We want to encourage you to leave the Panamerican Highway and explore the Amazon region of Ecuador. We drove part of the “Troncal Amazonica”.
Destinations in South America: all of our dare2go-posts are grouped here by the countries we have visited during our overland travel.
Ecuador has a lot to offer: colonial cities, coastline & natural beauty. We really enjoyed returning to Ecuador and revisiting known or visiting new places.
It wasn’t planned, but in Colombia we ended up driving another of South America’s infamous “Death Roads”, El Trampolín de la Muerte – not as bad as its name suggests.
The World Heritage listed city of Cuenca in Ecuador, and its surrounds, has a lot to offer. So much that one visit is not enough. We just loved to return.
Here’s a gallery depicting some of the captivating faces we encountered, during the famous Corpus Christi fiesta in Pujilí, to compliment our first post.
The Corpus Christi fiesta of Pujilí in Cotopaxi Province, is famous right across Ecuador. But it is relatively unknown to tourists outside of the country.
Ingapirca is often called the most famous Inca site of Ecuador. But it is so much more. The local Cañaris take great pride in their heritage at this site.
La Selva occupies 60% of Peru – yet it’s not on the tourist radar. We travelled overland through a large part of this section of the Amazon rainforest.
The city and region of Cajamarca are historically very important. It was home to numerous pre-Columbian cultures, and the last Inca king was killed there by the Spaniards.