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Organising adventure tours in South America requires considerable experience and a network of local contacts across the continent.
Members of the Andean Trails team you are likely to come into contact with on the ground are Tullio Sanchez, Alberto Navarette and Jesus in our Peru offices.
In Argentina, we have Gabriel Cueto, Pablo Navarro and Oscar Pandolfi among others, and in Bolivia, Alex, Julia and Jaira.
And in Ecuador is where you will find the ever popular Ramiro, Nick and Marjolein.
These are but a few of the people we work with. We will be adding more and more of our lovely staff to this page, so check back for more!
Jaira – how and why did you start to work in Adventure Tourism?
Twenty nine years ago my parents started this company of adventure and solidarity based tourism. The motivation was for a very simple reasons; both my parents are children of the former dictatorship and both are socialists. Their ideas were forged in the liberal and hippie movement of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. The company aimed to unite the private, indigenous communities and environmental sectors by following responsible ethical and cultural codes.
As pioneers in community tourism and ecotourism, we bring comfort to the adventure traveller; Bolivia – incredibly beautiful, adventurous and perfect in all its chaos.
People who travel here love the Bolivian people, and finding places where the hand of man has not taken control.
Alberto Broi Figari
Alberto – what is your motivation at the time to work in Adventure Tourism?
My principal motivation in adventure travel is to challenge the mind and body in the great outdoors.
This is the most exciting thing – swimming on the beach, trekking and climbing in the Andes, exploring the jungle, sailing rivers or cycling.
Then sharing these emotions with people who want to know the country where I was born and that I love – Peru!
Osvalo – what would you recommend Andean Trails clients to do and to visit in Bolivia?
Being specialised in mountaineering, I would personally recommend starting discovering Bolivia with a visit to the Lake Titicaca area.
This spot combines interesting cultures and scenery, ideal for those that want to sample a slice of the history of Bolivia.
Next, the Condoriri area, which features snow-capped peaks ideal for people who don’t have much climbing experience but at the same time want to get up close to glaciers.
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Highlights - everything really but probably Isabela.
The island was so beautiful, lots of areas to explore on your own - the walk to Muro de las Lagrimas, lagoons, beach, watching the pelicans diving for fish around sunset. Los Tuneles was probably our favourite snorkelling trip. Kicker Rock would be a close second, we have some fantastic footage of hammerheads.
All the breakfasts were fresh and enjoyable as were the lunches provided on the trips - especially the ceviche on Los Tuneles tour. Andrea, our main contact was great always on time, very friendly, lots of useful information. Overall organisation was excellent - no problems.
Thanks again Tom - it was worth the wait!!
Neil and Julie Buckley (U.K.), Jan 2020
» Galapagos Island Hopping
To be honest I don't have the words to describe the Galapagos. Breathtaking!!
Thank you so much for the excellent organisation, planning and support. The flights, boat, crew, guides, food and itinerary were excellent and worked really well. The wildlife was simply amazing and the weather perfect.
No low point. Highlight - everything, but in particular seeing a part of our planet that has not been ravaged by humans.
We wished to see as much of the Galapagos as possible and the boat made this possible. We chose Andean Trails because they responded very quickly and efficiently to our original request. Tom has been excellent and we would highly recommend Andean Trails again.
Mark Clixby (U.K.), Jan 2020
» Aida Maria, Galapagos Cruise Boat
How about finishing your holiday to Ecuador with a visit to Puerto Lopez? Here are Kathy's tips on what to see and… twitter.com/i/web/status/12359…
6th March, 2020 5:05 pm
COVID 19 Page updated on 1 April 2020 (by Kathy Jarvis, director) We would like to extend a huge thanks all our UK staff and our numerous partners throughout South America for their help in getting all of our customers home safely in March. Our partners in South America are also helping enormously with offering to reschedule tours and services for all of our customers who can no longer travel on their chosen dates due to Covid 19, so many thanks to them for that at a very difficult time. We would like to extend our thanks also to …
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