Saraguro Recommended

Saraguro is located between Cuenca and Loja. In Saraguro you will discover one of the most important indigenous centers of Ecuador. The native Saraguros still maintain their native roots through the Quichua language , traditional dress code, local construction and gastronomy.

Saraguro is a great place to learn more about the culture and natural environment of the Southern Andean Region. The community has organised itself and is welcoming tourists. Together with the local travel agency some amazing tours have been developed to offer you the best possible experience of this beautiful area of Ecuador.

Saraguro and the surrounding villages offer you a great mixture of activities involving culture and nature.

There are some amazing places to visit in the area. Have a look at the waterfalls near Saraguro, just an hour hike away. Further away are some beautiful lakes of Condroshillu, unless you have a car, set up a tour with the local travel agency to get there. Homestays can be arranged in several of the surrounding towns, offering you a great way to get to know the culture.

Other activities that can be organised by the travel agency:

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • bike riding
  • Participation in mingas (workdays together with the community
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