Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Central Highlands (Chapter)
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
- get splashed by waterfalls as you plunge down the Baños–Puyo road on a mountain bike
- 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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