6th ed. paperback. Insight Guide Ecuador and Galapagos is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and wildlife of this diverse and fascinating country. The book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of beautiful, specially commissioned colour photographs. Our inspirational Best of Ecuador section illustrates the country´s top attractions, from Inca monuments and colonial buildings to the best places for wildlife-spotting and adventure sports. With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Ecuador´s ancient civilizations, colonial history and contemporary politics and environmental issues. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. The lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into the traditional textiles, colonial architecture, Galapagos birdlife and vintage railways. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip. Insight Guide Ecuador and Galapagos now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smart phones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Ecuador app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.