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Introducing Macas

Mission roots burrow back to 1563, but they are just a layer in the complex scaffolding of this old trading post at the tip of Shuar and Achuar territories. The provincial capital of Morona-Santiago, Macas is essentially a burgeoning modern town whose identity ebbs between colonial and indigenous. Its slow and steady pace and approachable locals make it a welcoming stop for the visitor and an excellent launch pad for adventures further afield.