We hope you enjoy reading about our trip to the jungle. A 5-6 hour drive from Cuenca to Macas in the jungle is a trip to always be remembered. The scenery is spectacular, and the roads somewhat scary.
Macas, with a population of about 30,000, is the closest major jungle city from Cuenca. There are no flights from Cuenca to Macas, so the only transport is by bus or car. There are flights, however, from Quito.
There are two main routes from Cuenca to Macas. One follows the main river system from Cuenca where three dams for hydro electric power can be seen. These are in the direction of a town called Paute. It is estimated that …