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Embarking on a tour in Cuenca takes you on a journey through time as you explore its charming historic center. The city's colonial heart is adorned with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings with ornate balconies, and grand cathedrals. Marvel at architectural gems such as the Cuenca Cathedral, with its iconic blue domes, and the Iglesia de San Francisco, an exquisite church showcasing impressive woodcarvings and religious art.

One of the highlights of Cuenca is the Plaza de las Flores, a vibrant square where locals and visitors gather amidst a delightful display of flowers. Take a moment to soak in the lively atmosphere, sip on a traditional canelazo (warm spiced drink), and interact with friendly street vendors selling handicrafts and local produce.

Cuenca is also renowned for its thriving arts and crafts scene. Visit the workshops of skilled artisans who create intricate Panama hats, renowned for their quality and craftsmanship. Explore the bustling Mercado Artesanal, where you can browse an array of handmade textiles, ceramics, and traditional Andean crafts, providing an opportunity to take a piece of Cuenca's cultural heritage home with you.

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by Cajas National Park, located just a short distance from Cuenca. This breathtaking highland reserve boasts a unique ecosystem with over 200 lakes and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Hike through scenic trails, witness the stunning paramo landscapes, and be mesmerized by the pristine beauty of this natural wonderland.

Indulge in Cuenca's culinary delights by sampling traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. From hearty soups like locro de papa (potato soup) to mouthwatering dishes like cuy (roasted guinea pig) and hornado (roast pork), the city offers a wide array of flavors that will delight your taste buds. Don't forget to pair your meal with a glass of Ecuadorian craft beer or a cup of aromatic Andean coffee.

In summary, a tour in Cuenca offers a captivating blend of history, culture, nature, and culinary experiences. Whether you're exploring its well-preserved colonial architecture, immersing yourself in the arts and crafts scene, or venturing into the stunning natural landscapes, Cuenca promises a memorable journey that showcases the best of Ecuador's Andean charm.

You can book this tour separately or include it in your big adventure! The itinerary can be changed according to your preferences and requests. Kindly be advised that the starting price of the tour doesn`t include accommodation, transportation, and dining. However, we do also help with arranging all of these services. We have a wide range of options apt to any type of traveler, from backpackers to luxury tourists. EC Adventures is focused on creating personalized tours suitable for YOU! Here is all but not a limited list of possible activities in Cuenca, Ecuador. 

For detailed information, please contact our representative. All consultations are free.


Day 1

Time : 8:00 am

Cuenca - "Athens of Ecuador"

1). We start this Day-tour with visiting Cajas National Park. Approximate time of the excursion is 4 hours including transportation. During this time you will be able to hike or just enjoy majestic scenery of the landscapes.
2). We arrive to Cuenca and first thing to do is we have a lunch in one of the most authentic restaurants with local cuisine.
3). Stroll over historical city center, visiting Crafts Market and the Plaza de las Flores.
4). Visiting the Cuenca Cathedral, with its iconic blue domes, and the Iglesia de San Francisco, an exquisite church showcasing impressive woodcarvings and religious art.
5). Dinner in the rooftop in of of the best restaurants of the country! And enjoying magnificent view of the night city lights.

  • Transportation to the locations on the rout
  • Full-time escort with an English-speaking guide
  • All entry fees on the route
  • Transportation from/to the airport (for request)
  • Accommodation ( available according to personal preferences)
  • Dining (available according to personal preferences)
  • Additional excursions or activities (contact ECA representative for more details)
  • Tips, souvenirs, and other expenditures
  • Insurance (available per request)
  • Flight tickets 

All these services can be added to your trip, and our representative will calculate the price personally for you.

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