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When’s the Best Time to Visit Peru? A Month-By-Month Guide

20 Sep
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When’s the Best Time to Visit Peru? A Month-By-Month Guide

The best time to visit Peru depends completely on which part of the country you plan on exploring. Peru can be divided into three main areas when it comes to the country’s average climate: the coast, the Amazon Jungle and the Andes Mountains – the latter of which being the location of Machu Picchu.

As a result, it’s hard to give an exact idea of the average weather in Peru as it varies significantly across the country; this country covers around 1.285 million square kilometres, making it just a bit smaller than the state of Alaska.

But there are distinct variations in weather and temperatures between the different parts of Peru, meaning there are certain months when it’s better to visit a particular region. (more…)

12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru

23 Apr
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12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru

At Dos Manos Peru Travel, we like to share 12 tips with you: 12 ways to travel responsibly in Peru. We hope this will help you to practice sustainable tourism, not only in Peru but wherever you go.

Because regardless of where we go, we should always have a responsible attitude. Responsible Travel means traveling in a way that you respect local people of Peru and their culture, economy, environment, and way of living. Check out our tips on how to travel in a responsible, sustainable way in Peru.
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Inside Scoop on Booking Inca Trail Peru

18 Feb
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The Inside Scoop on Booking the Inca Trail in Peru
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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…)

Most Romantic Places in Cusco

13 Feb
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The Most Romantic Places in Cusco
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Most Romantic Places in Cusco

for Valentine’s Day, Honeymoon or any other Special Day

Most Romantic Places in Cusco

The old Inca Town Cusco is nowadays a charming city, full of romanticism. It is the perfect destination for couples who are traveling in Peru and who want to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day during their trip, or a Honeymoon, or any other special anniversary or celebration. Due to the wide variety of cozy and nice restaurants, the picturesque, narrow streets, the colorful local people and the amazing scenery, Cusco can be called one of the most romantic cities in South America, without a doubt.

But, where to go in Cusco to make the most out of that amazing romantic event?

Here are the best tips for travelers in Peru staying in Cusco during Valentine’s Day: most romantic places in Cusco. (more…)

Rainbow Mountain: To Visit or Not to Visit

30 Oct
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Rainbow Mountain: To Visit or Not to Visit
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Rainbow Mountain: To Visit or Not to Visit

If you are traveling in Peru or preparing your trip to Peru, you must have heard about Rainbow Mountain. To many, Rainbow Mountain is, without any doubts, one of the highlights of Peru and one the most beautiful 1-day hikes in the Cusco region. A tour to Rainbow Mountain should definitely be on your Peru bucket list!

However, there are some interesting issues you want to read, before booking the Rainbow Mountain Tour.  In this article, we have listed several pro’s and contras and listed Why Visit Rainbow Mountain and Why NOT Visit Rainbow Mountain.  So, to make the right decision – and, to make the most out of your Rainbow Mountain tour if you decide to go! – read this blog: Rainbow Mountain: To Visit or Not to Visit. (more…)

Six Tips on How to explore Cusco when you’re 55+ or more

03 Oct
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Six Tips on How to explore Cusco when you’re 55+ or more

The stunning city of Cusco in Peru is a place for all kind of travelers!

Many younger travelers enjoy the adventure tours that are offered in Cusco and the nearby the Sacred Valley. Some decide to learn Spanish in Cusco or to do volunteer work in Peru. Most of them enjoy the bars, the cafes and the nightlife of the former Inca Capital.

However, if you want to explore Cusco, you don’t necessarily need to jump off a hill to paraglide over the Sacred Valley or sleep in an overnight bus-seat to make your tight time plan (as many backpackers do….).

Because Cusco is for everyone! So when you are 55+ or more, Cusco is for you! The city and the tourist attractions of Cusco are certainly not only for younger people.

Cusco’s travel industry is prepared for different travelers and time plans. Regarding accommodation, Cusco offers a wide variety! There is an excellent selection of low-budget hostels for the younger crowd, but for the more experienced traveler, there is beautiful high-end international (luxurious) chain hotels as well as charming Bed and Breakfasts and other options to choose from.

So for all of you who are not 18 anymore… here comes the guide with tips to explore Cusco YOUR way or: Six Tips on How to explore Cusco when you’re 55+ or more…
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Arequipa

04 Sep
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Arequipa
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Arequipa

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to Arequipa to experience the city and to hike down into the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world! It was just after the 477th anniversary of the founding of the city by the Spanish and the city was still buzzing from the festivities.

Our time in Arequipa and the surrounding area was remarkable, and we came back with many recommendations. Here are the things you must see and do while in the “white city” of Peru: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Arequipa.

1. Explore the Historic Center and Take in the View of the Surrounding Volcanoes

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The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

29 Jun
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Top 4 Best Souvenirs to Buy In Peru
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The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

Peru might be best known for its world-class Inca ruins and picturesque colonial towns, but it’s also a haven for shoppers hoping to find a unique – and affordable – souvenir to take back home.

Traditional Peruvian markets and souvenir shops in cities as far ranging as Lima , Cusco , and Arequipa are excellent places to pick up an all-important keepsake or unique gift for loved ones at home who didn’t have the luck of joining you on your trip.

From traditional Andean textiles to totora reed ornaments, and even a bottle of Peru’s famous brandy liquor, an overwhelming array of Peruvian souvenirs are available. Let us help you narrow down your options with our list of our ultimate favorites.

1. Traditional Alpaca wool clothing

When you first step foot in a Peruvian market, these are likely the thing that immediately catches your eye: elaborately spun textiles made from Alpaca wool dyed in a splendid kaleidoscope of colours.
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6 Practical Tips For Visiting the Best Cusco Markets

16 Feb
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6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco
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6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco

A significant feature of Peruvian culture is its markets and those in Cusco are no exception. If you’ve never visited any of Cusco’s markets (or any in South America for that matter), then you won’t know quite what the assault on the senses they can be.

In places such as the famous San Pedro market in Cusco, expect rows upon rows of stalls and tiny shops filled with everything from fruit and vegetables to special potions for any possible ailment. Against this fury of sights and smells, there’s the constant backdrop of roaring sellers keen to shout you over so that you’ll buy their wars. Many markets also expand to a whole outside shopping center where you can buy various items, have breakfast or lunch, or shop for typical souvenirs. (more…)

6 Practical Tips for Surviving Salkantay Trek in Peru

08 Feb
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6 Practical Tips for Surviving Salkantay Trek in Peru
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6 Practical Tips for Surviving Salkantay Trek in Peru

6 Practical Tips for Surviving Salkantay Trek in Peru

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a great trek to the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. Some people choose this trek when the famous Inca Trail in Peru is sold out (which happens quite often). The Salkantay Trek is indeed a great alternative. Are you worried about the difficulty of the Salkantay Trek? Travelers in Peru say it is indeed a bit more difficult than the classic Inca Trail but well worth the effort. The scenery is amazing! And with these 6 Practical Tips for Surviving the Salkantay Trek in Peru, you will be fine!

The difficulty of the Salkantay trek is rated by experts at a level of difficulty of 3-4 on a scale that reaches up to 7. Therefore, if you are in good physical health, no special training is needed for this trek. Your guide will give you the most important information during a special briefing a few days before the start of your trek through the highlands of the Andes, and he or she will also tell you the essential things to bring.
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