The Footprint guides are particularly good for South America offering a mix of practical, cultural and historical information for the traveller on any budget. Includes 40 pages on the Galapagos Islands.
More detailed than the Lonely Planet equivalent, this guide contains all the practical information needed for travelling around Ecuador, 50 pages on the Galapagos and plenty of historical and cultural information.
A guide to customs and etiquette for anyone living or working in Ecuador or for the traveller who wants to avoid any embarrassing cultural faux pas. Includes notes on settling in, language and society.
A new, practical guide to the islands and Ecuador's capital - the necessary stop en route. Excursions from Quito are suggested, with recommended sights, hotels and restaurants. The Galapagos chapter gives detailed advice on how best to travel through the islands.
A vibrant, photographic guide to the wildlife on Peru with over 220 colour photographs, colour maps of the seven best national parks and particular focus on species found above 3,000 metres and Manu National Park.
A little less reliable than the Footprint equivalent, but the well-written cultural and historical information in this guide is a big plus. Includes approximately 100 pages on Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Less detailed than the Footprint or Rough Guide equivalents, this guide does contain good information on travel logistics and budget hotels for the backpacker. Includes approximately fifty pages on Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.
An American guide written for the more affluent traveller. Extensive coverage is given to the Inca sights and major cities of Arequipa, Cuzco and Lima. There are plenty of recommended itineraries for trips of varying length.
A thorough and reliable guide that combines a good mix of practical information with cultural and historical background and recommendations for the best restaurants and bars. Includes approximately 100 pages on Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.
A much more detailed look at Cuzco and the Inca Heartland than found in the overall guide, this guide includes detailed historical and cultural background and trekking routes, as well as a section on Lima.
An in-depth guide to the customs and etiquette of Bolivia for those who want a more integrated travelling experience; includes notes on how to deal with altitude sickness, the festivals and the language.