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!

Leza and John´s Adventure: The Inca Trail Day 3 and Day 4

18 Nov
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Machu Picchu "the Lost City of the Incas"
November 18, 2013 - Posted by

The Inca Trail Day 3 and Day 4, review

This is the second part of Leza and John’s Inca Trail adventure. In another article Leza writes her testimonial about the amazing events on Inca Trail Day 1 and Day 2. Below you will find how the story continues: Inca Trail Day 3 and Day 4, ending with a big THANKS to Hiram Bingham.

INCA TRAIL DAY 3: FROM PACAYMAYO TO WINAYWAYNA

The third day was our longest day of hiking on the Inca Trail, off at 7am to Runcuracay at 13800 feet. Another very hot day with lots of Inca steps and amazing views. A few hours of rugged steep terrain, we came to a brief rest of the ruins of a temple before descending steeply for 2 hours to the magnificent ruins of Sayacmarca. We´d plenty of time to explore before a trek along the original stone path of the Incas, through the semi-tropical cloud forest to Phuyupatamarca, the third pass at 13600 ft. (more…)

From Wasdale to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail Day 1 and Day 2

15 Nov
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Inca trail to Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail  Day 1 and Day 2 (review)

Several years ago, Leza Maloney and her partner, John, took up trekking in order to improve their health and enjoy the great outdoors!  They became familiar with the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, a group of volunteers who rescue distressed individuals from the mountains. They admired their work and became intent on devising an ideal fundraiser for the team, and while watching television one night, a program about Machu Picchu provided the perfect answer!

Within 24 hours, their trip to Peru to hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was booked, and there was no turning back! Once in Cusco, they met with their tour guide, packed their allotted 5kg bags, and were off to the start of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu… Of this adventure, two lovely articles: the first part just below here and the second part.

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Border crossing: from Peru to Bolivia

05 Nov
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Bolivia travel from to Peru
November 05, 2013 - Posted by

Border crossing:  from Peru to Bolivia

If you travelled to Peru on a tourist visa, there is a good chance that you will want to stay in Peru longer than your initial visa permits. Perhaps to visit more of and explore this amazing country, or to volunteer in Peru, or study Spanish in Peru. An easy way to extend your visa is by crossing the border with Bolivia, and thankfully the process is fairly simple! In fact, the most difficult part of the journey is the journey itself – the lengthy overnight bus ride!

What to expect at the Bolivian border

I took a weeklong Bolivia trip from Cusco recently, and I was lucky enough to do some traveling in the beautiful Bolivia before returning to Peru and updating my tourist visa – but you can do this as a quick turnaround as well if you wish. (more…)

Cruce de fronteras: Desde Perú a Bolivia

05 Nov
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Cruce de fronteras: Desde Perú a Bolivia

Si vas a viajar a Perú con visa de turista, hay una gran probabilidad de que tengas que permanecer más tiempo del que tienes como permisos inicial de visado – tal vez para visitar más del país, hacer un voluntario o estudiar español. Una manera fácil de extender tu visa es cruzar la frontera con Bolivia, y por suerte el proceso es ¡bastante simple!. De hecho, la parte más difícil del viaje es el viaje en sí – ¡el largo viaje en autobús durante la noche!.

Recientemente yo tomé un viaje de una semana a Bolivia del Cusco, tuve la suerte de hacer algunos viajes en el hermoso país de Bolivia antes de regresar a Perú y actualizar mi visa de turista – pero tú puedes hacer esto de manera más rápida, si así lo deseas. Yo no estaba segura de qué esperar en la frontera, ya que nunca había hecho un paso terrestre en América del Sur, pero me sorprendió la sencillez del trámite. (more…)