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Cuenca Day Trip

from Quito

Visit one of the main cities of Ecuador, surrounded by rivers, a pleasant climate and friendly people. Walk through the churches, squares and streets that make up its historic center, the declared cultural heritage of humanity.

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Cuenca

Cuenca City Tour

  • This complete visit to the beautiful Cuenca includes places such as the picturesque and traditional Barrio of San Sebastián, the Museum of Modern Art, Calderón Park (central park), the Flower Plaza, the Sagrario Cathedral (Old Cathedral), and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral (New Cathedral), considered the largest in Latin America.

Modern Art Museum

  • Visit one of the most impressive art collections in Ecuador. You will be delighted with representative collections of paintings, sculptures and works of art awarded in several biennial competitions.

New Cathedral

  • The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, whose construction dates back to 1882, is considered a symbol of the city’s religious architecture and one of the greatest works in all of Latin America. Its gothic, romanesque, and Renaissance style stands out in its interior for its colorful stained glass and its details in gold leaf and marble.

Flowers Market

  • A large outdoor flower market is considered one of the best places to enjoy the aromas and colors of flowers. Flowers of all varieties and colors are displayed in dozens of stalls in the Plaza, surrounded by friendly sellers.

El Barranco

  • The Tomebamba River Ravine comprises 2 kilometers from the El Vado Bridge to the Huayna Capac Av. It has a spectacular view of the Tomebamba River, where you can find coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy a delicious evening.

Turi Lookout

  • The natural lookout at Cuenca’s Heights offers a spectacular view of the entire city. It encloses a church with its square bearing the same name. The place is sculpted in stone and is embedded in the mountain.

Paja Toquilla Hat Factory

  • Manufacturing toquilla thatch hats is a tradition, transformed into art, in Ecuador. This factory is more than 60 years old, not only functions as a factory but also as a museum. Here, we can contemplate and appreciate the process of production and textures of traditional hats.

It includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)

Not included

  • All Entrances
  • Other details not specified
  • Meals
  • Tips

Recommendations

  • Bring with you:
  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Recent travelers reviews

Ronaldo Júnior
Ronaldo Júnior
2024-01-11
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Best guide ever!! Ernesto is one of the greatest guides I ever had! Lot of information during all the tour, always with a smile in the face and offering to take pictures! Gave us enought time to do everything, stopping in all the points we asked and pointed animals during all the way! 100% honest, knows everything about cotopaxi and loves climbing mountains and volcanos! Excellent restaurant for breakfast with good prices. Gave us a gift at the end of the tour, totally recommend him!!
Inspire14091247062
Inspire14091247062
2024-01-05
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COTOPAXI CON DANIELA Que experiencia más Asombrosa. El Parque Nacional COTOPAXI. Con guía (Daniela) fue mágica. Espiritual. De reconocimiento y respeto a una maravilla natural. A un Pueblo diverso y sus Cosmovisiones. El Chocolate con pimienta dulce y el te de hoja de coca. Previnieron el "Soroche" y estubieron de...li..cio...sos. Daniela nuestra guía hace su labor con mucho amor... Contagia su buena vibra... Si tienen niños ella es la guía indicada 🤓🥰
Mark B
Mark B
2023-12-30
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A Great Experience We toured Mindo, the equator and Cotapaxi with this organization. They were to flight. Always on time. Always prepared. Very considerate (they even brought my son’s hat back and left it at the front desk). I highly recommend them!
Jaime C
Jaime C
2023-12-19
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Una bonita experiencia, lo recomiendo fue una experiencia inolvidable, Dani fue una excelente guía la atención el trato muy amable. volvería a ir
Richard H
Richard H
2023-12-04
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Great day with amazing views It was a fantastic day with excellent views, we were lucky to have sunny weather which isn't always the case - prepare for anything! Adrian was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a great help on the hike itself. I've done lots of hiking before but this was the first one at altitude, you definitely notice the difference! The best advice is to take your time with the hike, great advice that Adrian provided. I'd definitely recommend this tour if you have free time in Quito.
Laura N
Laura N
2023-11-22
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Lo pasamos genial! Tuvimos mucha suerte de tener a Mauro y Mauricio como nuestros guías!!! Lo pasamos realmente bien y tuvimos tiempo suficiente para subir al refugio de Cotopaxi y también se aseguraron de que fuéramos juntos!!! Había muy buena vibe! Nos gustó también mucho el sitio donde comimos y poder darle de comer a las Alpacas :) muy recomendado!!!!
Christina
Christina
2023-09-26
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i would strongly recommend this day tour! our guide was amazing!! i learned so much the entire day. i would strongly recommend this day tour!!
Edgar P
Edgar P
2023-09-20
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Un viaje muy especial al Cotopaxi El tour fue muy completo e interesante, la ruta hacia el cotopaxi ofrece muchas vistas espectaculares y se consiguen excelentes fotos. La subida al cotopaxi es algo pesada pero nuestra guía Dany nos dió tips para que no fuera tan difícil y todo el tiempo nos esperaba si nos quedabamos atras, también nos contó mucha información sobre el Cotopaxi y los demás volcanes, además nos contó varias leyendas muy interesantes. Un tour muy recomendado sobre todo con Dany.
Sally M
Sally M
2023-08-26
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Beautiful day Enjoyable day. Tour guide arrived in time to pick us up and made sure we had everything we needed during the day. The walk into the crater was beautiful but if you're older, you'll need to take your time and watch your footing. Hiking sticks helped. Unless you are in peak condition, be sure to reserve a horse for the ride up. Even the 20 something's were breathing hard and resting a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour. Great company and very organized.
Elainn
Elainn
2023-08-18
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Una aventura El tour estuvo muy bien, con tiempo para adaptarse a la altura y demás. Lamentablemente el clima no ayudó ya que había mucho viento. Eso hizo que la subida al refugio fuera un poco más complicada. Igual, este hecho acrecentó el sentido de aventura (aunque no obtuve las mejores fotos del volcán). Al descenso nos encontramos con dos zorros. A la hora del almuerzo fuimos a un sitio donde uno podía alimentar a las llamas y a los patos. Muy completo todo.