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Ecuador

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Ecuador, a country on the equator, has quite a varied landscape, from the volcanic islands and sparkling turquoise waters of the Galapagos Islands, to snow covered volcanoes in the Andes, rain forests and tropical rivers in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Travel through the Galapagos is a definite "must see," favorite with adults and kids alike.
  Quito
    The Andes (The North)
    The Amazon
   

Galapagos Islands

   

Fun food

     

Kids will love the French fries – they are made fresh from the delicious local potatoes (potatoes originated in the Andes). For drinks, try the local soft drink, FlorAvanti, and fresh orange juice. Ice cream in fruit flavors such as coconut and pineapple are good. Sample the wide variety of tropical fruits, large papayas, guavas, passion fruit, mangos, local bananas.

   

Shopping

     

Ecuador is a shoppers paradise, with tons of stuff for kids. Look for painted wooden animals such as parrots and toucans, Andean flutes and drums, CDs of Andean music, pottery figurines, dolls, handwoven sweaters and ponchos, silver and beaded jewelry, miniature fluffy llamas.

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childrens books ecuador Island: A Story of the Galapagos  

Discover the amazing plants and animals that live here on the Galapagos Islands, and nowhere else on earth. Close-up illustrations, from the birth of a volcanic island to the marine iguanas, penguins, frigate birds, tortoises, as they evolve on the islands over millions of years, capture the wonder of the Galapagos. (Picture book)

 

     

Discovery and formation of the volcanic islands, explorations by pirates, whalers, Charles Darwin's study of tortoises, birds, plants, plus habitats of each island and animals of the Galapagos. (Chapter book)

Tip: Perfect to bring on your trip to the Galapagos.

 

 
     
We're Sailing to the Galapagos toddlers books  
We're Sailing to the Galapagos
Laurie Krebs, Grazia Restelli

Sail to the Galapagos, where each day of the week there's another fascinating creature – giant tortoises, clacking albatrosses, sleeping iguanas, skipping lava crabs, and more. Delightful, colorful cut-paper illustrations, and fun for little ones. (Picture book)

 

     
La Reina Trotamundos en Ecuador
Montse Ganges, Pep Montserrat

Go with the world-traveling reina (queen) and her flying horse to Ecuador, flying over volcanoes, exploring the jungle, tasting spicy food, watching a fiesta in Quito, and admiring all the unusual animals in the Galapagos. In Spanish. (Picture book)

 

 
La Reina Trotamundos en Ecuador kids
     
 

Get to know the people and places of Ecuador – mountains, jungles, and islands, amazing wildlife, daily life, food and festivals, famous sites, quick facts. (Picture book)

 

(More children's books on other Ecuador pages)
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