Your Financial Protection

Andean Trails is fully compliant with European tour operator regulations. Financial security is guaranteed through our ATOL bond (6275) and our solicitor-managed Trust Account.

 

Tailor Made Trips, Custom Tours and Private Treks

Increasingly we are asked to put together tailor made tours, customised trips and treks for independent individuals and groups.

Our first hand experience and intimate local knowledge, together with a network of high quality local guides and agents, allow us to create an authentic itinerary to meet your precise specifications… just get in touch, and we can discuss the options.

 

Small group tours

mountain biking cusco peruAndean Trails is in favour of responsible tourism. By limiting the size of our groups we aim to minimise environmental impact and achieve greater flexibility.

Our normal group-size is between 6 and 12 plus a leader, although some groups extend u to 16 people.

The typical age range is 25-55 with similar ratios of couples and singles, males and females. You will find yourself travelling with like-minded people; experienced trekkers, mountain bikers and climbers, as well as relative novices.

 

Fully Supported

Cooks making lunch Choquequirao trek PeruMost of our trekking, biking and jungle expeditions are fully supported, meaning you need only carry a small pack with items needed during the day, such as a camera, binoculars and waterproofs.

The rest of the luggage is transported by porters, donkeys or a support vehicle. We find that while on trek, a certain level of comfort is appreciated. We are generally accompanied by a team of local staff who set up camp and cook for us.

On trekking expeditions, kitchen, dining and toilet tents are usually provided (where possible).

 

Tour leaders

Climbers on Ishinca summit, Cordillera Blanca, PeruOur group tours are led by a locally appointed leader or a native English speaking-guide living in the country you are visiting. All have long-term experience in the field.

Our leaders and guides have been chosen primarily for their knowledge of the areas they work in and their fluency in English and Spanish.

While on trekking, climbing and jungle sectors of the tour, our groups are always accompanied by an experienced and appropriately qualified local guide.

 

Positive tourism

Andean Trails promotes responsible tourism and tries to make only a positive impact on our destination landscapes and communities.

We are involved in a number of organisations which work to protect and conserve the areas we visit. Andean Trails is committed to contributing on a regular base to three NGOs in Peru. (Amantani, Huchuy Yachaq, ECOAN).

We are also members of a variety of organisations that work in nature and wildlife conservation – John Muir Trust, the Galapagos Conservation Trust, the LATA Foundation, Rainforest Concern, and Tourism Concern.

All our staff trips are carbon neutral and we encourage others to do the same by sending a donation to Rainforest Concern or Trees For Life.

 

About You

We believe that a sense of adventure and an open mind are the most important things you can bring with you.

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