Cuenca See Ecuador May 2009 Presentation

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Cuenca See Ecuador May 2009 Presentation

  1. 1. May 4-9 2009
  2. 2. Cuenca of the Andes
  3. 3. South America
  4. 4. South America Ecuador
  5. 5. South America Ecuador Azuay
  6. 6. How to get there? Quito and Guayaquil: 2 airlines with 9 daily flights to Cuenca, Monday through Friday Quito and Guayaquil: 7 bus companies From 05:00 until 23:00
  7. 7. How to get there? From Perú: Several bus companies leaving to Cuenca, from Huaquillas (in the southern province of El Oro)
  8. 8. Cuenca of the Andes Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca • 400.000 inhabitants • 8.316 feet high • 15.730 hectares • average temperature of 17ºC
  9. 9. The Historical Center • 1999, UNESCO, World Heritage Site • 30 churches; 2 convents and monasteries; 9 squares. • Different architectural styles
  10. 10. Other attractions
  11. 11. Nightlife and Entertainment • Several bars and clubs • Modern dance floors • Culture, architecture, gastronomy, nature and traditions in a intense way.
  12. 12. Cajas National Park • Most important source of drinkable water for Cuenca. • 28.500 hectares • Important ecosystems like Alpine Forest and Páramo • Trekking • Birdwatching
  13. 13. Baños: Thermal healing waters • Thermal waters • Typical dishes and spas.
  14. 14. Podocarpus • Paramo ecosystem • Botanical garden • 560 species of bird
  15. 15. Gualaceo: Market village • Located in a very fertile valley • National Heritage Site • Central market of fruits, grains and vegetables • Typical food market
  16. 16. Chordeleg: Craft and jewelry • Gold and silver jewels • Jewels using filigree technique
  17. 17. Ingapirca: Ancient vestiges • Main Inca archeological complex in the country • Inca and Cañari ruins from the 16th century • Archaeological reserve of 2.472 pieces • Capac Ñan - Royal Inca highway
  18. 18. Rock Climbing
  19. 19. Canyoning
  20. 20. Canopy
  21. 21. THANK YOU! www.cuenca.com.ec
  22. 22. May 4-9 2009

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