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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Highly recommended: Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

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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.

 

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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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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Beyond
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. Thanks to its legacy of Inca occupation, which was followed by the brutal arrival of the Spanish who tried their best to wipe out the former inhabitants, the area surrounding Cusco is rammed full of fascinating archaeological sites.

Tours from Cusco span the full gamut of hiking adventures to the former Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to trips to explore historic ruins in the Sacred Valley and ancient, one-of-a-kind bridges. These are our ten favorites. the 10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.

Trekking tours from Cusco

  1. The Classic Inca Trail

If it’s not already on your bucket list, then get redrafting your plans: the classic Inca Trail is the most famous way of reaching Machu Picchu (more…)

Choquequirao: trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu

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Choquequirao: trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu
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Choquequirao: Trek to so-called Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu

Only a 4-hour bus ride away from the city of Cusco you can find the amazing Inca ruins of Choquequirao, another “lost city of the Inca’s.” Choquequirao is bigger than Machu Picchu but almost “undiscovered” (like any other remote part of the Andes here in Peru). While the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is so popular that it is very hard to get Inca Trail Tickets, we could not join a group of hikers to do the Choquequirao Trek, simply because there were no groups available for the date we wanted to go. Unlike Machu Picchu, Choquequirao (or Choqueqirow) was not thoroughly explored and excavated until the 1970’s.

How it is possible that Machu Picchu has 1,4 million visitors every year and Choquequirao only 5,5 thousand? The answer lies in the remoteness of this archaeological site. Of course, this is what makes it so unique too. (more…)

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…)

Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

28 Jan
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

Many of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco (Peru) such as the ruins of Sacsahuaman and the ones in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo), but also the cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, a few museums and others, can only be visited when you have a ‘Boleto Turistico’ (officially called BTG: Boleto Turistico General). This Boleto Turístico is a ticket that allows you to enter a number of well-known tourist sites in and around Cusco. The money you pay is for the municipality of Cusco and mainly used to maintain the archaeological sites.

 

What is the 2018 price of the Boleto Turistico?

For 130 Peruvian Soles (approx US$42,-) the Boleto Turistico grants you access to 16 different tourist attractions in and around the city of Cusco. It is valid for 10 days. Note that the Boleto is just an entrance ticket. It does not include extra services like guides or transport. The price for students with a valid Student ID or an ISIC Card is 70 Soles (aprox $21,-)
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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 65+
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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. (more…)

The most amazing views over the city of Cusco

11 Mar
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MOST AMAZING VIEWS OF CUSCO CITY
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The most amazing views over the city of Cusco —- If you are visiting the imperial city of Cusco and you have some free time left, after having visited Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley and other Cusco tours, take some time to just wander around and explore the different neighborhoods. Cusco is an amazing city and we suggest here how to get the most amazing view of Cusco city!

Sunset in Cusco

As Cusco is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, there are several natural as well as ‘official’ view points (“miradores”) in and just outside the city. To start, the closest mirador is only one block from the main square (Plaza de Armas). When you walk up the Calle Suecia (the street at the corner of the Plaza de Armas between the KFC and the BCP office), after 100 meters there are stairs uphill to the right and you will see the first mirador. (more…)

Top Topics of our best Peru Travel Blogs

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The Top Topics of our Peru Travel Blogs 2016
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Top Topics of our best Peru Travel Blogs

Is exploring the fascinating places of the world exactly your thing and you love to travel with a little bit of adventure? Then you read through this short overview of the Top Topics of our Best Peru Travel Blogs!

Check out The Top Topics of our Best Peru Travel Blogs:

  • The Best of Machu Picchu,
  • Peru Adventure Travel Blogs
  • Exclusive Travel Tips for Peru

 

Top Topic #1 The Best of Machu Picchu

This ancient place is also called the “Lost City in the Clouds”. Machu Picchu in Peru is probably one of the most popular and most fascinating cultural sites in the world. Many travellers have spoken of a certain “magical atmosphere” that surrounds this place.
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