Below you’ll find a range of books and available from Andean Trails.
All have been written by Andean Trails’ director and founder Kathy Jarvis, and will help you get the most out of your South American adventure.
Please contact the office to check availability and place orders.
Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68
A practical one volume guide book for backpackers covering the highlights of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia are the three most frequently visited countries in Latin America. This backpacker’s manual describes the most exciting activities and places to visit, and gives an extensive introduction to each country.
This guide suggests itineraries and adventure activities for backpackers in this region and gives detailed advice on planning and preparation, health and safety, where to stay, and what to see. It also gives information on wildlife and national parks, and describes Inca and pre-Inca sites.
Peru £5.00 / $8.06 / €5.60
A country of great geographical diversity, Peru is culturally, historically and in natural heritage one of the richest in the world. Legends of buried gold and lost cities abound. Away from the modern capital, Lima, life goes on much as it has done for centuries, the pre-Hispanic beliefs and rituals dictating the patterns of daily life.
From the Amazon jungle to the heights of Machu Picchu, This way “Peru” explores the history, culture and sights of this ancient land.
Peru & Bolivia £13.00 / $20.96 / €14.56
Now in its eighth edition, this Bradt guide is co-authored by Kathy Jarvis of Andean Trails, and Hilary Bradt. Dozens of hikes are detailed, from short one day walks to longer seven or eight day hikes.
Each hike is described in detail, with a summary giving distance, altitude, approximate timing and a grade according to how difficult the author considers the hike to be. All the main trekking areas of Peru and Bolivia are covered.
Trekking in Peru £13.00 / $20.96 / €14.56
Published in February 2014. This is the most comprehensive, user-friendly trekking guide to Peru available. Peru’s mountains offer the most varied and dramatic treks in South America with the added attraction of Pre-Columbian ruins along the way.
Celebrating 40 years of Bradt, this unique guidebook is based on the Peru section of the very first Bradt guide. The original treks have been re-walked and new off-the-beaten-track routes added. Ideal for both backpackers and those in an organised group, it describes over 65 mountain treks and day walks with background information and travelers’ tales.
Special boxes throughout the text cover topics from guinea pigs to trekking with children.
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First of all I’d like to say thank you for organising this amazing trip for us, the whole holiday surpassed my expectations.
The trip to Bolivia was a highlight, the organisation and the landscape, enhanced by our Bolivian guide Roger, and our driver Abel. Hotel Tayka del Desierto was a great experience - the starry night!
We were really impressed with all your local partner companies, when you start looking you can see there are so many out there, and wouldn’t know where to start if doing it yourself, it felt like using Andean Trails we got a guarantee of quality.
Our experience of Andean Trails has been excellent, from the work you did and the kindness and reassurance you showed me when I got stressed. When you went away Tom was very prompt and knowledgeable when answering my queries.
Also, who knew we would end up using the Emergency contacts, WhatsApp was invaluable, and Kathy was the BEST.
A Harrison, UK, Oct 2019
The highlight of our holiday was the amazing trek and being in such a remote location surrounded by the most majestic, beautiful mountains. It was absolutely awesome.
Accommodation: It was great in Lima and comfortable in Huaraz with a fantastic rooftop breakfast!
Food: The food on the trek was excellent - we are vegetarian and the cook (Estaban) provided us with delicious, creative and beautiful food throughout and plenty of it. He was like a magician, conjuring up the loveliest food whilst camping in a remote setting.
Guide: Our trek guide (Yunmer) was great. He was extremely informative, had a great sense of humour and was really enthusiastic. He helped carry Jane's water and bag at times - not that we asked him to. He insisted! I have recently had my collarbone plated and he was keen to relieve me of the burden of carrying anything to heavy.
Trek staff: Our donkey / horse driver (Gusman) was brilliant, hard working and quietly helped around camp, setting up, taking down and moving us from one home to the next. The trekking team as a whole were exceptional, really supportive and kind and worked really well together.
Overall organisation was excellent. We felt we were in good hands and looked after well both before and after the trek.
Acclimatising: Acclimatisation walk around Huaraz with Rodolfo was a perfect start to the holiday. Rodolfo is extremely reliable, efficient, well informed and a lovely person. It was great to gain a little insight into the people and culture of the region.
The acclimatisation walk to Laguna Churup with David was another fantastic day. David has been living in the mountains for many years and shared some of his experience and knowledge with us as we surveyed the landscape of peaks, glaciers and lakes.
Benefitting local communities: The local people benefit from the presence of tourists as we provide them an income. Visiting tourists encourages everyone to look after and help maintain this pristine environment- those in the remote communities and also our own trekking team. Visiting tourists also need to respect this. The local people were very grateful that we visited them and also very grateful to Andean trails for their support. They encouraged us to return or send other friends and family. We had some great interactions with our little team and a lot of fun. Sharing our time with these lovely, charming people was very special and we felt that they benefitted as well as us.
Overall: We would strongly recommend anyone who loves nature, being outside and has a sense of adventure to do it.
It is a very special, magical place. Having seen people undertaking the trek unsupported, we felt that having a supported trek was perfect for us as we could really enjoy just being there.
Jane & Greg Windsor, Aus, Sep 2019
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Patagonia National Park in the Chilean region of Aysen was formed in 2018 and is the combination of the Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, Lago Cochrane/Tamango Reserve and the Parque Patagonia also known as Patagonia Park in the Chacabuco Valley. The new National Park covers an area of over 300,000 hectares. Doug and Kris Tompkins Conservationists Douglas Tompkins, the founder of The North Face and Esprit, and Kristine Tompkins first visited the Chacabuco Valley in 1995. They were captivated by a valley which they saw could become the heart of a world-class, wildlife focused national park. This would be the …
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