Two historical periods have mainly marked the Ecuadorian Andes history: the Inca Empire period (and before it, the pre-Inca civilizations whose mysteries are still far from being unravelled) and the Spanish colonization period. During your trip most of the sites and places that you will visit to in Ecuador are very marked by this modern and traditional history. Between to-this-day traditions preserved by indigenous peoples, recent architecture, history, and colonial contributions, Ecuador is a most fascinating cultural fusion to discover. The meetings you will enjoy during your stay will allow you to grasp all the richness and depth of the Ecuadorian culture.
Several towns in Ecuador have authentic colorful markets. Indeed, whether they are craft markets or more traditional markets where animals and fruits or vegetables are sold, it is always an impressive place to discover.
Ecuador has two main cities which are listed asUNESCO World Heritage Site including the colonial historic center of Quito and the beautiful city of Cuencawhich is also a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Center.
Ecuadorian Haciendas have much to talk about the Ecuadorian past, being a touristic attraction, these ancient farms are mostly found in the Ecuadorian Andes near Otavalo, Cotopaxi, chimborazo, and Baños. Some of them dates from the 17th century and are of extraordinary beauty.
Ecuador has an important Inca past and history, and some sites are still preserved. in order to discover their history, way of life and the traces they left in the country’s society. Indeed, Ingapirca, the pyramids of Cochasquí and Rumicucho are Ecuador’s Inca Period most interesting witnesses.
Ecuador is one of Latin American countries in where the indigenous population is very present and active. Many communities have come together to welcome tourists during a organized trip/stay, without distorting their traditions and customs authenticity.
Live a magical train journey from the Ecuadorian Andes to the Pacific Coast. Amazing landscapes on the way, stopping in beautiful towns like Alausí and others you will experience a unique time along the most difficult railway construction.
The equatorial line, located 20 km from Quito edge, the “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the world) marks the latitude 0 exact location visit the monument or the surrounding museums.
Ecuador has two spa towns where rest and well-being will accompany you. Baños town and Papallacta, they are very famous for this form of spa tourism.