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.
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 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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Chile is the perfect country for a self-drive holiday. Here is our handy guide. In the Central part of the country there is a good network of “autopistas” – motorways/highways. These are good quality, tarmac surface, private and have frequent toll points. The Panamerican highway runs from Arica in the north to Puerto Montt in the south and is a good quality, well paved road. The main trunk roads which branch off this are generally good quality and paved. These are also well signposted, which is helpful. In Patagonia the main Panamerican highway becomes the carretera Austral (Austral Road) and …
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