Footprint Guides

Footprint can be depended on for accurate travel information and for imparting a deep sense of respect for the lands and people they cover. They are the authorities on South America, having published the most respected South American Handbook in 1924.

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The passion for travel and discovery at Footprint has been reflected in guidebooks dating back to the first edition of the South American Handbook in 1924. Our annually updated guidebook to South America, now in its 92nd edition, is the longest established travel guide in the English language market.
From the first edition of our first book in 1924 to the books that we publish today, one thing has remained consistent: every guide is expertly written by authors with first hand knowledge of the areas they write about, enabling us to create titles which are rich in cultural and historical content and which offer a level of detail simply not offered by other guidebooks. Footprint guides are written for independent travellers looking to get off the beaten track and escape the tourist crowds. We are passionate about helping travellers gain a refreshingly different view of the world and making their experience as positive as possible.

The Footprint commitment

Unparalleled coverage

The breadth and depth of coverage provided in our guides ensures they are amongst the most comprehensive and detailed guidebooks on the market.

Author expertise

Books written by a small team of experts with an intimate knowledge of the regions they cover, resulting in books which are accurate, insightful, practical, and rich with places and attractions simply not covered by other guides.

Respectful travel

Our depth of cultural and historical context provides travellers with a true understanding of the places and people they are visiting, whilst encouraging sensitivity towards local communities. Providing knowledge, options and choice – we recognise that everyone wants something different, so we provide the most comprehensive level of detail to enable you to make informed decisions and choices.

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Saskia ThonPosted on11:22 pm - Apr 14, 2020

Excellent Book. Helped me save lots of money and travel longer. Thank you.