Andean Encounters

Andean Encounters

Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu and get to know the people of local Andean communities in Andean Encounters' tours. These tours take you off the beaten path and take you directly to Andean communities, giving you an incredibly authentic experience. Not only will you be able to visit the homes of local Andean communities, you will also have the opportunity to visit many ancient ruins, such as the Ancasmarca ruins, Incan caves, or hotsprings.

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Cultural Immersion, Active Adventure, Historical Sites and Foodie Fun


$110-180 /person
Approximate price to join for a day trip. Rates vary by tour.


Mountains and Rural Communities

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends Andean Encounters


Tour Operator started in 2014| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Andean Encounters is a non-conventional ecotourism company that takes you directly to local parts of Cusco, where access is often denied to foreigners. These tours help you gain a more in-depth understanding of the Andean people which will allow you to see the land through the eyes of the Andean people. The Andean people are the true guardians and keepers of Sacred Power Hidden places, myths, and legends between the cosmos and the peaks of the Andes. Andean Encounters strives to build a bridge between the average traveler and these ancient communities by providing experiences that take you directly to the Andean people and their lands.

Deep Community Connections

Andean Encounters takes part in several sustainable Andean projects that support the local Andean communities. Andean Encounters works closely with different presidents of Andean communities to create tours that benefit their communities. In addition, 10% of the profits of all their tours go to Andean Sustainable projects that help local Andean communities.

Active Environmental Stewardship

Andean Encounters organizes assemblies where they help Andean communities become aware of how many tour operaters break their laws by using their land to build hotels, which breaks up their lifestyle and the beauty of their lands. By working closely with these communities, they create tours that protect the land that Andean communities use and live on.

Exceptional Quality and Authenticity (Culture)

Andean Encounters preserves ancient Andean culture by organizing workshops where Andean communities can gather and teach each other different attributes and traditions of their communities.




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