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.
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.
We took the long way from Pisco to Lima and were rewarded with an incredible scenic route through the Andes in the central highlands of Peru. [30+ photos]