in the southern Andean region, is home to Ecuadors most important
archaeological site Ingapirca. Here, the Pre-Colombian finds
and the Temple of the Sun attract hundreds of visitors year round.
The province also has interesting indigenous markets and lakes. The
climate here is relatively cool.
to breathtaking protected areas such as El Cajas Park National in
the city of Cuenca, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Azuay is
Ecuadors most important tourist center. Moreover, Azuay is
a great place to shop for high-quality handicrafts and partake in
celebrations throughout the year. The area also boasts an ideal climate,
with temperatures ranging between 12 and 20 degrees centigrade.
province has a national airport with flights available to most any
point in Ecuador.
in southern Ecuador, Loja is most well known the Vírgen del
Cisne religious festivals it organizes, which attract pilgrims from
all over the country and from abroad, as well. Loja also has popular
tourist attractions, the most well known being Vilcabamba Valley,
famous for the longevity of the locals, most of whom live to the age
of 100. The average temperature here is 16 degrees centigrade.