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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 Guide

Duration30 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

The complete name of the city is "Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rios de Cuenca" ("Saint Ana of the Four Rivers of Cuenca") in honor of Cuenca city in Spain, place of birth of the Spanish Viceroy Andres Hurtado de Mendoza. This city was declared as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO on December 1st, 1999. In downtown Cuenca a person may find prominent historical remains such as old churches, museums, cobbled streets and houses that have a Republican style fa├žade which demonstrate the influence of European architecture, especially Spanish and French influences.

Your walking tour starts in Calderon Park; it continues through la Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion (the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), la Catedral Vieja (the old Cathedral) and la Plaza de las Flores (the Flowers Plaza). We continue with el Museo de la Identidad Canari (The Canari identity Museum); and we walk towards las Flores (The Flowers). We continue to the Museo de la Identidad Canari; we walk to the Museo de las Conceptas (Conceptas Museum), the 9 de Octubre (October 9th) market and we conclude with Rotary Plaza (Plaza Rotary).

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 Guide

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Cuenca Walking tour

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
20 Nov 2019

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