This 10-day adventure gives you the very best of two of Latin America’s most intriguing highlights. All-in-one itinerary you’ll explore the both Pre-Columbian and colonial treasures of these mystical lands, experience the natural wonder of the Galapagos Island on unexciting cruise and thrill to the majesty of Machu Picchu as the sun rises over the Andes
Ecuador, a country that rises from the sea to the peaks of the Andes, is the smallest country in the Andean nations, but its active tourism industry means travelers can find many ways to enjoy the country. Whether you are interested in climbing to the roof of South America, finding evidence of ancient peoples, or you want to leisurely browse the unique villages unchanged over many generations, you will find it in Ecuador.
The Basilica of the National Vow is neo-Gothic catholic temple, located in Quito, Ecuador. It is an exquisite example of this architecture style and is known also for its traditional Ecuadorian animal grotesques and flower stained windows. It has 24 chapels each of which symbolizes one of the provinces in the country. The basilica was built in the end of 19th century and it is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in both South and North America.
El Panecillo is a volcanic hill located in the centre of Quito and offering the most stunning view of the historical part. Once, there was an Indian temple on the top of the hill, worshipping the god of Sun, today you can find one of the most extraordinary sculptures of Virgin Mary. It is 45 metres high and has been made by 7000 aluminium pieces. The statue itself represents the Madonna standing on a snake which is on the globe. However, the interesting part is the angel wings of Virgin Mary as it is considered the only statue in the world with such additions.
Ingapirca or the "Inca wall” is the best preserved Inca ruins in Ecuador. The ancient city lies on more than 3000 metres of ruins. The most important of them is the main temple, built to cherish the god of Sun. It is in the form of ellipse and is constructed so accurately, that on each solstice the Suns enters the chapel of the temple. The impressive building skills of Incas can still be seen as each of the construction was made of chiseled stones that match perfectly.