Pre-Columbian History

Ecuador has seen thousands of years of human habitation, with the ancestors of today’s indigenous peoples living in every corner of the country.

Casa del Alabado Atmospheric museum showcasing pre-Columbian works of art and exploring the mystical side of ancient beliefs.

Ingapirca See Inca stonemasonry up close at Ecuador’s best-preserved archaeological site.

Agua Blanca Guides lead tours around a fascinating archaeological museum and nearby ruins.

Centro Cultural Esmeraldas hosts a rich variety of overlapping indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian traditions, and you can see them all here.