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!

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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Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience

11 Sep
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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…)

What’s best: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) or Palccoyo?

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Wat is beter: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) of Palccoyo?
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What’s best: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) or Palccoyo?

Many travellers in Peru have heard about the famous Rainbow Mountain in Cusco, but a new tour name is emerging on the market radar: Palccoyo, also known as the Alternative Rainbow Mountain. If you are wondering what’s the best option for you and you question the differences and the pros and cons of each tour, this article is for you!  In this blog, we would like to explain some of the differences between the two tours and what you can expect. This will help you to decide what tour to check off your bucket list and see what’s best: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) or Palccoyo?

Quick Facts about Rainbow Mountain and Palccoyo:

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The Peru Rainforest: 6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon

04 Feb
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The Peru Rainforest: 7 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon
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The Peru Rainforest: 6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon

When you think of the Amazon jungle, Brazil probably springs to mind. Containing around 60% of this rainforest, this South American country might seem like the obvious choice for a trip to discover the secrets of the jungle. But the Peruvian rainforest actually makes a compelling alternative. Not only is it far more accessible, but it’s also home to an incredible array of wildlife and indigenous culture. Find out why the Peru rainforest should be your introduction to the Amazon jungle by reading:

 

6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon in Peru

1. Peru has little competition when it comes to biodiversity

In global terms, Peru is considered a megadiverse country. (more…)

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lake Titicaca

29 Aug
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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lake Titicaca

With its perfectly azure waters and affinity with the sky that seems so close above, Lake Titicaca has long enthralled those who live on its banks.

Considered the “birthplace of the sun” by the Inca and still regarded as a spiritual, sacred place, it’s a unique stop along the tourist circuit of Peru. Tours to Lake Titicaca allow visitors to learn more about the lake’s fascinating spiritual history and even meet the waters’ inhabitants, whose way of lives have changed little in the last millennia.

What exactly is Lake Titicaca?

Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca) is a lake in Peru and Bolivia that is the highest navigable body of water in the world. It’s home to a number of islands, both manmade and natural (more…)

Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

11 Mar
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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.

Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

1. Salar de Uyuni

The Salar de Uyuni stands on top of every bucket list of travelers that plan to travel to Bolivia. (more…)

Inside Scoop on Booking Inca Trail Peru

18 Feb
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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…)

Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru

28 Jan
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Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru
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Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru

A Trip review of an Amazon Tour in Peru: a four-day Tour to the Tambopata Rainforest

Where is Tambopata?

Amazon Tours or jungle tours are an amazing experience in the heart of most biodiverse place on the planet: the Amazone Rainforest of Peru.

Tambopata National Reserve in Peru is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, where the rivers flow from the Andes into the immense Peruvian Amazon jungle.

Due to the differences in altitude, there are many humidity levels and temperature differences what makes this region is such a unique spot on earth, with an extremely high variety of biodiversity. In Tambopata, you find hundred million insects, hundreds of thousands exotic plants, and about 1500 different birds and 500 mammals. (more…)

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Day by Day

08 Jan
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Day by Day
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Book now: the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Read the trip review ¨Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Day by Day¨ and get 10% off!

The 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu  in Peru is an interesting and popular alternative to the famous Inca Trail.

On the Salkantay Trek, you experience different climates of Peru and end up at the country’s most famous highlight, the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.

From ice-cold mountaintops to the hot jungle…. the Salkantay Trek is a trip of a lifetime. Going up as high as 4,600 meters, the trek is quite challenging and high up in the Andes you will discover the lifestyle of the remote Andean people.  Do you want to know if the Salkantay Trek is for YOU?  Read Yvette’s Trip Review!

And if you book NOW, you get 10% off!
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Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

03 Jan
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De Beste alternatieve trekking naar Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail of Salkantay Trek?
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Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

We have all heard of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Peru. The Inca Trail is probably the most famous trek of South America, a unique experiences for many travelers. But did you know there are many alternative routes to get there? The most famous alternative hikes from Cusco to Machu Picchu are the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Jungle Trek.  Let’s point out the differences to make your choice easier in case you have either decided to do one of those treks. Needless to say both are great alternatives for when the Inca Trail is sold out.  So, what is the Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

To start:  the main difference between the Salkantay trek and the Inca Jungle trek, is that the Salkantay Trek is 100% hiking, whilst the Inca Jungle Trek combines hiking and mountain biking. (more…)