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How to NOT be a Typical Tourist in Cusco

06 Dec
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How to NOT be a Typical Tourist in Cusco

The beautiful city of Cusco received over 3 million tourists in 2018 and can thus call itself a booming tourist destination in Peru. In the city center you can visit many restaurants, cozy cafes, travel agencies and clubs to meet the needs of the travelers. However, this is not the life that the local people of Cusco live. The local life can be more intriguing, more authentic and best of all: it’s cheaper. This blog will help you to see Cusco through the eyes of the locals and will show you How to NOT be a typical Tourist in Cusco.

Ever Seen a Local Eating in the Historical Center of Cusco?

If you are traveling in Peru, you have plenty opportunities to eat and drink amazing Peruvian food. In the historical city center of Cusco you find amazing and trendy restaurants for different budgets. However, even in the cheaper places you find prices adjusted to the tourists instead of to the locals. Therefore, you won’t see many locals eating in these downtown restaurants. (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, where unique Peruvian cultures and traditions still flourish. (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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Pisco Perfection

02 Feb
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Pisco Perfection

The national drink of Peru, Pisco, is being celebrated in Peru over the next few weeks. The main day of the celebrations is Pisco Sour Day, always the first Saturday of February. The most famous drink that is made with pisco is a delicious beverage that will charm its drinkers into pisco perfection!

As pisco sour is such an important cultural drink of Peru, let’s see how it is produced. First, purely virgin grapes are harvested in February and March, during which care must be taken to avoid the swarms of bees. After the grapes are harvested, the grapes must be ´stomped,´ sometimes by a human professional or a complex machine. After the stomping, the grape juice must ferment, which involves turning the sugar into an alcohol. (more…)

The Most Popular Peru Travel Blogs 2016

30 Dec
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The Most Popular Peru Travel Blogs 2016

Are you into travelling to countries with a fascinating culture and nature? Then you will certainly be interested in this collection of popular topics about traveling and interesting destinations in Peru!

Take a look through the Dos Manos Peru Most Peru Popular Blogs 2016! Find out about Peru and its Culture & Festivals, unique destinations and hear from our clients about their personal tour experiences. Or, get a special insight into Peru´s nature and outdoor activities!

About Culture & Festivals in Peru
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Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

20 Dec
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Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

If you’re far away from home traveling in Peru during Christmas time, are you lucky, because Christmas in Peru, and especially in Cusco, is beautiful! Exploring the new customs and traditions of the Peruvian culture will make for memories that will last you a lifetime.
 

When is Christmas celebrated in Peru?

Like in many other countries, Christmas is also celebrated in Cusco on 24th and 25th of December. It is a very special time of the year to spend time with family and have a special Christmas dinner together. A great variety of dishes can be found during Christmas time in Peru, depending on the family and the region. Most families in Cusco gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate a big meal together, exchange gifts, and put baby Jesus in their Nativity Scenes at midnight on the 24th.
 

What are the typical Peruvian Christmas dishes?

You may be wondering what typical dishes the people of Cusco eat during Christmas…
Prepare yourself to try the classical stuffed turkey, lechón (roast pig), roast beef (asado de res), baked guinea pig and much more. The chicken (gallina) and guinea pig (cuy) are some of the very ancient and traditional dishes that the Incas ate before the European and North American influence arrived in Peru.
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12 do’s and don’ts of visiting Cusco

01 Jul
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12 do’s and don’ts of visiting Cusco

The cradle of the magnificent Incan Empire with Machu Picchu a mere train ride away, Cusco is one of South America’s biggest bucket list destinations.

This charming city in Peru is the place that every Inca once aspired to visit in a lifetime – and so should you.

Whether you’re coming here to explore its ruins, wander the colonial streets or study Spanish, we’ve put together the following list of

12 tips for visiting Cusco, our 12 do’s and don’ts..

 
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Corpus Christi in Cusco: A Festival so full of History that you need read this in order to know why you can´t miss it!

24 May
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Corpus Christi in Cusco: A Festival so full of History that you need read this in order to know why you can´t miss it!
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Corpus Christi in Cusco: A Festival you do not want to Miss

Corpus Christi is a very colorful and traditional ceremony, it is the fascinating story about Peru´s indigenous origins mixing with the traditions of the Spanish conquistadores.

For the Travelers in Peru an excellent opportunity to taste Peruvian traditional culture real close and to obtain an insight on cultural traditions in Cusco and Peru. Observe the procession and travel back in time: imagine what it would have been like to see the ancient Inca proceeding along their great temples in the streets of the old Cusco! If you want to witness an authentic demonstration of the beautiful Peruvian Culture – you should not miss out on the parade and events of Corpus Christi!
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Cusco Celebrating: The Festival-Months May and June

13 Apr
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Cusco Celebrating: The Festival-Months May and June
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Experiencing Peru also means diving into the rich Peruvian culture. Especially during the months of May and June, there are many opportunities to not only observe the ancient celebrations but also to participate! Many important festivities in Peru take place during the months of May and June and travellers and foreign visitors are welcome to join! Below you find a short overview of the most important ones.

Festival Qoyllur Rit’i: The biggest indigenous pilgrimage in America

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