andes of lima
The Andes of Lima are absolutely different from the central or southern Andes. Mostly dry during the whole year can be visited any time, except in the rainy months of January to March, which makes us not able to visit.
Starting at sea level we will reach close to 9,000 ft elevation, passing across the lower valley surrounded by dry mountains, in a continuous climb by gravel roads to finally reach the Andean rural lifestyle.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS WE DO?
Mostly landscapes, but sometimes you find people, birds or things, so consider using a tele or a macro lens.
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.
Leave the hotel at 6:00 am. We will drive east. First stop to drink a coffee or take a quick meal at Cieneguilla.
Then, we will continue climbing to get to Antioquia and Cochachuayco villages to shoot at the streets of the village and make a short hike by the local Inca Trail.
Then, we will continue climbing to Langui village located close to 9,000 ft. Once there we will spend time shooting local Andean views and eating the snacks and sandwiches we bring on the van.
After 4 pm we will be driving down to Antioquia village again, stop for eating and continue our trip back to Lima city.
WHAT TO TAKE?
Most of the trip is made in a sunny place, a bit cold or windy maybe up there but not freeze at all. So sunscreen and a wind vest 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, and water, we will be in a land with few 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 6:30 am to be at the Andean zone around 10 am leaving at 5 pm, and arriving around 7 pm.
OPTIONS: We may extend the trip to 2 days sleeping in some village (very basic services) to witness the everyday life of inhabitants of the Andes.
RESERVE your photo trip
SEE BOOKING CONDITIONS HERE
Photo Day + Hiking
Andes of Lima
Rates in US Dollars (USD)
Duration: One day
Season: April to November
Lenses: Wide angle / Macro / 300mm+ ND Filters
LANDSCAPE, AND/OR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Timing: Pick up at 6:00 am. Return 7:00 pm. approx.
IMPORTANT: Consider this photo trip only if you are able to do short hikes at altitudes near 9,000 ft, with no blood pressure or mobility issues or heart diseases. The destination has no public services.
SAVE YOUR PHOTO DAY WITH 150 USD.
INCLUDES: Pick up at Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco districts (other districts ask). Private transportation. Photo pro leading. Sandwiches, fruits and water (ask if you have some preferences/limitations).
NOT INCLUDED: Meals, entrance fees, local/official guides on sites, tips, and assistant.
– Roads from December to April may be hard to drive, even cut with some landslides because of seasonal rains.
– Use fresh clothes and a wind vest at the top of the mountains, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
– At the coast, we have humid and cold weather as we enter from July to September.
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, such as the kind of things you want to photograph, personal style, personal website, mobility issues, etc.
Remember we work only with small groups and private services.
Save the date with 150 USD. This advanced payment is not refundable if no show or by any cancellation reason and 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 camera.
The use of sport or very comfortable shoes is fully recommended.
Not included meals, drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance, or lodging, unless we agreed to include them.
Trips outside Lima City include transportation. For trips in the city fully private transportation support is available under request and extra cost.
Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicaps 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 least 72 hours before the tour date.
2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject to refund.