Private tour: Daily
Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Cuenca
Walk among the colorful Flower and Food Markets.
Enjoy panoramic city views from the Turi lookout
Visit the Panama Hat Factory and learn about the most important Ecuadorian handicraft.
The tour begins by visiting Turi, a scenic viewpoint that in the Quichua language means view. In fact, it is the main viewpoint of the city. Here we will also visit one of the most famous ceramists in the country at the Eduardo Vega Gallery.
Next, we will walk by the “Barranco”, an area of terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba River. After about 15 minutes we will head to the Pumapungo Museum, considered to be the most important museum in town. Later we will visit a Panama hat factory to observe the fabrication of hats from a fiber called “Paja toquilla.” These hats range from simple inexpensive ones to colorful, elegantly designed and costly ones.
The driver will drop us downtown for lunch and afterward we will take a walk to see: 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.
Departure point: Hotels or Airbnb pick-ups
Departure time: 9:00 am
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Licensed tour guide English/Spanish
Lunch in a local restaurant
Not included: drinks, tips, extras.
For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
Prices (USD per person)