We have a selection of guidebooks to some of our most popular countries in Latin America. Written by our specialists, they detail destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send this via a PDF to your email.
Specialist Walking and Trekking
With ancient cities, smouldering volcanoes, glittering glaciers, towering peaks and altitudes well over 20,000 feet, Latin America is the ultimate destination for the intrepid walker.
Peru’s Inca Trail leading to the lost city of Machu Picchu is widely considered to be one of the world’s finest treks. This challenging trail follows the ancient path of the royal Incas through an array of stunning landscapes but permits are limited and often sell out months in advance, so it’s important to plan ahead. Alternatively, there are a number of treks to Machu Picchu such as the Lares trek and the Salkantay trek that are less busy but offer an equally rewarding experience.
Ecuador’s Andean region is well-known for its outstanding trekking opportunities. For those with more time on their hands climbing to the summit of the snow-topped Cotopaxi Mountain is a must, a picturesque route that takes in the volcanoes and the unique flora and fauna of the Andean region. Or get off the beaten track in Guatemala on a four-day glamping trek across rolling coffee plantations and hanging bridges, passing by traditional Maya communities. Starting from Antigua, the trek ends at stunning Lake Atitlan with its impressive volcanic scenery.
Awe-inspiring scenery abounds in Chilean Patagonia, a raw and remote wilderness home to dramatic landscapes and Torres del Paine National Park. The park is famed for its world-class trekking and hiking, with a landscape of emerald forests, jagged mountains, ice-blue glaciers and snow-topped peaks. For something a little different, head to the lunar-like landscape of Chile’s Atacama Desert to hike the world’s driest desert.
The unspoilt wilderness of El Chaltén includes one of Argentina’s most iconic and beautiful trails, the challenging Fitz Roy Trek to Laguna de los Tres. Enjoy amazing views of the turquoise lake and three peaks, including Mount Fitz Roy. For those heading to Colombia, we recommend the trek to Ciudad Perdida or the Lost City. This trek is challenging and the accommodation is basic but it is the only way (apart from private helicopter) to reach the ruins.