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Address: Gran Colombia 6-61, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 96 906 8348
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Mio Tours would like to introduce itself and offer its services for a...

Mio Tours would like to introduce itself and offer its services for a special personal tours. We offer a different concept of tourism in Cuenca and around Ecuador and Galapagos Island. Your experience will be tailored to your desires. You will not be lost in a large group:Custom itineraries have a la carte pricing or combo prices for package deals. You won't find a better price structure and you will be with an Ecuadorian guide who speaks fluent English.

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Outstanding Gastronomy Experience!

We also did the gastronomy tour with Efrain and Patricio on Sept 22nd. It was a very interesting Day. We had pretty much the same schedule as the previous post, however, for lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We also did the gastronomy tour with Efrain and Patricio on Sept 22nd. It was a very interesting Day. We had pretty much the same schedule as the previous post, however, for lunch at Corvel, we had Potatoe soup, langostines and Filet Mignon all done in Ecuadorian style. Had to roll out we were so stuffed. If you like to... More 

3 Thank daveandnga
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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212 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the gastronomy tour with Efrain and Patricio and it was really enjoyable. Food was the theme, but we learned so much about Ecuador in general. Efrain was personable and really interesting to talk to, and speaks English fluently. We were picked up punctually outside our apartment, and while chatting, driven to our first foodie stop - corn tortillas.... More 

1 Thank saritrace
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82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So we booked Efrain for the Inga Pirca ruins tour. Efrain actually seemed a little grumpy when he picked us up--I'm going to put it down to the fact that he had just returned from another long tour and was tired. He got much more pleasant as the day progressed. And he was very, very knowledgeable about the ruins. The... More 

1 Thank writer1
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cuenca visited in late April for Easter vacation with my wife and my children aged 17 and 9 years, I had the opportunity to take 2 tours in two days with MIO TOURS and Patricio ours guide, the first day after breakfast ours guide pick us to the hotel and went to the 3 villages, Sigsig Gualaceo Chordeleg, we left... More 

4 Thank D4989MDjohn_c
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I would like to be able to write a review regarding a trip to the jungle with Mio Tours however one week before we were to leave, Ephrain contacted us to say that the trip was cancelled due to failure of the people he had scheduled to guide us had gone out of business. I asked for a return of... More 

6 Thank jennseely1
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Let me start off by saying I wish more than anything I could write a positive review. Unfortunately I cannot justify that. I originally contacted Mio Tours in December of 2013, provided dates of travel and the purpose of my trip which was sightseeing and area research. I had wanted to see as many attractions as possible as well look... More 

9 Thank Mark R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Efrain was the most perfect guide who kept my husband and I entertained for an entire day while he educated us on Ecuador's history in his excellent English and such fun humor! This is our second tour with Efrain since we had such a great time with him on the food and cooking tour previously. It was just the three... More 

2 Thank sandc4465
Everett, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Growing up in the Seattle area I developed a love of volcanoes so when my wife and I arrived in Cuenca I couldn't wait to investigate the 16 volcanoes in Ecuador. When Tungurahua erupted I had to see it for myself! We contacted Mio tours and made arrangements for a tour to the volcano. Efrain Arevalo, our tour guide, graciously... More 

4 Thank Les and Linda O
Coeur d'Alene
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Our MIO tour started at a roadside stand making traditional Ecuadorian corn tortillas and ended in an elegant Paute restaurant with the excitement of a banana flambé. Throughout the tour our guides, Efrain, of Mio Tours, and Patricio, chef/owner of Corvel Restaurant, demonstrated how melding the old traditions with modern ways make a vibrant, and delicious, culture. Now a little... More 

4 Thank Chet G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We spent two days with the famous Efrain privately touring the Cuenca area and I must say he was one of the best tour guides in all of our travels. An Ecuadorian, from Cuenca, and having lived in the States for 25 years, he is accustomed to the needs and desires from us Americans. His English is excellent and he... More 

3 Thank Phil A

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