South America

South America is a continent made up of 12 countries. Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by volume. It also has the Andes Mountains which is the longest mountain range in the world.

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La Mirage, Quito, Luxurious Treasure Nestled in the Andes

La Mirage, Hidden Treasure If you think that you will have to settle for second-rate accommodations in a developing country like Ecuador, you haven’t been to La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa. Perched on the Andean hillside of the charming city of Cotacachi you will find La Mirage. La Mirage offers European décor, a world-class …

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Chordeleg Ecuador, Exclusive Silver Shopping at its Best

Chordeleg If you love clean, quiet, charming cities, shopping and or jewelry, then you will love Chordeleg.  Most people visit Chordeleg from Cuenca because it is less than an hour away.  The city, nestled in the hills of the Azuay province just like Cuenca, filled with jewelry shops awaits visitors. Our half-day trip from Cuenca …

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Ingapirca, A Visit to the Amazing Yet Powerful Past

Ingapirca Ingapirca (meaning “Inca Wall”) is the largest and most well-known ruins of Ecuador. Only a couple hour drive from Cuenca, Ingapirca contains the history and culture of the Cañari and Inca’s. Most people know of the Inca’s and their conquests but this time, the Cañari weren’t so easily defeated.  The Inca instead proposed a …

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Pumapungo – Incan Archaeological Site in Cuenca Ecuador

Museum with Shrunken Heads Exhibit Most people in Cuenca know of the Pumapungo Museum as the museum with the shrunken heads.  But did you know that they have a “backyard”?   A backyard of an incredible archaeological site, a garden, and an aviary. The word Pumapungo means “Door of the Puma. ” And, in the late …

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Museum of Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Culture – See Oustanding Works in Cuenca Ecuador

Aboriginal Culture Museum The Museum of Aboriginal Culture (Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes) boasts over 5,000 archaeological items. These artifacts are from the various indigenous people of Ecuador, spanning centuries. If you are like us when we travel we like unique experiences where we learn something. The sights in this museum will amaze you. The indigenous people …

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Convent Museum, Life in a Monastery, Cuenca Ecuador

Convent Museum The Convent Museum (Museo del Monasterio de las Conceptas) has a very non-descriptive entrance. Once you go through the doors, the size of the monastery is incredible, taking up almost an entire city block. The museum, founded in 1599, will enlighten you to the life and customs of the nuns in a monastery. …

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