WHAT WILL WE FIND ?
As opposite to the Andes of Cusco, here we find desert lands and mountains. The geo position of this part of the Andes will show us many ecosystems: from the humid coast, to a desert at the bottom of the mountain range, driving by zig zag roads that climbs up to the top of this Andean land with infinite landscapes reaching the 11,500 ft.
After crossing the high passes, the second part is the way down back to the coast by a different road, following the Lurin river valley passing by some small villages on a greener land.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS WE DO?
Mostly landscapes, but sometimes you find things to use a tele or macro.
WHEN TO GO?
Rains in the Andes end usually in March, so in April we may begin to drive up safely to the Andes until (with luck) December.
WHAT TO TAKE?
The mostly part of the trip is made on a sunny place, a bit cold or windy maybe up there but not freeze at all. So sunscreen and a windvest will be enough.
If you have some food limitations you may bring your own. We deliver in our truck or van some light food as sandwiches, fruit, water, we will be in an empty land with no public services until we reach in the afternoon the village of Antioquia where we may lunch some good local food (don´t expect anything fancy).
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
This photo trip is done in a single day, leaving the city around 5am to be at the top around noon, then, at Antioquia around 3pm where we will spend an hour before leaving back to Lima, arriving around 7 pm.
OPTIONS: We may extend the trip sleeping in some village (very basic services) to be a witness of everyday life of inhabitants of the Andes.
Duration: One day
Season: April to November
Lenses: Wide angle / Macro / 300mm+
LANDSCAPE, AND/OR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Timing: Pick up 5:00 am. Return 8:00 pm. approx.
IMPORTANT: Consider this photo trip only if you are able to do short hikes at altitudes above 10,000 ft, no blood pressure or mobility issues or heart diseases.
Rates in US Dollars (USD) or Soles (PEN) at exchange rate
WHAT WE INCLUDE: Private transportation to/from Miraflores or Barranco districts. Other districts ask. Leaded by a Professional Photographer. Sandwiches, fruits and water (ask if you have some preferences/limitations).
NOT INCLUDED: Drinks, local guides and entrance fees on sites, tips.
RESERVE your photo trip
After pre booking by the web form, or contact us by whatsapp, chat or email, please send a list with names, passport numbers, tour date, meeting point and any request you think could be important, as kind of things you want to photograph, personal style, personal website, mobility issues, etc.
Remember we work only with small groups and private services.
For booking, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance will be due before or at the time of the scheduled tour.
At crowdy places, for personal safety reasons is recommended to have a good backpack and never leave your stuff apart from you.
We allow any kind of cameras.
Use of sport or very confortable shoes fully recommended.
Not included meals, drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance, lodging, unless we agreed to include.
Trips outside Lima city include the transportation. For trips in the city private transportation support is available under request and extra cost.
Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicap or extra assistant under request and extra cost.
Photography lessons and special requests available (ask).
1. For better chances to find an open date, requests and bookings must be done at a maximum of 72 hours before tour date.
2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject of refund.