Hit the trail and get the best bits from Latin America! This second edition uncovers the very best of the popular independent travel route through Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. For anyone considering a late career break or desiring an experience out of the ordinary, this book is chock full of tips, advice and suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip. Learn Spanish in Quito, follow Darwin to the Galapgos Islands, see the gold museum in Lima, trek the Inca Trail, sail across Lake Titicaca, cycle the most dangerous road in the world, drive across the great salt lake at Salar de Uyuni and be humbled by the mine tour at Potosi. With extensive planning tools in the lengthy and readable 'Essentials' section, this guide will help you uncover the real essence of travelling! Containing loads of maps and no frills, this guidebook tells it as it is. The features include: all the best places to stay including backpackers' hostels and the occasional place to pamper yourself; suggestions of how to get the best from the region if time is short and money is tight; where to have fun - cycling, horse riding, white water rafting, beaches, treks and a whole lot more; and, the best pubs and clubs and where to meet the rest of the crowd.