the Faces of peru - Andean community full day tour

  • Meet the real people of rural Peru

  • Spend time with a beautiful, welcoming family in their home

  • Full portrait sessions of the locals in traditional Peruvian clothing

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our host family.

  • Visit the community and school in a beautiful mountain setting, spend time hanging out with the kids there.

  • Explore some nearby lakes for landscape opportunities.



8h00 - Pick-up from hotel and begin drive to the Sacred Valley

9h30 - Make a quick stop in Calca to visit the central market, here we can buy a few things to take with us to the community.

11h00 - Arrive in the community and meet with our hosts for the day.

11h30 - Visit the local school, meet and spend time with the children there.

13h00 - Return to our host’s home for lunch and a portrait session with the family.

14h30 - Visit lakes above town for landscape session.

16h00 - Return to our family to say goodbyes.

16h30 - Begin drive back to Cusco.

18h30 - Arrival in Cusco and drop-off at hotel.



giving back

Here in Andean Photo Expeditions it is very important to us to make a positive impact within the communities we visit, so each time we book a tour to see this community we donate a portion of the profit directly to this family and to the local school. These are people with relatively little, so that donation can make such a huge difference in their lives, from paying their children’s educational fees to buying school supplies.

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- Transport in a private vehicle throughout entire day

- Professional photographer guide

- Pick-up and Drop-off from hotel

- Lunch with our host family

- Photography assistance throughout entire tour

not included

- Snacks and water for day

- Personal insurance

recommended gear

- Mid-range zoom to cover portraits and landscape opportunities at the lagoons.

- Prime lens for portraits (50mm, 85mm or similar focal length)

tour price (all ages)

1 to 1 tour with our photography guide (private): 340 USD

2 or more people: 200 USD per person