South America is a cultural treasure trove, and given its relatively small size within the continent, Ecuador packs a particularly impressive punch when it comes to culture. The country’s distinct blend of indigenous traditions and European colonial influences create a rich tapestry, ripe for exploring during Ecuador cultural holidays. Culture is found around every corner in the main cities. Ecuador’s capital, Quito, was crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its well-preserved Old Town. Built on the ruins of an Incan city, it’s considered the least altered historic centre in Latin America,
boasting Baroque-style buildings complete with rich interiors, charming cobbled streets and photogenic plazas. Further afield in the Andes, dinky villages and traditional settlements pepper the hillsides, where indigenous practices linger on and sprawling markets showcase authentic craftwork. The Andean city of Cuenca is home to even more cultural gems, in the form of Incan ruins at Ingapirca, artifacts from the Incan city of Tomebamba at the Museo y Parque Arqueológico Pumapungo and the blue-domed Catedral Nueva in its central plaza.

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Kate had to cover all the rerouting, chasing luggage, rebooking and so on. She was immediately available late at night and took every step to ensure that when we disembarked from any particular flight, everything had been sorted out along with suggestions of activities (which we didn’t do as the kids were generally wiped out! ). Her level of engagement gave me confidence that any immediate issue would be resolved while my family and I were in the air. I want to make sure that Kate and the team’s effort here is fully recognized. Again, she did a great job in looking after us and my family and I hugely appreciated her immense dedication and support.
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