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Andean Encounters

Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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We are an alternative non-conventional Sustainable Ecotourism company that is focused on sharing in depth authentic Andean knowledge and traditions that has been transcended for many generations. The Andean people are the true guardians and keepers...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Urubamba, Peru
+51 986 777 435
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I took a tour with Encuentros Andinos shortly after arriving in Peru. It was a great decision, as our guide Stephano was extremely friendly and generous with his knowledge about the valley's everyday life and lesser known attractions. We did a day...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We met Stephano the 8th of November while we visited Ñaupa Iglesia by our own. He didn’t hesitate to take 10 min of his time after a ceremony to explain to us the basics about Ñaupa and spirituality in the Sacred Valley. It was really...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour is an excellent opportunity if you want to know more about Incan view of the world, beliefs and religion. Stephan is the guy, who is really into this area and he knows what he is talking about. So don't miss an opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I met Stephano in Urubamba. He showed us some nice ruins around Calca and Urubamba. Stephano has so much to tell and gives you another view of the area than classical guides. You can learn a lot about inca and pre-inca culture....More

Thank Valentin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours with Stephano but it felt like 10min. His passion for pre-incas and incas history is truely communicative. His knowledge about these cultures seems to be unlimited. A tour unlike classical touristic trek where mythologies, sciences and tradition are mixed. Thank...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very recommended Tour stephano is great and full of infomation He took us to secret plcaes that where beatifull and we would never discover them without him All in all i enjoy a lot and i think it was a great expirence

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently were married in a traditional Andean ceremony with Stefano and Clara. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and sacred wedding. The flowers, the priestess, the location, the music, the food and the tradition blew away our expectations. They...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Very highly recommended! Stephano and Claraluz are friendly, fantastic tour guides and made our Peru adventure last week a stress-free experience. My group of 10 New Yorkers (including four teenagers) did the two-day Machu Picchu trip and the half-day Pumamarca trek, and the sights were...More

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Stephano M, Owner at Andean Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Hey Dan! thanks for such a nice words we also spend a wonderful time with all your family, You brought us that family warmth, and you made us feel again how wonderful it is to travel in family, we had fun with each one of...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018

We did the Incan caves and sacred ruins of Uro tour, and the owner/guide Stephano gave us an incredible tour. He is very knowledgeable in the Inca culture, both the mainstream conventional knowledge, but also the more spiritual non-conventional knowledge. We could tell he is...More

Thank wittygecko
Reviewed April 9, 2018

A small group of us wanted to do some additional hiking near our retreat center and Stephano was recommended. We loved the hike he took us on! He stopped along the way to explain history and details and took his time so that we could...More

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Stephano G, Owner at Andean Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Hey i am glad you enjoyed as much as i did!, i had an amazing trek with you and with the best company ever Uku my dog, next time do not hesitate to contact us if family or friends are comming for more unconventional treks...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Stephano took my girlfriend and I along with another lovely couple to the waterfalls near Arin. He has a wealth of local knowledge of the sacred valley and surrounding areas. His character is extremely positive and generous. The experiences had with Stephano are unforgettable! We...More

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Shannon W
April 19, 2016|
Response from Stephano M | Property representative |
Hi Shannon, Lake titicaca, Incan Caves and Sacred ruins of Urco, or Chinchero alternative Inka Trail, our best tours
August 19, 2015|
Response from Stephano M | Property representative |
Hi there! It seems our first answer hasn't been posted, sorry for the inconvenience. We can offer you a Half Day tour (our standard Full day tours are from 8am to 4pm). For more information please contact us directly from... More
Svetlana H
July 14, 2015|
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Response from Stephano G | Property representative |
Hi Svetlana! Encuentros Andinos is based in Urubamba which is in the Sacred Valley and also close to Machu Picchu. We can pick you up from the airport if needed. Please contact us for more info