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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Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

18 Dec
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Highly recommended: the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
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Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

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As the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is always sold out much in advance, for me and my three fellow travelers in Cusco, one of the nicest alternatives was the Inca Jungle Trek. We were looking for both adventurous activities and good hiking trails. And the Jungle Trek offers a perfect combination of activities such as biking, rafting, zip lining and hiking. It is also wonderful way to get to know the Peruvian jungle. And, last but not least, this Machu Picchu  hike ends in the beautiful Inca Citadel Machu Picchu! Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu.

 

Don’t miss this chance to Join us on the amazing and challenging:

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Enkele tips tegen de hoogteziekte in Peru

14 Sep
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Enkele tips tegen de hoogteziekte in Peru

Als je door Peru reist, wil je de hoogteziekte graag zo snel mogelijk onder controle hebben. Daarom hebben we hier wat tips op een rijtje gezet!  Want in Peru ga je ongetwijfeld plaatsen zoals Cusco, Huaraz en Puno bezoeken. Deze prachtige bestemmingen liggen allemaal op meer dan 3000 meter boven zeeniveau.  Lees hier meer over Enkele tips tegen de hoogteziekte in Peru.

Er is een best kans dat je bij aankomst in een van deze plaatsen, de hoogte zult voelen. De symptomen van hoogteziekte of “soroche”, zoals het in Peru genoemd wordt, zijn: kortademigheid, hoofdpijn, misselijkheid en slaapproblemen.  Maar maak je geen zorgen. De meeste reizigers hebben weinig problemen om aan te passen aan de hoogte. De meesten hebben wat last van kortademigheid wanneer ze de vele heuvels en trappen opgaan in Cusco.  Maar anderen zullen meer tijd nodig hebben om te acclimatiseren en onder meer symptonen lijden. Volg deze stappen en bestrijd zo de hoogteziekte in Peru. (more…)

10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley

13 Sep
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Beyond
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10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley

Cusco, de voormalige hoofdstad van het Inca rijk, is al vele jaren lang één van de meest populaire bestemmingen in Peru. Ondanks de Spaanse verovering is er ontzettend veel cultureel erfgoed bewaard gebleven en het is een top bestemming. Geniet van de gezellige stad, bewandel eeuwenoude Inca paden naar het wereldwonder Machu Picchu, of bezoek de historische ruïnes en dorpjes in de Sacred Valley of de Heilige Vallei van de Incas. In deze blogblog beschrijven wij 10 van onze favoriete tours: 10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley.

Trek tours vanuit Cusco

  1. De klassieke Inca Trail.

Als de Inca Trail nog niet op je bucketlijst staat, denk er dan nog eens goed over na. (more…)

10 Things That May Surprise You in Cusco

19 Aug
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10 Things That May Surprise You When You Arrive in Cusco
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10 things that may surpise you in Cusco. Planning a trip to Peru? No doubt that the picturesque city of Cusco is on your Peru bucketlist. Cusco is a stunning destination, a  not-to-be-missed highlight of a trip to Peru. With the following tips you will be prepared for your stay in Cusco, the gateway for the Inca Trail, Sacred Valley and treks and tours to Machu Picchu.

 

1. Alpacas and baby sheep all over the place

There are alpacas and llamas everywhere in Cusco, grazing in the fields at Saqsaywaman – an archeological site above Cusco – and walking the streets in Cusco´s historical center. They also pose for photos along with women and children carrying baby sheep, all with traditional dress (including the baby sheep).

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How much does a trip to Machu Picchu cost?

06 Nov
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How much does a trip to Machu Picchu cost in 2018?
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How much does a trip to Machu Picchu cost?

It can be confusing piecing together information on the internet to work out exactly how much a trip to Machu Picchu costs. Whether you plan to visit the Inca citadel of Peru independently, or are looking to get an idea of how much different tours, such as the Inca Trail or other hiking routes to Machu Picchu cost, we’ve put together this guide to help you figure it out.

Know before you go: Traveling to Machu Picchu

How far is Machu Picchu from Cusco?

The Cusco to Machu Picchu distance is only 75 kilometers as the bird flies. However, in practice, it’s a lot more complicated than this, as there are no roads that directly lead to Machu Picchu. Instead, you can arrive by train or on foot. (more…)

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
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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…)

Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu now!

21 Mar
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Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Now!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Peru?

The Peruvian food? The llamas? The ancient Inca culture? No!! Most likely the FIRST thing that came to your mind is the famous Inca site,

Machu Picchu, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

One of the most unforgettable and amazing experiences is to hike the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

BUT it can be hard to get the Inca Trail Tickets on time! So you don’t want to miss out on this great experience, you need to book NOW!

 

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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…)

Waarom je NU de Inca Trail naar Machu Picchu moet boeken!

18 Oct
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Why you want to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu now!
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Waarom je NU de Inca Trail naar Machu Picchu moet boeken!

Wat is het eerste wat er in je op komt als je aan Peru denkt?

Het Peruaanse eten, de lama’s, of de oude Inca Cultuur?

Waarschijnlijk is één van de EERSTE dingen waar je aan dacht, de beroemde Inca ruines van Machu Picchu, één van de 7 nieuwe wereld wonderen.

Het lopen van de 4 daagse Inca Trail naar Machu Picchu is absoluut een onvergetelijke ervaring.  Als je deze unieke kans niet wilt missen, boek dan nu! (more…)