Tag: heritage

  • Sierra (Andes)


    Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city and a place with tremendous history. Originally a Cañari settlement, the Inca's conquered the inhabitants and began to occupy the city. These Inca's stuck to tradition and absorbed the astronomical and agricultural achievements of the Cañari into their own culture. Not long afterwards, the Inca's decided to build an impressive city named Pumapungo - ...

  • Sierra (Andes)


    The beautiful city of Quito, Ecuador is nestled in a valley at the base of the Pichincha Volcano. Its exquisite natural surroundings are virtually unparalleled and they provide the perfect background to this picturesque city. Quito is more than just the capital of Ecuador; it is a place of adventure. You will find quite a few ecotours in Quito.

  • Protected Areas

    Cotopaxi National Park

    The Cotopaxi National Park is a massive nature reserve and the most popular in Ecuador. This Ecuadorian national park encompasses an area of 33 393 ha and extends into the Cotopaxi, Pichincha and Napo provinces. The park is also well known for the four volcanoes within its bounds. Located beside Cotopaxi National Park is the El Boliche National Recreational Area. This stunning park possesses ...

  • Protected Areas

    Sangay National Park

    Sangay National Park is a very important protected area located across the provinces of Tungurahua, Morono Santiago and Chimborazo of Ecuador. In fact, it was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1983. The park covers some 517 765ha of varied ecosystems, encompassing all types of habitats from glaciers to rainforests, plains to volcanoes. A number of vital indigenous species reside ...

  • Protected Areas

    Galapagos Marine Reserve

    Beneath the calm surface, where the warm Panama Current meets the colder Humbolt and Cromwell currents, lies a unique and extremely diverse ecological system filled with fascinating marine life. Within this 133 000 square kilometer area, which is known as the Galapagos Marine Reserve, warm blooded and cold blooded inhabitants of the ocean enjoy a peaceful and protected existence. The need to ...

  • Museums

    Remigio Crespo Toral

    Ecuador's city of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established in the Azuay province back in 1557. The marvelous city boasts stunning natural surroundings as well as rich architectural design and a fascinating history. There are many things to see in do in the city, including sight seeing. Visitors to Cuenca will be suitably impressed by attractions such as the Cathedral of the ...

  • Sights

    El Sagrario Chapel

    The third largest city in Ecuador is Cuenca where you will see, among many other things, the El Sagrario Chapel. This city’s full name is Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca. It is capital of the Azuay province and is 2500m above sea level. When you enter into this city you will be transported back in history to a time when streets were made from cobblestone and the buildings were painted ...

  • Sights

    Metropolitan Cathedral Quito

    Ecuador's city of Quito is well-known for its impressive architectural heritage. Visitors strolling through the city will discover exquisite squares with massive, brilliantly designed structures carefully decorated both outside and in. Amongst the most fascinating buildings are the elaborately designed churches and cathedrals housing exquisite works of art, carved images and golden altars. ...

  • Sights

    La Tolita Site

    La Tolita Island is home to the La Tolita Archaeological Site. This site has become a popular attraction in Ecuador, which has boosted the tourism industry on this island. The inhabitants of the island constructed what is believed to be a ceremonial site many centuries ago. The site is situated in the center of the La Tolita Island and it is at this ceremonial site that exquisite gifts of ...

  • Sights

    San Augustine Monastery

    Ecuador is a beautiful country with many different towns and cities to visit, all filled with different sights and attractions to keep you entertained. Take for instance the capital of Ecuador, Quito, which is 3000 meters high and can be found up in the Andes Mountains surrounded by volcanic peaks. The charming city has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to its many old and ...