Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Cuenca & the Southern Highlands (PDF Chapter)

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Cuenca & the Southern Highlands (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Cuenca & the Southern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galápogos Islands guidebook.

The southern spine of the Ecuadorian Andes ushers intrepid travelers down lush valleys that hide pastel-hued colonial towns and remote villages where indigenous culture thrives. And – with the exception of the famous regional capital Cuenca – the highways and byways are far less traipsed.

  • wander the cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Cuenca, a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • maps
  • hike in the eerie, lake-bejeweled moors of windswept Parque Nacional Cajas
  • transport
  • ponder the engineering mysteries of Ecuador’s most important Inca ruins, Ingapirca
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Cuenca & Around, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Zamora, Vilcabamba, Zumba & the Peruvian Border, Catacocha, Macará & the Peruvian Bor-der.

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