A trip to the Andes will always elicit gasps of awe. Stretching for a phenomenal 7,100km, the Andes are the longest chain of mountains in the world and a truly exceptional sight to behold. So vast is the range that it winds through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Travellers looking for elevated adventure will never be short of spectacles for Andes Mountains holidays are all about hiking: to the tips of snowy peaks; to the depths of hidden valleys; to the slopes of smoking volcanoes and to ice-blue glaciers. All before bedding down in tiny Andean villages for hearty meals and well-earned rest.