Travel Peru: Tips, Tours, Reviews

Travel in Peru, Argentina or anywhere else in South America and DOS MANOS TRAVEL AGENCY will be your trusted guide. We are specialists in adventure tours and treks in Peru, including Lima City Tours, Sacred Valley and Amazon jungle excursions and an official Inca Trail operator to visit the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu. Also when you plan to travel to Argentina we can arrange for an unforgettable holiday including the breathtaking Iguazu Falls and exciting city of Buenos Aires and have years of experience organizing roundtrips to multiple other destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, Cancun and Rio de Janeiro. Our TRAVEL BLOG is constantly updated with insider tips, maps, photos and travel stories submitted by travelers just like you! A world of opportunity and adventure awaits you!

Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco ?

10 Sep
Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco
Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Posted by

Safe travels in Peru

and what to do when you get robbed

Travelling to Peru for many is a trip of a lifetime. Miles away from home you will find yourself immersed in Peruvian culture.  You will find people selling traditional Peruvian meals on the streets. There are so many things to see and do in Peru and so many things to discover. People offering handcraft articles, artesania, at the local markets of Pisac or Cusco. Others inviting you to visit their restaurants, or want to take you to their hotels. And all the beauty around you: the landscape, the scenery, and the Inca ruins full of history. A trip to Peru is a guaranteed success and you will travel back home full of amazing memories.

Travelling with a stray dog in South America

29 Aug
Travelling with a stray dog in South America
Friday August 29, 2014 - Posted by

When I started my trip in South America a fair 13 months ago, I never imagined ending my journey with a stray dog. Yes, I am an animal lover, but my intention was not to travel and save dogs along the way. The dog that I found though, or actually he found me, is just special.

I was living in Minca, Colombia when this random skinny dog came to say hello. He jumped on top of me, a bit nervous but still enthusiastic. Unfortunately he was scared away by the owner of the hostel where I lived. I just hoped to see this dog again. He looked so skinny. I just wanted to feed him.

A few days later the dog showed back up again. It was nighttime, I was just going to bed so I opened my tent and the dog jumped right in, settled down on my mattress and fell asleep. Not sure what to do I decided to just leave him there. I was aware that the dog might have flees or disgusting diseases but he looked so happy lying there. Next morning he started to follow me everywhere I went. A few days later I moved hostels. The dog didn’t follow me to my new place. He felt comfortable where he was. Scared away from the hostel again I found him back some time later. (more…)

Border crossing: from Peru to Bolivia

05 Nov
Bolivia travel from to Peru
Tuesday November 05, 2013 - Posted by

Border crossing:  from Peru to Bolivia

If you travelled to Peru on a tourist visa, there is a good chance that you will want to stay in Peru longer than your initial visa permits. Perhaps to visit more of and explore this amazing country, or to volunteer in Peru, or study Spanish in Peru. An easy way to extend your visa is by crossing the border with Bolivia, and thankfully the process is fairly simple! In fact, the most difficult part of the journey is the journey itself – the lengthy overnight bus ride!

What to expect at the Bolivian border

I took a weeklong Bolivia trip from Cusco recently, and I was lucky enough to do some traveling in the beautiful Bolivia before returning to Peru and updating my tourist visa – but you can do this as a quick turnaround as well if you wish. I wasn’t sure what to expect at the frontera, as I had never done a land crossing in South America, but even with no expectations I was still surprised at the simplicity. My friend and I took an overnight bus to Puno from Cusco, arriving in time to see the sun rise over Lake Titicaca, and then hopped the earliest bus to Copacabana. (Later we discovered that we could have taken a direct bus, but alas…the sunrise was lovely 🙂 We considered the InkaExpress tourist bus, a daytime bus from Cusco to Puno that stops at several cool tourist spots along the way –but decided against it to save time.