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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We had an absolutely amazing trip and everything was perfect.
Highlights – there were loads of highlights. We loved Quito – especially the morning we went up the Teleferico. We could see for miles over the city to snow capped Volcanos beyond. Our Equador guide and driver were brilliant – Miguel and Memo. They went out or their way to make sure we saw as much as possible – we wouldn’t have seen or learned as much without them. We saw humming bird, toucans, tangers and a fantastic bird of prey sanctuary that wasn’t on the original schedule.
The Galapagos Islands were amazing. Again we saw so much and the guides were brilliant. They were so enthusiastic about their islands, the animals and conservation.
Accommodation etc – the hotels were all excellent. We loved the quirkyness of the hotel in Quito. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The Septimo Paraiso eco lodge in the cloud forest and the Hacienda Las Palmeras near Otavalo were great – the food at Las Palmeras was really excellent. The airport hotel was spotless and friendly but the set meal of Spaghetti bolognese wasn’t great to be honest. We ate in some lovely restaurants and the guides picked some lovely places to stop for food.
Sol y Mar on Santa Cruz was lovely too.
We loved Hotel Albemarle on Isabela. It was a perfect place to spend 5 nights. The rooms were comfy, clean with lovely balconies and views. There were some really good local restaurants, especially Coco surf, recommended by Tania, our Isabela guide.
The company that did our trip to Los Tuneles were fantastic. The guide was so enthusiastic and determined that we would see loads of wildlife. He took loads of photos with his gopro then downloaded them all for us for free when we got back. The lunch on the boat that day was chicken and rice which all three of my kids said was the best lunch they’d had all holiday. It might have been because they were all cold and knackered – they even took the hot sweet tea on offer.
I hope we benefitted the local communities. We enjoyed our trips to the coffee plantation and the chocolate factory and certainly brought plenty of chocolate and coffee back with us. I would like to think that the money we spent goes in someway to help conservation efforts and to keep the cloud forests and the Galapagos Islands as special and unique as they clearly are.
We picked Andean trails because you are based in Scotland and seemed to understand out requirements and came up with a perfect sounding itinary. Flying from Galsgow via Amsterdam worked well and for us was definitely the quickest and easiest way to get there.
Everything worked out perfectly. We had a totally brilliant time. I think it is all still sinking in...
L. Keany, UK, Aug 2019
» 4-day Ecuador Family Holiday
The highlight of the climb was the whole experience from meeting the crew to training on the glacier to getting as far as I did.
Hats off to the crew. They all did a great job - everyone of them. Osvaldo was great throughout the entire few days; Alex the cook made some great food with some of the other climbers in the high hut commenting about how good the food looked. Thanks also to the porter Adrian.
I thought the climb was pretty tough overall considering the altitude. Had to catch my breath a few times. Osvaldo was great though and went at a pretty steady pace with lots of guidance.
I chose Huyana Potosi because it was an achieveable 6,000m peak. I didn't summit but enjoyed the whole trip.
Mike Stringfellow, Aug, Aug 2019
» Climb Huayna Potosi in Bolivia
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