Climb the snow-capped peak of Volcán Chimborazo, the most distant point from the center of the Earth. Get up close and personal with capuchin monkeys in the central plaza of Misahuallí. Step back in time at Ingapirca, Ecuador’s finest example of Inca architecture. Take in the surf scene on the south coast. Sophisticated cities, glaciated volcanoes, the lush Amazon Basin – our inimitable guide gives you access to all the treasures of exotic Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.- GO WILD – special chapter on Galápagos wildlife by noted nature writer David Andrew helps you identify the many species unique to the islands
- VENTURE OUT – expanded focus on activities, adventure and ecotravel, plus a dedicated Itineraries chapter to help you explore this compact yet varied country
- GET SMART – comprehensive History and Culture chapters provide insight into Ecuador’s volatile political landscape and vital indigenous communities
- WALK THE WALK – discover the colonial charms of Quito and Cuenca with our detailed maps and walking tour.
Derry Brabbs - The Roads to Santiago
The thousand-year-old pilgrimage routes to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela have seen an astonishing rise in the number of pilgrims since the turn of the millennium. Religious or secular, walking, riding or cycling, the Camino continues to work its magic on those who set out on this ancient path. In The Roads to Santiago acclaimed landscape photographer Derry Brabbs has captured the true spirit of this remarkable journey. From the endless vistas of central France, the pilgrim routes converge in the mountain passes of the Pyrenees, then forge a path across the desolate beauty of the Spanish meseta. Covering all four major routes through France, and the Camino Francés across Spain, this is the essential companion for anyone who has made or intends to make this inspirational journey.
Justine Vaisutis - Lindsay Brown - Jayne D'Arcy - Katja Gaskell - Australia
No one knows Australia like Lonely Planet... remember, we live here! We know where Sydney's best surf beaches are, where to get the best coffee in Melbourne's cobbled lanes, and how to cross the great red plains in a van without getting scorched. * The world's best-selling guide to Australia! * 208 detailed and easy to use maps * Full coverage - bustling cities, outback trails and everything in between * Unique Green Index to help make your travels as ecofriendly as you wish * 16-page colour map section, to navigate the country's highways and byways * Accommodation to suit all budgets
David M. Gitlitz - Linda Kay Davidson - The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago
The road across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest was one of the three major Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, leading pilgrims to the resting place of the Apostle St. James. Today, the system of trails and roads that made up the old pilgrimage route is the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, winding from the heights of the Pyrenees to the gently rolling fields and woods of Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of modern-day pilgrims, art lovers, historians, and adventurers retrace the road today, traveling through a stunningly varied landscape which contains some of the most extraordinary art and architecture in the western world. For any visitor, the Road to Santiago is a treasure trove of historical sites, rustic Spanish villages, churches and cathedrals, and religious art. To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike. Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and each town and village's historical relationship to the pilgrimage. The authors have led five student treks along the Road, studying the art, architecture, and cultural sites of the pilgrimage road from southern France to Compostela. Their lectures, based on twenty-five years of pilgrimage scholarship and fieldwork, were the starting point for this handbook.
Tim Jepson - Florence & Tuscany
Combining in-depth information with high quality maps and photographs, this guide features detailed descriptions of major cultural, architectural and historical sites and includes commissioned walks and drives, plus regional and city maps. Places of interest are also highlighted on the maps.
Ryan Ver Berkmoes - Lisa Steer-Guerard - Jocelyn Har - Bali & Lombok
Bali & Lombok travel guide Shake off the nine to five and get where the living is easy. Easy like sunny surf beaches, zipping around on motorbikes, Mandi Lulur massages and drinking in the sleek bars of Seminyak. Can't you just feel the water at your toes? Not just cheap and convenient, these two islands offer so much more. Grab this informative guide for a tour around Bali & Lombok, with their fiery cuisine, lush jungle and brilliant beaches. Yes, everyone's been to Bali, now find out why. * Detailed information on spas and massage * Dedicated History, Environment and Food & Drink chapters * Info on outdoor activities including surfing, diving, snorkelling and trekking * Architecture section explains Bali's ancient temples and contemporary talking pieces * Dreamy accommodations, from hammocks to high-class
Karla Zimmerman - Canada
Your first polar bear...whales out the window of your Newfoundland B&B...the Northern Lights...Canada delivers on the outdoor spectaculars, then follows it up with cities full of jazz, art and round-the-world cuisine. specialist-written new Outdoors section new full-color Highlights and National Parks sections expanded BC, Nunavut and Arctic info interviews with locals from each province give you the inside edge
Jim DuFresne - Greg Benchwick - Catherine Bodry - Alaska
Alaska serves it up big - volcanoes, glaciers, caribou, bald eagles and the tallest mountain in the USA. Get a taste of its grand scale as you kayak through a sea of icebergs and seals or hold your breath as a 40-ton humpback whale erupts from the sea. Full-color Wildlife chapter Outdoor Activities & Adventures chapters Expanded coverage of the Bush, the Interior and Barrow Cruising in Alaska chapter helps you choose the right ship for you Sustainable travel choices indexed for easy access
Roxane Assaf - Michael Kohn - Miriam Raphael - Israel & the Palestinian Territories
Six authors, 234 days of research, 12 army roadblocks, countless felafels. Includes history and environment chapters by renowned experts, plus detailed coverage of the West Bank and Gaza.
Neil Wilson - Alan Murphy - Scotland
Scotland is deliciously wild and woolly, full of raucous festivals, remote islands, tempestuous weather, bucolic golf courses and cities bursting their seams with galleries, cafes and rich Scottish spirit. You don't do this place in half-measures. Full-colour chapters uncover Scotland's regions and highlights Resident author gives a personal insight into this beautiful country Well-worn or off-the-beaten track? We've got itineraries to suit The pick of accommodation in Scotland - no sleeping in thistles for you!
Greg Bloom - Bradley Mayhew - John Noble - Central Asia
Lose yourself among the blue domes and mosaics of the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Play Marco Polo, exploring Silk Road forts while bathed in the light of the snowcapped Hindu Kush in "the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan Watch a Kyrgyz eagle hunter in action, and taste the delights of fermented mare's milk in Kyrgyzstan Follow in the footsteps of British spies, Chinese pilgrims and Russian explorers and embark on your own Great Game.
David Atkinson - Neil Wilson - Wales
Better than ever! We've reinvented this guidebook with a Highlights section, itineraries, expanded listings, a culture chapter and a practical directory. Lose yourself in timeless rural scenery laced with glistening lakes and jagged peaks. Amble from festivals of food and opera to celebrations of art and ecology. Gorge yourself on medieval castles. Join the adrenaline junkies in a quest for the ultimate adventure. Whatever you want from Wales, this inspiring guide will help you find it. TAKE YOUR PICK - highlights and itineraries help you make the most of your trip to Cymru GET AWAY FROM IT ALL - comprehensive coverage allows you to explroe Wales' untouched countryside, remote villages and little-known islands DISCOVER THE GREAT OUTDOORS - practical information on outdoor activities, from walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to scaling Snowdon LUXURIATE - new gastropubs and boutique country hotels revealed and reviewed, to help you escape in style CUT LOOSE IN CARDIFF - find the best restaurants, bars and clubs in Wales' cosmopolitan capital with our expert listings
Sandra Bao - Gregor Clark - Bridget Gleeson - Andy Symington - Argentina
The Argentine classics - tango, beef, wine, football, passion - might pique your interest, but the vast natural wonderland - encompassing the mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north, to the thunderous, Perito Moreno Glacier in the south - will blow your mind.Whether you want to tango though the night in Buenos Aires, climb glaciers in Patagonia, gallop with gauchos across the Pampas, sample Malbec in Mendoza or savor the world’s best steak, our unbeatable 7th edition will show you how – and make your journey unforgettable. Inspiring full-color outdoor activities chapter Stylish city coverage, with the best eating, shopping and nightlife Detailed and easy-to-use maps Coverage of neighboring Uruguay
Sarina Singh - Anirban Mahapatra - India
“India is a complex beauty: temples, frenetic bazaars, crumbling fortresses, jungles, Himalayan mountains and the jostle of city life—to embrace India’s unpredictability is to embrace her soul.” Sarina Singh, Lonely Planet Writer Getting you to the heart of a place Amazing experiences Inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and the best of local knowledge. Plan the perfect trip Planning features and top itineraries give you the freedom to create your ideal trip. Find hidden travel gems Our authors uncover local secrets that will make your trip unique. Special Features Taj Mahal in 3D Detailed plans for top sights Women Travelers advice Illustrated temple feature We tell it like it is Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.
Michael Kohn - Bradley Mayhew - Tibet
Shangri-la, the Land of Snows, the roof of the world: the magical, mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet is without doubt one of the world's most remarkable places. Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment or a close-up look at the world's highest mountains, Lonely Planet will guide you on your quest. - MAKE A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY with our comprehensive coverage of the Tibetan plateau including western Sichuan and the gateway cities of Kathmandu and Chengdu - GO DEEPER - Decipher the deities and uncover the concepts with the help of our special chapter on Tibetan Buddhism - PACE YOURSELF - Our expert trekking chapter takes you on Tibet's most spectacular routes - walk in the footsteps of nomads, pilgrims and the conquerors of Everest - MAKE YOUR OWN WAY with the help of detailed transport information and over 50 maps - WORK THE BUREAUCRACY - Thorough advice on getting visas and permits
Neal Bedford - Marika McAdam - Steve Fallon - Tim Richards - Poland
Get a thirst for bison-grass vodka as you dive into the cellar bars and thriving alleys of dynamic Kraków. Get off the tourist trail and head for the Eastern Marches or revel in the grandeur of Wawel Castle. Locals and resident authors show you how to get on board for the new Poland. * Itineraries to get you zooming through the regions * New Activities chapter covering trekking, skiing and kayaking * Interviews with local cartoonists, museum curators and film festival directors * The pick of Poland accommodation
Barbara Olszanska - Tadeusz Olszański - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Budapest
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Budapest will lead you straight to the best attractions Budapest has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Budapest also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around the city, and there's even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Budapest shows you what others only tell you.
Burton Anderson - Wine Atlas of Italy - And Traveller's Guide to the Vineyards
This is the first book to comprehensively gazetteer every wine district in Italy, from Sicily to the Alps. Each major Italian wine zone is mapped in detail with explanations of where all the best wines come from, how they are made and by whom. The estates and vineyards of top producers are indicated as are the elements of soil and climate that determine quality. The maps are complemented by beautiful, specially-commissioned photographs which introduce the reader to the ravishing landscapes of Italy.
Chris Rowthorn - Japan
Japan travel guide Lonely Planet Travel guide Chris Rowthorn, Paul Warham, Timothy N. Hornyak, Wendy Yanagihara, Benedict Walker, Andrew Bender, Matthew D. Firestone Oct 2009 Nobody knows Japan like Lonely Planet. With more maps and language content than any other guidebook, this 11th edition unveils the very best of shopping in Tokyo, skiing in the Japan Alps, soaking in idyllic onsen (hot springs), trekking to Kansai's feudal castles, slurping soba at Kyūshū food stalls, and so much more. * Architecture chapter leading you from ancient temples to modern towers * Reliable advice from resident and specialist authors - and locals! * Japanese script in text and on maps makes navigation easy * Comprehensive accommodation listings for all budgets
Damien Simonis - Barcelona City Guide
This guidebook is expected in-stock in all regions by 15th November. Once in our warehouse, we will dispatch within 48 hours.Whether you want to spend your time puzzling over Barcelona’s eccentric architecture, or chilling out with a mojito at a hip beachfront bar, our local author dishes out all the best tips and secrets. Packed with insider tips from residents Over 500 hours of research and more than 200 eating and drinking recommendations Comprehensive information on day trips from the city
Charles Rawlings-Way - Brett Atkinson - Sarah Bennett - Peter Dragicevich - New Zealand
The freshness and majesty of New Zealand will give you an electric charge like no other. These outdoors are truly great, showcased by misty Milford Sound and Rotorua's thermal pools, and the indoors ain't so bad either - dip into Wellington's art scene or the latest restaurants in Auckland.