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Cuenca city half day rates

Departure point: Hotel or Airbnb pick-ups

Departures: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm.

Private tours have flexible departure time


  • Hotel pick-up 

  • Licensed tour guide in English/Spanish 

  • Transportation

Not included: meals, drinks, tips, extras.

Free cancellation: up to 24 hours in advance

Schedules: Daily Tue to Sun Duration: 4 hours (approx) Offered in: English / Spanish



  • Explore Cuenca, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage City.

  • Walk among the colorful Flower and Food Market.

  • Enjoy panoramic city views from the Turi lookout

  • Visit the Panama Hat Factory and learn about the most important Ecuadorian handicraft.



The tour begins in San Sebastian, a traditional neighborhood of Cuenca which constitutes the western colonial border of the city. It houses the Modern Art Museum where the famous international Biennial painting contest takes place.


We also visit the San Francisco market, the flower market, Abdon Calderon Park, the cathedral “El Sagrario”, known as the “Old Cathedral”, and lastly, we will tour the “New Cathedral” which is considered one of the biggest churches in Latin America.  The famous gold leaf altar is found here.

We continue our tour to a Panama hat factory.  Here we’ll observe the fabrication of hats from a fiber called “Paja toquilla.”  These hats range from classic simple ones to colorful, elegantly designed, and costly ones.  Afterward, we will go to the “Barranco”, an area of terraced houses which is located next to the Tomebamba River.  Finally, we will go to the “mirador de Turi” (scenic viewpoint) to enjoy the beautiful vista of the Cuenca landscape.

Cancellation Policy

- You can cancel up to 24 hours before your experience for a full refund.

- Cancellation within 24 hours of the experience, will not be eligible for refund. 

- Changes made less than 24 hours before the experience will be subject to availability. 

- This experience requires a minimum of 2 participants. If conditions are not met, we reserve the right to cancel. We will offer you an alternative date/experience or a full refund.

Please Note

For 1 to 6 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver.

Ingapirca Ruins are closed on Monday and Tuesday 


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