Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Northern Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Northern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands guidebook.
As the spine of the Andes bends north from Quito, volcanic peaks punctuate valleys blanketed by flower farms and fields of sugarcane. This is Ecuador's beating heart and a cradle of Andean culture.
- browse the dazzling array of goods in Otavalo's colorful craft market
- summit the massive, glacier-covered Volcán Cayambe
- ride through the countryside on horseback starting from a colonial hacienda on the outskirts of San Pablo del Lago, near Otavalo
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Cayambe & around, Oyacachi & around, Otavalo & around, Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, Intag Valley, Reserva Biológica Los Cedros, Ibarra, La Esperanza, North of Ibarra, El Ángel, Reserva Biológica Guandera, Río Blanco Area, Tulcán, Western Andean Slopes, and Mindo & around.
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