The city of Cuenca was founded in 1577 and still contains many examples of Spanish colonial architecture. Contrasting with this, a vast cathedral has recently been built. The nearby ancient Inca settlement at Ingapirca, 50km (32 miles) north of Cuenca, is worth visiting.
(Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Amazon)
Ecuador has the diversity of all of South America, wrapped up into one small, easy-to-travel package. Experience the dramatic landscapes of an entire continent in one country, visiting small mountain villages by train, exploring colonial Quito and picturesque Cuenca with your private guide, and flying deep into the Amazon jungle for a luxurious lodge stay.
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