Cuenca

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Undoubtedly Ecuador’s most beautiful city and designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1999. Encompassed by fertile valleys, this colonial town is ideal for exploring on foot. Narrow cobbled streets, quiet plaza’s, 19th century architecture and domed churches make it a charming step back in time.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN CUENCA

INGAPIRCA

Ecuador’s most important and impressive Inca ruins. Situated at 3,230m and built of fine Inca masonry, they contain an Inca chair, which carved into the rock, appears like a throne. There are water channels throughout implying this was a permanent settlement in its time

CITY TOUR

Highlights include; El Sagrario Cathedral, built in 1885 with magnificent blue domes, the church of El Carmen with its flower market set up in front, the churches of; San Blas, San Francisco, and Santa Domingo. The colourful daily market in Plaza Rotary where pottery, clothes and guinea pigs are all on sale

EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

Encompassing 28,000 hectares and over 240 lakes, makes it an ideal area for walking. Situated at a height of between 3,500m and 4,400m, and consisting of paramo vegetation, such as lupin and fern, it is home to an array of flora and the Andean condor.

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