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Andean Encounters

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Urubamba, Peru
+51 986 777 435
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We got an amazing day tour through the Sacred Valley with Stephano and a driver. They took us to things you'd never possibly find on your own and we skipped almost all of the obvious touristic sights. Stephano was full of knowledge and was happy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danielburka
Reviewed December 23, 2018

I spend 3 days with Stephano and his family , walking around the mountains and temples in the sacred valley, sharing wisdom and connecting with the spirits of this magical belly button of the world ! it has been a unique experience which i have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice company for trekking and and alternative medicine. I have tried with Stephano Uachuma and dmt ceremonies. I felt a lot of connection with mother Nature (Pachamama) and i felt security with the guide during all the process. 100% recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Felipe T
Reviewed November 9, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Go787822
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

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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