Cuenca City and Surroundings

From Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Custom
  • Cultural Experiences
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Tour Description

Cuenca’ red-tiled roofs, cobblestone streets, flowery plazas and museums make it very special.     Ecuador's most beautiful city enjoys a mild climate and a fabulous geographic position.  The beauty of its landscape combined with the harmony between old and modern architecture has prompted, UNESCO to name Ecuador's third largest city, Cuenca, a World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Wander around the historic centre of Cuenca, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Explore fascinating ancient Inca ruins

Meet locals and learn about their culture and lifestyle

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival in Cuenca and transfer to your hotel.
Cuenca (Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca) is a city in southern Ecuador’s Andes mountains. It's known for its Tomebamba River waterfront and handicrafts including Panama hats.
Overnight in Cuenca

Day 2

Breakfast in the morning prepares you for a city tour of Cuenca, considered by many the most beautiful city in all of Ecuador. Our walk will include a visit to the flower market, the cathedral, Calderon Park, the church of La Merced and its convent, among other attractions
Overnight in Cuenca

Day 3
Devil nose and Ingapirca

A fascinating day trip to Ingapirca, the most northern fortress-temple remaining from Inca times. Sun-worshippers built this stone center on a promontory high above the Cañar valley, about 96 Km (60 miles) northeast of Cuenca and at an altitude of 10,595 feet (3,230 meters) above sea level. Ride through enchanting highlands, passing through the towns of Azogues and Cañar. At Ingapirca admire the stone fortress with several trapezoidal doorways and stone walls perfectly fit together, without mortar, of the Inca construction. There is an elliptical platform, known as the Temple of the Sun used for religious and ceremonial purposes, the barracks, the stone "Inca Face" and the zoomorphic carvings.
Board the train for the famous Devils Nose journey - This train ride is the most famous in Ecuador. It is a journey between Riobamba and Alausi and is the most sought after tourist attraction in the country. Known as the “most difficult railway in the world” due to the problems in constructing the railway line through the rough terrain of the Andes, the construction ran into a problem when it hit the vertical rock known as the “Nariz del Diablo”. They got around the problem by carving zig zags out of the rock allowing the train to climb the ascent.
NOTE: Train does not operate daily. Order of tour my be in reverse. Please contact us for details.
Overnight in Cuenca

Day 4
Cuenca Depart

Depart any time. Transfer to the airport included.
*Extend your stay. Talk to us about additional destinations and tours we can offer

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on a private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a private basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
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4 days

Price from

$555 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures