Posted on 2019-12-18

Peru - Cusco and the faces of Peru

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Meet the real people of rural Peru.
Spend time with a beautiful and welcoming Quechua 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 during school recess.
Explore some nearby lakes for landscape opportunities.

This is a full day embedded in the Quechua Community. A real experience where you visit a small village in the Andean Mountains where tourism doesn't have access to. This is one of our best sellers by far.
You get to meet and photograph a Family of 7 in their own house, Visit a local School and enjoy the recess with the company of the kids and teachers and end up the day in a beautiful lake and make beautiful documental portraits of the quechua family with the lake as a backdrop.

We do pick ups and drop-offs at your hotel in Cusco.

Type of experience

  • Photo Tour


  • South America


  • Experience local culture
  • Encounter wildlife
  • Approach people
  • Other

Other (category)

Documental photography on location


  • Anytime


  • One day

Duration (other)

10 hours

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Some meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide

What is included (other)

Photography assistance during entire tour. - Professional photographer guide. - Transport in a private vehicle throughout entire day - Pick-up and drop-off at hotel in Cusco - Lunch.

What is not included but recommended for the experience

any souvenirs or extras

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

No tourism
Portrait Photography
Local Culture

Camera equipment used by photographer

Fujifilm or Sony Cameras

Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • Jürgen
  • Jul 3, 2022
  • I did a Morning Photo Shooting Tour in Cusco which I can thoroughly recommend. We started our tour around Plaza de Armas taking some photos of the Cathedral and Iglesia La Compania from a position allowing reflections of the churches in a fountain. We then continued and shot some photos with star effects into the sun under the arcades of the Plaza. At the upper part of San Blas we photographed the famous Gate as well as the street and buildings winding down to the town centre. Attending the Procession of Locals during the Meeting of the Mary Statue of Santa Ana with the One from Poroy was my personal highlight being the only Western Tourist there while Inti Raymi was going on. This opportunity allowed a non touristic photography of locals and scenes of the procession. Towards the end of our session we walked down to Mercado San Pedro taking pictures of several shopkeepers. Without the local photographer it would simply have been impossible to visit as many locations as we did within a relatively short time frame and getting access to people who were willing to be photographed. He not only gave me a lot of tips for composition but also encouraged me to shoot in full manual mode in the future making better use of the function buttons of my camera. A short photo critique and some advice on Lightroom post processing functionalities, I had not been aware of, completed our seession. He is a very creative, talented and experienced photographer so that I enjoyed our common tour a lot. He is empathic and an excellent mentor on what to improve in ones photography. It was a real pleasure being with him on the Cusco Morning Photo Shooting Tour and I can strongly recommend to engage him for photography in Cusco.


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