Loja revels in its Spanish colonial roots and Catholic traditions. It is home to the second oldest university in Ecuador, has a vibrant city center with many well preserved historic buildings, and has a rich cultural heritage. In fact, Loja may be one of the most underrated locations in this small Andean nation. Loja is the only city in Ecuador to have a city gate, la Puerta de la Ciudad. The castle like edifice, built in the late 1990s, is also home to a small museum, cafe, and the metal sculptures of Don Quijote and his faithful companion, Sancho. The heart of Loja revolves around Central Park, a huge plaza with well designed gardens, relaxing places to people watch, and historic monuments.
Some Highlights of Ecuador and Peru!. Visit Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador); after that, Loja (is becoming of the most popular cities in Ecuador, with lower altitude, colonial architecture, fantastic food and a history of music) and Cuenca (at the Andes Mountain, this colonial city is renowned as Ecuador's cultural city, popular with artists and poets alike, and also for it's fine UNESCO recognized colonial architecture). Continue in Peru, discovering: Tumbes (in northwestern Peru and southwestern Ecuador. Offer beautiful beaches which visitors come to enjoy each summer, as well as its forests and mangroves and typical seafood); and the capital city, Lima (renowned as South America's culinary capital, boasting world-class eateries and authentic local gems that offer a heady mix of flavors). Connect these destinations with private transfers with stops at these Ecuadorian attractions such as: Cajas National Park, Giron Waterfalls and Machala, and a intercity flight. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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