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Ecuador Flag The Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador) is a country in South America. It shares land borders with Colombia and Peru, as well as having a coast on the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2008, the population of Ecuador was estimated to be 15,625,000.

The capital of Ecuador is Quito (full name: San Francisco de Quito) which as of 2001 had a population of 1,397,698 people the city, and a total of 1,842,201 people in the city and surrouding metropolitan area. Quito has the distinction of being one of the highest capital cities in the world (the central square is 9,186 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level).

The largest city of Ecuador is the country's main port, Guayaquil. Guayaquil has a population of about 2.6 million people in the city itself, a total population of about 3.3 million in the combined city and metropolitan area.

Ecuador Country Details


Country Name Ecuador
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Ecuador Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Quito


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Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Brian Kluepfel & Jade Bremner

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-08-21
Paperback (416 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into the past in Quito’s vibrant Centro Historico, hike around Cotopaxi for million-dollar views, and spot blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds in Punta Suarez – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Quito, Northern Highlands, Central Highlands, Cuenca & the Southern Highlands, The Oriente, North Coast & Lowlands, South Coast, The Galapagos Islands

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islandsis our most comprehensive guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick & Luke Waterson

Lonely Planet
Paperback (416 pages)

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#1 best-selling guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands*

Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Join the festivities on La Ronda Street, spot an iguana in the Galapagos Islands, or hunt for a bargain at the Otavalo market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ecuador & the Galapagos Island and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, music, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
  • Over 61 local maps
  • Covers Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Otavalo, Banos, Montanita, Vilcabamba, Mindo, Canoa, Isla de la Plata, the Quilatoa Loop, Papallacta, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla San Salvador, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, our most comprehensive guide to Colombia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring guide for a comprehensive look at all Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Bestselling guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, May 2011 to April 2012.

The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Rough Guides)
By Stephan Küffner

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Released: 2016-09-20
Paperback (440 pages)

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The new edition of The Rough Guide to Ecuador is a comprehensive guide to this culturally and ecologically diverse country, straddling both hemispheres. It includes in-depth information on Ecuador's varied wildlife and vibrant indigenous communities, plus coverage of some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in South America - from the Amazon rainforest to the heights of the Andes, via beautiful, sandy beaches. We cover all of Ecuador's highlights, from colonial cities to off-the-beaten track villages, snowcapped volcanoes to rolling cloudforests, plus details on the best festivals throughout the year. As well as coverage of mainland Ecuador - including in-depth chapters on the two main cities Quito and Guayaquil - we have a section dedicated to the Galápagos Islands, the world's best wildlife destination. With detailed, accurate maps, inspiring photography, insider reviews on the best hotels and restaurants and reliable transport and safety advice throughout, The Rough Guide to Ecuador will ensure you won't miss a thing during your trip.
Insight Guides Ecuador & Galápagos
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (352 pages)

Insight Guides Ecuador & Galápagos
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Insight Guide Ecuador & Galápagos is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and wildlife of this diverse and fascinating country. The book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of beautiful, specially commissioned colour photographs. Our inspirational Best of Ecuador section illustrates the country's top attractions, from Inca monuments and colonial buildings to the best places for wildlife-spotting and adventure sports.

With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Ecuador's ancient civilizations, colonial history and contemporary politics and environmental issues. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. The lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into the traditional textiles, colonial architecture, Galápagos birdlife and vintage railways.

All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip.

Insight Guide Ecuador now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Ecuador app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
By David L. Pearson & Priscilla Barrett

Brand: Interlink Pub Group
Paperback (475 pages)

Travellers  Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
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Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador's magnificent animal life. The authors, professional biologists, selected for color illustrations more than 500 of Ecuador's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals -- the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey:

- Identifying and location information on the most frequently spotted animals - Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong - Information on Ecuador's habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter - Brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Ecuador Road Trip: An Insider's Guide to an Amazing Adventure
By Jessamyn Salinas

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (140 pages)

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Black and with paperback edition. A colorful mix of useful tips and the author's experiences come together to help you plan your trip to Ecuador. The book discusses why you should travel to Ecuador and tells about some of the many amazing places worth exploring in this gem of a country. Once you're convinced that you need to take an Ecuador vacation, everything you need to plan your trip is tackled, from visa information and packing ideas to suggested routes and foods to try. Plus, read about the two road trip options in Ecuador: renting a car and taking the bus. Why take a road trip? It's the best way to see Ecuador! This book is the perfect companion to the everyday guidebook. Use the guidebook for hotel and restaurant ideas and Ecuador Road Trip for everything you need to know in between. Includes over 15 black and white photos, maps of popular routes and additional tips from other travelers.
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Adventure Map, with its comprehensive information, is uniquely designed for adventure travelers. The map delivers unparalleled detail of the entire country and its recreational, historical, cultural and natural destinations. Pinpointed spots include beaches, wildlife areas, archeological sites, churches and areas for camping, surfing, fishing and diving. A list of cities and towns with a user-friendly index is provided along with a road network of highways, major and secondary roads, shown with distances. Unsurfaced and 4-wheel-drive roads are mapped for those wishing to get off the beaten track. Other displayed travel aids include airports, airfields, harbors, anchorage sites, railroads, ferry routes and border crossings with neighboring Colombia and Peru.

The northern part of the map covers the capital city of Quito, Cotopaxi Volcano and National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, the town of Tena in the Amazon rainforest and the country's largest city of Guayaquil. The southern part of the map covers from Guayaquil to the southern and southeastern border with Peru, showing the diverse Podocarpus National Park in the southern Andes and Amazonian ecological systems. An inset map covers the world renowned Galapagos Islands, showing Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve, Tortoise Reserve and diving areas around the islands. This expertly researched map is the perfect complement to any guidebook.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:750,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Moon Handbooks)
By Ben Westwood

Moon Travel
Released: 2015-01-06
Paperback (536 pages)

Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Moon Handbooks)
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This full-color guide to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood leads adventurers to off-the-beaten-path experiences in Ecuador, from riding a train up the steep switchbacks of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) to diving off of the Galápagos Islands, where the waters are abundant with ocean life. Complete with information on exploring the colonial architecture of Quito's Old Town, enjoying the lively waterfront of the Malecón 2000 in Guayaquil, and climbing volcanoes in Sangay National Park, Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices.
Can't-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with M
Suggestions on how to plan a trip that's
perfect for you, including:
  • "The Best of Ecuador"
  • "Galápagos Expedition"
  • "Adrenaline Rush"
  • "Wildlife Wonders"
  • "Sun and Surf: Ecuador's Best Beaches"
  • "Indigenous Past and Present"

37 detailed and easy-to-use maps
The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Ben Westwood
Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians (Wildlife Explorer Guides)
By Andrés Vásquez Noboa

University Press Group Ltd
Paperback (288 pages)

Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians (Wildlife Explorer Guides)
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Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador's most experienced nature guides and photographers, this book covers more than 350 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It features over 400 stunning color photographs and includes a range map for each species, as well as a brief account of the country's natural history and biogeography. With its extensive coverage, attractive and easy-to-use layout, beautiful photographs, and nontechnical text, this is an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Ecuador.

  • An essential all-in-one guide to mainland Ecuador's amazing wildlife
  • Unique and attractive layout with more than 400 stunning color photographs
  • Covers more than 350 of the most frequently seen birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Uses a habitat-based approach to aid identification
  • Accessible text provides key information on identification, behavior, biology, and conservation
  • Photos, maps, and text are presented together for ease of use


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