Cuenca City Tour

From $106 per person includes lunch

A private tour of the historical center of Cuenca, including the majestic cathedral and main plaza, a panama hat workshop and a chance to enjoy the panoramic views from the Turi lookout. In the afternoon we visit a local museum.

  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Highlights: New Cathedral, Parque Calderon, Flower Market, Panama Hat Museum, El Barranco, Turi Lookout, Eduardo Vega Ceramic Workshop, Museum
Three blue cupolas of the New Cathedral in Cuenca Ecuador rising above red tiled roofs of white washed buildings


This morning you are picked up from your Cuenca hotel by your private guide.

Today’s tour of the beautiful city of Cuenca includes visits to the traditional and pretty neighbourhood of San Sebastian, the Modern Art Museum, Parque Calderon (Main Plaza), the Flower Market, the Cathedral of the Sagrario (old cathedral) and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (new cathedral) considered as the largest in Latin America.

We also visit a local Panama Hat museum and workshop where we can observe the elaboration of these high-quality products, which despite their name, originate from Ecuador.

Later we have time to visit the banks of the Tomebamba river, through the charming Barranco neighbourhood with its colonial architecture and natural environment.

At the end of the morning we arrive at the Turi Lookout, which offers panoramic views of the red tiled roofs and blue cupolas of the city of Cuenca, surrounded by an impressive mountain backdrop. Stop off also at the nearby home and workshop of ceramic artist Eduardo Vega.

A typical lunch included in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we have the option of visiting one of the following: the Pumapungo Museum, the Museum of the Conceptas or the Aboriginal Cultural Museum.

Recommendations: Use comfortable shoes for walking in the city. Sun screen, wind breaker and umbrella or rain coat, water, small denominations of cash for any small purchases during the day.


Prices 2024

2 people
$126 p/p
3 - 4 people
$117 p/p
5 - 6 people
$106 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking city guide, entrance fees, lunch.

Not included:
Tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Cuenca.

Pretty blue cupolas of Cuenca's New Cathedral
Parque Calderon & New Cathedral, Cuenca - Ecuador
Cuenca's colourful flower market
Panama hat workshop, Cuenca
Walkways of El Barranco along the Tomebamba River
Eduardo Vega ceramic gallery in Cuenca
Museo Pumapungo, Cuenca
Museo Pumapungo, Cuenca