About this book
Linked by the sinuous spine of the Andes, Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador are born of a synthesis of ancient America and medieval Europe. Footprint's Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Handbook will guide you from the unforgettably unique Galapagos Islands, through the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu, to the shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Titicaca.
* Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including the colonial treasures of Quito; spectacular costumed festivals; sacred pyramids and temples; the incredible salt flats of Salar de Uyunia
* Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from where to find the best artesania to seeking jaguars in the rainforest
* Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
* Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
* Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help them find the best experiences
From the mysterious Nazca lines to bustling indigenous markets, Footprint's fully updated 5th edition will help you navigate this breathtaking destination.
About the author
raised in Ecuador (Quito and Riobamba), Daisy Isacovici's pet peeve is being
mistaken for a gringa. Robert Kunstaetter hails from Montreal, where Daisy
attended university. Soon after they met in 1979, he suggested travelling in
South America for 'a year or so', and they have yet to turn back. Over the
years and miles, Robert and Daisy became regular correspondents for Footprint,
contributing to the South American Handbook and other Latin American titles.
Based back in Ecuador since 1993, they are authors of Footprint's Ecuador &
Galapagos Handbook. They also travel frequently to Peru and Bolivia. After all
these years, Robert and Daisy still have difficulty distinguishing between work
and play. One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in
1980 was subediting work on the South American Handbook. The plan then was to
write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at
all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all
corners of the subcontinent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and
learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South
American Handbook in 1989. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies
from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American
literature. In the British summer he plays cricket for his local village side
and year round he attempts to achieve some level of self-sufficiency in fruit
and veg in a rather unruly country garden in Suffolk.
1) Planning your trip