Travelling in the Andes: readers’ travel tips

7 December 2017 @07:00 | The Guardian
From subtropical Colombia to Tierra del Fuego in the shadow of Antarctica, our tipsters have explored, eaten, slept and imbibed among these astonishing peaks The Quilotoa Loop is a network of hiking paths connecting a series of indigenous Kichwa villages in the Ecuadorian Andes. Although challenging, the routes are not beyond novice trekkers. continue...


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