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documentaries or books in prep or family trip to South America?

My husband, myself, and our 13 year old son will be going to Ecuador (Amazon lodge amd Galapagos) and Macchu Pichu in July.

I am hoping to get some suggestions for movies, documentaries, or books that are not super scientific to have us all watch or read ahead of time.

Thanks in advance!

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The Footprint guides are great for South America. I also found a bunch of interesting books (including Footprint guides) in the local library, so give that a first shot.

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In preparation for my trip to Ecuador and Peru in May, I'm currently reading "The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale Of Love, Murder, And Survival In The Amazon" by Robert Whitaker (about mapping the equator) and "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time" by Mark Adams. The first book is a little bit technical (I skimmed) and I'm only part way through the other.

For videos, I've also watched the Globe Trekker series as well as several random travel documentaries I found on Amazon Prime.