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A mural constructed of fruits, breads, and flowers, a popular attraction at carnival in Ambato.

Water Fight! The Andean Roots of Carnival in Ecuador

Experience Ecuador’s Carnival and you can expect to get wet – juegos de agua (water games) take center stage in 8 days of wild celebrations!

Large iguanas at Parque Seminario in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Tropical Guayaquil, Ecuador travel highlight

Guayaquil prides itself on its cosmopolitan offerings: a boardwalk which has become a principal node for tourism and commerce.

Panama hats for sale in Cuenca, the place where they are also produced.

Cuenca, the “Athens of Ecuador”

Cuenca is famed for the majestic architecture of its many churches, cathedrals, cloisters, and colonial houses.

Huaca Pucllana, an adobe archaeological complex found in the Miraflores district of Lima.

Ruins in Lima: Archaeological Sites in Peru’s Capital

You should not dismiss Lima so quickly as there are a few noteworthy sites in the city and around that will be of interest to many history lovers.

Santuranticuy (or Santurantikuy), a traditional Christmas Eve market in Cusco's Plaza de Armas.

Guide To Peru: Christmas Eve and the Cusco Santuranticuy Market

Every Christmas Eve Cusco’s Plaza de Armas becomes flooded with locals participating in an ancient tradition called the Santuranticuy Market, which translates to the selling of saints.