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Rio Tomebamba

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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...
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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Fast flowing, you can still see people washing clothes.

This river is a beautiful addition to the city of Cuenca. Always fast flowing, biking or walking paths line the river on both sides.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This river is a beautiful addition to the city of Cuenca. Always fast flowing, biking or walking paths line the river on both sides.

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Delray Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful area of Ecuador. I recommend it especially for romantics and/or honeymooners. The solitude and beauty of the natural surroundings and the sound of running water is really sexy.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A walk along the river is a very healthy, meditative way to be in touch with nature and with yourself. Walk along this river either 15 minutes or 3 hours. Go with the flow. The four rivers are Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara, in order of importance. They make up the confluence that you see in the Cuenca river.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

River in one of three that runs through Cuenca. The city has made the entire area around the rivers beautiful and very appealing for walking or riding a bicycle. Very relaxing to stroll by the river, if there just wasn't so much vehicle and bus noise.

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Budapest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Rio tomebamba splits the city of Cuenca in 2 parts. The upper Old City and the lower more residential part what is in the already strongly occupied by the Americans. 15.000 they tell! the river changes from day to day as weather changes fast in Cuenca.

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ontwor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The inner streets of old town Cuenca can get pretty filled up with eye-scratching exhaust fumes. But just to the south is a refreshing respite, a walk along the Tomebamba. Big trees, grassy landings, and the clear twinkling waters of an ancient river. Walk for 10 minutes, or walk for an hour all the way to Parque Paraiso. If you... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I love walking by the river rushing over the rocks, nice place to sit and watch it stream by. paths on both side make walking, jogging or running easy. Great place for families

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Learning from wikipedia, Cuenca's name is Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca. Tomebambe is the best among the four and not to mention that its within the historic area. I just love it!

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Tomebamba River, one of four rivers winding through Cuenca, is the delightful heart and soul of the city. It is unique to experience swift, thundering white-waters in a rock strewn bed in the middle of a city metropolis which subsides to a more peaceful stream during the dry season. The water varies from crystal clear to rich chocolate brown... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There is a walkway along the Rio Tomebamba, on Calle Tres Noviembre. It is a lovely and safe place to walk and experience the sight and sound of the rushing water.

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Address: Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca

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