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.

Explore Ecuador


ECUADOR

REGIONS


ECUADOR
HOTELS


ECUADOR
ITINERARIES

Talk travel with our expert team

MEET US IN OUR

OFFICES

EMAIL US YOUR

THOUGHTS

Come to our Henley office by the river which is perfect for a private presentation on your holiday.

Get in touch to organize a meeting with us by phone +1 866 724 1590 or email:

We look forward to meeting you!

Belmont House, 23 New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP

Why we stand out from the crowd

We offer exceptional service and with 24/7 care you’re always in safe hands

Expert advice from a specialist team who live and breathe Latin America

100% financial protection and superb value with access to exclusive rates and offers

Go beyond your imagination – tailor-made down to the finest detail and crafted around you

Handpicked hotels that truly bring a country character and culture to life

We believe it’s the personal touches that make a big difference to a holiday

Follow us

 

  • 6 days ago

    A cliff edge in the #Andes perhaps? April is perfect in the #Galapagos and it’s the start of the season in #Peru,… https://t.co/hyZaeEBNSf

  • 14 days ago

    Did you know every village in Guatemala has its own distinctive textile using colours and symbols particular to the… https://t.co/erFn1Cdn4w

  • 21 days ago

    A cliff edge in the #Andes perhaps? April is perfect in the #Galapagos and it’s the start of the season in #Peru,… https://t.co/4EM9eONIMu

  • 1 day ago

    See another perspective on Peru from the Cuzco Via Ferrata! https://t.co/nXC1XHJYH3

  • 4 days ago

    World class museums, pristine beaches, national parks and one particularly incredible colonial town. Where are we?… https://t.co/pIlJs8Vjxb

  • 4 days ago

    A cliff edge in the #Andes perhaps? April is perfect in the #Galapagos and it’s the start of the season in #Peru,… https://t.co/JGnNlwrqN4

  • 7 days ago

    Look beyond Mexico if you're considering Central America. #Belize offers great value for money, equally fabulous be… https://t.co/6ohieX4Fz9

  • 8 days ago

    The interior of Hotel B, in #Lima, has the feeling of a restored Grand Dame with a cheeky twist, integrating vintag… https://t.co/FQmTG1u5hn

  • 10 days ago

    We know all the hotels we offer, inside out, perfectly placing us to help you choose decadence or affordability, de… https://t.co/GG7RxINlvr

  • 11 days ago

    Explore spectacularly varied yet little known north west Argentina from Salta. The multi-coloured valleys & canyons… https://t.co/M1PefTaTNL

  • 13 days ago

    We love trekking and South America is one of the best places in the world for #walking holidays, whether they are s… https://t.co/5BDGZFa5Qj

  • 15 days ago

    Dive your way around Latin America - here are the best islands for diving and snorkelling while you're there:… https://t.co/te5qIZYhRR

  • 18 days ago

    May is the PERFECT time to be in the Galapagos, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. It's getting cooler in Brazil. It's the… https://t.co/q0izhFK0dR

  • 19 days ago

    A cliff edge in the #Andes perhaps? April is perfect in the #Galapagos and it’s the start of the season in #Peru,… https://t.co/nG7Y3x8Dx9

  • 20 days ago

    Did you know? The Galapagos Islands consist of 19 islands - 13 major & 6 smaller - each originating from undersea… https://t.co/QdLWpvmasR

ORDER A BROCHURE

Start planning your adventure with our incredible holiday ideas.

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

Get our latest special offers and inspiring traveller tales.