The Rough Guide to Ecuador 3

The Rough Guide to Ecuador 3


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The Rough Guide to Ecuador 3 by Harry Ades, Melissa Graham

The Rough Guide to Ecuador is your ultimate handbook to this fascinating and dramatically diverse country with complete coverage of the Galapagos islands. A full colour introduction gives an insight into the country''s many highlights from snorkelling in the Galapagos to exploring Quito''s colonial churches. There is plenty of practical advice on a range of activities from learning Spanish in Quito to climbing Volcan Cotopaxi. There are up-to-the-minute reviews of all the best places to stay, eat and drink, plus a brand-new ''Authors'' Picks'' feature to highlight the very best options. The guide includes over fifty maps and expert background on Ecuador''s history, culture, indigenous peoples and environmental issues.

The Rough Guide to Ecuador is your perfect companion to this unique country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843536949
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Melissa Graham has travelled widely in the Andean countries and is co-author of The Rough Guide to Chile.

Harry Ades was born in Oaxaca and has spent many years travelling through Central and South America.

Table of Contents

Colour section     1
Introduction     6
Where to go     9
When to go     14
Things not to miss     16
Basics     25
Getting there     27
Health     33
Getting around     38
Accommodation     42
Food and drink     45
The media     48
Festivals     49
Culture and etiquette     51
National parks and protected areas     52
Sports and outdoor activities     54
Volunteering, working and studying in Ecuador     59
Travelling with children     62
Ecotourism and responsible travel     63
Travel essentials     64
Guide     77
Quito and around     79
The northern sierra     143
The central sierra     195
The southern sierra     257
The Oriente     303
The northern lowlands and coast     371
Guayaquil and the southern coast     435
The Galapagos Islands     485
Contexts     537
History     539
Art, literature, music & film     556
Mainland geography and wildlife     562
Galapagos wildlife     578
Books     590
Language     599
Pronunciation     601
Words and phrases     602
Food and drink     604
Quicha     608
Glossary     609
Travel store     611
Small print & Index     615

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