If your budget means you're missing out on the Galapagos, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on some incredible experiences in Ecuador. Check out our top five every backpacker can afford.
Part of our 'what do things cost?' series, this article outlines the typical costs in Ecuador for a budget backpacker, to allow us (and you) to make a comparison of living and travel costs across Latin America.
With a significant portion of visitors to Ecuador heading to the Galapagos Islands, it has a reputation of being a little pricey. So, without a visit here, how did our budget fare?