Moon Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Moon Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

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by Ben Westwood
     
 

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This full-color guide to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood leads adventurers to off-the-beaten-path experiences in Ecuador, from riding a train up the steep switchbacks of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) to diving off of

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This full-color guide to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood leads adventurers to off-the-beaten-path experiences in Ecuador, from riding a train up the steep switchbacks of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) to diving off of the Galápagos Islands, where the waters are abundant with ocean life. Complete with information on exploring the colonial architecture of Quito's Old Town, enjoying the lively waterfront of the Malecón 2000 in Guayaquil, and climbing volcanoes in Sangay National Park, Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices.
Can’t-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with M
Suggestions on how to plan a trip that’s
perfect for you, including:

  • "The Best of Ecuador"
  • "Galápagos Expedition"
  • "Adrenaline Rush"
  • "Wildlife Wonders"
  • "Sun and Surf: Ecuador’s Best Beaches"
  • "Indigenous Past and Present"

37 detailed and easy-to-use maps
The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Ben Westwood

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612388618
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2015
Series:
Moon Handbooks Travel Series
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
176,941
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Moon Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands covers the regions of Quito; the Central Sierra, Northern Sierra, and Southern Sierra; The Oriente; North and Central Coasts and Lowlands; Guayaquil and the Southern Coast; and the Galápagos Islands.

This guide highlights the best Ecuador has to offer, including Quito, Lake Quilotoa, Cotopaxi National Park, Baños, Alausí, the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, Cuenca, Cajas National Park, and the Ecuadorian Amazon. If you have an extra week, extend your trip with a visit to the Galápagos Islands.

You’ll also find suggestions for planning creative itineraries. Unique trip ideas include: "Indigenous Past and Present," taking you to markets and local festivals in Quito, Latacunga, Cuenca, and Saraguro; "Adrenaline Rush," showcasing the best places for bicycling, rock climbing, hiking, paragliding, rafting, scuba diving, and surfing; "Wildlife Wonders," in which you’ll meet quetzals, howler monkeys, giant tortoises, and more; and “Sun and Surf: Ecuador’s Best Beaches,” with the best sandy stretches for surfing, whale-watching, kitesurfing, people-watching, nightlife, and romance.

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