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Andean Encounters

Urubamba, Peru
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About Andean Encounters
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 of Sacred power places, myths and legends that connect between the cosmos and the peaks of the Andes. We break the barrier between the common traveler and the local Andean culture by introducing you to the deepest secrets and the wisdom of the Andean which will lead you to one of best experiences in your life. Andean Encounters has formulated an experience that takes you to the heart of the Andean people and their lands, hidden sacred sites known only by the local Andean people, mingle through local markets and fairs. We will visit Andean families, learn about the local Camelids and the products made from their wools.
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Fearless700328 wrote a review Mar 2020
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WOW! That's all I can really say! Stephano is an amazing, authentic, humble teacher who I easily can call a brother. He is both knowledgeable and transparent with his knowledge and love for Mother Earth and the history of the beautiful land. I recommend his tours if you are ready to truly learn and experience the historical and mystical side of Peru. You won't be disappointed. His love and knowledge of the world and everything in it is contagious. You will be in safe, kind and caring hands when you journey with my brother!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anj L wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China9 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is a much overdue review - I went on a multiple-day tour with Stephano and Roger in Feb 2019 and I had one of the best and unforgettable experience during my LATAM trip! They are such wonderful people. I wanted to experience places and caves with ancient energy and Stephano showed me some special hikes and caves that he discovered during his own search for mystical experience. He’s taken me to special energy centers for meditation. We went to the local markets to buy the offerings for Pachamama and hiked to a mountain to complete the ritual. The entire experience was unreal, he truly showed me the ancient wisdom of Scared Valley. I wouldn’t have experienced this with any other regular guides. If you’re an open-minded individual who wants to explore Sacred Valley’s ancient energy, Stephano is the guide you want to go with. He will show you all these amazing places that will give you an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Stephano for showing and connecting me with Pachamama! Tupananchiskaman!
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LynnDTraveler wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado5 contributions1 helpful vote
Stephano was an excellent guide. I contacted him before we arrived and he made a customized trip for us ( 2 couples) which included pick up from the airport. On our way to our hotel in Urubamba we stopped along the way to feed llamas and then visited the Urco ruins before heading to a local house for a wonderful homemade lunch. The next day we visited Incan caves, visited the terraces in Ollytambo and then to a local pottery store in Urubamba. The drivers were very good as well and we had a wonderful time.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kianu Stirling wrote a review Dec 2019
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I honestly couldn’t recommend Stephano enough. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the trail at a slow leisurely pace perfect for my friend and I. The trail was not a typical tourist destination, mostly locals, so it was a truly authentic experience. We explored ancient ruins, he taught us of the history and shared his knowledge of the local medicine. An unforgettable day that I will always treasure!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Catrinozzz wrote a review Dec 2019
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Wow. No words can sum up how epic and magical this hike was. A refreshing and playful alternative to standard hiking tours, Stefano was friendly, helpful and informative about Incan and other indigenous Andean cultures. He felt more like a friend than tour guide, enriching our sensory experience of the majestic Andean mountains. It was relaxed, walking to our own rhythms. We had time to stop and take in the view. It felt like walking in a dream, a fairytale. Really a sublime experience. You will not regret choosing Andean Encounters. The memory will stay with you long after the experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Stephano G, Owner at Andean Encounters
Responded Dec 21, 2019
Thanks for such a pretty words , this are less well known paths , in which many tourist dont go, a whole inca trail for us!, thabks for the memorable days!!
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