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Best Ecuador travel guide

"Ecuador" (Michael-Müller Verlag - 2010) is the most complete Ecuador travel guide. Volker Feser has made an exhaustive research; it is kept updated under: www.michael-mueller-verlag.de
The author has lived in Ecuador for many years and has his own travel agency Salsareisen: www.salsareisen.com
If you do not read German, I recommend Lonely Planet, with a style that makes your journey start at home.

Best travel literature about Ecuador

Daniel Kempkens "Schlaglichter Ecuador" is a book containing many "insider" tips and highly recommended as a complement to your basic travel guide. This German author is a very good writer who transmits his love for the country. www.danielkempken.de
See the second edition.

Best day trip in Ecuador

An unforgettable experience: Downhill mountain bike tours, descending the slopes of the volcanoes and enjoying the extreme Ecuador nature, in good company and with professional tour guides from Jan. Biking Dutchman: www.bikingdutchman.com

Best one-week destination in Ecuador

Galapagos is undoubtedly the ultimate experience in Ecuador. Don’t miss it! Cruises give you the opportunity of visiting the most interesting locations, but if you do not want to spend that much, Isabela Island is a good alternative. Most species may be observed there and the island has a beautiful beach in front of the town. The typical place to stay is Casa Marita: www.galapagosisabela.com

Best mountaineering option

For the most intense and safest high altitude mountaineering experience contact Andeanface; ask for Javier Herrera: www.andeanface.com

Best tours near B&B Tumbaco

Follow the old railway, pass over bridges and through tunnels in the Chiche Canyon and enjoy a stone-grilled tenderloin steak at the "Cañon del Chiche" restaurant: quito.restaurantes.com.ec

It only takes one hour by car to the thermal baths of Papallacta, where you can harmonize body and soul surrounded by the paramo landscape: www.termaspapallacta.com

Best language school near us

14 years of professionalism, warmth and affordable prices, all in a bucolic atmosphere; ask for Angélica: www.lectoracademia.com

Best travel agency in Ecuador

For years we have booked our tours with Enchanted Expeditons - reliable, efficient and economical. They offer the best cruises for Galapagos: www.enchantedexpeditions.com

Best restaurant near us

"Il Casale", owned by Bill Carmine, with the best Italian and Peruvian food and a beautiful view at Quito, is definitely our choice. On Weekends, at lunch time, it is usually full, so that table reservation is recommended. See menu: www.ilcasalerestaurant.com