Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - The Oriente (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Oriente chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & Galapagos Islands guidebook.

Exploring the Oriente allows you to become immersed in the natural world in a way not even possible on the Galápagos. But this region is not just jungle. Ecuador’s best thermal spa, its most spectacular waterfall, its most active volcanoes and its most formidable white-water rapids also await.

  • soak in pristine steaming waters at Papallacta
  • maps
  • witness thunderous San Rafael Falls, Ecuador’s highest waterfall
  • transport
  • hike high up volcanoes to gaze out over jungle and cloud forest in Parque Nacional Sumaco-Galeras and adjoining Reserva Alto Coca
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: The Northern Oriente, Papallacta, Baeza & around, Volcán Reventador, Lago Agrio, Reserva Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Coca, Vía Auca, Lower Río Napo, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Parque Nacional Sumaco-Galeras, Cotundo & Archidona, Tena, Misahuallí, Upper Río Napo, Puyo, The Southern Oriente, Macas, Parque Nacional Sangay, The Jungle from Macas, Sucúa, Gualaquiza, and Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve.

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