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Have the Galapagos been saved?

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The islands are no longer an endangered World Heritage site, but they may still be at risk.
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Ecuador in pictures

From rainforests to volcanoes, Cuenca to Quito, iconic images of this South American country.


Sampling the regional dishes and delicacies of Ecuador

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Altitude and geography play a prominent role in Ecuadorian cooking, with cooks in the Andean highlands preparing quite different dishes from their counterparts along the coast.
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Ecuador’s mainland animals

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Not all of Ecuador’s animals are found on the bio-diverse Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin made famous in On the Origin of Species. Straddling across the Andes from the Amazon to the Pacific Ocean, there are record numbers of insects, reptiles and birds to be found on the country’s mainland.


A perfect day in Quito

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The second-highest capital in the world is a lovely Andean city with an exquisite colonial centre packed with architectural treasures.
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Lonely Planet’s top five Ecuadorian jungle lodges

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Most lodges create tailor-made, guided trips for the avid birder, adventurous eater and wildlife watcher.
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