Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

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     A concise guide to the history, culture and traditions including other relevant
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

A comprehensive Embassy register including border-crossing requirements.

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    City: QUITO
    Mission: British Embassy
    Address: Piso 14
    Edificio Citiplaza
    Av. Naciones Unidas y República de El Salvador
    P O Box 17-17-830
    Quito
    Tel: (593) (2) 970 800/801
    Fax: (593) (2) 970 807 (Visa/Consular)
    E-mail: britembq@impsat.net.ec
    Hours: Mon-Thu: 13:30-17:30/18:30-22:00
    Fri: 13:30-18:30

United States UP


    City: QUITO
    Mission: US Embassy
    Address: Av. Patria and Av.
    12 de Octubre
    Tel: (593) 2 562 890
    Fax: (593) 2 502 052
    E-mail: cons@mail.amembquito.org.ec
    Hours: 08:00-12:30/13:30-17:00

Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.

Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
World Travel Center!

Travel health issues tackled from every angle at:
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Up-to-date country advice for all travellers:
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

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ECOTOURISM
Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
Weather South America

Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil

bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:
IBN

The 4anything guide to hostels:
Worldwide Accommodations

A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.

The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    Internet Planet
    Salinas 511, Modesto Jaramillo Plaza De Ponchos,
    Otavalo Imbabura, Ecuador.
    Tel: (593) (6) 921 699
    Fax: (593) (6) 921 674
    Email: jairosante@hotmail.com
    Cost/Hour: US$3
    Hours: 08:00-22:00

    it@cybercafe
    Cdla. Alborada, Avenue G.Pareja Rolando, altos de Corporacion Alborada,
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Tel: (593) (4) 247200
    Fax: (593) (4) 247230
    Email: webmaster@itacybercafe.com
    Cost/Hour: 20.000 sucres
    Hours: 10:00-22:00

    Cafe Jungle

    Cordero 1167, entre Juan Leon Mera y Reina Victoria,
    Quito, Pichicncha, Ecuador.
    Tel: (593) (2) 726018
    Email: cafejungle@hotmail.com
    Cost/Hour: US$ 1.50
    Hours: 08:00-22:00

    Cafe Net
    Reina Victoria Y Cordero, Torres de Almagro, Local 14
    Quito Ecuador
    Tel: (593) (2) 554 005
    Fax: (593) (2) 554 005
    Email: cafenet@accessinter.net
    Cost/Hour: US$ 1.2
    Hours: 07:00-24:00 (Mon-fri), 08:00-24:00 (Sat-Sun)
Guide to backpacking in Ecuador, with travelers information on Quito, the Galapagos Islands, Andean Highlands, Incas, Guayaquil
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