Travel through Peru can be a transformational experience. This unique & culturally historic journey allows an insight into this biodiverse country and it's humble people.

While you stay at great places and eat delicious food, your daytime experiences are off the beaten path and in close contact with the friends and co-workers we have made during the 30 years of working together. Being in the small communities & homes of friends is memorable & FUN!

You know Peru through the eyes, hands and heart of the Andean people, it is a compelling experience. Feel free to ask for more information and references from past travelers, some of whom have gone more than once!

We have limited departures a year. Travel with small group of 10-12 people. Three guides for a group of this size allows for freedom, flexibility and different physical paces and desires. Our goal is for you to have an independant experience — and pursue your passions!

Bespoke Peru travel 2019

January 11, 2019 - January 26, 2019

A unique 16 day journey through the Andes with three optional 'Historic Lima' additional days of culinary, architecture, art, & a private Pre-Columbian museum.

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Enchanted Ecuador February 2019

Daily hiking through the verdant Andes & Cloud forests

February 1, 2019 - February 14, 2019

Ecuador is where ArtAndes has alot of rich history, Melanie started her bike touring business in 1991 and scoured the backroads of the Andes for seven years while working for the South American Explorers Club, a non-profit resource center...

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Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lodge to lodge Lares trek, one day Inca Trail to & Machu Picchu

Hiking, Culture, Art , Cloud Forests & Architecture !

November 12, 2018 - November 22, 2018

This is a shortened adventure (often one's second ArtAndes trip) that is concentrated on all the wonders around the rich Inca Culture, Cusco & the Fertile Sacred Valley, 4 days of Lodge to Lodge trekking, a one day hike on the Inka trail to...

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Bespoke Peru 2020

Culture, Art, History and Mountains!

January 10, 2020 - January 25, 2020

Bespoke Peru 2020The in-depth 16 day journey, keeps you close to the land and its people. This is a trip for independent, curious and active folks. Small group size limited to 12. Ask for the details. Melanie’s friends await your arrival!

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Ecuador 2020

February 1, 2020 - February 14, 2020

14 glorious days in Ecuador. Hacienda to Hacienda walks, Cloud Forest Reserve and Historic Urban Experiences. Ask for details. Limited to 10 travelers

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The Land of the Mountain Gods

a slide show of the Peru trip highlights

Take a pre-view trip to Peru with ArtAndes. It's hard to narrow it down, but this link will give you an idea of why these journies enrich and enliven the spirit.

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Travel Puru

A fun and lively way to experience the culture history and art of Peru. Melanie has been working and exploring Peru for 30 years, she has passion, respect and in-depth knowledge of the culture of the Andean people. The unique itineraries have great attention to detail and design. A 'Spirit of the Andes' journey is "Unforgettable" in the minds of all.

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Listen to the fascinating story of ArtAndes' master weaver, Wilbur Quispe, which aired on National Public Radio.

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Minneapolis, MN 55413
P: (651) 230-0560

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