Visit the archaeology exhibit of the Ecuadorian National Museum, displaying one of the richest selections of pre-Hispanic Ecuadorian civilizations’ evidence, dated from thirteen thousand years ago…the very origin of modern Ecuadorian cultural richness and ethnic diversity. A “must do” to understand Ecuador from its roots.
The first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978, Quito offers to its visitors magnificent squares, churches and plazas dating from the XVI century to nowadays. We’ll drive you to the historical district, to admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’ surrounding Palaces:
Cuenca attracts visitors for its charming atmosphere, but most visitors only get to see the Old Historical downtown. However a lot of that charming is found in the new town too, since it has 4 rivers crossing the city, nice parks and natural sites as well as ancient buildings too.
So this trip intends to show the best of the new town, riding mostly along the river side trails and some secondary roads with very little traffic.