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Ecuador Highlights

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Ecuador Highlights

story by: Inspire South America

Cuenca – Cuenca, located in the rugged mountain ranges of the Andes, is the third largest city in Ecuador. Inhabitants of Cuenca date back to 8060BC, creating a long and fascinating history. The centre of the city is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage trust site because of its historical buildings. Nearby, the Canar plantation is home to the largest Inca ruins in Ecuador, Ingapirca with its main feature, the Temple of the Sun.

Cotopaxi – Cotopaxi is a province in Ecuador known as part of the ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’. Cotopaxi Volcano which is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, is part of a chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. It sits in Cotopaxi National Park which is a protected area. Cotopaxi is also known for its various haciendas in the area, these historical old buildings are fully restored for guests to enjoy this unique style of accommodation.

Otavalo – Three volcanoes Imbabura, Cotacachi, and Mojanda surround the valley town of Otavalo, creating a picturesque location. Once mainly a farming community, the focus on tourism has now turned Otavalo into a popular stop with their famous Saturday Markets offering all sorts of handicrafts. You’ll find the locals here in very traditional clothing. Without a doubt, these are one of the best markets in South America.

Guayaquil – A bustling city and the economic engine of the country, Guayaquil is all about the rivers. Tour the streets of Las Penas colonial neighbourhood or the splendid Malecon 2000, the riverside walkway and its ecological attractions. Guayaquil is the only other city along with Quito that has flights to the Galapagos Islands.

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