Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands

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Lonely Planet, 2006 - Travel - 440 pages
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Climb the snow-capped peak of Volcán Chimborazo, the most distant point from the center of the Earth. Get up close and personal with capuchin monkeys in the central plaza of Misahuallí. Step back in time at Ingapirca, Ecuador’s finest example of Inca architecture. Take in the surf scene on the south coast. Sophisticated cities, glaciated volcanoes, the lush Amazon Basin – our inimitable guide gives you access to all the treasures of exotic Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.

Go Wild– special chapter on Galápagos wildlife by noted nature writer David Andrew helps you identify the many species unique to the islands.

Venture Out– expanded focus on activities, adven­ture and ecotravel, plus a dedicated Itineraries chapter to help you explore this compact yet varied country.

Get Smart– comprehensive History and Culture chapters provide insight into Ecuador’s volatile political landscape and vital indigenous communities.

Walk The Walk– discover the colonial charms of Quito and Cuenca with our detailed maps and walking tour.
 

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The beach at Punta Carnero is world class for surfing in South America!
If you are lucky enough to be able to visit Ecuador, Punta Carnero is an exceptional beach !!!
The waters off Punta Carnero and the general area has been declared a Marine Reserve and they can watch humpback whales for several months.
Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands is a great book, !
 

Lonley Planet Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

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Contents

The Authors
12
Riobamba
15
Itineraries
18
Highlands
113
Courses
145
Guano Santa Teresita
186
Cañar
194
Around Cuenca
206
Parque Nacional Yasuní
245
Misahuallí
251
THE SOUTHERN ORIENTE
259
The Galápagos
347
The South Coast
359
Isla Isabela Albemarle
376
Health
412
Quito
431

Zumba the Peruvian
223
THE NORTHERN ORIENTE
229
Along Río Aguarico
236

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