Cuenca City Tour

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Cuenca City Tour information and booking

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$20
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from your Cuenca Hotel
Time of departure
8:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Come and experience Cuenca, the 'Athens of Ecuador' on this 4-hour city tour! See all the highlights of this city, including the Old and New Cathedrals, Calderon Park, and more. Learn about the culture, history and architecture of this UNESCO-World Heritage city from your knowledgeable guide as you travel around the city by coach.

Discover the beauty and history of Cuenca on a comprehensive guided city tour. After pickup from your hotel, your city tour begins with a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, located on the south side of Plaza de San Sebastián. The museum houses various works from Ecuadorian artists including paintings, sculptures, photography, engravings and more.


Walk by the historic downtown area to visit San Francisco market and Calderon Park, Cuenca's central park. Walk through the well-kept park with your guide while admiring the expansive area.

Next, stop at Cunca's Old and New Cathedrals. The Old Cathedral was originally built in the mid 1500s and is now home to a museum showcasing the cathedral's gorgeous architecture. (note: you will not enter the Old Cathedral). Then, your guide will take you to the New Cathedral, which displays Neo-Gothic style architecture. Admire the famous gold leaf canopy inside the cathedral, which is one of Ecuador's largest.

Continue on to the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory. Here, observe the complete manufacturing process of Ecuador's Panama hat. Later we will visit the barranco, where you can admire the colonial-style terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba River, also home to the famous 'broken bridge.' and finally visit the Turi, where you'll take in panoramic view of the whole city of Cuenca. After the tour, you'll be transported back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks