National Geographic's Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure Map is designed to meet the unique needs of adventure travelersdetailed, durable, and accurate. Ecuador and Galapagos includes the locations of thousands of towns and villages, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for highways, roads and more.
What sets National Geographic Adventure Maps apart from traditional road maps are the hundreds of points of interest that highlight the diverse, unique, and exotic destinations within Ecuador and the Galapagos islands including national parks and reserves, World Heritage sites, archeological sites, churches, spas, and more.
The front side of the map shows the southern half of Ecuador including the provinces of Zamora, Chinchipe, Loja, El Oro, Azuay, Canar, Santa Elena, Guayas, Chimborazo, and Morona-Santiago. Galápagos is presented separately at larger scale, providing greater detail of the islands. Travelers to these unique islands often come to experience the unusual wildlife studied by Charles Darwin. Areas noted for their beaches, surfing, diving, and fishing are marked with activity symbols for outdoor enthusiasts wishing to further explore the islands and Ecuador’s coastline. The provinces of Bolivar, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Los Rios, Manabi, Napo, Orellana, Tungurahua, Pastaza, Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, and Sucumbios are included on the reverse side. Provincial and political borders are clearly and accurately marked with colored boundaries, as are the national parks and reserves.
Coverage highlights: Amazon Basin, Ingapirca Ruins, Andes Mountains, Cotopaxi National Park, Galapagos Islands, Avenue of Volcanoes, Quiltoa Loop, and Quito.
Adventure Maps provide global travelers with the perfect tool for navigating cityscapes and more remote attractions. Each title contains accurate topography, up-to-date roads, and points-of-interest. Adventure Maps are printed on the same durable, waterproof, and environmentally friendly material as our Trails Illustrated maps, making them ideal for the rigors of international travel.
Comments about Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure Map:
National Geographic claims each Adventure Map title contains "detailed inset maps for major cities." Not true. There are no such insets for the two largest cities in Ecuador, Guayaquil (pop. 2.7 million) or Quito (pop. 2.6 million). Same with the Peru map... nothing for Lima (pop. 7.6 million). Space that could be filled with useful details is filled with pretty but useless photos.
The claim is also made each Adventure Map "contains a host of important travel tips." What? Where? Nothing at all on my maps!
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