Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands

This full-color guide to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. 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 […]

A shallow pool of steaming water ringed by cabins with thatched roofs.

Papallacta Hot Springs and the Lake District

This gorgeous stretch of country, filling the southern tip of the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, offers plenty of hiking possibilities among moody glacial lakes and crumbling hills that evoke the craggy countryside of Scotland.

A trio of small black swallows with white-marked breasts perch on a stump with the river behind them.

Yasuní National Park in the Oriente

Yasuní National Park is one of Ecuador’s last great wildernesses and the country’s largest mainland national park. Untouched by the last ice age, this park is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, home to 500 species of birds and more than 60 percent of Ecuador’s mammals.