Welcome to Vilcabamba


The area’s beautiful scenery, mild weather and laid-back vibe attract waves of visitors: backpackers as well as North American and European retirees. Hiking, horse-riding and meditation are popular activities. The hills are dotted with big new houses, and the town plaza with expat-owned businesses. Gringo-ization has created tension about the cost of land and living, but the flip side is that jobs in tourism and construction are more plentiful than ever, and Vilcabamba is the rare Ecuadorian pueblo where young people have little ambition to leave for the big city.


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$135 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cuenca - Saraguro - Vilcabamba or Vilcabamba - Saraguro - Cuenca

OPTION 1:Early in the morning we will leave from Cuenca to the town of Saraguro; One of the most important ethnic groups Ecuador has, here we can appreciate and know about its culture, its medicinal gardens, one of its taitas will tell us about the Andean cosmovision and we can enjoy the beautiful landscape and typical clothing of the Saraguros. We will enjoy a typical lunch prepared by saraguro women. After the lunch we will go to Vilcabamba town, called "The Valley of Longevity", with a very pleasant climate and wonderful people. We guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience for you to be in contact with Saraguro people knowing up close about this important and wonderful culture of the south of Ecuador. In Vilcabamba end of services. OPTION 2:Early in the morning we will leave from Vilcabamba to the town of Saraguro; One of the most important ethnic groups Ecuador has, here we can appreciate and know about its culture, its medicinal gardens, one of its taitas will tell us about the Andean cosmovision and we can enjoy the beautiful landscape and typical clothing of the Saraguros. We will enjoy a typical lunch prepared by saraguro women. After the lunch we will go to Cuenca, considered one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador, with a nice architecture and wonderful people. We guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience for you to be in contact with Saraguro people knowing up close about this important and wonderful culture of the south of Ecuador. In Cuenca end of services. TOUR DETAILS : • Length: 8 hours approx. • Start / Finish: Cuenca / Vilcabamba • Activity Level: Easygoing to Moderate