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Cuenca, Cajas National Park & Ingapirca

Little travelled, a bit off the beaten path, but Cuenca is a must with visiting Ecuador. Wander the streets checking out wonderful colonial buildings, hike the high mountain valleys of Cajas National Park, and explore the ancient ruins of Ingapirca.
Cuenca Skyline
Cuenca Skyline (Laura Cahill)

Laura on the search for graffiti in Cuenca
Laura on the search for graffiti in Cuenca (Laura Cahill)

Street art in Cuenca
Street art in Cuenca (Laura Cahill)

Main Plaza in Cuenca
Main Plaza in Cuenca (Laura Cahill)

Sunny days bring everyone out into the plazas for music, ice cream, and fun times!

Julie and Laura taking a rest in Cajas National Park
Julie and Laura taking a rest in Cajas National Park (Laura Cahill)


Up and up in Cajas National Park
Up and up in Cajas National Park (Laura Cahill)

Lovely Laguna in Cajas National Park
Lovely Laguna in Cajas National Park (Laura Cahill)

Fresh mountain air keeps us invigorated hiking from lake to lake.

Sisters at Ingapirca
Sisters at Ingapirca (Laura Cahill)

Ingapirca Ruins
Ingapirca Ruins (Laura Cahill)

Ruins of Ingapirca
Ruins of Ingapirca (Laura Cahill)

Ingapirca Ruins
Ingapirca Ruins (Laura Cahill)

One of the few Incan ruins in Ecuador built around the pre-Inca people, the Canari, its a beautiful place to spend the day.

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