eBook The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, 2013 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1409334430
  • ISBN-13: 9781409334439
  • DDC: 918.660474
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The new, full-color Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of Ecuador's incomparable wildlife, vibrant indigenous cultures and awe-inspiring scenery ­- from the Amazon rainforest to the heights of the Andes, via some glorious, laid-back beach resorts - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life. Discover Ecuador's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best colonial cities, participating in ancient festivals, how to scale volcanoes and where to learn Spanish, straddle the Equator and swim with turtles, penguins, sea lions, and even sharks. The guide includes extensive coverage of the capital, Quito, and the Galápagos Islands, the world's premier wildlife destination. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Inside this Book.
Title Page.
1: Introduction to Ecuador.
2: Where to Go.
3: When to Go.
4: 21 Things Not to Miss.
5: Itineraries.
6: Basics.
7: Getting There.
8: Getting around.
9: Accommodation.
10: Food and Drink.
11: The Media.
12: Festivals.
13: Sports and Outdoor Activities.
14: National Parks and Protected Areas.
15: Culture and Etiquette.
16: Health.
17: Living in Ecuador.
18: Travel Essentials.
19: Quito.
20: The Northern Sierra.
21: The Central Sierra.
22: The Southern Sierra.
23: The Oriente.
24: The Northern Lowlands and Coast.
25: Guayaquil and the Southern Coast.
26: The Galápagos Islands.
27: Galápagos wildlife.
28: Contexts.
29: History.
30: Art.
31: The Mainland: Geography and Wildlife.
32: The Galápagos: Geography and Wildlife.
33: Books.
34: Language.
Small Print.
About the Authors.
Map Symbols.