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GUAYAQUIL-CUENCA 3 days

Discover the Southern Wonders of Ecuador with this three day tour that combines history, culture and nature. The Pacific Coast and the Andes with their contrasting landscapes are part of this Guayaquil-Cuenca tour.

(Above photo belongs to: Carlos Adampol)
Day one

We’ll leave Guayaquil in the morning and start to climb through the Andes toward the Archaeological Complex of Ingapirca, the most important and best preserved Inca site in Ecuador. After the visit, lunch will be served at a traditional farm house restaurant in the area, where the lit fire place will be very appreciated being at 3,300m of altitude. Then we’ll continue towards the Andean city of Cuenca, where you’ll be taken to the   museum and factory of the famous, but misnamed, Panama Hats…a true symbol of Ecuador. Transfer to your hotel .Tourist Superior hotel night and Lunch included.

(Photo belongs to Julia Rubinic)

Day two Cuenca is waiting for us to discover. We start the day strolling through the cobbled streets of this beautiful World Cultural Heritage, crossed by four rivers that add up to the splendor and give the city its complete name. Squares, balconies and churches will make perfect pictures. The “chola cuencana” traditional costumes will splash with color our experience and the outstanding pink marble Cathedral is for sure going to take your breath away. There will be a chance to learn about the ancestral cultures of Ecuador in an interesting museum and to enjoy the magnificence of the Tomebamba River and the panoramic view of the city from the Turi Hill. Breakfast, lunch and hotel night are included.

(Photo belongs to Athena Lao)

Day three Check-out from your Hotel to start a short drive towards the lower zone of the El Cajas National Park, world known for its over 300 lake system. Here you will do an easy hike around the Llaviuco Lake while bird watching and landscaping. The tour will continue towards the high zone of the Park, to observe Páramo vegetation and start the descent   toward the subtropical lower lands where you’ll be amazed by the rapid and contrasting change of landscape and weather. You’ll have a chance to experience the life of the “montubio” people on the cacao and banana family farms in the area of Tamarindo, while the vast plantations that have made Ecuador world famous appear on the horizon. The day will finish witnessing the frantic activity of the main port and economical center of Ecuador. Breakfast and Box lunch included. Book now

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