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Cuenca Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 330

Walk the streets of the UNESCO-listed old town of Cuenca and discover a gorgeous centre of old churches, museums, and colonial European houses. This city stay in Cuenca is a perfect add-on to a longer Ecuadorian vacation.


This 3-day Ecuadorian vacation takes you to the southern city of Cuenca. It includes first-class accommodations and is a perfect city stopover on a longer trip to Ecuador or South America.

Your Ecuador tour showcases Cuenca, pitched in the Andes in the country’s south. Known for its colonial architecture and local Andean artisans and craftspeople, the city has a more laidback vibe than Quito, but it lacks none of the appeal of its larger cousin. Staying in a first-class hotel on the banks of the Tomebamba River, you’ll explore the city and discover its history, both colonial and pre-Columbian. A walking tour will take you through the UNESCO-listed historical core and showcase landmarks like Calderon Park, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and the Canari Identity Museum. You’ll have another day at leisure to explore the sites you missed the first day, as well as shop for local ceramics, metalwork, and, most importantly, the Panama hat, which was developed in the Andes (despite its name).

At the end of your stay, head to the airport to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 330

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Day 1

Cuenca Airport to Hotel with English Assistance

Duration15 Minutes

La Victoria

Victoria Hotel is a first class hotel located in The Barranco area of the city of Cuenca, specifically on the banks of Tomebamba River. Its facade is a beautiful building, combining a mix of bourgeois aristocrat brick and marble, its interior is decorated with elements typical of the local culture. Its spacious areas and corridors allow for a peaceful and pleasant stay.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

La Victoria

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    La Victoria



    Victoria Hotel is a first class hotel located in The Barranco area of the city of Cuenca, specifically on the banks of Tomebamba River. Its facade is a beautiful building, combining a mix of bourgeois aristocrat brick and marble, its interior is decorated with elements …

    Victoria Hotel is a first class hotel located in The Barranco area of the city of Cuenca, specifically on the banks of Tomebamba River. Its facade is a beautiful building, combining a mix of bourgeois aristocrat brick and marble, its interior is decorated with elements typical of the local culture. Its spacious areas and corridors allow for a peaceful and pleasant stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Cuenca Walking Tour

One of the first things to notice when entering Cuenca is the magnificent skyline marked by brilliant church domes. And after breakfast you will set out on a city tour whose highlight is the city's colonial architecture.

Cuenca's winding rivers, graceful ironwork balconies and beautiful gardens, are part of the pleasant atmosphere of this historic city, declared a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in December 1999. This is the perfect place to discover by walking and is ideal for those looking to blend into the relaxed setting of a truly romantic colonial city.

Walking along Cuenca's cobblestone streets or watching the people go by in the town square dominated by the great cathedral is both peaceful and inspiring. With approximately 400,000 inhabitants, this city is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in the country due its architecture, surroundings and small town ambiance.

Cuenca is traversed by four rivers and surrounded by green valleys and its people create some of the finest crafts in the country.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Hotel to Cuenca Airport with English Assistance

Duration15 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Half day Cuenca Walking tour
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP CUECITY3DEC
15 May 2021

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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