About 2300km from Huaraz to Cusco, including our side trip to Nasca and the back road via Ayacucho. Some quite long drives, crossing the Cordillera several times, along the Pacific thru the Coastal Desert bypassing Perú’s capital Lima.
The beautiful town of Cuenca, Parque Nacional Cajas, and the weird village of Vilcabamba. Then driving the Jungle Route to Perú. To the chaotic town of Jaen and on to Chachapoya. To visit the remains of the eponymous culture.
A trip to the infamous tourist trap of Baños, down to the Amazonian town of Puyo. Just to climb again to Riobamba and at 5000m to the mountain huts of Chimborazo. Finally southwards to the village of Alausi and the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.
On to central Ecuador’s highland. A short visit to the capital Quito, to the rainy paramó in Papallacta, Laguna de Quilotoa, and finally up to the Rifugio José Ribas at Volcán Cotopaxi. A trip mostly above 2800m elevation.