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 a small group of 8-12 people. Three guides for a group 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!

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 February 2020

Daily hiking through the verdant Andes & Cloud forests

February 4, 2020 - February 16, 2020

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 10. $5,500 pp Two weeks of joy. 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: Limited space available
7 night/ 8 day 
16 passenger catamaran  
$5,320 pp includes domestic airfare
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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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1500 Jackson Street NE  #285
Minneapolis, MN 55413
P: (651) 230-0560
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EVERY First Thursday/monthly 5 – 9 pm

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