Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Southern Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Southern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands guidebook.
The passage down the southern spine of the Ecuadorian Andes brings travelers through gently rolling mountains and valleys, colonial cities and remote indigenous villages, to a region housing hundreds of bird species, thousands of plant species, and scores of mammals.
- wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, a Unesco World Heritage Site
- ponder the engineering mysteries of the Incan ruins at Ingapirca
- perfect the art of relaxation in Vilcabamba with massages, horseback riding and strolls in the clean country air
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Ingapirca, Cañar, Biblián, Azogues, Cuenca & around, Saraguro, Loja, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Zamora, Vilcabamba, Zumba & the Peruvian border, Catamayo & around, Catacocha and Macará & the Peruvian border.
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