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Cuenca City Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Get ready to explore the ‘Athens of Ecuador’ on this 4-hour city coach tour that showcases the highlights of picturesque Cuenca. Check out architectural masterpieces like the iconic Old and New Cathedrals, and make a quick visit to quaint Calderon Park. Gain a unique understanding of this UNESCO-World Heritage city as your expert guide navigates through its bustling streets on a comfortable tour bus.
  • 4-hour city tour of Cuenca
  • Visit the Modern Art Museum, Calderon Park, and more!
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cuenca hotels
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Departure Point

Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This comprehensive guided city tour showcases the best of Cuenca. Start from your hotel and head out into city streets where you’ll visit the Museum of Modern Art near the famed Plaza de San Sebastian. Wander galleries filled with iconic examples of sculpture, photography and paintings by Ecuadorian artists. 

Explore historic downtown by foot, with stops at Calderon Park and the San Francisco market. Experience Cuenca’s own version of central park with your informative guide.

After, visit the Old Cathedral. Built in the 1500s, the original structure is now a unique museum that pays homage to the ornate architecture of the cathedral. Next, your guide will take you to the New Cathedral, where Neo-Gothic style architecture reigns supreme. Be sure to check out the gold leaf canopy—Ecuador’s oldest-once inside.

Finally, stop off at the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory, where these form and fashion staples have been manufactured for decades. Learn about the process before heading to the barranco, where colonial-style houses rest along the Tomebamba River. Take a peek at the famed ‘broken bridge’ and stop over at Turi, where an impressive overlook offers up panoramic views of Cuenca before traveling back to your hotel.  
Itinerary
Stop At:  
El Barranco del Rio Tomebamba
It contains around 120 architectural structures, protected as assets of the city. It is the most important symbolic environment of the city. The formal, natural and cultural, visual and functional elements are confused in a unity of act, in a kind of urban melting pot of profound collective significance.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza de las flores
Located in the Historic Center of Cuenca, where around 25 vendors of flowers and plants, are placed with tents to sell all kinds of flowers, so it has become a tourist and traditional place for Cuenca.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion de Cuenca
Most representative religious symbol of the city. Its location responds to the condition of centrality and religious power, in front of the central square, occupying half of the block located on the western side. Its volume, texture and color can be seen from all angles of Cuenca, including the surroundings. Its facade is made of stone and local marble, while the floor is covered with pink marbles, imported from Carrara (Italy).
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Homero Ortega
Panama Hat factory were you will to observe the complete process of manufacturing of the Panama hat which is undoubtedly most important to our country.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mirador de Turi
Located at the Turi zone in the south of the city. It is a natural viewpoint that offers a spectacular view of the city of Cuenca.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Plaza de San Francisco
Explore San Fransisco Market.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Ecuador

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cuenca City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cuenca City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cuenca City Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cuenca City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cuenca City Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cuenca City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cuenca City Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cuenca City Tour.

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A terrific tour of Cuenca.....I had...
Brenda R
, Jul 2016
A terrific tour of Cuenca.....I had tour guide, Fabliano all to myself and he was the best.....shared so much history and answered all my questions.....loved it!
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Very good. Luis was informed on all...
Ralph Z
, Mar 2015
Very good. Luis was informed on all subjects and seemed to enjoy showing us around.
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Our tour guide was awesome. My...
Valerie S
, Nov 2014
Our tour guide was awesome. My husband and I were the only 2 English speakers in a group of 10. The guide made sure to interpret for us frequently. At not time did we feel left out or like we were missing out on any information. This required a lot of work on a guides part to keep us in the loop. The tour was well organized and moved at a good pace. Our 2nd Viator tour and thoroughly pleased again. (our first was in Munich, Germany) We will be sure to make you a part of our next trip abroad.
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There were three of is altogether on...
Susan W
, Aug 2014
There were three of is altogether on the tour. Juan is an excellent guide. He is energetic and knowledgeable and very polite. We started the tour walking to various churches and markets and land,arks in town. He gave a detailed and lively description of each. We climbed the New Cathedral tower and he was very respectful of my age and needing a catch my breath break. We got in the car and drove to the outlook for photos, the Panama hat factory and I asked for a stop at a ceramic studio which we did. I highly recommend this tour
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Xavier was excellent with great...
deLancey A
, Mar 2014
Xavier was excellent with great insights of the area, history and architecture. I enjoyed the small group we were with and the interactions of everyone was delightful and enjoyable.
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Juan was our guide and we really...
Kerry O
, Mar 2013
Juan was our guide and we really enjoyed the walking tour through the old city. He provided a very good history, and a nice overview. Juan was engaging, intelligent, interested in sharing his knowledge and hearing our thoughts and ideas. It was one of the best city tours we've taken. Definitely worth the price and the time.
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