The Rough Guide to Ecuador

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Rough Guides, 2003 - Travel - 584 pages
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This guide to Ecuador examines this fascinating and dramatically diverse country and includes complete coverage of the unique Galapagos islands. A colour introduction gives an insight into the country's highlights from snorkelling in the Galapagos to exploring Quito's colonial churches. Detailed accounts are given of these attractions as well as all the others from the unspoiled jungle of the Oriente and the highland farms of the central sierra to partying at the capital's latest nightspots. There is also practical advice on a range of activities from learning Spanish in Quito to shopping in Otavalo's bustling markets or climbing Volcan Cotopaxi. There are up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, plus the pick of the cyber cafes and shops. Finally there are over 50 maps and background on Ecuador's history, culture, indigenous peoples and environmental issues.
 

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Contents

Getting there
11
Red tape and visas
17
Information websites and maps
26
Accommodation
37
The media
45
m
57
Contents
68
Performing arts and film
109
Tena
318
Around Tena
325
O The northern lowlands
348
Quevedo
364
The coast to Esmeraldas
370
The coast west to Muisne
378
Weve tried to make this Rough Guide a good read and easy to use The book
385
Muisne to San Vicente
386

Moving on from Quito
117
Guayllabamba and around
123
The northern sierra 129179
129
Otavalo
138
Around Otavalo
147
Ibarra and around
156
The old road to Colombia
166
Tulcan and around
172
Travel details
178
Machachi the Ilinizas and around
185
Latacunga and around
192
Ambato and around
204
Guaranda and Salinas
219
Volcan Chimborazo and around
229
Travel details
236
Ingapirca and beyond
242
Around Cuenca
257
Loja and around
263
Vilcabamba
273
Travel details
280
Jungle practicalities
286
The road to Baeza
293
Coca
306
3 Colour section with information on arrival
394
Manta and around
397
Travel details
406
southem coast
411
Guayaquil
413
South to Machala and the border
425
Playas and the Santa Elena Peninsula
434
The Ruta del Sol
442
Travel details
451
Q Contexts
455
A history of the islands
459
Geography and geology
466
j
472
Isla Santa Cruz and around
474
Isla Santiago and around
485
Isabela
493
Isla Genovesa
501
Language
551
Pronunciation
563
Glossary
570
A Rough Guide to the Rough Guides
581
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About the author (2003)

Harry Ades is a Cambrige-educated historian and travel writer. His books include The Rough Guide to Ecuador, Nepal Climbing Guide, History of Ireland, and Malcom X.

Melissa Graham has travelled widely in the Andean countries of Chile, Peru and Ecuador, where she developed a love of the region''s landscapes and people.

Andrew Benson has travelled extensively in Chile and is co-author of this edition.

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