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Rio Tomebamba

Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Cuenca
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

the best place to walk in Cuenca; the city offers an exercise area, a dance therapy class, all free, and the setting of this river is perfect, winding around the colonial downtown area

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Wow. People really get excited about a trickle of water, don't they? It's certainly worth walking along the pathways to get a different perspective of the city. The rather loud roar of traffic along the south side of most of its length destroys any kind of tranquility but it's nice regardless. Nothing overly-special, but it's nice.

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The river is clear blue with rapids, the banks are lovely, with tropicaltrees, shrubs and flowers. Walking paths seem lightly utilized. We enjoyed the riverside architecture, cafes and ambiance.

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Cotacachi, EC
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The city has made access to the river easier with many new paths. However, they kept the tranquil feel of this oasis in the heart of the city.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Rio Tomebamba is such a nice river. You can rock climbing, it's a nice experience you should explore it!

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Comox, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a lovely park spanning both sides of the river and extending for several kilometers. As you walk downstream, OldTown Cuenca is to your left, New Cuenca to your right. As you walk along Rio Tomebamba,reflect that this water eventually mixes with the Amazon and finally flows into the Atlantic! The park pathway winds along past bridges, cliffside homes... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

How lovely to have a river running through the town. It is such a pleasant experience to walk along the river at night or anytime.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Loved walking along this river. We were fortunate enough to have stayed in a temporary apartment where we could open the windows and listen to the river at night. We took photos at the bridge and then up the seven flights of stairs to El Centro.....and the art fair that happens in the spring is set up along the river... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Such a nice walk along the river Tomebamba. Under the trees admiring the hanging house of Cuenca. A great time to enjoy the city most clear water rushing down the valley.

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The riverside is well preserved, with nice trees and a well-cared grass. The waters run fiercely, beating the stones, producing a charming sound. Everything contributes for a relaxing walk. Not recommendable after sunset, though.

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