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Welcome to the DOS MANOS 2012 Newsletter:
Peru Last Minutes
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Top 5 Machu Picchu Side-trips!
Everyone has heard or seen a picture of these world famous Inca ruins. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to admire this ‘City in the Clouds’, located at great height in the spectacular mountain ranges of the Andes.

Our suggestion is to take plenty of time to take it all in. Stay around for a day longer and venture out on some side- trips to enjoy everything this extraordinary place has to offer.

  The nitty-gritty of the IntiRaymi festival in Cusco!
In Cusco, we are known for our expertise in operating alternative treks to Machu Picchu and in the Sacred Valley. What many do not realize is that for years we have guided tourists and locals alike to unique cultural events, where they become part of some of the mostextraordinary festivities in all of Latin America.

What about seeing an Inca Priest being carried on a golden thrown through the streets of Cusco, part of the IntiRaymi festival?

Find out here how you can be part of these celebrations and have an unforgettable cultural experience!
Machu Picchu exposed!
No one really knows the underlying reason for the construction of Machu Picchu, however everyone agrees that the place was sacred to the Incas and that it’s magical to the ones visiting it today.

  Tipon: the perfect daytrip from Cusco
At the site of Tipon, less than an hour drive from Cusco, you can witness the remains of what once was one of the most important sites to cultivate all kinds of crops as well as the place to relax for the Incas.

For Dos Manos, Ana Galloway visited this place of terraces. Read about her discoveries here!
Get off the beaten track: Huaraz and the Santa Cruz trek!
If you are drawn by nature with endless mountaineering activities, you should visit Huaraz and consider trekking to the Santa Cruz, the most popular route.

In spite of its close proximity to the beach town of Huanchacho; Huaraz is still not affected by mass tourism giving the visitor the feeling of really getting off the beaten track and becoming one with nature. There are of course tourist services available but before you go it’s wise to do some research. In this article you can find some really handy travellers tips!

Read more about Peru’s unfamiliar trekking mecca by clicking here!
Guess at which Peruvian Ruins this picture is taken?
  Guess at which Peruvian Ruins the photo to the left is taken?
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
One of the seven new wonders of the world, the most astonishing remaining testament of the crafty Inca culture.
Chan Chan
Chan Chan
The capital of the Chimu Kingdom, close to Trujillo, was the largest earthen architecture city in pre-Colombian America.
A ruined Inca city referred to as “Cradle of Gold” in the Salkantay Mountain Range that only can be reached by a multi-day hike.
A fortress of stone built on top of a hill in the Utcubamba Valley, not far from the city of Chachapoyas in northern Peru.


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