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Trekking in Ecuador
     

Trekking in Ecuador

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by Daisy Kunstaetter, Ben Box (Foreword by), Robert Kunstaetter
 

* Ecuador is one of the leading Latin American destinations

* Details 30 amazing trekking adventures for all levels of hikers

* Includes the history of Ecuador, its people, geography, where to stay and more

Ecuador, appropriately named, literally means equator, the invisible line that divides the Earth horizontally in two hemispheres (North and South). As one

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* Ecuador is one of the leading Latin American destinations

* Details 30 amazing trekking adventures for all levels of hikers

* Includes the history of Ecuador, its people, geography, where to stay and more

Ecuador, appropriately named, literally means equator, the invisible line that divides the Earth horizontally in two hemispheres (North and South). As one of South America's smallest countries, what it may lack in size, it makes up for with an incredible variety of trekking destinations (and other outdoor activities such as climbing and paddling), birds and wildlife.

Trekking in Ecuador contains thirty trekking destinations from the coastal plains to the central highlands and eastern jungle offer something for everyone.For more information about the authors, visit their web site at www.trekkinginecuador.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868241
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Trekking Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,389,176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Trekking is our passion. Between 2000 and 2002 we explored 30 new trekking routes to write "Trekking in Ecuador", the most up-to-date hiking guide for this country. It remains an unforgettable experience and taught us that, however well we might know Ecuador, there would always be more to discover here. We are graduates of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), in Wyoming, USA. We live in Ecuador and know the country intimately, its places, people, strengths and weaknesses. In addition to our personal knowledge, we have developed an extensive network of contacts throughout Ecuador and its travel community. We can therefore constantly keep our fingers on the pulse of local developments. "Trekking in Ecuador" is regularly updated on-line. Ecuador's special appeal to trekkers, day-trippers, and nature lovers can be summed up in one word: accessibility. The country's unique combination of small size, exceptional geographic and biological diversity, and good transportation infrastructure places an outstanding variety of splendid natural experiences within easy reach ofthe adventurous visitor. Ecuador boasts more than forty-five protected natural areas, including national parks and private reserves, almost all of which offer trekking and day-hiking possibilities. Many longer treks span several natural regions, from the highlands down toward the Amazon jungle or coastal plain. Ecuador receives many visitors (approximately 500,000 a year), but as yet relatively few people come specifically to trek. Unlike well- known trekking venues such as Nepal, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, and Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, trails in Ecuador are never crowded and offer virtually unlimited scope for exploration. Trekking in Ecuador is easily combined with a visit to the country's more traditional destinations: the Galápagos Islands, colorful indigenous markets, Amazon jungle lodges or Pacific coast beaches.