Below are a number of links to other resources which we feel may be of interest to you.
Please note that as these are external websites, we do not have any control over their content.
Andean Trails offers ATOL protection to some of its customers, depending on where they reside and if they buy flights. Learn what protection ATOL gives you. Find out how to make sure you are covered and see what to do if your travel company has collapsed.
Photographer Bruce Percy travels the globe to remote places to seek unusual blends of the light and landscapes.
His stunning collections of portraits and scenes are, as he says, “a great way of getting closer to the land in a way that I wouldn’t ordinarily experience. It has made the joy of travel much more satisfying for me.” Visit his website.
Trees for Life
With deforestation and increased carbon emissions a critical global problem, Trees for Life plants trees as a vital step for a sustainable future.
We encourage our passengers to calculate their holiday CO2 emissions and plant trees to compensate.
A wide range of information about Peru and its links with the United Kingdom.
Includes information and advice on visas for work and travel and Peruvian contacts within the UK from the Peru Embassy.
Spirit of the Andes
More than 1,000 indigenous women of the Bolivian high Andes formed this non-profit organisation to help tackle poverty.
Spirit of the Andes use traditional methods to hand-knit quality Alpaca clothes for sale to the world – self esteem and economic power for women.
Rainforest Concern was established in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats, particularly rainforests, the biodiversity they contain and the indigenous people who still depend on them for survival.
At present the Rainforest Concern has thirteen conservation projects in nine countries across Latin America and in Sri Lanka, and works closely with local conservation organisations in these countries to protect rainforests.
TravelPharm provide information on malaria risk and a range of travel health aids.
World Climb is a definitive directory for everything in the world to do with climbing.
As an International Galapagos Tour Operators Association member, we are dedicated to the protection of the Galapagos.
The IOGTA mission is to preserve the Galapagos Islands as a unique world heritage site that will provide enjoyment for generations of travellers.
Archipelago Azores is a UK-based independent tour operator organising a wide range of exciting holidays.
Whale and dolphin watching, guided and independent walking, cycling, honeymoons and family holidays – all in beautiful manor house accommodation.
SafariQuip has over 21 years experience in supplying essential kit for travellers.
All the things you need to make your travels that bit more comfortable and enjoyable.
Paramo are innovators of functional and comfortable mountain and travel clothing.
Endorsed by Outdoor Professionals and aspired to by recreational outdoor enthusiasts.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK Government’s travel advice branch, with information on visas, political situations and more.
The Galapagos Conservation Trust
Get free membership to The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) by booking a cruise to the islands through Andean Trails.
The GCT is a UK-registered charity that works to protect and raise awareness of the conservation issues of the Galapagos archipelago.
Chilean Embassy (UK)
A wide range of information about Chile and its links with the United Kingdom from the Chilean Embassy.
Responsibletravel.com was launched in 2001 to help travellers book real and authentic holidays that also benefit the environment and local people.
We offer 1,000s of adventure and family holidays that benefit local communities and conservation projects.
Ecuador Ministry of Tourism
Ecuador and Galapagos travel information from the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism.
Official travel information for Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – in English and Spanish – for information on visas etc.
For many years, Andean Trails has been a supporter of Tourism Concern.
Tourism Concern fights exploitation in tourism, and is an independent, non-industry based, UK charity, with members and supporters from around the world.
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We chose Andean trails after finding you online. As soon as we got talking about our options, it was clear you guys were hugely knowledgeable and could help us plan the perfect trip. We had an incredible time!
Overall Organisation: excellent, couldn’t have been better!
Highlight: It’s hard to pick just one, but exploring the suspension bridges above Grey glacier was amazing, exploring the French Valley, and watching a huge chunk of glacier carve away were some of our favourites.
Low point: I’m not sure we really had a low point, it was all amazing.
Accommodation: hotel in Puerto Natales was great, really quirky, good service. As expected the refugios on the trek were pretty basic but perfectly ok, the cabin at Cuernos though was brilliant!
Food: Again, as expected the food in the refugios was very basic, but edible. Our food in Cuernos refugio was actually very good, a nice treat in the middle of our trek! In the hotel, our breakfast was very good.
Guides: We didn’t really have any, but the lady that met us at the bus station and took us to our hotel was very friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed spending a short period of time in Puerto Natales, spending money in the local shops and restaurants. All the locals were super friendly. Hopefully we contributed to the tourist economy. We were very aware of our impact on the natural environment in the park, and the clear impact humans are having with erosion of paths etc. We were as careful as we could be to make sure we had as little environmental impact as possible.
What would we do differently? Not much really. Other than do some training for the hike, 32km on the first day was hard going!!
We love hiking and spending time in the outdoors. We had a couple of friends that had done the W trek and their experience sounded amazing. We weren’t disappointed!
Thanks for all your help and advice in making our trip an experience we will remember forever!
Anna Redman, UK, 2019
» Patagonia Self-guided Trekking Tour
Andean Trails helped us organise a memorable family trip through Peru and Bolivia.
We loved exploring the diversity these countries have to offer - coast, desert, mountains, salt flats and rain forests – with a balance of culture, activity and a little bit of R&R!
I generally like to do the research for trips myself but after the initial research phase, it was great to have Tom as an expert partner, focused on delivering what we wanted to get out of the trip, whilst adding value by suggesting things that would enhance our experience.
He provided an invaluable sense check on what was possible, adding support and expertise to make our ambitious plan a reality - e.g, organising private transfers to get us to where we needed to be before the border closed etc. and providing the reassurance of a ‘go to’ person on the ground for help when needed. He was fabulous to work with and it felt like planning the trip with a friend.
Tom really knows the people and places in all the locations and his suggestions for activities to keep everyone in the family interested and entertained were spot on, meaning we had lots of cool things to do with wonderfully knowledgeable guides, including special times on Lake Titicaca with a home stay on Amantanti.
Thanks for helping us create the most memorable family trip.
Lynn Oliver, UK, 2017
» Colca Canyon Condors Tour
Kat was lucky enough to spot a Jaguar in Guyana - have you seen one on your travels?
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Larry and Gillian are coming to the end of their month of travelling with Andean Trails in Patagonia. We put together a tour designed to take them off-the-beaten-track – read the first instalment in their blog – covering Santiago and Aysen and remote border crossings. Once in Argentina, Gillian and Larry trekked to the base of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, and took a day tour to Perito Moreno. They then set off for Torres del Paine on a self-guided trek. Their tour has ended with a few days in Ushuaia and a flight out from Buenos Aires. Check their progress below …
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