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Peru and Bolivia, 8th: The Bradt Trekking Guide Paperback – September 1, 2002

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'Informative, diverting, encouraging and inspirational' High Magazine

'There is no other book on sale today that presents the attractions en route so engagingly and in such depth' South American Exporer

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At the heart of the ancient Inca empire, and in the shadow of the mighty Andes, Peru and Bolivia boast some of the world's most rewarding long-distance treks. Striking scenery and rich history cannot fail to stimulate and inspire the adventurous traveler.For almost three decades, Peru and Bolivia: The Bradt Trekking Guide has been the classic hikers' handbook. This comprehensively updated eighth edition continues to provide detailed descriptions of walking routes, together with cultural, historical and practical information, and guidance on low-impact travel. It remains the indispensable item in any backpack.This guide includes: graded treks for all levels of experience; scenic routes around Cusco, Lake Titicaca and the Cordilleras; natural history and local culture, including minimum-impact travel; coverage of the gateway cities of Lima and La Paz; safe and healthy travel. (5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 416 pages, maps, charts)
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Product Details

  • Series: Bradt Travel Guides
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 8th edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841620335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841620336
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,814,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Dennis on November 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
Although writing the perfect trekking guide is an almost impossible excerise, there is certainly room for improvement in Bradt's latest offering. Whilst generic lonely planet guide blueprint is limited, the layout employed here is quite confusing and random, with maps, route descriptions, silly anecdotes, natural history, local culture and general travel advice thrown in together in a very messy fashion which limits the usefulness of the book as a reference material. The content itself is extremely bloated with superfluous info and suffers from inconsistent writing - at times it feels more like a disparate collection of internet postings than a trekking guide. Whilst is great to see the alternate and no less spectacular routes getting a mention, some serious thought needs to be given to the editing process - it is a difficult task to write a concise and informative guide, but this is what is necessary to stand out from the dross.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Gibbons on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book provided the information I needed and was more thorough than the new Lonely Planet equivalent, Trekking the Andes. I bought both and I'll take the Bradt guide to the Andes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Menjoe & Keflien on January 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
We love the Bradt guides, because they're "personal", innovative, well-written and in-depth. If you like to explore the non-obvious, to get off the beaten track (without necessarily missing out on the highlights), this is the guide you're looking for!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Gregory on September 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
A friend let me borrow his book! I liked it so much I had to buy one of my own! Great info in preparing for my trip!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Wells on August 15, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
These books have a lot of good qualities, they have super useful information, but there's also a lot they leave out. You wouldn't want to carry around a book that had ALL the info you need...it would be too heavy and it would be out of date within a few years anyway, so this is a nice balance. I used this book for 2 months when trekking in Peru and it was super helpful. Despite the maps, make sure you get good topo maps anyway, and use compass or GPS, as these maps aren't good enough for proper navigation, especially off trail. No book is perfect but I was quite happy with this one.
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