Departures: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (shared tour) / every day (private tour)

Enjoy a city tour of Cuenca and its diverse culture on a guided 4 hour walking tour of the city including neighborhoods, markets, churches, the Modern Art museum and Panama Hat museum. Cuenca is considered one of the most picturesque cities in South America. Partially due to its 16th and 17th century era Spanish colonial architecture resembling cities and architecture throughout Spain, the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Active
35%
Culture
90%
Nature
30%
Relax
60%
The city tour will start at the Plaza San Sebastian, which constitutes the western colonial border of the city of Cuenca. You will then visit the modern arts museum where many contemporary artworks are displayed. You will walk by the downtown historical area to visit the San Francisco market, the flower market, the culture house, the Abdon Calderon Park, and the old cathedral (here you will not enter). You will enter in the New Cathedral, which is the biggest cathedral in the country, where you’ll observe the famous gold leaf canopy.

You will then continue the tour to the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory to observe the complete process of manufacturing of the Panama hat which is undoubtedly most important to Ecuador. Later you will visit the barranco with its colonial style terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba river. You will also observe the “broken bridge” and end the tour with a visit to of Turi, where you will have an astonishing panoramic view of the whole city of Cuenca. In the beginning of the afternoon you will be brought back to the meeting point.

Included:

  • Entrances
  • Activities as described
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transport

Not included:

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

For this tour we recommend to bring the following:

  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Water & snacks

Shared tour
USD $35 p.p.

Private tour
Contact us for detailed prices.