New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos

ISBN-10: 1569751994
ISBN-13: 9781569751992
Edition: 1st 1999 (Revised)
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Description: The focus of this travel guide is on the ecology and natural environment, with lodges and accommodation being given ratings for their attitude and approach to sustainable tourism.

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The focus of this travel guide is on the ecology and natural environment, with lodges and accommodation being given ratings for their attitude and approach to sustainable tourism.

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The New Key to Ecuador Green Ratingp. xiv
Introductionp. xix
Ecuador: A Brief Historyp. 1
The Ecological Picturep. 11
Ecotourismp. 11
Ecosystemsp. 13
Environmental Expeditionsp. 24
How to Helpp. 31
Planning Your Tripp. 41
When to Gop. 41
Coming and Goingp. 46
Inoculationsp. 48
Transportationp. 49
Packingp. 51
Electricityp. 55
Traveling Expensesp. 55
Accommodations in Ecuadorp. 56
Notes for Women Travelersp. 57
Notes for Traveling with Childrenp. 58
Notes for Senior Travelersp. 58
Notes for Travelers with Disabilitiesp. 59
Notes for Student Travelersp. 59
Notes for Gay Travelersp. 59
Notes for Traveling with Petsp. 59
Sample Itinerariesp. 60
Once You-Arrivep. 63
Languagep. 63
Money Mattersp. 64
Tippingp. 66
Bargainingp. 67
Local Transportationp. 67
Driving in Ecuadorp. 70
Street Addressesp. 78
Business Hoursp. 78
Time Zonesp. 79
Communicationsp. 79
Laundryp. 80
Publicationsp. 80
The Metric Systemp. 81
Picture Takingp. 81
Health Precautionsp. 82
Mosquitoes and Other Pests in Paradisep. 84
Drugsp. 87
Safety and Theftp. 87
Litigationp. 88
Embassies and Consulatesp. 89
Native Food and Drinkp. 91
Ecuadorian Customs and Traditionsp. 92
Indian Marketsp. 94
Souvenirsp. 96
The Outdoorsp. 98
National Parks, Reserves and Natural Protected Areasp. 98
Campingp. 99
Fishingp. 99
Scuba Diving and Snorkelingp. 100
Birdwatching and Wildlife Viewingp. 102
Photographyp. 103
Other Outdoor Sports and Activitiesp. 104
The Highlandsp. 107
Quito Areap. 110
Getting Around Quitop. 112
Lodgingp. 123
Restaurantsp. 128
Shoppingp. 131
Nightlifep. 133
Day Trips South of Quitop. 135
Day Trips East of Quitop. 140
Day Trips West of Quitop. 143
Day Trips North of Quitop. 145
Northern Highlandsp. 152
Mindop. 152
Maquipucuna Biological Reservep. 160
Calderon to Cayambep. 162
Otavalop. 164
Around Otavalop. 171
Ibarra Areap. 174
Central Highlandsp. 180
South from Quitop. 181
Latacunga Areap. 185
Ambato Areap. 187
Chimborazo Areap. 191
Riobamba Areap. 193
Banos Areap. 197
Cuenca Areap. 203
Cuencap. 204
Day Trips from Cuencap. 215
Southern Highlandsp. 229
Lojap. 229
Pinas and Buenaventurap. 236
Vilcabambap. 237
Valladolid and Zumbap. 239
Zamorap. 240
Podocarpus National Parkp. 241
The Coastal Regionp. 247
Guayaquil Areap. 250
A Walking Tour of Guayaquilp. 252
Lodgingp. 257
Restaurantsp. 262
Shoppingp. 265
Nightlifep. 265
Day Trips from Guayaquilp. 268
Central and Southern Coastp. 280
Machalap. 281
South of Machalap. 287
Macarap. 290
Salinas and the Santa Elena Peninsulap. 291
The Coastal Road Northp. 297
Machalilla National Parkp. 302
Mantap. 308
Portoviejop. 311
Bahia de Caraquez/San Vicente Canoap. 312
Northern Coastp. 319
Esmeraldasp. 320
Tonsupa-Atacames Areap. 326
Sua-Same Areap. 328
Rio Cayapas Regionp. 331
Santo Domingo de los Coloradosp. 337
La Perla Forest Reservp. 342
Bilsa Biological Reserve and Mache--Chindul Ecological Reservep. 344
Tinalandiap. 346
Rio Palenque Science Centerp. 348
Quevedop. 350
The Oriente (Amazon Lowlands)p. 353
Northern Oriente (Amazon)p. 358
Cayambe--Coca Ecological Reservep. 358
Baezap. 359
South of Baezap. 360
Baeza--Lago Agrio Roadp. 366
Lago Agrio (Nueva Loca)p. 368
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reservep. 370
Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana)p. 378
Lower Rio Napop. 380
Yasuni National Parkp. 390
Central and Southern Orientep. 394
Archidona/Tenap. 394
Misahualli and the Upper Rio Napop. 396
Puyop. 413
Macasp. 414
Kapawip. 416
Miazalp. 419
Road South to Mendez, Limon and Gualaceop. 420
The Galapagos Islandsp. 425
The Galapagos Islandsp. 428
Geologyp. 429
The Ecological Zonesp. 432
Darwin and the Theory of Evolutionp. 433
The Natural History of the Islandsp. 435
Conservationp. 437
Wildlife Viewing in the Galapagosp. 438
Photography in the Galapagosp. 440
Getting Therep. 441
Getting Startedp. 441
Practical Informationp. 443
The Islandsp. 444
Glossaryp. 466
Recommended Readingp. 469
Indexp. 474
Lodging Indexp. 481
Dining Indexp. 484
Maps
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Mainland National Parks and Reserves
Quito Area
Quito
Northern Highlands
Otavalo
Central Highlands
Cuenca Area
Cuenca
Southern Highlands
Loja
Guayaquil Area
Guayaquil
Southern Coast
Salinas
Central Coast
Northern Coast
Esmeraldas
Northern Oriente
Tena
Central Oriente
Southern Oriente
Galapagos Islands
Puerto Ayora
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