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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands travel guide

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Central Highlands (Chapter)

9th Edition Aug 2012

This is the Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands  guidebook.

Cut from fire and ice, the rooftop of Ecuador offers more adventure per square meter than most places on earth. Glaciered mountains and active volcanoes, high-plains and precipitous valleys will take you from the Andes, past waterfalls and indigenous villages, to the Amazon Basin.

  • hike your way along the backcountry roads of the Quilotoa Loop
  • maps
  • get splashed by waterfalls as you plunge down the Baños–Puyo road on a mountain bike
  • transportation
  • ride the rails of La Nariz del Diablo, an unparalleled switchback descent down a sheer rock face
  • restaurants & accommodations

Coverage includes: Machachi & Aloasí, Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas, Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, the Quilotoa Loop, Ambato & around, Baños & around, Puyo & around, Parque Nacional Sangay, Guaranda, Salinas, Volcán Chimborazo, Riobamba & around, Guamote and Alausí.

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