The canton of Guamote is the most traditional region in Ecuador. 95% of the population is Indigenous (while in the whole of Ecuador it is only 25%). Guamote itself has about 5,000 inhabitants, but in the mountains surrounding Guamote another 40,000 people live in small communities. We will visit a Guamote community an project. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, where you will learn about how this site is a unique fusion of Cañari and Inca architecture and how it was relevant as a religious site. The day ends in the colonial city of Cuenca.
Accommodations: La Victoria Hotel