Ecuador’s El Cajas National Park

Only an hour from Cuenca by bus, El Cajas National Park is easily visited on a day trip. With dramatic open rolling land and jagged rocks, Cajas feels almost like the Scottish Highlands.

Getting to El Mirador and Seeing the Pyramids

Here’s how to make the journey to El Mirador, a Preclassic Maya city whose dominating feature is the presence of two large pyramid complexes, El Tigre and La Danta, running east to west and facing each other.

Hiking Pico Duarte: Tips and Trails

Nearly 3,000 people hike Pico Duarte and the surrounding peaks every year. Here’s what you need to know to plan a trip to the “Dominican Alps” including information on hiking trails and hiring guides.