1st Place: John Ballard, “Accha Alta Friends” John was on a special textile arts tour that we arrange. Accha Alta is a traditional Andean hamlet renowned for its weavers. John says, “I won’t ever forget meeting those cute, friendly, curious children. And whenever I look at this image, I still marvel at the cold, austere life they live, so high in the Andes.”
2nd Place: Holly Fehr, “Magical Morning” Holly took this photo on the Vilcanota Llama Trek right after hiking on the Moonstone to Sun Temple Trek. She is an avid traveler, and has taken NINE trips with Andean Treks, all of them to Peru. Holly says, “This was taken in the early morning, in my favorite place on earth, Peru! Peru is magical and the people kind, humble, and welcoming. I have found no better place on earth.” Then she adds, “I never enter contests, but when it comes to Peru, I’ll do almost anything.”
3rd Place: Stephanie Vander Noot, “Going Native on the Uros Reed Islands of Lake Titicaca” Stephanie was on a custom trip that included the Chachabamba hike, the Short Inca Trail, and Lake Titicaca. Stephanie says, “Discovering the people of the reed islands was a real treat! The exotic boats they crafted…the friendly people…we had great fun trying on their traditional colorful clothing. Our visit there was definitely a highlight of our Andean trek.”
Honorable Mention: Daniel Haueter, “Morning at Camp Phuyopatamarka” Phuyupatamarka is Quechua for “campsite on the clouds.” Daniel took our Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. It’s his second trip with us. He says, “Camp P I’ll call it – was our last camp prior to our trek through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. It had rained most of the night, but stopped just before sunrise. When Steve and I emerged from our tent, we were greeted with this astounding cloud and mist cover over the valley below."
Andrew Rife, "Camping with a View on the Final Night Camping on the Moonstone Trek"
Amy Moyer, "Market"
Andrew Rife, "Inca Quarry Fun, Moonstone Trek, June"
Andrew Rife, "Tiempo por Cusquena en las Montanas, Having a Drink with our Fellow Hikers with a One in a Million View"
Becky Blevins, "Camp our Second Night at High Altitude"
Becky Blevins, "Coming into Ollantaytambo with the Locals"
Becky-Blevins, "The Final Push Over the 15,000 Foot Pass, Moonstone"
Beth Mayhew,"Hard 4 Day Trek Paid Off with Breathtaking Vista"
Beth Mayhew, "Nice Bum, Where ya From, at Machu Picchu"
Beth Mayhew, "Say Cheese"
Carla Ward, "Alpacas in the Meadow at Saqsayhuaman"
Carla Ward, "Top of the Jungle on Inkaterra's Canopy Walk"
Christine-Walter, "Machu Picchu in the Morning"
Christine Walter, "Salkantay"
Cindy and Roger McNamara, "Flamingo in Flight, Galapagos"
Cindy and Roger McNamara, "Galapagos"
Daniel Haueter, "Steve Villa on the Inca Trail Trek, June 9, 2013"
Daniel Haueter, "Group at Machu Picchu"
Dean Dubbe, "Ausangate Inn to Inn Oct 22, 2012, Day 4"
Gerald Fleury, "Moonstone to Sun Temple Trek, May 24, 2007. Wandering Around Machu Picchu I Came Across This Scene at This Sacred Space"
Gerald Fleury, "My Wife, Barbara, Was Fascinated by the Trek Experience Culminating Here at Such a Sacred Place"
Heidi Gerster, "14 Day Moon Over La Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru, May-2013"
Heidi Gerster, "Evening View of Cuzco & Plaza de Armas from Cristo Blanco, Great Garcia Team Inca Trail May 2013"
Heidi Gerster, "Salt Mines of Maras in Sacred Valley of the Incas, May 26, 2013"
Hilary Meckel, "View of Ausangate Mountain and Glacial Pools with Antonio and Horses, Jun 9, 2013"
Hilary Meckel, "Vew of Machu Picchu and Urubamba River on Both Sides from Machu Picchu Mountain. Jun 5, 2013"
"Jaime on Arrival at Machu Picchu Day 4 of Trek with our Guide, Richard Castillo Mestas, May 6, 2012"
James Waters, "First Views, Inca Trail, June 2012"
James Waters, "Sunrise, Inca Trail, June 2012"
Jamessa Williams, "Arrival at Machu Picchu at the Conclusion of the Salkantay Trek, April 2009"
Jamessa Williams, "On Uros Islands Lake Titicaca, Kids Like to Swing no Matter Where you are in the world. April 2009"
Jamessa Williams, "Seeing our Camp for the First Time was one of the Most Beautiful Sights and a Feeling I Will Always Remember. Sallantay Trek, Day 1"
Jennifer Boie, "Our Traditional Peruvian Wedding Ceremony near Tastayoc with Shaman Adriel Garay, Salcantay Trek. April-2009"
Jennifer Boie, "Shaman Adriel Garay Plays the Flute Following our Traditional Peruvian Wedding Ceremony near Tastayoc, April 2009"
Jerry Williams, "On the Way to Choquequirao, Sep 2012"
John Ballard, "Accha Alta Weavers, Andean Treks Textile Arts Tour, Nov 2009"
John Ballard, "Cuzco Family at Dusk, Andean Treks Textile Arts Tour, Nov 2009"
Kathleen Cutting, "Happy Place - Sunrise over Machu Picchu, July 2009"
Krista Bush, "Group Arrival at the Sun Gate & our First View of Machu Picchu, Aug 9, 2012, with our Guide, Jesus"
Krista Bush, "Fly Free as a Child - Boy Running through Church Grounds and Pigeons, Aug, 2012"
Krista Bush, "When in Cusco Do as the Locals Do - Visiting one of the Local Farms Outside Cusco, July 2012"
Leah Meehan, "With my Husband, Jay at Grey Glacier, Patagonia. Is She Pushing Him or Holding on or Helping Him"
Leah Mehan, "Photo of Geoff after Arriving at Machu Picchu - End of the 4 day Moonstone Trek, May, 2011"
Lina Amini. "Amazed at the Surprise Birthday Cake Baked by our Awesome Chefs on the Trail - One She Will Never Forget!"
Lina Amini, "Jumping for Joy on Arrival at Machu Picchu - Day 4 of the Inca Trail trek, March 2013"
Lina Amini, "With Trekking Group at Machu Picchu"
Lyn Aviles, "Inca Trail Trek - Day 2, May 2012"
Lyn Aviles, "Ladies of Cusco, May, 2012"
Lyn Aviles, "Plaza de Armas in Cusco by Night, May, 2012"
Lyn Aviles, "Plaza de Armas, Cusco - May, 2012"
Lyn Aviles, "Studying Sacsayhuaman - May, 2012"
Mark Greco, "Animated Guide - Inca Trail Trek - July, 2008"
Mark Greco, "Morning at Pacaymayu - Inca Trail Trek, July, 2008"
Mark Greco, "Morning at Phuyupatamarca, Inca Trail Trek - July, 2008"
Mena Stoke, "Evenings to Dream About - Jun, 2009"
Mena Stoke, "What a Great Team - June, 2009"
Mena Stoke, "Where are We? - June, 2009"
Mike Lopez, "Shaman Adriel Garay Performing our Traditional Peruvian Wedding Ceremony near Tastayoc - April, 2009"
Misha Kazhdan, "360 Panorama of our Campsite after a Day on the Inca Trail - Dec, 2011"
Misha Kazhdan, "Ann Enjoys the Peace and Quiet of Machu Picchu at Sunset on a Cloudy Day"
Misha Kazhdan, "Machu Picchu after Coming in through the Sun Gate - Inca Trail - Dec, 2011"
Neal Fedora, "Campground Day 1 of Inca Trail at Andean Treks Campsite -May 6, 2012"
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