On a striking hillside perch overlooking idyllic scenery, the best-preserved Inca ruin in the country displays exquisite trademark stonemasonry.
Ecuador’s third-largest city is regarded as its most beautiful for its dignified architecture, flower-draped courtyards, cobbled streets and leafy plazas.
Museo del Banco Central, Cuenca
Without a doubt the region’s best museum, holding the remains of Tomebamba, the great city of the Inca’s northern empire, and other exhibits.
A stunning and easily accessed wilderness of sweeping páramo views, sparkling lakes and exposed crags caressed by whirling mists.
This beautiful national park descends from austere páramo into lush cloudforests, a memorable landscape teeming with wildlife and streaked with waterfalls and glinting rivers.
The slow pace of this peaceful village – and the great hiking nearby – has rightly made it a fixture for many travelling between Ecuador and Peru.