Dos Manos Newsletter: Peru Last Minutes! Machu Picchu Secrets and Top 5 sidetrips / Inti Raymi Festival in Cusco / Great Discounts!

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Welcome to the DOS MANOS 2012 Newsletter:
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When you got some spare time besides your visit to the renowned archeological site of Machu Picchu, we recommend visiting some other really interesting destinations in the close-by area!
For some you need to walk an Inca Trail away from Machu Picchu, and for other you walk along the railroad tracks or take a train ride of an hour.
Click here to read the top 5 Machu Picchu side trips!
Peruvian festivals are always characterized by spontaneous expressions of happiness, pride and jubilation. The dynamic celebrations come in many forms but what unites them all is the fusion of music, dance, color, and above all, tradition.
Every visitor to Peru should try to attend one of these festivals, as they offer a truly unique insight in Peruvian culture and customs. The IntiRaymi festival in Cusco is considered the most spectacular.
Read more here to find out where, when and how!
With the end of the great Inca Civilization, many secrets of Machu Picchu are forever lost in time.
Whatever the true reason for its existence, there is one aspect that historians, geologists and astronomers do agree on: this massive site must have been a sacred place, a city of Gods.
Read on to learn more about some of the lesser known truths, making Machu Picchu a true Modern Wonder of the World.
Or directly book your trip to Machu Picchu here!
Only a 40 minute drive from Cusco takes you to an ancient farming and recreational center of the Incas, named Tipon.
It’s definitely worth a visit and only costs about $ 4 to get in. Ana Galloway, who works with Dos Manos Travel Agency, visited the site and has shared her opinions with us.
Read the full story here!
If you really want to enjoy some unexplored lands in Peru you should consider visiting Huaraz, and trekking the most popular mountain route: the Santa Cruz.
The white capped peaks of the spectacular Cordillera mountain range make Huaraz stand true to its nickname, the ‘Switzerland of the South’. Because it is quite a remote area, it is smart to do some research before you go. It is important to know what to ask your travel agency what is included in the price to avoid any surprises. The better prepared you are the more you will enjoy being in hiking heaven.
Read on to get an insider’s view and tips!
Guess at which Peruvian Ruins the photo to the left is taken?
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Machu Picchu
One of the seven new wonders of the world, the most astonishing remaining testament of the crafty Inca culture.
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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