From islands that inspired the theory of evolution, to a valley where people live forever; from the centre of the earth to the Avenue of the Volcanoes, Ecuador excites and amazes at every turn. Footprint´s highly acclaimed Handbook is essential for all free-spirited travellers wishing to get to grips with this small but perfectly formed country. - Objective recommendations of where to stay; from haciendas to eco-lodges. - Sound advice for trekking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and climbing volcanoes. - Where to go for the best jungle tours and best value Galápagos cruises. - Full colour higlights map to help you plan your trip.