Let one of Quito’s official historians be your guide for a day and share with you years of stories and legends about the first city to be named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Pamper yourself with a stay at one of the many beautiful haciendas located on the Andes’ flanks. These grand houses have defied the passage of time and want you to reconnect with nature and farm life like in the good old days.
Get in touch with some of the most important Ecuadorian painters and allow them to reveal their source of inspiration. Be a guest at the artists´ studios, have coffee with them, and time permitting, experiment with your artistic side and paint something!
Meet some of the best artisans in the world in Cuenca and see them work in their own workshops. Ask them about the ancient techniques they use and learn a little more about them and their family traditions.
Find out where the original toquilla straw hat comes from. Visit the provinces of Azuay or Manabí and learn the complete elaboration and weaving process of this world-renowned garment. Make sure you take at least one to brag during the rest of your trip.
Ecuador has some of the most successful community tourism projects. From the Andes to the Amazon, these organized communities will welcome you and make you feel part of the family. They will inspire you about the possibilities of creating sustainable initiatives to help their villages and towns, keeping their traditions and customs alive.
Discover traditional weaving techniques in the Peruvian highlands and meet the renowned hatters of Maras.
Visit Machu Picchu, the impressive Inca citadel recognized as a member of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
When in Lima, tour Larco Herrera Museum and learn about Peru’s history with a private curator.