Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Northern Highlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Northern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galápogos Islands guidebook.
Follow the snaking Panamericana through the awesome Andes to the vibrant market town of Otavalo and the surrounding indigenous villages. As the spine of the Andes bends north from Quito, volcanic peaks punctuate valleys blanketed by flower farms and sugarcane fields.
- lose yourself on a walking tour around the Laguna de Cuicocha in the majestic hillsides above Cotacachi
- fill up your luggage with handmade crafts and clothes at Otavalo Market
- tick off birds wandering through the cloud forests west of Quito, around Mindo
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cayambe, Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, Oyacachi, Otavalo & Around, Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, Ibarra, La Esperanza, Intag Valley, Northern Carchi, Reserva Biológica Guandera, El Ángel, Tulcán, Western Andean Slopes, Mindo, Cloud Forest Reserves & Lodges.
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