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Escorted Rail Tours to Cuenca

The Athens of the Andes

Ecuador's third largest city is regarded as its most beautiful, retaining the charm of a small town despite a large a growing population. The city was founded partly on top of an existing Inca settlement, which itself had developed in place of a previous Cañari town. Today the city boasts a wealth of preserved colonial buildings and architecture.

Cuenca, which has been nicknamed "the Athens of the Andes", is considered to be the cultural capital of Ecuador; it has four universities, a host of museums, as well as research centres and cultural organisations.

Exploring Cuenca is particularly pleasurable on foot, negotiating the narrow network of cobbled streets, old-world cathedrals and attractive colonial parks.

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Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

This stunning tour combines Ecuador with and the amazing nature of the Galapagos Islands. Experience culture and volcanic scenery before flying to the beautiful Galapagos Islands to see some of the world's most unique and fascinating wildlife.

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