Andean Photo Expeditions
Andean Photo Expeditions
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Photo Expeditions and Peru Photography TOURS. Published in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC And Lonely Planet Peru 2019 and 2022. Exclusive expeditions and workshops. Meet the locals. Explore the mountains. Visit unique locations without the presence of huge crowds. Learn from international photographers. Test new gear. We specialize in Quechua and Indigenous communities. With us, you can visit these communities and spend time with them. Photograph landscape, environmental portraits, astrophotography, street, and documental photography. If you are not a photographer don't worry! Join us for the ride, live the real Peru and we will tag along to shoot your journey. Photo Day Tours and longer tailor-made expeditions all over Peru.
Cusco, Peru

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Gary
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Friends and I found Andean Photo Expeditions on Google and decided to take a chance by booking an 19 day personalized trip with them. This turned out to be this best decision we’ve made this year as the trip exceeded our wildest expectations.

Unlike day tours, which Andean Photo Expeditions also offers, multi-day tours like ours provide more difficult and unpredictable logistical challenges for the operators, in this case Dan and Noe. I am happy to say that they have handled everything perfectly.

Dan was meticulous in planning our expedition. We started our introduction to Peru in Arequipa region. We experienced the Salinas Salt Lagoon and saw condors, vicuñas, alpacas, flamingos etc. Then we moved on to the main course of the trip which was Cusco region. This included Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Pallay Puncho, Humantay Lake, Ausangate etc. Finally for dessert, we went to the desert and rode the sand buggy in Huacachina.

The trip was cleverly structured in such a way that there was a gradual build up in altitude, physical intensity and grandeur of the views. Among the otherworldly landscapes and magnificent animals, there were also moments of real human connections. We met many local families who are friends with the guides and learned about their ways of life.

The best friends that we made along the way though are no other than our brilliant guides Dan and Noe. As well as being consummate professionals, they are down to earth and great to share a drink with. We learned so much about many facets of the Peruvian life from them and in turn shared stories from our own culture.

All in all, if you are going to Peru and are looking for a flexible private tour experience, I would strongly recommend Andean Photo Expeditions. This was truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Dan and thank you Noe!
Written October 4, 2022
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Hey Gary, Thank you very much for your kind words. See you soon,
Written October 10, 2022
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Vivian L
New York City, NY1 contribution
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Sep 2022
Only the highest praise and gratitude for Andean Photo Expeditions for planning and executing a dream 19-day Peru trip. Everything was perfectly tailored to our group's interests and went off without a hitch, thanks to the team's professionalism, attention to detail, and true love and respect for the land, people and culture they were showing us.

Dan and Noe took care of everything we had and hadn't thought of, without being overbearing and still giving us flexibility to shape our own adventure. Right from the start of planning months before the trip, Dan was patient and receptive to our ideas and expectations, tweaking our itinerary several times per our request. As we progressed through the schedule, our guides worked with us when we wanted to make further adjustments in the middle of the tour and took the reins on the logistical challenges of such.

Our trip spanned touristic hotspots, vibrant local communities, bustling cities, vast natural reserves and remote mountains. The team treated us to a sweeping cross-section of the country and its people, opening our eyes and hearts to parts of Peru that I believe some tour groups would not have done. Remarkably, Dan and Noe also leave us much desire of the country, ensuring that we will return again in the future.

It was a real treat to have had such mindful, knowledgable and trustworthy guides take us on our first trip in Peru. The team's attitude and service are of the highest calibre, after what must have been a painful lull in clients from the Covid pandemic. Andean Photo Expeditions is truly a gem and I cannot recommend them highly enough for your next holiday.
Written October 4, 2022
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Hey Vivian, Thank you very much for your kind words. See you soon,
Written October 10, 2022
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Jin Lee
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Before this trip, I had limited experience holding a camera and did not know what to expect from traveling in Peru.

Dan and Noe went above and beyond for their private tour. They created an extensive itinerary with attention to detail, adding in rest as needed. I was able to discover delicious Peruvian food, the vibrant micro cultures within Peru, and the diverse landscapes of Peru (rainforest, desert, ocean, mountains, alpine lakes). I had opportunities to practice newfound photographic skills. And I shared laughter and food with Dan and Noe as well as a team of other amazing locals along the way.

Throughout the trip, Dan and Noe were flexible with the structured itinerary, and executed on feedback thoroughly. We could bring up suggestions or ideas and they would tap into their knowledge of photography and Peru to come up with sound plans on the spot. Overall, the trip truly felt like teamwork that catered to our individual needs, and resulted in an overall experience that is best described as bespoke.

I not only learned about “the Peru of today” (Dan’s words), but gained photography skills, and new friends in Dan and Noe. Their passion for Peruvian culture and their love for photography are contagious and I could not be happier with the experience.

Highly recommend the private tour with Dan and Noe.
Written October 4, 2022
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Hey Jin, Thank you very much for your kind words. See you soon,
Written October 10, 2022
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Elizabeth P
Stamford, CT2 contributions
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Aug 2022
I spent a day in Lima with Dan taking me to sites around the city, explaining the history and giving me plenty of opportunities to take some really great photos. The last four days I spent in Cusco by way of Lake Titicaca. Dan arranged for Euler, who is fabulous, to pick me up from my hotel in the wee hours of the morning, met up with Noe, a fantastic photographer and guide, and headed to The Alternative Rainbow Mountain and then on to Cusco for 3 more days of beautiful photography. I spent time in areas off the beaten track and fully enjoyed the landscape and the time I spent with Bernardino and his family. Noe was very patient reacquainting me with my camera after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. I can't thank them enough to put me at ease and allow me to enjoy every moment. I highly recommend Andean Photo Expeditions. They exceeded my expectations!
Written September 11, 2022
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What a beautiful review, Thank you so much Liz for trusting in us for your extra time in Peru. Take care of yourself, and keep on shooting.
Written September 12, 2022
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gerardine g
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the 2 day Humantay Lake/ Condors tour & I was happy that the tour still went ahead even though there were only 2 of us booked, so we received special attention. Our guide & our driver went out of their way to help us. I struggled badly with the altitudes so they were incredibly patient, helping by carrying my backpack & tripod. I walked on horseback part of the way but still struggled. They took me to the best viewpoint & the view of Lake Humantay was stunning & well worth the effort. My husband was also impressed by how safely our driver drove us around, not taking dangerous risks like so many other drivers do. My only other suggestion would be that perhaps we didn't need to start so early in the morning on the day that we went to see the condors as we had to wait a while for them to come out, but perhaps we needed to leave Cusco early to avoid peak hour traffic.
Written October 6, 2023
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Hi Gerardine, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you felt safe with our team during your two days with us. Indeed, the early departure is to avoid a lot of different issues that can possibly happen on Peruvian roads, like traffic and other incidents. Would have been a shame to miss the condors. Hope you had a great time in Peru, Take care,
Written October 6, 2023
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Dream00541990896
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Aug 2023 • Solo
I am a solo traveller joining the cusco city photo tour and 2days tour to 7- lagoon and rainbow mountain. These three days are the most unforgettable and amazing journey of my trip. Noah take care of me very well, he is the guide and the photographer as well as the teacher, because he teach me a lot about photography! The place I went has no crowds, I can enjoy the scenery very privately and quietly. Highly recommended !
Written October 24, 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind review. We are all very happy you've enjoyed your time with us. Cheers, Dan
Written November 2, 2023
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James F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I just got back from a 12 day trip in Peru with Andean Photo Expeditions, and I have to say it was the trip of a lifetime. From exploring the Peruvian Amazon to climbing the heights of the Andes, we were able to not only explore the spectacular sights, but also have culturally rich, off-the-beaten-path experiences.

From the beginning of the process, Dan worked with us to proactively plan a bespoke trip that catered to our interests and fit within our timeline. Even while we were there, our guide was able to adjust plans according to last minute changes (such as protests closing Machu Picchu for two days). Dan made everything a breeze and had our complete trust.

If you're going to do Peru, do it with Andean Photo Expeditions and you will do it right. I can’t recommend Dan highly enough.
Written May 31, 2022
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Hi James, Thank you for your kind words. I feel motivated more than ever. Take good care of yourselves. Cheers, Dan
Written June 2, 2022
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Amber T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Dan is a joy to be around and takes you to places you wouldn’t necessarily visit yourself. We had an absolute blast exploring Lima with him and our driver Cesar. He was also super accommodating - we had a lunch reservation and he worked around our schedule. Would 100% recommend for a fun taste of Lima.
Written November 7, 2022
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Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. Take care,
Written November 13, 2022
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marco56italy
Provincetown, MA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Traveling with Dan was pleasant, eventful and rich of personal experiences: this is twice as much remarkable for me, because I always travel alone, and like to plan my trip by myself. Dan has rare 'people-skill', both with the 'locals' (he can struck a pleasant conversation with anybody, get precious local information, and get accepted in everybody's home when necessary) and with clients (he always there when you need him, and he discretely disappears when it is the time for you to have the space of a 'personal' experience, either with people in the street or with the beauty of the environment). These are the most important qualities for a guide. The trip organisation was seamless, and his personal attention to my satisfaction and enjoyment was heartwarming. His network - drivers, hotels, restaurants.. - is excellent, and everybody loves him. He has special connections with Peruvian people living in remote villages, he introduced me to some of them, and shared with the locals moments of their life. Priceless, for me. The destinations were all well selected, a special experience for each of them. I came back with lots of beautiful photos, and desire to be back soon.
Written July 14, 2022
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Hi Marco, What a beautiful review, that is heartwarming for me! Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you soon again, Cheers, Dan
Written July 14, 2022
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Sightsee18053651509
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Apr 2024 • Friends
Three friends and I did a short 3-day tour of the Atacama Deaert. What an amazing place! The areas we were taken to were incredible and included two astrophotography sessions. Our guide was local and knew all the secret spots. Additionally, he was flexible and very receptive to our suggestions. The in-the1field breakfasts were absolutely delicious and greatly appreciated after shooting photos for several hours. 0verall, a wonderful experience that exceeded all our expectations! I would definitely use Andean Photo Expeditions again!
Written April 29, 2024
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Hi, Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are looking forward to having you with us again. Take care,
Written May 5, 2024
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