Thursday, 6 December 2018

Review: NEW Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands by Lonely Planet

Cover of the 11th Edition of Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

New Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands travel guide by Lonely Planet (11th Edition August 2018).

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The 11th Edition of the number one bestselling guide to Ecuador by Lonely Planet is now available. Promising to lead you to "postcard-pretty colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes", this astonishingly thorough guide is easy to use and brimming with travel inspiration. 

Lonely Planet enforce a strictly no freebies policy, and update their guides with visits to all the places they write about. This new edition includes Ecuador's top 20 amazing experiences, city walks, the best of local knowledge, a section that helps you to plan the perfect trip (with recommended top itineraries) and advice for getting off the beaten track.

Watch out for the special features on Galapagos planning & wildlife, indigenous Ecuador and The Natural World. 5 Star!

Why I Love Ecuador
By Isabel Albiston, Writer

"Ecuador is a compact country, but its size is one of its greatest appeals. From lush Amazonian jungle, to snow-capped volcanoes, the the sandy beaches and relaxed rhythms of the coast, to the the sublimely beautiful Galapagos Islands, there is such diversity to be found within Ecuador's borders that you might feel you need never travel elsewhere again. The country's hospitable people and delicious and varied cuisine are yet another plus for this wonderful place. No wonder, then, that just seven months after my first visit I returned for more. One trip is never enough."

TOP 10

1. Iguana-Spoting in the Galap
2. Quito Old Town
3. Parque Nacional Cotopaxi
4. Parque Nacional Yasuni
5. Cuenca
6. Beaches of the Northwest Coast
7. Quilotoa Loop
8. Soaking in the Steaming Waters of Papallacta
9. Riding the TeleferiQo
10. Whale-Watching off Isla de la Plata

Inside Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

- Color maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Quito, Northern Highlands, Central Highlands, Cuenca & the Southern Highlands, The Oriente, North Coast & Lowlands, South Coast, The Galapagos Islands

Curator: Isabel Albiston
Writers: Jade Bremner, Brian Kluepfel, Wendy Yanagihara

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