An archaeological mystery: the stone statues and tombs of San Agustín and Tierradentro in Colombia. Who created them, and when? And what happened to the people?
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Ecuador has a lot to offer: colonial cities, coastline & natural beauty. We really enjoyed returning to Ecuador and revisiting known or visiting new places.
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.
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.
The sarcophagi of Karajia, in the North-East of Peru, are a fascinating example of the cliff burial sites of the mysterious Chachapoya people.
Often bypassed by travellers, it’s actually worth stopping at Lambayeque in northern Peru to visit its two captivating museums and many archaeological sites!
The ruins of Kuélap could be the oldest ruins of a fortified city in the Americas. A new cable car gives visitors easy access to this archaeological gem.
30Km south of Lima you find the lesser known archaeological site of Pachacamac, which covers nearly 2000 years of Peru’s history and four distinct cultures.