Ecuador

Last updated: 29 November 2017
Ecuador once a land of the Incas, and subsequently conquered by the Spanish, still exudes the spirit of both cultures. The capital city, Quito, has been built upon the ruins of an ancient Inca town, high up in the Andes Mountains.

It has the largest Old City in the Americas, containing large town squares, Spanish colonial convents and monasteries and some of the most glorious Catholic Cathedrals. Dating back to the sixteenth century the Cathedrals are crammed with the finest sculptures, paintings and carvings in South America.

Ecuador

In Otovalo purchase colorful hand made weaves so intricate they look like prints. Visit the world’s largest orchid farm. Hike or row through parts of the Amazon jungle, covering fifty percent of the country and filled with more than one thousand species. Climb into the biggest volcanic crater in South America. Relax on palm-fringed Pacific beaches or visit the Galapagos Islands to experience the unique ecosystems that inspired Charles Darwin.

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