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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Tasty Fruits and Vegetables in Peru

28 Apr
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Tasty Fruits and Vegetables in Peru
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Tasty Fruits and Vegetables in Peru

When travelling in Peru, you notice quickly that it has a lot to offer considering colorful and beautiful fruits and vegetables. This is due to its different types of climates: beaches, mountains and jungle. While exploring this beautiful land many delicious delights can be found, from tropical fruits in the jungle, to all different sorts of corn in the Andes. If you are in Peru, there are certain fruits and vegetables you do not want to miss out on.

Peruvian fruits

To start with the Peruvian fruits, there are some sorts that you must try. First, there is the ‘Camu Camu’. This is a red/purple cherry like fruit that comes from a river side tree in the Amazon and it has a very acidic taste. Therefore, it is combined with milk or water in a blender, along with sugar.
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Hiking to Huchuy Qosqo in Peru

10 Apr
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Hiking to Huchuy Qosqo in Peru
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Travelling around the region of Cusco, Peru allows for many great opportunities to take astounding hikes. Recently I had the opportunity to experience one of these amazing treks with never-ending gorgeous sceneries. I went with four of my friends and a tour guide, making our way to Huchuy Qosqo, which in Quechua means Little Cusco. As it is often said in life, arriving to the final destination was great, but the journey was what made it all worth it.

The first part of the walk was very difficult as it was mostly uphill, but I forgot about that detail once I saw the view. When we arrived to the top we were overwhelmed with breathtaking landscapes of lagoons, luscious green hills, and bright, blue skies filled with puffy, white clouds. As we continued on our voyage we were entertained by encounters of horses, cows, and llamas. I kept my camera handy and around my neck because there was a beautiful picture to be captured around every turn. The rest of the trek was mainly downhill which was nice, but also hard on my knees and toes. (more…)

Celebrating Semana Santa in Cusco, Peru

03 Apr
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Celebrating Semana Santa in Cusco, Peru
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Semana Santa or Holy Week is one of the celebrations you do not want to miss whenever you travel to Cusco, Peru. Cusco has a unique way of remembering this very important time of year. Semana Santa takes place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. It celebrates the week of Jesus´ death, burial and resurrection. While Cusco observes many of the same traditions as many other Latin American countries during this week, it also has its own customs.

On Monday, Cusco honors its city´s patron, El Señor de los Temblores or Lord of the Earthquakes . This patron is extremely important to the people of Cusco because of their belief that this statue of Christ calmed an earthquake in 1650. As the statue was being removed from the church to protect it, the earthquake stopped. From that point on the statue was called Señor de los Temblores. During the procession, the dark image is dressed in nice clothing and decorated in ñucchu flowers, which are said to symbolize the blood of Christ. As it goes through the main streets of Cusco, the people toss the ñucchu flowers at the image. (more…)