I felt excited, confident, and exceptionally prepared for what was to come!