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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.