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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Our Galapagos Island Hopping Tour exceeded my expectations. I loved it!!!!
Haley and I had the most amazing trip anyone could ask for. I was so favorably impressed with every aspect and couldn't have asked for more. The tour guides were wonderful, especially Andrea and Valerio in Puerto Ayora.
I would endorse Andean Trails without question and for travelers to stay in close contact with their travel adviser. Tom Shearman was so helpful and gave me many useful bits of advice.
I was able to witness how the residents are recycling and doing everything within their means to maintain a healthy environment for future generations.
Thank you for making this the most memorable vacation we'll most likely ever have. I treasure these photos.
Tamara Weldon, USA, June 2019
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Hi Alan -
Yes, home safe and sound and a wonderful trip. Feel greatly relaxed and looking forward to planning another trip sometime in the near future.
And now for some feedback......
- What was the highlight of your holiday? Was there a low point?
A Strasser, Australia, May 2019
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