Travel Peru

Travel Peru

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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


Enchanted Ecuador March 19-29, 2023

Daily hiking through the verdant Andes & Cloud forests

March 19, 2023 - March 29, 2023

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 based in both Quito and Lima. Making friends & connections with unique people and places is her passion. Ecuador is a bio-diverse hotspot, choc-full of cloud forests & verdant fields that run up the sides of snow peaked volcanos. A unique place in the world. Everyday is a marvel!
There are lovely nature hikes offered of two-four hours daily, plently of culture and endless beauty. Group size limited to 6 explorers. $4,895 pp. Includes most everything but four meals and international airfare. Let us know if you would like to land on the list for more info. 
A Galapagos adventure on a 16 passenger yacht is also offered.
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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


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PO Box 33 Stillwater, MN 55082

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