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Andean Trip Planning services for independent travel
This custom service promises to be a unique and memorable trip for you and yours. Connecting travelers to significant people & places in the Andes is Melanie’s passion, using her 37 yrs of designing and leading rewarding journeys to Peru & Ecuador. Using her trusted resources & connections, she will create a custom trip for you to do on your own time, embracing your interests and goals. You can travel on your own timeframe, have your own adventure, and leave Melanie to cover the detailed arrangements on your behalf! 

Vayan a Los Andes!


A reference from Lyndel King/ Curator of the Weisman Art Museum This was a custom designed trip Nov 2018 with an arts focus for folks from the Weisman Museum & The White Bear Center of the Arts. (All trips are custom designed!)
”Melanie gave us a magical experience with wondrous people, places, and art.  She introduced us to the weavers, knitters, and other craftspeople and artists who make beautiful things.  Because we were buying things, for the most part, directly from the makers, you could also feel that you were helping people sustain themselves through their art and that you were also helping preserve a culture— a way of life and its art. Through Melanie, we were allowed into people’s homes in remote places—an experience we could never have had without her.  She knows the land and its people very well and was able to make us feel a part of it in a generous and gracious way.”
Lyndel King
Director and Chief Curator
Weisman Art Museum
University of MInnesota


Galapagos Islands

La Selva Ecolodge extension

January 10, 2015 - January 23, 2015

Ecuador Exploration
Quito, The Amazon and the Galapagos Islands

 Full itinerary.pdf

Quito & La Selva Jungle Lodge  January 10 - 15, 2015  $1,895  
Includes : Three nights in Quito's historic center at the classic Hotel Patio Andaluz, city architecture tour, museum and gallery visits, 3 night/4 days in the high end La Selva Ecolodge .  
All but two dinners included. Domestic airfare not included

Galapagos Islands  January 16- 23, 2015  $4,495 Domestic airfare not included 
Sixteen passenger Yacht Catamaran Anahi  7night/8 day
Itinerary & boat specs: ANAHI 2015.pdf
(only 10 spaces available ) 

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Travel Peru

Ecuador and Peru are Melanie’s places of passion! Walk through nature in Ecuador, including cloud forests, birding, haciendas, architecture, and a Galapagos Islands option. Peru covers a vast, in-depth variety of options including archeology, anthropology, botany, art, culture, and history.
These are two of the most bio-diverse countries on earth!

Vayan a Los Andes!

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You are invited to the Textile barn in Stillwater by appt.  We also make house calls.
Text 651.230.0560 or e-mail


Mailing Address: 
PO Box 33 Stillwater, MN 55082

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